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Coatings manufacturing trends 2019

Key manufacturing trends for 2019

About Kansai Plascon Kansai Plascon is the largest coating supplier in southern Africa operating in the market for over 128 years and supplies decorative, professional, industrial and automotive products. The company’s ethos, to design products through constant innovation and ground-breaking technologies, is what drives Kansai Plascon’s growth and has cemented the business as a leading […]

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SAPMA Administrator Mandy Linossi

Mrs SAPMA to depart after two decades

Q: When and how did your career at SAPMA start? A: I started working for SAPMA in January 1999. The administration office had moved from Durban to Johannesburg and I took over from John Bryce of the Chamber of Commerce in Durban, who had performed the secretarial duties for SAPMA. At my first official meeting […]

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Why you should belong to SAPMA

Why you should belong to SAPMA – dealing with officialdom

We experience it here at SAPMA every year when we try to renew memberships: “There is no benefit to me being a member” or “It’s a club for the big guys” are typical responses not to pay subs. (more…)

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Polyoak Clean-up 2018

Going green!

“You can’t just say you want to help shape the future. You have to roll up your sleeves and get involved to really make a difference,” explains Jeremy Mackintosh, Polyoak Group managing director. This year has been another productive year for Polyoak regarding its sustainability agenda. (more…)

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Dulux empowering SA’s youth

Dulux empowering SA’s youth

The Dulux ‘Let’s Colour’ programme and Professional Painter Training helps upskill young people through the SOS Children’s Villages Ennerdale and South African Paint Manufacturers Association (SAPMA) training centre every year across South Africa. (more…)

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Colour trends 2019

Colour trends 2019

Prominent Paints At Prominent Paints we view colour as a creative ecosystem, one that revolves around the company’s customers. It’s fluid and collaborative and key trend drivers influence the new colours coming through. Trends are like a pendulum in that they have a force behind their beginning. They move at a steady speed and eventually […]

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SAPMA: Paint industry under threat

Grave threat to paint industry

This was a serious message from SAPMA’s Deryck Spence. He says paint producers are unnecessarily spending huge sums of money in compensation for paint failures, mainly caused by applicators without the proper training, using paint their suppliers should not have sold to them in the first place. (more…)

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SAPMA turns 80

SAPMA celebrates 80 years!

From its early development in Durban, where most paint manufacturers were located during SAPMA’s early years, the association has grown exponentially in terms of membership along with its role in promoting the interests of members and the industry in general. (more…)

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Duram evolves with a new logo

Duram recently launched its new logo to the market. DIY & Industrial Trade News spoke to Francois Swart, Duram Sales Director about it. (more…)

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Imagine Chemistry 2018

Imagine Chemistry 2018 finalists announced!

Imagine Chemistry was launched to help solve real-life chemistry-related challenges and uncover sustainable business opportunities. The 2018 edition generated no less than 150 innovative ideas from start-ups, scale-ups, scientists and others. (more…)

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SAPMA’s new executive committee, elected at the Association’s recent 80th annual meeting, posed for a team photo. Pictured (from left) front row: Sanjeev Bhatt, vice-chairperson (Synthetic Polymers); Aggie Argyrou, chairperson (Warrior Paints); Terry Ashmore, outgoing chairperson (Honorary Member); and Shaun Benn, vice-chairperson (Dulux).
Middle row: Danny Grady (OCCA), Jag Kayan (Ferro Coatings Resins), Salvan Govender (Medal Paints), Bobby Bhugwandin (Kansai Plascon), Madeleine du Toit (Prominent Paints), Lynn de Beer (Nampak Food Division), and Nadine Pretorius-Makan (Kansai Plascon).
Back row: Tertia Kahts (Acti-Chem), Simon Stekoven (Duram Paints), Patrick Johnson (Stoncor), and Debajit Shome (Union Colours).
Exco members absent at the AGM: Johan Joubert (Promac Paints), Willem van Heerden (Beckers Industrial Coatings), Philip Green (Mirmac), and Paul Hadjiapostolou (Rhine Ruhr).

Highlights from SAPMA’s AGM

Member apathy towards industry stats ‘appalling’ Don’t expect SAPMA to provide important market indicators for your company’s future planning if you don’t supply meaningful statistics for SAPMA to analyse, Deryck Spence, executive director of SAPMA, warned members. Both Spence and his UK counterpart, Tom Bowtell, chief executive of the British Coatings Federation (BCF), spelt out […]

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Heubach production facility

Heubach commissions new production facility

This state-of-the-art plant is increasing the group’s global production capacity by approximately 4 000 tons. “The implementation of the new production plant in the USA will strengthen Heubach’s market position in the area of anti-corrosive pigments over the long term and is part of a comprehensive growth plan. Initially, Heucophas ZPA, Heucophos ZPO and Heucophos […]

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Coatings for Africa 2018

Coatings for Africa 2018

This year’s event set new standards with over 1 300 visitors, more than 100 exhibitors, 35 countries and 32 speakers. During our visit to the event the overall feedback from exhibitors were mostly positive. (more…)

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SAPMA online training

SAPMA offers online training to retail paint staff

Deryck Spence, executive director of SAPMA, says research has shown that the sales volumes of retail outlets are directly proportional to the technical and application expertise among its sales personnel and their ability to offer professional advice to DIY consumers as well as smaller paint contractors. (more…)

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Rolfes Trust Chem distributor

Rolfes partners with Trust Chem

For years, Rolfes has actively sought to add quality products to its pigments range as a means of creating a fuller, more diverse offering for its customers. Recognised as the largest independent producer of organic pigments in Asia, Trust Chem is not only committed to innovation and service, but also sustainability. This collaboration is set […]

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