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Woodchem

MISSION

Woodchem, a proudly South African company, exists to produce high quality resin and formaldehyde products to a diverse range of manufacturing customers whose end products can be found in every home across sub-Saharan Africa.

Through continuous research and responsible leadership into cost-effective technological advancements and innovation, we will ensure to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations in terms of quality, service and value.

We will continue to flourish through our ongoing investment in the development of our people and care for our communities and environment

VISION

To be the polymer in every formaldehyde product you touch

OUR VALUES

Integrity

Integrity is foundational to our success and everything we do at Woodchem. We strive to run our business with transparency, truthfulness and accountability.

Respect

Respect is the cornerstone of our dealing with customers, suppliers, people and our community. We treat our stakeholders the way we want to be treated. We value our greatest asset – our people.

Comitment

We are committed to remain the service provider of choice by investing in continuous improvement and superior technology, resulting in exceptional customer service and quality products.

Diversity

Our strength is our diversity. Through empowered people, we value our differences to create a dynamic teamwork environment.

Product Description

Wood Chemicals SA (Pty) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of PG Bison, supplies Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde based Resins into more than 30 different industries throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

Founded in 2000 and purchased by PG Bison in 2008, Woodchem has built a strong reputation over the last two decades through its quality products and service excellence.

In 2007, Woodchem expanded by adding an additional 64 ton resin reactor and an additional formaldehyde plant to double its formaldehyde production capacity to 33,292 tons 100% Formaldehyde per annum. This Formaldehyde production increase also enabled the expansion into paper impregnation.

The 4 resin reactors on site enables Woodchem a production capacity of 121,939 tons of UF resins per annum.

Technology

  • Continuous Process: Woodchem manufactures Formaldehyde gas through a Catalytic Oxidation of methanol and absorption of the Formaldehyde gas into water or Urea water to produce Formaldehyde or Urea Formaldehyde Concentrate (UFC)
  • Batch Process: Manufacturing of UF and MUF Resins in 4x Resin Reactors as well as laminating Syrups in 2x Syrup Reactors

Production Capacity

  • 33,292 tons 100% Formaldehyde
  • 121,939 tons Resin

Raw Material

  • Methanol : 41,250 tons
  • Urea : 44,000 tons
  • Melamine : 2,400 tons

Products Produced

  • Formaldehyde 45/5
  • Formaldehyde 37/7
  • UFC
  • Urea Formaldehyde Resin
  • Melamine Urea Formaldehyde Resin
  • UF Syrup and MF Syrup

Woodchem USP’s

  • Solution orientated
  • Responsive to customers’ needs
  • Relationship focussed
  • Attention to detail
  • Quality product
  • Reliable
  • Competitive in the market

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