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SAPMA Golf day

Practice your swing

SAPMA’S annual day of fun in the sun is somewhat earlier this year. The Golf Day will be on Wednesday 03 May. In a break with tradition, the AGM will be held after the Golf Day this year – so please diarise May 04 at 2.30pm for that important meeting. (more…)

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Hamilton products

Leading from the front

“It’s been three years since we have had the good fortune of obtaining a great brand such as Hamilton’s brush who is known for its quality products. Add to this is rich heritage that stretches back to 1811 when Charles Hamilton started the business in London, says Juan Engelbrecht, Hamilton’s Brush Managing Director. (more…)

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Coating show

Coating show entrusted to new organisers

Coatings for Africa, the longest-running coatings event in 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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Paint retail store

A new paint retail brand to hit the local market

When reviewing the retail sector, it is evident that most retail brands and general dealer hardware stores, including Essential Hardware sees trade paint products as just another commodity, with very little attention paid to specialisation. (more…)

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Deryck Spence SAPMA1

Protect the coatings sector

This is the view of Deryck Spence, Executive Director of the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA). Spence says for the past two decades or so the annual volume of paint imported to South Africa on average amounted to 20-million litres per year. “But last year paint valued at no less than a staggering R1.2 billion […]

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Deryck Spence, Executive Director of SAPMA

Looking back at 2016

It took 10 long years to achieve accreditation, but now at last all training programmes promoted and offered by SAPMA are fully accredited by either CHIETA or the QCTO. (more…)

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How to paint a roof

Know how to paint a roof

Toni Stella, National Training Manager of the SAPMA, says the first step in painting a corrugated/IBR iron roof (or any roof for that matter) should be to thoroughly clean the roof. This could be done with a broom and hose, but for best results he advocates the use of a high-pressure water blaster, which provides […]

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Deryck Spence, Officers and Gentlemen

Book dream comes true for Sapma Executive Director

Deryck’s Officers and Gentlemen? has been published by the UK publishing house, Austin Macauley. The published novel will reach a vast global market via the Amazon sales distribution network. (more…)

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Lead in pain and SA government apathy

WHO advised of government’s apathy about lead in paint

The WHO recently approached Deryck Spence, Executive Director of SAPMA, for input on any special plans SAPMA had to celebrate the WHO’s globally-declared Lead Poisoning Prevention Week which took place from October 23 to 29, which placed particular emphasis on eliminating leaded paint. (more…)

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Curechem supplies paint industrial chemicals

The chemical people

Founded in 1998, the Curechem group has experienced exponential growth over the past decade and has become one of the leaders in the supply of commodity chemicals especially to the industrial and mining sectors in southern Africa. (more…)

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Contan is now pleased to offer one and five litre PolyCans for solvent based paint

Contan launches PolyCans

After extensive development and testing, Contan is now pleased to offer one and five litre PolyCans for solvent based paint. This specialist range provides sufficient barrier protection to prevent permeation and panelling. It is a first in the industry and finally allows solvent based paints to also be packed in plastic containers. (more…)

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Chromaflo Technologies

American Securities to acquire Chromaflo Technologies

The transaction is expected to close during November 2016 and is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. (more…)

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Ferro acquires Revertex

Ferro makes major acquisition

Ferro’s acquisition of Revertex South Africa, which in turn holds 100% of the shares in Synthomer South Africa and 50% of the shares in Arkem has been given the green light by the Competition Tribunal. (more…)

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Paint alchemie coatings consultancy

Beyond conventional

Against a backdrop of widespread transformation in the South African coatings industry and the establishment of a hierarchy of coating manufacturers, Paint Alchemie was forged. (more…)

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FLP Explosion protected forklift trucks

A safe move with FLP

Flameproof Forklift Rentals (FLP) was established in 1998 to supply (flameproof) explosion protected (Ex) forklift trucks to the South African market. FLP bridges the gap where companies want to be Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSACT) compliant and implement Ex forklift trucks, but do not want the capital investment – or do not have the […]

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