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Specialising in the manufacture and distribution of refuse bags, Izaka Plastics is “dedicated to innovation and the development of modern flexible packaging solutions�.


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inetown-based Izaka Plastics is a leading manufacturer and distributer of refuse bags. It produces HDPE and LPDE plain and printed refuse bags, and other plastic bags. Since 2001, it has invested heavily in providing exceptional products and services through design, extrusion, printing, laminating and conversion of flexible packaging. “Client-specific requirements have always been met with great care and attention to detail - whether a unique application or a specific bag construction,” Production Manager Anwar Hayath tells South Africa Magazine. “We are ‘handson’, assisting clients from the initial product planning and design stage, right through to completion.” Izaka, Hayath adds, has the tools, skills and resources – under one roof – to get any job done, “efficiently and effectively”. “Our equipment is professionally maintained to ensure minimal down-time and our experienced staff are energetic.” The company has been an ISO 9001:2008 accredited company since 2009. “Izaka Plastics provides the quality manufacture of sheeting, tubing, bags in LDPE, LLDPE and HDPE

Client-specific requirements have always been met with great care and attention to detail


both printed and unprinted,” its website – – says. “Izaka Plastics is a customer-oriented company focusing on the manufacture and distribution of a wide range of plastic packaging products. We service a diversified customer base, including packaging wholesalers, retail outlets, industrial packaging, corporate businesses, food outlets and municipalities.” Izaka is a specialist company, dedicated to innovation and the development of modern flexible packaging solutions for a wide range of Industries. It aims to “become nationally and internationally recognised through our outstanding levels of quality, service and professionalism from our motivated and committed team who are proud of who we are, what we do and how we do it,” its website says.

10 YEARS IN THE MAKING Inaugurated in 2001, Izaka Plastics was founded by Sibusiso Michael Maziya, CEO, who is a qualified engineer and an astute and vibrant industrialist. In the early years, the company was only engaged in the manufacture of refuse bags. Today, it has grown considerably and expanded its operation to extrude and print on various types of bags, tubing and shrink film. “Izaka’s plant currently comprises 12 bagmaking machines, 11 monolayer extrusion lines, two co-extrusion lines, a slitter and two C I printing machines,” Hayath says. “Our equipment is maintained as per our

maintenance plan to ensure optimum production efficiency and minimum downtime,” he adds. “Qualified technicians and reputable suppliers and workshops are engaged to carry out our maintenance work. At our management review it was decided to purchase a pallet-wrap manufacturing extrusion line and a side seal bag-making machine.” According to Hayath, further innovative expansion plans are being proposed and new equipment could well be brought in. “It is an exciting future in what is our tenth year,” he says.

SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE Izaka is proudly South African and is committed to the betterment and development of our nation. It has been independently rated by DRGSiyaya


Izaka Plastics FEATURE

in terms of Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment codes of good practice and is a Level Three Contributor to BEE. “We at Izaka Plastics acknowledge that Black economic empowerment as defined in the BEE Act constitutes: “…An integrated and coherent socio-economic process that directly contributes to the economic transformation of South Africa and brings about significant increases in the number of blacks that manage, own and control the country’s economy, as well as significant decreases in income inequalities”,” the company’s website says. “Hence, we at Izaka Plastics are committed to Broad-Based BEE, aimed at the economic empowerment of all black people (including women, workers, youth, disabled people, and people living in rural areas) through: ownership; management; employment equity; skills development; preferential procurement; and enterprise development.” Izaka Plastics is a socially responsible enterprise and makes various contributions to a number of charities and special programmes. “This is part of our social responsibility to the community,” the company says. All printer cartridges are donated to ProjectPlus in aid of the Endangered Wildlife Trust, for example. “All scrap generated from production is disposed of in a controlled manner,” the firm’s website says. “Recyclable scrap is recycled by a contractor and returned for use in production. Other waste is dumped at DSW dumpsites. Solvents are recycled for further use in production. Most recently we have formed an alliance with Mondi Paper and DSW to install collection points throughout KZN especially to areas that were not previously accessible. “Izaka Plastics incorporates in its business model a strict adherence to environmental best practices, and offers its customers the world class technologies of oxo-biodegradable

plastics using the additive d2w from Symphony Environmental Limited (UK),” it adds. Izaka Plastics – a wholly owned subsidiary of Ancient Capital (Pty) Ltd – also recognises that training and development of staff is paramount to the success of any business. MERSTA funding allows it to continuously train and develop staff and all staff members are trained through the Plastics Federation of SA, as well as the Packaging Convertors Association, the company says. “Drawing on our years of experience, we will guide you to achieve more than you ever set out to achieve...and all without breaking your budget,” Hayath concludes. “We have the strength, innovation, tools and enduring passion to deliver your desired look and feel, communicate your key messages and enhance the personality of your brand.” END

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