Engineering News | Plastics and Synfibres http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/plastics-and-synfibres Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:54:16 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Mitigating plastic’s negative public image http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/mitigating-plastics-negative-public-image-2018-01-19 Marleny Arnoldi Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0200 473308 1516085026 1516312800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000696791_resized_bernhardmahlplasticssaplasticssynfibres201711022.jpg BERNHARD MAHL The characteristics of plastics, including being lightweight, versatile and durable, allow for a strong contribution to a more environmentally sustainable South Africa 511 287 Recycling rate increases, boding well for environment http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/recycling-rate-increases-boding-well-for-environment-2018-01-19 Marleny Arnoldi Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0200 473311 1516085026 1516312800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000696794_resized_amixtureofrawandrecycledplasticresinplasticssynfibres2017bloomberg11022.jpg RESIN FOR REUSE The largest market (comprising 20%) for recyclate is flexible packaging with low-density polyethylene sold to refuse and carrier bag manufacturers 511 287 Innovation, outward-looking approach will bolster industry growth http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/innovation-outward-looking-approach-will-bolster-industry-growth-2017-01-20 Nadine James Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0200 438209 1484635969 1484863200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000613736_resized_thedpiplasticsmanufacturingfacilityatroodekopgermiston1022.jpg OFF LINE Over the past five to ten years, the local plastics industry has stagnated, hovering between producing 1.3-million tons and 1.4-million tons of virgin material a year 511 287 HDPE pipe manufacturing facility to open in February http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/hdpe-pipe-manufacturing-facility-to-open-in-february-2017-01-20 Nadine James Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0200 438211 1484635969 1484863200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000613747_resized_pipesdpiplasticspipelaboratory0920161022.jpg NOT A PIPE DREAM DPI's new facility will enable it to supply pipes to South Africa's burgeoning gas market. 511 287 Local plastics sector shows solid growth performance http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/local-plastics-sector-shows-solid-growth-performance-2016-01-15 Dylan Slater Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 15 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0200 395159 1452520940 1452808800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000497290_resized_dsc27771022.jpeg RECYCLING POTENTIAL The total volume of plastics recycled in the 2014/15 financial year was 20.3% of all plastics manufactured in 2014 511 287 Plastics industry propelled by recycling versatility http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/plastics-industry-propelled-by-recycling-versatility-2016-01-15 Dylan Slater Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 15 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0200 395225 1452520940 1452808800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000497483_resized_plasticrecycling41022.jpeg RECYCLING AWARENESS Polyco aims to promote separation-at-source within every municipality 511 287 Industry body donates plastic recycling bins to charity organisations http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/industry-body-donates-plastics-recycling-bins-to-charity-organisations-2016-01-15 Dylan Slater Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 15 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0200 395386 1452520940 1452808800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000497958_resized_oasisbinhandoverpicture11022.jpeg RECYCLING BINS Newly donated plastics recycling bins will assist plastics recyclers to more easily separate material into different grades for recycling 511 287 PVC body releases results of first recycling survey http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/pvc-body-releases-results-of-first-recycling-survey-2016-01-15 Dylan Slater Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 15 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0200 395256 1452520940 1452808800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000497574_resized_shutterstock535865831022.jpeg PVC PIPING The potential for PVC waste recycling is largely determined by the degree of contamination 511 287 R7m distributed among six plastics recyclers http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/r7m-distributed-among-six-plastics-recyclers-2014-12-03 David Oliveira Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0200 354354 1421130143 1421359200 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 R14m to be spent on polyolefin recycling in 2015 http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/r14m-to-be-spent-on-polyolefin-recycling-in-2015-2015-01-16 David Oliveira Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0200 354508 1421130143 1421359200 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000379577_resized_amixtureofrawandrecycledplasticresinorplasticpelletsarehandledforaphotographathilexpolycosmanufacturingplantinmilesburgpennsylvaniausjune1720091022bloomberg.jpg RECYCLING SUPPORT Polyco’s project support will increase the tons of polyolefins collected by about 40 000 t over the next three years 511 287 Plastics industry plans growth initiative http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/plastics-industry-plans-growth-initiative-2015-01-16 David Oliveira Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0200 354505 1421130143 1421359200 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000379580_resized_agarbagetruckunloadsitscontentsonthursdaydec320091022bloomberg.jpg DIVERTING FROM LANDFILL Alternative technology will enable the plastics industry to deal with waste that has not been collected or used for recycling 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/52797_2014-12-08_plasticssa_-_hd_web.mp433774306Plastics SA executive director Anton Hanekom discusses the plastics industry’s growth initiatives. Plastics SA executive director Anton Hanekom discusses the plastics industry’s growth initiatives. Local company looks to introduce cost-effective silage bag http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/local-company-looks-to-introduce-cost-effective-silage-bag-2015-01-16 David Oliveira Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0200 354364 1421130143 1421359200 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 PVC industry to launch quality product label http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/pvc-industry-to-launch-quality-product-label-2014-01-17 Anine Kilian Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0200 314643 1389680140 1389909600 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 Local plastics industry globalising, despite challenges http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/local-plastics-industry-globalising-despite-challenges-2014-01-17 Anine Kilian Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0200 314671 1389680140 1389909600 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 Separation-at-source recycling initiatives promote recycling growth http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/separation-at-source-recycling-initiatives-promote-growth-in-post-consumer-recycling-2013-01-05 Samantha Herbst Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0200 277656 1358236328 1358460000 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Significant seven-year growth in PET recycling http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/significant-seven-year-growth-in-pet-recycling-2012-12-14 Samantha Herbst Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0200 277642 1358236328 1358460000 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Pilot project creates viable end-market for contaminated polystyrene http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/student-npo-creates-a-viable-end-market-for-contaminated-polystyrene-with-patented-ip-2013-01-05 Samantha Herbst Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0200 277652 1361372166 1358460000 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Career guide to assist in creating jobs in plastics industry http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/career-guide-to-create-jobs-in-plastics-industry-2011-12-07 Idéle Esterhuizen Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 20 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0200 244008 1326782764 1327010400 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 New thermoplastics made available to rest of market http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-thermoplastics-to-be-available-to-rest-of-market-2011-12-07 Idéle Esterhuizen Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 20 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0200 244017 1326782766 1327010400 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Packaging company designs locally manufactured plastic core tray http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/locally-manufactured-plastic-core-tray-to-yield-many-benefits-2011-12-06 Idéle Esterhuizen Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 20 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0200 243799 1339408587 1327010400 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Industry expects govt feedback on waste management plan this year http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/government-feedback-on-new-waste-management-plan-expected-this-year-2011-12-07 Idéle Esterhuizen Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 20 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0200 244001 1349964553 1327010400 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Plastic composites gaining popularity in South Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/plastic-composites-increasingly-popular-in-south-africa-2011-01-21 Henry Lazenby Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 21 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0200 213923 1295333647 1295560800 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Stronger plastic results in environment friendly solution http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/stronger-plastic-results-in-environment-friendly-solution-2011-01-21 Henry Lazenby Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 21 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0200 213811 1295333644 1295560800 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Mixed outlook for plastics sector http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/reduced-growth-in-plastics-sector-expected-2011-01-21 Henry Lazenby Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 21 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0200 214802 1295333649 1295560800 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Furniture manufacturer discovers the benefits of polypropylene http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/furniture-manufacturer-discovers-the-benefits-of-polypropylene-2011-01-21 Henry Lazenby Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 21 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0200 213819 1381408753 1295560800 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 New plastic film for pharmaceuticals industry http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-packaging-could-benefit-pharmaceuticals-industry-2010-01-22 Eleanor Seggie Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 22 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0200 181104 1263901937 1264111200 99999999999 Brindaveni Naidoo 0 0 New waste management plan for plastics industry http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-waste-management-plan-for-plastic-industry-2010-01-22 Eleanor Seggie Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 22 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0200 181112 1263901858 1264111200 99999999999 Brindaveni Naidoo 0 0 New project aims to improve black pipe resin http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/breaking-negative-perceptions-2010-01-22 Eleanor Seggie Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 22 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0200 181234 1264063048 1264111200 99999999999 Brindaveni Naidoo 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/25321_2010-01-21_safripol_mike_gradwell.mp47686686Safripol management discusses new products, plastics and the environment and research and development. 22.01.2010 Cameraperson: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Darlene Creamer Safripol management discusses new products, plastics and the environment and research and development. 22.01.2010 Cameraperson: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Darlene Creamer Challenging times mould SA's plastic industry http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/challenging-times-mould-sas-plastic-industry-2009-01-23 Darren Parker Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 23 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0200 149389 1232462182 1232661600 99999999999 Laura Tyrer 0 0 Looming synfibre plant closure threatens bleak future for SA plastics industry http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/looming-synfibre-plant-closure-threatens-bleak-future-for-sa-plastics-industry-2009-01-23 Darren Parker Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 23 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0200 149399 1232955201 1232661600 99999999999 Laura Tyrer 0 1 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/18855_graham_edwards_-_aeci[3].mp32035558AECI CEO Graham Edwards talks about San Fibres sutdown.http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/18856_steven_bird_-_hosaf[4].mp31479150Hosaf marketing director Steven Bird talks about the Hosaf's position AECI CEO Graham Edwards talks about San Fibres sutdown.Hosaf marketing director Steven Bird talks about the Hosaf's position Local study to lengthen the life of concrete applications http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/local-study-to-lengthen-the-life-of-concrete-applications-2008-01-25 Jonathan Faurie Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 25 Jan 2008 00:00:00 +0200 123484 1201091742 1201212000 99999999999 Laura Tyrer 0 0 Component manufacturer hopes to capture the market http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/component-manufacturer-hopes-to-capture-the-market-2008-01-25 Jonathan Faurie Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 25 Jan 2008 00:00:00 +0200 123571 1201091825 1201212000 99999999999 Laura Tyrer 0 0 New factory for polyurethane company http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-factory-for-polyurethane-company-2008-01-25 Jonathan Faurie Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 25 Jan 2008 00:00:00 +0200 123589 1201091800 1201212000 99999999999 Laura Tyrer 0 0 Local plastics producer automates production processes http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/local-plastics-producer-automates-production-processes-2007-01-26 Dennis Ndaba Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 26 Jan 2007 00:00:00 +0200 98248 1171870022 1169762400 99999999999 Dennis Ndaba 0 0 New polycarbonate glands enable easy cable installation http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-polycarbonate-glands-enable-easy-cable-installation-2007-01-26 Dennis Ndaba Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 26 Jan 2007 00:00:00 +0200 99088 1169643660 1169762400 99999999999 Dennis Ndaba 0 0 Plastic conveyor belts demonstrate wide-range applicability http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/plastic-conveyor-belts-demonstrate-widerange-applicability-2007-01-26 Dennis Ndaba Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 26 Jan 2007 00:00:00 +0200 99279 1169643780 1169762400 99999999999 Dennis Ndaba 0 0 Increased company involvement needed in skills development initiatives – Merseta http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/increased-company-involvement-needed-in-skills-development-initiatives-x2013-merseta-2007-01-26 Dennis Ndaba Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 26 Jan 2007 00:00:00 +0200 99399 1169643780 1169762400 99999999999 Dennis Ndaba 0 0 High raw material and labour costs hamper growth http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/high-raw-material-and-labour-costs-hamper-growth-2007-01-26 Dennis Ndaba Plastics and Synfibres Fri, 26 Jan 2007 00:00:00 +0200 99415 1169643060 1169762400 99999999999 Dennis Ndaba 0 0