About Us

The Head office and manufacturing operation is situated in Durban with easy access to the Port of Durban. Gold Reef’s main technology base is polymerisation of acrylic and vinyl acetate co-polymers and homo-polymers. The manufacturing operation also caters for the Toll manufacture of specialist polymers for international partners, supplying coatings to the paper industries.

Products and Markets

Gold Reef has developed a wide range of products and supplies the paint, adhesive, textile, carpet, water treatment and detergent industries. The business is strategically positioned and is a leading supplier to the African continent, Australia, Malaysia and the Middle East.

The R&D and manufacturing facility is well equipped to cater for customer specialist needs from products to packaging requirements.

Values and Business Conduct

At the heart of the operation is a core set of values that drive and articulates the manner in which business is conducted and the engagement with all stakeholders. The Group Code of Business conduct sets and demands high standards from all employees and guides our organization.

Our Core values are…

... creating a safe environment and workplace, behaving ethically with integrity and respect for others, creating value for our customers with innovative solutions, quality products and services, being accountable and delivering on our commitments.

Gold Reef through investments continues its journey with providing customers superior products and valued added service.

  • We have embarked on selective investments to ensure that our customers get the best quality products at competitive prices
  • Our commercial and manufacturing excellence programs ensures that we have globally acceptable processes.
  • Our SHE and Product Stewardship programs ensures compliance in the manufacture and distribution of our products so that employees, suppliers, customers and the communities in which we operate are not compromised in any way.



Gold Reef Speciality Chemicals (Pty) Ltd Subsidiary of Sargas Proprietary Limited www.deneb.co.za

The site manufactures and distributes Emulsion Binders and Specialist Compounds for the Textile and Carpet Industries, Emulsions, Rheology Modifiers and Dispersants to the Adhesives and Paint Industries as well as Specialist Polymers and Surfactants to the Water Treatment and Detergent Industries.

Gold Reef Speciality Chemicals is committed to the sustainability of our natural environment and therefore subscribes to the responsible management of the environmental impacts of its operations.

The policy provides a framework for setting and reviewing environmental objectives and targets.

We are committed to complying as a minimum, with the applicable legal requirements as laid down by various government custodians, with the globally accepted environmental standard ISO 14001: 2004 and other requirements, including the Chemical & Allied Industries’ Responsible Care Initiative and Seardel’s Legal Compliance Standards, to which we subscribe.

The approach adopted in managing our environment is systematic and holistic which includes a commitment to continual improvement, sustainability and the prevention of pollution through waste minimization, effective resource consumption and a reduction in our discharges and emissions.

We are committed to engaging with the public via the website and other affected parties in a transparent, constructive manner to ensure we reflect all stake-holder’s interests in managing our business’s impact on the environment.

Our employees have and will continuously receive the appropriate training that amplifies their environmental awareness and fosters a culture of personal responsibility towards the environment.