South Africa

South Africa is a huge market for chemicals – the largest on the continent of Africa for most chemical raw materials. South Africa is more sophisticated than the rest of Africa. Many international manufactures are there including Unilever, Colgate, Diversey, and J&J. Also SA has some major home grown companies eg Modi, Sappi, NCP, AECI, SAB etc. These….

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Detergent Raw Materials in Africa

In sub-Saharan Africa, excluding South Africa, the term ‘detergent’ can loosely be applied to:-

  • Detergent Powders
  • Washing up liquids
More sophisticated liquids such as shampoos & bubble baths are not generally made in Africa but are imported from Europe for the ex-pat market. Toothpastes (contain SLS) are made in Africa but the market is dominated by Colgate and they purchase raw materials through their EU/USA offices. In Africa very basic formulations are the norm. This is primarily due to….

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UK / EU Referendum

The EU referendum will be held on the 23rd June 2016 and is probably the most important decision to be taken in recent British history and one that will determine the future of our beloved country and every man, woman and child who resides in it. There is much debate on the subject, but this article looks at the facts and discusses how we are seen in the world, the economy, trade, inward investment, politics, immigration, security, jobs and much more…..

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New History Page

History Page

We have added a new page to the website that provides a brief history of Cayley Chemicals. This plots our progress from how it all came about in 1986 through to the present day. As the ‘History’ page points out, the company would not be where it is today without the significant help, support and encouragement from many other people. See the new page here or by clicking the ‘Cayley History’ link in the menu….

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We are very pleased to receive a new enquiry for 5 Fcls to be shipped to a customer in Venezuela. Venezuela businesses have been finding it difficult to buy internationally due to shortage of hard currency caused by political unrest and the fall in the oil price. However, Cayley Chemicals have a plan and ….

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Philip John Mills

Philip is the MD, CEO & founder of CCC Trading Ltd t/a Cayley Chemicals which has been actively trading chemical raw materials to Africa, the Middle East and South America since 1987


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