GUNDLE API (SPRINGS)

This manufacturing plant extrudes wide-width sheeting for the construction, agricultural and GeoSynthetic membrane markets. Products for the construction market are used mainly for damp and waterproofing as well as roofing insulation. The Gundle brand is widely specified by architects and quantity surveyors. Gundle API is the only local manufacturer that extrudes film wider than 8 meters. Wide-width sheeting in agriculture is used for covering greenhouses, silage and lining farm dams. The Gundle brand name is well known in the farming community and is associated with quality. Gundle API supplies product to most of the major retail Groups.

This division continues to develop new, differentiated and improved products. The new high performance co-extruded builders sheeting is capable of meeting the strict SABS standards at thinner microns. A new termite resistant builders sheeting has been developed and patented in 2014 to reduce the total cost of termite control in buildings. The product was officially launched in February 2015.

The Gunwoven factory in Tongaat has opened up opportunities in the non-woven polyprop and laminated roofing membrane markets. Gundle API has developed a range of SABS mark bearing insulation products utilizing the non-woven membrane manufactured by Gunwoven.

Gundle API manufactures thermoplastic sheeting for use as geomembranes under the SANS 1526:2003 standard, mainly for water storage and canal lining applications, requiring a one or two millimeter thickness and in widths in excess of 6 meters. Gundle API is the only South African manufacturer of these highly specialized membranes.

GUNDLE (GERMISTON)

Gundle Germiston is a manufacturer of various forms of low and linear low-density polyethylene flexible films, heavy duty sacks, shrink and stretch hoods used for pallet stabilisation and printed films for the fast moving consumer goods industry. This division is one of the top three suppliers into the heavy duty sacks market, supplying the fertiliser and chemical industries.

In the wide width shrink and stretch hood market Gundle has established itself as the market leader, with its main customers being the cement and glass industries for pallet stabilization.

Great strides have been made into the fast moving consumer goods market and certain niche products are being successfully used by some of the larger beverage manufacturers.

In line with the Group’s commitment to environmental responsibility, Gundle has its own on-site recycling facility. This has enabled Gundle to re-use 100% of the scrap generated in the manufacture of its products.

SWAZI PLASTIC INDUSTRIES (MATSAPHA. SWAZILAND)

Established in 1986, this factory extrudes a wide range of mono and co-extruded low and linear low-density polyethylene films. They provide up to eight colours of quality flexographic printing on a diverse range of packaging, including side, bottom and spine seal bags, punched or micro-perforated with side and bottom gussets, sheeting for automatic packaging and shrink wrap materials in sleeves, and sheeting and shrouds for the Industrial and Consumer packaging markets. It has access to the experienced Germiston team with technical know-how who are able to design and advise on all packaging requirements. Products are manufactured to international standards and distributed in Swaziland, South Africa and Mozambique.

These include mono and multi-layer film, collation film, release shrink film, specialised film, printed polyethylene bags, form fill and seal sheeting, liquid packaging, construction sheeting and agricultural sheeting, polypropylene strapping and twine, packaging tapes, strapping tools and sealing equipment.

GUNWOVEN (TONGAAT)

The Gundle Plastics Group acquired the plant in 2010. It is located north of Durban in Tongaat. The factory produces polypropylene non-woven fiber up to 1.6m wide for its sister companies in Jhb. The production capacity is over a million square meters per month of product and accredited by both the SABS and Agreement systems of manufacture, it has a fully equipped laboratory for Q.C. purposes.

The success of the company is due in the large part to its dedicated staff, most of whom have been with the company since its inception. Continuous innovation in fire retardant and ultraviolet treated products have put the plant and Gundle at the forefront of the home and Factory Insulation roof sheeting market.

Gundle API utilizes the product in their Durafoil and Insububble roof sheeting range and enhances the product by laminating foils and polyethylene to enhance its water vapor and insulation properties.