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Focus on global aspirations as company grows beyond borders

By: System Author     19th March 1999 The global aspirations of South African forest-products and fine-paper specialist Sappi are being realised after a protracted focus on growing the company outside of the country’s borders. The company’s march towards globalisation was heralded by its acquisition of Hannover Papier in... 

Mining technology muscles in on food industry

By: System Author     12th March 1999 A modular screen traditionally used in all facets of the mining industry is to be provided with added muscle once the adaptation for a food-industry application is completed. “We are busy investigating the possibility for the screen to be used on a mussel farm in Saldanha, Western... 

South Africa faces milk-products surplus

By: System Author     12th March 1999 South Africa’s dairy industry has had to reduce the flow of milk from producers to the consumer market due to a surplus, causing an uncommonly-high stock of milk products. The present milk surplus started about two years ago when there was, in fact, a shortage of milk products in the... 

Ice-cream maker opts for new solution

By: System Author     12th March 1999 Ice-cream manufacturer Ola, part of Unilever South Africa, was the first South African organisation to implement SAP’s solution for the consumer-products industry using the AcceleratedSAP (ASAP) fast-track methodology. The company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of ice-cream in South... 

Food waste turned into compost supply

By: System Author     12th March 1999 FOOD waste from canteens and restaurants is a large potential source of clean, odourless compost. New aerobic accelerators from Sweden, requiring a little electrical power and sawdust additive, are now available in user-operated units. The converters render a product that feels and smells like... 

Demand for organically-produced food

By: System Author     12th March 1999 Consumer demand for organically-produced food is on the rise, and provides new market opportunities for farmers and businesses around the world, reports the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO). Under the right circumstances, the market returns from organic agriculture can... 

Company comes clean

By: System Author     12th March 1999 THE use of conventional diesel-heated high-pressure cleaners in the food and food-processing industry has always been problematic due to exhaust-gas emissions caused by the fuel-combustion-type burners. However, the presence of fat, grease, oil and other sticky, difficult-to-remove substances... 

Flexible belt range

By: System Author     12th March 1999 A RANGE of Uni-Chain flexible modular plastic belts and accessories that meet stringent international specifications required by the food and beverage industry is distributed by Bearing Man’s belting division. The belting has approval from the US Food and Drug Administration and from the US... 

32 km tubing for soya-milk plant

By: System Author     12th March 1999 TECHNOLOGY from South Africa, Germany and Denmark combined in the supply of tubing and fittings, plate heat-exchangers and valves for Denel’s new soya-milk project at Potchefstroom, North West Province, with the largest tubing order ever placed in South Africa’s food and beverage... 

World-class food-service delivery firm

By: System Author     12th March 1999 Making strides in changing the face of contract catering in this country, and meeting diners’ demands for world-class quality, service and standards, is leading food-service group, Compass Southern Africa, with its innovative approach to food-service delivery. “It is our aim to become... 

Poultry-products processor takes wing

By: System Author     12th March 1999 Continuing to prove its expertise in the meat-processing market, Marcam Solutions has announced that Cuddy International Corporation has purchased its Protean solution. Cuddy International is a London-based processor that supplies poultry products to many of the world’s leading fast-food... 

Pipeline-residue recovery system

By: System Author     12th March 1999 DESIGNED to eliminate problems occurring in pipeline use – such as non-recovery of all the product, and the effluent created when this is discharged into drains – is the Magnasphere product-recovery system from Soliflo. Approved by Campden and Chorleywood Food Research Association,... 

SA’s most powerful disinfection system

By: System Author     12th March 1999 What is believed to be the most powerful closed-chamber ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system in operation in South Africa has been installed in a canning facility in the Western Cape. The system has been delivered by specialist supplier UV Water Systems of Sunnyside, Pretoria, reports MD Mario... 

International trade fair turns 75

By: System Author     12th March 1999 The world’s fourth-largest exhibition facility, the Cologne Trade Fair, is turning 75 this year. In South Africa to promote a bouquet of 40 international trade fairs, Cologne Mayor Dr Norbert Burger says such is the success of the city as an international trade arena that an additional 11... 

Forestry punted as a rural job source

By: System Author     12th March 1999 With the restructuring of State forestry assets now under way, it is hoped that 75% of these – comprising plantations covering roughly 337 000 ha and all processing operations managed by the South African Forestry Company (Safcol) – can be transferred to private black-empowerment... 

Mill products software solution developed

By: System Author     5th March 1999 South Africa’s metals, forest products and textiles industries have been leading the way for their sectors globally in the enterprise software market. They have been working with world enterprise company SAP to further develop SAP’s core enterprise solution, R/3, making it more... 

Sustained development needed for electrification

By: System Author     19th February 1999 Power generation and transmission specialist ABB South Africa, which forms part of the international electrical engineering and technology group, ABB, places great emphasis on sustained development when it becomes involved in community electrification projects. The company supports the training... 

Italians furnish SA with trade secrets

By: System Author     19th February 1999 Italians are renowned for their woodworking skills, with Italy’s furniture-making segment representing 36 500 companies and a production of US$15-billion a year. Of this output, 54% is exported (US$8,4-billion), and 46% is consumed within the country. The sector includes production of... 

Italians furnish SA with trade secrets

By: System Author     19th February 1999 Italians are renowned for their woodworking skills, with Italy’s furniture-making segment representing 36 500 companies and a production of US$15-billion a year. Of this output, 54% is exported (US$8,4-billion), and 46% is consumed within the country. The sector includes production of... 

South African biotech getting a boost

By: System Author     12th February 1999 There is a renewed bid by South Africa to assert itself in the twenty-first-century industry of biotechnology – a sector which is expected to have an impact on everything from mining and agriculture to medical and lifestyle drugs, and which is arguably the next most glamorous industry after... 

Meat industry trade fair

By: System Author     12th February 1999 THE first-ever International Trade Fair for the Meat Industries of Africa (Ifma), incorporating the International Meat Exhibition (Imex), scheduled for Johannesburg in June, is already attracting considerable international interest. Delegates from more than 20 countries are expected to attend a... 

Local non-woven fibre maker succeeds

By: System Author     5th February 1999 Since opening its high-tech Reifenhauser plant in Walmer in January 1995, Port Elizabeth company Cordustex has found buyers for this versatile fabric in the hygiene, medical, furniture, automotive, construction and agriculture markets. “Before Cordustex, these markets had to import their... 

Local extrusion-coating plant delivers

By: System Author     5th February 1999 The acquisition of a 3 000-mm- wide state-of-the-art extrusion coating plant has brought Nampak Laminated & Coated Products (L&CP) in Isithebe, Kwazulu-Natal, up to speed with the latest in world trends in this field. “The trend in the international extrusion-coating industry is towards... 

R100m Potch soya plant on stream in February

By: Archivist     29th January 1999 A SOYA bean processing plant believed to be the first of its kind in the world is due to go into production in February on a greenfield site in Potchefstroom (Engineering News May 22, 1998). It is owned by Specialised Protein Products (SPP), a subsidiary of Denel. The Potchefstroom plant, under a... 

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