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Plastics industry body meeting ‘pivotal’ for the industry’s future

PLASTICS SA, the umbrella body representing the local plastics industry, successfully hosted a general plastics industry meeting at its head office in Midrand, Johannesburg,...

Partnership produces lightweight vehicle sealing and acoustic solutions

HENKEL South Africa is partnering with Hammanskraal-based Hudson Rubber to locally fabricate Henkel’s vehicle rubber sealing and acoustic solutions for OEM vehicle panel reinforcing,...

Pushing polymers to the limit

MODERN plastics have improved to the point where they can outperform traditional materials in a myriad of applications and even withstand high loads and...

Mitigating fire risk with flame-resistant rubber screen panels

MULTOTEC has developed a range of flame-resistant rubber screen panels that self-extinguish in under 60 seconds, thereby significantly reducing the risk of fire and...

Polymers help secure telecoms infrastructure

A COMPANY tasked with securing major telecommunications infrastructure behind safe barriers has turned to a high-technology polymer solution to ensure its locking mechanisms remain...

Local tyre industry drives skills development to address SA unemployment crisis

WITH new technologies and production processes emerging globally in tyre production, the South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC), and its member companies, are investing...

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...

Tyre manufacturer certified as Proudly South African

TYRES produced locally by Goodyear South Africa, including Off-The-Road (OTR) bias tyres, have been certified by the country’s official buy local advocacy campaign, Proudly...

A shining example of transformation in the automotive supply chain

THROUGH the ongoing support of Volkswagen’s B-BBEE Initiatives Trust, a former employee of Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has realised his dream of becoming...

New range of hybrid cables saves installation space

MOTION plastics and cable manufacturer, igus, have introduced new readycable hybrid cables suitable for Sew-Eurodrive with Movilink DDI and Siemens Sinamics S210 with OCC. Reducing...

Carbon black exports set to soar as EU scrambles for supplies

CARBON black, a vital pigment used in tyre production, is seeing high demand, rising prices and squeezed supply across the European Union, a situation...

R297m lifeline for carbon black tyre manufacturer

AN investment of almost R300m will ensure that Orion Engineered Carbons remains in business and part of the automotive value chain. The investment arrangement, involving...

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

PETRONAS has sold its 74% shareholding in Engen to Vivo Energy. Engen and Vivo Energy announced the completion of the transaction on 21 May...

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

THE domestic automotive industry is celebrating the centenary of vehicle manufacturing in the country in 2024. In the Automotive Business Council (naamsa) Q1 2024...