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Environment-friendly cement production in SA

25th November 2020 The local cement sector has been hailed for making significant progress in reducing its carbon footprint and producing more environment-friendly cement. Recent research by local cement producer AfriSam, has shown that the use of fly ash and ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBFS) in cement... 

Smoothing the application of concrete floor finishes

11th September 2020 A new product aims to ensure easier finishing of concrete surfaces by troweling or floating, saving both time and money while achieving quality finishes. The success of a durable and functional floor is said to lie in the ability to produce a quality finish, typically characterised by a smooth... 

Smoothing the application of concrete floor finishes
CHRYSO FiniSafe can be used for varioius applications

Locally produced plaster for local conditions

14th August 2020 A South African gypsum producer has developed a new and locally-produced line of finishing plaster, skimming plaster and joining plaster for the construction sector. The product is expected to largely replace imported finishing plaster products which may not be as well suited to local conditions.... 

Locally produced plaster for local conditions
Metacote finishing plaster, skimming plaster and joining plaster produced by OMV

Application-driven release agents bring flexibility to the concrete industry

26th June 2020 Formwork is recognised as a crucial aspect of the production of quality concrete, and moulds are similarly key in the manufacture of precast elements. To achieve the desired aesthetics of concrete finishes, such as surface texture and colour, formwork surfaces require adequate preparation in... 

Application-driven release agents bring flexibility to the concrete industry
CHRYSO offers a range of application-driven formwork release agents

Ready-mix concrete reinforces durable construction of Brakpan reservoir

11th June 2020 The City of Ekurhuleni, as part of a commitment to address water capacity constraints within its region, has embarked on building 29 reservoirs during the period 2018 to 2021. This will see a combined storage capacity of 550 Mℓ being added to the infrastructure. The construction of a new... 

Ready-mix concrete reinforces durable construction of Brakpan reservoir
AfriSam ready-mix concrete used in the construction of the new Brakpan reservoir

Finishing products enhance building aesthetics

11th June 2020 A range of supplementary building products aims to provide superior quality to finishes and improved overall aesthetics on building projects. Manufactured from galvanised steel sheet which is expanded into mesh, Mentis Angle Beads are designed for internal and exterior plaster use. Expanded metal... 

Finishing products enhance building aesthetics
Mentis Plaster Stop provides a straight edge and finish for plaster at openings and abutments

Concrete screws hold fast

27th March 2020 An all-inclusive line of stainless steel hex head concrete screws has recently been introduced.   The anchor is manufactured from 410 stainless steel with a silver climaseal coating, that aims to provide optimum corrosion-resistance properties. 

Concrete screws hold fast
The CONFAST stainless steel hex head concrete screw

Dumper swivels in small spaces

6th February 2020 A swivel site dumper designed for small to medium jobsites and crowded or confined areas, has been introduced. The dumper measures 3.95 m in length and 4.41 m in width and features forward and swivel tipping mechanisms, allowing the load to rotate 90° on either side before being tipped. This... 

Battery-converter backpack offers freedom of movement

31st January 2020 Internal vibrators are used in the construction industry to help process concrete as quickly as possible and to make concrete stronger and more resistant. A battery-powered internal vibrator system that aims to allow an operator to work faster, more comfortably and safer, is now available. 

Slipring motor drives cement and mining industries

21st November 2019 A new slipring motor designed and engineered for applications mainly in the cement and mining industries, has been launched. The motor has a power range up to 4.5 MW and can be used in a range of applications including mills, crushers, conveyors and fans. It is designed and dimensioned for... 

Beton Lab

14th November 2019 Civil Engineering Laboratory. Specializing in cement, concrete & aggregate testing. Established in 1999. 

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals

11th November 2019 a.b.e. Concrete Repair and Protection range of products include epoxy and cementitious systems. 

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals

The CHRYSO®Plast Omega range of new generation plasticisers for the readymix concrete market

11th November 2019 An innovative range of plasticisers - the CHRYSO®Plast Omega range is specifically engineered to assist readymix producers to meet their customers’ precise requirements by enabling them to offer a wide scope of concrete mixes. 

The CHRYSO®Plast Omega range of new generation plasticisers for the readymix concrete market

Additives used to improve the quality of cement

7th November 2019 Cement additives and grinding aids are used to improve the characteristics of cement and to assist manufacturers in the production of higher-quality cement. Higher-quality cement potentially enables producers to increase throughput, achieve better efficiencies and lower costs per ton of cement sold. 

Extruder offers higher casting speed

10th October 2019 A new model of extruder for hollow-core slab production, has been introduced. The machine will offer high casting speed, second generation automatic compaction control and bouncing prevention. In addition to the standard hollow-core slab production, the new design of the machine will also enable... 

Extruder offers higher casting speed
New extruder allows for multi-product casting

Mixer-pump for high-volume gypsum applications

10th September 2019 A mixer-pump with variable speeds from 0 to 18 cubic yards an hour and long-distance and high-volume pumping capabilities, is now available. The pump can be used for gypsum flooring underlayment, grouting, cellular concrete and some wet shotcrete applications. It promises smoother material... 

Polymeric concrete solutions for the mining industry

1st August 2019 Machinery and equipment in the mining industry are often in need of repair and maintenance. The harsh operating environment leads to problems such as abrasion, chemical damage, corrosion, impact and wear. Vibrations in the mining environment can lead to equipment wear and fatigue, resulting in... 

Sensor technology advances bulk flow measurement in cement industry

25th June 2019 The development of sensor technology provides the cement industry with a number of potential solutions, such as lower production costs, improved quality, enhanced tracking accuracy, environment-friendly production and reduced downtime. In particular, non-contact volume flow measurement of... 

Precast concrete slabs speed up housing delivery

19th June 2019 South Africa’s massive backlog in affordable housing has seen a continued demand for precast hollow core concrete slabs. “With rapid urbanisation and the increased premium on land in urban areas, multi-storey residential designs are now the norm,” says Elematic SA director Craig Webber. “This... 

Precast concrete slabs speed up housing delivery

Sand Shifters

1st February 2019 Sand Shifters is a superior supplier of sand, bricks and cement to the construction industry. Our objective is to provide high-quality construction materials to contractors, developers and the general public. We provide a wide range of products and services to meet all construction and plant hire... 

Sand Shifters

PERI South Africa

6th November 2018 PERI’s products and services are distributed from nine local branches, as well as in Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, and Mozambique, and extending throughout sub-Saharan Africa. PERI has extensive expertise and experience in the civil infrastructure, architectural, and building sectors,... 

PERI South Africa

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