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Big jump in SA polystyrene recycling

POLYSTYRENE recycling in South Africa has increased by 19%, thanks to the tremendous growth in end-markets using post-consumer polystyrene, including home décor and construction. According...

Consumer goods giant’s R19bn ‘Clean Future’ commitment hailed a game changer in fight against global warming

UNILEVER’S commitment to investing 1 billion Euros (more than R19 billion) globally on technology to help it to transition away from fossil fuel derived...

New-generation compact vector control drive

THE Delta ME300 series from supplier ElectroMechanica (EM) is a new-generation compact vector control drive that EM says inherits Delta’s superior drive technology with...

Paper recycling: time to box clever

SOUTH Africa’s paper recovery rate is at 68.5% with 1.2 million tonnes of recyclable paper products diverted from landfill during 2019, according to Anele...

Enhanced data collection for better lubrication management

SKF has extended the capability of its Enlight ProCollect portable data collection system, enabling maintenance engineers to plan lubrication routes around a factory or...

Bleak outlook for packaging in 2020

SOUTH Africa’s packaging industry could decline by more than 9% in 2020 as a result of severely impaired disposable income following the national lockdown...

Compact, modular mid-range PLCs

THE Delta compact, modular mid-range AS series PLCs are high-performance, multi-purpose controllers designed for all kinds of automated equipment, according to local supplier ElectroMechanica...

Sweet! Robots boosts chocolate production by 40%

WHEN chocolate maker Bolçi wanted to boost exports and meet its promise of delivering products that are ‘untouched by human hand’, it turned to...

Automatic print inspection system ‘gets the message’

SICK Automation, in collaboration with AutoCoding Systems, has introduced what it says is the world’s first fully automated, smart vision inspection system for printed...

SA assembled geared motors add zest to product offering

A range of WEG geared motors will soon be available to customers in South Africa and the rest of the continent from Zest WEG. According...

Packaging recycling: moving FROMM catchphrases to action

REDUCE, Reuse and Recycle is no mere catchphrase at FROMM Packaging Systems, says Denny Reddy, Managing Director. He said their commitment to sustainability is seen...

Fantastic! Plastics, packaging industries hail govt U-turn on waste plan

THE plastics and packaging industries of South Africa have welcomed the announcement Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy, to scrap the existing...

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Ports authority pulls plug on Ngqura liquid bulk storage terminal

TRANSNET National Ports Authority (TNPA) has pulled out of development of the proposed new liquid bulk storage terminal at the Port of Ngqura but...

R253m road project boon for EC town

THE South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) met with the Dordrecht business fraternity recently to discuss the economic benefits and job opportunities presented by...

Council tweaks budget in bid to stop taps running dry

AS the ongoing drought continues to grip the Kouga region, Kouga Municipality Council recently adjusted its capital budget in an attempt to prevent taps...

NMB drought mitigation plans ‘in overdrive’

THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s drought mitigation plans are in overdrive as the region continues to experience insignificant rainfall and low dam levels that...