New paint retailer to come

DIY and Industrial Trade News asked Gert Senekal, Group Operations Executive for the Essential Hardware Group a few questions around its plans with the new paint retail store. (more…)

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Social Media Networks

Communication is a two-way street

As Paul Gillin stated, “Transparency may be
the most disruptive and far-reaching innovation to come out of social media.” Social media has forever changed the way people communicate with each other, media and brands. The marketing and customer service potential is huge, but as with any medium it is of utmost importance to have a strong […]

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Woodworking clamp

Arm your sales team with the knowledge they need

Question: I need a reliable quick clamp for woodworking that can provide the necessary pressure and last a lifetime. (more…)

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Heubach increases colourant capacity

The new Heubach colourant technology concept covers the complete colour space and allows for the accurate adjustment of the physical parameters. The concept can be enlarged by adding colourants, which will ensure that the future needs and requirements of the market are met. (more…)

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Coatings in South Africa

Coatings for Africa entrusted to major organisers

Coatings for Africa is jointly presented by the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) and the Oil and Colour Chemists Association (OCCA). The major trade exhibition will augment dmg events’ growing the coatings industry portfolio, which already includes six exhibitions held across the Middle East and Asia. (more…)

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Resin dumping can lead to severe job losses

Deryck Spence, Executive Director of the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA), says there are also reports that Kenyan manufacturers of raw materials for paint production are about to follow suit. SAPMA has informed the Department of Trade and Industries (DTI) that the coatings sector has learnt that free trade agreements with Egypt are being negotiated […]

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Hostatint™ A 100-ST

Clariant completes super transparent pigment preparations

Launched at European Coatings Show 2017, the new Hostatint A 100-ST range features nine ready-to-use, highly transparent pigment preparations that offer the entire colour circle to solvent-based paint systems. Very fine pigment particles, excellent dispersion and long-term stabilisation are the prerequisites to enhance effects with colour intensity similar to dyes, but with very high light […]

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Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association

Beware of what you buy. The hidden dangers of inferior quality pipes

According to the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA), thinking that all thermoplastic pipes are the same could potentially be a costly mistake that can eventually cost property owners, contractors and merchants dearly. (more…)

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BuildersBox, a double-story specialised paint store

Making communities better

BuildersBox, a small paint store in a shipping container, is more than just a paint centre. This business hub also provides business services to local entrepreneurs. A collaborative venture between Prominent Paints, its BEE partner, Africa’s Got-Game, and PPC Cement, the project is the first of its kind in South Africa and will also contribute […]

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Protect your cash

Cash Connect is one of the leaders in the automated cash management solutions for the retail sector and apart from sharing its experience in the field also showed off some of its products. (more…)

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