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Anine Kilian

Anine Kilian

Anine Kilian is a Creamer Media Contributing Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Attempt to salvage disbanded cement industry body’s core services

17th May 2013 The core services of the former Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI), including its training facility, information centre and consultant service, are being evaluated at the request of industry members to determine whether they are still beneficial to the industry. The C&CI, a marketing organisation... 

Admixture industry on the incline

17th May 2013 The concrete admixture industry, which is directly affected by the cement industry, is recovering from negative growth consumption that it experienced in 2011. The industry experienced a slight 2.7% rebound in 2012 and is expecting further growth this year. 

Manufacturer doubles plant’s output, improves safety measures

17th May 2013 Chemical company a.b.e Construction Chemicals’ upgraded manufacturing plant, in Boksburg, is better equipped to undertake cementitious blending, owing to its dustless technology. The upgrade is expected to double the plant’s production capacity without having to increase staff numbers, owing to... 

Company launches new chemical anchor

17th May 2013 Fastening and construction power tool manufacturer Hilti launched its new chemical anchor called HIT HY-200, used in anchoring and rebar applications, at the end of last year, replacing the current HIT HY-150 chemical anchor. The new chemical anchor, which was developed at Hilti’s laboratories in... 

Concrete machinery supplier launches showroom, to build training centre next

17th May 2013 To broaden the availability of knowledge about concrete and concrete equipment to the public and industry, brick, block and paving machinery supplier Pan Mixers South Africa (PMSA) will build a training centre behind its showroom, which was launched in Boksburg last month. “We want to teach... 

African construction growth outpaces global economic development

17th May 2013 Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa is outpacing the rest of the world with the region’s economy expected to grow by 6.1% in 2014, and The TotallyConcrete Expo is the cement, concrete and construction industry’s soloution to keeping up with the pace of future demand, as industrial, commercial,... 

Quality assurance standard needed, work continues

17th May 2013 The Southern Africa Readymix Association (Sarma) is continuing its efforts to implement rules and regulations to protect the readymix industry, which is picking up, from oversaturation and a lack of regulation. Sarma director Nico Pienaar tells Engineering News that there is no legislation... 

Aggregate demand grows amid infrastructure boom, challenges remain

17th May 2013 One of the major challenges still affecting the aggregate industry is that quarries are not being used to capacity, which has put a strain on employment in the industry, states the Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (Aspasa). “If quarries are used properly, it will result... 

Industry explores green charcoal

26th April 2013 South African sugar cane growers are developing an innovative and scalable technology to produce green charcoal, which will  increase growers’ revenue and generate value from excess biomass. “We are interested in producing green charcoal because it would create a parallel industry to the existing... 

Cogeneration an option for sugar industry

26th April 2013 Sugar production in South Africa has recently declined, owing to factors such as climate change and the high cost of production, says information technology (IT) services and specialised solutions provider Adapt IT, which adds that there is potential for growth in the industry that could come... 

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