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The largest bitumen distribution fleet south of the your service!

We Provide:

  • Pen grade bitumen
  • Modified bitumen binders (Manufactured on order and sold in bulk only)
  • Bitumen primes
  • Anionic and cationic emulsions


These products are sold in 200l drums or in bulk.


Sanral appoints first research associate  

By: Anine Kilian     13th March 2017 A PhD candidate at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Keith Nare, has been appointed South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s) first ever research associate at the entity’s materials lab in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape. Nare’s role at the lab is to perform a role linking... 

Sasol’s Fischer-Tropsch wax expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     3rd March 2017 Phase 2 of the project is expected to reach beneficial operation by the end of the third quarter of 2017. 

Kaytech launches Online CPD-Accredited Lectures

     22nd February 2017 Kaytech has launched a unique service offering: Online CPD lectures on geosynthetics. Industry professionals can now “attend” the lectures, accredited by SAICE, whenever and wherever they like – from the comfort of their own office, home or even waiting to board a flight.  Conducted by renowned... 

Acclaimed A.B.E. Flooring System For Paarl Panel Beating Workshop

     10th February 2017 A.B.E. Construction Chemicals supplied one of its acclaimed epoxy floor coating systems for new workshop floors of the Paarl branch of Tekton Autobody Repairs, a leading panel beating company in the Western Cape. A.B.E. is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group of companies. Johnie Emmerich,... 

Inter Pipeline consolidates Cold Lake pipeline ownership

By: Henry Lazenby     13th December 2016 TSX-listed Inter Pipeline has agreed to buy Canadian Natural Resources’ 15% in the Cold Lake pipeline system for C$527.5-million. The deal consolidates its 100% interest in the system, which serves several large oil sands producers in eastern Alberta, including Canadian Natural and Imperial Oil. 

Trudeau govt approves Trans Mountain, Line 3 pipelines, rejects Northern Gateway

By: Henry Lazenby     30th November 2016 Canada’s Liberal federal government under leadership of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has approved two out of three contentious crude oil pipelines in the country, critical infrastructure needed to get Canada’s vast oil reserves to new markets. In a landmark decision, the Trudeau government has... 

Company promotes ecofriendly production processes

By: Sascha Solomons     25th November 2016 As a means of protecting the environment, nonwoven geotextile manufacturer Fibertex uses chemical-binder-free products and production processes to manufacture Fibertex geotextiles, which are made of virgin polypropylene (PP) material. Fibertex South Africa CEO Clive Hitchcock comments that virgin... 

CSIR investigates road applications for waste materials

By: Nadine James     25th November 2016 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)  has been researching the use of alternative materials, including waste by-products, in road construction to reduce costs, enhance engineering properties and ensure the sustainability of the environment. CSIR Built Environment Transport... 

New tech recommended for refurbishment

     11th November 2016 Vinyl flooring and protection solution specialist Polyflor South Africa marketing director Tandy Coleman recommends two modern technology methods of removing bitumen from floors during floor removal. “Bitumen can be very difficult to remove. Over the years many methods have been tried, some with... 

Raubex achieves H1 earnings growth

By: Natasha Odendaal     7th November 2016 Raubex Group on Monday posted a 22.9% and 22.1% increase in earnings per share (EPS) and headline earnings per share (HEPS) respectively for the six months to August 31. Interim EPS increased to 132.7c, from the 108c a share recorded in the comparative six months the year before. 

Okavango River bridge project, Botswana

By: Sheila Barradas     4th November 2016 The project involves the construction of a bridge across the Okavango river, including about 3 km of road and associated stormwater drainage works. 

A.B.E. Products For Two Cape Hospital Building Projects

     14th October 2016 Products supplied by a.b.e. Construction Chemicals were selected for major hospital construction projects in both the Eastern and Western Cape. A.b.e. is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group. Nick Pike, Technical Sales Consultant for a.b.e. in East London, says for the extensions and... 

Geotextiles designed for road construction and maintenance needs

     7th October 2016 Geosynthetic products manufacturer Fibertex South Africa has designed a new range of geotextiles that can be used in civil engineering, mining and road construction, and maintenance projects. Fibertex export sales manager Chris Powell points out that the range includes the Fibertex AM-2, which is... 

Non-Slip Characteristics Of Die-Line Enhance Walkway Safety

     3rd October 2016 Excellent non-slip characteristics is only one of the advantages the Mentis Die-Line range of positive grip pressed section walkway product offers users. Available in three forms, namely planks, mats and walkways, this locally manufactured walkway grating has a positive serration which ensures... 

Teck’s diversified business model poised to drive cash flow, profit as commodities rise

By: Henry Lazenby     27th September 2016 Canada’s largest diversified miner Teck Resources is positioned to benefit from rising commodity prices owing to its exposure to stronger steelmaking coal and zinc markets, as well as from the weaker Canadian dollar. VP of investor relations and strategic analysis Greg Waller told the Deutsche... 

Chevron’s Refinery in Milnerton celebrates its 50th anniversary with a Community Day celebration 

     26th September 2016 More than 800 guests marked the Milnerton Refinery’s 50th year with a guided ‘behind-the-scenes’ tour. Chevron South Africa, which markets its fuel under the Caltex brand in South Africa,   celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Cape Town Refinery, situated in Milnerton,by opening its doors to... 

FA 07 Refineries are quite sophisticated

     20th September 2016 Valve makers are increasingly targeting refineries outside of Europe. Energy efficiency is decisive for the competitiveness of refinery operators and their valve suppliers. Refineries always are in operation, and simply cannot be replaced. Traffic can only flow with their products, namely petrol... 

Refinery ‘wipe out’ warning

By: Terence Creamer     16th September 2016 South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) has once again appealed for “decisive action” to resolve the prevailing policy uncertainty on cleaner fuels, as well as how the $4.9-billion cost of upgrading the country’s existing refineries to produce such fuels will be recovered.... 

Lingering clean-fuels uncertainty could ‘wipe out’ South Africa’s refineries 

By: Terence Creamer     2nd September 2016 South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) chairperson Maurice Radebe has appealed for “decisive action” to resolve the prevailing policy uncertainty on cleaner fuels and how the $4.9-billion cost of upgrading the country’s existing refineries to produce such fuels will be recovered.... 

Opportunities for bitumen producers increased in Africa

     2nd September 2016 With there being various commitments to improve infrastructure made by African countries, bitumen producers will be assured of significant work in future, says oil industry company Royal Dutch Shell. According to figures stated in the Roads and Highways overview compiled by international... 

Supplier development programme launched for black businesses

     2nd September 2016 Oil refining company Chevron Corporation’s local subsidiary Chevron South Africa (SA) –  which markets its fuel under the Caltex brand – last month announced a new enterprise and supplier development (E&SD) programme aimed at improving access to its value chain for black-owned businesses.  The... 

Wood Buffalo extension project, Canada

By: Sheila Barradas     2nd September 2016 The project involves construction of a crude oil pipeline and associated pumping infrastructure. 

Sanral provides R30m funding to Stellenbosch programme

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     22nd August 2016 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) on Monday endowed Stellenbosch University with R30-million for its Sanral Chair in Pavement Engineering research fund. Established in 2001, the Sanral research chair is an academic programme committed to the development of human capital and... 

Sasol’s Fischer-Tropsch wax expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     19th August 2016 Work has started on the Work Pack 3 Phase 2 and Work Pack 6 Phase 2 electrical and instrumentation projects. 

Chevron South Africa launches supplier development programme for black businesses

     11th August 2016 Chevron South Africa, which markets its fuel under the Caltex brand, has commenced with a new Enterprise and Supplier Development programme (E&SD) that is aimed at improving access to its value chain for black-owned businesses.  The initiative is open to businesses that are fifty one percent... 

Wildfire causes Athabasca to adjust FY guidance

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     29th July 2016 Significantly impacted on by the wildfire in Fort McMurray, which started in May, Canadian energy company Athabasca Oil has revised its thermal oil division’s full-year production guidance to between 7 500 bbl/d and 8 500 bbl/d. However, the company’s budget remains unchanged at $11-million, with... 

CSIR transport infrastructure engineering expert wins JD Roberts Award

By: Anine Kilian     28th July 2016 Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) senior researcher and manager of the bituminous binders’ laboratory Georges Mturi was awarded the 2016 JD Roberts Award, which is sponsored by construction group Murray & Roberts (M&R) and held in partnership with the CSIR. The award, which... 

Eltherm SA Lands First Major Solar Plant Project

     10th June 2016 Eltherm South Africa has been awarded the contract for the heat tracing system design and installation for the Xina Solar One power plant near Pofadder in the Northern Cape. It is eltherm’s first major project since establishing its operations in South Africa a year ago. eltherm SA is a... 

Despite lowering guidance, Suncor expects normal operations by end of June

By: Henry Lazenby     7th June 2016 Following the unprecedented production interruptions caused by the Alberta wildfires that had taken up to 1.5-million barrels of Canadian crude off the market during May, oil sands major Suncor Energy has advised that it expected to be back to normal operations by the end of June. The company,... 

Introducing the Maestro Collection, the master of all carpet tile designs

     2nd June 2016 FRESH decorating colours and surprising blends of textures are now the new modern interior trends that are transforming traditional dull spaces into colourful and versatile creations. Van Dyck Carpets launched a new master of all carpet designs, the Maestro collection, in April 2016. This PFX... 

More oil sands interruptions as Alberta wildfires spread; to cost local economy C$1bn

By: Henry Lazenby     17th May 2016 As the evacuation zone on Tuesday increased north of Fort McMurray, where a gigantic wildfire was spreading out of control, a top Canadian think tank estimated that the Alberta wildfires could have an impact of almost C1-billion on the local economy. The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo... 

Pioneering road construction at the foot of Africa

By: Jade Davenport     13th May 2016 Driving along the highly developed network of highways, roads and mountain passes that connect the urban and rural settlements of South Africa, it is quite easy, in this modern day, to take for granted the relative ease with which one is able to get from point A to B. Yet, less than two centuries... 

Sasol awards wax contract to Imperial

     12th May 2016 Imperial Logistics group company Goldfields Logistics has been awarded a three year contract for warehousing and distribution services of wax products produced by the Sasolburg operations and sold by the Performance Chemicals division of Sasol. This contract win represents the latest development... 

Raubex lifts FY earnings, order book

By: Natasha Odendaal     9th May 2016 JSE-listed Raubex on Monday posted a solid performance for the year ended February 29, with encouraging prospects on the horizon. The group’s headline earnings a share increased 12.1% to 234.4c and its earnings a share increased 11% to 236.9c. 

Post Office chair must pay back the money – Scopa member

By: News24Wire      13th April 2016 South African Bitumen Association. A review of the South African road network and its impact on the bituminous product industryParliamentary officials have demanded that the Post Office chair pay back money lost through the resignations of top officials. South African Post Office (Sapo) chair Dr... 

Malawi seeks consultants for 82 km road upgrade

By: Marcel Chimwala     25th March 2016 The Malawi Roads Authority (MRA) is inviting proposals for consultancy services for the upgrading of the 82 km Thyolo–Thekerani–Mulanje–Bangula road, in the south of the country, and the Jenda–Edingeni road, in the northern region to Class 1 bitumen standard. The authority says interested bidders... 

Sanral opens new road materials testing facility

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th March 2016 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has unveiled a new engineering materials testing laboratory in Port Elizabeth. The new facility, which would also serve as a training hub, enabled Sanral to test the properties of construction materials used in road maintenance activities... 

Mather + Platt

By: Zandile Mavuso     18th March 2016 Established in 1952, pump manufacturer and distributor Mather + Platt is a manufacturer of several pump models used in various applications across industries.  

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