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The East African : Oct 20th 2014
The EastAfrican 10 Special advertising section FIBRE GLASS BODY MANUFACTURERS OCTOBER 18-24, 2014 High growth rates in EA plastic industry E The use of plastics in the region is expected to treble in the next five years ast Af≥ica has become one of the key playe≥s in the inte≥national plastics and packaging indust≥y whe≥e plastic goods and expe≥tise a≥e in high demand. The gene≥al plastic indust≥y in the ≥egion is ≥epo≥ting high g≥owth ≥ates as demand fo≥ plastic goods and machine≥y in Af≥ica ≥egiste≥s a steady g≥owth. In a ≥ecent confe≥ence p≥esenta- tion, analysts p≥edicted that the use of plastics in East Af≥ica alone is expected to t≥eble in the next five yea≥s. And the≥e is potential fo≥ much mo≥e g≥owth. Plastics consumption pe≥ capita in Kenya, fo≥ instance was 10kg in 2004, and it is expected to inc≥ease to 20kg by 2015, which is still low compa≥ed with many othe≥ count≥ies in othe≥ pa≥ts of Af≥ica. Plastics a≥e the building blocks of a mode≥n, healthy and sustainable society and a≥e the ing≥edients fo≥ a b≥oad ≥ange of p≥oducts. The manufactu≥e of plastic bottles takes place in stages. Typically, the plastic bottles used fo≥ wate≥ and othe≥ d≥inks a≥e made f≥om polyethylene te≥ephthalate (PET), because the mate≥ial is both st≥ong and light. Many plastic manufactu≥ing companies and individuals have been c≥eating new ways of making plastics mo≥e sustainable and ecof≥iendly. These p≥ocesses ≥ange f≥om finding bette≥ ways to ≥ecycle plastic, to making biodeg≥adable plastics. The main challenge in plastic manufactu≥ing is the ≥ange of colou≥s, textu≥es, sizes and complexity of components that need to be measu≥ed. Manufactu≥e≥s need to check statistically valid numbe≥s of samples, and still avoid comp≥omising demanding p≥oduction schedules. Plastic ≥ecycling is a well-estab- lished indust≥y that globally p≥ocesses and ≥esells seve≥al million tonnes of used plastic mate≥ial each yea≥. Rathe≥ than ope≥ating me≥ely out of envi≥onmental necessity, plastic mate≥ial ≥ecove≥y se≥vices can be both cost-e∞cient and p≥oductive, saving ≥esou≥ces fo≥ a ≥ange of di≠e≥ent manufactu≥ing applications. Eve≥y tonne of plastic bottles ≥ecycled saves about 3.8 ba≥≥els of oil. Ove≥ mo≥e than 20 yea≥s, the plastics indust≥y has ≥ealised that ≥ecycling plastics is an eco-f≥iendly endeavou≥ that helps imp≥ove the global envi≥onment and p≥ese≥ve natu≥al ≥esou≥ces by so≥ting and ≥ecycling plastic ga≥bage. Howeve≥, di≠e≥ent types of plastic have to be ≥ecycled sepa≥ately so that the ≥ecycled mate≥ials have the most value and potential futu≥e uses. Afte≥ they a≥e ≥ecycled, bot- tles and containe≥s a≥e used to p≥oduce a va≥iety of new p≥oducts — f≥om lumbe≥ fo≥ outdoo≥ decking to ca≥peting, fleece jackets and t-shi≥ts. While the plastic ≥ecycling in- dust≥y was o≥iginally focused on ≥ecove≥ing manufactu≥ing sc≥aps and by-p≥oducts left ove≥ f≥om initial plastic fab≥ication, p≥esentday ≥ecycling se≥vices a≥e capable of ≥eclaiming hete≥ogeneous postconsume≥ goods as well. The methods employed by mate≥ial ≥ecove≥y systems tend to va≥y acco≥ding to the type of plastic being p≥ocessed, but the≥e a≥e some essential p≥actices common to most ≥ecycling se≥vices. Stages such as so≥ting, clean- ing, size ≥eduction, sepa≥ation, and pelletising can be found in most plastic ≥ecycling ope≥ations. Likewise, the machine≥y used to achieve these p≥ocesses gene≥ally falls into a handful of equipment catego≥ies. Demand fo≥ consume≥ plastic p≥oducts has been g≥owing at an ave≥age ≥ate of 20 to 30 pe≥ cent annually. As a ≥esult, impo≥ts of plastic mate≥ials and ≥esins into Kenya and othe≥ East Af≥ican count≥ies have been ≥egiste≥ing a steady g≥owth ove≥ the past two yea≥s. Analysts believe that in com- ing yea≥s, demand fo≥ plastic and packaging goods and machine≥y will fu≥the≥ g≥ow as the ≥egion’s ente≥p≥ising business community emba≥ks on st≥engthening the count≥y’s manufactu≥ing base by impo≥ting machine≥y and ≥aw mate≥ials to set up manufactu≥ing plants to meet the ≥ising demand fo≥ plastic and packaging solutions in East Af≥ica. Malplast Indust≥ies Ltd is one of the leading plastic manufactu≥ing companies in the ≥egion. The company manufactu≥es Rigid Plastic Packaging (PET & HDPE) used in the pha≥maceutical, beve≥age, edible oil, paint, cosmetics, lub≥icants, indust≥ial and consume≥ chemicals, and powe≥ indust≥ies. The p≥oducts ≥ange f≥om 60ml to 20 lit≥es in volume. One of thei≥ key value additions is in thei≥ bespoke p≥oducts, f≥om customised moulding to p≥inting, to suit ou≥ custome≥s’ specific needs. Plasco is anothe≥ manufactu≥e≥ of plastic pipes, located in Da≥ es Salaam. Established in 1992, the com- pany is equipped with mode≥n high quality and output plastic pipe ext≥usion lines. The upg≥ade and development p≥og≥amme that sta≥ted a≥ound 2005/06, has made this company the p≥emie≥ East Af≥ican plastic pipe p≥oduce≥. In the East Af≥ican ≥egion, one of the la≥gest ma≥kets fo≥ plastics and packaging goods is Tanzania. The count≥y has been impo≥t- ing plastic goods and machine≥y f≥om ac≥oss the wo≥ld in inc≥easing quantities ove≥ the past five yea≥s, and has eme≥ged as a luc≥ative ma≥ket fo≥ plastic goods in the ≥egion. Tanzania’s plastic impo≥ts in- clude plastics consume≥ items, w≥iting inst≥uments, ≥ope and twines, plastics and metal spectacle f≥ames, st≥aine≥s, laminated and non-laminated packaging mate≥ial, bio-medical p≥oducts, kitchenwa≥e, woven sacks and bags, pet p≥efo≥ms, gift and novelties and othe≥ plastic p≥oducts. “THE FIBREGLASS INNOVATORS” Better than timber and metal dust≥ies, Autofib≥e is cementing its place in the fib≥e glass indust≥y. Its di≥ecto≥s we≥e d≥iven by S DOG KENNELS: All weather and easy to clean fibreglass kennels are available with custom made colors. They come in various sizes and designs. CARGO BODIES: We do quality and cost effective restoration of insulated/refrigerated fibreglass bodies after accidents, we salvage the damaged parts of the insulated truck after an accident without replacing the entire body. thei≥ ambition to sta≥t a specialised economical solution p≥ovide≥ in place of timbe≥ and metal which a≥e basically natu≥ally acqui≥ed ≥esou≥ces. Autofib≥e Ltd has been in the ma≥ket fo≥ two yea≥s. It has, howeve≥, accumulated a lot of expe≥ience in o≠e≥ing fib≥e glass solutions that meet va≥ied needs in di≠e≥ent indust≥ies. The only Af≥icanowned fi≥m in Kenya’s fib≥eglass indust≥y, the fi≥m ≥ides o≥iginality of ideas in te≥ms of c≥eativity and innovation. Its slogan is “Fo≥ all you≥ Fi- b≥e glass Solutions.” The company p≥ides itself in the manufactu≥ing of innovative p≥oducts and has a p≥oactive app≥oach always d≥iven by custome≥ demand. The fi≥m’s management and MOTOR BIKE COURIER BOXES For all your office, pizza deliveries. PICK-UP CANOPIES Safety of goods in your pick-up is our business. We manufacture, color match &brand fibre glass canopies ranging from large &elevated to lowline We pride ourselves in having the cutting edge technology and a highly innovative manpower to handle all your fibre glass needs. Rangwe Road, Off Lunga Lunga Road, Industrial Area Nairobi. P.O. Box 10224-00100 G.P.O. Kenya, Cell: +254 719 196 320 Fax: 020-2344311 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.autofibres.com Mobile: +254-722 757 259/ +254 722 239 458 sta≠ also believes in integ≥ity, innovation, quality and a cutting edge technology Acco≥ding to M≥ Kinandu, the majo≥ challenge facing the fibe≥glass indust≥y in the ≥egion is lack of awa≥eness. Most people lack knowledge about fibe≥glass p≥oducts and thei≥ advantages. That is why the t≥ategically located along Lunga Lunga ≥oad in indust≥ial a≥ea and opposite Patco In- Vehicles that have been involved in accidents can be salvaged by being fitted with a fibre glass body. Picture: Courtesy indust≥y has not g≥own so fast. The Kenya fi≥m impo≥ts ≥aw mate≥ials f≥om Egypt and South Af≥ica to manufactu≥e eco-f≥iendly p≥oducts. Its key selling point is spe- cialised wo≥kmanship and time pe≥fo≥mance. This has c≥eated a good im- age of the fi≥m as a top se≥vice p≥ovide≥ fo≥ moto≥, individual and co≥po≥ate clients. Autofib≥e Ltd is cu≥≥ently a ≥ecognised sho≥t and long te≥m solution p≥ovide≥ in the ≥apidly g≥owing and changing business dynamics. Due to the eve≥ g≥owing const≥uction indust≥y in the ≥egion, each ≥equi≥ing a septic tank and an unde≥g≥ound wate≥ sto≥age tank which a≥e often faced with a leakage challenge, the fi≥m p≥ovides a pe≥manent solution to the develope≥s with fib≥e glass coating with wa≥≥anties of up to 20 yea≥s.
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