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Spring is here!

It is that time of the year where South Africans get their first glimpse of the Springboks being tested against the mighty All Blacks.

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uick confession – I am an African. I was born in South Africa. I love the bush, summer, rugby, to braai and everything that goes with it. I dislike winter, rain and grey skies! So with that out of the way, you can imagine my excitement on this August morning when the sun’s rays began to appear on the horizon at 6am. That’s when I know summer is around the corner! As you are reading this month’s column, spring is here and we are fast approaching what I can only imagine will be a blistering summer. But with spring and the change of season, Coatings SA is excited to share with our readers the colour trends for the next year! In this issue we not only feature the latest colour trends but also the exciting

manufacturing trends we can expect that will enhance the ‘colour’ experience of homeowners across South Africa. I also managed to sneak an hour with Clariant’s CEO, Nicol Meyer – read all about her exciting journey in the SA chemical industry and how she plans to keep Clariant top-of-mind in each of its business sectors. Finally, SAPMA continues to engage with government to limit poor policy decisions, which will have dire consequences for local manufacturers. We cover all of that in this issue. Happy reading!

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CHIETA grant lifeline for training The SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) has been awarded a discretionary grant from the Chemical Industries Education & Training Authority (CHIETA).

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eg Hoddinott, Chairperson of SAPMA’s Education & Training Committee, said the government grant would enable SAPMA to offer training to about 50 students at a significantly reduced cost for the second semester of 2017. “In recent years, the decline in the number of students registering for the programme and the cost of accreditation has increased the per capita costs to a point where the training is no longer financially viable without the support from the CHIETA. “There are a number of reasons for the decline in student registration. A major cause is the significant increase in costs required to meet the standards

of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) for an accredited qualification. Maintaining and enhancing standards, replacement of equipment and keeping pace with technical developments to ensure quality training also come at a cost,” Hoddinott stated. “Although extremely grateful for the financial support received thus far, SAPMA is conscious of the fact that such funding comes with significant responsibility and, for that reason, the contractual obligations are shared by the CHIETA, recipient SAPMA member companies, and the students. Apart from the obvious administrative and accounting controls, this tripartite agreement requires that we meet the

agreed standards and goals of reducing the technical skills shortage in the South African coatings Industry. “The plan is to continue to apply for future funding from the CHIETA and to this end members need to demonstrate their support, which is one of their major obligations, for the training programme. If we do not meet the numbers for which the grant has been allocated, it will most certainly be reduced accordingly or, in the worst case, discontinued. So it is imperative that SAPMA receives full support for training from its members in future to show their commitment to training and uplifting the Industry,” Hoddinott concluded. c

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One-stop-shop for spray painting

With over 25 years of experience and outlets in all major cities, SAPMA’s new associate member, Storm Machinery, has established itself as a leading and innovative supplier of spray painting and abrasive blasting equipment.

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coating thickness gauges, adhesion testers, low voltage pinhole detectors, wall thickness gauges, dew point meters, salt testers and inspection kits. The company is now fully established as a ‘one-stop shop’ for all surface preparation, spray painting and quality control equipment in South Africa. c

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Contan to showcase offering at Propak

Contan will showcase its broad range of plastic buckets, specially developed for the coatings industry, at this year’s Propak Cape Exhibition, taking place from 24to 26 October at CTICC.

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n display, will be its latest range of 1L and 5L PolyCans, which are suitable for both water and solvent-based paints and coatings. Paint manufacturers can now present water and solvent-based products selling under the same brand name, in the same packaging for consistent brand identity. One such product to be featured is the PolyCan’s secure tamper-evident lid. Tamper-evidence can be broken by hand and the lid removed without the need for a screwdriver. This tool-free opening and resealing makes painting easier for a wider spectrum of consumers and prevents mess or injury whilst struggling to remove the lid. The 5L PolyCan also has a carry handle, which is ultrasonically welded onto the bucket instead of piercing a hole through the side wall. This maintains maximum strength and prevents leaking. The specially welded handle is extremely robust and delivers a neat, flush finish with

no protrusions inside. Contan will also showcase its popular PolyPails, available for paint and coatings in sizes ranging from 1L to 20L, with outstanding quality decoration at an economical price through in-mould labelling (IML). Designs with photo quality images and matt, metallic or even textured finishes are all possible, as well as offset print in six colours. “We are confident that our diverse range of lightweight, robust plastic paint containers will bring manufacturers savings and reduce their carbon footprint. Contan is a sustainable supplier partner which assumes responsibility for the end life of our packaging through active participation with POLYCO,” says Karl Lambrecht, Chief Executive of Contan. “Contan is committed to extended producer responsibility, paying voluntary levies which go towards reducing packaging waste to landfill, and driving recycling initiatives which create jobs and protect our environment. This is essential, for

Contan and its customers, to minimise the environmental impact of postconsumer polypropylene pails; and is a bold step towards an inclusive and environmentally sustainable future which helps to create thousands of income-earning opportunities and jobs through recycling projects. Together, the combined efforts of POLYCO and its members diverted 177 000 recycled tonnes of post-consumer polyolefins from landfill in 2016 alone, positively contributing around R1.7 billion to the country’s GDP,” says Lambrecht. c For more information, 011-724-3800.

We are confident that our diverse range of lightweight, robust plastic paint containers will bring manufacturers savings and reduce their carbon footprint – Karl Lambrecht

POLYCO POLYCO, is a non-profit industry body established in 2011 to focus on reducing the amount of polyolefin waste going to landfills by increasing the sustainable collection, recycling, recovery and beneficiation of polyolefin plastics. It is funded by means of a voluntary raw material levy from its members, such as Contan. South Africa’s Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) principles require industries to become active in recycling the products they produce as per the National Environmental Waste Management Act (NEMWA, 2008). Explore Contan’s latest range plastic buckets for the paint and coatings industry.

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Introduction to Coalescence

Coalescing aid Runtai C12_supplied by Curechem Curechem Group distributes Runtai C-12 in Southern Africa. Runtai C-12 is a world renowned coalescent which has found wide acceptance in the international paint world. Runtai belongs to a group which was established in the year 1998, in a short span of time they have made a mark due to excellent customer service and outstanding product quality. Their production capacity at this stage is 40,000 Mt. They are adding one new factory which will add another 40,000 mt to their capacity making them the largest coalescent manufacturer. Raw material for C-12 is procured mostly from Sabic and BASF. Their client list includes Valspar, Asian Paints, National Paints, Berger Paints, Nippon Paints to name but a few. The product is backed by Cure Chem’s dynamic team in the region. Paint additives are used in very small quantities, but can significantly improve the properties of paints, so they have become an indispensable part of paints. This article looks at coalescing aids. • Coalescence is the process by which latex particles come into contact with one another and unite to form a continuous, homogeneous film • A coalescing aid acts as a temporary plasticizer to reduce the Glass Transition Temperature Tg of the latex below that of the drying temperature to allow for good film formation (T-Tg) • Coalescing agents (water, co-solvents, surfactants, plasticizers) can reduce both the Tg and MFFT. • Coalescing agents accelerate particle deformation

HOW DO COALESCING AIDS FUNCTION? Water Evaporates

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PAINT PROPERTIES AFFECTED BY APPROPRIATE COALESCING AID SELECTION • Better coalescence • Improved weathering • Improved scrub resistance • Gloss development • Colour development CONCLUSIONS ON COALESCING AIDS • Coalescing aids act as temporary plasticizers to enable film formation in latex paints • Coalescing aids must have a good balance of efficiency, hydrolytic stability, evaporation rate, odour, and water insolubility • Interactions in latex paint systems can be significant, and a coalescing aid must be chosen that does not adversely impact the performance of other additives • Regulations are driving the trend toward reduced VOC, although the challenge to maintain properties with lower VOCs is substantial

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For Rolfes Colour Pigments International (RCPI) the last few years have been rife with challenges.

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CPI is nothing if not resilient. In August 2017 it welcomed back a familiar face, Wouter Badenhorst, who rejoins the team as Managing Director of RCPI, and is exploring all manner of exciting new directions for the business. No stranger to the company or its customers, Badenhorst was appointed CEO in 2002 and went on to captain the business through one of its most dynamic and demanding periods. He departed in 2012 to pursue other interests outside the chemical industry, including several successful property developments. But is seems he never lost his passion for the business and with a few opportunities winking on the horizon, Badenhorst is at the helm once more, with all the energy, vision and resilience that has always been synonymous with the Rolfes brand. A LONG, PROUD HISTORY IN COLOUR TECHNOLOGY RCPI has been manufacturing lead chrome pigments in South Africa since 1937. Rolfes virtually dominated the local market while international sanctions were in place. With the advent of democracy in 1994 came an influx of global multinational players, exposing the company to some fierce international competition for the first time in almost a decade. The business responded with innovation and transformation to retain its leadership position, further buoyed by the appointment of charismatic and creative leadership.

Significant shareholder value was created when it added key products to its product range thus creating a fuller basket to offer customers. The Industrial division manufactures and distributes various organic and inorganic products including additives, in-plant and point-of-sale dispersions, leather chemicals and solutions, solvents, lacquer thinners, pigments, surfactants, cleaning solvents, water treatment products, creosotes and waxes. Rolfes Colour Pigments International was successfully listed on the AltX in 2007 and then on the JSE in 2012. Lead chrome pigments are economical to produce, provide bright colours, and superior substrate coverage. However, concerns around toxicity created pressure globally to use lead-free alternatives. As this spread from decorative applications on toys and interiors to a multitude of industrial applications, it took its toll on the business. Sales and production volumes for lead chrome pigments declined steadily. By March 2016, global and local demand had dwindled to the extent that RCPI made a strategic decision to close its Jet Park lead chrome manufacturing plant after nearly 80 years of operation. As to be expected, this closure had significant impact on organisational culture. Rolfes’ roots had always been in manufacturing. Struggling to equalise, support functions suffered. The unrelated exit of several key staff meant perceptions took a further knock.

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Despite withdrawal from pigment manufacturing, RCPI remains one of the major pigment suppliers in South Africa to the inks, plastics and coatings market, supplying a wide range of pigments and pigment chemistries, with no plans to reduce its footprint or sales activity. TRUST AND TECHNOLOGY Badenhorst’s immediate focus is re-establishing the values of quality, consistency and integrity. He’s also eager to grow trust and reestablish sustainable partnerships with its customers. “I’m delighted to be back and I’m excited about the future of this business. I firmly believe that RCPI has all the ingredients – from technical expertise and sincere passion – to grow the business well in to the future,” he says, adding, “We’re committed to the South African market and have plans to add value further to its customers and stakeholders.” RCPI is hard a work reaffirming these commitments by exploring lucrative opportunities for international collaboration that involve the Rolfes dispersion plant. “One of the corner stones of our value-added offering is that Rolfes has always maintained the healthy core of its technical competencies,” he says, adding, “We’re expanding this competence and putting it to work serving the local market. We have the experience and we know what it takes to emerge and lead from the front. I think people are going to be really excited about what we’re bringing to the table.” c


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interview: Nicol Meyer

Business with a human touch

Nicol Meyer’s full title at Clariant Southern Africa is a mouth full – CEO and Head of Human Resources South Africa. In short, she is the Head of Country – Southern Africa for Clariant.

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ith more than 15 years of experience in human resources, she started her career with Clariant in 2013 as its Head of Human Resources. Back then she successfully fulfilled her role not only in South Africa, but also by providing support to business leaders on local and regional organisational change projects. However, as Meyer explained when Coatings SA had an opportunity to steal an hour out of her schedule, what Clariant does is much more interesting. The company today boasts seven business units in the specialty chemicals industry. These business units range from Pigments, Functional Minerals, Additives, Oil & Mining Services, Industrial & Consumer Specialties, Catalysts and Masterbatches. CSA: How has your experience in HR helped you to be a better CEO? NM: I believe that my studies and experience in human resources have given me a different perspective to business. Everything in business has a people aspect. Now I have a holistic view of the business and I understand the behaviour of our people. As a leader, it is important

to empower staff so you can get the best out of them. CSA: What were some of your toughest challenges as CEO thus far? NM: In business there is only one constant – change. Every day presents a new challenge, from human resources to legal to sales. It keeps your mind occupied. The other challenge was being much younger than many of the proverbial ‘oldheads’ of the business. I had to prove my worth to them and ultimately was judged on my performance. CSA: 2017 is a tricky year for all companies. What opportunities have Clariant identified? NM: Clariant contributes to value creation with innovative and sustainable solutions for customers from many industries. Currently, Clariant is rated number 1 in innovation management and these two pillars, innovation and sustainability, effectively mean that we have to consistently stay ahead of the curve. In a dynamic market, we are continuously developing new products and services to cater to our client’s ever-changing needs. Sustainability is an integrated part of Clariant’s innovation chain.

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It’s a way of action and being for us. Clariant, globally, makes sure that the safety is always ensured for employees, customers, the public, and the environment, during the entire life cycle of the product. We have to understand where the raw material originated, but also how it will be disposed of. At the same time, we enable our customers to meet their sustainability targets with their operations and products. We are only successful if our customers are successful. We actually make it very simple for our clients. Tell us what you want or need and we will manufacture it. This philosophy forces us to stay relevant through extensive research and development. The reason why we focus our determination to be in a position to offer innovative, customized, high-quality solutions and products. CSA: What is your view of the local chemical market at the moment? NM: The market is definitely strained at the moment. I sit on the Employers Organisation in the Chemical Industry and we are in the process of wage negotiations. If you listen to the conversation, everyone is concerned about the economy.


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interview: Nicol Meyer Fortunately, Clariant is in a good space, but the industry is in a delicate space where some of the bigger companies do have to go through retrenchments at the moment. Something else that plays a role is that the chemical industry no longer operates in isolation. We offer sustainable and innovative solutions for customers in different sectors and industries, including the plastic industry which is now facing strikes and the metal industry which is waiting for strike season. If you consider a big company, while they can do much more in the industry, they are being forced to make changes, which affect all of the smaller businesses in the industry as well. However, there is a positive. Companies are working smarter and are forced to be unique in their value proposition. For us at Clariant, it is important that we understand and are able to assist a customer to be ahead of our competitors through creating added value by appreciating their unique needs for competitive and innovative solutions. Although Clariant literally touches billions of people’s lives - from shampoos, car paint, bottle lids to crops, Clariant products are everywhere. We are now aiming for African expansion. With the continent’s middle class growing, the need for consumer goods is increasing, things such as cosmetics, detergents and coatings are a growing necessity with this market. Nigeria is a key focus for us here. Our coatings division which includes Additives, Pigments and Masterbatches has a key focus on the Ivory Coast, Kenya and Tanzania. We see the market expanding in these regions and it is important that we offer clients more generic product as the disposable income of the middle class in the rest of Africa is different to that of South Africa. CSA: What are the international trends that coatings manufacturers should be aware of? NM: Clariant Southern Africa aims to be a sector leader by bringing our international know-how and expertise to the South African chemicals market. In

line with this, we recently released the biennial global Automotive Trendbook that presents the colour areas that will play a role in the automotive industry in the future. It includes analysis of colour popularity and offers solutions based on its organic pigments. Clariant is one of only a few pigment producers worldwide spearheading colour trend forecasting for the automotive industry. The result is a presentation of four colour families which are likely to attract different types of personalities and mindsets. I have to refer back to the sustainability situation. Clariant looks from cradle to grave, but also when looking at pigments, it is vital that we understand the type of pigment we use. The customer’s demands are less pigment in larger volumes of paint. Thus the concentrate and strength has to be much better, so that the customer can fulfill their needs and obviously keeping in mind that everyone is looking to do more for less. Lastly, the new technology in the creation of pigment, whether in powder or liquid form needs to be explained carefully. CSA: What is Clariant’s short-term strategy in South Africa? NM: We aim to contribute to further development of Southern Africa industry with our high quality innovations to support local mega trends and their end-results. Maintaining our market share within South Africa is our short-term strategy to get to that goal. Clariant’s products are always evolving as our relationship grows and the client’s needs and requirements for their product change. We want to be a sector leader by bringing our international know-how and expertise to the South African Chemicals market. To grow our market share, we need to be different from our competitors. It is not always about a better price for the customer, but differentiating ourselves by offering a better value-add. We look at our entire offering, from reaction times to how long our product lasts, yield and the quality.

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As an example, we sell a catalyst to a customer, but the product lasts for five years. It is vital that we maintain that relationship for five years to ensure we can continue to do business with the client in the future. Otherwise, this could result in a situation where it can take us seven years before we can resume our business relationship with the client. It takes a long time for technology to be phased in or out. The second part of our strategy is to develop our footprint in Africa, more specifically sub-Saharan Africa. This area is serviced from South Africa and we set up distribution networks in African states and our teams help build relationships in these countries. The geography of Africa makes it tricky to aggressively grow relationships from South Africa, but using local expertise yields better results. c

Clariant Southern Africa aims to be a sector leader by bringing our international know-how and expertise to the South African chemicals market


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Paint Advantages: • Excellent scrub resistance • Improved binding power • Improved hiding power Suncryl 832 possesses excellent compatibility and binding capacity with a wide range of extenders and pigments.

Water blanching test of Suncryl 832 verses two competitor emulsions after three hours

It should be used in a traditional manner in paint manufacture. The pigments and extenders should be dispersed in an alkaline medium using dispersants and wetting aids, prior to the addition of binder.

Scrub resistance of a 70% PVC paint made using Suncryl 832 verses two competitor samples after 7000 cycles.

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company update

Crest Chemicals (Pty) Ltd – Crest Chemicals is a key component in the South African paint manufacturing supply chain. Below is an overview of the team responsible for delivering key services and raw materials to your company.

Meet the team

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rest Chemicals is a joint venture between South African company AECI and global chemical distributor Brenntag. Crest Chemicals comprises of various divisions: • Industrial • Water treatment • Food • Pharmaceutical • Paints and coatings The company’s paints and coatings division stock a wide basket of commonly used raw materials within the paints, inks, adhesives and polymer industries. Products range from solvents, solvent blends, polymers, pigments, monomers, pH modifiers, coalescent agents, defoamers and other functional additives. The company prides in representing local and international manufacturers to provide their clientele with a high level of service. Crest's polymer development laboratory based in KwaZulu-Natal is geared to assist customers technically with most polymeric systems. These include the following: • Resin systems including alkyds, polyesters, epoxies, polyurethanes and many more • Various latex formulae, especially innovative ideas such as a Core-Shell system • Development of specialised surfactants and dispersants to positively influence the final results of latex or resin systems. c

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Together We improve the world Through our chemistry ... Our Services • Stock holding • In time delivery • Lab support Our Products • Pigments • Solvents • Monomers • Additives • Resins Industries Served • Paints • Polymerisers • Adhesives • Resins • Inks • Plastics • Rubbers Johannesburg: 011 254 3400 | Durban: 031 902 5324 Cape Town: 021 534 3140 | Port Elizabeth: 041 453 1981 | East London: 043 726 8713

Crest Chemicals Crest Chemicals is a joint venture of AECI and Brenntag and a leading distributor of chemical raw materials.


company profile

Rhine Ruhr – The experts

The Rhine Ruhr Brand was established in 1956 and expanded to include Rhine Ruhr Milling and Mixing in 1982.

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n 1986 the company was renamed Rhine Ruhr Process Equipment with its head office in Linbro Park, Johannesburg. Through its team of process engineers and technical support staff alongside the quality principals that they represent, the business is fully equipped to provide the very best technical solutions to industry. In addition to the European quality equipment solutions, the company offers In-house expertise for: • Powder Handling and Feeding Systems • Filtration and Sludge Dewatering • Complete Plant Engineering Packages • Project Planning, Phasing and Implementation The solutions offered by the company guarantee paint and coatings manufacturers the very best in coatings technology solutions coupled with exceptional pay back returns on the capital investment. As an example, dispersing with Niemann reduces the time required for preparing a client’s mill-base, where additional polishing is required milling with Buhler makes all the difference, Visco Jet® ensures the product is finished correctly whilst de-aerating during let-down, filling with De-Vree means the palls or containers are filled accurately every fill. Labeling with Langguth results in a client’s labels standing out from the crowd, recycling wash solvent with Ofru reduces virgin solvent usage and waste disposal costs and similarly, Inplant dispensing with Dromont/Fuell saves retailers space, money and time whilst guaranteeing them, and the consumer, 100% colour consistency without any need for double handling. The brands offered by Rhine Ruhr

Process Equipment have been developed off the back of much research by experienced engineers in conjunction with the identification and analysis behind other successful manufacturers. For more information, email Michael Karamanof at michael@rhineruhr.com or Paul Hadjiapostolou at paul@rhineruhr.com

Principals represented by Rhine Ruhr Process Equipment: NIEMANN for Mixing, Dissolving and Dispersion Equipment BUHLER for Wet Milling/Grinding Equipment VISCO JET® for Innovative and Energy efficient Mixing Equipment OFRU for cost effective, efficient and automated Solvent Recovery/ Recycling Plants DE VREE for Liquid Filling Equipment and Plants SCHWERDTEL for Paste/High viscous Filling Equipment and Plants LANGGUTH for Automatic Labelling equipment TECOS-BRUHIN for Pot Washing and CIP Plant and Equipment DROMONT, FUELL and PAINTMAKER for In-Plant Dispensing Equipment SAINT GOBAIN for Grinding Media (beads-glass, metal and ceramic)

Rhine Ruhr services the following industries: • Coatings, adhesives and ink production • Agrochemicals • Pharmaceutical • Food and Beverage including dairy • Pulp and paper • Fine and general Chemical sectors

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company profile DE VREE for Liquid Filling equipment and plants

BUHLER for Wet Milling/ Grinding equipment NIEMANN for Mixing, Dissolving and Dispersion equipment

LANGGUTH for Automatic Labelling equipment

VISCO JET® for Innovative and Energy efficient Mixing equipment

OFRU for cost effective, efficient and automated Solvent Recovery/Recycling plants


company profile

8 decades

of proud independence Businesses come and go, but those founded on family values and commitment, prosper and grow. Excelsior Paints, celebrating its 80th anniversary, is proof of just how a family business can carve an enduring reputation for itself and its products in the highly competitive coatings environment.

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or Excelsior Paint, traditions and values began serving the company when Walter Rauner, a German immigrant, opened the business in 1937. Since then, Excelsior has only had three owners and retained the pillars on which in was founded. It’s a rare thing in today’s economic climate to find a business where growth didn’t mean having to give up its family traditions, values, and strengths. Today, Excelsior bears little resemblance to the company opened and cherished by Rauner. It has grown exponentially, has a sophisticated production line, its own paint laboratories, chemists and technicians for quality control and boasts a national footprint. However, it is still a family-owned business. Ron Lawson controls all dayto-day aspects of the business, son Guy keeps a watchful eye on production quality and daughter, Kim, steers the finances. Excelsior Paint might possibly be the longest-established, familyowned, independent paint company in South Africa and is crossing South Africa’s borders for growth. “Our independence and small, focused family team mean that decisions are made and implemented quickly. If you want a decision, you get a decision; there is no middleman,” says Ron, explaining that this has helped the business to anticipate and meet market trends in the ever-changing coatings market. “One of our main principles is that we will continue to deal specifically with independent hardware retailers and build personal relationships with them. Keeping them competitive means offering a full range of quality paint products for their customers,” says Ron Lawson, adding, “Our commitment is outlined in our unique Dealer Network Protection Plan, which guarantees that the company

will not compete with its own network of dealers by selling Excelsior products direct to the public.” “The Dealer Network Protection Plan also reflects our belief that strong partnerships are built on an understanding that fair margins and realistic profits are the keys to keeping business relationships solid for all involved in the value chain,” says Ron. “For the paint manufacturer 2017 is, therefore, a year of celebrating ongoing independence, strong growth, and keeping family and quality at the centre of everything,” he says. Whilst following its unique business commitment, the company has expanded to the point where company administration, sales, warehouse, and logistics have been relocated to Industria West. The new facility ensures that the company can easily accommodate future growth and is able to process customer requests within a guaranteed ‘factoryfloor-to-dealer-door’ turnaround time. As a producer of a wide range of water-based, solvent-based products, wood finishes, waterproofing and a wide selection of Enviro-friendly products, Excelsior believes that quality is just as important as a wide product range. That’s why its products for the industrial and domestic sectors adhere to stringent quality requirements. “We were one of the first independent producers to embrace international standards that match and are approved by the South African quality authorities. We keep pace with changes and developments within the industry through Excelsior’s access to the American Guild’s Color. This is a system which, among other things, predicts colour trends at least 12 to 18 months in advance of their entry into the market. We are, therefore, always on-trend with

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our products and colour ranges, keeping ahead of the ever-changing colour curve that consumers follow,” says Ron. Subtitle: Looking to the future “Eighty years of success should guarantee an easy future, but this is not the case,” emphasises Ron, adding, “Companies that rest on their laurels are doomed to ultimately fail,” he says. “The retail environment is constantly changing, and with it comes products changes dictated by the buying public. What will remain the same, hopefully for decades to come, is Excelsior’s dedication to our dealers, the provision of quality, and a commitment to competitive pricing- elements that will ensure that for Excelsior dealers the products, prices, and margins are always right. We look forward to an exciting future,” he concludes. c The company, which was recently awarded the accolade of ‘Best Paint Supplier for 2016’ by DIY Trade & Industrial News, has recorded many highlights under the Lawson family banner. These include: • The founding of the Dealer Protection Network • Increased dealer margins • A full range of decorative and industrial coatings • Constant quality control to ensure the highest quality on all manufactured products • The expansion and modernisation of manufacturing facilities • The expansion of operations through logistics, warehousing across the country • Product presence in South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia and Zambia. For more information, call ?????


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We create your new and super strong chrome rutile yellows. HEUCODUR® Yellow 2530 / 2550 / 2570 / 2590 - Pigment Brown 24 HEUCODUR® complex inorganic colour pigments show an outstanding performance in terms of chemical, temperature and weathering resistance and are the first choice in formulating durable colours in all kind of technical applications. After the successfull market introduction of HEUCODUR® 2550 (medium shade) now the familiy members HEUCODUR® 2530 (light shade) and HEUCODUR® 2570 / 2590 (dark shade) join and combine these well known properties with an extremely high tinting strength and a high level of chromaticity. The products show a significant cost saving potential when combined with TiO2 or organic pigments while maintaining the typical benefits of standard mixed metal oxide pigments.

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feature

2018 Colour Trends

Colour trends for the coming season are a bold mix between rebellious, subtle luxury and togetherness. Creating palettes of daring accents, grounded hues and details in silver and gold.

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ecently the world has focused on Europe, the USA, the Middle East and China, where independence movements have changed our way of living, turning it into a serious struggle for some parts of the world. This has triggered a rebellious reaction amongst us, where we once wanted to escape,

and disconnect ourselves in a fantasy world far away we are now facing reality and doing the best we can do make life beautiful. However, we have seen Africa rise in importance. The colour trends to come are a reaction to the trend drivers of today. We will see rebellion in the shape of vivid yellow, reds

NEW AFRICA Inspired by success, luxury and wealth – in an African way. As one of the fastest growing economies in the world, Africa is taking huge steps towards a unified and modern continent. The colours of the new Africa are therefore, not a traditional African colour palette influenced by its natural resources, the beauty of its nature, the exotic flora and fauna as well as the variation of cultures and people. But they are reflections of a heritage of success, luxury and wealth – in an African way. Mixing earthy shimmering hues reaching from dark reds, greens and dull oranges, to bambooinfluenced colours. Creating a tranquil palette – full of life.

and blue accompanied by black. The rawness of our unpredictable world has transformed colours from cold concrete to marble and discreet details in silver and gold. The need for escape, which has shifted to togetherness and the collective, is now enveloping into grounded hues of brown, purple and green.

LUXURIOUS MINIMALISM Flirting with the Nordic minimalism where cool hues meet details of luxury. Influenced by Nordic design, our living has moved towards the more minimalistic, with its open spaces and natural colours, to create both a sense of space and light. Luxurious minimalism is, however, not a minimalism of simplicity. It is all about the details, adding luxury in a subtle way with details of marble and stone affects, gold, silver and metallic finishes. The colour palette for this trend is an interesting mix of cool greys and blue, along with warmer hues in copper and gold. URBAN PRIDE Celebrating city life where chromatic colours meet darker hues. Urban life is becoming more and more exposed to noise, pollution and dirt. Urban pride is about loving the city life and rebelling against changes that may take away the personality of the city. Urban Pride is about roughness and love for the concrete, graffiti stained walls, where creativity has grown larger than ever. Old factories are turned into galleries and graffiti into art monuments. Neighbourhoods that historically have been grungy become a hub for creativity and entrepreneurship. This trend celebrates just that. A tired room is not restored but rather further developed and decorated, and the city streets are reclaimed with powerful manifestations of our own existence. It is a revolution of creativity and of colours, creating an explosion of bright yellow, red and blue together with darker hues of black and brown.

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feature HIGH-TECH FLOWER POWER Celebrating the tech-solutions that turns urban life into a green living of togetherness. Smart homes are a reality today. As our homes are getting smaller and we live by ourselves, the need and desire to meet people and be in other spaces, have created a new style of living. Where the square metres of our homes are decreasing, the common spaces are growing both in size and frequency. More and more housing projects are designed to create opportunities for sharing common areas for growing vegetables, cooking, eating, washing and meeting. High-tech solutions have made it a reality by using solar and wind power to cultivate our own crops. With farms popping up on pavements and roofs we do things together. High-Tech Flower Power is all about togetherness. Tech-solutions have created a bridge between people and cultures, tearing down the walls and turning anonymity of urban life into a collective movement. This trend celebrates just that with its earthy green and brown hues mixed with warm purple and raw metals and material.

SAM DONNACHIE – COLOUR HIVE 2018 sees some significant developments in colour. The perennial favourite, blue takes centre stage once more with the dynamic addition of electrically charged shades joining a broader collection of multi-level tones. Soft sky blues are a key element in nature inspired combinations. The influence of high fashion makes its way decisively into interiors as yellows continue to diversify. Rich orange-based hues take their inspiration from exotic global styling with pale gold adding a quiet sophistication, particularly when paired with a rich deep brown. As we head into 2019 and beyond keep an eye on the development of deep shaded greens as new neutrals, and the continuing expansion of yellows toward the acidic and synthetic. The macro trends are an evolutionary process, and we look to the global trend drivers in socioeconomics, technology, environment and culture. Individual regions while sharing an interest in all these areas naturally have a unique viewpoint, which shapes their individual colour nuances within a global trend.

CLARIANT SHOWS THE AUTOMOTIVE COLOUR TRENDS For the year 2019, Clariant explores the mesmerising colours of the oceans and reefs, and the strikingly coloured and camouflaged ‘outfits’ of marine life. It delves into the infinite variety of hues and nuances found

in the depths of the sea, and considers what meaning they convey above the water. The result is a presentation of four colour families which are likely to attract different types of personalities and mindsets:

Fancy Flexibility (Shiny Multitudes) Some colours are like a common denominator, something everybody can live with even when they come in multitudes. They bring a sense of optimism into technology and to an efficient-focused lifestyle, but do not attract attention. Because of their simple effects, they require little maintenance and remain beautiful even at low light.

A sense of Curiosity (Explorer by Nature) The car is becoming “smart”, and the consequences on how we travel will be as revolutionary as the transition from feature phones to smartphones. So there are lots of surprises ahead, and it can be thrilling to discover. The intrinsic optimism of such drivers is represented by the choice of bright chromatic colours, too.

A taste for Tradition Solitary Elegance) These colours provide a touch of timelessness. They are decent and low-key, yet the effects appear valuable, but unobtrusive. This is why such colours stand for traditional and rock solid values like respect and appreciation, but also for sustainability and a careful use of resources.

Eager for Excellence (Look at Me!) Some people are definitive individualists. They enjoy power and speed, and show this in their choice of exclusive and outstanding car colours. Individualists are by no means egotists. However, they operate their lives and machines at the limits, paving the way for others to follow. c

The 2018 Colour Trends was kindly supplied by NCS Colour Centre SA: Contact: Lisa Taylor on 082-900-7909 | Email: lisa@ncscolour.co.za The Colour Hive: Contact: +44-(0)-203-627-2388 | Email: sdonnachie@colourhive.com • Clariant: Website: www.clariant.com

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product overview

Resins FERRO SOUTH AFRICA Ferro South Africa, through its various divisions, offers a broad range of resins, dispersions, dispersants and thickeners that are used in a variety of applications and industry sectors. These include market and industry sectors such as Coatings, Construction, Adhesive, Textile, Water treatment, Detergents and Ceramic slurry.   Ferro Coating Resins Ferro Coating Resins manufactures and distributes a range of alkyds, acrylics, polyamides, oil free polyesters, epoxy esters and additives   Ferro Dispersions Ferro Dispersions manufactures and distributes a range of acrylic and vinylic water based polymer dispersions   ARKEM Arkem manufactures a range of dispersants and thickeners SANCRYL Suncryl range Emulsion Polymers • Pure acrylic binders • Styrene acrylic binders • Vinyl acetate copolymers • Vinyl acetate homopolymers • Solpol range of solution polymers • Sunfast and Sunshine specialist acrylic binders • ENVIRO range of Environment friendly range of emulsion binders, complying with regulations of the European Directive 2004/42/EC. Additives • Celloban range of biocides • Sunburst range of defoamers • Sunsperse range of dispersants • Sunsolve range of coalescants • Sunwet, Sunslip, and Prophos range of surfactants • ENVIRO range of environmentally

Coatings SA takes a look at available resins from South African suppliers. friendly additives, with regulations of the European Directive 2004/42/EC. • Other specialty custom made products SYNTHETIC POLYMERS Synthetic Polymers manufactures a full range of alkyds, acrylics, aminos, specialty alkyds and many more products. Long oil alkyds Long oil alkyds for the manufacture of decorative high gloss enamels for interior and exterior use, varnish floor sealers (high build as well), porch and deck enamels, wood stains, penetrating varnishes and others, with various non-volatile content and viscosities to suite specific applications. Medium oil alkyds Medium oil alkyds for the manufacture of economical, industrial and architectural enamel paints. Excellent resistance to yellowing and good balance between brushability, drying and gloss. Short oil alkyds Non-drying and non-oxidising for the manufacture of stoving or baking enamels, nitrocellulose lacquers for automotive and industrial wood finishes and acid catalysed wood finishes. Urethane alkyds and oils Urethane alkyds and oils for the manufacture of varnishes for parquet floors, furniture, marine, wood and as a sole binder for floor coatings. Chain stopped medium and short oil alkyds For the manufacture of fast-dry metal primers and finishes as well as truck and tractor or coach enamel and road making enamels.

Styrenated and modified (Copolymerised) alkyds Styrenated alkyds for the manufacture of quick drying paints, with good gloss, primer and hammer finishes. Modified alkyds for fast curing enamels and varnishes for metal decorating with good flexibility and excellent adhesion. Thermoplastic acrylic resins Thermoplastic acrylic resins for the manufacturing of plaster primers, masonry paints as well as high build road marking enamels. Thermoset acrylic reins Thermoset acrylic acrylamide resin for high build metal coatings have good flexibility, detergent resistance and excellent adhesion. Hydroxyl acrylic reins 2K Hydroxy Acrylic Resin 2K for manufacture of automotive refinishes top-coat and clear coats, primers and as protective coat on metal structures like off-shores, cranes, rigs and other applications, as well as, on difficult metals such as galvanised steel and aluminium. Amino resins Amino Resins both, Urea Formaldehyde and Melamine Formaldehyde, for manufacture of AC lacquers and heavy-duty stoving enamels or baking enamel. Saturated polyester resins Saturated oil free polyesters for general-purpose coil and can coatings as well as metalised basecoats, automotive finishing systems and stoving finishes in conjunction with amino resins. c

For more information Ferro: 031-910-3500 | www.ferrocoatingresins.co.za Sancryl: 031-902-1422 | www.sancryl.co.za Synthetic Polymers: 010-596-4444 | sgb@syntheticpolymers.co.za | www.syntheticpolymers.co.za

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The polymer that creates colour Synthetic Polymers produces high-quality polymers for various myriad sectors such as decorative coatings, automotive coating, medium to heavy industrial coating and wood coating etc. Solvent based polymers are Synthetic Polymers core focus; however, our plant also has the capability of producing water-based polymers. A wide variety of resins including acrylics, aminos, saturated polyesters and the more popular alkyd resins as well as some specialist resins are produced using the strictest quality standards in our plant. Research and development take place in our state-of-the-art laboratory with the latest equipment and highly qualified polymer chemists. Convenient delivery with our twenty-metric ton bulk delivery vehicle with lead times between twenty-four and seventy-two hours.

• Long oil alkyds • Medium oil alkyds • Short oil alkyds • Short & Medium chain stopped alkyds • Urethane alkyds & Oils • Styrenated alkyds • Hydroxy functional acrylics • Thermoplastic acrylics • Specialty alkyds • Amino resins • Thermoset acrylics • Saturated oil free polyesters

010 596 4444 | sgb@syntheticpolymers.co.za | www.syntheticpolymers.co.za


food for thought

Pirates to capture coatings sector

When you view present day South Africa objectively there are not too many things going right. Our country is no longer dreaming or planning for success, rather we seem quite content to accept failure.

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ne is left with the impression that at the moment, the state of our economy is the least of Government’s concern. Should we be proud of the likes of SAA, Eskom, the railways, hospitals, the education system (with 30% pass rates), SABC, SABS, free tertiary education, the poor performance of our municipalities, the new Mining Charter, being relegated to junk status, and uncontrolled crime? Just recently, SAPMA was advised that the Government, through recommendations made by the seemingly omnipotent National Economic Development & Labour Council (NEDLAC), decided to negotiate for the abolishment of Chapter 39 import duties, specifically for resins from

Egypt and the East African community. This decision was made with the endorsement of NEDLAC, without the slightest consultation with the coatings industry or SAPMA. Or without any thought of conducting a business impact study to see how this move would affect the nine local manufacturers, who were not consulted either. When we put the manufacturers’ case to the DTI, we were told that the DTI was not allowed to consult with industry, under instruction from NEDLAC. We were then advised by the Director General of the DTI that the negotiations for import duty abolishment were too far gone and that the DTI could now not pull out of the negotiations. Now it must be remembered, that just four years ago Egyptian products were dumped in South Africa. The imports proved to be under specification compared with samples provided, leading to the payment of millions of rand in compensation. To make matters worse, Egypt, as a member of OPEC, enjoys cheap prices for solvents, labour costs that are significantly lower than in South Africa, and the Egyptian Government provides $2.4 billion in export subsidies, allowing

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Deryck Spence, Executive Director – SAPMA.

their exporters to land their product in South Africa at a price below our manufacturing cost. And now it will also be import duty free. So, when local companies close because they cannot compete against these pirates, the cry will come, What about our jobs?” Indeed, what about these job losses at a time when unemployment is rampant in our country? Perhaps the all-powerful NEDLAC can provide an answer. c

So, when local companies close because they cannot compete against these pirates, the cry will come, What about our jobs?


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