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.