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Sep 25, 2015
FULL OFFERING AC Exports' product range, including a spool of U-clips on the far righ
Durban-based precision aluminium components manufacturer AC Exports will receive a new machine for manufacturing small aluminium sausage clips this month, AC Exports chairperson Jens Reuning tells Engineering News.
Sep 25, 2015
CRUCIAL MATERIAL Speed Structures relies totally on aluminium, especially for the extrusion components, which support the polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, covering.
Cape Town-based aluminium-frame-structure manufacturer Speed Structures is manufacturing a 120-m-long, 40-m-wide marquee with an apex height of 10 m for hire or sale, says company chairperson Richard Downing.
Sep 25, 2015
Australia-owned bauxite miner and aluminium producer South32 has confirmed the official transfer of ownership of the Bayside casthouse in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal to Isizinda Aluminium in a deal that will support the economic transformation of Richards Bay and the...
Sep 25, 2015
MANY APPLICATIONS Aluminium is used in the construction sector, the electrical sector, heat exchangers, solar geysers, the food and beverage packaging industry, and the transport industry
Owing to the increased use of aluminium in the automotive and beverage packaging industries, demand for aluminium in South Africa has positive long-term prospects, says Aluminium Federation of South Africa (Afsa) executive director Mark Krieg.
Sep 26, 2014
KEY SERVICES PROVIDER DRS Mozambique has been rendering site-wide smelter services to the aluminium industry, which include pot delining and relining
Owing to the continuous expansion of its specialised services in the aluminium industry, local furnace and industrial services company Dickinson Group of Companies has registered a 60% increase in business from this industry in the past 20 years. “We can now offer...
Sep 26, 2014
INDUSTRY DECLINE Without significant amendments to the preferential policy, the aluminium and scrap beneficiation industry will continue to decline
The secondary aluminium industry has remained uncompetitive in the world market of beneficiated aluminium products, despite the directive of the preferential pricing on scrap metal, issued by the Department of Economic Development in September last year, Non-Ferrous...
Sep 26, 2014
DEMAND INCREASE Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler will become the biggest users of aluminium sheet in the next decade
By 2025, more than 75% of all new pickup trucks produced in North America will be aluminum-bodied, according to a survey of vehicle manufacturers conducted by US-based consulting and research firm Ducker Worldwide. The study, which confirms a significant breakthrough...
Sep 26, 2014
BENEFICIATION NEED Rather than exporting the sheet and rolled aluminium products, the local aluminium industry can focus on more value addition
Aluminium industry body Aluminium Federation of South Africa (Afsa) predicts a doubling in local demand for rolled aluminium products in the next five years and a subsequent increase in employment for the industry. “Exciting potential for the future remains, as the...
Sep 26, 2014
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Sep 27, 2013
The use of aluminium in the housing and commercial segments of the South African market is growing, reports South African window manufacturer, Duro, national contracts manager Barry Sacks. More consumers are increasingly realising the benefits and long-term savings...
Sep 27, 2013
PUSHING UP PRODUCTION The new aluminium can lines at the Bevcan Springs Nuffield plant will be capable of running eight can sizes and produce cans at speeds of up to 3 000 cans per minute, as opposed to the 1 600 steel cans currently produced per minute
Between R100-million and R200-million a year will flow into the scrap metals and recycling industry as a result of the conversion from tin-plated steel cans to aluminium cans, providing an additional 2 000 to 3 000 people a source of income from collecting and...
Sep 27, 2013
The future of aluminium use for signage, display, presentation, packaging, storage and promotional gift purposes looks bright, owing to the versatility, recyclability and ecofriendliness of the metal, reports South African aluminium fabrication and finishing...
Sep 27, 2013
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The Non-Ferrous Metal Industries Association (NFMIA) reports that it fully supports the policy directive endorsed recently by Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel, which requires that scrap exporters seek permission to sell scrap metal offshore. The new...
Sep 27, 2013
South African supplier and aluminium extrusion company Wispeco says its new software assists in measuring the transfer of radiant energy through aluminium windows, as all buildings are required to comply with U-value standards, which indicate a building’s level of...
Sep 27, 2013
Sep 28, 2012
Growth in South Africa’s aluminium industry has recovered slowly since the 2008/9 economic crisis, but volumes have not yet returned to pre-2008 levels, highlights Aluminium Federation of South Africa (Afsa) executive director Mark Krieg. He states that certain...
Sep 28, 2012
Aluminium, tilt casting and aluminium light-fixture manufacturer Wahl Industries is supplying thousands of aluminium overhead bulk fittings to various schools in the country. The company states that government has started to reinvest money in schools. Wahl has...
Sep 28, 2012
Aluminium products designer, Metal Graphics, has supplied aluminium-based products to various advertising, architectural, interior and product design companies. Products have been diverse and interesting, from an aluminium case housing a water bottle and the water...
Sep 28, 2012
The constant threat of cheaper finished product imports and rising input costs continue to place pressure on the local aluminium sector, asserts credit soloutions provider Coface South Africa risk analyst George Marais. “South Africa’s reliance on locally produced...
Sep 28, 2012
The construction of a new R4.5-million baghouse for secondary aluminium producer Zimalco has been completed. Air pollution control company, ‘About Air Pollution’, built the baghouse which will to enable the producer to maintain a continuous improvement of its air...
Sep 23, 2011
The Aluminium Federation of South Africa (Afsa) has expressed concern about the flood of imports facing South African manufacturers, which it says is eroding the value of the R55-billion-a-year local aluminium sector.
Sep 23, 2011
Aluminium products developer Constellium plans to inaugurate two new foundries in Issoire and Voreppe, in France, during the last quarter of this year to increase production of its Airware technology, which comprises a range of complementary, high-performance and...
Sep 23, 2011
The US-based Aluminium Association is encouraging its members and end-users to recycle this metal, stating that aluminium products can be infinitely recycled without losing their functional purpose.
Sep 23, 2011
Engineering and construction group SNC-Lavalin has announced that it has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services contract by the Emirates Aluminium Company for the Phase 2 development of its smelter in Al Taweelah, in the...
Sep 23, 2011
Electric wire and cable manufacturer Sumitomo Electric Industries has started a small-scale production line for its newly developed porous Aluminium-Celmet material, in Osaka, Japan, to accelerate development efforts towards mass production of the material.
Sep 23, 2011
Security solutions provider Trellidor has expanded its security barrier range with the introduction of Trellidor Rollerstyle aluminium roller shutters.
Sep 23, 2011
Productivity consultancy BizmanTools’ locally developed manufacturing management software system BizmanTools - Productivity, is making an impact in the aluminium and glass industries, says owner John White.
Sep 23, 2011
The aluminium beverage can recycling rate in the US reached its highest level in a decade last year when 58.1% of aluminium cans were recycled.
Sep 24, 2010
South African aluminium semifabricator Hulamin supplies some 3 000 t of aluminium to the wine and beverage closure industry, with a large percentage used for wine bottle closures. The wine trade is a multibillion rand international industry and the ongoing debate on...
Sep 24, 2010
Following a difficult year in the UK’s aluminium industry, owing to the closures of some of the industry’s smelters in the past year, and a loss of some 700 jobs, the Aluminium Extruders Association with support from the Aluminium Federation (Alfed) organised the...
Sep 24, 2010
The secondary aluminium industry is calling for South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to impose an export tariff on scrap metals, as the current high cost of buying the metals by local aluminium companies is shrinking the industry.
Sep 24, 2010
The latest enactments of environmental legislation, which include energy, air and water legislation, challenge industry as they question capital investment decisions that were made under a different decision environment when capital was expensive, energy cheap and...
Sep 24, 2010
A new international sustainability study on automotive materials highlights the life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction and energy-saving benefits of aluminium and magnesium.
Sep 24, 2010
European architectural solutions provider Reynaers Aluminium has expanded its range of offerings with its CF 77 folding system, following the market trend for outdoor living space.
Sep 24, 2010
Steel supplier KMG Steel Service Centre and vehicle body manufacturer Ergon Cranes & Engineering have introduced an aluminium prototype dropside tipper load body.
Sep 24, 2010
Integrated aluminium company Norsk Hydro is investing €30-million in the construction of an aluminium recycling plant, in Karmøy, Norway.
Sep 25, 2009
Aluminum can contribute to the growing green building market as it is a sustainable material, and is easily and frequently recycled reports the Aluminium Federation of South Africa (Afsa).
Sep 25, 2009
The global financial crisis has had a severe impact on both local and global aluminium production, which has decreased by between 20% and 30% says Aluminium Federation of South Africa (Afsa) executive director Mark Krieg.
Sep 25, 2009
China continues to dominate the global aluminium industry, accounting for one-third of world production and world consumption of primary aluminium according to metals and minerals consultants Roskill Information Services’ The Economics of Aluminium 9th Edition report.
Sep 25, 2009
The Moses Mabhida stadium is in the final stages of construction and is set to be one of the most aesthetically satisfying sports facilities in the world, as well as one of South Africa’s landmark stadiums for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Sep 25, 2009
The increased costs of overheads in the recycling sector, which have resulted from significantly lower volumes of scrap being produced by the diminished manufacturing sector, is one of the three primary challenges for the local scrap metal industry, says the Metal...
Sep 25, 2009
Collect-a-Can reports that 72% of food and beverage cans in South Africa are reclaimed through the recycling process.
Sep 25, 2009
The local tooling industry has recovered slightly from its significantly decreased production period between the end of last year and midway through this year, the Toolmaking Association of South Africa (TASA) reports.
Sep 26, 2008
The Aluminium Federation of South Africa (Afsa) executive director Mark Krieg says the demand for education and skills development in the aluminium industry remains high, as the next ten years will see the retirement of many skilled people who will need to be replaced.
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