South African Manufacture of Basic Chemicals, Other Chemicals and Industrial Gases 2017 -

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The report on the manufacture of basic chemicals, speciality chemicals and industrial gases in South Africa examines current conditions and developments as well as factors that influence the success of the sector including the regulatory uncertainty that exists. Profiles are provided for 27 companies including Rolfes Holdings Ltd which manufactures speciality chemical and organic products for the industrial, agricultural, food and water sectors.

Also profiled are Orthochem (Pty) Ltd, a company based in the Free State that supplies raw chemicals for the water purification industry, and Shell Downstream South Africa (Pty) Ltd which produces hydrocarbons, industrial chemicals, lacquer thinners and solvent blends.

In 2015 the chemicals sector contributed 3% towards GDP and accounted for 21.9% of total manufacturing GDP in the country. Although there is strong local market demand for chemical products, this represents a decline from 2017 figures of 3.4% and 24.6% respectively. Role players attribute the decline in the sector to the increase in cheaper imported chemicals and feedstock as well as a difficult economic environment.

Companies Mentioned

  • AECI Ltd
  • African Oxygen Ltd
  • Air Liquide (Pty) Ltd
  • Air Products South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • BASF South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Buckman Laboratories (Pty) Ltd
  • Chemical Initiatives (Pty) Ltd
  • Clariant Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Dow Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Engen Petroleum Ltd
  • Evonik Peroxide Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Foskor (Pty) Ltd
  • Gold Reef Speciality Chemicals (Pty) Ltd
  • Improchem (Pty) Ltd
  • Industrial Oleochemical Products (Pty) Ltd
  • KAP Diversified Industrial (Pty) Ltd
  • LANXESS (Pty) Ltd
  • NCP Chlorchem (Pty) Ltd
  • Omnia Holdings Ltd
  • Organic Chemical Corporation (Pty) Ltd
  • Orion Engineered Carbons (Pty) Ltd
  • Orthochem (Pty) Ltd
  • Pelchem (Pty) Ltd
  • Richbay Chemicals (Pty) Ltd
  • Rolfes Holdings Ltd
  • Sasol South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Shell Downstream South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

2. Description of the Industry

3. Size of the Industry

4. State of the Industry

5. Influencing Factors

6. Competition

7. SWOT Analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry Associations

10. References

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