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NCP Chlorchem is a manufacturer and seller of base chemicals and is South Africa’s 2nd largest manufacturer of chlor-alkali related products.

The company primarily targets markets in the water treatment (potable and effluent), mining, local FMCG, plastics, pulp and paper, general trade and the chemical industries.

Major raw materials used in its processes are salt (from Walvis Bay Salt) and electricity.

Our history

1942, Chloorkop site Established
1950's, becomes Privatised
1983, KOP was merged with NCP
1997, Sentrachem acquired by Dow Chemical Company
2016, NCP joins Synchem
2018, Synchem rebranded to Bud Chemicals and Minerals

The Business was established on the Chloorkop site by the South African Government in 1942. During the 1950’s it was privatised and in 1967 the then Klipfontein Organic Products (“KOP”) became a founding member of the Sentrachem Group. KOP was merged with NCP in 1983. In 1997 Sentrachem was acquired by the Dow Chemical Company.

The Chloorkop and Walvis Bay operations were bought out by a consortium in 2002 which led to the formation of Chlor-Alkali Holdings (“CAH”). NCP Chlorchem operated as a subsidiary of CAH.

In late 2016, NCP Chlorchem became part of the SynChem Group, whom in the latter part of 2018 rebranded themselves to Bud Chemicals and Minerals, a platform within the broader Bud Group of Companies.

salt consumed
in our production annually
chlor-alkali derivatives
sold per year