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Corrosion Control, Coatings and Tribology

Repair solution used across industries

By: Cameron Mackay     4th June 2021 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 of last year, showcasing the “versatility of Belzona-engineered coatings”. MRS CEO Franscois... 

Industry struggling with materials shortages, price increases

By: Cameron Mackay     4th June 2021 A shortage of raw materials, coupled with substantial raw-material price increases, has placed the local coatings industry under pressure, states South African Paint Manufacturing Association (Sapma) executive director Tara Benn. “A complex mix of demand and global chemical plant production... 

PAINTING A PICTURE
The long-term outlook for the industry currently is that current demand for decorative paint will last for another few years, before it eventually levels out
PAINTING A PICTURE The long-term outlook for the industry currently is that current demand for decorative paint will last for another few years, before it eventually levels out

BAMR - Serving the industry for 75 years

4th June 2021 BAMR is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Fred Duk, a major in the Airforce, returned from the war to establish BAMR on 22 May 1946. Frank, took over in 1961 and Graham Duk, Fred’s grandson, became involved in 1998. BAMR remains a customer-focused, family-owned business. In its early... 

BAMR - Serving the industry for 75 years

Hot Dip Galvanizers Association Southern Africa

4th June 2021 The Hot Dip Galvanizers Association Southern Africa (HDGASA) is a not-for-profit trade organization, founded in 1965, dedicated to serving the needs of end-users, specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors, fabricators and hot dip galvanizers throughout Southern Africa. To further this aim,... 

Hot Dip Galvanizers Association Southern Africa

Cosasco

4th June 2021 The latest innovation in wireless, high temperature, ultrasonic monitoring – Up to the 3x more sensitive than competing sensors. Cosasco, a global leader and pioneer of corrosion monitoring, has released a new product, “Echo Point” is in an elite class of wireless ultrasonic sensors rated for the... 

Cosasco

Institute working to host international event locally

By: Cameron Mackay     4th June 2021 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 World Tribology Congress in South Africa in 2025 or 2026, says SAIT president Patrick Swan.  “We are... 

Association prepares for life after crisis

By: Cameron Mackay     5th June 2020 Despite the debilitating effects of Covid-19 on the local economy, the South African Paint Manufacturing Association (Sapma) is using this opportunity to redevelop and implement improved measures of communication with member companies, as well as ramping up training. “Since the spread of Covid-19... 

COATINGS TECHNOLOGY TRAINING
Sapma is looking to consolidate its online learning materials into one platform. To make material easier to access and navigate for trainees
COATINGS TECHNOLOGY TRAINING Sapma is looking to consolidate its online learning materials into one platform. To make material easier to access and navigate for trainees

Plan unveiled to prevent aircraft corrosion

5th June 2020 As hundreds of aircraft remain grounded owing to plummeting air travel demand amid pandemic restrictions, the question arising is how airlines can preserve as much value as possible, while high-dollar assets sit idle for an indefinite period. To address this critical need, corrosion solution... 

FLIGHT PRESERVATION
Cortec has designed an aircraft preservation guide based on the practical advantages of VpCI technology
FLIGHT PRESERVATION Cortec has designed an aircraft preservation guide based on the practical advantages of VpCI technology

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 of time at home during lockdown, the easing of lockdown restrictions will bring with it the... 

WINTER COLOUR INSPIRATIONS
Plascon’s colour advice team has come up with a collection of interior colours to fit the mood of the times
WINTER COLOUR INSPIRATIONS Plascon’s colour advice team has come up with a collection of interior colours to fit the mood of the times

Improved welding helps local company alleviate corrosion

By: Cameron Mackay     5th June 2020 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, in the local industry. “It is commonly known that copper is an ideal material to be used in the... 

REFINED HARD-FACING WELDING
As the demand and quantity of components requiring hard-facing increased, Thos Begbie begun looking at alternative methods of conducting specialised welding
REFINED HARD-FACING WELDING As the demand and quantity of components requiring hard-facing increased, Thos Begbie begun looking at alternative methods of conducting specialised welding

New epoxy primer for heavy-duty equipment

31st May 2019 This month, global coatings manufacturer Hempel launched a new epoxy primer for heavy duty equipment and trucks called Hempaprime Shield 700 HS. Hempaprime Shield 700 HS is specifically designed to improve productivity and quality for original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) by reducing production... 

SPRAY DAY
The fast drying epoxy allows for shorter intervals between coats
SPRAY DAY The fast drying epoxy allows for shorter intervals between coats

Powder coating for corrosion launched

31st May 2019 Global industrial coating supplier PPG has introduced its PPG Envirocron Extreme Protection Edge powder coatings for corrosion protection. PPG is represented in South Africa by paint manufacturer Prominent Paints, based in Alrode, Gauteng. 

LAY IT ON THIN
The sprayable powder is a one coat application
LAY IT ON THIN The sprayable powder is a one coat application

Association highlights advantages of hot dip galvanising

By: Halima Frost     31st May 2019 The steel industry has not been immune to the pressures of the recent global and domestic economic challenges and, as a result, a notable reduction in local consumption has been filtering through to the hot dip galvanizing industry. Hot dip galvanizing is a corrosion-control process for steel or... 

TAKE A DIP
Dipping steel into molten zinc allows for an effective corrosion barrier
TAKE A DIP Dipping steel into molten zinc allows for an effective corrosion barrier

Corrosion coating applied to drive units

By: Halima Frost     31st May 2019 Engineering components supplier Bearing Man Group’s (BMG’s) Nord aluminium drives range is available with the nsd tupH anti-corrosion treatment for improved process reliability in extreme environmental conditions and hygienically critical applications. Manufactured and developed by electric motor... 

NOT TO BE IG‘NORD’
The in-house coating developed by Nord is applied to all its aluminium drives
NOT TO BE IG‘NORD’ The in-house coating developed by Nord is applied to all its aluminium drives

Rust preventive coating now available in aerosol

31st May 2019 Last month, corrosion control technology developer Cortec Corporation launched the EcoAir Tool & Die Rust Preventative to cut costs and meet the needs of mold, tool, and die manufacturers and end-users. This liquid rust preventative comes in a non-flammable spray can that makes it easier to use... 

CAN IT
The rust preventative is now easier to use and store in the aerosol can
CAN IT The rust preventative is now easier to use and store in the aerosol can

Oil monitoring technology prolongs gearbox life

31st May 2019 Advanced monitoring technology company Atten2 presented its OilHealth and OilWear on-line optical sensors at the Wind O&M EU 2019 trade fair, held in February in Munich, Germany. Atten2 produces and markets the OilHealth and OilWear on-line optical sensors for the analysis of industrial fluids,... 

WINDING ME UP The wind turbine’s gearbox and oil efficacy can be monitored by sensors
WINDING ME UP The wind turbine’s gearbox and oil efficacy can be monitored by sensors

New coatings range launched in S Africa  

By: Halima Frost     31st May 2019 Specialised construction product manufacturer a.b.e. Construction Chemicals announced its partnership last month with coatings supplier Rustopak to launch the a.b.e. Rustopak range. The range consists of the a.b.e Rustopak Red Penetrant Sealant, and the Rustopak Top Coat. 

New coatings range launched in S Africa
a.b.e. Construction Chemicals CEO Warren Trew & Watsons Coatings president Gary Watson discuss the Rustopak range. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Christo Greyling.

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals

31st May 2019 a.b.e. Construction Chemicals is a major supplier of specialised construction products to the building, civil engineering and building maintenance industries. Rustopak 

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals

BAMR

31st May 2019 At BAMR, we supply, repair, service and calibrate instruments, especially in the Coatings, Corrosion, Physical Paint Testing and Allied Industries, since 1946. We are a small close-knit third-generation family business that sees the value in building long and lasting relationships with our... 

BAMR

Corrocoat SA

31st May 2019 With more than 35 years of experience, coupled with over a million square metres of successfully applied ultra-heavy-duty chemical, abrasion and impact-resistant coatings and linings, all manufactured to ISO 9001 standards, Corrocoat SA continues to provide cost-effective anti-corrosion solutions... 

Corrocoat SA

JST to introduce Swarm in July

By: Melissa Zisengwe     1st June 2018 Local corrosion control solution provider JST in association with Total Heating Solutions, or THS, will introduce Swarm, a new corrosion-monitoring system, to the South African market next month, following its distribution agreement finalisation with US-based corrosion and erosion monitoring... 

CORROSION MONITOR Swarm provides rapid response to wall thickness changes in pipes and vessels
CORROSION MONITOR Swarm provides rapid response to wall thickness changes in pipes and vessels

Tribology talk addresses abundant wear challenges

By: Melissa Zisengwe     1st June 2018 Last month, bearings and bushings manufacturer Vesconite Bearings chairperson Dr Jean-Patrick Leger presented a talk on the adventures and challenges in overcoming wear in different industries at the South African Institute of Tribology in Sandton, Gauteng. Of the presentation, ‘Adventures in... 

JEAN-PATRICK LEGER In applications, two surfaces rub and/or spin against each other causing friction and leading to wear
JEAN-PATRICK LEGER In applications, two surfaces rub and/or spin against each other causing friction and leading to wear

Active seal solution to mitigate corrosion

By: Melissa Zisengwe     1st June 2018 Companies and industries affected by corrosion should consider Afrisun’s High Ratio Calcium Sulfonate Alkyd (HRCSA) coating to mitigate the threat of corrosion at production plants in the metal- and industrial sectors, says local corrosion solution provider Afrisun Coating Enterprises CEO Quentin... 

NEW PRODUCT HRCSA coating technology has been used in the US to prevent crevice corrosion
NEW PRODUCT HRCSA coating technology has been used in the US to prevent crevice corrosion

Coatings increase turbine efficiency

2nd June 2017 Thermal barrier coatings can significantly increase the turbine efficiency of turbomachinery by allowing higher firing temperatures while reducing component thermal fatigue, warpage, oxidation and cracking, says thermal spray coatings supplier Thermaspray. 

SPRAY BOOTH The company has a top-loading spray booth that can handle shafts of 5 500 mm in length
SPRAY BOOTH The company has a top-loading spray booth that can handle shafts of 5 500 mm in length

Full range of corrosion control products available in Southern Africa

2nd June 2017 Corrosion control product supplier JST International’s (JST’s) cathodic protection and impressed current cathodic protection systems and corrosion resistant pipe supports product ranges have been expanded to include the full range of corrosion control coatings and wrappings in Southern Africa. 

CORROSION CONTROL JST has several products that can be used to control the corrosion of wood, steel and concrete
Photo by Duane Daws
CORROSION CONTROL JST has several products that can be used to control the corrosion of wood, steel and concrete

Grain silos in East London repaired

2nd June 2017 Construction company Motheo Infrastructure Contractors is carrying out repair work at the grain silos at the Port of East London’s Transnet terminals as result of the spalling of the concrete owing to constant exposure to damp, salty air from the Indian Ocean. 

GRAIN SILO The grain silos are under repair to help combat corrosion on the concrete and steel rebar
GRAIN SILO The grain silos are under repair to help combat corrosion on the concrete and steel rebar

Polymeric coatings extend component life

15th July 2016 Surface coating technology company Thermaspray’s range of wear and corrosion resistant polymeric coatings protect components in extremely harsh environments, delivering cost and time saving benefits to customers through extended component life and enhanced production. “These highly flexible... 

Technology combats corrosion in aerospace equipment

15th July 2016 Corrosion protection supplier Cortec announced last month that its Vapor Phase Corrosion Inhibitor (VpCI) technology for the aircraft, aviation and aerospace industries, scales new heights for industry leading corrosion protection to aircraft and aerospace equipment. The company explains that... 

AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT PROTECTED 
Corrosion in the aircraft industry can be disastrous if left undetected and untreated
AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT PROTECTED Corrosion in the aircraft industry can be disastrous if left undetected and untreated

European coatings show ready for 2017

15th July 2016 Preparations for the next European Coatings Show in Germany are already under way and will take place from April 4 to 6, next year. Engineers, developers and decision-makers will once again find an unrivalled range of raw materials and laboratory, production, testing and measuring technology for... 

Company commercialises thermoplastic material with low friction coefficiency

15th July 2016 In May, plastic fabrication and engineering company Vesconite Bearings  started to commercialise its Superlube, a thermoplastic bearing material with one of the lowest coefficients of friction of any polymer available. The development of Superlube – conducted at the company’s laboratory in... 

SUPERLUBE COMMERCIALISED 
Superlube is being considered for various applications, such as propellers, high-end yacht fittings and turbines in the renewable-energy market
SUPERLUBE COMMERCIALISED Superlube is being considered for various applications, such as propellers, high-end yacht fittings and turbines in the renewable-energy market

Expansion of LPG coating range imminent

15th July 2016 Retail, trade, industrial and furniture coatings markets supplier Kansai Plascon launched its liquid petroleum gas (LPG) coating for the LPG market in May 2015, and expansion of the range is imminent, as interest this year has exceeded expectations. Kansai Plascon industrial and protective... 

Marine industry benefits from corrosion protection

15th July 2016 In April marine coatings business AkzoNobel launched a ‘best-in-class’ anticorrosive universal primer, Intershield One-2-One, which delivers simplified maintenance, waste avoidance and enhanced corrosion protection. Intershield One-2-One, part of AkzoNobel’s International range of marine... 

ANTICORROSIVE PRIMER LAUNCHED 
Intershield One-2-One can be used as a primer on most areas of a marine vessel
Photo by Bloomberg
ANTICORROSIVE PRIMER LAUNCHED Intershield One-2-One can be used as a primer on most areas of a marine vessel

International journal tackles global challenge of corrosion

15th July 2016 Owing to corrosion costing companies more than $2-trillion a year globally,  high impact scientific and medical information publisher Nature Publishing Group (NPG) – part of scientific publishing company Springer Nature Corrosion – has reached an agreement with the Chinese Society for Corrosion... 

GLOBAL CORROSION PROBLEM ADDRESSED 
npj Materials Degradation open access journal covers the the field of materials degradation across both metallic and nonmetallic materials
Photo by Bloomberg
GLOBAL CORROSION PROBLEM ADDRESSED npj Materials Degradation open access journal covers the the field of materials degradation across both metallic and nonmetallic materials

Increased imports and skills shortage threaten industry

By: Kimberley Smuts     15th July 2016 Increasing volumes of questionable quality paint from less regulated countries are reaching South Africa. This could negatively affect profitability and lead to more job losses for the local coatings sector. South African Paint Manufacturers Association (Sapma) executive director Deryck Spence... 

DERYCK SPENCE
Cheaper imports in an already saturated market could decrease the volumes of local paint manufactured
DERYCK SPENCE Cheaper imports in an already saturated market could decrease the volumes of local paint manufactured

Gas filtration prevents corrosion in plant components

By: Kimberley Smuts     15th July 2016 Air, gas and liquid filtration company Freudenberg Filtration Technologies explains that petrochemical facilities are extremely corrosive environments.  Therefore, an oil refinery commissioned Freudenberg’s Viledon ChemControl recirculation system and the Viledon ChemControl deep-bed... 

AIR FILTRATION FIGHTS CORROSION
Corrosion in the petrochemicals industry is fostered by the presence of acidic, caustic and oxidising gases
AIR FILTRATION FIGHTS CORROSION Corrosion in the petrochemicals industry is fostered by the presence of acidic, caustic and oxidising gases

New pipes manufacturing facility to be completed by year-end

By: Kimberley Smuts     20th July 2015 Sasolburg-based pipes manufacturer Africa Pipe Industries (API), which supplies helical welded pipes used in the water and oil and gas industries, has started the construction phase of a new manufacturing facility in Mokopane, Limpopo. API sales and marketing director Jan Jansen van Niewenhuizen... 

New pipes manufacturing facility to be completed by year-end

New polycarbamide technology introduced onto local market

By: Kimberley Smuts     17th July 2015 Industrial and specialty gas products and chemicals supplier Air Products South Africa (SA) has recently introduced its new polycarbamide technology, designed for flooring applications, which provides colour, ultraviolet stability and low temperature curing, says GM of the Chemicals division... 

JOSUA LE ROUX Air Products South Africa new polycarbamide technology provides colour, ultraviolet stability and low temperature curing
JOSUA LE ROUX Air Products South Africa new polycarbamide technology provides colour, ultraviolet stability and low temperature curing

Coating process provides significant wear and corrosion protection

By: Kimberley Smuts     17th July 2015 Performance tooling manufacturer and coating specialist TD Coating Centre included the surface-hardening process of boriding into its service offering this year, enabling the company to treat certain steel products with a low-friction, deep and hard-wear resistant surface that does not flake off.... 

BALL VALVES
Boriding provides good corrosion resistance in non-oxidising acids and can operate in temperatures of up to 800 °C
BALL VALVES Boriding provides good corrosion resistance in non-oxidising acids and can operate in temperatures of up to 800 °C
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