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Parker’s High Performance Flange System gains new certification for marine applications

3rd June 2021 Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has announced that its mechanical flange system for machines and plants (with working pressures of up to 420 bar) - “HPF - Parker High Performance Flange System” -  has gained DNV GL approval for marine applications. The DGUV... 

Geological interpretation highlights high-priority targets at Okiep

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     21st May 2021 Dual-listed Orion Minerals has identified new high-priority drill targets on the Carolusberg – Koperberg complex that form part of the Okiep copper project (OCP), in South Africa’s Northern Cape. The Carolusberg – Koperberg line was first discovered in 1680 and subsequent workings have been... 

SAPPMA quality workshops continue to address key issues

6th May 2021 The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufactures Association (SAPPMA) continues to address key issues that relate to thermoplastic pipe systems and installations with the hosting of their regular Quality Workshops. Each month, these free-to-attend information sessions attract a great number of... 

Hall Longmore launches fusion bonded epoxy pipe coatings for the local market

By: Donna Slater     19th March 2021 Steel pipe manufacturer Hall Longmore is looking to attract a key domestic market segment with its newly launched dual layer fusion bonded epoxy (FBE) coatings. MD Kennith van Rooyen tells Engineering News the company, which is based in Wadeville, Gauteng, recently commissioned a dual spray... 

Construction chemicals supplier provides release agents for the concrete industry

19th February 2021 Germiston-based building industry chemicals supplier A.SHAK was established in 1958 to supply the concrete industry with specialised quality release agents designed specifically for the different types of concrete casting methods that were used at the time. The company supplies products suitable... 

Successful fishing line bin project expands its footprint

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th February 2021 South Africa’s success with preventing discarded fishing line from ending up in the oceans or on beaches by using fishingline bins made from off-cuts of PVC pipe, is resulting in more than 77 new bins being manufactured for installation at beaches around the country ahead of the National Water... 

Association pleads with Free State transport department for road repairs

By: Marleny Arnoldi     15th January 2021 Agricultural association Free State Agriculture (FSA) has directed a letter to the Free State Department of Police, Roads and Transport requesting urgent actions to repair roads for critical access in the province. This comes as recent flooding in the province has caused severe damage to roads... 

BT Industrial goes from strength to strength with manufacturing diversification 

26th November 2020 Plastic pipes manufacturer BT Industrial Group has extended its plastics-processing capacity to include polymer-based medical fabrics and components. Marleny Arnoldi attended a tour of the company’s cleanroom manufacturing facility. 

Botswana Diamonds gets go-ahead to finalise Sekaka Diamonds buyout

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     16th November 2020 Dual-listed Botswana Diamonds has announced that all conditions precedent for the acquisition of Sekaka Diamonds have been satisfied. The transaction, first announced in July, has been approved by Petra’s lenders and noteholders, as well as by the Botswana Minister of Mineral Resources, Green... 

Holland Colours’ biobased color concentrates used in the first The Ocean Cleanup sunglasses

27th October 2020 Holland Colours is proud to reveal its role in the development of The Ocean Cleanup’s first product to be made with certified ocean plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Plastic pollution, which is already found in every one of the world’s oceans, is a major and growing concern. As a... 

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