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Rolls-Royce developing advanced aero engine technologies

By: Rebecca Campbell     3rd May 2019 UK industrial technology group Rolls-Royce gives a high priority to research and development (R&D), particularly with regard to aeroengines. “We are focused on pioneering the power that matters and are at the forefront of research into the future of flight,” affirms Rolls-Royce VP Customers:... 

Seifsa welcomes PMI increase to 47.2 in April 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     2nd May 2019 The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa has welcomed the increase in the seasonally-adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for April. Chief economist Dr Michael Ade said the rebounding indicator was encouraging for production processes. The PMI data for April... 

Reducing the environmental impact of construction equipment with inspiration from the aerospace industry

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th April 2019 Every construction company should be looking to leave the surrounding environment as untouched as possible during projects. For some sectors however, that goal poses significant challenges. The forestry industry is a good example of this, where delicate work is constantly done in direct proximity... 


23rd April 2019 Stalcor, established in 1973, is a dynamic, world class stockist, distributor and processor of stainless steel, aluminium and carbon steel, providing service excellence through a customer driven, market focused network of branches, which are operated by an experienced, knowledgeable employees.... 

MC signs coal offtake agreement for Makhado thermal coal 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th April 2019 ASX-, Aim- and JSE-listed MC Mining's Limpopo Coal Company subsidiary has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with one of the world's largest producers and marketers of bulk commodities for the offtake of export quality thermal coal to be produced during Phase 1 of the Makhado project, in... 

Denel to stop manufacturing parts for Airbus A400M aircraft

By: Rebecca Campbell     12th April 2019 South African State-owned defence industrial group Denel announced at the end of last month that it had reached a mutual understanding with Europe-based major aerospace and defence group Airbus to cease Denel’s manufacture of components for the Airbus A400M military airlifter aircraft, “subject... 

Diamond ETF gets closer as UK approves gem pricing benchmark  

By: Bloomberg     2nd April 2019 The UK’s financial regulator added a small diamond pricing firm to its roster of companies managing market benchmarks, opening the way to making the precious stones a more investable asset. The Financial Conduct Authority has authorized U2 Diamond Prices as a benchmark administrator, joining... 

MC Mining to develop Phase 2 of Makhado according to 2017 Makhado ‘Lite’ project plan

By: Simone Liedtke     27th March 2019 Phase 2 of ASX-, Aim- and JSE-listed MC Mining’s Makhado hard coking and thermal coal project will be developed according to the 2017 Makhado ‘Lite’ project plan, the emerging coal miner confirmed on Wednesday. The announcement follows after MC Mining’s board earlier this month approved the... 

FreshSafe PET® from KHS: Association of Plastic Recyclers recognizes recyclability achievement

26th March 2019 Technology combines product protection with recyclability Better barrier properties than composite materials Growing demand for clean recycling systems for PET bottles The public demand for more sustainability is growing stronger. As a result the industry is increasingly concentrating on the... 

Coated pumps offer long-term benefits

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     22nd March 2019 Although the thermal spray coating of pumps can  add about 20% more to the capital costs of the pumps, Olifantsfontein-based thermal spray coating technology specialist Thermaspray production manager Paul Young says this will save significantly on operational costs in the long term. “A thermal... 

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