Manufacture of Basic Chemicals, other Chemicals and Industrial Gases in South Africa 2017

  • ID: 4412637
  • Report
  • Region: Africa, South Africa
  • 107 pages
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AECI Ltd
  • Air Liquide (Pty) Ltd
  • Foskor (Pty) Ltd
  • Kapa Biosystems (Pty) Ltd
  • NCP Chlorchem (Pty) Ltd
  • Orthochem (Pty) Ltd
  • MORE
The Manufacture of Basic Chemicals, Other Chemicals and Industrial Gases:
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.

Opportunities: The sector is the recipient of government support through a variety of initiatives as the beneficiation of chemicals has the potential to grow the economy and increase levels of employment. Of importance to the local chemical manufacturing sector is the possibility of cheaper local feedstock through two sources: shale gas, through the controversial fracking of the Karo.
the Fluorochemical Expansion Initiative, which aims to access the large fluorspar reserves in South Africa. Pelchem (Pty) Ltd, a subsidiary of the state-owned South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA), has been tasked with developing technology in fluorochemicals and to accelerate skills development in fluorine chemistry and engineering by engaging in research.

Report Coverage:
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.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AECI Ltd
  • Air Liquide (Pty) Ltd
  • Foskor (Pty) Ltd
  • Kapa Biosystems (Pty) Ltd
  • NCP Chlorchem (Pty) Ltd
  • Orthochem (Pty) Ltd
  • MORE
1. Introduction

2. Description Of The Industry
2.1. Industry Value Chain
2.2. Geographic Position

3. Size Of The Industry

4. State Of The Industry
4.1. Local
4.1.1. Corporate Actions
4.1.2. Regulations
4.1.3. Enterprise Development And Social Economic Development
4.2. Continental
4.3. International

5. Influencing Factors
5.1. Economic Environment
5.2. Government Initiatives
5.3. Rising Operating Costs
5.4. Technology, Research And Development (R&D) And Innovation
5.5. Labour
5.6. Environmental Concerns

6. Competition
6.1. Barriers To Entry

7. Swot Analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry Associations

10. References
10.1. Publications
10.2. Websites
Appendix 1:
Summary Of International ConventionSApplicable To The Chemicals Sector
Company Profiles
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 103
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  • Air Products South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • African Oxygen Ltd
  • Gold Reef Speciality Chemicals (Pty) Ltd
  • Chemical Initiatives (Pty) Ltd
  • Engen Petroleum Ltd
  • Dow Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Sasol South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Omnia Holdings Ltd
  • Foskor (Pty) Ltd
  • NCP Chlorchem (Pty) Ltd
  • Rolfes Holdings Ltd
  • AECI Ltd
  • LANXESS (Pty) Ltd
  • Buckman Laboratories (Pty) Ltd
  • Pelchem SOC Ltd
  • BASF South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Orthochem (Pty) Ltd
  • Evonik Peroxide Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Air Liquide (Pty) Ltd
  • Clariant Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Improchem (Pty) Ltd
  • Richbay Chemicals (Pty) Ltd
  • Shell Downstream South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Kapa Biosystems (Pty) Ltd
  • KAP Diversified Industrial (Pty) Ltd
  • Industrial Oleochemical Products (Pty) Ltd
  • Orion Engineered Carbons (Pty) Ltd
  • Organic Chemical Corporation (Pty) Ltd
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