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Oct 28, 2011
Industrial product trader GIF Products is currently supplying a range of stainless steel products including stainless steel structures, tanks, flanges and piping to six mining projects across Africa.
Oct 28, 2011
Industrial products specialist Advanced Industrial Technology (Ai-tec) manufactures a range of stainless steel tables and door frames that meet the stringent quality and hygiene standards of the Department of Health.
Oct 28, 2011
A multimillion-dollar order for the manufacture and supply of high-temperature tube supports for a Middle East oil refinery has seen local stainless steel foundry Steloy Castings rise to new challenges.
Oct 28, 2011
Technology company 3M has unveiled a new abrasive belt, currently available in grades of 36+, 60+ and 80+, which offers significant advantages in productivity and consistency, as well as longer service life.
Oct 28, 2011
Stainless steel supplier Columbus Stainless expects the total South African domestic market for stainless steel flat product to reach around 150 000 t this year.
Oct 28, 2011
To satisfy a growing demand for reasonably priced stainless steel marking tags and cable ties for use in petrochemicals and other aggressive environments, industrial labelling and wire marking systems supplier Grafo Wiremarkers now offers a locally manufactured range.
Oct 21, 2011
South Africa’s steel output slumped 9.9% to 550 000 t last month, the World Steel Association (worldsteel) said on Friday, as it reported a 9.7% global production increase. The weaker South African steel production follows on a 5.5% decline in August.
Oct 17, 2011
Crisis-ridden steel retailer Alert Steel, which descended into a severe slump during its 2010 and 2011 financial years, reported on Monday that the far-reaching restructuring taking shape at the company was beginning to bear fruit and indicated that it was now...
Oct 14, 2011
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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 20, 2011
South African steel production continued to fall in August, data released by the World Steel Association (worldsteel) on Tuesday shows. Global crude steel production from the 64 reporting countries increased by 9.8% year-on-year in August 2010 to 125-million metric...
Sep 06, 2011
Freight logistics group Transnet confirmed on Tuesday that it had signed an agreement with the Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company (ZPMC), of China, for the supply of seven tandem lift ship-to-shore cranes for the Durban Container Terminal’s underperforming...
Sep 02, 2011
Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (Mittal) confirmed on Friday that it would be increasing domestic selling prices on long steel products by between R300/t and R600/t, depending on the product and grade, with effect from October 1, 2011. Information was not...
Aug 26, 2011
AltX-listed steel retailer Alert Steel said on Friday that it planned to raise R50-million through a partially-underwritten rights offer to shareholders. The offer would see shares released at just over 3c/share, presenting a discount of 80.6% to the company’s...
Aug 22, 2011
Global crude steel output for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 127-million tons in July, or 11.5% higher than July 2010, and more or less in line with the 128-million tons produced in June. But capacity utilisation of 79.7%...
Aug 18, 2011
Lawyers acting for Sishen Iron Ore Company (SIOC) described the decision by the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) to air plans to criminally charge SIOC during a review of an application lodged by Imperial Crown Trading 289 (ICT) as "reckless" and "irrelevant"....
Aug 18, 2011
Steel and vanadium producer Evraz Highveld on Thursday reported headline earnings of R90-million for the first half of the 2011 financial year, but warned that it expected lower third-quarter earnings, owing to weaker global steel prices and greater cash outflow for...
Aug 17, 2011
Local silicon and silicon metals producer Silicon Smelters was fined R3-million by the Pretoria Regional Court after it pleaded guilty to contravening the provisions of the National Environmental Management Air Quality Act, the Department of Environmental Affairs...
Aug 16, 2011
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The fact that incomplete and manipulated documentation, which was "fraudulently" obtained and copied from the Sishen Iron Ore Company's (SIOC) title deeds, was submitted as part of Imperial Crown's Trading's (ICT's) exploration rights application at Sishen, is...
Aug 16, 2011
The rights at the Sishen iron-ore mine, in the Northern Cape, were "divided" at the time of the unbundling of Iscor to form separate mining and steel companies, lawyers for the Sishen Iron Ore Company (SIOC) argued on Tuesday. Therefore, ArcelorMittal South Africa...
Aug 15, 2011
The much anticipated court hearing involving the Sishen Iron Ore Company (SIOC), ArcelorMittal South Africa (Mittal), Imperial Crown Trading 289 (ICT) and the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) kicked off in the North Gauteng High Court, in Pretoria, on Monday...
Aug 12, 2011
Perplexing messages and actions from the government and senior politicians are negatively affecting the steel construction industry. This is the view of Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) executive director Dr Hennie de Clercq, who says that...
Aug 12, 2011
Producer of enamelled steel products for architectural applications Vitrex has supplied ten Vitraflex toilet cubicles for mobile operator Vodacom’s Techno Centre, in Bellville, Cape Town, this year. The cubicles are constructed using a combination of vitreous...
Aug 12, 2011
JSE-listed steel processor and supplier BSi Steel has been negatively affected by July’s two-week pay strike in the South African steel and engineering sector; however, the company believes recovery will be quick, owing to customers having healthy order books. BSi...
Aug 05, 2011
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Mining group BHP Billiton was on Friday still considering the contents of a South Gauteng High Court ruling, which ordered that State-owned power utility Eskom should release information and records relating to electricity sales contracts with BHP Billiton’s...
Aug 05, 2011
Established in 1940, the State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) provides something of a mirror image of South Africa’s recent economic and industrial past, as well as the prominent role played by the minerals and energy complex within that history.
Aug 05, 2011
International furnace company Tenova has secured a contract to supply Vietnamese steelmaker Nghi Son Iron and Steel Corporation (NIS) with an electric arc furnace (EAF) equipped with the Consteel system, capable of producing one-million tons a year of steel.
Aug 02, 2011
ArcelorMittal South Africa, a unit of the world's top steelmaker , said on Tuesday it would raise prices for its specialty long steel products from September while the prices for other products would remain the same. "Prices for all commodity grades of long and flat...
Jul 29, 2011
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South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma will personally head a new ‘Infrastructure Commission’, which will be set up to improve visibility and coordination around South Africa’s R860-billion public investment drive, which has so far failed to live up to its...
Jul 29, 2011
The mid-year Cabinet lekgotla agreed that “concrete steps” to reduce domestic steel prices would be recommended by the end of September. Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel and Mineral Resources Minister Susan...
Jul 27, 2011
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Jul 25, 2011
An improved operational performance underpinned a 167% rise in Hulamin’s interim headline earnings to R71-million for the period to June 30, 2011. But the aluminium re-roller warned that the turnaround had been achieved off a “low base” and expressed caution...
Jul 21, 2011
Kumba’s CFO Vincent Uren will step down at the end of December to work exclusively on legal issues facing the company during 2012, the iron-ore miner announced on Thursday. Uren, who has been part of the Anglo American group for 23 years and joined the Kumba board...
Jul 18, 2011
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The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (Seifsa) signed a three-year wage agreement with six trade unions on Monday, but said that the National Employers Association of South Africa (Neasa) did not endorse the settlement agreement. According...
Jul 15, 2011
Steel manufacturer George Stott & Company this year celebrates its 100th year of continuous operation at its Johannesburg factory and reports diversified, positive growth in a challenging sector.
Jul 15, 2011
South African-made steel is being incorporated into what will eventually emerge as the UK’s tallest sculpture: the £21.7-million Orbit tower, which is being built alongside London's 2012 Olympic stadium. The 114.5-m-tall steel structure, which has received mixed...
Jul 14, 2011
Two ArcelorMittal employees died in a "gas-related accident" at its Vanderbijlpark plant, the steel producer said on Thursday. "ArcelorMittal confirms that there was a gas related accident at its Vanderbijlpark plant on Wednesday morning which resulted in the death...
Jul 08, 2011
The South African Reinforced Concrete Engineers Association (Sarcea) said on Friday that is members would be forced to import steel, as the five-day metal and engineering worker's strike has affected local steel output. Sarcea director Rod Mountford said the...
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