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    Technical and Quality

    The Synthetic Latex Company (Pty) Ltd. is committed to achieving and maintaining the highest quality products. This is enabled by fully facilitated Quality Control (QC), Research & Development (R&D) and Application Testing Laboratories (ATL), ensuring that a high standard on product quality and consistency is continuously achieved.


    Carpet Industry
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    The manufacturing facility, located in Sasolburg, is characterised by several batch and a continuous monomer addition reaction processes, incorporating highly automated process control technology, ensuring safe manufacturing of quality, consistent products.
    Textile Industry
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    Environment, Health & Safety

    The processes are unique in that each process includes a steam stripping stage, ensuring low VOC products, illustrating commitment to being responsible and environmentally friendly and being aligned to Responsible Care (by CAIA). In addition, global best practices in process safety standards ensure a safe working environment.
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    The Synthetic Latex Company (Pty) Ltd. has historically produced carboxylated (hot) and non carboxylated (cold) latices for the carpet, textile, paper, construction, adhesive, automotive and road markets and recently has developed styrene acrylate and pure acrylic emulsions for the carpet, textile and coating markets.
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    SLC introduces environmentally friendly latex range - Savinex 8000

    The Savinex 8000 range of latices are environmentally friendly styrene acrylic and pure acrylic latices for various applications. The latices in this range exhibits excellent overall performance and has exceptional water resistance. All the binders in this range are formaldehyde, APEO and ammonia free, assisting with the formulation of environmentally friendly, low odour paints and coatings.


    Savinex 8200


The Synthetic Latex Company (Pty) Limited was established in 1966 as a joint venture with Revertex South Africa with the styrene butadiene latex manufacturing technology from Doverstrand, Reichold, Synthomer and Yule Catto. The company was incorporated into Sentrachem which was bought by Dow Chemicals in 1997. The divestiture of Sentrachem from Dow Chemicals in 2003 resulted in a management buyout and the establishment of Karbochem Holdings, which presently wholly owns The Synthetic Latex Company (Pty) Ltd. and Karbochem (Pty) Ltd.


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The latex plant is situated in Sasolburg, approximately 90km south of Johannesburg and the Sales and Marketing office is at Eastgate Office Park, Bruma.

The Synthetic Latex Company (Pty) Ltd. has an ISO 9001:2008 certification and the Karbochem Sasolburg site is ISO 14001:2004 certified. The company also has a Five Star rating on the NOSA CMB 253 system, having received its 32nd NOSCAR in 2015.