R/€ = 16.66 Change: 0.05
R/$ = 16.38 Change: 0.07
Au 1775.80 $/oz Change: -11.23
Pt 937.50 $/oz Change: -14.13


LME nickel volumes plunge with exchange still hostage to March trading fiasco

By: Reuters     15th August 2022  The volume of nickel traded on the London Metal Exchange (LME) dropped more than 40% in July as funds, consumers and producers continued to shun the market - months after trade was suspended for more than a week in March as prices dramatically spiked. Traders say many previous participants of... 

Iron-ore dips on persistent China demand worries

By: Reuters     12th August 2022 Dalian and Singapore iron-ore futures fell on Friday, reversing gains in the previous session, as traders weighed demand prospects in top steel producer China that has been plagued with a debt crisis in its real estate industry. The most-traded iron ore, for delivery in January next year, on... 

Ultrasonic flow meter for custody transfer of gases 

12th August 2022 By calculating velocity ratios between two or more ultrasonic paths, WIKA’s simply constructed model FLC-UFL ultrasonic flow meter provides reliable gas flow measurement. Additional measured variables, such as sound velocity, signal-to-noise ratio or signal strength, are available for condition... 

President’s new energy plan opens way for Glencore Alloys to target bigger projects 

By: Martin Creamer     8th August 2022 Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard has hailed the new energy plan announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa as opening the way for the company to target bigger power projects. “I must say that the President’s energy presentation is definitely something that is appealing to us,” said Fullard, who... 

Boldly going where no material has gone before!

3rd August 2022 Beyond stainless steel – an online workshop on nickel alloys for industrial applications The Southern African Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) is proud to announce a brand new CPD accredited half-day online workshop Beyond Stainless Steel that will take place on Wednesday 7th... 

Cost-effective electrical termination solutions for the construction industry

27th July 2022 Pratley has 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 comes to safety-critical electrical termination... 

Supplier leveraging industry experience to carve out market segment

By: Simone Liedtke     27th July 2022 Industrial equipment supplier Caslad is leveraging its industry experience and contacts to solidify themselves as a large player within the light industrial and materials handling market segment. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the company has seen a dramatic increase in sales through... 

JV company offering complete thermoplastic piping system solutions

By: Simone Liedtke     26th July 2022 South African joint venture (JV) company African Pipes, Valves & Fittings (APVF) Piping Systems offers a complete thermoplastic piping system for the industrial, gas and mining markets. The JV between fuel supplier Bohlale Energy and investment company African Rainbow Capital (ARC) is a Level 2... 

Iron-ore soars on hopes for China's rebound in Q3

By: Reuters     25th July 2022 Iron-ore futures soared on Monday, extending a rally spurred by hopes of an economic rebound for top steel producer and consumer China in the third quarter, and support for the country's troubled property sector. The most-traded iron ore, for September delivery, on China's Dalian Commodity... 

Optimised sealing performance signed, sealed and delivered with SKF radial shaft seals

19th July 2022 Owing to their innovative design, SKF’s HMS55 and HMSA10 metric rubber outside diameter (OD) radial shaft seals offer optimised sealing performance, extended service life and excellent oil compatibility, making these units the perfect solution for a wide range of industrial applications.   Also... 

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