Dekra Industrial – Encouraging women in safety to ‘dream it and achieve it’

Dekra Industrial, a leading provider of non-destructive testing (NDT), inspections, advanced NDT technologies, aims to be the global partner for a safe world with the support of a dedicated team of people striving to ensure long-term safety, quality, and environmental protection.   Testament to this ethos is Dekra Industrial RSA’s encouraging approach to gender equality and respect, which is also reflected in its like-minded client base within the South African industrial sector.   Dekra Industrial RSA’s culture – combined with a positive working environment, and encouraging support from clients –…

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| This SA factory recycles plastic waste into 800,000 black bags every day

Tuffy’s manufacturing plant produces 800,000 refuse bags a day out of 100% recycled material. Employing 300 locals and hundreds more as part of the circular economy, the factory operates 24-hours a day, five days a week. In line with extended producer responsibility schemes and the South African Plastics Pact, attention has turned to creating effective collection programmes. For more articles, go to www.BusinessInsider.co.za. Working at 24-hours a day, five days a week, Tuffy’s Stikland factory on the outskirts of Cape Town manages to recycle more than 300 tons of plastic waste…

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The future of retail is here – and it’s more cost-effective, sustainable and proudly South Africa

  A recent Deloitte report from April 2019, entitled ‘Consumer Sentiment in Retail’ found that consumers are becoming increasingly environmentally aware. The study revealed that 78% more consumers engaged in conversations about the environment on social media in H1 2019 compared to H1 2018. One of the results of this increase is a rise in criticism of retailers’ implementation of environmentally sustainable solutions. The study showed that, while 16% of consumers praised retailers for their environmentally responsible actions in H1 2018, a year later 48% of consumers were criticising retailers…

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Surge in plastics production defies environmental backlash

Cheap shale gas has fed an investment boom in products that often end up as waste. Has the petrochemicals industry miscalculated? Along the banks of the Ohio River in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, giant cranes whir overhead as thousands of construction workers toil away at what will be one of the largest plastic factories in the world. Once complete, the citadel of smokestacks and pipeworks will churn out 1.6m tonnes a year of pellets for manufacturers in a wide range of industries. They will then make things such as shrink wrap, shampoo bottles and…

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Socially conscious’ manufacturer lands major contract with the Shoprite Group

DURBAN – Plastic manufacturing and recycling company, Verigreen, has been awarded a multimillion-rand contract to supply 25 different products under the Shoprite Group’s Ritebrand and Housebrand labels Owned by husband and wife team Mike and Thina Maziya and established in 2001, Verigreen has been manufacturing a range of drawstring refuse bags since 2012 and has expanded its range to include cooking, baking, freezing and food protection products. “We pride ourselves on being environmentally responsible and socially conscious, a brand which is doing well while doing good. The Housebrand and Ritebrand business…

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Hytec supplies turnkey 400-ton thermoplastic press for aerospace industry

The Hytec-supplied 400-ton thermoplastic press, which is used in deep-moulding composite materials for components in the aerospace industry.

Hytec Cape Town designed and constructed a 400 Ton Thermoplastic Press for composite materials supplier AAT Composites, a Recaro Group subsidiary based in Somerset West. The press is capable of deep-moulding composite materials up to 1 m2, used in the manufacturing of components such as seat pans and interior panels in the aerospace industry. Awarded over considerable competition from international manufacturers, Hytec, with the assistance of a local mechanical engineering company and an electrical company, was able to supply a complete, integrated press machine, a turnkey solution from a single…

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Polyco Brings International Expert to South Africa to Share Solutions on Marine Pollution

Considering the millions of tonnes of plastic and other discarded material that go from the land into the sea every year, it’s no wonder that there is no place in the ocean that is free of it. We need to respect the oceans and take care of them as if our lives depended on it, because they do.   This is according to world-renowned oceanographer and explorer, Dr Sylvia Earle who was brought to South Africa by Polyco to deliver the keynote address at the recently held inaugural African Marine…

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DPI FlowCalc app is now available for free download

Leading PVC and HDPE water reticulation and drainage pipe and fitting system manufacturer DPI Plastics has announced that its smartphone ‘DPI FlowCalc’ app is now available for free download from the Google Play and Apple App stores. This represents a first for the South African industry, DPI Plastics Technical and Product Manager Renier Snyman highlights. The app includes a calculator that can be used to determine friction loss, flow resistance, pipe size, and water delivery for pipelines under pressure. “Results can be emailed directly to the end user via their…

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