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South Africa’s Finest Paper Manufacturers


South Africa’s Finest Paper Manufacturers


Paper manufacturing is a billion dollar industry, with its uses spanning across a multitude of different industries, for a variety of different products and services. Paper is perhaps one of the most versatile products on the market as a whole, which has always been largely available due to an ever perfecting manufacturing process that continues to grow these days too. If you’re looking for the best paper manufacturers in South Africa, look no further. Today, we’ll discuss some of the most prolific brands in the paper industry, while also touching on some of their more prominent products and services. 


The Truth About Paper


It is estimated that in America alone, consumers use more than 90 million short tons of paper and paperboard each year. This includes day-to-day consumption as well as the 350 million magazines, and 24 billion newspapers that are still being published each year today. While South Africa has a smaller use relative to its size, the fact remains that our paper use will need to be better monitored and managed in the 2020’s, especially as the earth faces sustainability troubles across the board. The three companies listed in this article are already doing their part to help out, hence why they are a great choice to go with if you’re looking for a local paper manufacturer near you.


Transpaco Limited


Transpaco Limited is an industry verified manufacturer, recycler and distributor of high quality paper products across a diverse range of industries. Specifically focusing on providing packaging throughout South Africa and with a view towards expansion in Africa, the company also boasts an impressive listing as a sustainability aware entity, having been listed on the JSE Main Board in the ‘Containers and Packaging’ sector. Some of their most renowned paper products include Britepak, Transpaco Cores and Tubes, as well as a selection of packaging products too. 


The Mondi Group


The Kwa-Zulu Natal based Mondi Group is part of a global paper conglomerate which has been a household name in offices and homes for decades. Considered a global leader in the supply of packaging and paper, they employ over 26 000 people globally in more than 30 countries. What sets them apart, which forms a big part of their marketing efforts too, is their ability to provide paper that has been created with the intention for it to be reused, recycled or even composted. They call it “sustainability by design”, which a lot of smaller companies are starting to emulate as well, in a bid to cut down on the amount of trees we lose to manufacturing each year. 




Mpact is a big hitter in the plastic industry in South Africa, but their paper division is growing ever more popular as the years wear on. Their recycled-based packaging and industrial paper grades have caught the attention of many different companies looking for new suppliers, especially as their products are competitively priced, with durability in mind. Recycling, manufacturing and converting all go hand-in-hand as part of their business model, which is evident because of the way they associate their online branding to experienced industry bodies in these fields. Getting a quote from them is relatively simple, with their delivery times being unmatched by others in the field.