About the magazine

SA Plastics & Rubber Technology was first published as SA Plastics, Composites & Rubber in 2002 by Summit Publishing, based in Cape Town and owned by publisher/editor Martin Wells. Martin has more than 30 years’ experience as a journalist and editor focusing on the plastics industry and has served on the committees of both the National and the Western Cape's Plastics Institute of Southern Africa. 

The magazine has grown in leaps and bounds since it's inception and in 2010 Tessa O’Hara joined the team as editor. Lowrie Sharp, based in Johannesburg, with more than 30 years service in the plastics industry, is the magazine’s sales manager and correspondent.

The magazine is published six times a year in Feb, April, June, August, October and December and has a circulation of over 3000. The address list comprises companies and individuals across the spectrum of the Southern African plastics industry – from equipment and material manufacturers and suppliers, their agents and principals; product manufacturers and plastics services and ancillaries suppliers. Our readers also include members of research and development facilities around the country. The magazine also goes to a growing group of people in the industry in Southern Africa – we have readers in Malawi, Kenya, Mauritius, Ghana, Zambia and Zimbabwe and are steadily increasing circulation in these and other countries.

SA Plastics & Rubber Technology is the official magazine of the Plastics Institute of Southern Africa and the Plastics Converters Association.

Please note: We offer a make-up/reproduction service for advertisers.