KAP’s chemical division produces high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polypropylene (PP), virgin polyethylene terephthalate (PET), urea formaldehyde (UF) resins and impregnated paper.

The division produces these premium products through leading technical expertise and world-class technology.

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Leigh Pollard
Divisional CEO
Revenue
increased by
79%
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539*
employees
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121 000+ tonnes*
of PET produced
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44 million m2 *
of treated paper produced
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106 000 tonnes*
of UF resin produced
* FY2017
Products and services
PP
Used for a wide range of applications, such as furniture, clothing, textiles and automotive components
HDPE
Used for a wide range of applications, such as plastic bottles, chemical containers and toys
PET, resin and polymers
Primarily used in the manufacture of bottles for carbonated soft drinks
Formaldehyde and UF resin
Primarily used in the timber panel industry
Impregnated paper
Primarily used in the timber panel industry to manufacture MFB
Key facts
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Inclusion of Safripol in the diversified chemical segment (for six months), producing:
• 61 000 tonnes of PP
• 78 000 tonnes of HDPE
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Hosaf continues to produce ‘bio PET’ made from renewable sugarcane resources
production
Three production facilities
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Member and financial contributor to PETco in support of national PET recycling initiatives, with a goal of 0% waste to landfill and certified waste disposal

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