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Conference to shed light on CO2-based production technologies

9th March 2018 The sixth edition of the international Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemicals and Polymers conference will take place in Cologne, Germany in mid-March. More than 200 industry and research experts are expected to attend the symposium. Organiser, independent institute Nova-Institute, has... 

Value-for-money centrifugal pumps to change process

17th November 2017 The food and beverage industry is continuously looking for solutions to increase production efficiency with extremely high system pressure applications becoming more common, especially in typical reverse osmosis applications for whey, wine and beer filtration. 

New variable-speed drive showcased at European expo

14th July 2017 Last month multinational industrial machinery manufacturer Voith exhibited power industry  solutions at the POWER-GEN Europe 2017 conference and exhibition, and  one of the main features was its new variable speed drive (VSD), the VECO-Drive, intended to enhance the efficiency of rotating... 

South Africa to learn from Germany’s experience in roll-out of fuel cell buses

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     16th February 2017 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in partnership with the German government will host a fuel cell bus workshop at the South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre, in Bellville, Cape Town, next week. The workshop will be held under the theme ‘Fuel Cell Bus – Unleashing Industrial... 

Focus set on filtration adhesive products

25th November 2016 Adhesive technologies provider Henkel exhibited its latest adhesive products for the filtration industry at this year’s Filtech – the world’s largest filtration event, which was held from October 11 to 13 in Cologne, in Germany. 

Sweet memories sustainably repackaged

1st November 2016 Childhood memories are often linked to the taste of home-made preserves; rhubarb compote, raspberry marmalade and shortcrust pastry with garden fruits. Although we prefer to think the ingredient that made it so special was love, the truth is – it was sugar. And not just any kind of sugar – it was... 

Sealing, gluing and potting diversity for the automobile industry

28th July 2016 At Automechanika, from 13 to 17 September 2016 in Frankfurt am Main, the Sonderhoff group of companies will present their products for the automotive industry. The world's leading system supplier and process specialist for sealing, gluing and potting solutions based on polyurethane, silicone or... 

Fast and Precise in Chemical Plant Engineering

2nd November 2015 Within the next 8 years, investments in chemical plants will double worldwide based on the forecasts of the American Chemical Council. The reasons for this are the global mega trends such as population growth, emerging markets, and the appetite for raw materials. This increases the necessity for... 

Imperial sheds German subsidiary

By: Natasha Odendaal     5th October 2015 JSE-listed Imperial Holdings has sold off its 65% stake in Imperial Logistics International subsidiary Neska to Port Authority Häfen und Güterverkehr Köln (HGK) in Cologne, Germany, for €75-million. With its established capability and scale, HGK, which was controlled by Stadtwerke Köln and... 

New Dispensing Cell SMART-L / DM 403 with thin layer degassing for perfect LED-potting

2nd September 2015 At the Fakuma plastics fair, October 13-17 2015 in Friedrichshafen, Sonderhoff will present the new 3-component Dispensing Cell SMART-L / DM 403. This low pressure mixing and dosing machine, thoroughly modular constructed, is adaptable to various production concepts. The thin layer degassing for... 

Furnace vacuum installer observes wet-to-dry trend

By: Dylan Stewart     7th August 2015 Vacuum furnaces are increasingly being upgraded to use dry pumps, says vacuum solutions provider Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum senior process industries marketing manager Uwe Zöllig. 

Small-capacity turbo engine wins Engine of the Year for the fourth time

24th July 2015 American automotive manufacturer Ford’s 1.0 ℓ EcoBoost engine won the 2015 International Engine of the Year Award for the fourth consecutive time. The award was presented by automotive publication Engine Technology International in Stuttgart, Germany, last month. 

Efficient production of tube and profiled semi-finished products

21st July 2015 In order to be able to cope with the current and future demands of modern motorcars and commercial vehicles, the automotive supply industry depends on efficient processes and technical innovations. The rational production of hollow profiles for body and chassis construction, exhaust gas... 

Mbe Coal And Mineral Technology Gmbh Announces Appointment Of New Global Ceo

18th May 2015 MBE Minerals SA parent company MBE Coal and Mineral Technology GmbH has appointed Hans George Schnabel as Global CEO of the CMT Group. His appointment is expected to renew the focus on the growth and expansion of the CMT Group globally Schnabel, a graduate engineer from the Technical University... 

Weir Minerals High Pressure Grinding Roll (Hpgr) Technology Enables Mining Operations To Cut Energy Costs While Boosting Productivity

17th April 2015 Modern mining operations are focused on achieving ‘more with less’ and are therefore always on the lookout to optimise their processes, especially the major energy-consuming ones such as comminution. “Our focus is on helping customers recogn se the benefit of utilising High Pressure Grinding Roll... 

Ford environmental test facility project, Germany

By: Sheila Barradas     6th March 2015 The project involves the construction of a new climatic wind tunnel test centre in Merkenich, Cologne. 

Cologne set to host auto sector’s ‘most advanced’ climatic test centre

By: Irma Venter     30th January 2015 Germany will soon be home to some of the hottest and coldest temperatures, most arid and humid conditions, hurricane force wind speeds, and highest altitudes to be found on the planet, courtesy of a new climatic test centre being built by Ford at its engineering centre in Merkenich, Cologne. The... 

Ford to build ‘most advanced’ climatic test centre in Germany

By: Irma Venter     6th January 2015 Germany will soon be home to some of the hottest and coldest temperatures, most arid and humid conditions, hurricane force wind speeds, and highest altitudes to be found on the planet, courtesy of a new climatic test centre being built by Ford at its engineering centre in Merkenich, Cologne. The... 

Broader telecoms coverage over Africa

16th May 2014 Communications satellite operator Arab Satellite Communication Organisation (Arabsat), a platinum sponsor at SatCom Africa 2014, has released a request for proposal for the procurement of four new satellites to be named HS3, HS4, ARB6E and ARB6A, set to launch in 2016 and 2017. The new satellites... 

AUMUND Fördertechnik Pools Know-How Of Besta & Meyer, Louise And Wtw Under One Roof

14th May 2014 Effective May 1st 2014 AUMUND Fördertechnik assumed the spare parts services of the Maschinenfabrik BESTA & MEYER in Saarland / Germany. Herewith AUMUND follows several strategic goals simultaneously: pooling the know-how of the companies BESTA & MEYER, Louise and WTW, a focussed expansion of the... 

The Germans just get things right

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     7th February 2014 My grandmother, Edith Esther Werner, came from Bohemia, now part of the Czech Republic. She and her father immigrated owing to the uncertainty created by the Austro-Prussian war. I have a lot of my grandmother in me. I would rather be an actor than an engineer and my life, as it is, is fairly... 

Gauteng firm adds sensor sorting to its crushing and sorting portfolio

15th March 2013 Comminution and separation company IMS has launched a materials test centre in conjunction with its new range of German separation technology company Steinert sensor sorters and its new Cybas-I cone crusher. 

Is Africa in an emissions arm lock?

By: Kelvin Kemm     7th December 2012 The next world environment conference, COP 18, is taking place in Doha, Qatar.  

Finnish science fiction spoof Iron Sky comes to your consol

By: Karel Smrcka     23rd November 2012 Iron Sky, the Finnish science fiction spoof, will be released as a video game this month, reports the Escapist website.  

Global power generation conference, exhibition comes to Africa

By: Gia Costella     19th October 2012 The inaugural Power-Gen Africa conference and exhibition, which will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre from November 6 to 8, will provide comprehensive coverage of Africa’s power needs, the available resources and the issues facing the power-generation sector across sub-Saharan Africa, the... 

We should be wary of Greens’ talk of ‘sustainable living’ 

By: Kelvin Kemm     7th September 2012 It is amazing how biased the international media is when it comes to reporting on energy generation, specifically electricity. In mid-August Germany opened a new 2200MW coal-fired power station near Cologne, and virtually not a word has been said about it. This dearth of reporting is even more... 

Ford receives recognition for engine-technology advances

By: Irma Venter     13th July 2012 Ford Motor Company’s new one-litre EcoBoost engine – which launched in the Focus model in Europe this year – has been named as the 2012 International Engine of the Year.  

Ford clinches engine of the year title with powertrain small enough to fit on A4 paper

By: Irma Venter     14th June 2012 Ford Motor Company’s new one-litre EcoBoost engine – which launched in the Focus model in Europe this year – has been named as the 2012 International Engine of the Year. The small, three-cylinder engine also hauled in two other awards – ‘Best New Engine’ and ‘Best Engine Under One-litre’ – in... 

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