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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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Training support remains low

Mandy Linossi, SAPMA Administrator, told the meeting that the Technical Qualification training intake numbers had shown an alarming drop last year and that the enrolment for 2016 was even worse. She added that the lack of interest in training within the industry was eroding the financial resources of SAPMA’s training arm, the SA Paint Industry […]

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OCCA Cape Section

OCCA Cape Section meeting

The OCCA Cape Section meeting was held at the Mowbray Golf Club in Cape Town. The event was sponsored by IMCD. (more…)

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Marco Correia, Divisional Manager at CJP Chemicals(1)

Driving innovation and excellence

In November last year, CJP Chemicals successfully concluded a transaction with Khulasande Capital, which saw the black-owned and controlled investment holding company acquire a 10% shareholding in the South African chemicals supply company. (more…)

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Crest Chemicals company employees

Better together

Crest Chemicals is part of a joint venture between Brenntag and AECI. The AECI and Brenntag partnership brings with it extensive knowledge and relationships of customers and suppliers both locally and globally. For customers this is important as its worlds of applications through Crest Chemicals can meet the best technologies its partners can offer. This […]

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Middle East Coatings Show 2016

Proliferation of principals at Middle East Coatings show

The proliferation of principals as opposed to agents who attended the Middle East Coatings Show this year was extremely impressive. The three-day Middle East Coatings Show is organised by DMG Events and this year attracted 540 exhibitors and over 5 000 visitors from 82 countries. Spence, who attended the show with Danny Grady, Vice-President of […]

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Mixing it up

F and D Technologies is an exclusive agent of Santint equipment who supplies the South African market with high-quality tinting and paint manufacturing equipment.   Based in Gauteng, F and D Technologies are able to distribute equipment to all parts of South Africa. The tinting equipment and paint manufacturing equipment (high speed dispersers, milling machines) […]

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Painting the future

Paint and other protective coatings have been around for hundreds of years and their use is twofold – decorative and protective. However, some of these coatings unbeknown to the user, are dangerous not just for the environment, but for all living things including humans. Some conventional paints and many related products, contain harmful chemicals, such […]

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