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Pipes, Tubes and Hoses

More schools means more infrastructure needed

1st July 2022 The Kenyan government’s plan to construct an additional 10 000 classrooms to accommodate an expected surge in student numbers once learners’ transition from primary to junior secondary schools under the Competency-Based Curriculum is welcome and necessary. However, the transition will require... 

Pump and hose flotation devices on offer

1st July 2022 Specialist pumps supplier Integrated Pump Rentals (IPR) says it carries a comprehensive range of pump flotation devices (PFD) and hose flotation devices (HFD) which are available for either purchase or hire. IPR operations manager Henru Strydom explains that a PFD is used to suspend the pump... 

HFDs are used to suspend hoses during pumping applications where either pontoons or barges are used
FLOATING AWAY HFDs are used to suspend hoses during pumping applications where either pontoons or barges are used

Pipe supply proves manufacturer’s metal

By: Halima Frost     1st July 2022 Steel and tube supplier Stewarts & Lloyds Pipes & Fittings have successfully delivered over 1.4 km of pipe to a project in Tshwane – cementing its position as a leading pipe supplier in Africa. The project entailed the supply of about 70 pipes of 800 nominal bore (NB) in lengths of 12.19 m, with... 

A number of 12-meter-long blue water pipes on a truck set for delivery at a water works
TRUE BLUE The water pipes for a 1.4 km project have been delivered to site by Stewarts & Lloyds

Manufacturer now offers new stainless steel braided hose

1st July 2022 Earlier this year, industrial hose specialist Truco announced it had started manufacturing stainless steel braided hose at its Chamdor campus in Johannesburg, Gauteng. Initial capabilities are for hose assemblies from 6 mm to 25 cm in diameter. 

A reel of stainless steel braided hose which is impervious to fire chemicals and pressure
STEELING THE SHOW The new sheet braided hose offered by Truco is ideal for use across a range of industries

Association stresses quality control is imperative

1st July 2022 As part of its continuous education process, Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) continues to enlighten design engineers, contractors and all users of plastic pipe of the critical importance of getting the highest quality of polymers in the products they specify or... 

A bunch of blue plastic pipes which have a light shining thorug them form back to front
SHINING LIGHT Sappma continues to shine a light on the need for quality products and materials to its members

Supplier reconditions hydraulic cylinder assemblies

By: Claire O'Reilly     28th January 2022 Honed tube, chrome bar and cylinder kits supplier Honingcraft group of companies has reconditioned its hydraulic cylinder barrels and hydraulic cylinder rods as semi-finished assemblies. 

Company supplies HDPE pipes for new road in Ogiek

28th January 2022 The construction of the new road near Ogiek Secondary School, which is nearly complete, is set to transform the Ogiek community in Njoro, Nakuru County in Kenya by giving them easier access to schools, hospitals and other local amenities. 

Company adds new pipe range

By: Darren Parker     25th June 2021 Pipe manufacturer Inkulu Plastic Pipes has added a new high-density polyethylene (HDPE) structured wall pipe product range to its offering. Inkulu Plastic Pipes sales and marketing manager Faize Gafoor tells Engineering News that the company can now manufacture and supply HDPE structured wall... 

BIG BOY Inkulu Plastic Pipes is the first in the country to manufacture pipes at a diameter of 1 200 mm
BIG BOY Inkulu Plastic Pipes is the first in the country to manufacture pipes at a diameter of 1 200 mm

Pipes, tubes demand strong in housing sector

By: Darren Parker     25th June 2021 Demand for piping and tubing from the housing sector has remained buoyant throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, says pipe and tube manufacturer Stewarts & Lloyds sales manager Clayton Greer. He explains that plumbing service providers “had plenty of ongoing work” repairing and maintaining existing... 

LOOKING UP
Stewarts & Lloyds Projects supplied all the piping and fittings for the fire protection system, hanging material and fire water system for Steyn City
LOOKING UP Stewarts & Lloyds Projects supplied all the piping and fittings for the fire protection system, hanging material and fire water system for Steyn City

Price volatility affecting pipe manufacturing

By: Darren Parker     25th June 2021 Price volatility in the plastics industry has been extreme over the past year, owing to the impact of Covid-19 on the supply of input chemicals, such as alcohol. Moreover, the subsequent lockdown, as well as load-shedding, interruptions in water supply, price hikes over the past few months, and... 

THE RIGHT STUFF It is important for clients to ensure that they purchase quality products from reputable suppliers
THE RIGHT STUFF It is important for clients to ensure that they purchase quality products from reputable suppliers

Projects can bolster local steel tubes and pipes industry

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     22nd January 2021 Steel industry association the Steel Tube Export Association of South Africa (STEASA) believes that the fast-tracking of the 50 strategic integrated projects and 12 special projects – announced in the Government Gazette this year – will present “tremendous opportunities” for locally manufactured... 

RECOVERY PLAN
Projects are being fast-tracked to bolster job creation and the economy
RECOVERY PLAN Projects are being fast-tracked to bolster job creation and the economy

Survey shows decline in local pipe market

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     22nd January 2021 The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) has released the findings of a qualitative and quantitative pipe survey that shows a decline in infrastructure investment, particularly in the local pipe market, of 15%. According to the survey, conducted by business management... 

TREADING CAREFULLY The manufacturing process is a continuous one and, therefore, sensitive to volume and excessive stoppages
TREADING CAREFULLY The manufacturing process is a continuous one and, therefore, sensitive to volume and excessive stoppages

Company offers HDPE pipes for sanitation in Kenya

22nd January 2021 Bringing innovative solutions and providing and maintaining safe off-site and decentralised sanitation systems cannot happen without new investment and human technical capacity – which is particularly relevant considering the growing population density in urban centres, explains manufacturer... 

100 YEAR GUARANTEE Science has since proven that HDPE pipes, such as Weholite will last over 100 years.
100 YEAR GUARANTEE Science has since proven that HDPE pipes, such as Weholite will last over 100 years.

Reaccreditation in three programmes received

22nd January 2021 Specialist manufacturer Superior Tube was awarded three prestigious National Aerospace and Defence Contractors’ Accreditation Program (Nadcap) reaccreditations for its heat treating, welding, and non-destructive testing programmes. Nadcap assesses and supplies independent accreditation of specialist 

THREE STRIKES Superior Tube received the sought-after certifications after a series of highly exacting audits designed to test every aspect of each process under scrutiny
THREE STRIKES Superior Tube received the sought-after certifications after a series of highly exacting audits designed to test every aspect of each process under scrutiny

Company receives certification, improves product quality

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     26th June 2020 Piping manufacturer Rare Plastics has received SANS 4437.2 certification – which is a duplication of ISO 4437.2 – for the manufacture of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) gas pipe in May this year. The company is the only South African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association member to hold this... 

Pipes range offered for various industries

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     26th June 2020 Cable conduit and subsoil drainage pipe manufacturer Dura-Line components, which meet stringent quality specifications, are used in conjunction with geosynthetic products manufacturer and supplier Fibertex geotextiles and composite drainage systems in various industries. Fibertex SA is a supplier... 

Locally sourced material ensures quality products

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     26th June 2020 Thermoplastic equipment supplier Astore Keymak offers dragline hoses that are manufactured from compounds produced at its factory in Randfontein, Johannesburg. “Using locally sourced raw materials gives the company significant control over the quality of the finished product,” says Astore Keymak... 

Equipment supplier offers range of hoses and fittings

26th June 2020 The Eaton Winner hydraulic braided and spiral hose and fittings distributed locally by industrial equipment supplier BMG meet stringent industry standards for pressure, temperature and abrasion resistance. Being part of BMG’s components for fluid power systems and general industrial applications... 

Association warns sector against compromising quality

26th June 2020 Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) has urged pipe makers and pipeline installers to avoid giving into the temptation of compromising on quality or sidestepping certain processes and procedures for the sake of saving a few rands. South Africa, like the rest of the... 

Company completes purchase of Italian thermoplastic specialist

24th January 2020 Technology services company Continental has successfully completed its purchase of Italian thermoplastic specialist Merlett Group. 

Global sights set for export association

By: Mamaili Mamaila     24th January 2020 Steel industry association the Steel Tube Export Association of South Africa (Steasa) and some of its members will participate at the national pavilion at the International Wire and Tube Trade Fair 2020. 

SOARING HIGHER
Exports of high-carbon and low-alloy steel tubes and pipes remain on an upward trajectory and are resilient amid export competitiveness challenges
SOARING HIGHER Exports of high-carbon and low-alloy steel tubes and pipes remain on an upward trajectory and are resilient amid export competitiveness challenges

Company transforming SA’s industrial landscape

24th January 2020 Built from startup, industrial solutions provider BT Industrial – a new-generation, black-owned, high-energy business driven by innovation, international standards, and service excellence – is transforming the industrial landscape in South Africa. 

Water woes, infrastructure challenges concerning – association

24th January 2020 While drought and climate change might have aggravated South Africa’s current water crisis, a major contributing factor is the country’s failure to upgrade and maintain its water pipes and infrastructure over the last decade, says industry association the Southern African Plastic Pipe... 

JAN VENTER
There is no doubt that the impact of this current crisis could have been reduced – if not completely avoided
JAN VENTER There is no doubt that the impact of this current crisis could have been reduced – if not completely avoided

Association records growth despite struggling economy

24th January 2020 Despite a struggling economy, the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) reported a growth in membership and influence last year. 

DIVERSE OFFERING
In addition to its hugely successful annual PIPES technical conference, Sappma has also begun hosting regular workshops for both members and non-members alike that focus on different aspects of quality
DIVERSE OFFERING In addition to its hugely successful annual PIPES technical conference, Sappma has also begun hosting regular workshops for both members and non-members alike that focus on different aspects of quality

Accessories supplied for diverse industries

24th January 2020 Pumping equipment supplier Werner Pumps is now able to supply an extensive range of accessories for the wastewater treatment, construction and engineering industries as the sole agent for German tool supplier HAAS Abwassertechnik in South Africa. 

QUICK FIX
These pipe stoppers are effective tools for quickly and reliably sealing or closing off pipelines during repair and maintenance work
QUICK FIX These pipe stoppers are effective tools for quickly and reliably sealing or closing off pipelines during repair and maintenance work

Wieland SA

27th August 2019 Wieland SA celebrates 45 years of supplying high-quality, semi-finished copper and copper alloy products to the local and export markets.  

Wieland SA

Hose company supplies sector amid challenges

By: Mamaili Mamaila     28th June 2019 Although hoses manufacturer Astore Keymak supplies 80% of its hoses to the local mining industry, business development director Malindi Nkambule says there are a number of challenges – in the main cheap imports and rising input costs such as raw materials and labour. 

HIGH STANDARDS 
As more people in the fire industry become aware and educated about local hoses standards and stricter specifications, Astore will continue to see more growth in that regard
HIGH STANDARDS As more people in the fire industry become aware and educated about local hoses standards and stricter specifications, Astore will continue to see more growth in that regard

First customer day at new location hosted

By: Mamaili Mamaila     28th June 2019 Engineering firm Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies held its first customer day last month at its new location, named Hytec United By Bosch (HUBB), in Kempton Park, Gauteng. 

TECH FORWARD
Bosch Rexroth is now more focused on technological innovation, such as the Internet of Things
TECH FORWARD Bosch Rexroth is now more focused on technological innovation, such as the Internet of Things

Countdown to pipes conference under way

By: Mamaili Mamaila     28th June 2019 The countdown to the 2019 PIPES XII Conference – which is hosted by industry body the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) – has begun.  

PIPES XII 
The conference – themed Not all plastics are alike – will take a closer look at the quality standards that govern the manufacturing and installation of high-performance plastic pipes and pipe systems
PIPES XII The conference – themed Not all plastics are alike – will take a closer look at the quality standards that govern the manufacturing and installation of high-performance plastic pipes and pipe systems

Asian imports putting industry under pressure

By: Mamaili Mamaila     28th June 2019 A notable increase in welded small-bore tubes and seamless pipes from Asia is exacerbating the pressure which South Africa’s steel tube and pipe industry has been under during the past three years, says Association of Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturers (ASTPM) executive director Keitumetse Moumakoe. 

MANUFACTURING IN SIGHT 
Intensive roll-out of infrastructure spend by government would be the ideal catalyst to create demand locally and increase manufacturing capacity
MANUFACTURING IN SIGHT Intensive roll-out of infrastructure spend by government would be the ideal catalyst to create demand locally and increase manufacturing capacity

Rare Plastics

28th June 2019 Rare Plastics manufactures and distributes high-hensity polyethylene (HDPE) pipe, fittings and steel backing rings from its factory in Meyerton, Gauteng. Pipes are manufactured to SANS ISO 4427 standards and sizes range from 16mm to 2 000mm. The PE100 raw material is sourced from reputable... 

Rare Plastics

Tripartite expo to cater for bigger PVP audience

By: Cameron Mackay     18th January 2019 The Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa (PVP) 2019 international trade exhibition and conference is expected to welcome more than 10 500 industry professionals at this year’s event. The 2019 PVP Africa event, which will take place from June 11 to 13, in Johannesburg, at Gallagher Convention Centre, is... 

OPPORTUNITY FOR NETWORKING 
New partnership opportunities in a range of industries will create more opportunities for growth in the relevant sectors
OPPORTUNITY FOR NETWORKING New partnership opportunities in a range of industries will create more opportunities for growth in the relevant sectors

HAW expands hose offering in South Africa

18th January 2019 Hydraulic and Automation Warehouse (HAW), a subsidiary of Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group Company, has expanded its hose crimper offering with the addition of the Uniflex UG32 grease crimper to its range. With orders ready for delivery in December last year, the UG32 launch was preceded with the... 

UNIFLEX UG32 AND UG2O GREASE CRIMPERS

Owing to product demand and our role in the fluid power market, the decision to supply a crimper unique to HAW was made
UNIFLEX UG32 AND UG2O GREASE CRIMPERS Owing to product demand and our role in the fluid power market, the decision to supply a crimper unique to HAW was made

Sappma pleased with results after increasing audit frequency

By: Cameron Mackay     18th January 2019 Last year, more factory audits of plastic pipe producers and manufacturers who are members of the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) showed promising results leaving much hope for the future of the plastic pipes industry, says the quality regulator’s CEO, Jan Venter.... 

SAPPMA 

From an environmental point of view, we can do a lot more for the same amount of money and materials
SAPPMA From an environmental point of view, we can do a lot more for the same amount of money and materials

Association takes firm stance on quality of products

By: Melissa Zisengwe     29th June 2018 The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) is taking a “no-nonsense, uncompromising” stance on the quality of pipes that are manufactured by Sappma members. The association operates in an industry that is facing various challenges to maintain the standards of pipes... 

INDUSTRY CHALLENGES Sappma urges manufacturers to maintain the standards of pipes distributed in the industry
INDUSTRY CHALLENGES Sappma urges manufacturers to maintain the standards of pipes distributed in the industry

BMG extends Eaton Winner range

29th June 2018 Technical solutions provider BMG has extended its range of Eaton Winner hose and fittings to include Eaton’s latest generation of 4S/6S spiral hose and hose fittings. The fittings are designed for use in high pressure hydraulic systems used in mobile machinery and industrial equipment used in... 

PERFECT FIT These fittings are designed for high-pressure hydraulic systems
PERFECT FIT These fittings are designed for high-pressure hydraulic systems

Inkulu Plastics expands offerings and services

By: Melissa Zisengwe     29th June 2018 Gas pipes provider Inkulu Plastics now offers the South African market a range of small-, medium- and large-bore high-density polyethylene (HDPE) gas pipes of between 16 mm and 630 mm in diameter. “Manufactured in accordance with ISO 4437 standards, our gas pipes and fittings are quality-tested... 

LOCAL PROGRESS The company has also introduced its fleet of trucks for the local market
LOCAL PROGRESS The company has also introduced its fleet of trucks for the local market

Local company diversifies its product offering

By: Melissa Zisengwe     29th June 2018 Following the slump in the mining industry, hose manufacturer Astore Keymak has diversified its range of hoses for application in the industrial and agriculture sector. “The company has always specialised in the manufacturing of polyvinylchloride (PVC) hose products, mainly for the mining... 

NEW OFFERING 
Dragline hose can be manufactured to a custom length
NEW OFFERING Dragline hose can be manufactured to a custom length
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