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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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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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SAPMA SAPITI Training Centre in Bedfordview

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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