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May 06, 2009
Petrochemicals firm Sasol will pay a penalty of R188-million for contravening South Africa’s competition legislation by fixing prices in the fertiliser sector. This fine is the highest settlement reached with the Competition Commission to date, and is based on 6% of...
May 01, 2009
After three years of planning, KwaZulu-Natal’s eThekwini City Health is ready to move on the implementation of the ‘Safe and Happy Drums’ project. The drums have not been used before, and are safe for food and water storage.
Apr 16, 2009
The South African industrial paints and coatings market could increase the value of its yearly sales to $195,1-million by 2014, with demand likely to be lifted as construction companies moved to complete infrastructure projects. “The booming infrastructure and...
Apr 10, 2009
A number of regulatory changes has been made by the United Nations (UN) regarding the transport of dangerous goods and the globally harmonised system of classification and labelling of chemicals, which will affect the entire industrial packaging industry.
Apr 10, 2009
Mar 24, 2009
The Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa’s (Necsa’s) chemical division, Pelchem, on Tuesday launched the Fluorochemical Expansion Initiative (FEI) aimed at establishing value-adding fluorochemical industries in the country. The FEI, which would increase the...
Mar 20, 2009
In spite of the current economic turmoil, a possible ‘silver lining' for small business development may exist in that corporate downsizing and factory layoffs could yield more potential entrepreneurs, says entrepreneurial developer ChemCity business development...
Mar 20, 2009
The European Union (EU) outlined in February key factors crucial for sustaining the success of the 27-member bloc's chemicals industry, which employs 1,2-million people and is a world trade leader.
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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
By adding more products to its range, exploring new local “territories” and by maintaining its market share where it could, JSE-listed diversified technology company Rolfes Technology, was hopeful that it could maintain sales for the remainder of the 2009 financial...
Feb 24, 2009
JSE-listed chemicals and explosives firm AECI would continue its capital expenditure programme, despite the current depressed economic climate, CEO Graham Edwards said on Tuesday. “The whole of the group is really in a capital cycle. This year is the last year of...
Feb 24, 2009
JSE-listed chemicals and explosives group AECI reported a 16% increase in headline earnings a share t o R443-million, or 412c a share, the company reported on Tuesday. However, AECI stated that headline earnings for the year ended December 31, were adversely...
Feb 13, 2009
Supplier of industrial heating equipment Unitemp has been awarded a R6-million-plus, contract at a large local petrochemicals plant to refurbish a number of the plant's flange heater assemblies.
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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