http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 14.22Change: -0.04
R/$ = 10.74Change: -0.13
Au 1288.16 $/ozChange: -7.89
Pt 1425.20 $/ozChange: -13.30
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Feb 26, 1999

Continuous ion-exchange resin supply

Back
Bellville|Africa|Montan Chemicals|Water|Africa|South Africa|Bellville Mill|BellvillenMill|Germiston Mill|Final Product|Product|Products|Related Products|Chris Braybrooke|Water|Water Technology|WaternTechnology
|Africa|Water|Africa|||Products||Water|
bellville|africa-company|montan-chemicals|water-company|africa|south-africa|bellville-mill|bellvillenmill|germiston-mill|final-product|product|products|related-products|chris-braybrooke|water|water-technology-technology|waterntechnology
© Reuse this Local company Mon- tan Chemicals has been a supplier of ion-exchange resins to African Products since 1990, reports Montan Chemicals product manager Chris Braybrooke.

African Products produces starch and a range of related products including glucose.

Three of its four plants produce glucose mainly for the beer and confectionery industries.

Glucose used in these applications must be pure as well as colour-stable, states Braybrooke.

In order to achieve this the glucose syrup is treated to remove ash, protein, organic acids and colour by passing it through columns containing ion- exchange resins.

Separate columns containing cation and anion exchange resins are used to remove ions and colour bodies by a process of exchange of problem ions for others that have no effect on the final product.

The organoleptic properties of taste and odour in the glucose syrup are removed by the use of adsorbent resins in a polishing step.

The company has been supplying ion-exchange resins since 1988 when it was appointed the sole agent in South Africa for Purolite.

Purolite started out as a small producer in 1986, but, as a result of its commitment to the ion- exchange resin business, experienced phenomenal growth and is now one of the largest producers in the world.

During the early days it was not easy for Montan to compete, as a single local producer enjoyed duty and import permit protection.

In spite of this Montan Chemicals first supplied ion-exchange resins to African Products in 1990 but it was only in 1992 when the local competitor closed its plant and duties were removed that Montan was able to establish itself as a significant supplier in the market.

As a result of free competition Braybrooke points out that the rand price African Products now pays for resin is less than it was in 1990.

The company has supplied resins to all four of African Products’ mills and, although Meyerton mill no longer uses resins due to a change in its product mix, the group remains a large user of resin.

Purolite resins were supplied for the new mill at Kliprivier recently and a large replacement order is on its way to Bellville mill at present.

Montan also enjoys a significant share of replacement business at the Germiston mill, states Braybrooke.

Resins are chemically regenerated on a periodic basis in order to remove the contaminants taken up from the glucose syrup and restore the capacity.

Due to a slow build-up of organic material in the matrix of the resin, the regeneration efficiency slowly declines until a point is reached where the resin has to be replaced.

“It is in the interests of African Products that resin life is extended for as long as possible, and a technical service is offered whereby used resins are tested and recommendations made based on the results,” explains Braybrooke.

Products supplied by the company include ion- exchange resins, activated carbon, flocculants and coagulants.

Due to the nature of its products and their applications, the staff at Montan are all technically qualified.

The team boasts backgrounds in chemistry, metallurgy and water technology and has the full backup of a well- equipped laboratory.

This, together with close co-operation with its principals, enables the company to provide good-quality products with full technical support.
Edited by: System Author
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Chemicals and Petrochemicals News
The Department of Labour (DoL) and its social partners signed the Chemical Sector Health and Safety Accord to improve the status of occupational health and safety (OHS) in the South African chemicals sector, in November 2013. The accord was signed by the DoL; the...
South Africa-based wood-preservative chemicals supplier Dolphin Bay Chemicals implemented its first pilot  wood treatment of wood ammonium copper quaternary (ACQ) in October 2013. ACQ was developed in the US and is being manufactured locally by Dolphin Bay Chemicals...
The South African branch of global chemicals company BASF signed the Responsible Care (RC) pledge with Chemical and Allied Industries' Association (Caia), in Midrand, in December last year. BASF Business Center South Africa and Sub-Sahara head Joan-Maria...
More
 
 
Latest News
Updated 3 hours ago A global transportation price index has ranked South Africa the cheapest overall for bus, trains and aeroplane travel for every 100 km out of 51 countries. Online platform GoEuro compared the average price a 100 km of rail, road or air movements between the most...
Updated 3 hours ago The processing of the Government Shareholder Management Bill, which was yet to be tabled before Parliament by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), would have to be sped up, Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises chairperson Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba said on...
Updated 3 hours ago Gautrain bus drivers went on strike on Wednesday, forcing certain bus services to be suspended, the Bombela Concession Company said. "Please note that a wildcat strike by Gautrain bus drivers in Johannesburg has resulted in the suspension of bus services from Park,...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Road and Rail 2014: A review of South Africa's road and rail infrastructure (PDF report)
Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2014 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and the push to move...
Real Economy Year Book 2014 (PDF Report)
This edition drills down into the performance and outlook for a variety of sectors, including automotive, construction, electricity, transport, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum.
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2014 (PDF Report)
This four-page brief covers key developments in the automotive industry over the past 12 months, including an overview of South Africa’s automotive market, trade figures, production and the policies influencing the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the construction industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the sector and includes details of employment in the sector, infrastructure and municipal spending, as well as insight into companies’...
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the electricity industry over the past 12 months, including details of State-owned power utility Eskom’s generation activities, funding and tariffs, independent power producers and prospects for the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Road and Rail 2014 (PDF Report)
This six-page brief covers key developments in the road and rail industries over the past 12 months, including details of South Africa’s road and rail network and prospects for both sectors.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
The Built Environment unit at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a cost-competitive ultrathin concrete pavement surface that, for the upgrading of unpaved roads to paved roads, is more durable than many other pavement alternatives...
The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), based at Sutherland in the Karoo region in the Northern Cape province, is promising to become an important instrument for research into dark matter. "SALT is shaping up to be very important for answering questions about...
HENK SNYMAN TDM supports broader industrial activity that has a multiplier-effect on the potential to beneficiate raw materials in many industries
The South African tool, die and mouldmaking (TDM) industry is being revitalised to locally produce the tools, dies, moulds and fixtures required by the manufacturing sector. Local TDM capability is key to enable the manufacturing industry to remain competitive, says...
Misfortune often finds its roots in the smallest of things. Such as a centimetre or two. Or is that in inch? Perhaps a foot? Swedish or Dutch? The French had reason to blush in May as it became apparent that national rail operator SNCF had ordered 2 000 trains that...
The repositioning of the Fibre Processing & Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority (FP&M Seta) and its business processes will ensure improved performance in reaching strategic targets and in providing customer service.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks