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Indonesia buying record amounts of Philippine nickel ore due to quota delays, sources say
29th May 2024 By: Reuters

Top nickel producer Indonesia has bought record volumes of nickel ore from the Philippines since April as smelter demand increases, while delays by Jakarta in issuing mining quotas and heavy rains... 

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Firm supplies anchors to Southern African mining
24th May 2024

Building and fastening manufacturer EJOT outlines that it has supplied the mining industry in Southern Africa with the "top-of-the-line” Liebig range of high-capacity concrete anchors. The Liebig... 

Condra clinches second maintenance crane order from Sappi’s Saiccor Mill
24th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Crane manufacturer Condra Cranes is manufacturing a second maintenance crane for turbine maintenance duty at Sappi’s Saiccor Mill, in Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal. This followed an order last year, and... 

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EJOT – Southern Africa’s Fastening Solutions Provider
24th May 2024

EJOT is a 102-year-old German fastening technology company and is a fastener specialist like no other. With venerable fasteners such as the PT screw for manufacturing with plastic, bi-metal... 

Tharisa mine
PGM prices impact on Tharisa’s first-half profit, but market fundamentals are ‘solid’
23rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed platinum group metals (PGM) and chrome producer Tharisa has reported a 20% year-on-year decrease in net profit after tax, at $38.8-million, for the six months ended March 31, compared... 

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Get Steel invites comment on proposed foundry project in Benoni
17th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Local steel processing company Get Steel has invited interested and affected parties to submit comments on a draft scoping report into the refurbishment of the Naledi Foundry, in Benoni, Gauteng.... 

The Machine Tools Africa expo aims to be an indispensable gathering for all stakeholders in the engineering and manufacturing industries
Machine Tools Africa to play crucial role in education, skills development
17th May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The upcoming Machine Tools Africa 2024 exhibition will serve as a comprehensive platform for showcasing the latest innovations in machine tools and related technologies. It also plays a crucial... 

The new M20 MILLTURN has a turning machining unit with B-axis and automatic tool change on the lower system.
Company focuses on core competence in complete machining
17th May 2024

Austrian mechanical engineer WFL Millturn Technologies’ latest development has enabled the company to manufacture the complete machining of chuck parts with a diameter of 2 000 mm. The complete... 

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Firm showcases industrial valve range
17th May 2024

Industrial equipment supplier BMG has presented its range of industrial slurry valves, which has been designed to cope efficiently in harsh conditions. This range includes robust butterfly and... 

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Foundries resilient despite challenges – organisation
17th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Key industry support initiative the National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN) asserts that the health of the foundry sector has remained resilient despite significant challenges in recent years... 

New clean cooking equipment factory opened in Paarl
New clean cooking equipment factory opened in Paarl
13th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Clean and renewable energy solutions company Ener-G-Africa (EGA) on Thursday officially opened its new biomass stove and cookware manufacturing facility, in the Western Cape province town of Paarl.... 

The Omniplus IO-link transmitters are specifically tailored for precision in oil flow measurements
New tool released
10th May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

In a strategic move that signifies a pivotal enhancement in the confluence of digital and analogue technologies within the hydraulics and pneumatics sectors in South Africa, flow measurement... 

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New dewatering pumps enhance mine water management
10th May 2024

Although effective pump systems for water drainage are available on the market, the high sediment load of up to 5%, varying acidity value of mine water and the considerable energy consumption of... 

A Multi-Application Fuel Efficient Cookstove
New clean cooking equipment factory opened in Paarl
9th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Clean and renewable energy solutions company Ener-G-Africa (EGA) on Thursday officially opened its new biomass stove and cookware manufacturing facility, in the Western Cape province town of Paarl.... 

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Process sensors facilitate condition-based maintenance
9th May 2024

The continuous monitoring of relative humidity and temperature enables the efficient and effective use of oil, which helps to protect plants and enables plant operators to carry out condition-based... 

Indonesia says nickel reserves enough for expansion, despite moratorium call
8th May 2024 By: Reuters

Indonesia's nickel reserves are sufficient for expanded processing operations, an investment ministry official said on Wednesday, amid calls from a miners' group to curb construction of new... 

Saiccor Mill’s 12,5/25/12,5 ton overhead travelling crane under factory load test before delivery
Second crane for pulp leader
8th May 2024

Condra is to manufacture a second maintenance crane for Sappi’s Saiccor Mill, at Umkomaas on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast. Ordered for turbine maintenance duty, the 25-tonner will join a... 

Platinum metals support every step of green hydrogen’s decarbonisation of the world.
Platinum-based green hydrogen emerging as Winter Olympics decarbonisation pillar
3rd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen, which is generated with the benefit of the catalysis that platinum group metals (PGMs) provide, is being increasingly highlighted as a pillar of the global decarbonisation... 

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High-precision instrument for accurate liquid level measuring
3rd May 2024

A magnetostrictive level transmitter used for high-accuracy, continuous level detection of liquids now also features long insertion lengths. The new FLM-Tx-FLEX model from WIKA is fitted with a... 

Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore’s Rustenburg ferrochrome smelter remains idled
30th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Pending an improved price and cost environment, Glencore said in its first-quarter 2024 production report on Tuesday that its Rustenburg ferrochrome smelter in South Africa’s North West province... 

Indonesian miner eyes nickel assets as it shifts focus from coal
29th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Indonesian coal company PT Harum Energy is looking to buy more nickel mines as it ceases further investment in fossil fuels in order to prepare for the energy transition. The miner plans to avoid... 

The truck-mounted jetting units enhance the capability to efficiently clear stormwater drains and sewerage systems
Jetting units used proactively in maintenance
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Severe flooding events along South Africa’s coastal regions have underscored the crucial role of resilient infrastructure in managing excessive rainfall, says pumps supplier Werner Pumps, which has... 

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New cable carriers ideal for harsh conditions
26th April 2024

Tsubaki chain, power transmission and motion control products distributor BMG supplies and supports Tsubaki Kabelschlepp cable carriers that have been developed to withstand operation in many... 

WIKA’s new model FLM-Tx-FLEX magnetostrictive level transmitter is used for high-accuracy, continuous level detection of liquids, also with long insertion lengths
WIKA’s new model FLM-Tx-FLEX magnetostrictive level transmitter is used for high-accuracy, continuous level detection of liquids, also with long insertion lengths
24th April 2024

WIKA’s new model FLM-Tx-FLEX magnetostrictive level transmitter is used for high-accuracy, continuous level detection of liquids, also with long insertion lengths. The model FLM-Tx-FLEX is fitted... 

Chinese nickel billionaire boosts Australian miner in Indonesia
Chinese nickel billionaire boosts Australian miner in Indonesia
23rd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

A little-known Australian company is becoming the Western face of a Chinese nickel behemoth. In under a decade, Nickel Industries has gone from a relatively small miner to the world’s... 

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Fog fluid product highlighted to prevent corrosion
19th April 2024

Global corrosion protection company Cortec Corporation highlights that its CorroLogic VpCI-339 fogging fluid is fast, effective and convenient in addressing the challenges of void and corrosion in... 

Ferronickel shots from the Araguaia plant
Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Horizonte Minerals has failed to secure financing for the project. 

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Mill highlights benefits of stainless steel for sugar industry
5th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Using stainless steel in the sugar industry, where processing conditions can be particularly corrosive, has proven to be an effective solution in mitigating wear-related challenges, says South... 

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Awards return following pandemic interruption
5th April 2024

Industry association Southern Africa Stainless Steel Association (Sassda) is set to mark its sixtieth anniversary with the return of the Sassda and Columbus Stainless Steel Awards. The Covid... 

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Agreement extends stainless steel reach
5th April 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Austenitic stainless steels specialist N’GENIUS Materials Technology has reached an agreement with UK-based stainless steel manufacturer Project Pipeline Supply (PPS) to sell and distribute... 

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Breaking ground: expanding our product range
5th April 2024

Leading stainless-steel supplier ENERGYMetals is expanding its product range to include instrumentation fittings and tubes. Renowned for its expertise in stainless steels, ENERGYMetals has... 

Preserving Tradition, Enhancing Efficiency: The Science Behind Dry Ice’s Freeze-Branding Technique
Preserving Tradition, Enhancing Efficiency: The Science Behind Dry Ice’s Freeze-Branding Technique
5th April 2024

Although the idea of freeze branding is not new to South African agriculture, dairy farmers have just recently begun to use it more regularly to make herd management simpler. Cattle and horses can... 

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Hanford tank waste treatment and immobilisation plant, US
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

US Department of Energy and Bechtel plan to build the world's biggest radioactive waste treatment plant in Washington state. 

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Dredging system takes on heavy duty jobs
28th March 2024

A newly launched dredging system is described as the most efficient and cost-effective electrically powered floating dredge system currently available.  The locally manufactured SlurrySucker MK III... 

The energy-efficient Lion ferrochrome smelter.
Ferrochrome benchmark price settles higher
25th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The European benchmark ferrochrome price for the second quarter of this year has been settled at $1.52/lb, 5.6% up on the first three months of 2024, Merafe Resources informed shareholders on... 

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Manufacturer reinforces commitment to quality
22nd March 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Established in 1975, and in the lead-up to its fiftieth anniversary in 2025, full-service slurry pump manufacturer Schurco Slurry reflects on its commitment to providing engineering excellence,... 

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New pumps range improves fluid handling productivity
22nd March 2024

Engineering products and services provider BMG has extended its range of Ingersoll Rand ARO fluid handling products to include the new EVO series diaphragm pumps, which are designed to enhance... 

Precision investment castings
New owners of precision casting company drive technology, skills investment
8th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Following a takeover of Rely Precision Castings by a new group of shareholders, the company is undergoing a renewed market expansion drive with investment into technology, and development of a... 

Wilkinson announces C$15m to support Canada’s mining sector
7th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson has announced federal investments of more than C$15-million in projects to increase Indigenous participation and support the development of... 

Nickel may flip to deficit on Indonesia hurdles, Macquarie warns
Nickel may flip to deficit on Indonesia hurdles, Macquarie warns
1st March 2024 By: Bloomberg

The global nickel market could swing to a surprise deficit this year if growth in Indonesian output is constrained by slow mining permit approvals, according to Macquarie Group Ltd. While the... 

Ringrollers brings its expertise to new sectors
Ringrollers brings its expertise to new sectors
1st March 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Leading steel products manufacturer Naledi Ringrollers has, for more than 50 years, been committed to high-quality standards and is making significant strides in the railway, general engineering,... 

Tighter Indonesian nickel ore supply boosts prices, curbs smelter output
28th February 2024 By: Reuters

Nickel ore prices in Indonesia, the world's top producer, have risen on tighter supply after government delays in issuing new mining quotas that has also prompted smelters to curb production,... 

The SlurrySucker MK III incorporates the world renowned Toyo heavy duty slurry pump, making it the most efficient and cost effective electrically powered floating dredging system available on the market
Next-gen SlurrySucker for silt-challenged water areas powered by Toyo
28th February 2024

Not only does IPR’s SlurrySucker dredging system effectively clean process water ponds, return water dams or other water storage areas, it has become recognised as an ideal solution for cleaning... 

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