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Sasol Unveils Strategy to Drive Future Value-based Growth


Sasol unveiled its refined corporate strategy, which sets a clear path for sustainable growth and accelerated shareholder returns. Joint President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Stephen Cornell says: "In developing our strategy, we considered both the opportunities and risks we face, informed ...


Messe München acquires lab-technology trade fair Lab Africa

Expansion of the analytica network


Messe München bolsters its portfolio with the future market of Africa. By taking over Lab Africa, it is acquiring the only laboratory and analytics trade fair in South Africa, which is part of the analytica trade fair network. The first Lab Africa under the banner of Messe München will take place ...


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Scientists find technique to improve carbon superlattices for quantum electronic devices

In a paradigm shift from conventional electronic devices, exploiting the quantum properties of superlattices holds the promise of developing new technologies


Researchers at the Nanoscale Transport Physics Laboratory from the School of Physics at the University of the Witwatersrand have found a technique to improve carbon superlattices for quantum electronic device applications. Superlattices are made up of alternating layers of very thin ...


Trapping climate pollutant methane gas in porous carbon


As talks of global warming are once again making headlines, scientists have renewed their efforts to understand how to best limit its effects. For example, sequestrating short-lived climate pollutants, such as methane and black carbon, yields much faster reductions in global warming compared to ...


Sasol's Wax Expansion Project Phase I Successfully Commissioned


Phase I of Sasol's Fischer-Tropsch Wax Expansion Project (FTWEP) has been successfully commissioned at its Sasolburg Operations in South Africa."This is a significant milestone and we are very pleased with this development. It marks another step towards expanding our Southern African operations ...


Clariant completes the sale of its Water Treatment Business


Clariant announced that it has closed the sale of its Water Treatment business in Africa to AECI, domiciled in South Africa, on June 30, 2014. The total value of the divestment amounts to CHF 34 million in cash at closing. The transaction was subject to certain precedent conditions, as well as ...


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First dry-type transformer in South Africa is manufactured on Hedrich casting equipment


The story of the first dry-type transformer (for medium voltage) manufactured completely in Southern Africa is also the successful story of Mr. Paddy Padayachee, as first engineer and founder of Revive Electrical Transformers. As an immigrant´s child, he studied electrical engineering and started ...


LANXESS commissions CO2 concentration unit at Newcastle


LANXESS has commissioned a new CO2 concentration unit at its Newcastle production site in South Africa. LANXESS has invested some EUR 40 million to build the unit, which was completed in just 19 months. The company operates a highly modern plant at the site for the production of sodium ...


Unitel initiatives focus on monetization of natural gas

Rapidly increasing shale gas supplies and low prices create new opportunities for high value applications


Unitel Technologies, Inc. announced that the company is currently involved in several projects for converting natural gas into liquid fuels and chemicals. This is partly due to the unprecedented boom in the shale gas sector. “Because much of the shale gas in North America is being extracted in ...


IChemE and SAIChE sign Memorandum of Understanding


IChemE and the South African Institution of Chemical Engineering (SAIChE) have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding that paves the way for the creation of a SAIChE-IChemE (South Africa) Branch.The MOU was signed by IChemE president Russell Scott and SAIChE president Ralph Grob. It follows a ...


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