Plastamid diversifies, merges into Chemfit Pty Ltd


PHOTO: Chemfit group MD Ryan Harrison

AECI has made some strategic changes to Plastamid, its polymers business. Plastamid has become a division of Chemfit, itself an AECI Group subsidiary, and is diversifying its product range. Besides the range of polymers it has supplied for over four decades (the company was established in 1974), Plastamid is now also supplying a full range of additives and pigments to the plastics market, as well as to the coatings industry.

Plastamid is being steered under the new management of Sherisha Ramruthan who has been appointed Business Unit Manager. Sherisha was previously at Lake International Technologies, also an AECI Group company. She reports to Chemfit MD Ryan Harrison.

“Chemfit’s vision is to be the supplier of choice for customers in the markets we serve,” said Harrison.

Plastamid is now supplying compounded engineering polymer material and grades from an international compounder. “This offering substitutes material that was previously manufactured locally,” added Harrison.

“With the diversity of polymers, pigments and additives, Plastamid aims to increase its presence in the plastics industry and to diversify into different market sectors, including packaging.

“With our history of excellent technical support and customer service, we look forward to this new opportunities,” said Harrison.


  • The Plastamid Team can be reached on: Johannesburg office: phone +27 (0)11 922 1780/1973/1954 ; Cape Town office: phone +27 (0)21 914 9042; Durban office: phone: +27 (0)31 762 3445;