DPI Plastics (Pty) Ltd is a leading manufacturer of PVC and HDPE water reticulation and drainage pipe and fitting systems with two ISO 9001 certified South African factories based in Johannesburg and Cape Town. In addition, within the DPI Group are wholly owned subsidiary plants in Namibia and Botswana and joint venture (JV) manufacturing operations in Mauritius, Tanzania and Angola, producing plastic pipes to the relevant SABS or international specification.
Born from the 1988 merger of Duropenta (AECI) and Paxit Pipekor (Everite), DPI Plastics has a proud tradition of world firsts and pioneering product development in plastic piping. In 1994 the company introduced its Ultraflo impact modified PVC-M pressure pipe to the continent, which led to a “Technology Top 100” award from the Engineering Association of South Africa and the subsequent sale of the technology through a license agreement to an Australian manufacturer in 1996.
1999 saw the launch of its ribbed fittings for sewer and drain systems followed by a new SV fittings range in 2002. That same year, the company launched Ultracor, a multilayer sewer and drain plastic pipe, followed by Gemini Biax, a PVC-O molecularly oriented pressure pipe made under Uponor License and utilising a unique extrusion method which results in a PVC pipe stronger and tougher than any of its predecessors. In 2003, DPI Plastics added Duroflex flexible PVC hose to the company’s offering followed shortly by Durothene, a range of polyethylene pipes for drainage and ducting
Always striving for continual improvement, DPI Plastics implemented a Total Productive Management (TPM) International Strategy in 2005 in order to achieve operational excellence in all aspects of t...
Sept 2013: The SA Vinyls Association (SAVA) reports that their first video is now available on Youtube. The animated video provides a short summary of the SAVA Product Stewardship Journey