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Industrial Cleaning and Shutdown

Diamond pads give 
floors a sparkle

By: Henry Lazenby     27th August 2010 Local construction equipment manufacturer and retailer Pan Mixers South Africa (PMSA) has introduced a new detergent-free, diamond-coated floor scrubber, developed by Swedish company HTC, to the South African market. 

New range of energy efficient equipment launched

By: Henry Lazenby     27th August 2010 In a drive to make its products more energy efficient, cleaning equipment manufacturer Numatic International reports that its range of NuSave vacuum cleaners will enable clients to save on electricity through the vacuum motors’ variable electricity use capability. 

National standard for commercial and industrial cleaning to be established

By: Henry Lazenby     27th August 2010 The National Contract Cleaners Association (NCCA) is assisting in the process of establishing a national standard for the commercial and industrial cleaning industry, NCCA chairperson Clive Damonze says. 

First international congress for cleaning heads for Germany

28th August 2009 The International Congress for Cleaning within the Production Process will form part of the Parts2Clean Congress that will be held in Germany in October. This is the first time that such a conference is being held and it aims to answer questions regarding the various markets involved, the... 

Fluid-driven tank cleaning nozzle launched

28th August 2009 Spray technology company Spraying Systems has released the TankJet 4 Tank Washers that provide high-impact cleaning of tanks up to 30 m. 

Industrial cleaning 
company signs marine 
service contract

28th August 2009 Industrial cleaning, mechanical and maintenance services and environmental waste management solutions company Veolia ES lndustrial Services’ (VES) marine offshore division has signed a contract with petroleum exploration, production and refining company Petrobras America, to provide industrial... 

New stress resistant technology enters the local market

By: Amanda Strydom     28th August 2009 A division of industrial consumables and engineering firm Bearing Man Group (BMG), BMG Filtration, has launched the new Pall Ultipleat stress resistant technology (SRT) range of industrial filtration and separation systems, which includes special units for the enhanced performance of flushing. 

Montreal Protocol calls for firming up on 

By: Amanda Strydom     28th August 2009 Black empowered enterprise Fine Organics Chemicals reports that with the serious re-enforcement of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, export-oriented companies are starting to comply with the market specifics needed to sell products to Europe and the US.


Specialist develops heat exchanger cleaning method

By: Loni Prinsloo     29th August 2008 Industrial cleaning systems specialist Proctor Industrial Cleaning Systems (Proctor Systems) has manufactured a new cleaning system used for cleaning heat exchanger tubes. 

Cleaning division nominated a top managed company

By: Loni Prinsloo     29th August 2008 Midway Two services group was nominated as one of South Africa's Top 300 national Companies in 2008, and its industrial cleaning division Democratic Industrial Services (Democratic) was nominated as one of the top five best-managed companies in the contract-cleaning service sector in South Africa. 

Cleaning specialist launches new range additions

By: Loni Prinsloo     29th August 2008 Cleaning specialist Wetrok Industro-Clean has launched two new additions to its product range over the past six months. 

New environment-friendly products enter SA market

By: Loni Prinsloo     29th August 2008 Industrial chemical cleaning specialist, Fine Organics Chemicals, will release a new batch of cleaning product technology from the US, into the South African market within the next three months. 

Engineering firm secures industrial cleaning procedures

29th August 2008 Diversified engineering company Becker Engineering's range of work apparel includes dependable personal protection equipment designed for enhanced safety during industrial cleaning procedures. 

Window-cleaning specialist embarks on Middle East partnership

By: Chanel de Bruyn     31st August 2007 Local window-cleaning specialist Pureglaze Cleaning Systems has established a partnership with cleaning and maintenance specialist Hydracare, from Bahrain, to supply water fed pole systems (WFPSs) to countries in the Middle East. 

Association to increase member benefits, resolve threats to industry

By: Chanel de Bruyn     31st August 2007 The National Contract Cleaners Association (NCCA) has formulated future projects and strategies aimed at increasing member benefits and dealing with perceived threats facing the industry. 

New SA cleaning group emerges from merger, buyout

By: Chanel de Bruyn     31st August 2007 A new South African hazardous materials cleaning group has emerged and is operating under the banner of EarthWize Environmental Group South Africa following the merger of EarthWize with industrial cleaning product manufacturer and supplier SpillSorb SA, and the buy out of hazardous materials... 

Hazardous goods registration process to cut clean-up costs

By: Chanel de Bruyn     31st August 2007 The 24-hour Spill Response Association has started a registration process for hazardous goods companies transporting and handling hazardous goods in an effort to acquire the information the association needs in the event of being called out to a hazardous spill site. 

Environment-friendly degreaser relaunched

By: khalid patel     1st September 2006 Local firm Blendwell Chemicals, in conjunction with Ecokleen products, has launched an environment-friendly water-based degreaser. 

Enzyme solutions for sanitation and odour control

By: khalid patel     1st September 2006 Local chemicals specialist South Africa Fine and Industrial Chemicals (Safic) has developed enzyme solutions designed for sanitation purposes and odour control. “Safic will be the sole supplier of these enzyme solutions in the country,” explains marketing manager Warren Petersen. The... 

Safety harnesses crucial when working at height

1st September 2006 Apart from providing a top-quality paint job, one of the most important aspects of a contractor’s business, during industrial cleaning and maintenance programmes, is ensuring the safety of cleaners and painters working at heights,” says Andrew Nienaber, product manager for Bellambie,... 

Paint institute continues to educate clients

1st September 2006 The Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute (PQI) is an organisation that strives to create a more informed paint consumer and assists quality paint manufacturers in their efforts to produce and promote quality paints. 

Heavy-duty washer launched

1st September 2006 Lambson’s Hire has the ultimate solution for on-site, remote location and general cleaning applications that require more than a hosepipe to get rid of tenacious dirt, the company claims. 

Numerous considerations weigh when choosing a PH electrode

1st September 2006 Optimising electrode life without compromising measurement accuracy has become an important focus in most plants, considering the limited life span of most electrodes. 

Proper maintenance plans as important as overall budget

1st September 2006 Maintenance remains one of the few business areas where even a modest improvement can provide significant increases to company profits.?However, few companies today understand the importance of a maintenance plan that accurately assesses their current situation, outline what they want to achieve... 

New corrosion-resistant chain used in industrial cleaning

1st September 2006 Bearing Man’s power transmission division distributes the full range of Tsubaki high performance chain, which includes the corrosion resistant DP roller chain series. 

US firm concludes acquisition

1st September 2006 US firm Air Products earlier this year announced that it completed the acquisition of Tomah3 Products, for approximately $115-million in cash on March 31. 

Isolator switches designed for improved safety

1st September 2006 Electrical equipment and accessories specialist Legrand’s range of Mosaic switches and sockets includes isolator switches, designed for isolating stoves for optimum safety during repairs, cleaning or maintenance. 

Ozonewash making bubbles in the industry

By: thamashni naidoo     2nd September 2005 Durban-based company Chemlog, which is rated among the top four chemical-manufacturing industrial-cleaning companies in Kwazulu-Natal, is a primary distributor of cleaning chemicals and allied cleaning equipment. 

New products from Durban industrial cleaner

By: thamashni naidoo     2nd September 2005 Durban company Hawk Clean and Coat, involved in the manufacture and distribution of ?high-pressure cleaning equipment and airless spray painting, has confirmed that its turnover is some R16-million a year. 

Cleaning solutions for almost any requirement

By: thamashni naidoo     2nd September 2005 The distributor of the Tennant cleaning equipment range Sorma South Africa (SA) was last year awarded the dealer of the year award by Tennant US at a gala event held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Industry standards needed for fair tender adjudication

By: thamashni naidoo     2nd September 2005 Steiner Hygiene is a service-orientated organisation providing rental equipment and related services to a wide spectrum of businesses and institutions across all industries. 

Safety protection reaches new heights

2nd September 2005 Fall-arrest equipment, suitable for use during industrial cleaning programmes, includes safety harnesses and working belts. 

Clean before you paint

2nd September 2005 Experts at The Rohm & Haas Paint Quality Institute have compiled a guide on how to enhance industrial cleaning and shutdown projects with a perfect, long-lasting paint job. 

Vacuums usher in new era in carpet maintenance

2nd September 2005 Local company Wetrok, based in Randburg, has announced the launch of the Royal upright vacuum range in South Africa. 

Contract-cleaning equipment added to product range

2nd September 2005 Complementing its current range of contract cleaning equipment Pemsa Technologies now exclusively offers the versatile range of Bol Equipment. 

Multiple projects for industrial painting contractor

By: thamashni naidoo     2nd September 2005 With a group turnover of more than R600-million a year RJ Southey prides itself on delivering the best products to its target market. 

Upswing predicted for specialist-flooring market

By: Jade Davenport     15th April 2005 There is an upswing predicted for the specialist flooring market as companies are spending more capital on maintenance and upgrades and, more significantly, there are a number of projects planned this year requiring specialist systems. 

Blasting enters the ice age

By: Kelvin Kemm     14th January 2005 I have a clear recollection as a kid of buying an ice-cream from a roadside seller: I ripped off the paper wrapping and stuck the ice-cream in my mouth. It stuck to my tongue! 

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