Chemipol expands, buys additives specialist


PHOTO: Ian Clark’s company Keniplas and James di Blasio’s business Chemipol Solutions have joined forces. Chemipol is a well-diversified additive and materials supply business operating out of Founder’s View, Edenvale

CHEMIPOL Solutions has broadened its material supply portfolio through the purchase of Keniplas, a supplier of a range of additives and processing aids into the polyolefins and PVC converting sectors.

Chemipol Solutions supplies specialised additives and pigments into the coatings, plastics and printing ink sectors.

Now in its 15th year of operation, Chemipol Solutions is involved in markets across East Africa. It was also recently appointed as the local distributor for Everspring Middle East of Bahrain.  Everspring manufactures antioxidants and light stabilizers.

Keniplas was established in 2008 by Ian Clark, a man who has experience in the material supply sector dating back to the time of Lewis & Everitt group in the 1980s. Keniplas needed a partner to expand newly acquired agency and distribution business with investment on bio-based plasticizers and purging compounds, and Chemipol was the perfect fit, said Clark. So the opportunity to blend the agencies into the Chemipol business is a positive outcome for both Clark and Chemipol MD James di Blasio.

Chemipol supplies

  • organic and classical pigments from China and Korea;
  • hyper-dispersion levelling agents and anti-foams for the plastics and coatings industries;
  • titanium dioxide for the plastic and coatings industry