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Today is World Water Day. Plastics industry points out its role in water infrastructure and security

THE importance of water and protecting our valuable water resources will once again be highlighted this year as we celebrate World Water Week from...

PVC recycling in SA shows promising growth despite tough trading conditions

THE Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) has welcomed the plastics recycling report for 2020 released by Plastics SA, indicating that the recycling of Polyvinyl...

Yearly repair work completed at Hammanskraal Project

REPAIR work at the Hammanskraal Drinking Water Project in Tshwane has included replacement of the lower bearing on an Archimedes screw with a Vesconite...

Correct handling, storage and transport of plastic pipes

AS much care should go into planning the safe and responsible transportation, storage and handling of plastic pipes as has gone into the manufacturing...

Centrifugal dewatering surface pump solutions

ATLAS Copco’s rugged PAS dry self-priming and PAC H high head dewatering surface pump series features smart design, cutting-edge technology, quality components and advanced...

New suction trailer a troubleshooting trailblazer

WERNER Pumps has created a new trailer-mounted 6-inch centrifugal pump unit which it says can be used to pump water, as well as solids,...

What you need to know about cavitation in piston pumps

By Gavin Pote MOST people, when asked what cavitation is, will answer “air bubbles in the inlet water of the pump”. This is only partly...

Top certification for automation components

VALVE specialist Gemü has had a further three of its intelligent automation components certified with UL approval: The Gemü 1235 and Gemü 1236 electrical...

3D laser scanner takes surveying to the next level

BOSCH Munitech’s new Faro S150 Plus scanner - the first of its kind in South Africa - is designed to capture up to two...

New butterfly valves 4IR ready

VALVE specialist Gemü has redesigned its butterfly valves and now offers the Gemü R480 Victoria in wafer version. According to the company, a team from...

Novel impeller, throatbush combo boosts wear life

USING a novel integrated design approach, Weir Minerals engineers developed the Warman WRT impeller and throatbush combination, which the company says delivers significant wear...

Gas group declares dividend despite COVID calamity

IN the face of the biggest fall in South Africa’s GDP since 1960, African Oxygen Limited (Afrox) has maintained a robust cash position enabling...

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Malaysian energy company’s share transfer creates a pan-African group

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Truck heavyweight launches more electric options in SA

IN line with Daimler Truck’s global ambition to offer 100% CO2 neutral trucks and buses by 2050, DTSA introduced its first fully battery electric...

Construction of Coega automotive plant to begin ‘shortly’

STELLANTIS, the world’s third-biggest automotive manufacturer by volume, and South Africa’s largest development funder, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) have concluded key milestones that...

SA’s auto sector notes decline in exports, increase in (low) NEV sales

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