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Stainless Steel

General Profiling commissions new powder coating plant

By: Dennis Ndaba     28th November 2008 Steel profiling company General Profiling has commissioned a new powder coating plant featuring a 14-m camel back oven with dual conveyors and dual spray booths and a seven-stage pre treatment plant. 

New motor hits SA market

By: Darren Parker     24th October 2008 Motor supplier and importer Motorelli has introduced a stainless steel motor to the South African market, supplying a hygienic and durable solution that thus far has been unavailable to local food and beverage processing industries. 

Autoclave innovation captures industry attention

By: Darren Parker     24th October 2008 Platinum-miner Impala Platinum (Implats) has developed a second-stage leach autoclave made of stainless steel duplex SAF 2205 material, an innovation that secured Implats the position of overall winner at the 2008 Stainless Steel awards. 

Stainless steel market suffers current economic downturn

By: Darren Parker     24th October 2008 The stainless steel market is experiencing a slowdown in demand, on the local and international front, says Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) chairman Sampie van Rooyen. 

New management heralds direction change for industry association

By: Darren Parker     24th October 2008 The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) is experiencing a restructuring and redirecting of the association's strategic emphasis. 

The China effect

By: Darren Parker     24th October 2008 Since the implementation of China’s economic reform policy 30 years ago, the country has managed to lift an astounding 500-million people out from poverty into the middle class, boasting a current unemployment figure of between 10% and 15%, and a private sector that has grown from virtually zero... 

Metal surface finish technology keeps pace with industry trends

24th October 2008 Rimex Metals South Africa has developed three new finishes for its Illusions range in an effort to keep up with industry trends and establish itself as significant market participant in the field of superior surface technology on metals. 

New company sources fabrication skills

By: Darren Parker     24th October 2008 Within the circles of architects, quantity surveyors, designers and fabricators, the best person for a required stainless steel job is not always common knowledge, especially since the products are so varied and often custom made, says George Whittle of Stainless Steel Architectural Products (SSAP). 

SA arm of global long-products specialist feeling the benefits of construction boom

By: Chanel de Bruyn     26th October 2007 For precisely a year now, all Schmolz+Bickenbach AG distribution companies, including Schmolz+Bickenbach South Africa, formerly Swiss Steel International, have been operating under a unified brand name and global corporate identity. 

Enclosures for hygienic uses

26th October 2007 The local offices of international stainless steel enclosure supplier Rittal has designed an hygienic cable gland that lessens the risk of deposits in open production processes in the food industry, thus reducing cleaning costs. 

Enclosures designed for wide range of applications

26th October 2007 The local offices of international manufacturer of enclosures and housing technologies, Rittal, has announced a range of stainless steel products that can be used in a variety of industries. 

Cleaner utilities possible with water systems

26th October 2007 Water purification and distillation systems and equipment for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries Spirax UltraPURE, a division of supplier of instrumentation and control equipment Spirax Sarco, has made available a range of high purity steam and water systems that are made of stainless steel. 

Plate supplier gears up for large projects

By: Chanel de Bruyn     26th October 2007 Supplier of specialised stainless steel plate, sheet and related projects Euro Steel is now aiming at moving into supplying products and services to bigger projects. 

Profiling company invests in new-generation bending technology

By: Chanel de Bruyn     26th October 2007 Steel profiling company General Profiling has ordered a new computer numerically controlled (CNC) press brake machine that will be commissioned in November. 

Wired, and now under one roof

By: Chanel de Bruyn     26th October 2007 Local stainless steel bar and wire producer Wire Products Stainless Steel (WPSS) has bought 23 000-m2 of land on which it plans to build a new factory to combine its four current premises that are situated in around the Wadeville area, in Germiston. 

Information for all at stainless resource centre

By: Chanel de Bruyn     26th October 2007 The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) has opened a resource centre at its head office in Johannesburg to provide its members, as well as other interested parties, with centralised access to high quality information about stainless steel. 

Stainless steel body refreshes its brand identity

By: Chanel de Bruyn     26th October 2007 Growth in the stainless steel industry and the increasing membership numbers of the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) in the past two years, have inspired the association to relaunch its trademark, the Cross & Balls. 

A sawtoothed boom

By: Chanel de Bruyn     26th October 2007 The stainless steel market in South Africa is currently volatile, despite the many possible uses of stainless steel in the growing number of local industries. 

Manufacturing facility broadens service

26th October 2007 Dished head manufacturing facility Tank End Engineering is broadening its value added services to clients. 

Trailers supplied to defence force

By: Chanel de Bruyn     26th October 2007 Manufacturer of stainless steel off-road trailers Desert Wolf is completing a R3,9-million contract to supply various stainless steel trailers to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). 

Stainless foundry continues to make global inroads

26th October 2007 Over the past five years South African stainless steel foundry operation, the Steloy Group, has established itself in the high ranks of international foundry activity, notably in the supply of advanced high alloy castings into operation critical applications, such as the petrochemical industry. 

Stainless production up, but slowing

26th October 2007 Stainless steel crude steel production increased in the first half of 2007 by 9,1% compared with the same period of 2006, the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) said on Wednesday. 

Service centre for India

26th October 2007 International stainless Steel supplier Outokumpu's board of directors has approved plans to build a green fields stainless steel service centre in the western part of India. 

Stainless steel conference to be held in November

26th October 2007 International stainless steel information publication, Stainless Steel World will hold its fifth biennial Stainless Steel World Conference and Exhibition 2007, from November 6 to November 8, in Maastricht, the Netherlands. 

Increase in demand for pedal bins 

By: Chanel de Bruyn     26th October 2007 Stainless steel product manufacturer and engineering service Modtech Stainless Steel has had great success with an industrial type stainless steel pedal bin it designed specifically for use in hospitals. 

New levy structure approved

1st June 2007 At a general meeting held on January 31, 2007, members of the South African Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) voted to extend the development levy structure to include imported stainless steel primary products. The voting was audited by KPMG. 

Association steels itself to capture a piece of the construction

By: Neal Goldwyer     1st June 2007 In 2006, the South African stainless steel industry recovered remarkably from a slump in domestic consumption and is now poised to take advantage of a bulging pipeline of construction projects, despite persistently buoyant input prices. 

Plastic-rivalling stainless sheet wins award

By: Jonathan Faurie     1st June 2007 Two South African companies have received a merit award for producing an alternative to formica and laminated plastic in the form of stainless-steel sheet. 

Chinese steel production drives global growth

By: Neal Goldwyer     1st June 2007 Increased stainless steel production for 2006 more than compensated for the small fall off in production in 2005, says the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF). All major steel producing regions contributed to the strong growth, it adds. 

Global markets receptive to beneficiated product

By: Neal Goldwyer     1st June 2007 The Department of Minerals and Energy (DME), together with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), is working to curb the export of raw and intermediate mineral products from South Africa, and thereby promote instead the export of beneficiated mineral commodities and finished products. 

Sassda appoints new Western Cape representative

1st June 2007 The Southern Africa stainless steel development association (Sassda) has appointed Michel Basson as its Western Cape representative effective from June 1, 2007. 

New Hercules alloy won't cost a golden fleece

By: Neal Goldwyer     1st June 2007 Minerals and mining technology science council Mintek has completed the development and prototyping of cheaper, and stronger, alternatives to 300-series stainless steel alloys. 

Manufacturer turns its attention once again to local stainless

By: Neal Goldwyer     1st June 2007 Steel, tube and pipe manufacturer Robor is directing its attentions exclusively towards the South African market in order to recapture market share and promote itself as a consolidated and balanced business one year after a management-led buyout from parent company Barloworld. 

World Cup to generate business for local steel companies

By: Jonathan Faurie     1st June 2007 Stainless steel company Alnix Stainless is looking towards the business generated off the back of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, as a platform for company expansion. 

Local producer grows into Europe, US

1st June 2007 Stainless steel products producer Mexan Products of Pinetown, Durban, has expanded its client base to include Europe and America. 

Aluminium unbundling challenges stainless steel industry

1st June 2007 The unbundling of aluminium producer Hulamin could pose new challenges for the stainless steel industry. 

Plant upgrade for local producer

1st June 2007 Stainless Steel producer Macsteel VRN Stainless has upgraded its Roodekop plant on the back of rising stainless steel prices. 

Local company produces life-saving submersible system

By: Jonathan Faurie     1st June 2007 Engineering company HG Molenaar has won an award for the construction of a submarine rescue system. 

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