Hosaf is the only producer of virgin polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin in South Africa.

PET is used in the beverages and packaging industries, and primarily in the bottling industry because of its high intrinsic viscosity and clarity. PET resin is produced from three key chemical raw materials, which are sourced from international suppliers and processed at the Hosaf production facility in Durban. This plant is the largest of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa, producing 128 000 tonnes of PET annually.

Expansion of production facility

Expansion of the facility is well advanced and is expected to be commissioned in September 2017. The expansion will increase production to 240 000 tonnes per annum.

Products and services
PET resin

Cazeden A PET T86 is a top-quality thermoplastic material used for injection and stretch blow-moulding of bottles used for mineral water; carbonated soft drinks; fruit juice; dairy products; edible oils; and cosmetic and pharmaceutical products.

Other applications include sheet extrusion; thermoforming of extruded sheets for food packaging; and industrial strap extrusion.

Cazeden A PET is approved by:

  • EU Regulation 10/2011
  • USA FDA Code of Federal Regulations (CFR21) Section 177.1630 (Polyethylene Phthalate Polymers)
  • Coca-Cola
  • PepsiCo

Cazeden 84 FRX fast reheat resin offers excellent performance and is primarily suitable for carbonated soft drink bottles and other injection/stretch blow-moulded applications. This product is cobalt free and in line with European standards It allows for maximum blowing throughputs by quickly heating the preforms in the infrared ovens. Products made from this material are low-stick, handles easily and are also 100% recyclable.

Cazeden 84 FRX is approved by:

  • EU Regulation 10/2011
  • USA FDA Code of Federal Regulations (CFR21) Section 177.1630 (Polyethylene Phthalate Polymers)
  • Coca-Cola
After-sales service

Hosaf offers a complete after-sales service to our clients. This includes on-site technical assistance, as well as testing of final products in our modern laboratories. We aim to work with our clients by offering solutions and promoting product development.

Hosaf is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

Contact information

149 Hime Street
Jacobs, Durban 4052

Tel: +27 31 450 4111
Fax: +27 31 468 6550

Stephen Woolven
woolvens@hosaf.co.za

Rani Appalsamy
appalsamyr@hosaf.co.za

Waste management and recycling

As a member of and financial contributor to PETCO, Hosaf actively supports recycling and alternative PET usage initiatives, with a goal of 0% waste to landfill and certified waste disposal. The plant has recently introduced fast-reheat resin and ‘biopet’ made from renewable sugarcane resources.

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