Our existing portfolio of low-volume, high-value downstream products include the manufacture of furfural and its derivatives at one of the most advanced bio-refineries in the world - Sezela, South Africa. We produce high-grade ethyl alcohol at Kilombero in Tanzania and at two distilleries Merebank and Glendale in South Africa. Lactulose is also produced at the Merebank site. Markets across the range of these products are both local and international.
SOUTH AFRICA AND TANZANIA ETHANOL DISTILLERIES
A very high-quality potable alcohol used by liquor industries for the production of branded alcoholic drinks (e.g. canes, vodkas, gins, rums, liqueurs, and aperitifs).
Used in the pharmaceutical industry to produce pharmaceutical intermediaries and products (e.g. in cough mixtures, alcohol is used to dissolve ingredients not able to be dissolved by water). Also used in surgical spirits, medical disinfectants, and in the production of solvents for use in the printing ink and flexible packaging industries.
Also has pharmaceutical applications but mainly used in the personal care industry to produce cosmetics, hair care products, toiletries, fragrances, and perfumes. In the food industry, it is used to produce flavours and spirit vinegar, which is used in various pickling processes and in the production of condiments (e.g. tomato sauce, chutney, mayonnaise, and salad dressings)
Used to produce methylated spirits, solvents, and thinners.
Lactulose (a synthetic diasaccharide), is an orally administered laxative, used in the treatment of constipation. For product and other information, go to: www.relaxlactulose.com
SEZELA DOWNSTREAM - SOUTH AFRICA
Mainly for the production of furfuryl alcohol and in lube oil refineries as an extractive solvent in the purification of base oils. It is also used for specialist applications such as the manufacture of grinding wheels, friction pellets for brake pads, crucible manufacture, and to a lesser extent as a flavour ingredient.
Used to produce a resin used in the foundry industry as a polymeric binder for foundry sands. It is also used for wood treatment to produce acid-resistant coatings and certain pharmaceuticals, as well as a flavour ingredient.
AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS PRODUCTS
Used as an agricultural contact nematicide, at plant and within the growing season.
Developed and marketed as an agricultural contact-nematicide under the trade name MultiGuard Protect® in the USA.
Used prior to planting, as a nematicide and fungicide.
Used as phytofortifiers/soil improvers or as a liquid organic fertiliser.
Used as an ingredient in butter flavourings.
Used as an ingredient in butter flavourings and as an intermediate in the manufacture of pyrazines.
Used in the manufacture of natural flavour ingredients.