Archive | Coatings RSS feed for this section

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…)

Read full story · Comments are closed
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 […]

Read full story · Comments are closed
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…)

Read full story · Comments are closed
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…)

Read full story · Comments are closed
Duram1

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…)

Read full story · Comments are closed
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…)

Read full story · Comments are closed
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 […]

Read full story · Comments are closed
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 […]

Read full story · Comments are closed
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…)

Read full story · Comments are closed
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…)

Read full story · Comments { 0 }
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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }
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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }
Legendary-Retail-Brands-COO-Alan-Reeves1

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…)

Read full story · Comments { 0 }
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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }
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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }