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With PET converting facilities situated across South Africa, Mpact Plastics serves various markets through the use of diverse technologies and raw materials. One such material is PET (Polyethylene terephthalate). We specialise in producing a range of PET products at four of our eight operations, using both single stage preform injection moulding and two stage ISBM processes (injection stretch blow moulding), depending on container size, quantity, distribution requirements and filling location. This national footprint favourably positions Mpact to offer our customers cost effective FMCG products with short lead times.
To see how we produce products using single and two stage technologies, view our online content by visiting www.mpact.co.za/our-products/plastics-business or visit our Mpact Limited YouTube channel.
Mpact’s value proposition is driven by making sound decisions when acquiring assets. We own a range of generic injection moulds to produce preforms that can be blown into customised bottles. This limits the investment required by our customers and prospects for proprietary product designs. This partial project investment encourages customised products and allows our customers to capitalise on investments previously made by us.
The Mpact factories producing PET products are situated in Gauteng, Kwazulu Natal and Western Cape and supply a range of generic and branded PET FMCG products to small, medium, and multi-national customers. These products include, but are not limited to, preforms, medical round bottles, juice, wine and spirits bottles, hotfill PET bottles, herb and spice containers and a range of wide mouth spreads, condiment and industrial application jars with accompanying closures in an array of colours to align with brand vision, maximise retail space, offer high gloss finishes, superior strength and clarity.
PET as an alternative to glass condiment jars and bottles, such as tomato sauce, syrup, mayonnaise and peanut butter is continually growing. With barrier properties such as an oxygen scavenger and reduced filling risks due to fewer breakages, more brand owners are converting to PET. Further benefits include lightweighting and safer user experiences at home and public arenas. PET is also gaining popularity in the chemical market and is suited for packing most chemicals.
To further drive both the cost and environmental benefits of PET, Mpact also uses Savuka rPET, locally produced by Mpact Polymers. Savuka, meaning “revival” in Zulu, enjoys the highest internationally recognised standards. Strategically situated in Gauteng and with sufficient access to post-consumer waste and accompanying production capacity for current and future production requirements, they are in close proximity to our largest PET converting plant to ensure ongoing benefits to customers and consumers.
Our Innovation and Design Centre is the hub for providing a conceptualization, development and design service for customers ensuring that the customer enjoys maximum logistical, financial, environmental and retail benefits from all products produced by Mpact Plastics. This also allows us to focus on environmental issues such as lightweighting products and continually pursuing ways in which they can produce environmentally friendly packaging products.
Mpact is a leading producer of rigid plastic packaging and cling film, producing a range of packaging and serving a multitude of blue-chip customers within various industries, including products for the food, beverage, personal care, homecare, pharmaceutical, agricultural, industrial and retail markets.