Plastics are a group of synthetic or naturally occurring materials that can be moulded when heat is applied. Plastics are light weighted, flexible, durable and inexpensive to produce, and these qualities have led to their widespread usage.
Most modern plastics are obtained from fossil fuel based chemicals.
Plastics have evolved from using natural plastic materials like gum to the use of chemical improvements of those materials like natural rubber and now to completely synthetic plastics.
The first considered man made plastic was invented in 1855 by Alexander Parkes, manufactured from cellulose and treated with nitric acid as a solvent.
The world’s first fully synthetic plastic was Bakelite. Leo Baekeland invented it in 1907 in New York, and Dow Chemical invented expanded polystyrene in 1954.
They are used for packaging, cups and insulation of buildings.
The chemical structure of plastics, which makes them durable, has made them resistant to natural degradation processes.
At least 14 tons of plastics end up in the ocean every year. A communication campaign infographic shows that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean.
There are different types of plastics, and we have commodity plastics, engineering plastics and high-performance plastics. The plastic industry includes the global production, compounding, conversion, and sale of plastic products.
In this article, we are highlighting the plastic companies in Ghana.
1. Interplast Limited
Interplast is the leading producer of plastic pipe systems in West Africa. It is a fully Ghanaian owned company established in 1970—the company exports to over 22 African countries.
They deal in unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride(uPVC) pipes, cable duct systems, windows and doors and ingreen irrigation systems.
2. Sintex Containers Ghana Limited
This is a company established in 1992 by Mr Ashok Budhrani, and it is a subsidiary of Mitsui Group of Companies. They produce water tanks, packaging plastics, bottles and jars, lamination, caps and closures and perform.
3. Duraplast Limited
Duraplast Limited is one of the plastic companies in Ghana. This company has been Ghana’s leading supplier of top-notch quality uPVC and HDPE pipes and fittings for water. They meet international standards using the latest technology.
They play an essential role in Ghana’s industrial and economic development and the ECOWAS region. They have over 200 employees.
5. Decorplast Limited
The company was established in Accra in 1976. They produce household plastic products in Ghana and West Africa. This is a private company and has about 200 to 500 employees.
5. Poly Tanks Ghana Limited
Polytank is the leading producer of plastic in Ghana. It was established in 1992, and they were the first plastic company to introduce large rotational moulded water storage tanks into Ghana.
They were the first to produce dustbins, traffic cones, plastic plates and septic tanks.
We cannot list the plastic companies in Ghana and omit Everpack. Everpack produce a wide range of household tissues and plastic consumables. They were established in Ghana in 1998, and the company has over 350 engineers and employees.
They produce plastic cups, plastic plates and containers, plastic cutlery, cling film, nylon trash bags, aluminium foil, and tissues.
In this article, we presented the best plastic companies in Ghana.
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