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Press Office - Tosas


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.


Suitable solution for African road conditions

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     3rd November 2017 Geosynthetic products manufacturer and supplier Fibertex says its Fibertex AM-2 is the ideal product for road construction and road maintenance projects in Africa, owing to its being highly durable and resistant to all natural soil alkalis and acids. “The Fibertex AM-2 is a flexible... 

AECI acquires Much Asphalt for R2.27bn

By: Anine Kilian     30th October 2017 JSE-listed AECI will acquire South African asphalt producer Much Asphalt for R2.27-billion.  “Much Asphalt has a market leading position with long-established customer relationships, a robust order book and project pipeline, and a highly-experienced management team,” AECI said in a statement on... 

Nigeria seeks to boost mining reserves to lure investors

By: Bloomberg     20th October 2017 Nigeria plans to spend 15-billion naira ($42-million) over the next year to explore for minerals and attract investors into mining and reduce its dependence on oil, Solid Minerals Development Minister Kayode Fayemi said. “Because we are starting from a low base, we want to have a portfolio of... 

New technology improves quality of bitumen for local roads

By: Dylan Slater     22nd September 2017 Manufacturer and supplier of bitumen, modified binders and emulsions for road construction SprayPave has acquired new technology that will enable it to resolve the shortage of high-grade bitumen for asphalt production.  

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

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th August 2017 Phase 2 of the project is expected to reach beneficial operation by the end of the third quarter of 2017. 

Phase 1 of aquarium resealing project completed

By: Nadine James     11th August 2017 Speciality chemicals manufacturer a.b.e. Construction Chemicals supplied a range of products for the resealing of the waterproofing system of two Cape Town Two Oceans Aquarium tanks between January and March this year. The Two Oceans Aquarium – located at the V&A Waterfront – is resealing its... 

Howards Quarry Meets Much Asphalt Standards With Quality Dolerite Stone

     7th August 2017 High quality dolerite aggregate from B&E International’s Howards Quarry at eMalahleni is keeping Much Asphalt’s nearby static plant well stocked to produce asphalt for the N4 highway project and developments as far as Nelspruit over 200 km east. As one of southern Africa’s largest commercial... 

Lessons learned underpin multicontinent sugar strategy

By: Robyn Wilkinson     21st July 2017 Specialised polymer manufacturer Vesconite Bearings believes that the experience it has gained from KwaZulu-Natal sugar mills will prove instrumental in ensuring the success of its multi-continent sugar strategy and grow the company’s revenue from new markets. 

Malawi awards contract for rehabilitation of border road

By: Marcel Chimwala     23rd June 2017 The Malawi government has awarded China's Zhejiang Provincial Transportation Engineering Construction the tender to rehabilitate a 46 km road stretch from Karonga to Songwe, near the border with Tanzania. The project will be financed by a loan from the World Bank’s International Development... 

Raubex partners with two contractors as part of industry settlement

By: Anine Kilian     8th May 2017 JSE-listed Raubex has named Enza Construction and Umso Construction as the two emerging contractors that the company will mentor as part of an industry settlement agreement with government aimed at promoting transformation in the sector. To meet commitments under the Voluntary Rebuilding... 

AfDB approves $253m for Uganda–Kenya connecting road upgrades

By: Mia Breytenbach     28th April 2017 The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved $253-million in loans to the governments of Kenya and Uganda for the upgrading of a 118 km road section connecting the two countries and construction of the 32km Eldoret town bypass, in Kenya. Kenya will receive $147.3-million and Uganda... 

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... 

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