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Rubber

Summit’s Tensile One floor a world first

18th April 2003 More than 36 000 old car and truck tyres were recycled and reprocessed to make up the 11 250 m2 floor base of the giant Ubuntu village tent, known as Tensile One, which was erected at the Wanderers Club to provide a venue for exhibitors aligned to the United Nations (UN) World Summit on... 

Feasibility study into KZN tyre recycling project under way

4th April 2003 One of the many projects the Richards Bay Spatial Development Initiative (RBSDI) in Kwazulu-Natal is currently associated with is the recycling of waste tyres in South Africa. 

Rubber-liner manufacturer to open two new plants

By: Helene Le Roux     4th April 2003 Specialists in the application of rubber to protect metal surfaces from corrosion in minerals beneficiation processes, Industrial Rubber Services of Brakpan, Gauteng, is planning to expand its business to include two new plants in the next three months. 

Mining rush spark rubber industry growth

By: Helene Le Roux     4th April 2003 The plethora of new mining projects in sub-Saharan Africa, and South Africa in particular, is providing a springboard for expansion to companies in the rubber industry. 

Decision to manufacture rubber components pays off, says firm

By: Helene Le Roux     4th April 2003 Kempton Park based minerals beneficiation equipment manufacturer and supplier, the Multotec Group, invested R19-million in establishing its rubber component manufacturing facility about two years ago. 

EC facility produces 400 km of conveyor belt a year

By: Helene Le Roux     4th April 2003 In South Africa, global manufacturer of tyres, engineered rubber products and chemicals, Goodyear, is also a manufacturer of rubber conveyor belt. 

Demand for hose-testing at harbours on the increase

24th January 2003 An increasing demand for the regular testing of hoses used to transport products from ship to shore, and vice versa, as well as from ship to ship has motivated Transvaal Rubber Company (Truco) and sister-company Table Bay Rubber Company (TBRC) to offer hose testing on ships and at tanker storage... 

New manufacturing facilities lead to increased component production

By: nkolola halwindi     1st November 2002 The largely German-owned Multotec Group, based in Johannesburg, has recorded a significant increase in production and turnover, an achievement mainly associated with the addition of new manufacturing facilities. 

Seals suitable for hot, corrosive applications

25th October 2002 Viton chevron packs, designed for reliable sealing in rod and piston applications for hydraulic cylinders that are used in high-temperature applications and corrosive environments, are included in Bearing Man’s seals division range. 

East Rand firm celebrates 20 years of business

13th September 2002 April this year saw Carlin Medical Extrusions celebrate 20 years of business and MD Dave Carlin recalls the company’s humble beginnings. 

Project to flatten SA's tyre mountain

29th August 2002 The project to solve the increasingly serious waste (scrap) tyre problem in South Africa is expected to be launched early next year, with an aim to support the local tyre industry’s bid to ensure a cleaner environment and increase tyre safety on South African roads. 

Fenders supplied for new tugboats

7th June 2002 Marine, industrial and mining rubber specialist Truco is involved in a wide scope of work in harbours around the country, ranging from the acquisition of new pressure testing equipment for bunkering and fuel/chemical hoses, to involvement in the supply of material for the construction of Robben... 

East Rand condom factory doubles capacity

By: Joanne Delaurentis     24th May 2002 One of only a handful of condom manufacturing facilities in Africa, based in Boksburg, has just installed its second production line, doubling its capacity to about 60-million condoms a year, reports Medcon MD Vera Kohrs. 

Skills already here for tyre recycling

By: Joanne Delaurentis     17th May 2002 Despite the seemingly informal nature of the industry, the expertise to run a profitable tyre-recycling industry in South Africa are already in place, says MD of East Rand-based Vredestein SA Recycling Tony Hanouch. 

28m used tyres litter the country

By: Joanne Delaurentis     17th May 2002 It takes about three recycled passenger tyres to produce one square meter of rubber material, of about an inch thick. 

New hose and seals products on offer

By: Joanne Delaurentis     26th April 2002 One of the leading South African manufacturers and distributors of mining, marine and industrial rubber products, Transvaal Rubber (Truco) is in the process of aggressive expansion into a number of previously unserviced markets. 

Standard revised for safer driving

By: vanessa vasques     5th April 2002 The poor quality of retread tyres has forced the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) to revise its standards relating to reconditioned tyres. 

Forum for SA rubber industry

By: vanessa vasques     5th April 2002 Last month saw the formation of the Rubber Association of South Africa (RASA), to create a forum for industry members to share their expertise and voice their problems. 

East London condom factory up and running by year-end

By: vanessa vasques     5th April 2002 One of the world’s largest condom producers, Condomi, which is based in Germany, is to start production of condoms locally with a subsidiary company Condomi-Africa. 

Development focus pays off

By: vanessa vasques     5th April 2002 Producers of specialised rubber products Allan Maskew has initiated a shift in its marketing focus in order to remain competitive in the international market. 

Export of SA technology to China

By: vanessa vasques     5th April 2002 Local rubber coverers Rubber Rollers has had to develop its products and technology internationally because of a lack of growth within the South African industry. 

R3m study into recycling tyres for raw materials 

By: vanessa vasques     5th April 2002 The Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) has become associated with a venture in which the viability of recycling old tyres for raw materials will become apparent. 

SA's first rubber-granulating plant

By: vanessa vasques     5th April 2002 Rubber component manufacturers Batco is currently in the process of assembling its recently-acquired compound granulating plant. 

Spate of international deals for KZN rubber manufacturer

5th April 2002 South Africa’s growing involvement in global markets has prompted Wayne Rubber, of Isipingo in Kwazulu-Natal, to secure international technical and marketing agreements, enabling the company to produce sophisticated breakthrough products for the local and international markets. 

Big productivity leap at rubber component firm

1st March 2002 After receiving the ‘2001 People’s Bank and Sunday Times Small to Medium Enterprise award for Export Excellence’, rubber and plastic component manufacturer Batco has its eyes firmly set on winning the award for ‘Best Improved Productivity’ at this years ceremony. 

Rubber engineering leads the way

12th October 2001 Although, part of a global group with its main thrust in mining, the South African rubber engineering division of Weir-EnviroTech has its own manufacturing facility that is continuously upgrading its technology, especially its moulds to meet the changing needs of its market. 

Weir EnviroTech

5th October 2001 Weir EnviroTech manufactures pumps, valves and process equipment. The pump range includes slurry, clear water and petrochemical units. 

New rubber component plant to meet needs of minerals-processing sector

By: Laura Franz     31st August 2001 Minerals-processing equipment manufacturer and supplier the Multotec Group, of Kempton Park, Gauteng, has made a multimillion-rand investment in two new facilities, for the production of rubber components and polyurethane flotation-cell products. 

DTI cuts tyre-imports red tape

9th August 2001 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has heeded persistent complaints by the Tyre Dealers' Association (TDA) and promised to issue their delayed import permits immediately. 

Exports to EU surge by 35%

15th June 2001 Recent favourable trade conditions, and the provisional implementation of the South Africa European Union (EU) free-trade agreement (FTA) resulted in a 35% increase in South Africa's exports to the EU in the year 2000. 

From import substitute to export star

8th June 2001 A decision in 1980 to expand into the production of highly-specialised rubber products that previously needed to be imported into South Africa has borne much fruit over the past few years for Isando company Allan Maskew. 

Innovative air-belt conveyor system

By: System Author     27th October 2000 Sugar refiner Tongaat-Hulett contracted Hoksas & Craven, along with Cargill & Associates, to carry out the design, manufacture and installation of an air-belt conveyor system to replace the existing conventional system at its refinery in Durban. 

Rubber chemicals manufactured in SA

By: System Author     7th April 2000 Rubber 

Exports to Africa expected to increase

By: System Author     7th April 2000 Rubber 

Test equipment launched

By: System Author     7th April 2000 Rubber 

Merger consolidates company’s position

By: System Author     7th April 2000 Rubber 

Focus on relevant applications

By: System Author     7th April 2000 Rubber 

Firm expands rubber, plastic product range and becomes a converter

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Seals, Gaskets and Sealing Mechanisms 

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