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Vesconite Bearings

22nd March 2019 Self-lubricated polymer bearings and bushings manufacturer Vesconite Bearings last month took delivery of a Haas ST25 lathe, bringing the number of computer-numerically controlled lathes and machining centres in its Free State machine shop to 74. This should further increase its machining... 

Crux project, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd March 2019 The Crux project is being developed to supply backfill gas to the Prelude floating liquefied natural gas facility. 

Port Arthur liquefaction project, US

By: Sheila Barradas     15th March 2019 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has prepared a final environmental-impact statement for the Port Arthur liquefaction project. 

Rolfes investigating nanotechnology paints to diversify business

By: Schalk Burger     8th March 2019 Local solvents and chemicals company Rolfes Chemicals is investigating the applications of nanotechnology in coatings to diversify its business in Southern Africa, says Rolfes Chemicals MD Clive Govender. Nanocoatings contain particles in the nanometre scale. These nanoparticles build a... 

Freight services focus yields positive results for Grindrod in FY18

By: Marleny Arnoldi     6th March 2019 JSE-listed freight and financial services group Grindrod on Wednesday said a renewed focus on freight services has yielded positive results for the 2018 financial year, following the unbundling of the shipping business in June last year. The group noted that, while its repositioning is ongoing,... 

Pentagon wants 78 Lockheed F-35s in 2020, six fewer than planned

By: Bloomberg     4th March 2019 The Pentagon will request 78 F-35 jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp., six fewer than previously planned, in the budget expected to be sent to Congress next week, according to defense officials. The cutback from the 84 fighters projected a year ago for fiscal 2020 is a setback for Lockheed, the... 

TNPA says it is ready to service Total as it explores the Brulpadda prospect

By: Marleny Arnoldi     1st March 2019 Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) on Friday said the Port of Mossel Bay is well equipped to provide value for Total, following the company’s significant gas condensate discovery. The discovery was made earlier this year on the Brulpadda prospect, located in the Outeniqua Basin, which is... 

New development allows steel pistons to be used in car engines

1st March 2019 Automotive parts manufacturer MAHLE’s new development allows steel pistons to be used in powerful passenger car engines. The new production technology clears the way for lower fuel consumption and carbon monoxide emissions facilitating maximum design freedom for the piston gallery to ensures... 

Lincoln Lubrication SA

1st March 2019 Lincoln Lubrication SA offers a range of lub-rication system solutions for every industry and application. As the leader in our field of business, we incorporate and apply many years of experience to provide the best possible solution to every lubrication challenge.   Our team of experts and... 

Ngqura liquid bulk terminal project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     1st March 2019 The project has broken ground. 

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