The Concrete Institute

Cement producers apply for protection against imports

TCI has lodged the application on behalf of AfriSam, Dangote Cement SA, Lafarge Industries South Africa, Natal Portland Cement Company, and PPC. Bryan Perrie, TCI managing director, says imported cement is undercutting the industry by at least 45%. When this is combined with unprecedented low levels of demand due to slowed economic growth, the industry is facing […]

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First Cut electrodes

First Cut extends its range

Recently First Cut, South Africa’s foremost distributor and manufacturer of cutting consumables and importer of leading-edge capital equipment for steel processing concluded an agreement with leading German company Messer Cutting Systems, to take over the existing South African agency. Messer Cutting Systems has had a long history in South Africa, and much of its capital […]

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Agrinet warehouse

Agrinet opens its Bellville warehouse

Agrinet is a wholesaler and distributor of a wide selection of industrial ranges, hardware products, general merchandise and irrigation ranges to retail and trade markets in Africa. Its focus is the optimisation of the value chain from manufacturer to the retail outlet. Suppliers, both local and from abroad, retail clients, bankers, auditors and significant others […]

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Den Braven Workshop

Doing it right

As always, the Den Braven workshop is an event to look forward to. It teaches participants what exactly each product is, and its practical application and attendees get a chance to try it out – an informative affair indeed. This one was no different. The event was a practical workshop, highlighting some of the Den […]

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Pico – smallest paint matching device

The Pico device performs at the same level of accuracy as existing colour matching devices. Thanks to Palette’s latest generation technology, the device is a magnitude smaller, more robust and affordable. Key features Accuracy: It has been verified by third-parties* to be among the most accurate colour matching tools available. Matching accuracy on collections of […]

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DIY Sept 2019

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Aerosol spray paint with lead dumped in SA

Aerosol spray paint with questionable lead levels dumped in SA

Deryck Spence, executive director of SAPMA, has told the two government departments that SAPMA member, Sprayon Paint, as well as the Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (AMA), has alerted SAPMA to the fact that the local retail market is being flooded by cheap paint aerosol cans being sold at low prices detrimental to local manufacturers. “Not only […]

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Dealing with a price increase

Preparing your staff for a price increase

If you are planning a price increase, like many small business owners, you will have been agonising over this for months and have probably delayed the price increase far longer than you should have. It has been a tough year for you and don’t be surprised if your staff are anxious about the customer reaction. […]

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Permoseal celebrates 70th anniversary

Permoseal celebrates 70 years of success

Founded in 1949 and possibly best known for household names such as Alcolin Cold Glue, Permobond, Silicone Sealant and Contact Adhesive, Permoseal has an excellent reputation as a leading manufacturer and supplier of adhesives, sealants and DIY products. The first company to launch Cold Glue to the South African market in 1954, Permoseal began to […]

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China Homelife

Sourcing fair returns

Proudly in its fifth year, the well-known China Homelife and China Machinex will take place from 23 to 25 September at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (Nasrec). With over 50 000 products on display representing nine different industry sectors, it is the ideal sourcing platform to meet, connect and do business with 100% verified Chinese manufacturers and suppliers, […]

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