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Merkel seeks to preserve jobs while phasing out coal plants

By: Bloomberg     15th January 2019 Angela Merkel’s commission plotting Germany’s exit from coal faces a tricky balancing act: how to stop mining and burning the dirtiest fossil fuel without whipping up more voter anxiety over job losses. Germany’s chancellor meets with coal-state governors who sit on the commission on Tuesday in... 

When the going gets tough, Robor continues to find a way!

5th February 2018 Robor – New Mill / Mine Support Products / Tricom Structures / Aegion Joint Venture Remaining at the forefront of technology and product development is paramount for any company who considers themselves amongst market leaders. At Robor, we take this aspect of our business very seriously. Over the... 

SMS group's Technical Service receives follow-up order from Mahshahr Pipe Mill Company

30th January 2018 Mahshahr Pipe Mill Company (MPM) has signed a comprehensive service and modernization contract with SMS group for its large-diameter pipe mill in the Chuzestan Province in Iran. With this contract, MPM and SMS group are continuing their successful cooperation. In 2016, an... 

The South African Wire Association looks to international markets

24th January 2018 South Africa is recognised as a reputable trading partner not only in the sub-Saharan region but globally. South Africa has a competitive, challenging terrain which ensures that quality products are the ones which succeed. This includes the successful export of wire rod and all the value added... 

Mminele receives Germany's highest tribute

By: African News Agency      23rd January 2018 South African Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Daniel Mminele has been bestowed the Great Order of Merit by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier for his work in furthering German-South African relations. German Ambassador Martin Schäfer is to hand over Germany's highest tribute to Mminele on... 

Deionising water to protect against corrosion in heating installations

8th January 2018 Hans-Jürgen Wedemeyer, Technical Marketing Manager of the Liquid Purification Technologies business unit at Lanxess, describes how water for heating circuits can be treated using a special new kind of mixed bed ion exchanger to reliably prevent corrosion. A dark, cloudy sludge no longer... 

Exhibition marks firm’s international re-entry

By: Simone Liedtke     6th October 2017 Protective workwear manufacturer Sweet-Orr is set to exhibit at this year’s A+A Trade Show exhibition – which is an important trade forum for safety, security and health at work – from October 17 to 20 in Dusseldorf, Germany. 

Merger completed in thermal application sector

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     11th August 2017 Export-oriented engineering company Loesche Group has completed the merger of its combustion systems and drying systems businesses into one central location. Completed in April, the group has built a team of specialists to manage the merger accordingly, as all technical details, drawings,... 

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. 


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... 

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. 

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. 

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... 

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