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Corrosion Control, Coatings and Tribology

Coating firm awarded corrosion prevention contract

10th June 2022 Last month, anti-corrosion coatings manufacturer Corrocoat announced it has been awarded a contract to protect 300 new pipe spools of various dimensions by a multinational energy client. The company say its Corroglass 600 series was the coating system selected for this project, as it offered the... 

Online portal launched to guide clients

10th June 2022 Last month, protective powder coating and paint manufacturer AkzoNobel Powder Coatings launched a dedicated site to showcase its functional range of Resicoat powder coatings. AkzoNobel created the new dedicated microsite and resource centre for customers and specifiers of functional powder... 

A photo of the AzkoNobel head office taken from the bottom looking up
HOME PAGE AzkoNobel has launched a dedicated website to showcase its functional range of Resicoat powder coatings

Company division enters ferroalloy market

By: Halima Frost     10th June 2022 Owing to the success of South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie’s Graphite Freezeline Solutions (GFS) division in the platinum sector, the division is now emphasising its entering the ferrochrome and ferromanganese markets. The division specialises in the assistance,... 

A raw piece of black graphite ore
RAW ORE Raw graphite goes through the press and bake process resulting in a superior combination of physical and chemical properties

S African coatings event well attended

By: Halima Frost     10th June 2022 This year’s Coatings for Africa 2022 conference, organised by global events organiser DMG Events, was held at the Sandton Convention Centre, in Gauteng, from May 4 to 6. The event was hosted by multinational coatings industry representatives The Coatings Group and supported by industry bodies... 

A man standing at a podium speaking on the topic of coatings and paint development at teh Coatings for Africa 2022 expo held in Sandton last month
HOT TOPIC The Coatings for Africa event was held in Sandton last month after a four year haitus

Corrocoat SA

10th June 2022 With more than 35 years of experience, coupled with over a million square metres of successfully applied ultra-heavy-duty chemical, abrasion and impact-resistant coatings and linings, all manufactured to ISO 9001 standards, Corrocoat SA continues to provide cost-effective anti-corrosion solutions... 

Corrocoat SA

Push for education in manufacturing

By: Halima Frost     10th June 2022 Owing to a continued lack of understanding of the concept of tribology and its importance, the South African Institute of Tribology (SAIT) remains a firm advocate of the need for tribology education in the manufacturing sector. Tribology is the study of friction and wear, where two surfaces... 

A metal component that can be seen with deep grooves in it caused by frictional wear
WEAR OH WEAR The South African Institute of Tribology explains that tribology is the study of friction and wear, where two surfaces moving over one another cause friction

Company produces over 1Mt of corrosion resistant steel

By: Halima Frost     10th June 2022 Stainless steel manufacturer Columbus Stainless, based in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, says that it has produced more than one-million tons of its 3CR12 chromium-containing corrosion-resistant stainless steel for a variety of applications for local and international clients. 3CR12 is a locally... 

A stainless steel 3CR12 exhaust pipe laying among a group of rusted metal exhaust pipes with a small seedling growing n front of it
SHINING LIGHT The notable corrosion resistance of Columbus Stainless's 3CR12 improve on cost of ownership and product longevity

Cost-effective electrical termination solutions for construction industry

10th June 2022 Industrial products and adhesives manufacturer Pratley offers a range of cost-effective electrical solutions available to assist contractors in a recovering construction industry. “It is important that one does not compromise on quality in favour of cost, which is especially important when it... 

a black electrical junction box made of tough, corrosion-resistant engineering plastic by Pratley
CANT CORRODE Pratley's range of junction boxes and cable glands are made of tough, corrosion-resistant engineering plastic

Repair solution used across industries

By: Cameron Mackay     4th June 2021 Pump systems and complementary pump products provider Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) provided an emergency repair solution for a Pretoria-based cement manufacturer’s conveyor belt at the end of last year, showcasing the “versatility of Belzona-engineered coatings”. MRS CEO Franscois... 

COLDER AND WISER 
Belzona 2221 is easy to apply without requiring specialist tools and cures at room temperature, eliminating the need for “hot work”
COLDER AND WISER Belzona 2221 is easy to apply without requiring specialist tools and cures at room temperature, eliminating the need for “hot work”

Industry struggling with materials shortages, price increases

By: Cameron Mackay     4th June 2021 A shortage of raw materials, coupled with substantial raw-material price increases, has placed the local coatings industry under pressure, states South African Paint Manufacturing Association (Sapma) executive director Tara Benn. “A complex mix of demand and global chemical plant production... 

PAINTING A PICTURE
The long-term outlook for the industry currently is that current demand for decorative paint will last for another few years, before it eventually levels out
PAINTING A PICTURE The long-term outlook for the industry currently is that current demand for decorative paint will last for another few years, before it eventually levels out

BAMR - Serving the industry for 75 years

4th June 2021 BAMR is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Fred Duk, a major in the Airforce, returned from the war to establish BAMR on 22 May 1946. Frank, took over in 1961 and Graham Duk, Fred’s grandson, became involved in 1998. BAMR remains a customer-focused, family-owned business. In its early... 

BAMR - Serving the industry for 75 years

Hot Dip Galvanizers Association Southern Africa

4th June 2021 The Hot Dip Galvanizers Association Southern Africa (HDGASA) is a not-for-profit trade organization, founded in 1965, dedicated to serving the needs of end-users, specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors, fabricators and hot dip galvanizers throughout Southern Africa. To further this aim,... 

Hot Dip Galvanizers Association Southern Africa

Cosasco

4th June 2021 The latest innovation in wireless, high temperature, ultrasonic monitoring – Up to the 3x more sensitive than competing sensors. Cosasco, a global leader and pioneer of corrosion monitoring, has released a new product, “Echo Point” is in an elite class of wireless ultrasonic sensors rated for the... 

Cosasco

Institute working to host international event locally

By: Cameron Mackay     4th June 2021 The South African Institute of Tribology (SAIT) is collaborating with industry bodies and relevant government departments to host the International Tribology Council’s (ITC’s) eighth International World Tribology Congress in South Africa in 2025 or 2026, says SAIT president Patrick Swan.  “We are... 

Association prepares for life after crisis

By: Cameron Mackay     5th June 2020 Despite the debilitating effects of Covid-19 on the local economy, the South African Paint Manufacturing Association (Sapma) is using this opportunity to redevelop and implement improved measures of communication with member companies, as well as ramping up training. “Since the spread of Covid-19... 

COATINGS TECHNOLOGY TRAINING
Sapma is looking to consolidate its online learning materials into one platform. To make material easier to access and navigate for trainees
COATINGS TECHNOLOGY TRAINING Sapma is looking to consolidate its online learning materials into one platform. To make material easier to access and navigate for trainees

Plan unveiled to prevent aircraft corrosion

5th June 2020 As hundreds of aircraft remain grounded owing to plummeting air travel demand amid pandemic restrictions, the question arising is how airlines can preserve as much value as possible, while high-dollar assets sit idle for an indefinite period. To address this critical need, corrosion solution... 

FLIGHT PRESERVATION
Cortec has designed an aircraft preservation guide based on the practical advantages of VpCI technology
FLIGHT PRESERVATION Cortec has designed an aircraft preservation guide based on the practical advantages of VpCI technology

Company reveals 2020 winter colour coatings inspirations

5th June 2020 Colour is a strong communicator and changing the hue of walls will change the way a space can make one feel, says local coatings paint provider Plascon. “As we all have spent a considerable amount of time at home during lockdown, the easing of lockdown restrictions will bring with it the... 

WINTER COLOUR INSPIRATIONS
Plascon’s colour advice team has come up with a collection of interior colours to fit the mood of the times
WINTER COLOUR INSPIRATIONS Plascon’s colour advice team has come up with a collection of interior colours to fit the mood of the times

Improved welding helps local company alleviate corrosion

By: Cameron Mackay     5th June 2020 Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie has developed and improved its welding processes to weld dissimilar metals to copper to mitigate the effects of erosion, particularly chemical corrosion, in the local industry. “It is commonly known that copper is an ideal material to be used in the... 

REFINED HARD-FACING WELDING
As the demand and quantity of components requiring hard-facing increased, Thos Begbie begun looking at alternative methods of conducting specialised welding
REFINED HARD-FACING WELDING As the demand and quantity of components requiring hard-facing increased, Thos Begbie begun looking at alternative methods of conducting specialised welding

New epoxy primer for heavy-duty equipment

31st May 2019 This month, global coatings manufacturer Hempel launched a new epoxy primer for heavy duty equipment and trucks called Hempaprime Shield 700 HS. Hempaprime Shield 700 HS is specifically designed to improve productivity and quality for original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) by reducing production... 

SPRAY DAY
The fast drying epoxy allows for shorter intervals between coats
SPRAY DAY The fast drying epoxy allows for shorter intervals between coats

Powder coating for corrosion launched

31st May 2019 Global industrial coating supplier PPG has introduced its PPG Envirocron Extreme Protection Edge powder coatings for corrosion protection. PPG is represented in South Africa by paint manufacturer Prominent Paints, based in Alrode, Gauteng. 

LAY IT ON THIN
The sprayable powder is a one coat application
LAY IT ON THIN The sprayable powder is a one coat application

Association highlights advantages of hot dip galvanising

By: Halima Frost     31st May 2019 The steel industry has not been immune to the pressures of the recent global and domestic economic challenges and, as a result, a notable reduction in local consumption has been filtering through to the hot dip galvanizing industry. Hot dip galvanizing is a corrosion-control process for steel or... 

TAKE A DIP
Dipping steel into molten zinc allows for an effective corrosion barrier
TAKE A DIP Dipping steel into molten zinc allows for an effective corrosion barrier

Corrosion coating applied to drive units

By: Halima Frost     31st May 2019 Engineering components supplier Bearing Man Group’s (BMG’s) Nord aluminium drives range is available with the nsd tupH anti-corrosion treatment for improved process reliability in extreme environmental conditions and hygienically critical applications. Manufactured and developed by electric motor... 

NOT TO BE IG‘NORD’
The in-house coating developed by Nord is applied to all its aluminium drives
NOT TO BE IG‘NORD’ The in-house coating developed by Nord is applied to all its aluminium drives

Rust preventive coating now available in aerosol

31st May 2019 Last month, corrosion control technology developer Cortec Corporation launched the EcoAir Tool & Die Rust Preventative to cut costs and meet the needs of mold, tool, and die manufacturers and end-users. This liquid rust preventative comes in a non-flammable spray can that makes it easier to use... 

CAN IT
The rust preventative is now easier to use and store in the aerosol can
CAN IT The rust preventative is now easier to use and store in the aerosol can

Oil monitoring technology prolongs gearbox life

31st May 2019 Advanced monitoring technology company Atten2 presented its OilHealth and OilWear on-line optical sensors at the Wind O&M EU 2019 trade fair, held in February in Munich, Germany. Atten2 produces and markets the OilHealth and OilWear on-line optical sensors for the analysis of industrial fluids,... 

WINDING ME UP The wind turbine’s gearbox and oil efficacy can be monitored by sensors
WINDING ME UP The wind turbine’s gearbox and oil efficacy can be monitored by sensors

New coatings range launched in S Africa  

By: Halima Frost     31st May 2019 Specialised construction product manufacturer a.b.e. Construction Chemicals announced its partnership last month with coatings supplier Rustopak to launch the a.b.e. Rustopak range. The range consists of the a.b.e Rustopak Red Penetrant Sealant, and the Rustopak Top Coat. 

New coatings range launched in S Africa
a.b.e. Construction Chemicals CEO Warren Trew & Watsons Coatings president Gary Watson discuss the Rustopak range. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Christo Greyling.

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals

31st May 2019 a.b.e. Construction Chemicals is a major supplier of specialised construction products to the building, civil engineering and building maintenance industries. Rustopak 

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals

BAMR

31st May 2019 At BAMR, we supply, repair, service and calibrate instruments, especially in the Coatings, Corrosion, Physical Paint Testing and Allied Industries, since 1946. We are a small close-knit third-generation family business that sees the value in building long and lasting relationships with our... 

BAMR

JST to introduce Swarm in July

By: Melissa Zisengwe     1st June 2018 Local corrosion control solution provider JST in association with Total Heating Solutions, or THS, will introduce Swarm, a new corrosion-monitoring system, to the South African market next month, following its distribution agreement finalisation with US-based corrosion and erosion monitoring... 

CORROSION MONITOR Swarm provides rapid response to wall thickness changes in pipes and vessels
CORROSION MONITOR Swarm provides rapid response to wall thickness changes in pipes and vessels

Tribology talk addresses abundant wear challenges

By: Melissa Zisengwe     1st June 2018 Last month, bearings and bushings manufacturer Vesconite Bearings chairperson Dr Jean-Patrick Leger presented a talk on the adventures and challenges in overcoming wear in different industries at the South African Institute of Tribology in Sandton, Gauteng. Of the presentation, ‘Adventures in... 

JEAN-PATRICK LEGER In applications, two surfaces rub and/or spin against each other causing friction and leading to wear
JEAN-PATRICK LEGER In applications, two surfaces rub and/or spin against each other causing friction and leading to wear

Active seal solution to mitigate corrosion

By: Melissa Zisengwe     1st June 2018 Companies and industries affected by corrosion should consider Afrisun’s High Ratio Calcium Sulfonate Alkyd (HRCSA) coating to mitigate the threat of corrosion at production plants in the metal- and industrial sectors, says local corrosion solution provider Afrisun Coating Enterprises CEO Quentin... 

NEW PRODUCT HRCSA coating technology has been used in the US to prevent crevice corrosion
NEW PRODUCT HRCSA coating technology has been used in the US to prevent crevice corrosion

Coatings increase turbine efficiency

2nd June 2017 Thermal barrier coatings can significantly increase the turbine efficiency of turbomachinery by allowing higher firing temperatures while reducing component thermal fatigue, warpage, oxidation and cracking, says thermal spray coatings supplier Thermaspray. 

SPRAY BOOTH The company has a top-loading spray booth that can handle shafts of 5 500 mm in length
SPRAY BOOTH The company has a top-loading spray booth that can handle shafts of 5 500 mm in length

Full range of corrosion control products available in Southern Africa

2nd June 2017 Corrosion control product supplier JST International’s (JST’s) cathodic protection and impressed current cathodic protection systems and corrosion resistant pipe supports product ranges have been expanded to include the full range of corrosion control coatings and wrappings in Southern Africa. 

CORROSION CONTROL JST has several products that can be used to control the corrosion of wood, steel and concrete
Photo by Duane Daws
CORROSION CONTROL JST has several products that can be used to control the corrosion of wood, steel and concrete

Grain silos in East London repaired

2nd June 2017 Construction company Motheo Infrastructure Contractors is carrying out repair work at the grain silos at the Port of East London’s Transnet terminals as result of the spalling of the concrete owing to constant exposure to damp, salty air from the Indian Ocean. 

GRAIN SILO The grain silos are under repair to help combat corrosion on the concrete and steel rebar
GRAIN SILO The grain silos are under repair to help combat corrosion on the concrete and steel rebar

Polymeric coatings extend component life

15th July 2016 Surface coating technology company Thermaspray’s range of wear and corrosion resistant polymeric coatings protect components in extremely harsh environments, delivering cost and time saving benefits to customers through extended component life and enhanced production. “These highly flexible... 

Technology combats corrosion in aerospace equipment

15th July 2016 Corrosion protection supplier Cortec announced last month that its Vapor Phase Corrosion Inhibitor (VpCI) technology for the aircraft, aviation and aerospace industries, scales new heights for industry leading corrosion protection to aircraft and aerospace equipment. The company explains that... 

AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT PROTECTED 
Corrosion in the aircraft industry can be disastrous if left undetected and untreated
AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT PROTECTED Corrosion in the aircraft industry can be disastrous if left undetected and untreated

European coatings show ready for 2017

15th July 2016 Preparations for the next European Coatings Show in Germany are already under way and will take place from April 4 to 6, next year. Engineers, developers and decision-makers will once again find an unrivalled range of raw materials and laboratory, production, testing and measuring technology for... 

Company commercialises thermoplastic material with low friction coefficiency

15th July 2016 In May, plastic fabrication and engineering company Vesconite Bearings  started to commercialise its Superlube, a thermoplastic bearing material with one of the lowest coefficients of friction of any polymer available. The development of Superlube – conducted at the company’s laboratory in... 

SUPERLUBE COMMERCIALISED 
Superlube is being considered for various applications, such as propellers, high-end yacht fittings and turbines in the renewable-energy market
SUPERLUBE COMMERCIALISED Superlube is being considered for various applications, such as propellers, high-end yacht fittings and turbines in the renewable-energy market

Expansion of LPG coating range imminent

15th July 2016 Retail, trade, industrial and furniture coatings markets supplier Kansai Plascon launched its liquid petroleum gas (LPG) coating for the LPG market in May 2015, and expansion of the range is imminent, as interest this year has exceeded expectations. Kansai Plascon industrial and protective... 

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