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SAPMA: Paint industry under threat

Grave threat to paint industry

This was a serious message from SAPMA’s Deryck Spence. He says paint producers are unnecessarily spending huge sums of money in compensation for paint failures, mainly caused by applicators without the proper training, using paint their suppliers should not have sold to them in the first place. (more…)

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SAPMA turns 80

SAPMA celebrates 80 years!

From its early development in Durban, where most paint manufacturers were located during SAPMA’s early years, the association has grown exponentially in terms of membership along with its role in promoting the interests of members and the industry in general. (more…)

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SAPMA’s new executive committee, elected at the Association’s recent 80th annual meeting, posed for a team photo. Pictured (from left) front row: Sanjeev Bhatt, vice-chairperson (Synthetic Polymers); Aggie Argyrou, chairperson (Warrior Paints); Terry Ashmore, outgoing chairperson (Honorary Member); and Shaun Benn, vice-chairperson (Dulux).
Middle row: Danny Grady (OCCA), Jag Kayan (Ferro Coatings Resins), Salvan Govender (Medal Paints), Bobby Bhugwandin (Kansai Plascon), Madeleine du Toit (Prominent Paints), Lynn de Beer (Nampak Food Division), and Nadine Pretorius-Makan (Kansai Plascon).
Back row: Tertia Kahts (Acti-Chem), Simon Stekoven (Duram Paints), Patrick Johnson (Stoncor), and Debajit Shome (Union Colours).
Exco members absent at the AGM: Johan Joubert (Promac Paints), Willem van Heerden (Beckers Industrial Coatings), Philip Green (Mirmac), and Paul Hadjiapostolou (Rhine Ruhr).

Highlights from SAPMA’s AGM

Member apathy towards industry stats ‘appalling’ Don’t expect SAPMA to provide important market indicators for your company’s future planning if you don’t supply meaningful statistics for SAPMA to analyse, Deryck Spence, executive director of SAPMA, warned members. Both Spence and his UK counterpart, Tom Bowtell, chief executive of the British Coatings Federation (BCF), spelt out […]

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SAPMA online training

SAPMA offers online training to retail paint staff

Deryck Spence, executive director of SAPMA, says research has shown that the sales volumes of retail outlets are directly proportional to the technical and application expertise among its sales personnel and their ability to offer professional advice to DIY consumers as well as smaller paint contractors. (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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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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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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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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Technical committee chair elected

Dr Siphilisiwe Nhlovu has been elected as Chairperson of the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) Technical Committee. Dr Ndlovu graduated with a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Cape Town in 1999 and continued to study there towards an MSc in Material Science, which she obtained in 2002. (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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