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Clariant completes the sale of its Water Treatment Business

04-Jul-2014

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

21-Nov-2013

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 ...

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LANXESS commissions CO2 concentration unit at Newcastle

09-Oct-2013

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 ...

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Unitel initiatives focus on monetization of natural gas

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

11-Feb-2013

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 ...

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IChemE and SAIChE sign Memorandum of Understanding

25-Sep-2012

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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IChemE member elected SAIChE president

29-Aug-2012

Ralph Grob, chief process engineer at Sasol Technology and Chartered Chemical Engineer, has been elected to the post of president at the South African Institution of Chemical Engineers (SAIChE).Grob, who was appointed president at SAIChE’s Annual General Meeting in Johannesburg, takes over from ...

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PolyOne to Expand in South Africa

04-Jul-2012

PolyOne Corporation announced plans to open a new facility in South Africa. Located in the Montague Gardens industrial precinct in Cape Town, the facility will serve customers throughout Africa. Leveraging newly acquired ColorMatrix technology, PolyOne will initially supply liquid colorants, ...

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LANXESS to invest EUR 40 million at Newcastle site in South Africa

New CO2 concentration unit supports future growth of Sodium Dichromate production

27-Feb-2012

German specialties chemicals group LANXESS is investing EUR 40 million to build a CO2 concentration unit at its South African site in Newcastle. At this site, the group operates a highly modern plant, that mainly produces Sodium Dichromate which is further processed into chrome tanning materials ...

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BASF to build new dispersions plant in Durban, South Africa

New plant will be operational in 2012

19-May-2011

BASF will invest in a dispersions plant in Durban, South Africa. The new plant will produce acrylic dispersions mainly for the coatings and construction industry. The facility will benefit from local availability of raw materials and proximity to key customers who serve South Africa’s and Sub ...

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The world’s oldest water?

28-Feb-2011

New evidence bolsters the notion that deep saline groundwaters in South Africa's Witwatersrand Basin may have remained isolated for many thousands, perhaps even millions, of years. The study found the noble gas neon dissolved in water in three-kilometre deep crevices. The unusual neon ...

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