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Sebastian Whyle

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Sebastian Whyle is a Creamer Media Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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China leads aluminium production

23rd September 2016 China is currently the biggest producer and consumer of aluminium in the world and has expanded its aluminium industry considerably over the past 11 years, says metals trading company Metal and Tool Trade (MTT) board chairperson Volker Schütte.  

Year-on-year 6% growth for local RLC segment

16th September 2016 The local residential and light commercial (RLC) segment of the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) sector showed 6% year-on-year growth, says batteries, electronics, and HVAC equipment provider Johnson Controls GM Neil Cameron.  

Automotive HVAC market set to garner higher revenue globally

16th September 2016 Syndicated market research provider Allied Market Research (AMR) projects that the automotive heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems market will garner revenue worth $22.8-billion by 2022.  

Demand for improved efficiency drives competition

16th September 2016 The demand for increased efficiency of heating and cooling solutions at affordable prices has created stiff competition for companies in the industry, says engineering professional services consulting firm WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff technical director Pieter de Bod, a registered professional... 

Cooling solution to negate need for owning refrigeration plants

16th September 2016 Leading energy solutions provider Energy Partners in June launched its new refrigeration solution, which enables clients to buy low-cost cooling without having to buy or maintain a refrigeration plant.  

Increasing vehicle theft drives fleet management solution demand

2nd September 2016 Owing to the South African economy being under pressure, theft-related incidents are increasing. This is driving demand for technology that mitigates these risks, with the number of fleet management systems active in South Africa expected to increase from 0.9-million units at the end of 2015 to... 

UAVs lead way for smaller aerospace manufacturers

26th August 2016 Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – commonly referred to as drones – have led the way in introducing smaller manufacturers to what has typically been a large-scale industry, says South African aerospace-focussed programme National Aerospace Centre (NAC) director Philip Haupt.  

Electric propulsion the future of aircraft

26th August 2016 As battery systems improve, there is a shift towards electrically powered aircraft, which is causing a rapid change in propulsion systems in the aerospace industry, says South African aircraft manufacturer The Airplane Factory (TAF) director and shareholder Mike Blyth.  

Developer emphasises accuracy in measurement instrumentation

19th August 2016 The South African food and beverage, and pharmaceutical sectors require measurement technology that offers precision and reliability while complying with local hygiene regulations. There is, hence, greater demand for accuracy in measurement instrumentation in these sectors, says Germany-based... 

Glass recycling and reuse of returnable bottles reduce glass at landfill

19th August 2016 Consumption of returnable glass-bottled products has increased, owing to the increased affordability of returnable packs, amid difficult economic times and lower levels of disposable income. South Africa’s returnable bottle system and glass recycling initiatives divert more than two-million... 

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