Alcolin Win a bakkie

Bakkie winner announced

The Alcolin Win a Bakkie competition ran from 01 September to 30 November 2016. All customers had to do was buy any Alcolin product and fill in the till slip number on the Alcolin website, or send an sms to the competition line. (more…)

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Deryck Spence SAPMA1

Protect the coatings sector

This is the view of Deryck Spence, Executive Director of the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA). Spence says for the past two decades or so the annual volume of paint imported to South Africa on average amounted to 20-million litres per year. “But last year paint valued at no less than a staggering R1.2 billion […]

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Deryck Spence, Executive Director of SAPMA

Looking back at 2016

It took 10 long years to achieve accreditation, but now at last all training programmes promoted and offered by SAPMA are fully accredited by either CHIETA or the QCTO. (more…)

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How to paint a roof

Know how to paint a roof

Toni Stella, National Training Manager of the SAPMA, says the first step in painting a corrugated/IBR iron roof (or any roof for that matter) should be to thoroughly clean the roof. This could be done with a broom and hose, but for best results he advocates the use of a high-pressure water blaster, which provides […]

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Deryck Spence, Officers and Gentlemen

Book dream comes true for Sapma Executive Director

Deryck’s Officers and Gentlemen? has been published by the UK publishing house, Austin Macauley. The published novel will reach a vast global market via the Amazon sales distribution network. (more…)

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Lead in pain and SA government apathy

WHO advised of government’s apathy about lead in paint

The WHO recently approached Deryck Spence, Executive Director of SAPMA, for input on any special plans SAPMA had to celebrate the WHO’s globally-declared Lead Poisoning Prevention Week which took place from October 23 to 29, which placed particular emphasis on eliminating leaded paint. (more…)

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Curechem supplies paint industrial chemicals

The chemical people

Founded in 1998, the Curechem group has experienced exponential growth over the past decade and has become one of the leaders in the supply of commodity chemicals especially to the industrial and mining sectors in southern Africa. (more…)

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Contan is now pleased to offer one and five litre PolyCans for solvent based paint

Contan launches PolyCans

After extensive development and testing, Contan is now pleased to offer one and five litre PolyCans for solvent based paint. This specialist range provides sufficient barrier protection to prevent permeation and panelling. It is a first in the industry and finally allows solvent based paints to also be packed in plastic containers. (more…)

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Chromaflo Technologies

American Securities to acquire Chromaflo Technologies

The transaction is expected to close during November 2016 and is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. (more…)

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School of Concrete Technology offers e-learning courses

SCT to offer e-learning

John Roxburgh, lecturer at the School of Concrete Technology (SCT), says the high level SCT41 (General Principles of Concrete Technology) and SCT42 (Practical Applications) courses are specifically designed to prepare a candidate to sit for the Concrete Technology and Construction Stage 2 and Stage 3 examinations set by the Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT) in […]

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