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Tile company expects lower sales growth but steady supply for 2008

4th April 2008 JSE-listed tile retailer Italtile expects lower real growth in sales in 2008 than last year, although the company is confident that the tile market will continue its supply of tiles in tough economic periods. 

Fibreglass gratings offer popular alternatives to steel

4th April 2008 The international steel shortage and subsequent price increases have led to the manufacture of fibreglass gratings as an alternative to steel grating says Fibreglass Grating Company MD Jay Behrmann. 

Flooring company receives airport flooring installation contract

4th April 2008 Polymer resin manufacturing and supply company, Stonhard, part of the StonCor Group, has been awarded a contract to supply the epoxy flooring at the baggage-handling facility for the new terminal at OR Tambo International Airport. The epoxy flooring system, awarded in February, involves the... 

Local company completes flooring contract

4th April 2008 Manufacturer of gratings, stair treads, pressed floors and safety handrails Vital Engineering has completed the installation of gratings and accessories at petrochemical company and producer of fuel from coal Sasol's Project Turbo and at Sasol's research facility, Vital Engineering MD... 

Green chemicals pave the way

21st March 2008 Drilling and mining chemicals supplier and manufacturer Samchem is increasing its development of environment-friendly products, Samchem head of research and development Dr Rakhi Pathak tells Engineering News. 

New sulphuric acid plant under consideration

21st March 2008 Chemicals manufacturing company Chemical Initiatives, owned by the AECI Group, is considering building another sulphuric acid plant, owing to increased demand for sulphuric acid worldwide and more appropriately in Southern Africa, Chemical Initiatives MD Steve Sackett tells Engineering News.  

Adhesives research used for photovoltaic modules

21st March 2008 Adhesives and sealants products manufacturer for industry sectors, Henkel is investigating and testing a number of options to increase energy efficiency with solar panels and associated adhesives worldwide, Henkel South Africa MD Dr Michael Zipp tells Engineering News.  

Measuring equipment to detect sulphur up to 0,26 ppb

21st March 2008 Scientific instruments and consumables suppliers Wirsam Scientific offers a range of sulphur content-detecting scientific equipment from Antek and Rigaku, in South Africa. 

Refinery pipeline project on schedule

21st March 2008 The seven pipes replacement-project, for Shell and BP Petroleum Refineries (Sapref), is on schedule and will be completed early this year, says Sapref project manager Ebrahim Vawda. 

Committee to advise on chemicals sector implementation strategy

21st March 2008 A chemicals sector expert advisory committee, consisting of government and industry players (i.e., business and labour), has been established to advise the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on implementation of key action programmes (KAPs) for the chemicals sector, DTI chief director for... 

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