The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) has welcomed Plastichem (Pty) Ltd as the latest PVC role player to join the association.
Gauteng-based Plastichem acts as agent, distributor and specialist value added service provider of raw materials in the plastic and rubber industries and was acquired by Brenntag in December 2015, following the signing of a sales purchase agreement.
“Our product portfolio has expanded and now includes product offerings into the PVC market. To this end, we felt it was important to become a member of SAVA in order to gain more insight into this market and contribute to the objectives outlined by its Product Stewardship Commitment,” says Dean Delaporte, Business Unit Manager for Plastichem.
Delaporte says that they became acquainted with SAVA and the work the association does during the course of their active involvement in the plastics and rubber industry over the past 16 years.
“Belonging to SAVA offers us valuable networking opportunities with fellow leaders and role players in the local PVC industry, and provides us with a platform for sharing ideas and gaining access to information that will enable us to stay on top of developments impacting our industry. I believe SAVA provides us with the opportunity to become an even more active player within the market,” Delaporte said.
“We are thrilled that Plastichem has decided to join SAVA. We have seen exciting growth in our membership over recent months and are grateful for the trust the leading suppliers and manufacturers of PVC products are placing in us. By giving us their vote of confidence, they are mandating SAVA to act on their behalf and strengthening our voice and our influence as we actively strive to create consumer confidence within the industry as well as develop and sustain markets for PVC,” concluded Delanie Bezuidenhout, CEO of SAVA.