Tag Archives | coatings


Anything but ordinary

CSA: You and your brother, Mark, who is now also on the board of LRB, started your careers in the photographic industry. How did the somewhat radical switch from a photo business to Promac paint retail shops come about? Why the interest in coatings? (more…)

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Excelsior Paints

8 decades of proud independence

For Excelsior Paint, traditions and values began serving the company when Walter Rauner, a German immigrant, opened the business in 1937. Since then, Excelsior has only had three owners and retained the pillars on which in was founded. It’s a rare thing in today’s economic climate to find a business where growth didn’t mean having […]

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Titanium Dioxide shortage

Paint prices set to soar

For the past two years, the price of Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) has increased steadily. A number of factors contributed to the current market situation however, one must be aware that the world’s Titanium Dioxide resources are running dry. (more…)

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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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Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO ArkKonsult

New board calls for safeguard of skills funds

The newly-established Professional Board for the Master Built Environment (PBMBE) intends playing a major role in boosting the skills level and professional status of 41 industries that have pledged allegiance to the PBMBE’s goals, says Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO of ArkKonsult, the consultancy spearheading the PBMBE’s proposed operations in collaboration with Master Builders Association (MBA) […]

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Paint alchemie coatings consultancy

Beyond conventional

Against a backdrop of widespread transformation in the South African coatings industry and the establishment of a hierarchy of coating manufacturers, Paint Alchemie was forged. (more…)

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Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) accreditation

QCTO accreditation for SAPMA Assessment centre

SAPMA has been advised that its Assessment Centre has been accredited to conduct assessments of students studying for Occupational Certificate: Chemist, Surface Coatings Technologist. (more…)

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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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Cedar Paint gets innovative

Over the past two years, Cedar Paint was actively involved in research and development and introduced new innovative products to the market. A series of innovative, practical products were designed and a series of direct to market products launches were planned for the Retail market. Most recently, the Cedar 3-in-1 Coat was released into the […]

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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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