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.

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 its application and in its relation to the 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.

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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.

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 its application and in its relation to the 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.

Visit the Safripol website

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.

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 its application and in its relation to the 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.

Visit the Safripol website

180 864 tonnes
of PET sold

154 845 tonnes
of HDPE sold

107 645 tonnes
of PP sold

180 864 tonnes
of PET sold

154 845 tonnes
of HDPE sold

107 645 tonnes
of PP sold

180 864 tonnes
of PET sold

154 845 tonnes
of HDPE sold

107 645 tonnes
of PP sold

Value proposition

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. 

Products & services

PET
Used primarily in the manufacture of bottles for water and soft drinks

HDPE
Used in many applications such as in piping, chemical containers, toys, and packaging
Aluminium heatshields

PP
Used for applications such as furniture, clothing, textiles, automotive components, and packaging

Certification & accreditation

How we add value

Innovation

Constant innovation is fundamental to our business model. We work with converters, retailers, and brand owners to develop solutions that not only improve efficiency and profitability but also reduce environmental impact. As an example, we recently developed a new PET formulation that maintains the intrinsic qualities of the material, namely its clarity and viscosity, but that reduces the energy needed in the customers’ production process by 15%, thereby reducing their energy costs and carbon emissions. 

Working with one of our major customers, we have also developed a new formulation for a returnable soft drink bottle. This will allow for the bottle to be reused eight to ten times before it is recycled and will significantly reduce plastic waste and carbon emissions. The bottle has been launched nationally and is being supported with a targeted marketing campaign. We also have the production capacity to produce PET using bio-based feedstock, thereby reducing the use of fossil fuel-based raw materials. 

We consistently re-engineer our products to ensure that they are more recyclable and are suitable for new, more sustainable product applications. As an example, HDPE, which is typically used in the production of milk bottles, was redesigned in the previous period to improve its recyclability. Several large customers are already using the new formulation in their packaging. At present, we are working on a process that is intended to make HDPE suitable for use in vehicle fuel tanks, which is a more durable application. 

We are also deeply committed to closing the production and usage cycle. Our ‘Let’s plastic responsibly’ initiative gives the business an important vehicle to tell a positive story about the benefits of plastic, as well as to inform and educate the public about how to use plastic responsibly. Finally, we are on a journey to reduce our carbon emissions by 50%, which will be a major milestone for us. 

Looking ahead

We expect demand for all of our products to be strong throughout FY22, with our sales volumes limited only by production capacity. Within this context, we will continue to work with customers to meet specific needs and to differentiate our products across the portfolio. We will also continue to drive inter-polymers substitution towards the use of PET wherever possible in order to utilise spare capacity.

We will further remain committed to playing a leading role in developing more reusable and recyclable materials and in promoting a culture of recycling in South Africa. We will actively participate in initiatives to increase the level of recycling in South Africa and will continue to explore the potential to integrate recycling into our existing operations.

We are also scoping a material digitisation project, which will significantly improve controls in all areas of the business, as well as our ability to better manage our supply chain and to respond to changing customer needs. Working closely with our customers is at the heart of the business and we will continue to focus on this as a strategic priority.

We are in the final stages of assessing the viability of installing a 10MW photovoltaic (‘PV’) plant in our Sasolburg operation, which will reduce our energy costs and impact on the environment.

Latest operational overview – 31 December 2021
VALUE PROPOSITION

Value proposition

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. 

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Products & services

PET
Used primarily in the manufacture of bottles for water and soft drinks

HDPE
Used in many applications such as in piping, chemical containers, toys, and packaging
Aluminium heatshields

PP
Used for applications such as furniture, clothing, textiles, automotive components, and packaging

CERTIFICATION & ACCREDITATION

Certification & accreditation

HOW WE ADD VALUE

How we add value

INNOVATION

Innovation

Constant innovation is fundamental to our business model. We work with converters, retailers, and brand owners to develop solutions that not only improve efficiency and profitability but also reduce environmental impact. As an example, we recently developed a new PET formulation that maintains the intrinsic qualities of the material, namely its clarity and viscosity, but that reduces the energy needed in the customers’ production process by 15%, thereby reducing their energy costs and carbon emissions.

Working with one of our major customers, we have also developed a new formulation for a returnable soft drink bottle. This will allow for the bottle to be reused eight to ten times before it is recycled and will significantly reduce plastic waste and carbon emissions. The bottle has been launched nationally and is being supported with a targeted marketing campaign. We also have the production capacity to produce PET using bio-based feedstock, thereby reducing the use of fossil fuel-based raw materials. 

We consistently re-engineer our products to ensure that they are more recyclable and are suitable for new, more sustainable product applications. As an example, HDPE, which is typically used in the production of milk bottles, was redesigned in the previous period to improve its recyclability. Several large customers are already using the new formulation in their packaging. At present, we are working on a process that is intended to make HDPE suitable for use in vehicle fuel tanks, which is a more durable application. 

We are also deeply committed to closing the production and usage cycle. Our ‘Let’s plastic responsibly’ initiative gives the business an important vehicle to tell a positive story about the benefits of plastic, as well as to inform and educate the public about how to use plastic responsibly. Finally, we are on a journey to reduce our carbon emissions by 50%, which will be a major milestone for us. 

LOOKING AHEAD

Looking ahead

We expect demand for all of our products to be strong throughout FY22, with our sales volumes limited only by production capacity. Within this context, we will continue to work with customers to meet specific needs and to differentiate our products across the portfolio. We will also continue to drive inter-polymers substitution towards the use of PET wherever possible in order to utilise spare capacity.

We expect demand for all of our products to be strong throughout FY22, with our sales volumes limited only by production capacity. Within this context, we will continue to work with customers to meet specific needs and to differentiate our products across the portfolio. We will also continue to drive inter-polymers substitution towards the use of PET wherever possible in order to utilise spare capacity.

We will further remain committed to playing a leading role in developing more reusable and recyclable materials and in promoting a culture of recycling in South Africa. We will actively participate in initiatives to increase the level of recycling in South Africa and will continue to explore the potential to integrate recycling into our existing operations.

We are also scoping a material digitisation project, which will significantly improve controls in all areas of the business, as well as our ability to better manage our supply chain and to respond to changing customer needs. Working closely with our customers is at the heart of the business and we will continue to focus on this as a strategic priority.

We are in the final stages of assessing the viability of installing a 10MW photovoltaic (‘PV’) plant in our Sasolburg operation, which will reduce our energy costs and impact on the environment.

Latest operational overview – 31 December 2021
VALUE PROPOSITION

Value proposition

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. 

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Products & services

PET
Used primarily in the manufacture of bottles for water and soft drinks

HDPE
Used in many applications such as in piping, chemical containers, toys, and packaging
Aluminium heatshields

PP
Used for applications such as furniture, clothing, textiles, automotive components, and packaging

CERTIFICATION & ACCREDITATION

Certification & accreditation

HOW WE ADD VALUE

How we add value

INNOVATION

Innovation

Constant innovation is fundamental to our business model. We work with converters, retailers, and brand owners to develop solutions that not only improve efficiency and profitability but also reduce environmental impact. As an example, we recently developed a new PET formulation that maintains the intrinsic qualities of the material, namely its clarity and viscosity, but that reduces the energy needed in the customers’ production process by 15%, thereby reducing their energy costs and carbon emissions.

Working with one of our major customers, we have also developed a new formulation for a returnable soft drink bottle. This will allow for the bottle to be reused eight to ten times before it is recycled and will significantly reduce plastic waste and carbon emissions. The bottle has been launched nationally and is being supported with a targeted marketing campaign. We also have the production capacity to produce PET using bio-based feedstock, thereby reducing the use of fossil fuel-based raw materials. 

We consistently re-engineer our products to ensure that they are more recyclable and are suitable for new, more sustainable product applications. As an example, HDPE, which is typically used in the production of milk bottles, was redesigned in the previous period to improve its recyclability. Several large customers are already using the new formulation in their packaging. At present, we are working on a process that is intended to make HDPE suitable for use in vehicle fuel tanks, which is a more durable application. 

We are also deeply committed to closing the production and usage cycle. Our ‘Let’s plastic responsibly’ initiative gives the business an important vehicle to tell a positive story about the benefits of plastic, as well as to inform and educate the public about how to use plastic responsibly. Finally, we are on a journey to reduce our carbon emissions by 50%, which will be a major milestone for us. 

LOOKING AHEAD

Looking ahead

We expect demand for all of our products to be strong throughout FY22, with our sales volumes limited only by production capacity. Within this context, we will continue to work with customers to meet specific needs and to differentiate our products across the portfolio. We will also continue to drive inter-polymers substitution towards the use of PET wherever possible in order to utilise spare capacity.

We expect demand for all of our products to be strong throughout FY22, with our sales volumes limited only by production capacity. Within this context, we will continue to work with customers to meet specific needs and to differentiate our products across the portfolio. We will also continue to drive inter-polymers substitution towards the use of PET wherever possible in order to utilise spare capacity.

We will further remain committed to playing a leading role in developing more reusable and recyclable materials and in promoting a culture of recycling in South Africa. We will actively participate in initiatives to increase the level of recycling in South Africa and will continue to explore the potential to integrate recycling into our existing operations.

We are also scoping a material digitisation project, which will significantly improve controls in all areas of the business, as well as our ability to better manage our supply chain and to respond to changing customer needs. Working closely with our customers is at the heart of the business and we will continue to focus on this as a strategic priority.

We are in the final stages of assessing the viability of installing a 10MW photovoltaic (‘PV’) plant in our Sasolburg operation, which will reduce our energy costs and impact on the environment.

Latest operational overview – 31 Dec 2021