Alongside our lead and recycling operations, ECOBAT Technologies also offers a range of industrial solutions and products.

The services we offer include plastic engineering, industrial foam manufacture, secondary aluminium and zinc processing as well as base mineral mining. This diverse offering illustrates ECOBAT’s reach and exemplifies the range of solutions we offer to our customers.

Base Minerals


Via our extensive network of companies, ECOBAT mines, processes and supplies more than 70 base minerals to a range of industries. Our mineral resources facility, G&W, has been the leading supplier of specialised industrial minerals in South Africa for six decades with a supply chain that extends across Africa and beyond.

Minerals supplied include:

  • Bentonite
  • Kaolin
  • Limestone
  • Attapulgite
  • Anthracite

ECOBAT Technologies has a strict Conflict Minerals policy to ensure all minerals are sourced conflict-free and with zero harm. G&W Mineral Resources is ISO 90001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and ISO 50001 accredited and features a fully integrated and traceable quality assurance process from raw material to delivery. Visit G&W Mineral Resources to learn more.

Industrial

Plastics


Our plastics engineering company, Dutton Plastics, allows ECOBAT to offer a range of plastic moulding and extrusion services. This facility’s state of the art plastic engineering equipment, capable of moulding up to 800 tons, provides both injection and compression moulding.

Dutton Plastics is compliant with a range of national and international standards including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO-4500, ISO 5001 as well as the SABS Mark Scheme and SA 800-Social Accountability standard. Products undergo strict quality assurance as part of the group-wide drive to supply only the highest quality products. Visit Dutton Plastics to learn more.

Industrial Foams


Our South Africa-based industrial foams facility, Sondor, has been a leading manufacturer and converter of closed cell performance foams for seven decades. Our performance foams are ideal for applications such as:

  • Sealing
  • Thermal and acoustic insulation
  • Protection
  • Packaging
  • Buoyancy applications

Sondor also provides adhesive coating, CNC cutting and routing, lamination and sheeting services. Sondor are IS0 9001, ISO 14001, TS 16949, ISO 45001 and ISO-5001 accredited. Visit Sondor to find out more.

Zinc


ECOBAT produces and supplies zinc oxide, zinc alloys and metals, zinc dust and zinc sulphates via our Zinchem operation in South Africa. These products are used in a variety of industries, including:

  • Tyre rubber manufacturing
  • Paint
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Agriculture
  • Mining

Zinchem is a member of the International Zinc Association and ISO 90001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and ISO 50001 certified to ensure the sustainability and quality of all zinc products. Visit Zinchem to find out more.

Aluminium


Zimalco is ECOBAT’s South African secondary aluminium processing operation producing foundry alloys, powders and deoxidants. Zimalco is also South Africa’s only manufacturer of primary aluminium based master alloys, hardeners and grain refiners.

Founded in 1948 Zimalco has decades of in-depth experience and produces aluminium alloys and oxides for customers worldwide. Zimalco products are also sold under the renowned brand names Supral and Supramex. Visit Zimalco to find out more.

Lead-by-products


As part of our lead operations in Europe and the U.S., ECOBAT also produces a range of valuable by-products. These are processed via our various facilities and then shipped to locations worldwide, and include:

  • Sodium sulphate: produced during the depressurisation of lead pastes. This is dried in crystallisation aggregates to produce anhydrous sodium sulphate, used widely in the glass and detergent industries.
  • Sulphuric acid: derived from the contact processes from our primary smelter. It is a vital raw material for the chemical industry.
  • Gypsum: flue gas desulphurisation of battery recycling plant furnaces eliminates acid gas emissions and produces a high purity gypsum.

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