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Drumming up protection
14th June 2024 By: Riaan de Lange

I do appreciate that the Government Gazette is not the favoured reading material for many, and its detractors might equate reading it to reading a telephone directory, which someone actually did.... 


Anchor bolts provide security in bolted construction elements
7th June 2024

In a continuous drive for product improvement, specialist designer, manufacturer and supplier of structural and precast concrete construction elements Peikko South Africa has introduced the HULCO... 


Plastics: An unsung hero in environmental protection
Plastics: An unsung hero in environmental protection
5th June 2024

As global awareness about the environment reaches its peak during June when World Environment Day and World Ocean Day are celebrated, it is crucial to highlight the often-overlooked benefits of... 


FUCHS’ lubricants for the sugar sector on show at Sugar Mac 2024
4th June 2024

Lubricants play a critical role in the sugar industry, from the initial crane yard through to the entire crushing, crystalising and packaging processes. Lubricants prevent wear and damage to... 


Image of a HULCO anchor bolt
Anchors secure bolted construction elements
31st May 2024

Specialist designer, manufacturer and supplier of structural and precast concrete construction elements Peikko South Africa has introduced a range of anchor bolts for securely anchoring concrete,... 


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ALPLA, Re-Purpose partner to strengthen plastics cycle in South Africa
27th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Plastic packaging manufacturer and recycler the ALPLA Group and waste repurposing company Re-Purpose have announced a strategic partnership that is expected to advance sustainable packaging... 


Image of Atlas Copco NGPs 2-9 pressure swing adsorption generator
New on-site nitrogen generation solution
24th May 2024

A next-generation nitrogen generator is designed to meet diverse nitrogen applications across a variety of industries. The NGPs 2-9 pressure swing adsorption (PSA) range of generators has recently... 


Malan Scholes director Hulmes Scholes
ESG just a new way of reporting on what mining companies have already been doing for years, panel says
21st May 2024 By: Darren Parker

When considering the challenges involved in junior mining companies living up to increasingly stringent environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements and reporting standards, mining and... 


Petco recycling bins
Tshwane’s first separation-at-source project in a public space signals success
17th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

A separation-at-source recycling campaign, called S@S, at Tshwane’s public Fountains Valley Resort – a collaboration between the City of Tshwane and producer responsibility organisation Petco – is... 


Wilmar edible oils refinery in Richards Bay IDZ celebrates Phase 1 operationalisation
Wilmar edible oils refinery in Richards Bay IDZ celebrates Phase 1 operationalisation
16th May 2024

Wilmar is a Singaporean-listed multinational company that has operationalised R1.27-billion Phase 1 of its edible oils refining plant (Wilmar Processing SA) located in the Richards Bay Industrial... 


SA plastics industry attends INC-4 discussions in Ottawa, Canada
13th May 2024

“The plastics industry remains committed to addressing plastic pollution through collaboration, innovation, and evidence-based solution” The Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) recently... 


Ardagh Glass Packaging-Africa’s Wadeville facility
Ardagh installs technology to improve air-quality around Wadeville facility
10th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Glass producer Ardagh Glass Packaging–Africa has installed an electrostatic precipitator (ESP) at its Wadeville production facility. An ESP is a device used to filter particulate matter from gases.... 


TESTED AND APPROVED
The Type 2200 is field-tested for reliability and proven performance, while simultaneously providing energy savings
New electric pneumatic control valve introduced to market
10th May 2024

Custom solutions provider Bellofram Precision Controls’ new Type 2200 electric-pneumatic control valve is a tailored solution that is customisable to fit unique operational needs of specific... 


Cardboard
Sappi records higher earnings amid better demand, but market volatility remains
9th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed paper and packaging manufacturer Sappi has posted a 10% year-on-year increase in its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) to $183-million for the... 


Tiger Brands invests R300m in new Black Cat factory
Tiger Brands invests R300m in new Black Cat factory
9th May 2024

Africa’s largest food processing company, Tiger Brands, has unveiled a new peanut butter manufacturing facility for its Black Cat brand in Krugersdorp, which marks the single-largest capital... 


Sunset with solar panels
Sappi signs PPA with trading platform to supply solar power to its South African operations
8th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Paper and packaging group Sappi has signed a milestone 175 GWh/y renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA) with private electricity trading company Enpower Trading. Sappi is working towards... 


Cans with food
World Bank suggests actions for lower-emission agricultural land use
7th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The World Bank has outlined in a report the actions that every country can take to make the global agrifood system more sustainable and achieve markable reductions in greenhouse-gas (GHG)... 


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Ramaphosa pegs sustainable economic recovery on attraction of higher levels of investment
6th May 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday assured that government is working to get rid of red tape that impedes and slows down investment. Ramaphosa wrote in his weekly letter to the nation that it was... 


Atlas Copco’s NGPs 2-9 PSA range of Nitrogen Generators sets new quality and efficiency standards in on-site nitrogen generation
Atlas Copco’s NGPs 2-9 PSA range of Nitrogen Generators sets new quality and efficiency standards in on-site nitrogen generation
6th May 2024

Atlas Copco Compressor Technique extends its existing and proven NGP nitrogen generator range with the introduction of the NGPs 2-9 PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) range of generators. This latest... 


Mondi employees in Richards Bay among trees
Mondi reports improved demand, but lower prices for the first quarter
3rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed paper and packaging manufacturer Mondi has noted improved market conditions in the first quarter of the year, with stronger order books and higher sales volumes across its range of paper... 


Turnkey agriculture solutions from the ground up from Bearings International
Turnkey agriculture solutions from the ground up from Bearings International
29th April 2024

As a trusted partner to South Africa’s agricultural sector for some 66 years, Bearings International (BI) supplies integrated product and service solutions that ingrain the entire agriculture... 


Namibian Environment, Forestry and Tourism Minister Pohamba Shifeta officially opens the new $1.2-million plastic flaking plant in Okhanja
Coca Cola’s Namibia recycling partnership turns bottles into brighter futures
26th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

An investment of more than $1.2-million through a partnership between Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) and plastic packaging company Plastic Packaging has culminated in the opening of a new... 


Glencore acts to profit from LME post-sanction rule change
Glencore acts to profit from LME post-sanction rule change
17th April 2024 By: Reuters

Mining and trading house Glencore aims to take thousands of metric tons of Russian aluminium from the London Metal Exchange (LME) and return it at a later date to profit from rule changes, three... 


Airbus satellite
Digital Earth Africa breaks barriers to participation in space economy
16th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (RIIS) has been appointed as the interim host for the pan-African Digital Earth Africa Programme Management Office. Digital Earth Africa... 


Jars of Black Cat peanut butter
Tiger Brands unveils brand new Black Cat peanut butter factory in Krugersdorp
12th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Food processing company Tiger Brands has unveiled a new peanut butter manufacturing facility for its Black Cat brand in Chamdor, Krugersdorp. Having moved from another facility in Randfontein, the... 


Image of Tetra Pak South Africa MD Klaus Plenge, President Cyril Ramaphosa and KwaZulu-Natal Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube on a tour of Tetra Pak's revamped Pinetown factory
Pinetown packaging material factory expansion project, South Africa – update
12th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Tetra Pak Southern Africa has opened its newly renovated factory. 


Image of a Schneider Electric GoPact circuit breaker
Entry-level circuit breakers for non-critical applications
11th April 2024

Two new electrical products are now available to meet the needs of basic non-critical applications for customers that require cost-effective and simple options. Schneider Electric recently launched... 


FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA aims to be world’s most sustainable lubricant solutions provider
10th April 2024

Aiming to be the world’s most sustainable lubricant solutions provider is the driving force behind FUCHS’ sustainability initiatives, says Esther Seabi, Sustainability Director at FUCHS LUBRICANTS... 


IATA launches report into the reduction of single use plastics in the airline sector
9th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The global representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has released its latest report on how the industry can reduce its environmental impact.... 


Woolworths pilots the removal of plastic barrier bags at 12 stores
9th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Food and clothing retailer Woolworths has launched a 12-store trial to remove plastic barrier bags from its stores. Starting on April 8 in four Western Cape-based stores, namely Table Bay Mall,... 


Tetra Pak Southern Africa MD Klaus Plenge, President Cyril Ramaphosa and KwaZulu-Natal Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube on a tour of Tetra Pak's revamped Pinetown factory
Tetra Pak reopens Pinetown plant following R500m upgrade
4th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Food processing and packaging solutions company Tetra Pak has reopened its newly renovated factory in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, following an investment of about R500-million. The investment was... 


SKF announces seizure of counterfeit products in Kaduna, Kano and Lagos, as part of its drive on anti-counterfeiting activities
SKF announces seizure of counterfeit products in Kaduna, Kano and Lagos, as part of its drive on anti-counterfeiting activities
4th April 2024

SKF Group, as a part of its ongoing initiatives to ensure genuine and reliable products to its customers, announced the seizure of a sizable number of products marked “SKF” from 5 counterfeit... 


Schneider Electric unveils GoPact circuit breakers for non-critical applications aimed at the basic market
Schneider Electric unveils GoPact circuit breakers for non-critical applications aimed at the basic market
4th April 2024

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, is launching two new products in its Go Series basic offering range – the GoPact MCCB and the... 


Brand new fuel cell is platinum-catalysed.
New platinum-based hydrogen fuel cell as cheap to make as conventional car engine
2nd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The brand-new platinum-catalysed hydrogen fuel cell system that has just been released for passenger cars reveals that fuel cells can be as cheap to manufacture as internal combustion engines... 


The above image depicts the KPM KC7
Microwave consistency meters brought to greenfield pulp, paper mill
29th March 2024

Technology leader in electrification and automation ABB has completed the delivery of KPM KC7 microwave consistency sensors to a new paper mill in Pelasgia, Greece, owned by integrated paper and... 


The above image depicts the polyethylene and aluminium, or polyAl, a residue remaining after paper mills have recovered the paper fibres
Investments to help increase recycling in EU
29th March 2024

In February 2024, food processing and packaging solutions company Tetra Pak announced several strategic investments designed to improve the recycling capacity for carton packages in the European... 


An image of SkyBUG's drone system for dispersing beneficial insects
Drones deliver predator bugs for sustainable pest control
29th March 2024

Wine producer Vergelegen wine estate, in Somerset West, has partnered with collaborative venture SkyBugs to test the use of drone-delivered beneficial insects to control pests in its vineyards.... 


An image of a paper ream at a paper mill
Sustainability trend creates opportunities for paper producers
29th March 2024

The pulp and paper manufacturing industry holds a meaningful position in the landscape of South Africa's industrial sector, says industry association Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa... 


First Majestic starts bullion sales from First Mint
27th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Silver and gold miner First Majestic has announced the start of bullion sales from its fully-owned and -operated minting facility, in Nevada, US. First Mint vertically integrates a manufacturing... 


Liquid carton packaging
Nampak to sell its liquid cartons, Zambia and Malawi businesses
26th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed packaging company Nampak has entered into an agreement with a consortium represented by private equity company Corvest 15 to dispose of its liquid cartons business in South Africa, as... 


RS PRO launches Industrial Control and Communication range of 1 250 new products across more than 18 technologies
RS PRO launches Industrial Control and Communication range of 1 250 new products across more than 18 technologies
26th March 2024

A trading brand of RS Group plc (LSE: RS1), a global digitally-led provider of product and service solutions for industrial customers, has announced RS PRO’s new Industrial Control and... 


An image of Dr Schalk Grobbelaar
Forestry value chain innovations can help mitigate effects of climate change
22nd March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Given the climate crisis in South Africa and around the world, tertiary education institution University of Pretoria’s (UP’s) Technology and Innovation senior lecturer Dr Schalk Grobbelaar argues... 


Image of Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu
CoJ presents plan to tackle water challenges
20th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The City of Johannesburg (CoJ) has presented an action plan, comprising immediate, medium and long-term measures, to tackle widespread water infrastructure challenges and the high levels of... 


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