Our company is a trusted brand in the importation of high quality commodities. These commodities are most often used as inputs in the production of other goods or services. We are dealers in raw materials such as limestone for cement production. We also supply primary agricultural products that can be bought and sold, such as rice, sugar, cooking oil and among others. Additionally, Makelby is into salt manufacturing for local use and export abroad. We have secured several plots of lands at Adina in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta region of Ghana for this production. Our goal is to produce wholesome salt for the local and foreign markets.
We supply direct and indirect raw materials to local and international manufacturers for primary manufacturing or production of finished goods. These materials comprise feedstock or unprocessed substances, that are used to produce goods, finished products, energy, or intermediate materials. Our materials are bottleneck assets and are highly important to the production of other products widely sought after in the factor market worldwide.
Our array of raw materials include minimally processed or unprocessed substances, such as silica, timber, raw rubber, kaolin, cotton, coal, iron ore or logs. Below is an orientation on the uses of a few of our raw materials;
Kaolin - it is used:
- In ceramics as the main component of porcelain
- For toothpaste
- As a light-diffusing material in white incandescent light bulbs
- For cosmetics
- In skin protection and barrier creams
- In paint to extend the titanium dioxide (TiO2) white pigment and modify gloss levels
- For modifying the properties of rubber upon vulcanization
- In adhesives to modify rheology
- In organic farming as a spray applied to crops to deter insect damage
- As whitewash in traditional stone masonry homes
- As a filler to give bulk, or a coating to improve the surface in papermaking
- As an indicator in radiological dating since kaolinite can contain very small traces of uranium and thorium
- To soothe an upset stomach,
- For facial masks or soap ( known as “White Clay”)
- As adsorbents in water and wastewater treatment
- To induce blood clotting in diagnostic procedures, e.g. Kaolin clotting time
- In its altered metakaolin form, as a pozzolan; when added to a concrete mix, metakaolin accelerates the hydration of Portland cement and takes part in the pozzolanic reaction with the portlandite formed in the hydration of the main cement minerals (e.g. alite).
- In its altered metakaolin form, as a base component for geopolymer compounds
Timber - it is used for:
- Air dispensers (eg aquariums)
- Artificial limbs
- Bakers equipment
- Balconies, decks and terraces
- Boat and Ship construction
- Bee hives
- Carvings and sculptures
- Cabinet making
- Fuel/power generation
- Glass manufacture
- Log cabins
- Musical instruments
- Paper and paper products
- Power poles
- Railway sleepers
- Saunas and hot tubs
- Smoking produce (eg fish and meat)
Rubber - It is used
- Waterproof clothes
- Wellington boots
- Sticking plasters
- Vehicle tires
- Pencil erasers
- Protective gloves
- As a strong thin jacketing material for electrical cables, fiber-optic cables, and heat pipes.
- For roof and floor sealant
- As a spongy absorber of sound and vibration in door and window linings.
- Neoprene rubber sheets offer good resistance to petroleum products, oil and flame, acids and alkalis. They are used in industrial applications including corrosion resistant coatings and as a base for various adhesives. Also, they are commonly used in power transformers and other electrical applications.
- EPDM rubber sheets are good resistance to acids, alkali and ketones. As a result, they used for outdoor and high zone environmental applications.
- Silicone rubber sheets are widely used in the pharmaceutical industry. They are resistant to high temperature and have low permeability. Silicone rubber also has extreme tendency of resisting weather ageing, ozone and chemicals.
- Nitrile rubber sheets: These rubber sheets are specially designed for high resistance to oil and solvent products. They are also used in making electrical transformers, and industrial sealing.
Crystalline silica - it is used for:
- Car engines
- Roads or other transport infrastructure
- Everyday items made of glass or pottery.
- Ceramics, and the chemical industry.
- Functional filler for paints
- Silica sand is used in water filtration and agriculture.
- Construction and maintenance of an extensive range of sports and leisure facilities.
- Crystalline silica is also irreplaceable in a series of high-tech applications, for example in optical data transmission fibres and precision casting.