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Mar 20, 2009
The overall competitiveness of the European Union’s (EU’s) chemicals industry, compared with other regions of the world, must be enhanced, says the EU High Level Group (HLG) on the Competitiveness of the European Chemicals Industry in a report issued in February in...
Mar 20, 2009
Processor and producer of phosphate and phosphoric acid, Foskor, is considering listing on the JSE.
Mar 20, 2009
International vacuum pump manufacturer and supplier Busch Vacuum is actively rebranding its petrochemical pump offering in South Africa and internationally.
Mar 20, 2009
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South Africa’s chemical and petrochemicals industry is of substantial economic significance to the country, contributing around 5% to gross domestic product and about 25% of its manufacturing sales.
Mar 20, 2009
South African foundry Steloy Castings has established itsself as a global supplier of high-alloy steel components to the local and international oil refining and petrochemicals industry.
Mar 20, 2009
Sasol's chemical businesses produce a variety of commodity and higher-value petrochemicals, fertilisers, mining explosives and pipeline gas. Its products are derived from the beneficiation (the reduction of the sulphur and mineral content) of gas coal at Sasolburg,...
Mar 20, 2009
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Multinational US technology and services conglomerate General Electric (GE) has signed a R500-million contract to upgrade electricity generation turbines at petrochemicals giant Sasol’s synthetic-fuels plant at Secunda, in Mpumalanga.
Mar 09, 2009
Despite the chemicals cluster of petrochemicals company Sasol having achieved a strong performance in the first half of the 2009 financial year, CFO Christine Ramon on Monday warned that the outlook for the cluster in the second half of the year did not look as...
Mar 02, 2009
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Feb 10, 2009
Altx-listed a.b.e Construction Chemicals has reported a 37% increase in headline earnings for the six months ended November, while turnover rose by 27%. “We are extremely pleased with our results, as even in the present economic climate, all divisions performed in...
Jan 29, 2009
Energy group Sasol – which announced earlier this month that it was reviewing its R16-billion 2009 capital programme, as well as its R70-billion, three-year project pipeline in light of deteriorating market conditions – reported on Thursday that details of the review...
Jan 21, 2009
Energy and chemicals group Sasol announced on Wednesday that it was officially reviewing and reprioritising its planned R70-billion, three-year capital expenditure programme in the light of dramatically altered and weakening market conditions. The company, which is...
Jan 14, 2009
All suspensive conditions for the acquisition of Triangle Solvents by chemicals producer, Rolfes Chemicals, have now been met, the JSE-listed company said on Wednesday. The company had announced in October that it would acquire the entire issued share capital of New...
Dec 12, 2008
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US-based engineering firm KBR has been awarded two contracts, with a combined value of about $2,7-million, by petrochemicals giant Sasol for projects in Sasolburg. The firm had been awarded an engineering, procurement and project management (EPCM) contract for...
Nov 28, 2008
Petrochemicals producer Sasol was planning to go ahead with its share repurchase programme, despite current global financial difficulties, its CEO said on Friday. “Clearly the board will take into account the current circumstances. As we have indicated, our...
Nov 26, 2008
JSE-listed specialist chemical services company Omnia’s profit for the six months ended September rose by 285% to R373-million, the company reported on Wednesday. Headline earnings increased by 99% from R319-million in the first half of 2007, to R372-million in the...
Nov 14, 2008
Organic waste generated in South Africa has the potential to generate an alternative energy source, through harvesting biogas from the fermentation of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW). This process could thus assist in providing heat and...
Nov 05, 2008
AltX-listed flooring and chemicals group Accentuate’s chemical subsidiary Safic Environmental Solutions will scale down its product range to focus on more niche markets. Safic MD Eric Platt said on Wednesday it needed to find a niche for the company’s chemical...
Oct 31, 2008
Diversified specialist chemical services company Omnia expects headline earnings and basic earnings to increase by between 275% and 285% for the six months ended September 30, it said on Friday. This was compared with the results for the half-year ended September 2007.
 
 
 
 
Oct 21, 2008
Oct 21, 2008
Diversified specialist chemical services company Omnia’s share price surged on Tuesday, after the company said that interim earnings could increase almost fourfold. Omnia stated that headline and basic earnings could increase by between 270% and 290% for the six...
Oct 02, 2008
JSE-listed energy group Sasol will have to deposit the full €318-million amount that it has been fined by the European Commission for its leadership role in a paraffin-wax cartel, dubbed the ‘paraffin mafia', within three months, regardless of whether it decides to...
Sep 25, 2008
Synfuel producer Sasol has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI), which comprises the leading 10% of the largest 2 500 global companies, in terms of sustainability. Sasol CEO Pat Davies said that this was a great achievement for Sasol, and...
Sep 22, 2008
Chemical producer Sasol Polymers’ Monomers business unit would replace its current elevated flare at the momomer ethylene plant in Sasolburg with a new initiative called Totally Enclosed Ground Flare (TEGF) by April next year, it said on Monday. The TEGF would be...
Sep 18, 2008
AltX-listed flooring and chemicals group Accentuate, previously known as Safic, on Thursday said that the sectors in which it operated remained buoyant, despite the tough local economic conditions and a slowdown in the domestic construction and other interest-rate...
Sep 05, 2008
Petrochemicals company Sasol has approved R558-million to complete basic engineering for a two-phase project to double hard wax production at its Sasol Wax operation, in Sasolburg, the company announced on Friday. Sasol added that the money would also be used to...
Aug 29, 2008
Midway Two services group was nominated as one of South Africa's Top 300 national Companies in 2008, and its industrial cleaning division Democratic Industrial Services (Democratic) was nominated as one of the top five best-managed companies in the contract-cleaning...
Aug 29, 2008
Cleaning specialist Wetrok Industro-Clean has launched two new additions to its product range over the past six months.
Aug 29, 2008
Diversified engineering company Becker Engineering's range of work apparel includes dependable personal protection equipment designed for enhanced safety during industrial cleaning procedures.
 
 
 
 
Aug 29, 2008
Industrial chemical cleaning specialist, Fine Organics Chemicals, will release a new batch of cleaning product technology from the US, into the South African market within the next three months.
Aug 29, 2008
Industrial cleaning systems specialist Proctor Industrial Cleaning Systems (Proctor Systems) has manufactured a new cleaning system used for cleaning heat exchanger tubes.
Aug 19, 2008
Manufacturing and technology company Rolfes, chaired by former national director of the National Prosecuting Authority Bulelani Ngcuka, on Tuesday said it expected headline earnings and basic earnings a share to rise by between 35% and 45% for the year to June 30....
Aug 06, 2008
The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has appointed Deutsche Bank and AloeCap to advise it on its upcoming initial public offering and black economic-empowerment aspects of the restructuring of Foskor. State-owned IDC, which was the majority stakeholder in...
Aug 01, 2008
One of South Africa’s largest petroleum company refineries, based on the coast of Durban, has adopted the Tancpac programme to assist with its tank management system.
Jul 29, 2008
Jul 29, 2008
Chemicals and explosives firm AECI on Monday said it expected its 2008 full-year results to be much improved compared with the 2007 financial year, if trading conditions remained buoyant. The company said that while oil prices, inflation and interest rates were...
Jul 28, 2008
Chemicals and explosives firm AECI has appointed Mark Kathan as executive director and CFO with effect from September 1, it said on Monday. Kathan, a chartered accountant, is succeeding Roger Williams, who resigned from the company, after announcing his intention to...
Jul 17, 2008
Synthetic and petroleum-derived wax producer Sasol Wax, would expand its hydro-treating capacity for paraffin waxes at its plant in Hamburg, Germany, and the company also planned to double the production capacity of synthetic wax at its Sasolburg plant in South...
Jul 15, 2008
Workers union Solidarity secured an 11,5% increase for its members in the chemicals and glass sectors, which would be effective from July, it said on Wednesday. Spokesperson Marius Croucamp said this came after “tremendously pressured” negotiations, adding that the...
 
 
 
 
Jul 10, 2008
NYSE-listed chemicals company Dow would acquire all outstanding shares of NYSE-listed specialty chemicals producer Rohm & Haas for $18,8-billion, the company announced on Thursday. The company said the acquisition would combine the two organisations' technologies,...
Jul 03, 2008
Trade union members working in the industrial chemicals sector may go on strike next week, as trade union Solidarity on Thursday rejected a final wage increase of 11% with an additional 1% increase to be implemented in January next year. Solidarity said a strike in...
Jul 01, 2008
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Jun 20, 2008
As the Chinese economy roars ever onward, resource companies are well poised to increasingly benefit, firstly because of growing demand for their products, but the immense Asian country is also embarking on what will likely turn out to be the world's biggest ever...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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