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Cleaning up SA’s pharmaceutical industry

THE global cleanroom technology market size is expected to reach USD 5.0 billion by 2028 and is expected to expand at a rate of...

Rural co-ops say aloe to homegrown beauty products

TWENTY co-operative members from Ulundi, who received training to manufacture beauty products using the natural resource of aloe, were recognised at a certification ceremony...

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...

One-stop shop for sealants and adhesives

WHETHER a new construction, rebuild or renovation, architects and professional contractors specify and use reliable, effective and quality sealants and adhesives throughout a project. Den...

Say aloe to economic opportunities for cooperatives

AS South Africa strives for economic recovery and inclusive growth, the role of cooperatives in our socio-economic development cannot be underestimated. That’s according to the...

New body to protect paint retailers from state ‘invasion’

THE South African Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) has established a sister organisation, the Retail Hardware and Paint Association, to intensively lobby and represent the...

How robots are making heavy bag handling safer and more productive

IN the ever-expanding demands of industry, robotics has had to flex and adapt to suit new niches. One such niche is the recent trend...

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...

Passing of an industry icon

SOUTH African manufacturer Pratley has announced the passing of Managing Director Kim Pratley on 19 January 2021. Kim’s father, George ‘Monty’ Pratley, established the company...

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 mobile contract bottling service

DURBAN-based Conceptainer has enhanced its range of specialist packaging services to offer contract bottling of almost any liquid product. “The company’s investment in new mobile...

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Sweet success for Durban sugar factory project

Bosch Projects is a joint winner in the 2021 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, for the UCL 175 TCH Factory Expansion Project, in the...

Slow lane: road closure alert for N3

THE road closure caused by the reconstruction of the slow lane on the busy N3 Durban-bound from Sanctuary Road to Link Road in Town...

Truck body builder bullish about growth prospects

BUSINESS at truck body and trailer-building company Serco has improved this year compared with 2020 but is still below that achieved in 2019. This is...

Global kudos for engineering work on Hillcrest reservoir

CONSULTING engineering firm Knight Piésold received commendations in the consulting engineer category at the Construction World’ 2021 Best Projects Awards for two of its...