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Environmental & Pollution Control

‘Green’ garden hose made from plant-based materials

22nd September 2020 A new ecofriendly garden hose made from ‘green’ raw materials has been introduced as the first plant-based polymer hose in the world. The hose, launched by technology company Continental, uses sugar cane ethylene instead of petroleum-based products and is said to significantly reduce greenhouse... 

Air purifying paint improves indoor air quality

18th September 2020 A new paint that is said to reduce the presence of volatile organic compounds (VOC) in the air, has recently been introduced. The paint is designed to improve indoor air quality by incorporating new air purifying technology to reduce amounts of harmful formaldehyde. 

Air purifying paint improves indoor air quality
Plascon Double Velvet Pure with the addition of formaldehyde abatement technology

High speed doors help to reduce energy costs

3rd June 2020 The drive for reduced energy consumption has led to industries seeking new ways of optimising the efficiency of energy usage across supply chains. High speed roll up doors are seen as a way of contributing to reduced energy costs, while also ensuring employee comfort. The doors allow for rapid... 

High speed doors help to reduce energy costs
The Apex range of high speed doors incorporates a counterweighted balancing system

Custom cyclone solution solves Zambian TSF challenge

22nd April 2020 An innovative hydrocyclone solution is allowing a large Zambian copper mine to develop a safe and cost effective tailings storage facility (TSF). The TSF faced a number of specific challenges, including its extensive planned capacity and the area’s flat topography. The mine’s process plant pumps... 

Custom cyclone solution solves Zambian TSF challenge
The Multotec GV cyclones are designed specifically for tailings dam applications.

Innovative thermal energy storage chain

26th February 2020 Academics at the University of Nottingham, in the UK have developed thermal energy technology for a range of applications including buildings, greenhouses, cold storage and industrial processes. The patented ChainStore technology is being promoted by Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and... 

Innovative thermal energy storage chain
Researchers at the University of Nottingham holding a sample of ChainStore

Thermal imaging simplifies building management

6th February 2020 A building inspection system that combines a built-in thermal imager with moisture hygrometer and multi-spectral dynamic imaging has been introduced. The all-in-one, thermal-enabled moisture meter aims to give users a full understanding of problem areas in a building, by enhancing Infrared Guided... 

Robust ribbed PVC materials available

31st January 2020 A range of ribbed material manufactured from durable, impact- and scratch-resistant material, is now available. The new range of ribbed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) strip curtains is suitable for heavy-duty and high traffic applications. 

Strip curtains help to improve health and safety

16th January 2020 General purpose strip curtains offer a means of improving workplace health and safety by offering solutions for controlling dust, insects and temperature fluctuations. Large volumes of pedestrian and vehicular traffic in food manufacturing facilities and retail stores lead to an associated... 

Prize-winning edible straws

16th January 2020 A passion for environmental sustainability recently bagged a second-year Chemical Engineering student at Stellenbosch University (SU) a massive cash prize. Moved by a Facebook post of a sea turtle with a plastic fork stuck in its nose, 19-year old Leila Siljeur felt she had to do something to... 

Prize-winning edible straws
Environment-friendly edible straws are popular with students

Preventing sick building syndrome

6th December 2019 Monitoring devices that are able to detect high levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) have been introduced to the local market, with the aim of detecting poor air quality that can lead to sick building syndrome. Sick building syndrome is a medical condition affecting people that occupy a specific... 


By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th November 2019 I-CAT supplies tailor-made dust suppression technologies for both the mining and construction industries, implementing dust mitigating solutions for haulage roads, in plant areas as well as dormant and active tailing dams.  


Flooring gets a GreenTag

7th November 2019 A range of rubber flooring and paving products has achieved a Global GreenTag Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) Level B rating from the green building product rating and certification organisation, GreenTag. GreenTag is an independent ecolabel and certification standard aimed at... 

Reusable bag puts the green back into greengrocers

24th October 2019 A reusable bag made from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles will soon be available at Pick n Pay stores countrywide. The bag is aimed at promoting the circular economy by turning post-consumer primary packaging, in the form of plastic bottles, into secondary reusable... 

Helping companies to understand the Carbon Tax Act

10th October 2019 Training that assists companies to better understand and comply with the newly implemented Carbon Tax Act, is now available. The Carbon Tax Act commenced in June 2019 and aims to impose a tax on carbon dioxide equivalent greenhouse gas emissions and address related matters. 

Carton packaging moves to paper straws

10th September 2019 Customers have started field-testing the use of paper straws for packaged beverage products in Europe. The paper straw was developed to meet internationally recognised food safety standards and to be a fully functional and practical alternative to plastic straws. Made from Forest Stewardship... 

Battery electric loader set to launch

10th September 2019 A new battery electric load-haul-dump (LHD) underground mining loader is currently being developed. The design promises the use of advanced technology lithium-ion batteries and fast, onboard charging to advance safety and promote higher production. 

Battery electric loader set to launch
The new battery electric loader will use lithium-ion batteries and onboard charging

Continuous Emission Monitoring technologies to reduce carbon emissions

26th August 2019 The South African Carbon Tax Act, 2018 has been in operation since 1 June 2019. The South African government has committed to a 34% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2020 and a 42% reduction by 2025. In addition, many companies are taking active steps to reduce industrial carbon... 

Renewable energy mounting system offers environment-friendly solution

13th August 2019 A new solar photovoltaic (PV) mounting solution offers a flexible way to build a solar energy system, without the use of obstructing substructures that are potentially damaging to the environment. By mounting solar modules on specially-designed ropes, which are attached to walls or pillars, a... 

New technology removes greenhouse gases

25th June 2019 New South African legislation will be in place by April 1, 2020, requiring existing plants to comply with minimum emission standards, or MES, for new plants to meet nitrogen oxides, or NOX, levels of less than 350 mg/Nm3. New technology is now available to assist nitric acid plants to become... 

African Innovations in Affordable Drinking Water

4th June 2019 A water purification system has been designed to offer a self-service drinking water refill solution for consumers. The system offers an alternative to single-use plastic water bottles and sachets and uses mobile technology to remotely track water usage at retailers across Africa.   

African Innovations in Affordable Drinking Water
The team from I-Drop Water and Bluewater Group demonstrate the Waterpod

Pollution Monitoring Equipment

6th November 2018 Sole distributor of Dado Labs automatic isokinetic stack sampling equipment and ambient air quality (PM10 and PM 2.5) monitoring equipment.  Tel: 27833843641 


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