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BCF throws its weight behind Two Sides cause

At a recent board meeting, the British Coatings Federation (BCF) agreed to make a significant financial contribution to the Two Sides campaign in 2016. Commenting on this decision the BCF Chief Executive, Tom Bowtell said, “I’m delighted that the BCF board supported the proposal from the BCF Printing Ink Council to make a significant financial […]

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Matching colours

African Colour Systems a provider of instrumental colour matching equipment, founded in 1975, is the brainchild of Bill Gosling. African Colour Systems’ core business ranges from simple pantone guides to lighting cabinets and spectrophotometers for the measurement of coloured objects in quality controlled environments. It is also valuable in the formulation and correction of colour […]

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SAPITI Administrative Assistant Tara Benn

New appointment at SAPITI

Tara Benn has been appointed Administrative Assistant: Technical Programmes for the SA Paint Industry Training Institute (SAPITI). (more…)

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CHIETA allocates funding to new SAPITI Training Institute

The dire need for skills upliftment in the South African coatings industry has been given a major boost by the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA). They have allocated funding for all the high-tech equipment and accessories required to run the new SA Paint Industry Training Institute (SAPITI) Training Centre to be built in […]

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Ban methanol from lacquer thinners, SAPMA has urged the Department of Health – before a child dies from drinking it by accident.

Sapma urges action against toxic lacquer thinners

The South African Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) has again urged the government to ban the use of methanol in the manufacture of hazardous lacquer thinners, which is freely available to the general public. (more…)

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Any tint you’d like

Tinting is the mixture of tint bases and colourants or pastes, however, achieving that colour is a process of stringent controls. We speak to the expert tinting companies behind this technology. (more…)

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Wade Bold, Excelsior Paints – Quality Control Manager

Building a greener future

Increasing demand gives Excelsior Paints the means to invest in a greener future. Last year Excelsior Paints added a 3 000²m warehouse to the existing 7000²m taken last year as part of their expansion and modernisation of the manufacturing facilities plan. (more…)

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