Business Activity: Xuba Polymers operates in the South African Plastics Industry, Manufacturing (Compounding) Mineral Filled or functional Polymer Materials. This can be used by plastic convertors as an additive or a complete raw material input in the production of plastic components or products. The emphasis is on calcium carbonate filled compounds as an extender of polymers, to ultimately save input costs and gain certain processing and mechanical benefits

Formation History: Xuba Polymers came into being during Feb 2011.

Directors/Shareholders: J Pretorius – Chairman, T Wagner, G Pretorius, HJ Visser – Managing


Market:

The polymer compounding industry is a sub-sector of the plastics industry and is ancillary to the raw material suppliers. This sub-sector manufactures specialty materials and additives as input to the plastics converters (film blowers for bags, blow moulders for bottles, injection moulders for plastic parts and products, etc).

The compounding sub-sector can again be divided into masterbatch compounders to masterbatch manufacturers (e.g. colourants, anti-static and other additives) and toll compounders (e.g. raw materials for automotive parts and the cabling industry). Xuba Polymers operates in the latter space where volumes are much larger and regular.


Competitive Advantages:

Xuba Polymers is South Africa’s leading manufacturer of compounded mineral-filled and / or functional polymer materials. This can be used by plastic convertors as an additive or a complete raw material input in the production of plastic components and products. The emphasis is on calcium carbonate filled compounds as an extender of polymers, to ultimately save input costs and gain certain processing and mechanical benefits. The emphasis is on calcium carbonate filled masterbatches as an extender of polymers, to ultimately save input costs and gain certain processing and mechanical benefits.

Xuba Polymers’ competitive advantages are:

  • In-house technical know-how supported with Xuba Polymer’s excellent relationships and support of well-know local and global suppliers;
  • Economies of scale – manufacturing with high output production units with lower than industry standard costs for electricity and manpower used;
  • Excellent knowledge of customer processes, requirements and markets;
  • Able to develop new solutions to old problems;
  • Lower than industry standard overhead structure.

Capacity

Xuba Polymers has sufficient infrastructure, personnel and technology to offer their clients high volume manufacturing of compounded polymers.