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Opinion piece: Manufacturers: find the right tech partnership to achieve exponential change

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th October 2018 With the right technology partners by their side, manufacturers can achieve exponential change and digitisation in their operations, opening new opportunities and positioning them for the digital future.  Core to achieving this is alliance between vendors and IT partners to create a powerhouse... 

Manufacturers: find the right tech partnership to achieve exponential

11th October 2018 By Charles McNamara, IBM Global Alliance Leader for Cloud and Infrastructure Services, Wipro Limited With the right technology partners by their side, manufacturers can achieve exponential change and digitisation in their operations, opening new opportunities and positioning them for the digital... 

New technical models set to reduce costs of power generation, distribution for Africa

5th July 2018 Innovative new technologies and architectures set to reduce the costs of power generation and distribution will be presented at the upcoming POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa conference and expo. Speaking ahead of Africa’s premier power sector summit, experts outlined a number of new technologies... 

Goal driven and competitive South African manufacturing can up the stakes in global competitiveness

28th March 2018 Manufacturing Indaba, the foremost Manufacturing event in sub-Saharan Africa and with its strategic partners, the dti and the Manufacturing Circle has grown exponentially, and now in its 5th year, is considered to be the leading manufacturing business platform. Manufacturing Indaba has relocated... 

Filtration firm perfectly positioned to meet rising demand

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th October 2017 To achieve enhanced equipment performance on a continuous basis by reducing the level of contamination in fluids and fuel, adoption of efficient filtration and contamination control is highly essential for any industry. For over one hundred years, Donaldson has been a leader in the design and... 

Obscure metal used to fight crusaders has surged 67% in a month

By: Bloomberg     24th August 2017 It’s turning out to be a great year for minor metals. Rechargeable-battery ingredient cobalt has gained 83%, while ruthenium, used in the chemical industry and electronics, is up 63%. The latest star is vanadium, an obscure silvery-grey metal thought to have been used to harden steel as far back... 

KAP advances acquisition strategy; reports good FY17 results

By: Schalk Burger     14th August 2017 Diversified industrial group KAP Industrial Holdings’ acquisition of high-density polyethylene and polypropylene manufacturer Safripol, logistics firm Lucerne Transport and a 51.4% interest in logistics firm Xinergistix during the 2017 financial year, provides the company with further... 

Best-performing metals as hard to trade as they are to find

By: Bloomberg     14th July 2017 Even if you’d heard of this year’s best-performing metals, betting on them would probably have been a struggle. Ruthenium, iridium and the somewhat better known rhodium – used mostly in specialised products like hard disks, spark plugs and autocatalysts – have trounced almost all major... 

2017 Manufacturing Indaba an important event in terms of Responsible Care® in the chemical industry

13th June 2017 The Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) is proudly participating and exhibiting at the 2017 Manufacturing Indaba Conference and Exhibition on 27-28 June this year.   The CAIA team will be there, representing the chemical industry as an endorsing partner, and we invite all our... 

Company offers process solutions for valve systems

19th May 2017 It is often the tiny inconspicuous details that determine human and environmental safety as well as the operating costs incurred and the process yield, says global valves, automation components and piping products manufacturer Gemü, which is why it offers customised process solutions which join... 

BASF in South Africa supports science and education projects to upskill local learners.

9th March 2017 • BASF in South Africa donates R250 000 to Maths and Science education project. • Techno-blended Mathematics and Science school model supports skills for automotive, manufacturing and chemical industries. BASF in South Africa yesterday made a R250 000 donation to the Govan Mbeki Mathematics... 

Overcoming the obstacles to an energy efficient SA

2nd March 2017 Energy efficiency lies at the core of sustained industrial and economic growth in SA, and industries and businesses must prepare more sufficiently for inevitable energy price hikes, while government should be more proactive and involved in encouraging energy efficiency. These are the findings... 

New Leadership announced at BASF West Africa Limited

10th October 2016 The world’s leading chemical company, BASF recently announced that Dr. Jean-Marc Ricca has been appointed as its new Country Cluster Head for BASF in West Africa Limited. Dr. Jean-Marc Ricca joins BASF West Africa Ltd. after more than 26-years in the chemical industry and six years with BASF... 

Yokogawa Develops Process Data Analytics Software for the Early Detection of Production Quality Issues

6th October 2016 Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6841) announces that it has developed Process Data Analytics, an application program that can detect a decline in quality or productivity at an early stage of the manufacturing process by analyzing process data, facility status information, operation history,... 

Emerging economies to drive global speciality chemicals growth

By: Anine Kilian     21st September 2016 The consumption of speciality chemicals globally is expected to increase by 5% between 2015 and 2019, driven primarily by emerging markets, says Frost & Sullivan Chemicals Materials and Food Industry analyst Constance Nyambayo. Countries that have traditionally been at the forefront of the... 

FA 07 Refineries are quite sophisticated

20th September 2016 Valve makers are increasingly targeting refineries outside of Europe. Energy efficiency is decisive for the competitiveness of refinery operators and their valve suppliers. Refineries always are in operation, and simply cannot be replaced. Traffic can only flow with their products, namely petrol... 

Petrol strike affects bus routes

By: African News Agency      2nd August 2016 Metrobus has warned commuters its buses would not operate on all scheduled trips from Tuesday owing to the ongoing strike in the petroleum industry which has resulted in depots running low on fuel. “Our depots are already running low on fuel supplies and as a result, we may be compelled to reduce... 

Lithium Australia expands in WA with acquisition

By: Anine Kilian     25th July 2016 ASX-listed Lithium Australia has expanded its lithium holdings throughout Western Australia with the acquisition of additional acreage in the prospective Gascoyne region. The company reported on Monday that it had acquired three new prospects by taking over of private company, Lithophile. 

The state of the European plastics industry

21st June 2016 Despite a host of issues to tackle that range from marine waste to multiple force majeures at materials suppliers, the European plastics industry approaches K 2016 in a good state of health and with cautious optimism. But there are still many hills to climb. Plastics industry consultant Applied... 

South African Manufacturing Sector In A Nutshell

3rd June 2016 The manufacturing sector is one of the sectors that felt the impact of global economic downturn of 2008/9 the most. The little recovery the sector has made has had little or no difference in terms of the recovery of the production losses and jobs lost during this period. According to Statistics... 

South Africa faces retrenchment crisis – Solidarity 

By: Natasha Odendaal     26th April 2016 With South Africa facing a direct “jobs bloodbath”, the peripheral consequences in the wake of the retrenchment of some 60 000 workers would be five times the impact expected, a new report by trade union Solidarity revealed on Tuesday. The current pattern and wave of retrenchments was a greater... 

New Comos Version 10.2 for faster, more efficient engineering

20th April 2016 • Predefined interfaces for rapid, secure data exchange • Innovative functions improve user convenience and reduce workload • Higher software performance for faster project completion In the latest release version 10.2 of its CAE software solution Comos for the process industry, Siemens has... 

BASF co-sponsored innovative diploma course yields first graduates at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

20th April 2016 Contribution addresses the critical scarce-skills needs of the chemical processing industry BASF remains committed  to supporting the upliftment of science, mathematics and engineering programmes BASF South Africa joins the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s InnoVenton Institute in... 

Syngenta selects Damco as its global 4PL Partner

8th March 2016 Syngenta, the world’s largest agricultural chemical company, has signed a contract with Damco as the lead logistics partner (4PL) for its global sea and airfreight shipments. The agreement builds on Damco’s longstanding relationship with Syngenta and is based on four pillars covering the... 

New Jumo Pressure Transmitter With Atex Approval From Asstech

8th February 2016 Available from ASSTech, the new Jumo MIDAS S21 Ex pressure transmitter is designed for safe pressure measurement in critical areas. The system is hermetically sealed and has ATEX approval. Available measuring ranges are 0.25 to 100 bar relative pressure and 1 to 25 bar absolute pressure. Medium... 

Fast and Precise in Chemical Plant Engineering

2nd November 2015 Within the next 8 years, investments in chemical plants will double worldwide based on the forecasts of the American Chemical Council. The reasons for this are the global mega trends such as population growth, emerging markets, and the appetite for raw materials. This increases the necessity for... 

International experts from the valves and fittings industry...

26th October 2015 Valves and fittings are used in a wide variety of different industries. They ensure safety in the oil and gas industry, channel liquids and gases in the chemical industry, regulate incoming and outgoing water and ensure a free flow of liquid in the drinks industry. The fourth edition of VALVE... 

Sasol promotes reading through book drive

23rd October 2015 Chemicals and energy company Sasol is set to handover close to 20 000 books to the Maharishi Institute the Girls and Boys Club of Soweto, at the Jabavu Community Library and the Vaal University of Technology (VUT), in the maiden project of its global ‘Sasol for Good’ initiative. “As our first... 

Chieta Operational Funding For Coatings Training Centre

3rd September 2015 The dire need for skills upliftment in the South African coatings industry has been given a major boost by the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority - the Skills Education Training Authority created by the  government for the chemical industry - allocating funding for all the... 

Innovative Pipe Bending Solutions

7th August 2015 Customer focus, increased customer benefits: The tube bending machine manufacturer Schwarze-Robitec offers its visitors at the FABTECH 2015 in Chicago additional benefits. Between November 9-12, the visitors will meet the complete team of the new US subsidiary at booth #N8103. The tube bending... 

P1V-M air motors series from Parker has been extended to offer two new power ratings plus ATEX certification

1st July 2015 Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, continues to innovate at a pace across all its industry sectors and products ranges.  The objective is to offer customers solutions to their everyday engineering challenges.  In line with this objective Parker has extended its... 

BASF supports youth development at the 2015 Career Indaba

18th May 2015 The Sandton Convention Centre will again play host to about 5 000 talented youths at the 2015 Career Indaba, hosted in partnership with SABC Education. Highlighting available career opportunities and required appropriate qualifications, the event aims to assist students, learners, job seekers and... 

Traceability and Validation of liquid flow measurands

13th May 2015 Dr. Nicolaus Mathies, Krohne Messtechnik GmbH, Duisburg Measurement of flowing liquid in closed conduits is present in many different applications in our daily life, e.g. water or heat metering, gas metering, filling stations, in the chemical industry, the food industry, for batching or for... 

Hit Expands Its Market Share In Heavy Duty Single Stage Gear Units

22nd April 2015 Hansen Industrial Transmissions (HIT) is very successful in selling single stage blower drives. Having no dedicated single stage solution for the larger sizes, a special solution was designed starting from the standard horizontal, parallel, 2-stage “Hansen P4” housing (size G, H, J or K - with 1... 

Safety breakthrough in chemical transportation

30th June 2014 Google the phrase “leading industry in safety” and the first organic search result – that is to say that the result is due to the topic and site being popular searches, rather than paid for – is the Mining Industry Occupational Safety & Health Website or www.mosh.co.za . This reflects what we all... 

Vision Transport (Pty) Ltd signs the Responsible Care Public Commitment

16th January 2014 Vision Transport has become the latest member of the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association to sign the Responsible Care Public Commitment, thereby committing the company to implement the Guiding Principles of this voluntary initiative of the chemical industry. “To ensure that chemicals are... 

Responsible Care Report 2013 showcase Responsible Care in action

15th November 2013 At a special breakfast function on 14 November 2013, the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association launched its 2013 Responsible Care Performance Report, the 7th in the history of Responsible Care in South Africa.  CAIA, the custodian of Responsible Care in South Africa, collects safety, health... 

Chc Resources Pty (Ltd) Commits To Responsible Care

12th November 2013 Mr Reshaan Laljith, CEO of CHC Resources has become the latest member of the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association to sign the Responsible Care Public Commitment, thereby committing the company to implementing the Guiding Principles of this voluntary initiative of the chemical industry.... 

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