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Corrosion Control News

Manufacturer battles Chinese competitors

By: Eleanor Seggie     15th January 2010 Cathodic protection manufacturer Disa Anodes says that the company faces massive competition from China and other Asian countries and is receiving very little support from government and the local industry. The company, which is only a corrosion protection anodes and ancillary equipment... 

SA’s first lubricants franchise being set up 

By: Darren Parker     14th August 2009 Lubricant blender and supplier Blue Chip Lubricants is overhauling its branding and business structure, and this includes expanding through the establishment of a lubricants franchise, the first of its kind in South Africa. 

Fibre-reinforced backing developed for polyurethane liners

By: Darren Parker     29th May 2009 South African polyurethane (PU) product producer Uretech has developed a fibre-reinforced backing for its range of PU liners, which allows the liners to be lighter compared with traditional steel-reinforced backing. It is also significantly less costly than steel-reinforced liners, yet just as... 

Corrosion protection 
company focused on 
skills development

By: Darren Parker     29th May 2009 Corrosion protection company Virgo Business Consulting (VBC) reports that the company is focussed on skills development, given its new-entrant status in the corrosion painting market. 

National tribology study forges ahead

By: Darren Parker     29th May 2009 The South African Institute of Tribology (SAIT) has acquired the necessary funding to initiate a study of the costs associated with not conforming to leading practice principles in the field of tribology, in the country.


Skills transfer, capacity building imperative in corrosion control industry 

By: Darren Parker     29th May 2009 The attraction, retention and development of necessary skills and knowledge within the field of corrosion is a significant challenge for the South African corrosion control industry, says Corrosion Institute of Southern Africa (CorrISA) president Deon Slabbert.  

Nanotechnology-based lubricant reduces 
gear wear

29th May 2009 Clean technology company, and provider of nanotechnology-based products, ApNano Materials, reports that its nanotechnology-based lubricant NanoLub, significantly decreases damaging wear pits on gear teeth. 

Energy crisis drives increased interest, research in tribology

By: Jacqueline Holman     30th May 2008 Energy supply shortages in South Africa and internationally have resulted in an increased focus on tribology, South African Institute of Tribology’s (SAIT’s) president Patrick Swan tells Engineering News. 

Value-add division supplies products for advanced corrosion protection products

By: Jacqueline Holman     30th May 2008 Value-add division of Robor, Pipe Systems, supplies piping solutions, in which corrosion protection plays a large part, to projects in the mining, water reticulation, gas and petrochemical industries. 

Conference emphasises the high costs of corrosion

By: Jacqueline Holman     30th May 2008 The direct cost of corrosion in South Africa equates to about R150-billion a year, Corrosion Institute of Southern Africa’s (CorrISA’s) president, Deon Slabbert, told industry participants at the second Annual Corrosion Control Conference in April. 

New advances improve waterborne maintenance coatings

30th May 2008 Performance levels of waterborne maintenance coatings are now equal to or even better than the capabilities of solvent-borne coatings, resulting from advances in polymer design and formulation, says chemical specialist Rohm and Haas. 

Online real-time corrosion monitoring growing globally

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     4th April 2008 The use of online real-time corrosion monitoring transmitters is growing internationally, says global industrial supplies manufacturer Honeywell process solutions engineer Ayman Mehdawe. 

A corrosion solution to ‘pig-out’ on

By: Guy Copans     1st June 2007 Significant time and money could be saved in the mechanical and chemical cleaning, surface preparation and re-coating of underground water reticulation pipe lines in South Africa, through the use of on-site Pipe Pigging technology, says Corrosion Engineering Specialists, Corrocoat South Africa�s... 

Oil additive prevents corrosion 

By: Guy Copans     1st June 2007 Lubricant-manufacturer PS23 offers an oil additive to consumers that has a range of functions including an improved anticorrosive ability, reduced friction and fortified oil film strength, says PS23 director Sean Van Rij. 

Galvanising a hot topic, says industry body

By: Guy Copans     1st June 2007 Hot-dip galvanizing in South Africa is currently experiencing a boom, says the Hot-Dip Galvanizers Association of Southern Africa (HDGASA) executive director Bob Wilmot. 

Container-handling spreaders refurbished

By: Laura Tyrer     28th April 2006 Specialising in port equipment and container-handling equipment in particular, CPS Projects, of Kwazulu-Natal, has recently conducted the complete refurbishment of seven Bromma container-handling spreaders for the Durban Container Terminal. 

Lube pump installed on front-end loader

21st April 2006 FloSolve’s Western Cape distributor, Calberg Lubrication, has installed a Vogel GSE multi-outlet driven pump for a centralised lubrication system on a Komatsu WA800 front-end loader for Namakwa Sands on the West Coast. 

New filter range unveiled

17th March 2006 A brand-new range of filters, regulators and lubricators has just been released by Ernest Lowe under its own Elco label. 

Machine tool retrofitter only uses German lube systems

23rd September 2005 East Rand machine tool retrofitter Autonumerics Machine Tools installs only German-manufactured Vogel lubrication equipment on the milling machines and lathes that it refurbishes. 

Corrosion control kudos

By: peter cromberge     2nd September 2005 The overall joint winners of the 2005 Eskom Hot Dip Galavanizing Awards, hosted by the Hot Dip Galvanizers Association on August 19 in Johannesburg, are the MTN Headquarters Building and the Kwik Fab Projects (KFP) Tread Steer Bogie project. 

US cryogenic treatment system is now in SA

By: Jade Davenport     15th July 2005 The science of extreme low-temperature engineering in the form of US-based Cryogenics International’s patented controlled deep cryogenic treatment systems and processes to improve the metallurgical and structural properties of metals, plastics and other materials is now available in South... 

New training courses set for July

By: Jade Davenport     3rd June 2005 The Corrosion Institute of Southern Africa is a nonprofit organisation involved in corrosion control and prevention. 

Corrosion firm wins various contracts

By: Jade Davenport     3rd June 2005 Leading South African corrosion-engineering company Didier Corrosion Engineering (DCE) has had a complicated history, which includes many name changes, mergers and acquisitions over the past 37 years. 

Innovative coatingproduct receives good market response

By: Jade Davenport     3rd June 2005 The majority of corrosion-protection coatings that are available on the South African market are standard epoxy-based coatings, which have always been susceptible to impact and abrasion damage. 

Corrosion resistant roller chain added to product range

3rd June 2005 Durban-based supplier of industrial machinery Bearing Man has recently introduced a new corrosion-resistant DP roller chain series to its range of Tsubaki corrosion-resistant products. 

Thermal ceramic coatings extend element life

3rd June 2005 Distributor and applicator of microfilm high-temperature ceramic coatings Powerkote has recently introduced a microfilm corrosion and chemical-resistant coating for domestic and industrial elements, which is capable of withstanding thermal shock. 

Stainless for infrastructure

3rd June 2005 In developing countries where financial resources are limited, it is important to create infrastructure using material that is inherently corrosion resistant and thus suitable for reducing the lifecycle costs associated with maintenance. 

Tribology applied to reduce equipment wear

3rd June 2005 Wear is inevitable in the use of comminution equipment and a risk factor, which IMS Engineering is seeking to reduce by applying the science of tribology during the development of processing solutions for its customers. 

Stainless steel in high demand for infrastructure projects

3rd June 2005 In developing countries where financial resources are limited, it is important to create infrastructure using material that is inherently corrosion resistant and thus suitable for reducing the lifecycle costs associated with maintenance. 

Ice plant in Botswana is refurbished

3rd June 2005 Supplier and manufacturer of products for the steel, concrete, masonry and composite industry, StonCor Africa has recently played an integral role in the extensive refurbishment of an ice plant in Botswana. 

Prepare before you paint

3rd June 2005 The Kwazulu-Natal-based Rohm & Haas Paint Quality Institute (PQI) strives to create a more informed paint consumer and assists quality paint manufacturers in their efforts to produce and promote quality paints. 

US rust-protection system now in South Africa

By: Jade Davenport     3rd June 2005 Durban-based Epure Coatings has been specialising in rust-prevention in the automotive industry for the past seven years and has recently introduced a new rust-protection system into the South African market called CarWell Rust Protection System. 

Fuel additive passes airport tests

By: Nicola Mawson     24th May 2005 Oil-based additive company Fuel Effect has completed tests at a ground power-unit at Fleet Africa, Swissport at Johannesburg International Airport. 

Drives for sewage treatment applications

1st April 2005 Bearing Man’s gear products division, Power Drives, has a range of drives designed specially for sewage-treatment applications. 

75% increase in oil-analysis course attendance

By: Nicola Mawson     11th February 2005 What if your vehicle’s oil could tell you what was wrong with the engine? 

Success requires more than just product differentiation

By: Nicola Mawson     11th February 2005 In the oils and lubricants industry, it is becoming increasingly difficult for companies to differentiate themselves on the basis of product. 

SA fluid-transfer firm wins Ghana contract

11th February 2005 Lubrication-solutions provider FloSolve was awarded a global tender to fit Wiggins service systems on to a fleet of 42 CAT earthmoving machines for Gold Fields’s Tarkwa mine, in Ghana. 

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