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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...

Latest plastics industry recycling figures released

PLASTICS SA, the umbrella body representing the local plastics industry, has released the official plastic recycling stats for the year ending 31 December 2020. Each...

Meeting and exceeding professional packaging needs

POLYETHYLENE terephthalate (PET) is one of the strongest and highest quality types of plastic, especially when it comes to strapping. That’s according to Fromm Packaging...

The ‘world’s easiest’ cable gland to fit

A cable gland performs two basic functions: fastening the cable to the apparatus so that it cannot pull out and earthing the cable armouring...

Advanced plastics for longer construction equipment life

Technologically advanced materials have revolutionised many applications in the industrial environment with engineered plastics able to outperform and outlast steel in heavy-duty applications such...

Plastic recycling heavyweights sign sustainability pledge

THE South African Plastics Recycling Organisation (SAPRO) and MyPlas have become the latest signatories of Operation Clean Sweep (OCS), an international stewardship programme designed...

Top energy efficiency award for EC tyre maker

CONTINENTAL Tyre South Africa’s focus on sustainability and reducing its energy consumption has been recognised by the South African Energy Efficiency (SAEE) Confederation, which...

Continental shift: tyre maker officially welcomes new boss after lengthy COVID delay

MARTIN Buday has officially taken over the reins as Managing Director at Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA), bringing almost two decades of experience in...

Thermopolymer beats brass bushings for tyre maker

WHILE most people tyres with rubber, another essential component is carbon black, which gives automotive tyres their colouring as well as their stiffness, strength...

Helping to close the skills gaps in plastics manufacturing

STEADY demand for plastics in diverse industries should place plastics manufacturers in good stead but increasing global competition and a shortage of qualified skills...

Zest for local content fuels company’s Africa growth

ZEST WEG’s four decades in Africa have produced a powerful local manufacturing base, and a growing footprint across sub-Saharan Africa, strengthening supply chains and...

Better than OEM forklift spares?

BEARING and wear part manufacturer Vesconite Bearings has increased its efforts to develop better-than-original equipment manufacturer (OEM) forklift parts. That’s according to the company’s Forklift...

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New R235-million wax flooding facility begins operating at VWSA plant in Kariega

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Key considerations: AgriTech for your agriculture business

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TNPA – Request for information for potential renewable energy project

TRANSNET National Ports Authority (TNPA) has announced a Request for Information (RFI), calling on private sector participants to submit project proposals for the introduction...

New property management company opens in the Eastern Cape

A new property management service has opened its doors in Gqeberha, offering much needed hands-on services to the commercial, retail, industrial and residential property...