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An artist's impression of the new PET recycling plant that will be built in Ballito
ALPLA investing €60m in PET recycling plant in Ballito
13th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Packaging and recycling specialist ALPLA is investing €60-million in a new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling facility, in Ballito, in KwaZulu-Natal. The plant, with an output of 35 000 t... 

Festo celebrates 50 years in the African market: A look at the company’s impact and growth
13th June 2023

Festo Holdings Group is a worldwide automation giant which was founded in 1925. Although it had been operating in South Africa through a distributor before 1973, Dr Wilfried Stoll (General Manager... 

Healthcare supply chains both affected by, and affecting, climate change
12th June 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Climate change is having real-world impacts on demand for healthcare products and on the supply chains for these products, US-based global public health consultancy JSI Health Logistics director Ed... 

Loadshedding, exchange rate challenges face scientific instruments sector, but growth opportunities remain
12th June 2023

South Africa’s analytical and scientific instruments sector is facing significant challenges due to rising costs, exchange rate fluctuations, load shedding and specialised skills shortages.... 

Atlas Copco distributor, Brutes Air, delivers reliable standby power solution to new mine customer with QAC 1100 TwinPower™
9th June 2023

The flexibility, reliability and efficiency of the Atlas Copco QAC 1100 TwinPower™, which is essentially two QAC generators housed side-by-side in a 20-foot container, prompted the customer to... 

It is an engineered device designed to provide corrosion protection for sensitive assets
Firm promotes multimetal corrosion protection
9th June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Branching from US manufacturer Cortec’s EcoEarth line, the EcoEmitter is a specially engineered device designed to provide corrosion protection for sensitive assets such as electronic and optical... 

Major South African brands are meeting plastic collection, recovery targets, says Petco
8th June 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Audited data from plastics producer responsibility organisation Petco of 2022 collections and recycling shows that several major South African brands are meeting targets when it comes to collecting... 

Integrated Air Solutions knows the ABC’s of air compression 
8th June 2023

On 1st March 2023, compressed air systems specialist, Integrated Air Solutions, was appointed as the official agent for the provision of technical services to ABC Compressors’ installed base of PET... 

Creecy calls for urgent action to combat plastic pollution
5th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Urgent action is required to combat plastic pollution and its detrimental impacts on human health, the economy and the environment, Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy... 

Mondi says committed to selling Russian asset as deal falls through
5th June 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed paper and packaging company Mondi has advised that it is withdrawing from an agreement to sell its most significant facility in Russia, the Joint Stock Company Mondi Syktyvkar, together... 

Nampak has added an electron microscope to its equipment
Nampak adds new scanning electron microscope to Cape Town R&D division
2nd June 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed packaging company Nampak has installed a state-of-the-art scanning electron microscope (SEM) in its research and development (R&D) division in Cape Town. The company made the investment... 

Journey's End and Interpunkt's new wine range bottled in paperboard bottles
Interpunkt, Journey’s End launch country’s first paperboard bottled wine
2nd June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

A boutique estate in the mountains of Sir Lowry’s Pass Village in the Helderberg basin, in the Western Cape, called Journey’s End Vineyards, together with new wine brand Interpunkt, have launched a... 

Bongani Mankewu
EPC contracting as Eskom speeds up the rollout of 1 500 km of power lines every year: What about governance?
31st May 2023

By Bongani Mankewu – Associate of the Infrastructure Development & Engagement Unit at Nelson Mandela University. He writes in his personal capacity Traditionally, supply chain governance has been... 

HP Recharges Hybrid Work at GITEX Africa
31st May 2023

Compelling collaboration and enhanced productivity with solutions and services designed to deliver futureproof experiences and workplace equity anywhere, anytime HP Inc (NYSE: HPQ) is joining the... 

One of Tiger Brands' beverage production lines
Tiger Brands taking strain amid loadshedding, rising costs, flat demand
30th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The JSE share price of branded food, home care and personal care products manufacturer Tiger Brands fell by nearly 16% on May 30, following the release of its financial results for the six months... 

South Africa’s glass recycling industry offers income opportunities amid economic challenges 
30th May 2023

South Africa’s glass recycling industry injects over R300-million into the economy, according to The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) – the sole Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) in South... 

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Isover launches QTech™, the light mineral wool for medium temperature industrial applications
26th May 2023

Isover now offers a comprehensive range of mineral wool and stone wool insulation products that provide thermal, acoustic and fire resistance in a wide variety of industry applications as well as... 

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Tennessee lithium project, US – update
26th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Piedmont Lithium has indicated that it is open to a partnership for the Tennessee lithium project, depending on the appetite from investors. 

Aluminium cans
Nampak to reduce salaries, headcount in 12-month rightsizing
24th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed packaging company Nampak has instituted a vacancy freeze, will reduce headcount across the entire organisation, will reduce its head office and has reduced absolute salaries to stabilise... 

Power Up with Peace of Mind
24th May 2023

From the smallest component through to building a Freedom Won (“FW”) containerised solution - with each step of the way, safety is paramount. FW, an original equipment manufacturer, is compliant... 

 Lerato Molefi
Batteries, pesticides and lubricants added to Extended Producer Responsibility Schemes
24th May 2023

By Lerato Molefi, Associate, Paula-Ann Novotny, Senior Associate & Hassan Mahlawe, Candidate Attorney from Webber Wentzel Portable batteries, pesticides and lubricant oils now fall under the... 

BMI expects aluminium prices to remain under pressure this year
23rd May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

BMI, a unit of Fitch Solutions, is making a minor downward revision to its aluminium price forecast for the year to an average of $2 500/t, from the previously forecast $2 600/t. In its outlook for... 

Nampak expects to swing to an interim loss
19th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed packaging company Nampak expects to report a headline loss a share of between 53c and 58c and a loss a share of between 380c and 420c for the six months ended March 31. This compares... 

Johan Potgieter, cluster industrial software lead at Schneider Electric
How sustainable practices can keep climate change at bay. 
19th May 2023

By Johan Potgieter, cluster industrial software lead at Schneider Electric Climate change and sustainability are intrinsically linked; the former causes devastation and the latter provides feasible... 

South Africa and the African continent have much to offer the world as a supplier of Tooling Systems
18th May 2023

African players in the Tooling Systems industry are encouraged to attend the ISTMA 16th World Conference where they will get the opportunity to showcase their manufacturing and tooling abilities... 

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Gear business driven by sustainability
18th May 2023

Drive technology and drive automation specialist SEW-EURODRIVE emphasises the use of renewable and efficient energy sources and says it strives to maximise the energy efficiency of its drives.... 

How are you discarding your disposable vape?
17th May 2023

As vaping grows in popularity, unfortunately so does the harm it causes to the environment. It is especially trendy amongst younger users, though many seem to be unaware that vapes are actually... 

How sustainable practices can keep climate change at bay
17th May 2023

By Johan Potgieter, cluster industrial software lead at Schneider Electric Climate change and sustainability are intrinsically linked; the former causes devastation and the latter provides feasible... 

UN lays out blueprint to reduce plastic waste 80% by 2040
17th May 2023 By: Reuters

Countries can reduce plastic pollution by 80% by 2040 using existing technologies and by making major policy changes, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said in a new report on Monday.... 

Aerial view of Dasa uranium operation
Dasa uranium project, Niger – update
12th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Global Atomic has formalised its June 2022 letter of intent by signing a definite agreement with a major North American utility for the procurement of uranium from the Dasa project. 

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Štětí mill expansion project, Czechia
12th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Mondi is investing in a new 210 000 t/y kraft paper machine at Štětí. 

Sappi Ngodwana Mill
Sappi posts lower profit on the back of sluggish paper demand
11th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Pulp and paper group Sappi has reported a dip in profit to $69-million in the quarter ended March 31, compared with the profit of $188-million reported for the quarter ended March 31, 2022. CEO... 

Tiger Brands unpacks latest upgrades at HPC plant
Tiger Brands unpacks latest upgrades at HPC plant
10th May 2023

Tiger Brands has invested R632-million since 2016 at its Home and Personal Care plant in Isando, with the latest planned upgrades being two new production lines in the aerosol factory, which... 

Electronic waste
DFFE invites public comment on proposed amendment to EPR Regulation
10th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The public have been given until June 5 to submit comments on the proposed amendment to the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Regulations in relation to electrical and electronic equipment... 

Born in Cape Town and now cleaning waterbodies worldwide – meet the WasteShark
5th May 2023 By: Irma Venter

It’s like a Roomba for water, and it has its roots in Cape Town. If you don’t know what a Roomba is, it is a robotic vacuum cleaner that hoovers your carpets and floors autonomously.  

Rolls of paper produced at Mondi's Richards Bay operations
Mondi reports stable first-quarter performance
4th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Paper and packaging company Mondi says its underlying earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) of €351-million for the first quarter of this year were broadly flat... 

Packaging quality brands with in-house plant design
3rd May 2023

Leveraging its quality brands of screens and crushers, Weir Minerals Africa has the in-house capacity to design and build complete plants for customers – cost effectively and quickly. This has... 

Going Green at Nampo
25th April 2023

BMG is changing things up at Nampo this year having only an outside working exhibition stand that will highlight the importance of ‘Going Green’ in agriculture. The Nampo show – which is the... 

Three local plastic industry heavyweights join the fight against plastic pollution
25th April 2023

Three new companies have joined the fight against plastic pollution by signing the Operational Clean Sweep (OCS) pledge in Southern Africa. The Association of Rotational Moulders of Southern Africa... 

ARMSA chair Gary Wild and Plastics SA sustainability director Douw Steyn
Three more plastics organisations sign pledge to reduce plastic waste into the environment
24th April 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Two South African industry organisations and plastics producer Kainotomia Polymers have signed the Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) pledge in which they commit to preventing resin pellet, flake and... 

Jane Molony
How harvested wood products can create climate friendly solutions
24th April 2023

By Jane Molony, executive director, Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa Despite misinformation to the contrary, using wood from sustainably managed forests to make things like paper and... 

An image showing the ribbon cutting of Danone NutriDay's launch of a learning centre at Nageng Primary School
Danone NutriDay announces winner of Tubs2Classrooms competition
20th April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Food company Danone NutriDay on April 20 announced Nageng Primary School in Gauteng as the beneficiary of its NutriDay Tubs2Classrooms learning centre, with the company to build a library made from... 

Erik Smuts
Nampak appoints interim CEO after Smuts resigns
20th April 2023 By: Donna Slater

Packaging company Nampak reports that board member and CEO Erik Smuts has resigned, with effect from April 20, and will be succeeded, on an interim basis, by current restructuring committees... 

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