Home to our PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) resin facility, the Durban plant was significantly upgraded during 2017, and now has a capacity of 240kt per annum. This capacity meets the domestic market’s demand for PET, which leaves the opportunity to actively export into Europe, Asia and the U.S.A.
PET is also used throughout the food, beverages and packaging sectors, and primarily in the bottling industry because of exceptional clarity, like that of glass. This resin is produced from three key chemical raw materials, which are sourced from trusted international suppliers.
The company was originally started by Hoechst AG of Germany and Sentrachem Limited in 1972. Following this, the business was re-branded as Hosaf and was acquired by KAP in 2003.
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 also recently introduced fast-reheat resin and ‘bio pet’, manufactured using renewable sugarcane resources. An industry-driven and industry-financed environment solution for post-consumer PET plastic, PETCO is the trading name of the PET Recycling Company NPC.
This company is incorporated to represent the South African PET plastic industry’s joint effort to self-regulate post-consumer polyethene terephthalate (PET) recycling. Hosaf contributes to PETCO through voluntary grants, which ensures support for PET recycling efforts by sustaining collection interest and reducing the volume of post-consumer PET in the waste stream.