Paint training for technical sales staff

Training for technical sales staff welcomed

Tara says the two-day training course aims to make sales personnel of member producers more conversant with paint technology when dealing with existing or potential customers. “Although SAPMA offers technical training for the coatings sector only a small percentage of students who qualify actually become paint chemists. Many are employed in other capacities, particularly in […]

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DIY Sept 2019

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Aerosol spray paint with lead dumped in SA

Aerosol spray paint with questionable lead levels dumped in SA

Deryck Spence, executive director of SAPMA, has told the two government departments that SAPMA member, Sprayon Paint, as well as the Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (AMA), has alerted SAPMA to the fact that the local retail market is being flooded by cheap paint aerosol cans being sold at low prices detrimental to local manufacturers. “Not only […]

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Dealing with a price increase

Preparing your staff for a price increase

If you are planning a price increase, like many small business owners, you will have been agonising over this for months and have probably delayed the price increase far longer than you should have. It has been a tough year for you and don’t be surprised if your staff are anxious about the customer reaction. […]

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Permoseal celebrates 70th anniversary

Permoseal celebrates 70 years of success

Founded in 1949 and possibly best known for household names such as Alcolin Cold Glue, Permobond, Silicone Sealant and Contact Adhesive, Permoseal has an excellent reputation as a leading manufacturer and supplier of adhesives, sealants and DIY products. The first company to launch Cold Glue to the South African market in 1954, Permoseal began to […]

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China Homelife

Sourcing fair returns

Proudly in its fifth year, the well-known China Homelife and China Machinex will take place from 23 to 25 September at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (Nasrec). With over 50 000 products on display representing nine different industry sectors, it is the ideal sourcing platform to meet, connect and do business with 100% verified Chinese manufacturers and suppliers, […]

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Agrinet Driving Solutions

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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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