As part of our Anderson Engineering Enterprise Development we designed and built a High Shear Mixer, at no cost, for D-Chem, a local start up business making detergents and personal care products. We also offered Nomandla, the owner, the use of our AE Pilot Plant for a day for Product Trials and development. Our team spent the day in assisting with her difficult products that needed emulsification.
The owner-entrepreneur, Nomandla Ngcoya has an MSc. Chemistry from UKZN and dreams of being one of the leading manufacturers of detergents on the African continent. We look forward to assisting and supporting Nomandla further on achieving her vision.
D CHEM GROUP is a diversified chemical manufacturing company based in Pietermaritzburg. It distinguishes itself in the market place through the production of innovative products which are in high demand in daily life. These include: Dishwashing liquid, Hard surface cleaner, Liquid hand soap, Hand sanitizer, Oven cleaner, Thickened bleach, Laundry bleach, Multipurpose cleaner, Tile cleaner, Window cleaner and many others.
About Nomandla Ngcoya
Miss Nomandla Ngcoya (28) is an acclaimed Black Chemist having featured in the Mail and Guardian Top 200 young South Africans (Science and Technology) in 2016. She is the founder of D Chem Group which is a detergent and cosmetic manufacturing company. D Chem Group also refines and repackages traditional medicine. D Chem Group launched a factory that has a capacity to make 10000 litres a day. A Chemist at PhD level, Ms Ngcoya possesses the necessary business acumen and skills to operate a business of this complexity. In 2020, she was also the only female who has made it into the top 5 for the KZN Ithala bank Inkunzi Isematholeni youth in business competition in the last 5 years.
High Shear Mixer developed by Anderson Engineering for D Chem: