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Flooring, Screening and Handrailing

New flooring solutions 
offer resistance

By: Eleanor Seggie     9th April 2010 Chemical group BASF Construction Chemicals’ new flooring products range from oil-resistant primers to hygienic and abrasion-resistant flooring systems, says BASF business segment manager Sue Posthumus. 

Perforation process creates pictures

By: Eleanor Seggie     9th April 2010 Vibratory process equipment and perforator manufacturer Lockers Engineers’ perforating division has a new addition to its product range in Pic-Perf. 

Operation's expansion to grow product range

By: Carla Thomaz     3rd April 2009 Manufacturer of gratings, stair treads, pressed floors and safety handrails Vital Engineering (Vital) intends to expand its operations. The company's structured five-year plan aims to offer the local market a greater range of fibreglass and steel related products to suit end users' spend and... 

Flooring company expands into sub-Saharan markets

By: Carla Thomaz     3rd April 2009 A slowdown in the local flooring market has resulted in floor coating company Industrial Flooring System (IFS) expanding into the sub-Saharan markets. 

Company grows despite global slowdown

By: Carla Thomaz     3rd April 2009 In the face of the global slowdown, flooring company Power Industrial Flooring is in the process of expanding its South African operations. 

Slowing economy both threat and opportunity

By: Carla Thomaz     3rd April 2009 The global economic crisis and the slowdown in the commercial and industrial side of building has resulted in a focus shift for the local flooring, screening and handrailing industry toward refurbishment and building expansion projects. 

Gratings company warns of capacity constraints

4th April 2008 Gratings manufacturing company Andrew Mentis, which supplies Rectagrid and Gripweld floor grating products to the local market, is encouraging its customers to plan ahead to ensure supply owing to capacity constraints that exist in the market in general Andrew Mentis MD Chris Green tells... 

Underfloor system improves thermal efficiency

4th April 2008 Construction industry expanded polystyrene products supplier, Automa Building Products (ABP), offers a patented thermal underfloor system (Tufs) to manage thermal efficiency, moisture protection, economic labour use and speed of installation. This environment-friendly floor system softens the... 

Tile company expects lower sales growth but steady supply for 2008

By: Desislava Tzoneva     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

By: Desislava Tzoneva     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

By: Desislava Tzoneva     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

By: Desislava Tzoneva     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... 

Steel flooring product goes green

6th April 2007 The well-known Vitagrid trademark of engineering company, Vitagrid Engineering has broken new ground in becoming a user-friendly "green" product. 

Laminate flooring moves into commercial use

6th April 2007 The new Citadel Loc Commercial Berry Floor laminate from Pioneer Flooring, is specifically designed for heavy-duty commercial or residential applications. 

Chemical specialist protects hard-living floors

6th April 2007 Chemical specialists Rohm and Haas of Pinetown, which launched the first acrylic floor polish binder nearly 50 years ago, is involved in the development of products and processes in the floor care industry and has become a large supplier of polymers to the floor care market. 

New technology fashions flooring options

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     6th April 2007 Flooring has gained its own place in the décor limelight, with floor-covering options no longer being limited to straightforward carpeting, wood or tiles. New technology and changing market trends have created a new range of options. 

Cable management system offers efficiency, flexibility, safety

6th April 2007 Flooring specialist, Legrand’s cable management system for flooring consists of a comprehensive range of cable accessories, which are designed for flexibility and efficiency, coupled with easy installation, aesthetic appeal and optimum safety. 

Local company meets capacity challenge head-on

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     6th April 2007 One of the challenges facing both local and international companies is the problem of capacity. Local steel pioneering company Andrew Mentis is no exception and the company is looking to realign its production plant, methods and logistics to alleviate this problem. 

Overhead flooring adds space

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     6th April 2007 Racking and shelving company Acrow is assisting companies to make the most of their available floor space, by installing mezzanine flooring between shelves. Using either open steel or closed steel flooring, Acrow installs catwalks and walkways supported by the shelves themselves. In instances... 

Office flooring receives lamination facelift

6th April 2007 First impressions last and it is for this very reason that office decor, furniture and flooring should reflect a company's corporate image. But in most cases, getting the right look is easier said than done with budget constraints always remaining a challenge. 

Industrial group's interests expand into flooring sector

6th April 2007 Industrial group Invicta Holdings Limited, has extended its interests into the floor and wall tiles sector, with the recent acquisition of Tiletoria, an importer and distributor of ceramic tiles, based in the Western Cape. 

Positive serrated gratings, treads and accessories

14th April 2006 Vital Engineering now offers clients a positive serrated grating in 350WA material, which is proving to be 12% to 15% stronger than current plain surface products on the market which use commercial quality steel. 

New flooring for KZN motor showroom

14th April 2006 Local company abe Construction Chemicals provided technical expertise as well as specialist products for a major new flooring project in Kwazulu-Natal. 

Acquisition boosts production capacity and turnover

By: thamashni naidoo     14th April 2006 The Durban industrial sector has witnessed some interesting developments over the last few years. 

Quality imperative in engineered expanded metal products

14th April 2006 In any working environment where the safety of people depends upon the quality of the products that have been used for the walkways that they use, cutting corners could be a recipe for disaster. 

Rubber specialist launches flooring solution

14th April 2006 South Africa's leading rubber specialist, Truco, has launched three new products related to flooring. 

A pioneer in vinyl flooring since 1953

By: thamashni naidoo     14th April 2006 Believed to be South Africa’s first and only fully black-owned flooring manufacturer, Marley FloorworX has, since its inception in 1953, been a pioneer in the vinyl manufacturing industry. 

Demand for concrete flooring on the rise

By: thamashni naidoo     14th April 2006 With all the growth and development in the industrial and commercial sector at the moment, there is a distinct demand for concrete flooring. 

Trailer industry benefits from moving-floor technology

26th August 2005 Moving-floor technology in the trailer industry is becoming increasingly popular since it enables the legal transport of larger loads with no risk of instability during unloading. 

New product to improve worker safety

By: Jade Davenport     15th April 2005 South African mining houses, petrochemical industries and heavy-industrial companies are increasingly coming under pressure from trade unions to prioritise the safety standards of all employees working in dangerous areas. 

Fluorescent step-nosings promote mine safety

By: Jade Davenport     15th April 2005 Industrial flooring company Toughflex Polymer Systems has, over the past five years, been introducing a new concept in 

Upswing predicted for specialist-flooring market

By: Jade Davenport     15th April 2005 There is an upswing predicted for the specialist flooring market as companies are spending more capital on maintenance and upgrades and, more significantly, there are a number of projects planned this year requiring specialist systems. 

Recently-empowered firm launches new products

By: Jade Davenport     15th April 2005 Vinyl flooring specialists Polyflor SA has recently announced its new black economic-empowerment (BEE) partner to be Umnombo Investment Holdings. 

New heavy-duty commercial grade flooring launched

15th April 2005 The largest global producer of wood-based panel products, Sonae Novobord SA has launched a new heavy-duty commercial laminated flooring product specially developed for use in high traffic areas, such as shops, restaurants, hotels and offices. ? 

Safer and faster concrete floor trowels now in South Africa

15th April 2005 The Belgian Full Track power trowels for concrete industrial floors are now being imported to South Africa by Spa Industrial of Benoni. 

Cable-management systems designed for commercial flooring

15th April 2005 Leading manufacturer of electrical accessories and cable management systems Legrand has designed a new cable management system for flooring. 

Saluting female flooring innovation

By: Jade Davenport     15th April 2005 It is a rare occurrence when women are honoured or even given recognition for patented innovations in the engineering industry. 

Second-hand metals create opportunities for nonmetallic products

15th April 2005 During the past few years, the second-hand value of metals has created numerous opportunities for non-metallic products in South Africa. 

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