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This report focuses on the manufacture of basic chemicals, speciality chemicals and industrial gases. South Africa’s chemical industry is well established and globally competitive, using world class technology. The government has committed itself to improving the downstream sector of South Africa’s chemical industry which has been identified as having substantial growth and employment potential. Beneficiation remains a key strategic focus in terms of development of the local chemical industry as it adds more value to domestic mineral resources ahead of export. This provides the country with greater economic value and increased numbers of people employed. The South African chemical industry has an estimated value of R370bn and the sector is South Africa’s fourth largest employer providing 200,000 jobs.

Table Of Contents

Manufacture of Basic Chemicals, Other Chemicals and Industrial Gases in South Africa 2015
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Supply Chain 4
2.2. Geographic Position 5
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 6
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 16
4.1. Local 16
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 20
4.1.2. Regulations 20
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 23
4.2. Continental 24
4.3. International 26
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 28
5.1. Economic Environment 28
5.2. Rising Input Costs 28
5.3. Government Incentives and Support 29
5.4. Labour 31
5.5. Cyclicality 34
5.6. Information Technology 34
5.7. Environmental Concerns 35
6. COMPETITION 37
6.1. Barriers to Entry 38
6.2. Substitute Products / Alternatives 38
6.3. Technology, Research and Development (RandD) and Innovation 39
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 41
8. OUTLOOK 42
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 42
10. REFERENCES 43
10.1. Publications 43
10.2. Websites 44
APPENDIX 1 46
International Conventions for Chemicals 46
APPENDIX 2 49
South Africa's Main Trade Agreements 49
APPENDIX 3 53
Government Support and Incentives 53
ORGANOGRAM 56
COMPANY PROFILES 59
AECI LTD 59
AFRICAN OXYGEN LTD 65
AIR LIQUIDE (PTY) LTD 70
AIR PRODUCTS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 73
AKULU-MARCHON (PTY) LTD 77
BASF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 80
BAYER (PTY) LTD 85
BUCKMAN LABORATORIES (PTY) LTD 89
CHEMICAL INITIATIVES (PTY) LTD 91
CJP CHEMICALS (PTY) LTD 94
CLARIANT SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 96
DELTA EMD LTD 98
DOW AGROSCIENCES SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 102
DOW SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 104
DUPONT DE NEMOURS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 108
ENGEN PETROLEUM LTD 110
EVONIK PEROXIDE AFRICA (PTY) LTD 113
FOSKOR (PTY) LTD 115
GOLD REEF SPECIALITY CHEMICALS (PTY) LTD 120
IMPROCHEM (PTY) LTD 122
INDUSTRIAL OLEOCHEMICAL PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 125
LAKE INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 127
LANXESS (PTY) LTD 130
MERISOL RSA (PTY) LTD 132
NCP CHLORCHEM (PTY) LTD 134
OMNIA HOLDINGS LTD 137
ORGANIC CHEMICAL CORPORATION (PTY) LTD 141
ORION ENGINEERED CARBONS (PTY) LTD 142
ORTHOCHEM (PTY) LTD 144
PELCHEM SOC LTD 146
ROLFES HOLDINGS LTD 148
SAFRIPOL (PTY) LTD 152
SASOL CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD 155
SHELL SOUTH AFRICA ENERGY (PTY) LTD 160
TIOXIDE SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 162

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