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Pipes, Tubes and Hoses

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. 

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. 

First customer day at  new location hosted
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.  

Countdown to pipes conference under way
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. 

Asian imports putting industry under pressure
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

Wieland SA

28th June 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

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... 

Tripartite expo to cater for bigger PVP audience
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... 

HAW expands hose offering in South Africa
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 pleased with results after increasing audit frequency
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... 

Association takes firm stance on quality of products
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... 

BMG extends Eaton Winner range
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... 

Inkulu Plastics expands offerings and services
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... 

Local company diversifies its product offering
NEW OFFERING Dragline hose can be manufactured to a custom length

Hammerhead benefits in replacing Gauteng’s ageing pipelines

19th January 2018 Aging water infrastructure in cities throughout Gauteng is leading to a loss of millions of litres of potable water, while sewerage leaks silently contaminate the province’s waterways and ground water. With thousands of pipelines already well over the 50-year mark and equally many over 100 years... 

Hammerhead benefits  in replacing Gauteng’s  ageing pipelines
URBANITE The Hammerhead pipe-bursting solution allows crews to work in confined and heavily built-up areas

AGM highlights major 2017 accomplishments

19th January 2018 Representative of the plastic pipe business the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) used the occasion of its thirteenth annual general meeting (AGM) held in Johannesburg recently to celebrate the successes achieved by this nonprofit association over the past 12... 

AGM highlights major 2017 accomplishments
MERITORIOUS Ian Venter, George Diliyannis and Jacques van Eck were recognised for their hard work and dedication on Sappma’s Technical Committee by receiving this year’s Merit Awards

Hose company effects transformation, achieves results

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     19th January 2018 Industrial hose and allied products provider Chick Henderson is propagating and successfully executing transformation, and is reaping the benefits of implementing these ideals. Established in 1968, Chick Henderson will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary during the year. Chick Henderson Benrose... 

Hose company effects  transformation, achieves results
EXPANSION Chick Henderson’s move to a new distribution centre this year will allow the company to streamline its provision of industrial hose and allied products

New, effective pipe joining method announced

19th January 2018 Producer of mechanical pipe joining solutions Victaulic last month announced the European premiere of its Refuse-to-Fuse solution. This new technique enables high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes to be coupled without the need for fusion.  HDPE pipes are widely known and popular for their... 

New, effective pipe joining method announced
PIPE JOINING SOLUTION Victaulic’s new Refuse-to-Fuse technique enables coupling of large and small-diameter pipes without fusing in just a matter of minutes

New hydraulic hose launched

19th January 2018 Global leader in motion and control technologies Parker Hannifin introduced the GlobalCore 187 High Performance Hydraulic Hose, a 7 MPa / 1 000 psi constant working pressure hose, to enhance its GlobalCore product line. Announced towards the end of last year, the 187 Hose is designed to provide... 

New hydraulic hose launched
NEW PRODUCT Parker Hannifin’s GlobalCore 187 High Performance Hydraulic Hose is made to meet the needs of evolving higher pressure hydraulic systems

Acquisition creates larger industry opportunities

30th June 2017 In April, construction and civil engineering contractor Esor acquired trenchless technology specialist Tuboseal, renaming it to Esor Tuboseal, which creates larger industry opportunities. 

Acquisition creates larger industry opportunities
CIPP PIPE A pipeline after CIPP has been installed using trenchless technology

Company provides pipes for various industries

30th June 2017 Geosynthetic products manufacturer and comprehensive supplier Fibertex supplies a range of components for advanced subsoil drainage systems, designed for use in various industries, including civil engineering, construction and agriculture. 

Company provides pipes for various industries
WOVEN PIPES Drainex pipes are available in several different sizes

First local policy for gas pipes released

30th June 2017 Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturer’s Association (Sappma) has released the local industry’s first policy statement for the supply of gas fuels using polyethylene (PE) pipes, in order to ensure that the application and use of PE pipes conforms to South African National Standards (SANS) ISO... 

First local policy for gas pipes released
GAS PIPELINE New policy will act as a guideline for any new gas pipelines being built

New factory increases monthly production

By: Victor Moolman     30th June 2017 14 new plastic extruder machines have been moved to plastic pipes manufacturer DPI Plastics’ new factory in Roodekop, Johannesburg, which is next to the already existing Roodekop polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe factory. The extruders can produce 2 200 t/m of new high-density polyethylene (HDPE). 

New factory increases monthly production
PELLETS Waste material from the production is being recycled in the factory

New measuring devices available through local company

30th June 2017 Instrumentation engineering business Kobold – represented locally by instrumentation and measurement product supplier Instrotech – now offers the highly precise pressure measuring devices the HND-P121 or P231 up to the HND-P127, which has integrated pressure sensors.  

New measuring  devices available through local company
KOBOLD The HND-P121 or P231 up to the HND-P127 from Kobold is available locally

Pipe supply for Tekwane project ongoing

By: Victor Moolman     30th June 2017 Fluid conveyance solutions provider Incledon is supplying 6 km of PE100 800 mm steel-reinforced, spirally wound high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe for the Tekwane South integrated human settlement project in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, which will cost about R12-million upon completion. 

Pipe supply  for Tekwane project ongoing
MANAGEABLE LENGTHS The pipes are manufactured to be 6 m or 12 m long

High-quality products and superior service provide competitive edge

By: Victor Moolman     30th June 2017 As a means to overcome competition from larger plastic pipe providers, plastic pipes, fittings and welding machines company Plastitech offers superior service levels and a complete range of high-quality pipe products. 

High-quality products and superior service provide competitive edge
LARGE RANGE The company can deliver pipes anywhere in Southern Africa given enough time

Growth in HDPE market boosts manufacturer production

20th January 2017 Fluid conveyance solutions provider Incledon notes a growing trend towards the use of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe solutions in the water infrastructure sector, which presents a major growth opportunity that the company has begun to grasp. 

Growth in HDPE market boosts manufacturer production
PRODUCT APPROVAL The products manufactured by Incledon are all approved to strict certifications

New range to ensure clean tube and pipe welds

20th January 2017 Pipe welding purging systems specialist Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT) has introduced the PurgElite low-cost range of tube and pipe purging systems to achieve a clean, oxide free, zero colour weld in tubes and pipes, which can be used in any other industry where stainless steel or titanium is... 

New range to  ensure clean tube  and pipe welds
SAFER WELDING The new system will allow welders to create higher quality welds by sealing certain parts of pipes

Pipe strainers inexpensive option to protect equipment

20th January 2017 Pipeline strainers can be seen as an “inexpensive insurance policy” as they help to protect piping systems, say liquid filtration manufacturers Flow Clear Filtration. 

S African manufacturer of steel tube and pipes commissions new mill

By: Victor Moolman     20th January 2017 The new capital expenditure (capex) project to replace two older mills with one new mill at steel tube and pipe manufacturer Robor’s plant, in Elandsfontein, in Johannesburg, will be concluded in early 2017 with the installation of a fully automated mill capable of producing 60 000 t/y of pipe at... 

S African manufacturer  of steel tube and pipes  commissions new mill
PIPE MILLING The new mill will manufacture structural, mechanical and conveyance products between 114 and 219 outer diameter

Market needs education on plastic pipe advantages

20th January 2017 The South African market is not well educated to look for, and know, the difference between high-quality plastic pipes and low-quality plastic pipes, says plastic producer DPI Plastics technical and product manager Renier Snyman. 

Market needs  education on plastic pipe advantages
PIPE THICKNESS The thickness of a pipe influences the overall quality of a pipe

Appeals for pipeline upgrades unheeded

By: Victor Moolman     20th January 2017 Despite numerous appeals to government by the plastics industry, not enough has been done in the past year to improve South Africa’s pipeline infrastructure, says the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma). 

Appeals for pipeline upgrades unheeded
POLYVINYL CHLORIDE PIPE Polyvinyl chloride pipes are more cost-effective to use for infrastructure than cement or steel pipes

International company sees local potential

24th June 2016 Earlier this year Reelcare was proud to announce the expansion of its successful UK business as the company now have an operation based in South Africa. The company has set up its hose and cable reel business in a fully stocked warehouse facility located in Wadeville in Gauteng. Reelcare sales... 

No-dig pipeline renovations an efficient alternative

By: Sascha Solomons     24th June 2016 Needle punch products manufacturer Fibertex asserts that the Fibertex KAVI felts, which is a textile that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing fibres together, has numerous advantages over conventional open trench pipe repair procedures. Fibertex South Africa business development... 

No-dig pipeline renovations an efficient alternative
FIBERTEX KAVI FELTS Manufactured from polyester fibres, which form the basis for effective coating, and installation of cured-in-place pipe

New technology tailored to clients’ needs

24th June 2016 Tailored fluid solutions and line systems hose components supplier ContiTech has developed a high-temperature Conti Excelsus hose with external reinforcement which can be precisely tailored to relevant applications.  ContiTech explains that flexibility allows the new Conti Excelsus... 

Confusion regarding certification explained

24th June 2016 Owing to the confusion within municipalities and the general public regarding the meaning of a certification body within the pipes industry,  Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association CEO Jan Venter highlights the misperceptions by explaining the differences between the South... 

Confusion regarding  certification explained
JAN VENTER Most of the pipes specifications are now done by SANS and are either nationally developed or adopted from International Organisation for Standardization standards

Damage to tube and pipe weld purging systems eliminated

24th June 2016 Welding metallurgy and gas physics specialists Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT) have designed Argweld heat resistant covers to eliminate damaging or bursting inflatable dams on tube and pipe weld purging systems owing to exposure to high temperatures. HFT distributor support Luke Keane notes... 

Damage to tube and pipe weld purging systems eliminated
HEAT RESISTANT COVERS Eliminate damaging or bursting inflatable dams on tube and pipe weld purging systems

Application emphasised for efficient use

24th June 2016 Hose and coupling products manufacturer and supplier of Dixon Group Europe, based in the north-west of England, points out that when industrial hose and couplings are properly specified for the task, these assemblies perform their function flawlessly. However, the company warns that potential... 

Innovative technology boosts productivity and job site safety

By: Sascha Solomons     24th June 2016 Mechanical pipe manufacturer Victaulic has introduced the FireLock Installation-Ready Fittings system to the pipe and fire protection industry, which reduces installation time and job site inventory, boosting productivity and safety. Victaulic Africa regional manager Barry van Jaarsveld asserts... 

Innovative technology boosts productivity  and job site safety
FIRELOCK INSTALLATION-READY Reduces installation time and job site inventory, boosting productivity and safety
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