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The companies participating in the African chemicals sector include private indigenous African companies, various state owned structures, semi-private companies, multinational chemical company majors, traders, agents and distributors.
There are a number of medium sized private sector chemical companies operating in Africa. These generally tend to be regional or single country players and in many instances are involved in manufacturing, processing and marketing. In South Africa there are a number of chemicals companies which play a dominant role in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. These include the various subsidiaries and joint venture companies of the Sasol, AECI and Sentrachem groups.
Sasol Chemical Industries manufactures a wide range of primary, intermediate and final chemical products which are marketed in Africa and to the rest of the world. Included are solvents, waxes, ammonia, fertilisers, alcohols, explosives, phenolic products, carbon-tar products including anode coke, acrylonitrile, acrylic fibres, mining chemicals and alpha-olefins.
Chempro is a South African company which is active in the supply of key products to the oil refining, lubricant and fuel markets. Products include catalysts, process chemicals, performance additives and specialised dyestuffs. Chempro’s Rogoff Fine Chemicals Division is active in the supply of materials to the personal care and health care manufacturing sectors.
Protea Industrial Chemicals distributes chemicals in the Southern Africa region economic growth and development. Amine products and fertiliser anti-caking agents are manufactured in South Africa by Kenochem. Distributors for Kenochem are active in West Africa, Europe and Australia.
National oil and chemical companies play an important role in the African chemicals industry. Included are Sonatrach, the Algerian national oil company, the Egyptian Petrochemicals Company (EGP) which is a subsidiary of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the National Petrochemical Company (Napecto) in Libya. A number of national companies are active in the fertiliser sector. these include the Office Chérifien des Phosphates (OCP) in Morocco, the National Fertiliser Company of Nigeria (NAFCON) and the State-owned Groupe Chimique Tunisien.
Multinational chemical and petrochemical companies active in Africa include Hoechst, Du Pont, Bayer, Shell, Elf and Mobil. Offshore chemical principals which are represented in Africa include many of the world’s major chemical companies. Included are Akzo Nobel Chemicals, BASF, Albemarle Corporation, Bayer, Ethyl Petroleum Additives, Monsanto, Halterman, Rhone Poulenc, PCAS, Union Carbide and Röhm and Haas Petroleum Additives.
Suppliers of additives and chemicals for the manufacture of personal and health care manufacturing include Ambrosius GmbH, Mikrochem, Salim Oleochemicals, Sud Chemie Rheologicals, Warner Jenkinson (Europe), Witco Corporation which are represented by Rogoff Fine Chemicals.