ElectroMechanica’s safety light curtain installation boosts productivity

A safety light curtain installation for a Cape Town-based non-metallic mineral product manufacturer resulted in operator efficiency improvement of almost 20%. The manufacturer, IWT Abrasives, approached ElectroMechanica (EM) in 2019 for a system that would improve safety around its hydraulic press, and simultaneously enhance press productivity. This installation has continued to prove itself, two years later.   IWT specialises in the weaving and impregnation of glass fibre rovings used in the reinforcement of cutting and grinding wheels. Its hydraulic press shapes flexible material into the form of grinding disks. To…

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S.Africa’s glass packagers face $100 million hit from alcohol ban – Consol

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s glass packaging industry could lose a further 1.5 billion rand ($98 million) in sales if the latest ban on alcohol sales continues for long, the CEO of glass bottle maker Consol said on Monday. Bottles of beer move along a production line at the South African Brewery in Alrode, file. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko South Africa has recently banned alcohol sales for the third time as part of efforts to free up space for COVID-19 patients in hospitals burdened with alcohol-related injuries. The first two bans together…

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National Glass Distribution is a leader in glass and aluminium manufacturing in SA

“Unbreakable transparency is the secret ingredient that gets you to 25 years,” says Belinda Louw, National Glass MD. “Cold, hard facts and the truth are the keys to great customer service. We don’t always walk on water, but if there is a problem we will fix it. At the end of the day, it’s our family name and reputation at stake.” National Glass is the only privately owned glass and aluminium wholesaler and manufacturer with a national footprint, supplying the wholesale trade from Polokwane to Vredendal, while exporting to many…

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Guardian Glass and Eastman Partner on the Ultimate Color Neutral Laminated Glass

    Guardian Glass and Eastman Partner on the Ultimate Color Neutral Laminated Glass   KINGSPORT, Tenn., October 15, 2020 – Continuing demand for superior low-iron glass products in both the premium commercial and residential markets is being met with an innovative collaboration between Eastman and Guardian Glass. Eastman and Guardian are jointly announcing Eastman’s new Saflex® Crystal Clear PVB interlayer, which is designed to produce one of the most color neutral, brilliant laminated low-iron glass products available today: Guardian UltraClear® LamiGlass™ Neutral.   “Until now, laminating low-iron glass was…

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Consol forecasts 15% drop in glass industry sales over next year

  In August the company halted a project because of the ban on alcohol sales in lockdown 05 OCTOBER 2020 – 18:56 ALISTAIR ANDERSON Picture: CONSOL SA’s biggest glass maker, Consol, has predicted a 15% drop in industry revenues over the next 12 months, citing slow recovery from the Covid-19 lockdown alcohol ban and the possibility of a second wave of coronavirus infections. Consol is among several companies that called off plans to invest in factories after the ban on the sale of alcohol after the lockdown restrictions choked off sales…

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RTS Africa Technologies principal H2Scan opens new Environmental Conditioning Laboratory to further ‘refine’ hydrogen detection in gas process streams

Hydrocarbon fuels are essential for our daily existence. However, extracting usable fuels from crude oil is a complex process in which hydrogen plays a cardinal role, as the correct levels of hydrogen in a refinery process stream largely determine the quality of the final product. “At RTS Africa Technologies, we have been distributing H2Scan hydrogen detection and analysis products for the past decade. In particular, H2Scan’s Hy-Optima range of products have numerous applications in South Africa’s oil refineries,” says Ian Fraser, MD of RTS Africa Group, a Tshwane-based company specialising…

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First Cut ‘cuts’ a vibrant new profile in Mpumalanga

First Cut is developing an exciting new profile in the Lowveld at Mbombela (formerly Nelspruit). Their presence builds on the foundation of an existing company, Bremsaw, which is a well-known local saw doctor business, explains Director of First Cut, Gary Willis. Dave and Anna Bremner owned the company for some 20 years. While the company had been a customer of First Cut for many years buying various sawing-related products, a change came about when Dave and Anna decided to sell their business. Willis has had a long and successful relationship…

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PIONEER FOR ETCHED GLASS PRODUCTION YORGLAS® ATTENDED EURASIA GLASS 2018

İstanbul, 12.03.2018- Standing out with its unmatched product range and privileged service concept in the industrial glass production, Turkish glass processor Cam Merkezi/Yorglas® presented its solutions, innovative technologies and new services for decorative glass industry at the Eurasia Glass in Istanbul.   Alkım Tatlı, Marketing and Sales Manager of Yorglas® stated for their participation at Eurasia Glass “Yorglas’ priority is to create value with the customers’ satisfaction and new collaborations. Yorglas is aiming to achieve for being not only a supplier but also a solution partner. And Exhibitions are the…

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