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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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Union colours Durban plant

Massive organic pigment plant planned

Debajit Shome, Union Colours’ marketing director for Africa, says construction of the R200m greenfield development in Durban will commence in early 2018 and the factory will be operational towards the end of the year. “The plant, which will operate under the CZNA member company, Topwell Chemicals’ banner, will have a production capacity of 3 000 […]

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Anything but ordinary

CSA: You and your brother, Mark, who is now also on the board of LRB, started your careers in the photographic industry. How did the somewhat radical switch from a photo business to Promac paint retail shops come about? Why the interest in coatings? (more…)

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Michael Masalesa SAPITI training and development manager SAPITI

SAPITI appoints new training and development manager

For the last seven years Michael was Skills Development Facilitator and Project Coordinator for the non-profitmaking organisation, Deaf South Africa. He was in responsible for the development of skills, training materials and management, project management, and implementation of skills planning and audits for various Skills Educations Training Authorities (SETAs). He was also employed by the […]

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Rolfes partners with NCS

Rolfes partners with NCS

NCS Colour Centre launched its popular NCS Colourpin II in January 2017. Together with the NCS Colourpin app, this next generation device transforms the creative chaos associated with defining and exploring colour into an organised and simplified process. Pocket-sized and wireless, Colourpin II enables users to collect and identify colour while on the go, and […]

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AkzoNobel powder coatings

AkzoNobel reveals new powder coatings trends and colours

Full of the latest material and design trends, the collection, which is updated every four years, features an extensive range of highly durable and sustainable colours and finishes developed together with trend experts PeclersParis. It is based on several globally-identified trends for 2018-2021: Glam City, Time Out, Treasured Light and Wild Nature. (more…)

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Heubach increases colourant capacity

The new Heubach colourant technology concept covers the complete colour space and allows for the accurate adjustment of the physical parameters. The concept can be enlarged by adding colourants, which will ensure that the future needs and requirements of the market are met. (more…)

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Resin dumping can lead to severe job losses

Deryck Spence, Executive Director of the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA), says there are also reports that Kenyan manufacturers of raw materials for paint production are about to follow suit. SAPMA has informed the Department of Trade and Industries (DTI) that the coatings sector has learnt that free trade agreements with Egypt are being negotiated […]

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Hostatint™ A 100-ST

Clariant completes super transparent pigment preparations

Launched at the European Coatings Show 2017, the new Hostatint A 100-ST range features nine ready-to-use, highly transparent pigment preparations that offer the entire colour circle to solvent-based paint systems. Very fine pigment particles, excellent dispersion and long-term stabilisation are the prerequisites to enhance effects with colour intensity similar to dyes, but with very high […]

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Coatings in South Africa

Coatings for Africa entrusted to major organisers

Coatings for Africa is jointly presented by the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) and the Oil and Colour Chemists Association (OCCA). The major trade exhibition will augment dmg events’ growing the coatings industry portfolio, which already includes six exhibitions held across the Middle East and Asia. (more…)

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