Woodchem SA is the largest producer of urea formaldehyde (UF) resins in Africa. The new paper impregnation line makes Woodchem the largest producer of impregnated paper in Africa. Hosaf is the only producer in South Africa of virgin polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is used in the beverage industry.

Formaldehyde, our base raw material, is sold to over 30 different industries in South Africa. With the erection of an additional formaldehyde plant in 2007, the capacity for the production of 37% formaldehyde was increased to 90 000 tons per annum making Woodchem SA the largest producer of wood panel resins in Africa.

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Leigh Pollard
Divisional CEO
of total group
revenue
employees
214*
employees
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128 000 tonnes*
of PET produced
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21 million m2 *
of treated paper produced
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100 677 tonnes*
of UF resin produced
* FY2016
Products and services
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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Good progress on Hosaf capacity expansion to
240 000 tonnes per annum
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Hosaf continues to produce ‘bio PET’ made from renewable sugarcane resources
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Commissioned state-of-the art paper impregnation line
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R1 million investment in employee training and development
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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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