Our Polymers division markets ethylene, propylene, polyethylene, polypropylene, vinyl chloride monomer and polyvinyl chloride.  Our polymer products are important to a wide range of industrial applications including bottles, profiles, footwear, flexible/rigid packaging and fibers.


Our Solvents division markets a broad range of industrial chemicals including oxygenated solvents, chlor-alkali chemicals and mining reagents. Its acrylates and oxygenated solvents portfolios are exported to more than 90 countries around the world. Industries served include aerosols, agricultural chemicals, cosmetics, fragrances, packaging, paint and adhesives, pharmaceuticals, polishes, domestic disinfectants, printing and plastics and mining (particularly in gold extraction), pulp and paper, steel, textiles and the water treatment industries.


Our Explosives division markets commercial explosives, a wide range of specialised blasting accessories, diversified bulk explosives used in opencast mines and quarries, as well as supplying services to South Africa’s leading mining houses and export customers.

We have developed the world-leading Expan® low-density ammonium nitrate (LDAN) technology for more efficient, more cost-effective blasting operations. Our range of Expanfo® and Explogel® explosives conforms to the ISO 9001 quality standard.


Our Fertiliser division markets limestone ammonium nitrate (LAN), ammonium sulphate, ammonium nitrate-based granular and liquid fertilisers and nitric acid to industrial clients, farmers, traders and fertiliser companies. The fertiliser business sells – either directly or through a retail network – urea, macro-ammonium phosphate (MAP), potash, superphosphates and a range of specialty fertilisers. 

This division also provides agronomic and product support to our clients through our technical services department.  Our electronic FertEx™ program is used to generate fertiliser application recommendations based on the latest local and international research information.