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Supplier outlines corrosion challenges for long-lead items
9th February 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Oil and gas facility owners and operators face numerous challenges regarding effective corrosion protection that can directly impact on their operating a profitable, safe and compliant facility,... 

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Converter plants beneficial
27th October 2023

With a focus on future-oriented stainless steelmaking, metallurgical industry plant supplier SMS group offers converter steel plants for carbon and stainless steel worldwide. This includes complex... 

A pile of pipes behind a fence covered in a Denso Ultraflex 1250 tape, a specially formulated anti-corrosion system.
Manufacturer secures large high pressure valve order
30th June 2023 By: Halima Frost

Steel, tube and engineering product supplier Stewarts & Lloyds’ Pipes & Fittings branch has secured a multimillion-rand order for high pressure valves with the Chris Hani district municipality, in... 

Large rolls of flat rolled steel, set for distribution to manufactures according to the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association
Sector stays sturdy despite challenges
7th April 2023 By: Halima Frost

The stainless steel sector remains steadfast in its resilience, and is even more determined to fight for its well-deserved place in growing the South African economy, says Southern Africa Stainless... 

An aerial view of the sizable manufacturing facility at Columbus stainless in Middleburg South Africa, with buildings, storage facilities and waste water facility as well
Steel producer continues to grow manufacturing capacity
7th April 2023

Spain-based global stainless-steel producer Acerinox says its global footprint has transformed it into one of the most competitive producers of stainless steels and nickel alloys. The company... 

A pile of bearings stacked together with oil being poured over them for a visual shot
Group stresses importance of correct lubrication
17th February 2023

Industrial products provider BMG stresses that to achieve optimum performance and extended life of components like bearings, mill gear and industrial chain, correct lubrication is as important as... 

The Fuchs Lubricants warehouse in Durban
Substantial stock moved through largest branch
17th February 2023 By: Halima Frost

Lubricants manufacturer FUCHS Lubricants South Africa reports that almost 1 000 different products moved through its Durban, KwaZulu-Natal branch last year. The Durban branch, the largest in the... 

A group of people representing Assurance International Limited the official licensee of global tyre corporation Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company for Goodyear Lubricants at the unveiling of the new Lubricant oil range launch
Lubricant oil range and reach extended
17th February 2023

Furthering its endeavour to innovate and redefine the automotive lubricants product segment, India-based manufacturer Assurance International Limited unveiled its new range of lubricant oils last... 

A man wearing a  blue overall with the BMG logo on servicing a Danfoss drive
New drives added to extensive portfolio
27th January 2023 By: Halima Frost

Advanced engineering manufacturer Danfoss has successfully added its IC2 and IC7 drives, released in the final quarter of last year, to its existing VLT and VACON range of drives. The drives will... 

A concept image of a car seat in grey with yellow bushes at all points where a bush would be use, made of iglidur H5 high-performance plastic
Manufacturer launches new bushes material
9th December 2022 By: Halima Frost

High-performance plastic products manufacturer igus launched its new range of alternative bushes for the automotive sector at this year’s manufacturing, energy and logistics trade show, Hannover... 

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Elcometer faces decline in demand
9th September 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

High-quality corrosion instrumentation supplier British Allied Manufacturers Representatives (BAMR) CEO Graham Duk says the shutdown of oil refineries, including Engen oil refinery in Durban, in... 

A cross section of a metal pipe with two angles that was coated internally using a new technique offered by coatings company Corrocoat
Coating firm awarded corrosion prevention contract
10th June 2022

Last month, anti-corrosion coatings manufacturer Corrocoat announced it has been awarded a contract to protect 300 new pipe spools of various dimensions by a multinational energy client. The... 

A photo of the AzkoNobel head office taken from the bottom looking up
Online portal launched to guide clients
10th June 2022

Last month, protective powder coating and paint manufacturer AkzoNobel Powder Coatings launched a dedicated site to showcase its functional range of Resicoat powder coatings. AkzoNobel created the... 

A man standing at a podium speaking on the topic of coatings and paint development at teh Coatings for Africa 2022 expo held in Sandton last month
S African coatings event well attended
10th June 2022 By: Halima Frost

This year’s Coatings for Africa 2022 conference, organised by global events organiser DMG Events, was held at the Sandton Convention Centre, in Gauteng, from May 4 to 6. The event was hosted by... 

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Company adds two new boiler rental units
10th June 2022

Local boiler and burner supplier Combustion Technology has added two new boiler rental units to its rental offering. 

a black electrical junction box made of tough, corrosion-resistant engineering plastic by Pratley
Cost-effective electrical termination solutions for construction industry
10th June 2022

Industrial products and adhesives manufacturer Pratley offers a range of cost-effective electrical solutions available to assist contractors in a recovering construction industry. “It is important... 

An image depicting a man, Mphephu Nengovhela, wearing a black and white tuxedo, holding a microphone
Specialist replaces valves at pump station
20th May 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Industrial valves specialist Brimis Engineering is designing, fabricating and installing three custom-designed sluice gate valves to replace the obsolete valves at the Zuikerbosch pumping station... 

An image of Dekra Industrial's MD Johan Gerber
Inspections, solutions specialist expands in water sector
18th March 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Material testing and inspection services specialist Dekra Industrial has expanded its services to the water industry. The company saw a need for its non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection... 

Zinc anti-corrosion coatings offer long-lasting protection
29th November 2021 By: Donna Slater

Various methods of applying zinc films to steel items offer unique and long-lasting anti-corrosion benefits, according to various zinc experts who spoke during a webinar hosted by Creamer Media... 

Hot dip galvanising offers corrosion-resistance, a long life
5th July 2021 By: Donna Slater

Hot dip galvanising (HDG), a process that has been around for 185 years, offers corrosion-resistance properties found with few other methods, HDG expert Terry Smith has said. In a webinar hosted... 

Zinc has significant capacity to protect uncoated steel structures against premature corrosion
Association encourages use of zinc to boost rail
11th June 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

International Zinc Association (IZA) Africa Desk head Simon Norton says there is significant opportunity right now to increase the use of refined zinc for hot dip galvanising of steel, with the... 

Belzona 2221 is easy to apply without requiring specialist tools and cures at room temperature, eliminating the need for “hot work”
Repair solution used across industries
4th June 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Pump systems and complementary pump products provider Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) provided an emergency repair solution for a Pretoria-based cement manufacturer’s conveyor belt at the end... 

Institute working to host international event locally
4th June 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

The South African Institute of Tribology (SAIT) is collaborating with industry bodies and relevant government departments to host the International Tribology Council’s (ITC’s) eighth International... 

Hall Longmore launches fusion bonded epoxy pipe coatings for the local market
Hall Longmore launches fusion bonded epoxy pipe coatings for the local market
19th March 2021 By: Donna Slater

Steel pipe manufacturer Hall Longmore is looking to attract a key domestic market segment with its newly launched dual layer fusion bonded epoxy (FBE) coatings. MD Kennith van Rooyen tells... 

Pandemic negatively affects vessel testing
27th November 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

The negative impact of Covid-19 on the local economy has resulted in a significant decrease in the testing of air-pressure vessels, says air compression products and services provider Tru... 

AfriSam is the pioneer of producing highly extended concrete without compromising performance parameters
Emphasis placed on supplying products to address industry issues
30th October 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

South Africa’s civil structures are in dire need of improved performance and longevity, hence building materials company AfriSam’s emphasis on supplying quality products that “go beyond current... 

The link design of the S/SX series allows contaminants found in harsh environments to fall through the system when the cable carrier is in motion
Cables for corrosive conditions
26th June 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s extensive portfolio of Tsubaki Kabelschlepp cable carrier systems and safety cables includes S/SX steel cable carriers, which have been designed to carry heavy... 

Plascon’s colour advice team has come up with a collection of interior colours to fit the mood of the times
Company reveals 2020 winter colour coatings inspirations
5th June 2020

Colour is a strong communicator and changing the hue of walls will change the way a space can make one feel, says local coatings paint provider Plascon. “As we all have spent a considerable amount... 

As the demand and quantity of components requiring hard-facing increased, Thos Begbie begun looking at alternative methods of conducting specialised welding
Improved welding helps local company alleviate corrosion
5th June 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie has developed and improved its welding processes to weld dissimilar metals to copper to mitigate the effects of erosion, particularly chemical corrosion,... 

Benoni’s Northmead elevated water reservoir is the largest elevated type in Gauteng and one of the biggest in South Africa
Company supplies products for new Gauteng reservoirs
22nd May 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

A variety of products supplied by construction products specialist a.b.e. Construction Chemicals are being used for several new major water reservoir projects currently under construction in Gauteng. 

Preoperational cleaning of boilers before commissioning require a 1% hydrofluoric acid solution to remove most mill scale and fabrication defects
Demand increasing for boiler cleaning
17th January 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

There has been a signifiscant increase in demand for industrial and chemical cleaning solutions provider Gra-Tech’s chemical cleaning of package boilers, as industries in which package boilers are... 


Hlophe notes an increase in customers using coal-fired boilers that require automation to assist in monitoring and realising boiler efficiency, at a reasonable cost
Company to offer carbon tax consulting
17th January 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Boiler and burner solutions provider Steam Generation is set to introduce Carbon Tax consulting services for its customers to add to its boiler financing services. This comes after the Carbon Tax... 

New initiatives to support customers begin
29th November 2019

Vertically integrated filtration company Donaldson Filtration Solutions is embarking on new initiatives to further streamline the company’s offerings to the market and effectively support customer... 

While the range has many mining applications, the Vacubelt 3354 is an alternative to products made of polypropylene in cooling lubricant filtration
Company’s filter belt applications popular at trade show
29th November 2019 By: Cameron Mackay

International technical weavers GKD - Gebr. Kufferath AG received additional enquiries about the company’s Vacubelt range of filter belts and its applications beyond the mining industry during the... 

Filtaire SA has enhanced its production plant with the acquisition of 16 sewing machines and the addition of seven new production staff
Local air-filtration manufacturer enhances plant
29th November 2019 By: Cameron Mackay

In its twenty-first year of servicing the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry, local air-filtration and dust-collection products manufacturer Filtaire SA has completed a... 

New patent on filter system for metalworking announced
29th November 2019

Motion and control technologies provider Parker Hannifin Corporation’s industrial gas filtration and generation division launched an important new patent for the metalworking industry. Announced in... 

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