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Exports to EU surge by 35%

15th June 2001 Recent favourable trade conditions, and the provisional implementation of the South Africa European Union (EU) free-trade agreement (FTA) resulted in a 35% increase in South Africa's exports to the EU in the year 2000. 

From import substitute to export star

8th June 2001 A decision in 1980 to expand into the production of highly-specialised rubber products that previously needed to be imported into South Africa has borne much fruit over the past few years for Isando company Allan Maskew. 

Innovative air-belt conveyor system

By: System Author     27th October 2000 Sugar refiner Tongaat-Hulett contracted Hoksas & Craven, along with Cargill & Associates, to carry out the design, manufacture and installation of an air-belt conveyor system to replace the existing conventional system at its refinery in Durban. 

Rubber chemicals manufactured in SA

By: System Author     7th April 2000 Rubber 

Exports to Africa expected to increase

By: System Author     7th April 2000 Rubber 

Test equipment launched

By: System Author     7th April 2000 Rubber 

Merger consolidates company’s position

By: System Author     7th April 2000 Rubber 

Focus on relevant applications

By: System Author     7th April 2000 Rubber 

Firm expands rubber, plastic product range and becomes a converter

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Seals, Gaskets and Sealing Mechanisms 

Employment shrinks in rubber-products sector

By: System Author     9th April 1999 The spate of legislation promulgated by the present government in an attempt to redress the legacy of the past has presented the opportunity for creative management in the industrial rubber products sector of the chemicals industry, Industrial Rubber Industry Employers’ Organisation (Irieo)... 

German giant springs into local market

By: System Author     9th April 1999 German rubber-products giant Contitech has concluded an agreement with Air Springs Africa, of Bassonia, Gauteng, to make it the sole Sub-Saharan African supplier of the company’s imported air springs. Although the German giant has had a presence in the local market for some time, it has... 

Long road to reducing SA’s tyre stockpile

By: System Author     9th April 1999 South Africa’s mounting stockpile of used tyres is threatening to become an environmental disaster of epic proportions if they are not efficiently disposed of, Tosas marketing manager Ian Rademeyer tells Engineering News. This growing mountain of rubber is proving to be something of a... 

Coloured tyres the latest fashion craze

By: System Author     9th April 1999 Colour co-ordination has become a trend in an unlikely industry. In line with the latest European trends, international engineering firm Krupp Elastomertechnik, of Germany, has developed technology that will allow tyres to be manufactured in the colour of choice, making these the latest in a... 

Roller re-covering contract for paper mill

By: System Author     9th April 1999 The order for re-covering between four and six heavy press rolls for Mondi’s PM2 rebuild at Richards Bay is expected to be awarded to the paper division of heavy-duty roller re-covering company, Rubber Rollers, of Wadeville, Gauteng. The size of the order has not yet been specified, but the... 

Rubber and plastics firm celebrates half-centenary

By: System Author     5th February 1999 JOHANNESBURG Stock Exchange-listed Sondor Industries has become a market leader in the manufacture and conversion of closed cell expanded rubber and plastics and celebrated its 50th birthday last year. “Sondor has achieved its present position through commitment to excellence, being our... 

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