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Durban chemical disaster ‘tip of regulatory failure iceberg’

THE fire at the United Phosphorus Limited (UPL) chemical plant and subsequent environmental disaster is just the tip of regulatory failure iceberg and similar...

Hazardous locations seminar and cable gland training

ACCORDING to the South African National Standards (SANS) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), a hazardous area is where there is a risk of...

Oxygen shortage hits industrial production

IN recent weeks, there have been news reports of the high demand for medical oxygen putting significant pressure on oxygen suppliers and affecting industrial...

Nifty nitrogen generators offer agile advantages to industry

IT is crucial for companies, whether they specialise in chemical manufacturing, electronics, fabrication, food and beverage or other sectors, to have a reliable and...

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 Westville HQ for condition monitoring company

CONDITION monitoring specialists, WearCheck, recently relocated their head office and main laboratory from Pinetown to Westville, just outside Durban. The company’s Durban transformer laboratory...

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...

Energy industry award for NOx abatement solution

BABCOCK’S Ntuthuko Engineering business recently implemented one of the first nitrogen oxide (NOx) abatement projects in the South Africa, notching up a prestigious energy...

Durban company launches 80% alcohol hand sanitiser

THE Ferro Group has developed Ferroclean, an 80% alcohol-based disinfectant hand sanitiser made in Durban by NCS Resins “The risk of citizens buying hand sanitisers,...

KZN South Coast marine waste study released

SASOL has released a baseline study it commissioned to understand the challenges around waste pollution affecting the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, specifically targeting the Amanzimtoti...

Durban company develops non-flammable industrial surface sanitiser

Local lubricant blender, Indy Oil, has formulated a water based industrial surface sanitiser to disinfect, sanitise and deodorise non-porous surfaces. According to the company, the...

Helping refiners keep workers and surrounding communities safer

EMERSON’S new DataManager software v8.2 helps refiners monitor corrosion of hydrofluoric (HF) acid alkylation units which, the company says, helps to prevent costly, unplanned...

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Acquisition of Sunshine Bakery by RCL Foods

RCL Foods has concluded an agreement for the acquisition of Sunshine Bakery Holdings Proprietary Limited, a Company indirectly majority-owned by AFGRI Group Holdings. Established in...

Toyota opens R365-million warehouse

“I’m happy to report that the R365-million expansion of the Atlas Parts Warehouse, that kicked off two years ago, is now complete!,” says Andrew...

Reigniting economic growth through manufacturing

By Pragasen Moodley, Director, Key Account Management, Sage South Africa THIS year’s Manufacturing Indaba painted a picture of a dynamic industry powering South Africa into...

Outsourced steam production set to become the norm for businesses

IN recent years the demand for outsourced steam solutions has grown significantly as steam-reliant businesses continue to look for ways to reduce their costs,...