Safripol focuses on producing high-quality polymers for use in a variety of different sectors, including the infrastructure, telecommunications, agriculture, packaging, manufacturing, and medical sectors.
Our polymers are used in a broad range of applications, including for piping, multipurpose containers, fibres, films, non-woven fabrics, packaging, and bottling. Safripol is the only local producer of polyethylene terephthalate (‘PET’) and high-density polyethylene (‘HDPE’) and one of two producers of polypropylene (‘PP’) in South Africa. This is of significant value to our clients as supply is readily available from manufacturing plants that are geographically close to their own facilities, making them less vulnerable to supply chain disruptions and global supply and demand factors.
As the leading South African manufacturer in these product categories, we work with our customers to develop unique solutions to meet their specific needs, giving us a distinct advantage over imports. We have a world-class research and development facility, which enables us to deliver superior products to our customers. Our knowledge and technical abilities also enable us to develop new products for use in new markets.
At production level, we are highly flexible and are able to respond rapidly to evolving trends and resulting customer and consumer needs. We regularly conduct independently verified competitive studies to benchmark our competitive positioning against global competitors.
Safripol focuses on producing higher-specification, higher-value polymers, which can be used in more durable applications. We strive to perform better that the global polymer index by focusing on these higher-specification products that attract better margins.
Our vision is to create plastics that shape our world in a responsible way. Plastic is a wonderful product that is superior to many alternative products both in application and in its impact on the environment. We believe plastic waste does not belong in the environment and we actively work to reduce the impact of plastic in the environment and promote the responsible use of plastic through the reduction, reuse and recycling of plastic.
At Safripol, we aspire to be recognised as the leading South African sustainable plastic producer that responsibly contributes to society and the environment.