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Mar 21, 2008
JSE-listed explosives and chemicals company AECI would consider “all options” for the release of further value from its 3 000-ha-plus land holdings in Modderfontein, Gauteng, and Somerset West, in the Cape, including a possible separate listing of the...
Mar 21, 2008
Black-controlled and-owned investment company Nkunzi Investment Holdings’ Nkunzi Chemicals has purchased 17-year-old Daytona Chemicals.
Mar 21, 2008
Chemical manufacturing company Chemical Convertors has developed a new range of biological chemical products for waste and sewage applications, Chemical Convertors sales representative Michael Smith tells Engineering News.
Mar 21, 2008
New York Stock Exchange-listed Air Products has completed the previously announced sale of its interests in its vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) polymers joint venture (JV) to its partner, Wacker Chemie, for $265-million and full ownership in the Elkton and Piedmont,...
Mar 21, 2008
The two-component TruPlane is available as separate concentrated abrasive and additive packages, allowing them to be mixed in different ratios to tune removal rates, as well as selectivity in customers’ fabrication facilities. The two-component slurry should be...
Mar 21, 2008
Multinational pharmaceuticals and chemicals supplier Merck Chemicals has achieved a level five ranking on its broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) scorecard according to the generic scorecard and codes of good practice. This is one level up from its...
Mar 21, 2008
A chemicals sector expert advisory committee, consisting of government and industry players (i.e., business and labour), has been established to advise the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on implementation of key action programmes (KAPs) for the chemicals...
Mar 21, 2008
New York, London and Chicago Stock Exchange-listed Honeywell was awarded a contract in January to provide the integrated control system for Woodside’s new Pluto liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Western Australia. The project, based on Woodside’s...
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Mar 21, 2008
Engineering services company VWS Envig has been awarded a contract to design and construct a demineralisation plant for chemical manufacturing company Chemical Initiatives.
Mar 21, 2008
Scientific instruments and consumables suppliers Wirsam Scientific offers a range of sulphur content-detecting scientific equipment from Antek and Rigaku, in South Africa.
Mar 21, 2008
Chemicals manufacturing company Chemical Initiatives, owned by the AECI Group, is considering building another sulphuric acid plant, owing to increased demand for sulphuric acid worldwide and more appropriately in Southern Africa, Chemical Initiatives MD Steve...
Mar 21, 2008
Engineered pumps manufacturer APE Pumps is manufacturing its petrochemical pump range to a new edition of the American Petroleum Institute (API) standard 610, APE Pumps engineering director Alan Sternsdorf tells Engineering News.
Mar 21, 2008
The seven pipes replacement-project, for Shell and BP Petroleum Refineries (Sapref), is on schedule and will be completed early this year, says Sapref project manager Ebrahim Vawda.
Mar 14, 2008
Mar 10, 2008
South African petrochemicals giant Sasol said at its interim results presentation on Monday that it had reached its final terms of its black economic-empowerment (BEE) transaction, with an announcement expected later this month. The initial BEE deal stood at...
Feb 22, 2008
Feb 01, 2008
JSE-listed explosives, chemicals and property group AECI reported on Friday that it expected its headline earnings a share to be between 10% and 15% below the lower guidance it provided to the market in a note to shareholder on November 28.
Jan 25, 2008
Petrochemicals giant Sasol said on Friday said its production volumes would be affected after Eskom requested it to cut back on electricity consumption.
 
 
 
 
Jan 15, 2008
Zimbabwean investment company LonZim has acquired an 80% shareholding in Blueberry International Services from Lonrho for some £2,431-million in cash and payment of a deferred consideration of $908 000, its said on Tuesday.
Jan 07, 2008
Africa's biggest gases and welding products producer, Afrox, on Monday said that it had appointed a new nonexecutive director named Karen Oliver.
Jan 07, 2008
South African food acid, placticiser and anhydride manufacturer Isegen on Friday announced its conclusion of a black-economic empowerment (BEE) transaction, where Imbewu Capital partners acquired a 15% stake in the company.
Dec 14, 2007
Diversified chemical services provider Omnia, is "well on track" with it's registered clean development mechanism (CDM) project, the ‘Envinox' clean air plant, which is expected to be complete by January 2008.
Dec 13, 2007
Packaging firm Astrapak took a nearly 5% tumble on Thursday after it said that it had overstated its figures for the six months ended Feburuary 2007, with earnings 9,3% lower than previously reported.
Dec 03, 2007
Monday signified a new start for the recently unbundled Barloworld coatings division, as the company listed as Freeworld Coatings on the main board of the JSE. The decorative, automotive and industrial coatings manufacturer, of which former mining boss Bobby Godsell...
Nov 28, 2007
Chemicals and explosives firm AECI would report headline earnings a share for the 2007 fiscal year that were 48% to 53% lower than the previous year, owing to gains from a disposal and a pension fund employer surplus account in financial 2006, it said on Wednesday.
Nov 28, 2007
JSE-listed chemicals group AECI will be closing three of its SANS Fibres businesses, leading to it retrenching some 850 people, it said on Wednesday.
Nov 26, 2007
A milestone in the Department of Science and Technology's (DST) nanotechnology strategy was reached on Monday, as two nanotechnology innovation centres (NIC) were launched at the CSIR in Pretoria, aiming to make science work for society.
Nov 23, 2007
A proposal by Indian multinational Tata Chemicals to construct a soda ash-extraction and -processing plant at Lake Natron, in Tanzania, hangs in the balance following intense opposition from environmental conservationists.
 
 
 
 
Nov 19, 2007
South African petrochemicals group Sasol has identified global climate change as a ‘principal strategic challenge' in its ability to deploy coal- and gas-to-liquids technologies globally, group environmental expert Fred Goede said on Monday.
Nov 19, 2007
Restructured industrial brands and logistics group Barloworld confirmed on Monday that it would unbundle its shares in its coatings unit, known principally for the Plascon brand, and list the company on the JSE in early December.
Nov 16, 2007
JSE-listed flooring and chemicals company Safic Holdings is currently expanding its focus in an attempt to become a niche but dominant player in all its current markets.
Nov 07, 2007
A comprehensive review of tariff protection on certain upstream industrial inputs - including chemicals and plastics, textile for apparel and clothing, and aluminium - has been launched by the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac).
Oct 26, 2007
Despite a fall-off in the percentage contribution from Sasol's chemicals businesses to group turnover and earnings over the last few years as the synfuels business rides high on strong oil prices, the head of the group's chemicals cluster insists that the twin fuels...
Oct 26, 2007
A philosophy of the 'whole being greater than the sum of the parts' has already had a profound influence on the performance of Sasol's South African energy cluster and has also strengthened the ability of business to respond to a surge in demand for its products,...
Oct 26, 2007
Possibly more than any other South African company, Sasol, which has been built on the unique application of science and technology, is reliant on having the right skills at the right place and at the right time.
Oct 12, 2007
In recent years, much ink has been spilt (this publication being no exception) over the potential employment benefits that could flow from more competitively-priced basic materials, particularly carbon steel.
Oct 05, 2007
Resin manufacturer Rolfes Chemicals have invested about R1,5-million in computer software, the company announced at the re-commissioning of its chemicals plant in Alberton, in Gauteng, last week.
Oct 05, 2007
Leading business personality Cyril Ramaphosa - who some still believe could make a late entry into the increasingly fraught contest for leadership of the African National Congress - might have described himself as a "failed politician" at a Mondi Packaging...
 
 
 
 
Oct 02, 2007
African investment firm Lonrho has acquired an 80% stake in offshore company Blueberry International Services for $5,45-million in cash.
Sep 26, 2007
Petrochemicals giant Sasol on Wednesday announced that it had opened an office in Shanghai to market its chemical solvents in the country.
Sep 25, 2007
Synthetic fuels producer Sasol CEO Pat Davies has accompanied South Africa�s Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on her visit to China, Engineering News Online has learnt.
Sep 25, 2007
Leading business personality Cyril Ramaphosa - who some still believe could make a late entry into the increasingly fraught contest for leadership of the African National Congress - might have described himself as a "failed politician" at a Mondi Packaging...
Sep 19, 2007
AltX-listed manufacturing and technology company Rolfes Technology Holdings reported an operating profit of R30,6-million for the year ended June, which is a 42% increase from the previous year.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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