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Corrosion Control News

Landmark continues to display corrosion protection

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 The new Nelson Mandela Bridge has made a marked difference to Johannesburg’s skyline and pundits say it’ll become as well-known as such international landmarks like Paris’ Eiffel Tower, London’s Tower Bridge and Sydney’s Opera House. 

Lead in paint is dangerous for children

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 High blood-lead levels found in South African children have been attributed to, among other sources, the use of lead in paint. This finding is based on a study conducted by the Medical Research Council (MRC). 

New branding may grow business

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 The South African-based International Chemical Corporation (ICC), which was acquired by Barloworld at the beginning of March this year, is one of the country’s only producers of pigment dispersions or colourants for the decorative and industrial-paint markets. 

New corrosion-resistant material’s products by Q1 2004

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 When it comes to available materials engineered to combat wear, most provide?either for good abrasion resistance or for good corrosion resistance, but few for?both abrasion and corrosion resistanc 

Paint institute continues to educate clients

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 The Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute (PQI), that was launched in this country two years ago, has played an important role in creating a more informed paint consumer and in assisting quality paint manufacturers in their efforts to produce and promote quality paints. 

R6m Egyptian contract awarded to local firm

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 Manufacturer of specialist coatings for the construction industry Marmoran has celebrated its 34-year anniversary by winning one of the largest specialist coatings contract to be awarded in Africa. 

Resin vessel gets new coating

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 Corrosion coatings company Corrocoat’s polyglass VEF material, a vinyl ester/acrylic co-polymer loaded with three-micrometre thick glass flakes, has been used at a sugar refinery, says Corrocoat director Ian Gordge. 

Skills development enhances product and service delivery

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 There are numerous applications where hot dip galvanizing could and in many instances should be used but where other traditional methods of corrosion protection are still being applied, says the technical consultant of the Hot Dip Galvanizers Association Southern Africa Walter Barnett. 

New lubrication technology on offer

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 With a new technology from Flosolve, distributor of Vogel lubricating systems, it is now a relatively simple task to retrofit the LubriLean digital minimal quantity lubrication (MQL) unit to existing equipment. 

Newly-established grease plant aims for significant market share

By: Zonika Botha     7th May 2004 As one of only five grease plants in South Africa, and indeed the only plant of its kind in the Vaal Triangle, Grease Manufacturing South Africa (GMSA) is poised to become a significant participant in the local grease-supply industry. 

Equipment lasts longer with uncontaminated lubricants

By: zeena isaacs     13th February 2004 Sole supplier of CSI condition monitoring equipment in Sub Saharan Africa Andersen & Hurley Instruments reports that it has undertaken a drive to increase awareness of lubricant-monitoring equipment. 

Lubricator ensures continuous and automatic lubrication

     13th February 2004 The bearings division of Africa’s leading distributor of bearings, seals and power transmission components Bearing Man has launched a new automatic single-point refillable lubricator, the Simalube system. 

New oil lubrication system

     13th February 2004 Supplier for grease lubrication systems Lincoln Lubrication South Africa has introduced a precise and economical solution for the oil lubrication of chains found on machines and agriculture equipment such as balers. 

SA diesel sometimes contaminated

By: zeena isaacs     13th February 2004 The quality of some South African diesel is substandard, containing high-levels of dirt contamination and low-lubricity due to illegal spiking of fuel with illuminating paraffin (IP). 

Threading lubricant protects drinking water

     13th February 2004 Local plumbers and pipe professionals are not making sufficient use of the environment-friendly pipe-threading lubricants available to them for drinking water applications, says Rothenberger Tools South Africa GM Michael Fellendorf. 

Tribology conference will probe renewable oils

By: zeena isaacs     13th February 2004 The South-African Institute of Tribology (SAIT) will be hosting a conference, Tribology 2004, on March 24 to March 26 at the University of Pretoria’s conference centre, De Vaal reports. 

Big component offset from SAA’s Airbus purchase

By: laurian clemence     6th August 2003 South African mechanical and aeronautical engineering group Aerosud, of Centurion, yesterday formally announced a new aircraft sub-assembly contract with European aircraft manufacturing giant Airbus. 

$250m to tackle organic pollutants

     21st July 2003 The Global Environment Facility (GEF) announced on Friday that it is committing $250-million from 2003 to 2006 to help developing countries tackle persistent organic pollutants, a health and environmental threat that was addressed last week at an international meeting in Geneva. 

SA engineering for Czech wheels paint plant

By: Zonika Botha     18th July 2003 Local company Bendet Engineering Services is, in conjunction with Italian paintshop and material-handling specialist Olpi D 

R14,4m worth of SA tractors for Zim tobacco growers

     13th June 2003 In its biggest single transaction to date, GMG Power, of Isando, Johannesburg, has clinched a deal to supply the Tobacco Growers Trust (TGT), of Zimbabwe, with 101 Same tractors valued at R14,4-million. 

Strong growth potential for powder metallurgy

By: nkolola halwindi     30th May 2003 The Powder Metallurgy Association of South africa claims that the cost of producing a motor vehicle can be reduced significantly with the use of powder-metallurgy technology. 

Pta firm commissions largest ceramics isostatic press

     9th May 2003 Pretoria-based firm, Multotec Wear Linings has commissioned what is reportedly the largest high-alumina ceramics isostatic press in the country. 

Corrosion-monitoring systems evaluated for Durban water network

     2nd May 2003 The eThekwini municipality has appointed Paradigm Projects to evaluate various corrosion monitoring systems for the entire water pipeline network of Durban. 

Corrosion-resistant chains on offer

     2nd May 2003 Kwazulu-Natal based Bearing Man’s power transmission division has a range of high performance IWIS corrosion-resistant (CR) chains with high fatigue and wear-resistance for optimum performance and extended service life in arduous conditions. 

Distribution agreement sees company expand its product range

     2nd May 2003 A major supplier of polyurethane products, solutions and systems to local industry, Industrial Urethanes, a Chemserve company, has signed a distribution agreement with Reef Industrial Trading that will enable it to complement its polyurethane products with a range of epoxy resins and curing agents. 

Empowerment corrosion-control company established

By: Marius Roodt     2nd May 2003 The involvement of previously disadvantaged individuals in the fields of tribology and corrosion control is sadly lacking, believes ICE Corrosion Engineering consultant engineer Greg Combrink. 

Empowerment corrosion control firm seeks to expand

     2nd May 2003 A new black-run corrosion consulting firm is making its way into the South African market, reports CP Anodes manager member Martin Lebenya. 

Institute’s main aim is education

By: Marius Roodt     2nd May 2003 The main focus of the South African Institute of Tribology (SAIT) is to provide education for and about the industry, says institute president Rob Hodgson. 

Local company seals DRC bridge deal

By: Marius Roodt     2nd May 2003 The South African government recently completed brokering a peace deal in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), ending one of Africa’s most convoluted and bloody wars, and now a South African industrial painting company is assisting in the rebuilding of the former Belgian... 

Low-friction coating to improve pumping efficiency

     2nd May 2003 With a reputation for solving corrosion-related problems quickly, efficiently and economically, Corrocoat says it is one of the world’s leading names in anticorrosion technology. 

New company enters the lubrication industry

     2nd May 2003 A new company has been launched by IMS of Johannesburg. 

New range highlights needed for water-repellent coatings

     2nd May 2003 There has been a positive response to the launch of Marmoran’s new Sirocco Cementitious coatings, says technical and production director Paul Terrey. 

Old technology able to provide new life

By: Marius Roodt     2nd May 2003 The use of old technology in combating corrosion can save the South African economy millions of rands a year, says Total Contamination Control (TCC) marketing and engineering manager Greg Combrink. 

R18m power station project to be completed in November

By: Marius Roodt     2nd May 2003 One of the biggest corrosion-control projects for electric power generation in South Africa is being undertaken by Steuler Africa. 

SA linings firm secures Nigerian contract

     2nd May 2003 The country’s largest distributor of spray-on polyurethane linings, Rhino Linings, has won an international contract worth over $900 000 to promote its brand and products in Nigeria, one of Africa’s fastest growing economies. 

Tertiary education in corrosion is lacking

By: Marius Roodt     2nd May 2003 A recent survey performed by the Corrosion Institute of Southern Africa (CorriSA) revealed that South African universities only offer introductory courses in corrosion and corrosion control at undergraduate level. 

Thin-skinned support membrane is introduced

     2nd May 2003 A new global company specialising in the development of environment-friendly composites technology, Rohm and Haas Composites, has launched a new thin-skinned support membrane, specifically for the mining industry. 

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