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- Global plastics treaty talks conclude in Nairobi, Kenya, with key issues unresolvedThe recently held International Negotiating Committee on Plastics (INC3) meetings in Nairobi, Kenya, aimed at crafting a landmark, legally binding global plastics treaty to combat plastics pollution, with specific reference to the marine environment, concluded late on the evening of 19 November 2023, with critical topics left unresolved. Among the… Read more »
- Air Products announces managing director succession planThe Board of Air Products South Africa (Pty) Ltd is pleased to announce that effective 1st February 2024 Charles Dos Santos will succeed Rob Richardson as Managing Director of the company. Rob has led the company since 2016 but has announced his intention to retire at the end of March 2024, which… Read more »
- New home for Local Manufacturing Expo alongside Electra Mining Africa 2024SPECIALISED Exhibitions announces that the second edition of the successful Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo will be taking centre stage in Hall 10 alongside Electra Mining Africa 2024. As a showcase of Southern Africa’s manufacturing capabilities across industry, construction, mining, agriculture and power sectors, this broad reaching expo is geared… Read more »
- WSP’s Battery Manufacturing Plant capability in global demandInternational demand for batteries is expected to increase from 185 GWh in 2020 to over 2,000 GWh by 2030, according to Statista.com. With demand on the rise in industry, from consumer electronics to electric vehicle manufacturing, the global lithium-ion battery market is projected to grow from USD 44.49 billion in 2021 to… Read more »
- Artworks from the collection of the esteemed late gallerist, Andrew da Conceicao on auctionA selection of artworks from the estate of the late Andrew da Conceicao, is currently on offer in the auction, IN PRIVATE: Artworks from the Estate Late Andrew da Conceica, presented by Aspire Art and closing on Tuesday, 5 December 2023. A highly esteemed figure in the South African art… Read more »
- SAISC warns local sector to steel itself for knock-on effects of ArcelorMittal’s Newcastle mill closureThe imminent closure of the ArcelorMittal Newcastle ‘long’ steel products operation in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, is likely to cause considerable turbulence within the local steel sector, with potential projected ‘knock-on’ effects including product shortages, quality issues and even price increases, according to Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) Chief Executive… Read more »
- Sika’s new Purform® Technology with ultra-low monomer contentUNDER the brand Purform®, Sika has launched its newly developed polyurethane sealant technology enhances the superiority of polyurethane regarding strength and durability and impresses through very low monomer content. The latter enables Sika to manufacture more sustainable products that will meet future environmental and health regulations. Sikaflex® PRO-3 Purform® The… Read more »
- Concor clinches Construction World Best Projects awards for two projectsConcor’ s name has long been associated with Construction World’s Best Projects with numerous of the company’s projects, both in infrastructure and the built environment, winning accolades over the past 22 years since the inception of this prestigious awards platform. This year has been no different with two of the… Read more »
- Technequip® knife gate valves a cut aboveLong regarded as a leading brand in abrasive slurry applications, KREBS® Technequip® knife gate valves now allow less stockholding of spares through the enhanced interchangeability of components. Most of the components are standard across the range, explains Herman Britz, Regional Product Line Manager for Pumps, Cyclones and Valves at FLSmidth.… Read more »
- From the “Bee in my Bonnet” column – Fiddling while Rome burns“To do something trivial and irresponsible in the midst of an emergency; legend has it that while a fire destroyed the city of Rome, the emperor Nero played his violin, thus revealing his total lack of concern for his people and his empire.” – www.dictionary.com Well that just about sums… Read more »
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