Construction polyethylene specialist Damax Kahn & Kahn has started delivering orange barrier netting, valued at R1-million, to a local construction company in Johannesburg. The delivery process will take two months to complete.
The purpose of orange barrier netting is to cordon off potentially dangerous areas. Should a person fall into a hole, the netting enables the person to climb up to safety.
It can be used on open trenches, manholes and around road repair areas. “[However], it has been used in many other applications, such as to cover electrical in-ground cabling as a visual warning to stop digging and to provide queuing areas at concerts and voting stations,” explains Damax Kahn & Kahn MD David Tromp.
To be in any business is to be constantly faced with challenges; however, the trick is finding solutions to these challenges and turning them into potential growth, highlights Tromp.
He says that, despite the recent strikes and significant shortage of recycled material locally, the industry has improved tremendously and the market has had a definite upturn.
However, Tromp says, this shortage has resulted in increased use of virgin material, as companies are being forced to buy new, or ‘first-hand’, plastics. Subsequently, the general pricing of industry products has increased.
Further, he notes that the company is supplying plastic sheeting, which is used in the construction and agriculture industries, to Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi.
“In the building and construction materials sector, it is important to use South African Bureau of Standards- (SABS-) approved products. Therefore, Kahn & Kahn strives to always provide the best-quality materials,” says Tromp, noting that company products are SABS-certified.