True to purpose, curious by nature

Savannah coating products

Savannah has evolved over the past 29 years into a supplier of quality ingredients to manufacturers of products from food to coatings.

Its core philosophies set it apart from other ingredient suppliers. Savannah has retained its start-up philosophies by staying true to its purpose. “We are curious by nature, which keeps us learning and improving to remain relevant, we have can-do attitudes, which relates to our positivity and enthusiasm, making us responsive and effective, and finally we collaborate to remain focused on connections that yield value to all,” says director, Phillip Cilliers, , adding, “Today, high quality, high performance defines us. It is your expectations and your entitlements – every time.”

Since the business’s inception, it has continued to evolve and grow. Today, Savannah boasts divisions adding value to consumers’ every-day lives:

Food: Supplying food manufacturers with quality ingredients to create the taste, texture, performance and appearance needed for its food and nutritional products.

Personal care: Inspiration for cutting-edge technology with sensory expertise, which will set manufacturers apart. Savannah represents global winners and provides technical support for reliable, consistent, sustainable, quality driven and patented products. From basic ingredients to specialty actives for various personal care applications.

Health care and nutrition: High quality ingredients for wellness industries from our class-leading principals with support via our in-house product specialists.

Home care and industrial: Savannah supplies speciality chemicals for the homecare and industrial cleaning sectors, including surfactants, emulsifiers, additives and preservative systems. Along with high quality products, the company’s value added services include formulation advice, ideas and documentation support for the following key application areas:

  • Dishwashing
  • Floor care
  • Hygiene
  • Industrial cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Paint & Coatings
  • Water treatment
  • Metal refining.

The company was recently appointed as the exclusive agency for US-based Angus. This exciting agreement presents the business with many new opportunities. Being central to these new opportunities is the ability to extend its footprint and product offering into the paint and coatings industry, as well as other industrial applications.

Savannah believes it will offer ingredient solutions with multi-functional benefits. “The coatings industry is very important to us in 2019 and beyond. Due to the new agency we gained an ingredient basket we are in the process of developing to assist the paint and coatings industry with their ingredient solutions needs,” says Cilliers.

It is this solution driven approach that sets it apart. The company wants to assist coatings manufacturers to overcome challenges through ingredient solutions and innovative solutions to formulate high quality products.

TITLE: The Savannah edge

How Savannah differs from other suppliers?

  • Offers a value-driven ingredients package that improves the lives of its customers through being constructive, synergistic and well implemented.
  • Trusting it with raw material requirements allows manufacturers more time elsewhere – and with time being so precious, how valuable is that? This value extends further, into the areas of business where the right ingredients can make the difference between ordinary and brilliant.
  • The best ingredients at competitive prices, support systems that make sense for manufacturers, and a proven product development capability that sets Savannah apart – an ideal partnership for ingredient success in an ever-tougher market!

TITLE: Products

Savannah has a range of products focused on the local coatings industry from preservative systems, a Rheology modifier and certain surfactants, as well as: 

Product: AMP-95

AMP-95™ is the product name under which Angus markets 2-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol containing 5% added water. This colourless, mobile liquid with a relatively low viscosity remains liquid at temperatures above -2°C to permit easy handling.

AMP-95 is a very efficient co-dispersant for pigments, and contributes pH stability, low odour, and anticorrosive properties; furthermore, it promotes acceptance of colourants.

Polyethylene and wax:

AMP-95 is an effective emulsifier for polyethylene and wax by either the normal emulsification techniques or those requiring pressure.

Waterborne coatings:

AMP-95 is a very efficient amino alcohol for neutralising acid-functional resins to make them suitable for use in waterborne coatings and other aqueous applications.

Such coatings formulations exhibit higher gloss and greater water resistance than formulations based on other neutralising amino alcohols.

Boiler water systems:

Corrosion in boiler water systems can be controlled successfully by use of AMP-95 as the amino alcohol additive to remove dissolved CO2.

Metalworking fluids:

AMP-95 is a high-performance, multifunctional additive for metalworking fluids. It is a highly efficient neutraliser and pH adjuster for use in fluid concentrates and for tank-side pH control. The use of AMP-95 will often improve the biostability of these fluids, which can result in longer fluid life. AMP-95 is one of the least aggressive amines toward the cobalt binder in carbide tooling, compared to other typically used commodities AMP-95 also enhances the performance of certain approved biocides, while reducing levels of airborne formaldehyde. AMP-95 does not contribute to ammonia release as do other amines.

Aqueous solutions:

AMP-95 functions in dilute aqueous solutions containing small amounts of formaldehyde to scavenge that which otherwise might be released to the atmosphere.

Product: AEPD Vox1000

AEPD® VOX 1000 Neutralizing Amine is a multifunctional additive for low-odour, low-VOC (volatile organic compound) interior water-based paints. Its very mild odour, high boiling point and low vapour pressure make it the ideal formulating tool for those paint producers needing to comply with EU Directive 2004/42/EC.

Adding AEPD VOX 1000 Neutralizing Amine to the grind will adjust and control pH, while improving pigment dispersion, resulting in lower primary dispersant levels. It will virtually eliminate amine or ammonia type odours.

AEPD VOX 1000 Neutralizing Amine is a distinct Angus amino alcohol that is chemically similar to AMP® (2-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol), boasting an additional hydroxyl functional group that allows for improved freeze/thaw resistance.

When used as a co-dispersant, AEPD VOX 1000 can help reduce viscosity and primary dispersant levels. This is shown in the following experiment where the lowest viscosity of the titanium dioxide slurry is reached with a combination of a polyacrylate anionic dispersant and AEPD VOX 1000 Neutralizing Amine.