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Precision and Performance with Böhler Plastic Mould Steels

IN the dynamic world of plastic injection moulding, the choice of materials plays a crucial role in determining the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of your tools.  At voestalpine High Performance Metals Africa,...

Hot Dip Galvanizers Association advocates local content to ensure sector sustainability

Over the past decade, South Africa’s steel value chain has been stretched to the limit with myriad challenges: from reduced infrastructure spend, conflicting policy implementation, to the global pandemic and more...

Bold, decisive and urgent reform needed to save the steel sector

Last week a lot has been reported into assessing the likely impact the potential closure of ArcelorMittal SA’s operations in Newcastle and Vereeniging, as well as ArcelorMittal Rail and Structural will...

Steel Awards sponsor B.E.D. shines a spotlight on versatility and role of steel with...

“We hold things together. Nine times out of 10, if something has to be connected with bolts and nuts, then we are part of that supply chain,” explains founder and CEO...

Zinc is the perfect recyclable material

THE most common application of zinc is to protect steel from corrosion by hot-dip galvanizing. The zinc-steel combination has significant economic benefits in terms of lifecycle costs. Improved air quality in...

Steel Import tariffs destroying local manufacturing efforts

Tal-Tec’s Greg Talbot, MD of the Brits-based local manufacturer of modular farming solutions for managing livestock, describes how South Africa’s steel import tariffs are impacting the competitiveness of his business. “For manufacturers...

“Misguided protectionism has all but destroyed our local steel industry” 

THE recent publication of the first Steel Report by the South African Iron and Steel Institute (SAISI) confirms what Duferco has been arguing for months: the government’s attempts to use tariffs...

Adding space is a ‘steel’

IN the current difficult economic situation with budget restrictions, any property owner needs to make effective use of the space in their building in order to gain the full benefit of...

Steel shortage a bonanza for some

SOUTH AFRICA’s current steel shortage is compounding an already serious obstacle to the efficient functioning of the subcontinent’s overhead crane market: declining service footprints. Currently, only Condra has both the capability to...

Microbially produced fibers: Stronger than steel, tougher than Kevlar

SPIDER silk is said to be one of the strongest, toughest materials on the Earth. Now engineers at Washington University in St. Louis have designed amyloid silk hybrid proteins and produced...

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Renewable energy component market will be worth R468-billion by 2030 –...

By Larry Claasen SOUTH Africa’s energy crisis, along with the global move to environmental sustainability has the potential to be a big economic drive, says...

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