The Synthetic Latex Company

The Synthetic Latex Company manufactures styrene acrylic, pure acrylic and styrene butadiene latices for use in the paint, construction, carpet, textile, paper, adhesive, automotive and road industries, as well as acrylonitrile modified latex – a synthetic polymer known for its resistance to chemicals, oils and fuels. In addition, SLC boasts a fully-fledged chemical toll manufacturing service, with the specialised equipment and know-how to manufacture a wide range of chemical products according to client needs; a purpose-built, 16,500m2 integrated warehousing centre; safe and secure liquid bulk storage for non-hazardous and hazardous liquid chemicals; and a chemical packaging service to ensure that chemicals are stored correctly, avoid degradation and can be disposed of safely.

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Technical and Quality

The Synthetic Latex Company is committed to achieving and maintaining products of the highest quality.

This is accomplished via fully facilitated Quality Control, Research & Development and Application Testing Laboratories, to ensure a high standard on product quality and consistency throughout.

Stringent automated process control technology ensures the safe manufacturing of SLC’s high quality, consistent products.

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Manufacturing

The manufacturing facility, located in Sasolburg, is characterised by several batch and a continuous monomer addition reaction process, incorporating highly automated process control technology, ensuring safe manufacturing of quality, consistent products.

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Environment, Health & Safety

The company also places a high premium on environment, health and safety, aiming continually to manufacture low VOC products. Responsible manufacturing guarantees a sustainable future and illustrates SLC’s commitment to being accountable and environmentally friendly.

In addition, global “best practices in process safety standards” ensure a safe working environment.

SLC is ISO 9001 certified.

Products

The Synthetic Latex Company manufactures styrene acrylic, pure acrylic and styrene butadiene latices for use in the paint, construction, carpet, textile, paper, adhesive, automotive and road industries, as well as acrylonitrile modified latex – a synthetic polymer known for its resistance to chemicals, oils and fuels.

In addition, SLC boasts a fully-fledged chemical toll manufacturing service, with the specialised equipment and know-how to manufacture a wide range of chemical products according to client needs; a purpose-built, 16,500m2 integrated warehousing centre; safe and secure liquid bulk storage for non-hazardous and hazardous liquid chemicals; and a chemical packaging service to ensure that chemicals are stored correctly, avoid degradation, and can be disposed of safely.

Coating Products

Latex Polymers For The Coatings Industry

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Construction Products

Latex Polymers For The Construction Industry

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Paper & Board Products

Latex Polymers For The Paper & Board Industry

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Carpet & Textile Products

Latex Polymers for the carpet and textile industry

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Valor Chemicals

The Synthetic Latex Company distributes prime chemical products to the local industry through its sister company Valor Chemicals.

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About us

This is SLC

The Synthetic Latex Company (Pty) Limited was established in 1967 as a joint venture with Revertex South Africa and 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 wholly owned The Synthetic Latex Company (Pty) Ltd. and Karbochem (Pty) Ltd.

In January 2017, SLC celebrated 50 years of latex manufacture. In November that year, SLC was purchased from Karbochem Holdings by management and other business associates, positioning it as a totally independent company.