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SAPMA & Corrosion Institute join forces

SAPMA & Corrosion Institute join forces

The MoU was signed recently by Deryck Spence, executive director of SAPMA, and Hendrick Rasebopye, executive director of CorrISA. Spence says CorrISA will now incorporate its own training into SAPMA’s SETA-accredited paint application courses so that CorrISA, which does not hold government accreditation for its training, can offer its members the opportunity to recover funds […]

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Savannah coating products

True to purpose, curious by nature

Its core philosophies set it apart from other ingredient suppliers. Savannah has retained its start-up philosophies by staying true to its purpose. “We are curious by nature, which keeps us learning and improving to remain relevant, we have can-do attitudes, which relates to our positivity and enthusiasm, making us responsive and effective, and finally we […]

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Recyclable packaging

Turtle trucks!

A critical barrier to recycling in South Africa is the dire absence of essential waste collection services. For recycling to be most effective, separation of waste at source needs to improve. The problem, however, is that all too often waste does not even reach landfill, never mind recycling sorting centres, as it lies around as […]

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Non-compliance in the coatings sector

Non-compliance in the coatings sector could mean jail

At the recently concluded SAPMA AGM, Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO of ArkKonsult, explained what has been happening at the National BargainingCouncil for the Chemical Industry between organised business and organised labour (trade unions) and the severe impact these discussions will have for all businesses in the coatings sector. At this moment, the agreements and discussions […]

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Will small business grow into big business?

Will small business grow into big business?

With the shock decline in gross domestic product of 3.2% in the first quarter from a 1.4% expansion in the prior three months, can government live up to its post-election hype and deliver on its promises? This contraction, the highest in a decade, puts South Africa at risk of slipping into a second recession in […]

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Ingco tools partner with race driver

Ingco partner with SuperHatch race driver

The more power you have the more weight you run. That’s the simple SuperHatch formula. Only cars that run on road suspension are eligible to race. Racing is done in a standard hatchback car. Here the main rule is the power to weight ratio of the vehicle. Garland races in the 87kW per ton class […]

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Pritt 50th birthday

Pritt party celebrates young kids

In 1969, Henkel invented the world’s first glue stick after studying  the convenience of the twist-up lipstick applicator, and launched the Pritt brand. Since then, Pritt has become a household name around the world. In South Africa, it is a trusted partner by teachers and children throughout the country. Henkel South Africa celebrated the 50th […]

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Powafix Multi Filla

New name, same exceptional service

The fast pace of change has never been more relevant than in our current market with consumer needs shifting at a rapid pace. We are all only too aware that time is never ours and often seems to feel that we just never have enough of it. There will always be a place for products […]

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Plascon Micatex

Plascon Micatex launches exterior colours

First impressions last and choosing the right colour for a building’s exterior can be a daunting task for even the most seasoned professionals. “Timelessly elegant and backed by Micatex’s unrivalled protection against all weather conditions, our seven new colours are all contemporary neutrals which will suit any building exterior ensuring peace of mind that you’ve […]

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Pritt turns 50

Pritt celebrates 50th anniversary

In 1969 Henkel revolutionised the market for consumer adhesives with a new category, the launch of the first-ever glue stick called Pritt. Since then, no paper adhesive in the world has been more successful. The company has sold billions of glue sticks and has continuously expanded its product range under the iconic brand. In 2019 […]

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The Global Trade Show

The Global Trade Show in one place at one time

Taking place in Johannesburg this July GTS offers a unique, unrivalled and excellent opportunity for local entrepreneurs and business people to access local, African and international markets. There are thousands of product opportunities to explore – from hundreds of exhibitors from around the world. And you can access them all in one place – at […]

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Sikafloor-200

New reliable underlayments make a difference

Sikafloor Level cementitious product range meets or exceeds all the latest standards and requirements for both new work and refurbishments. They provide customers with peace of mind by providing a high quality and reliable underlayment for most hard and soft surface floor coverings. Sikafloor-200 Level is a very low emission, cement based and self-levelling compound. […]

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Excelsior Paints upgrades its factory

Excelsior goes above and beyond

Excelsior Paints has invested wholeheartedly in its facilities to make sure it is health and safety compliant – so that its workers are safe and sound.   Established in Johannesburg in 1937, Excelsior Paints is the oldest independently owned paint factory in Gauteng and don’s a legacy spanning more than 80 years. To be in […]

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Ryobi sponsor Kristen Landman

Ryobi jumps on board for Dakar

Ryobi is the sole sponsor of the most exciting news in women’s sport in Africa this year, looking after Kristen Landman, South Africa’s top female enduro rider who is taking on the ultimate motorsport endurance challenge – The Dakar Rally.  Growing up as a tomboy and always wanting to keep up with the boys, extreme […]

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Rutherford acquires Boltworld

Rutherford FTS acquires Boltworld

FTS Boltworld is now supplying an increased range of quality products to the retail market after a recent merger between the two companies. (more…)

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