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German coal mine to be reborn as giant pumped hydropower battery

By: Bloomberg     17th March 2017 A coal mine that powered German industry for almost half a century will get a new lease on life when it’s turned into a giant battery that stores excess solar and wind energy. The state of North-Rhine Westphalia is set to turn its Prosper-Haniel hard coal mine into a 200 MW pumped-storage... 

Die-caster prepared for next growth cycle in industry

     10th March 2017 An increasing number of car parts such as engine blocks or structural parts are being manufactured from aluminum using high-pressure die casting, says die-casting technology supplier Bühler Die-Casting. 

Air Seychelles opens direct route to Durban

By: Anine Kilian     2nd December 2016 Air Seychelles has established a new direct route to Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal set to open on March 30, 2017. Travellers can already buy tickets with round-trip economy class fares starting from R5 000 and business class fares starting from R15 000. 

Toshiba Machine Eu Demos New Automation Cell At K2016

     17th October 2016 Toshiba Machine EU will present LIVE demonstrations showing manufacturers how they can mold and assemble complex, multi-material parts with precision and ease in an integrated automation cell requiring minimal floor space. Featuring the EC180SXII, a 1760-kN (200 US ton) all-electric injection... 

Making the most of new Iranian opportunities

     11th October 2016 With Iran having been largely cut off in the past decade from many earlier trading relationships due to sanctions, the plastics machinery sales department of plastics processing machinery producer The Japan Steel Works Ltd., Tokyo, now makes the most of new opportunities by organizing a seminar... 

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... 

A new design, a new technology and a new solution by OmniDecor

     14th September 2016 The key players of the glass industry meet at the Glasstec in Düsseldorf from September 20th to 23rd. OmniDecor is proud to launch three brand new products: a new design, a new technology and a new solution. New design - DecorFlou® Fade Brume Visitors of the OmniDecor booth C20 in Hall 11 enter... 

Solving the Problem of Metal Contamination at the K Plastics Show

     6th September 2016 Metal Separation Equipment will be displayed by Bunting Magnetics Europe in Hall 10 on stand G16 at the International Plastics and Rubber trade fair, K 2016 (19th – 26th October 2016 Dusseldorf, Germany. FF Drawer Magnet installed in a plastics manufacturing plant Bunting Magnetics is one of the... 

Law firm launches practice focused on infrastructure

By: Dylan Slater     26th August 2016 International law firm Pinsent Masons announced at the end of July plans to launch an infrastructure-focused practice in Johannesburg, South Africa, with the appointment of two founding partners to launch the office.  

Pinsent Masons To Launch In South Africa

     29th July 2016 International law firm Pinsent Masons has announced plans to launch an energy and infrastructure-focused practice in Johannesburg, South Africa. The firm has appointed two founding partners to launch the office. Rob Morson joins from Bowman Gilfillan where he was Head of Construction and is... 

High-speed marking with the JET3up RAPID

     25th July 2016 Paul LEIBINGER is presenting a true revolution at K trade show with its latest continuous inkjet printer, the JET3up RAPID. The high-speed printer allows cables to be marked immediately after extrusion at up to 1000 m/min (60 km/h). The inkjet coder achieves never-before-seen speeds when marking... 

Advanced technology considered favourable in the glass industry

     3rd June 2016 Glass manufacturing requires special infrared thermometers for noncontact temperature measurement owing to its physical properties, says innovation leader Optris. 

From challenges to opportunities: favourable climate for the plastics industry

     13th May 2016 The plastics industry in ASEAN remains unperturbed by global developments that are also impacting the growth path of key industries. With K 2016, the world’s largest trade fair for plastics and rubber, coming up in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 19 to 26 October, we take a closer look at this market.... 

Gas-to-power an industrial milestone for South Africa

     22nd April 2016 The South African government’s bold bid to procure energy from gas could position the country as an African gas leader. The Department of Energy (DoE) says development of South Africa’s gas industry could be anchored on the demand from its imminent gas-to-power programme. This makes gas-to-power... 

The case for gas as SA’s gas-to-power procurement programme looms

     22nd April 2016 By Sabine Dall’Omo The Department of Energy (DoE) says development of South Africa’s gas industry could be anchored on the demand from its imminent gas-to-power programme. 

POST-NUCLEAR WUNDERLAND

     15th April 2016 The Wunderland Kalkar amusement park, north of Dusseldorf, Germany, has been built on the site of a former nuclear power plant, which never went online. The 55 ha amusement park includes a swing ride inside an old cooling tower, which has a 40 m tall climbing wall on its outside. Pictured above... 

The case for gas as South Africa prepares way for gas-to-power procurement

     12th April 2016 The Department of Energy (DoE) says development of South Africa’s gas industry could be anchored on the demand from its imminent gas-to-power programme. That makes Gas-to-Power a milestone not just for power generation, but also for South African industry to access a natural, cleaner and cheaper... 

LOESCHE delivers first mobile grinding plant

     10th March 2016 Vertical roller mill in containers. Turnkey. Clariant Germany has purchased the first mobile LOESCHE grinding plant, completely integrated in seven containers, for the Balikesir facility in Turkey. All electrical connections between the containers are pluggable. Düsseldorf - Clariant Germany... 

Three-dimensional printing to take centre stage at Drupa 2016

By: Mia Breytenbach     4th March 2016 Three-dimensional (3D) printing, also known as additive manufacturing, will be a key highlight at this year’s Drupa, the world’s leading trade show for graphic and industrial printing, as well as media and multichannel sectors, states Drupa advisory board chairperson Claus Bolza-Schünemann.... 

International experts from the valves and fittings industry...

     26th October 2015 Valves and fittings are used in a wide variety of different industries. They ensure safety in the oil and gas industry, channel liquids and gases in the chemical industry, regulate incoming and outgoing water and ensure a free flow of liquid in the drinks industry. The fourth edition of VALVE... 

Security a challenge - and opportunity - for NFV development, says ETSI

     16th October 2015 Dealing with security and coordinating SDO developments are the big issues for 2016, say ETSI ISG NFV Officials at Layer123 SDN Conference. Sophia Antipolis, France and Dusseldorf, Germany, October 15, 2015: Security in the NFV/SDN environment is one of the major challenges the industry needs to... 

New series of dosing furnaces unveiled

     7th August 2015 Thermal process technology manufacturer StrikoWestofen Group in June released a completely redesigned series of dosing furnaces at the International Foundry Trade Fair (Gifa) 2015 in Dusseldorf, Germany. 

Record number of exhibitors attend metals trade fair

     7th August 2015 A record 2 200 companies, taking up almost 87 000 m2 of stand space, attended this year’s Bright World of Metals conference, which took place in Düsseldorf, Germany from June 16 to June 20. 

Loesche Thermo-Prozess now comes with its own compact Monobloc burner

     15th July 2015 With this product series for outputs of 160 kW to 13 MW, LOESCHE Thermo-Prozess GmbH has its own compact burner series for industrial applications. With an integrated combustion air fan and burner control system, LTP thereby supplements its existing burner product range for the process and heavy... 

Expos showcase vacuum solutions for food industry

     10th July 2015 Germany-based vacuum systems manufacturer Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum has exhibited its energy efficient food-processing vacuum solutions at four renowned exhibitions across Europe. In March, the company attended the CFIA Rennes Expo, in France, as well as the Anuga FoodTec trade fair, in Germany. 

Advanced Energy® Features Industrial Power Control and Temperature Measurement at Thermprocess 2015

     17th June 2015 Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NasdaqGM: AEIS), the leader in precision power conversion, will present its temperature measurement and control solutions at Thermprocess 2015, the 11th international trade fair and symposium for thermo process technology, in Düsseldorf, Germany. This event is... 

TII Group presents solutions for use in steelworks at the METEC fair in Düsseldorf with SCHEUERLE, NICOLAS and KAMAG

     15th June 2015 The TII Group, the world´s leading manufacturer of heavy-duty vehicles, is presenting at the METEC metallurgical trade fair in Dusseldorf (Hall 04 / C37). As a full-range supplier for the metallurgy sector, the TII Group will be offering a wide range of innovative solutions in Dusseldorf.... 

New Energy

By: Tracy Hancock     24th October 2014 Sabine Dall'Omo, Siemens South Africa CEO, talks to Tracy Hancock of Engineering News about her career and moving to South Africa for love. For the first time in 150 years, there is a woman at the helm of Siemens South Africa – German-born Sabine Dall'Omo, who has fallen in love with more than... 

Celanese Offers Clarity to Glass Industry with Clarifoil®

     20th October 2014 High-Performance Anti-fog Film Anti-fog film product demonstrations daily at Glasstec 2014 Celanese Corporation, a global technology and specialty materials company, today at Glasstec 2014 in Dusseldorf, Germany, announced the launch of its Clarifoil® Anti-fog Film for use in architectural,... 

South African manufacturing industries in decline

By: Jonathan Rodin     12th September 2014 Specialist wire supplier Nockers Engineering Products notes that the manufacturing decline, which started in all local sectors in 2002 has either led to industry consolidation or company closure. “Many local component manufacturers have become importers of finished products, which they supply to... 

SMS Siemag

     11th July 2014 Together with companies such as SMS Meer, SMS Concast and Paul Wurth, SMS Siemag forms part of a strong global network of companies known as SMS group. The SMS group supplies various processing plant, technology, equipment, components, spare parts, and technical services for ferrous (both flat-... 

Aircraft serving Germany to nearly double by 2032

     20th May 2014 According to Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast in the next 20 years (2013-2032), the traffic to and from Germany is set to grow at 3.5 per cent per annum (global average 4.7 per cent), driving a need for 1,821 aircraft to address the country’s rising international and domestic air travel... 

Service Contract signed and sealed – Japan Steel Works and Stork work together

     14th April 2014 Perfect service must be as close to the site as possible – geographically and time specifically – no matter the country of origin of the industrial equipment. This is a universally accepted customer re-quirement. The management of JSW Japan Steel Works has recognized this formula early and has... 

Company Annoucements:PET Processing Using the LSP Method (Liquid State Polycondensation)

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th October 2013 After an R&D period of more than 30 months, Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH of Feldkirchen, Austria, has made a breakthrough with a new process for PET recycling. Current methods of PET processing involve either slightly lowering the intrinsic viscosity (iV) values or using solid state... 

City of JHB has rolled out the first of 1400 new-look commuter shelters 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st February 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. The city of Johannesburg unveiled its new-look commuter shelters in Randburg and Alexandra, earlier this month. The shelters are part of the city’s plans to integrate public transport to make walking, cycling and public... 

International partnerships offer solutions provider growth opportunities

By: Gia Costella     15th June 2012 Cutting consumables and capital equipment supplier First Cut says partnering with international companies has given it a competitive edge in the cutting industry, enabling it to provide its clients with total solutions. 

Storage, retrieval solution benefits pharmacies

By: Samantha Herbst     25th May 2012 Unit materials handling specialist Storsure has added two more independent pharmacies to its list of customers using German-manufactured Apostore automated dispensing machines, says Storsure director John Meiring.  

Valve expo organisers optimistic about valves industry’s future

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     11th May 2012 The future looks promising for the global valves industry, says Valve World Expo 2012 director Friedrich-Georg Kehrer, stating that there is significant potential for growth in markets such as the energy sector, from which the valves industry is set to profit. 

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