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Good morning Nigeria! – The Sasol stand at Propak West Africa in Lagos in September was a popular meeting place, a welcome sight as the South African fuels, lubes and polymers business grows its footprint across the continent. John Okafor (specialist market development Africa, Sasol Chemicals); Vongani Mbatha, account manager for Solvents, Sub-SaharanAfrica) and Leonard Segooa (manager: marketing & sales Africa) hosted FXVWRPHUVDQGJXHVWVIURP:HVW$IULFDDQGIXUWKHUD¿HOG
Local production of PET strapping: Correction WE HAVE been advised by Bidvest Afcom (which at one time was South Africa’s sole manufacturer of both PET and PP strapping) that the article on the entry into the market of PET strapping manufacturer Pro-Ten Strap in our June/July issue, insofar as it pertained to Bidvest Afcom, contained factual inaccuracies. The article stated that Bidvest Afcom had ‘exited the PET strap sector some years ago as it could not compete with prices of imports’. What in fact happened is that Bidvest Afcom ceased production of PET strapping (it has in fact mothballed the plant in its current manufacturing facility) but did not exit the market at all: instead, it began to import PET strapping and continues to do so. According to Bidvest Afcom MD Cliff Rostowsky, the chief reason it stopped production was that it was not able to source rPET material at favourable prices in relation to imported strap. Rostowsky says it’s only possible to manufacture PET strapping cost effectively by using rPET material sourced at an appropriate price. Rostowsky further believes that imported PET strap still provides the best value proposition to the end-user in terms of price and quality. The facts are therefore that Bidvest Afcom continues to supply PET strapping sourced from international manufacturers and remains the leader in this sector supplying PET strapping solutions of tools, equipment, consumables and service. Besides that, Bidvest Afcom also remains the largest local manufacturer of PP strapping. We apologise for the confusion.
Bye bye to SABS board IT’S NO SATISFACTION that the board of the SABS has been laid off, just disappointment that a good opportunity to cooperate in the much-needed drive to boost the SA economy was missed. As stated at several points over the years by this publication, the SABS has had all the appearance of being very nice but largely dysfunctional. The last straw – as far as the Department of Public Works is concerned – appeared to be that of awarding a quality standard to a sub-grade coal when a representative of the applicant was present during the test … but it should really have been that virtually nothing had happened for years. Amazingly, the CEO of the Bureau contested the Department of Trade & Industry’s ruling and took it to the High Court where she said she had been besmirched and dragged down by the other HAVE … IF YOU TO SAY members of the board … which is a slight variation SOMETHING if you side: ht ig br e on the good old ‘I only work here’ so often used in Look at th wisdom to e gem of have som sinking ships. e to us at ease writ impart, pl com s@iafrica. saplastic
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ASSOCIATIONS National zoological Gardens launches recycling pilot project Plastics industry encouraged to strive for zero pellet loss SAPPMA plays vital role in trenchless technology
WORLD Amcor seeks attitude shift on plastics packaging Australian bee could help the world’s plastic problem
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ENVIRONMENT Bottles2Bricks project led by primary school learners Oxo-biodegradable plastics-progress worldwide Braskem Green innovates yet again
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INDUSTRY NEWS Delta bottle bagger improves throughput at Nampak LP New solution from the Polyoak Packaging Group Maritime commissions large Formech vacuum former PE Recoveries install Tecnova recycling line SD Plastics & Projects installs PP strapping line DH Polymers signs major agency Kamboo now represents extrusion fundi Kabra of India Altair, Innovation in Industry 2018 World Cleanup Day 2018 Hotspot – solution for quick, hot water Collective accountability needed to address waste reform National tyre recycling plan stalls
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ON THE COVER Milliken supports foamers who offer Deep Colour Foam with its Reactint colorant technology for colouring polyurethane. Milliken offers a variety of primary colours for polyurethane slabstock –– including blue, orange, red, yellow, violet and black –– but can also formulate custom blends to make virtually any colour of the rainbow. Read more on page 70
• Clear arrangement of operating and indicating elements • Solid state relay (SSR) instead of heating contactor • All components exposed to water are made of non-rusting materials, hence long service-life • Achieves estimated 24% reduction in rejects and 20% increase in productivity
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News Wheels come off â€Ś but show goes on The wheels quite literally came off for the WAG â€˜Recyclablesâ€™ entry in the Red Bull Cart Race in Sandton on Sunday, 16 September. But the axelEHQGLQJXSVHWDERXWPIURPWKHFKHFNHUHGĂ€DJGLGQÂśWSKDVHWKH quick-thinking Rob McQueen of West African Group: the man was out RIWKHGULYHUÂśVVHDWLQDĂ€DVKDQGWRZHGWKHFKDULRWRYHUWKHOLQHHQGLQJ a commendable 46th out of 70 entries. The cart was made entirely from plastic recyclable materials by WAG and its co-sponsors, including a number of KZN convertors. Well done team! Read more on 18
Sluggish economy piles pressure on manufacturers â€Ś but this is no time to get down â€Ś and consumers arenâ€™t going to change their ways easily
LWÂśVEHFRPHH[WUHPHO\GLIÂżFXOWIRU6$PDQXIDFWXUHUVWR HEREâ€™S been a lot of bad news of late compete. So it has been refreshing to watch the seemingly and, with the economy inching along, a lot chaotic Trump administration in the USA show genuine of the guys have got a little despondent. UHVLVWDQFHWRWKHĂ€RRGRILPSRUWVIURP&KLQDHQWHULQJWKH Manufacturers urgently need at least some USA. South Africa is certainly not in a position to show discernible growth, even a few percent, so similar resistance, or any resistance at all, but consumers around the region would not surely it makes sense at least to assist local Buying be forced to be so tight. manufacturers?
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You can hardly blame businessmen faced Why any country should make a business with the predicament of slow sales demand. of trying to destroy industries in other All manner of problems arise and there countries eludes me, but â€“ as stated before is massive pressure on employers during â€“ letâ€™s look for some positives. And there sluggish economic phases, but getting yourself are: this issue we look at a wide range of down is probably one of the worst options to developments by South African convertors, exercise now. As a close friend once told me: DQG,FDQFRQÂżUPWKDWÂąHYHQLQWKHVHGDUNGD\V â€˜Weâ€™re working short-time, some of the staff are â€“ quite a bit of capex is going in, with a number of RXWRQVWULNHZHKDGDÂżUHDWWKHSODQWÂŤEHVLGHVWKDW big extrusion lines being commissioned (even if some of the HYHU\WKLQJÂśVÂżQHÂś guys prefer to remain quiet about their projects.) And so it can be. We also feature winning entries from a number of design I buy South African-made products wherever possible. competitions. Besides the fact that many of these entries Itâ€™s got to the point now where just show huge ingenuity, we hope that about everything available is â€˜Made closer inspection will possibly start in Chinaâ€™: you canâ€™t buy a cup, a set ideas for you that could lead to of screw drivers, a tyre, a T-shirt or bigger things. virtually anything that isnâ€™t made So, in these trying times, rather in China. I mean, what is this? In aim to build team momentum where general, buying local tends to costs the staff and managers build the more but I feel good about it. Thatâ€™s enthusiasm and are encouraged hardly going to rock the economy, to come up with suggestions to but we have to boost our local LPSURYHSURGXFWLRQDQGSURGXFWVÂŤ manufacturers. While our government and are spared the troubles with the so tamely keeled over to drop import bank manager and suppliers. Positive All this clean-up stuff has gone semiduties on just about everything, while viral, as you will see within, and what thinking can help can be wrong with that? at the same time forcing employers to ride out rough employ more and go BEE, the problem storms. for local manufacturers is even further exacerbated by the state subsidies received by Chinese manufacturers (by seemingly small advantages such as reduced shipping Martin Wells costs and incentives to attend foreign trade shows etc), Publisher Martin Wells,
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LPSURYHV WKURXJKSXWDW 1DPSDN/3 Belgian bagging system offers automated, fast and hygienic solution WKHOLQH7KH'HOWD%DJJHUZDVLQVWDOOHG NAMPAK Liquid Packaging in Isando has and commissioned in one day and the rerecently commissioned an automated PDLQLQJWKUHHGD\VZHUHXVHGIRUWUDLQLQJ ERWWOHEDJJLQJV\VWHPZKLFKVLJQLÂżFDQWO\ The bagger is used to package three, four improves its ability to bulk pack containers DQGÂżYHOLWUH3(7ERWWOHVRIGLIIHUHQWGH IRUVXSSO\WRFXVWRPHUÂżOOLQJOLQHV signs and the bag size is simply changed The rugged, steel frame DB142 bagging E\VHOHFWLQJDGLIIHUHQWUHFLSH system from Delta Engineering of Belgium, â€œThe Delta bagger has removed bottleVXSSOLHGDQGFRPPLVVLRQHGE\:UDSHWÂżOO necks on the line and improved our line forms the bags to spec in-line and sequenoutput, resulting in higher OEEâ€™s which is tially places containers fed in by conveyor the name of our game,â€? said Nampak LP LQWRWKHEDJV$OOVHWWLQJVDUHVHWDQG WHFKQLFDOGLUHFWRU/HUR\7KDQJDPXWKX DGMXVWDEOHE\3/& The line has the ability to form bags The systemâ€™s biggest advantage over from 800-1200mm wide and 200-1200mm solutions used to date is its ability to form ORQJ,WFDQKDQGOHERWWOHVIURPPP the bags in-line, thereby eliminating the LQKHLJKW7KHODW need to use preter aspect gives it made bags â€“ which â€˜The systemâ€™s biggest the ability to pack is costly, limiting advantage is its ability FRQWDLQHUVXSWRÂżYH and slows down litres, which is obviWKURXJKSXW7KDQNV to form the bags inously a big plus for to Deltaâ€™s patented line, thereby eliminating PDQXIDFWXUHUV Easyweldâ„˘ welding the need to use The DB142 line bars, the bags are pre-made bags.â€™ XVHVÂżOPDVWKLQDV made fairly tight, 30 microns, which is thereby reducing DERXWKDOIWKHWKLFNQHVVRIÂżOPVXVHGLQWKH WKHÂľEDQDQDHIIHFWÂśRISUHPDGHEDJV:LWK EDJJLQJSURFHVVWRGDWH WKH'%OLQHWZRUROOVRIÂżOPXSWRP One of the main reasons for the popularZLGHIHHGÂżOPLQWRWKHV\VWHPIRUWKHLQOLQH ity of the Delta Engineering technology is bag-making stage and, depending on the enhanced hygiene and safety, with risk of size of roll used, this allows for continuous contamination or dust ingress being virtuRSHUDWLRQIRUXSWRÂżYHGD\VRUIRUWKDW ally eliminated once the stacked bag has matter for as long as bottle production is EHHQVHDOHG2QFHWKHSDFNHGEDJVKDYH VXVWDLQHG%XWHYHQRQFHWKHUROOVUXQRXW EHHQWUDQVSRUWHGIRUÂżOOLQJFDSSLQJDQG the system allows for easy reel change labelling, the bags can readily be collected â€“ meaning that production need not be IRUUHXVHRUUHF\FOLQJ KDOWHGDWDOO â€œThe DB142 can pack a wide range of A further advantage is that a part-time products and offers fast changeover times RSHUDWRULVUHTXLUHGWRUXQWKHOLQHVSHFLÂż plus reduced labour and packaging mateFDOO\WRPRYHWKHÂżOOHGEDJVDVWKH\H[LW 6 OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2018
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Delta Engineering was founded in 1992 in Belgium by Danny de Bruyn and Rudy Lemeire, both engineers active LQWKHSURGXFWLRQRISODVWLFERWWOHV1RWLFLQJWKHODFNRIHIÂżFLHQWOHDNGHWHFWLRQHTXLSPHQWWKH\ started designing and producing a single head leak tester. In the following years they stayed YHU\PXFKDWWXQHGWRWKHQHHGVRIWKHLUFXVWRPHUVOHDGLQJTXLFNO\WRWKHGHYHORSPHQWRID whole range of solutions. This hands-on approach enabled Delta Engineering to establish a preeminent position in the industry. Today Delta counts large multinational groups as well as smaller independently owned companies among its customers.
Gauteng recycler Alex shuts doors ONE of the largest recycling businesses in Gauteng, Alex Plastics Recycling of Pretoria, closed its doors at the end of May. Involved over a long period in the LDPE recycle supply chain in which it supplied material to a multitude of conversion industries, the company was well-known for the high quality product it consistently supplied. â€œThe untimely closing is thus a sad affair,â€? said Andrew Blyth, who has been managing the operation for the past three years. At the time of going to press, the owners were still involved in selling the business as a running concern; the equipment as well as the building are also for sale. The site â€“ in Price Street, Waltloo ÂąKDVVLJQLÂżFDQWSRZHUDYDLODEOH supplied from two transformers, a registered waste management licence & a strong underground water supply.
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The Delta bagging system operates downstream from the blow moulding machine, with the containers being moved into the bagger on a conveyor and then, row by row, a layer of bottles is created by pushing the bottles on to a stainless steel plate â€“ and if necessary stacked into PRUHHIÂżFLHQWSDWWHUQVÂą EHIRUHWKHSODVWLFÂżOP is automatically formed around the bottle layer to form a hygienically sealed bag. The bag is then moved out of the OLQHZLWKWKHÂżQDOVWHS EHLQJWRPDNHWKHÂżOOHG bag easily available for transfer to stock or delivery
New solution from the Polyoak Packaging Group Contan launches its new OctoGripâ„˘ lid for 20-litre PolyPails CONTAN Buckets & Pails, a specialist division of Polyoak Packaging, launched its new OctoGripâ„˘ lid for 20-litre PolyPails at the Coatings For Africa (CFA) Expo in May. The closure is specially designed for the paint and coatings sectors. The OctoGripâ„˘ lid has been developed through extensive testing, with eight sturdy locking tabs to prevent lids from accidentally dislodging. It features a robust tamper band, providing the additional strength to survive the roughest supply chain. When applied to the bucket, this packaging solution provides good top-load VWUHQJWKIRUHIÂżFLHQWVWDFNLQJDQGDWWUDFWLYH display with outstanding quality decoration through in-mould labelling (IML) or offset
print in six colours. The new lid features simple opening instructions on the top surface. Simply cut and peel away the tamper band to expose its eight locking tabs, then unclip each one to release the grip and simply lift off the lid. To re-close, press the lid down ÂżUPO\DOOURXQGZKLFK VHFXUHVWKHOLGÂżUPO\ It also provides extra secure grip, especially DIWHUÂżUVWRSHQLQJ,WV triple closure system includes plug, seal and grip which remain intact and fully effective, even after the tamper band has been removed. â€œOctoGrip is the smart locking system that prevents accidental spills, yet is easy to open,â€? said Karl.
Âł:HDUHFRQÂżGHQWDQGH[FLWHGDERXWRXU innovative OctoGrip lid solution. We are currently trialling this with a number of our partners, with extremely positive results so far,â€? he added. Contanâ€™s extended range for paint and coatings includes smaller PolyPails down to one-litre as well DVRQHDQGÂżYHOLWUH PolyCans. Contan also offers buckets made from recycled plastic and takes its obligation to Extended Producer Responsibility very seriously. South Africaâ€™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
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Canadian equity fund business buys Precision Valve group PRECISION Global, a leading global manufacturer of dispensing solutions and owner of Precision Valve of Pretoria, has been acquired by Oncap, a Canadian private equity business. Founded in 1949, Precisionâ€™s dispensing solutions include more than 12,000 SKUs (stock keeping unit, literally a product and VHUYLFHLGHQWLÂżFDWLRQFRGHIRUDVWRUHRU product) which are sold into end markets such as personal care, household, food &
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beverage, industrial and pharmaceutical. Its products include aerosol valves, actuators, pumps, caps and related aerosol accessories, custom closures and other specialty dispensing solutions. The company is the largest supplier of valves in the world selling more than four billion annually and also produces and sells two billion actuators annually. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, USA, Precision employs more
than 1,500 people across 18 facilities in 15 countries and six continents, including Precision Valve based in Rosslyn, Pretoria. â€œPrecision serves a growing market with high-quality, reliable and innovative products that are critical to its customers and end users.â€? said Ryan Mashinter, managing director of ONCAP. â€œWe are excited to partner with Precisionâ€™s management team to accelerate the companyâ€™s growth both organically and
â€œOctoGrip is the smart locking system that prevents accidental spills.â€?
Contanâ€™s new OctoGripâ„˘ lid is a smart locking system from the Polyoak group company that prevents accidental spills. To open, simply cut and tear off tamper band
and reduces their carbon footprint. Contan is a sustainable supplier partner that assumes responsibility for the end life of RXUSDFNDJLQJWKURXJKDFWLYHSDUWLFLSDWLRQ ZLWK32/<&2Â´DGGHG/DPEUHFKW Âł%\SDUWQHULQJZLWK&RQWDQSDLQW PDQXIDFWXUHUVDQGEUDQGRZQHUVFDQ DFWLYHO\FRQWULEXWHWRZDUGVUHGXFLQJ SDFNDJLQJZDVWHWRODQGÂżOODQGKHOS GULYHUHF\FOLQJLQLWLDWLYHVZKLFKODVW\HDU FUHDWHGLQIRUPDOMREVZKLOHDWWKH VDPHWLPHSURÂżOLQJWKHLUEUDQGYDOXHVDQG EXLOGLQJEUDQGHTXLW\:HORRNIRUZDUGWR H[SORULQJKRZ&RQWDQFDQDGGYDOXHWR FXVWRPHUVÂśEXVLQHVVLQDQLQQRYDWLYHDQG sustainable manner.â€? Contan sales teamâ€™s Colin Gibb, Anri Gerber and Rina Kilian on the businessâ€™ stand at Coatings for Africa in Johannesburg in May
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Honeycomb reusable industrial packaging raising the bar THE growth in reusable industrial packaging for honeycomb core materials has been very evident over the last few years â€“ especially among European automotive OEMs who use collapsible sleeve pack systems for internal transportation of parts to their various assembly locations. It is estimated that upwards of 20% of this market is made up today of sleeve packs made using EconCore technology. Growth is continuing at a rapid pace. Consider sleeve packs having an areal density of 3000g/mÂ˛, one set made with true honeycomb core using EconCore technology and another set made with a cup-type core: the compression strength for the honeycomb core is on average 65% higher than for the cup-type core. The honeycomb core sleeve packs also show more consistency of performance. This superior performance provides a great opportunity for the sleeve pack producer to UHGXFHZHLJKWSHUSLHFHOHDGLQJWRGUDPDWLFERWWRPOLQHEHQHÂżWV through reduced material and energy costs and potentially at even higher output speeds. www.econcore.com
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New investment proposal from EU, rather than aid THE European Union appears to be taking a new stance on Africa, with European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker proposing a â€˜more equal partnership and investment, rather than aidâ€™ in a State of the Union address on 12 September. The main focus of the EU initiative appears to be to stem the economic divide which has been driving large numbers of Africans to migrate northwards. Trade between Europe and Africa LVQRWLQVLJQLÂ¿FDQWZLWKDERXW of Africaâ€™s trade going to EU bloc countries, although a far lower percentage of Europeâ€™s exports FRPHLQWR$IULFD$QHVWLPDWHG of Africaâ€™s exports go to China (a Â¿JXUHZKLFKLVLQFUHDVLQJUDSLGO\ at present) and six percent to the United States. Juncker proposed an alliance through which the EU could create VXVWDLQDEOHLQYHVWPHQWDFWLYLW\DQG create work opportunities in Africa. EU countries have various trade GHDOVZLWK$IULFDQFRXQWULHVPDLQO\ in North Africa, as well as economic partnerships with, among others, groups such as the Southern African 'HYHORSPHQW&RPPXQLW\ Most of Africaâ€™s exports at present are of bulk raw materials and minerals, meaning that there LVFRPSDUDWLYHO\OLWWOHYDOXHDGGHG input. In recent research programmes FRQGXFWHGE\6RXWK$IULFDQ organisations, the packaging PDQXIDFWXULQJVHFWRUVLQ.HQ\DDQG Zambia were found to be in urgent need of upgrading and investment. The researchers noted that the UHODWLYHO\ORZVWDQGDUGRISDFNDJLQJ in Zambia was retarding exports. In fact, a high portion of packaged goods available in retail outlets in Zambia originated from South $IULFD7KH\DOVRREVHUYHGWKDWWKHUH ZDVYLUWXDOO\DFRPSOHWHODFNRI training, and no labs appeared to be operating. This begs the question whether businesses in the packaging and technical moulding sectors in South Africa should attempt to access EU investment in the drive to grow exports to the EU from across the Southern Africa region?
recycling line Capacity of around 650kg/hr, capable of recycling plastic scrap with 7% moisture content POLYETHYLENE Recoveries cc in WKH(DVW5DQGUHFHQWO\FRPPLVVLRQHG WKHLUWKLUG/'GRXEOHYHQW7HFQRYD H[WUXGHUWRUHF\FOHSRVWFRQVXPHU ORZGHQVLW\SRO\HWK\OHQH/'3( KLJK GHQVLW\SRO\HWK\OHQH+'3( DQG SRO\SURS\OHQH33 The new Tecnova machine has a FDSDFLW\RIDSSUR[LPDWHO\NJKUDQG LVFDSDEOHRIUHF\FOLQJSODVWLFVFUDSZLWK DPRLVWXUHFRQWHQW7KH7HFQRYD H[WUXGHULVDOVRFDSDEOHRIUHF\FOLQJ SODVWLFÂ¿OPZLWKXSWRSULQW
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Gauteng local govt consider ban on microbeads THE government has set up a task team to look at imposing a total ban RQPLFUREHDGVÂ±WKHWLQ\SODVWLF beads used in cosmetics, toothpaste and sandblasting. This comes after a Water Research Commission VWXG\IRXQGPLFURSODVWLFSROOXWLRQ in tap water in Johannesburg and Tshwane, as well as in all rivers tested in Gauteng and in borehole water in the North West province. 7KHVWXG\FRQGXFWHGE\ UHVHDUFKHUVDW1RUWK:HVW 8QLYHUVLW\UHFRPPHQGHGDEDQRQ the manufacture, importation and use of microbeads in South Africa. In response, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has set XSDWDVNWHDPRIRIÂ¿FLDOVIURPWKH GHSDUWPHQWVRIWUDGHDQGLQGXVWU\
KHDOWKDQGVFLHQFHDQGWHFKQRORJ\ WRH[DPLQHWKHSRVVLELOLW\RISKDVLQJ in a microbeads ban. One of the proposals that the team has made so far is for an amendment of the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, DGPLQLVWHUHGE\WKH'HSDUWPHQWRI Health, which would ban microbeads in these substances. Several countries have banned, or plan to ban, the manufacture or importation of toiletries containing microbeads. Those where a ban came into effect in 2018 include Canada, France, New Zealand, Sweden, Taiwan, the UK and the US. Others, such as India, Ireland and ,WDO\KDYHGUDIWHGOHJLVODWLRQIRUWKH ban to come into effect later.
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used to manufacturer buckets, as well as bins and planters which are manufactured from PP. Over the years the quality, reliability and ease of use of Tecnova machines have enabled Tecnova to become a global reference with more than 3 000 machines in operation all over the world. www.perecoveries.co.za www.tecnovarecycling.it OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2018 13
Extrusion lines for plastic recycling suitable for materials with high level of moisture and print.
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SD Plastics & Projects installs PP strapping line
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Offers wide range of PP strapping, from 5mm to 19mm with a 0.5mm â€“ 1.5mm thickness SD Plastics & Projects have successfully installed a polypropylene strapping production line with some of its product range already entering the market. The Jiangsu Beier Machinery 90mm dual extrusion line, supplied by and commissioned by Cabletech Marketing, was installed with an extra SCM dosing unit to ensure the best product possible. The machine is capable of manufacturing a dual stand ranging from 5mm up to 19mm band width, with an overall thickness of 0.5mm to 1.2mm. They 90mm extruder has a throughput of 100kg/h based on a 19mm width band. Installed with 3 PLC auto winders, the preheating and stretching units on the machine adopts to a gear transmission. The new strapping line accommodates all requirements in the industry, says SD Plastics & Projectsâ€™ founder and owner, Samuel Dani Mumalo. The company has
also invested in its own tensile tester, enabling them to test the breaking strain on their products and thus ensuring good quality strapping before leaving the factory. Mumalo has been in the strapping manufacture industry since 1989. Seeking work during 1996, he was hired by Rexel Productions, where at the time, Hennie Meyer recognised his potential and hired him as a quality controller. In 2008 Mumalo left Rexel after making the decision to establish SD Plastics & Projects, along with his son Paul. The plant, in Mainreef Park, Denver, Johannesburg, also offers a range of S-PVC pelletised material.
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Making the sweet switch Darling sweets turn to sustainable packaging SWEET duo, Frits van Ryneveld and Hentie van der Merwe from Darling in the Western Cape, are the entrepreneurs of the tasty toffee confectionary brand, Darling Sweets. From the get-go, these two have been environmentally conscience and when the idea to develop their brand happened about four years ago; it was a no-brainer that their packaging would be recyclable. They were on WKHKXQWIRUDVXSSOLHURIWZLVWJUDGHÂżOPWRZUDS their toffees in and after some investigating they came across a local supplier in Cape Town, called 3UDF3DN7KLVORFDOVXSSOLHULPSRUWELRSKDQHÂżOP which is essentially made from cornstarch and is fully biodegradable. Throughout Frits and Hentieâ€™s 14 OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2018
research and product development phases, they realised that having the right type of packaging would affect their toffees shelf life and to have their treats expire after only a few weeks from being exposed to air and moisture - is simply not an option. Currently, their toffees have a 12-month shelf life and this is achieved through using a special ODPLQDWHGÂżOPFRPSULVHGRIWZROD\HUVRI%233 which results in a barrier against the elements and is also recyclable. According to Fritz and Hentie, the RQO\GUDZEDFNDERXWWKHELRGHJUDGDEOHÂżOPDSDUW from cost) is that there are no biodegradable inks available because theyâ€™d love to be able to print the GLIIHUHQWWRIIHHĂ€DYRXUVRQWKHZUDSSHUV www.darlingsweet.co.za
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PP Equipment Solutions exits machinery sector PP EQUIPMENT Solutions, originally known as Ferrostaal and way back as Printing Products, has exited the equipment supply sector entirely, bringing the curtain down on what was formerly one of South Africaâ€™s most successful equipment supply businesses. As Printing Products, the business was one of the leaders in the extrusion system supply sector in South Africa. Later changing its name to Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions following a merger with MAN Ferrostaal, the company represented a number of top European machine manufacturers. But the fact that the name Ferrostaal cropped up in discussions about South Africaâ€™s complicated and over-charged arms deal did not help, momentum ebbed away. A number of top managers left, including Hannes Kritzinger (started Kamboo Marketing in 2010), Floors Coetzee (started Sabre Equipment in 2017) and others, resulting in the recent decision to exit the equipment supply sector entirely. It is understood that the company will from now operate in WKHDUHDRISURMHFWÂżQDQFH
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PET prices hit record highs in August PET prices hit record highs of close to R25,000 a ton in August before, just as rapidly, dropping back again. The price spike was due to unexpectedly high prices for paraxylene, one of the basic raw materials used in the manufacture of terephthalic acid (TPA) which in turn is one of the building blocks for PET/saturated polyester production. A factor which further effected SA prices was the weakening of the rand exchange rate; like the Brazilian, Argentinian and Turkish currencies, the rand was affected by emerging market jitters brought about the USAChina trade dispute. Paraxylene (Px) producers made money during July and August, but PTA and PET export margins collapsed from around $150-200 of a few months ago to now around $50-80/t for PET.
signs major New nylon materials from Politem in Turkey DH Polymers recently signed a new agency with highly regarded Turkish engineering plastics company, Politem, to distribute its Nylon (PA6 & PA66) materials in South Africa. This is the fourth major principal for which Gauteng-based DH 3RO\PHUVLVWKHRIÂżFLDO distributor in South Africa. Others include BASF (TPU Elastollan TPUs), Elastron (TPE, TPV Elastron SEBS and EPDM/PP) and CGFSE (FSE Fluoroelastomers and
3HUĂ€XRURHODVWRPHUV 3ROLWHPEDVHGLQdHUNH]N|\7HNLUGDĂˇ in Turkey, started the production of engineering plastics in 2006. The company reinforces the principle of sustainable quality with the latest technology laboratory equipment present and a productive R&D team at its factory. Politemâ€™s R&D facility brings alternative solutions to market innovations and carries out custom applications in pilot production lines allocated for R&D.
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(ODVWURQFHUWLĂ€HGIRU GULQNLQJZDWHUDSSOLFDWLRQV DEVELOPING of materials for potable water contact requires a lot of engineering, a dedicated production line and sustainable quality. To meet with market and customer requirements, Elastron has obtained NSF/ANSI 61 approval for drinking water applications DQGOLVWHGDVDFHUWLÂżHGPDQXIDFWXUHU Elastron products will continue to be tested periodically and unannounced audits will be made to Elastron factory by NSF International to guarantee that the quality maintains.
Elastron V 281 products were tested at 82Â°C and approved for commercial KRWXVHV16)$16,FHUWLÂżHG(ODVWURQ products are available in a wide hardness range starting from 55 Shore A to 90 Shore A and also 40 Shore D. Elastron V 281 series are TPV materials and were especially developed IRUSLSHVÂżWWLQJVDQGDSSXUWHQDQFHVE\ Elastron R&D team. Shower hoses and heads, pipes of machines and systems that contact to potable water, seals of potable water pipes and even plumbing
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agency â€œDH Polymers is very happy to have landed the agency for Politem. They are a highly respected company internationally and their products are of a very high standard,â€? says Deon Holtzhausen, DH Polymersâ€™ owner. The Politem products which DH Polymers will be distributing in South Africa include all the PAâ€™s 3$3$3$XQÂżOOHGDQG ÂżOOHGFRPSRXQGV DH Polymers also imports and distributes other specialty plastics and polymers, including chlorinated ethylene CPE, EPDM, Chloroprene, Silicon,
HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE, EVA, Polypropylene, ABS, PA, PA66 and EPS. DH Polymers was established by Holtzhausen in April 2009 after he left Ultra Polymers where he had been a director and shareholder for close on 10 years. DH Polymers quickly built an excellent reputation as a steadfast and dependable distributor in the plastics industry, a reputation that remains untarnished to this day.
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Kamboo now represents extrusion fundi Kabra of India
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SA print/packaging supplier has infrastructure to support convertors KAMBOO Marketing, the supplier of machinery and consumables to the print and packaging sectors, has been appointed as the South African agent for Kabra Extrusionstechnik of India, one of the leading Indian extruder manufacturers. Kabra has achieved extensive success in the SA market, supplying a range of extrusion systems, including lines for the EORZQÂ¿OPSLSHDQGVKHHWVHFWRUV Kabra has been manufacturing machinery since the 1970s and has an estimated 14,000 installations worldwide in more than 90 countries. It is part of the well-established Kolsite group in India, established way back in 1962. Kolsite is today a leading manufacturer of masterbatch and secondary packaging, with the latter aspect resulting in extensive virtual on-site trialing of Kabraâ€™s systems and technologies. .DPERRZLWKRIÂ¿FHVLQ-RKDQQHVEXUJDQG&DSH7RZQLV ZHOOHVWDEOLVKHGLQWKHÂ¿OPVVHFWRULQWKHSDFNDJLQJPDUNHWLW RIIHUVVKULQNVOHHYHPDWHULDOÃ€H[LEOHDQGOHWWHUSUHVVZDWHUZDVK printing plates, web guiding and advanced colour inspection technology. In the printing area, it supplies on-press, post-press and mailroom solutions. Kamboo was established in 2011 by Hannes Kritzinger in &DSH7RZQVKRUWO\WKHUHDIWHUVHWWLQJXSDQRIÂ¿FHLQ/LQEUR3DUN -RKDQQHVEXUJ â€œWe now have the infrastructure to capably support users in DOOWKHSODVWLFH[WUXVLRQÂ¿HOGVÂ´VDLG.ULW]LQJHU
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WAG takes on box cart race! WEST African Group took part in the Red Bull Box Cart Race on 16 September with a box cart made from recyclable and reusable plastics, and aptly named â€˜The Reusablesâ€™. Red Bull Box Cart Race is a global event
for amateur drivers racing homemade soapbox crafts. Each hand-made machine is fueled by creativity and competitive fun - not WRPHQWLRQWKHQHHGIRUVSHHG7KLVXQLTXH non-motorised racing event challenges both experienced racers and amateurs alike to design and build outrageous, humanpowered soapbox dream machines and compete against the clock in a downhill race. Red Bull has held more than 100 box cart UDFHVDURXQGWKHZRUOGVLQFHWKHÂ¿UVWRQHLQ Brussels in the year 2000 â€“ from Australia to 6RXWK$IULFD+HOVLQNLWR6W/RXLV-DPDLFD to Italy. South Africaâ€™s most innovative and witty teams raced each other down the twists and
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Showcasing local initiatives using the latest technology THE 2018 Innovations in Industry technical conference was held at the beginning of September in Port Elizabeth at the Nelson Mandela 8QLYHUVLW\108 )RUWKHÂżUVWRILWV kind, the event was incredibly well received with over 90 delegates in attendance and names on a waiting list! And the speakers put to rest the skepticism that these innovations PLJKWMXVWEHDĂ€HHWLQJWUHQG
NMU in partnership with Altair and SAIMechE organised the technical conference to showcase the latest and newest developments in technology being implemented in our local industry; to demystify new technologies as well as give leaders in local technology the opportunity to share their own stories about how theyâ€™ve harnessed these new technologies to improve and enhance their own current outputs. The presenters, all innovative pioneers LQWKHLURZQÂżHOGV detailed their applications, explained their experiences, both good and bad, and helped to broaden delegatesâ€™ horizons to what is possible if these exciting technologies are embraced and focused on operational needs. â€œPartnerships work when each partner involved achieves greater success than they would have been able to individually. This is clearly the case with the NMU-Altair partnership. Altairâ€™s software and academic offering makes a strong positive difference in the quality of the academic outputs that
are generated by NMU, while at the same time NMU is growing in international stature as a training facility where excellence in education is delivered to studentsâ€?â€™ says Clive Hands of Nelson Mandela University. Âł7KHUHLVQRÂżHOGLQHQJLQHHULQJDQG beyond that canâ€™t take advantage of these new technologies to improve, empower and inform their current way of doing things â€“ be it the PHGLFDOÂżHOGFRQVWUXFWLRQ manufacturing, architecture or practical training across industry,â€? he adds. In this day and age, new technologies and technological/ industrial revolutions are being announced daily and companies need to keep up with these rapid and accelerating methodologies to maintain their presence in their own industry. Up until now, there has been an DFFHOHUDWLRQRIVSHFLÂżFWHFKQRORJLHVDERYH and beyond niche or personal applications. These advancements have been adopted across the board as being new technology trends that are expected to not only take
â€˜Inspired forward thinking and put to rest the skepticism that these innovations might be a fleeting trend.â€™
Franz Studer and Jacques Strauss of Retecon had a stand at the conference
Nelson Mandela University and Altairâ€™s relationship has been forged from their partnership in the Eco-Car Project. Altairâ€™s design tools are well established in the industry
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root, but drive industry forward through to the next decade and beyond. The conference showcased local initiatives working in these areas and illustrated how they are no longer pie-in-the-sky technologies, but realworld and applicable and are being actively deployed in current operational scenarios by our own local industry. The presenters, shared the details of their applications and expanded the understanding of what the possibilities are when embracing these exciting technologies in local operations: â€˘ Testing techniques of metal AM in industry, Dr Anton du Plessis from the CT scanner facility at Stellenbosch University â€˘ VR & AR applications in industry, Jaco Heunis and Yanesh Naidoo from Jendamark Automationâ€™s continuous improvement and design departments, respectively â€˘ Optimisation & lightweight techniques in composites design, Martin
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regretted that purchase. No more just a prototyping technology, AM is now increasingly being used for the production of series and bespoke components for the most demanding of applications. Bryan Bullock from Rapid3D said that LQWKHODVWWKUHHWRÂżYH\HDUVWKHUHKDV EHHQDQLQFUHDVHLQDGGLWLYHPDQXIDFWXULQJ and because of its popularity, there was DFULWLFDOQHHGIRUDXQLYHUVLW\WRRIIHU' printing as a subject. Âł$ERXWRIDXWRPRWLYHSDUWVWKDW are currently being made are not going LQWRWKHYHKLFOHEXWVWLOOQHHGWREHNHSWLQ VWRFNLQFDVHWKH\ÂśUHQHHGHG$XWRPRWLYH companies are looking at this and how to RYHUFRPHLWE\XVLQJ'SULQWLQJDVDQG when parts are needed,â€? he explained. â€œ75% of manufacturing operations will EHXVLQJ'SULQWLQJWRSURGXFHÂżQLVKHG goods; the current 5% (about $640 billion) of global manufacturing is 3D printing.
The allure of this procedure is that it FDQVLJQLÂżFDQWO\UHGXFHWKHZHLJKWRID product, as well as reduce the turnaround time of producing a product,â€? Bullock added. Bullock has a BTech (Mechanical, Technikon Natal), and also did research into composite material manufacturing methods at DUT. Following that, he started a small engineering business ZKLFKVHUYLFHGPDLQO\WKHIRRGSURFHVVLQJ and packaging industry. After two years, he decided to turn to designing and automating factory equipment, and in 2003 took a position managing the large tool URRPDW3ÂżVWHUHUDQGDOVRZDVUHVSRQVLEOH for the maintenance department which controlled all new projects within the FRPSDQ\ÂśVVHYHQIDFWRULHV,Q%U\DQ OHIW3ÂżVWHUHUWRGRIUHHODQFHPDFKLQH design and manufacture for a number of companies in the KZN region, while also helping with Rapid3D.
Bryan Bullock from Rapid3D stands beside his table of 3D printed objects
Optimisation techniques in composites design Lightweighting has become an urgent quest for all global industry, particularly LQWKHDHURVSDFHDQGDXWRPRWLYHVHFWRUV WRFRQWLQXDOO\LPSURYHIXHOHIÂżFLHQF\DQG performance goals. This has seen not only the opening of horizons into use of exotic and lighter materials, but has also recently VHHQDVLJQLÂżFDQWVKLIWLQWKHDSSURDFKDQG mindset to engineering design. Martin Badenhorst, engineering and project manager for Eco-Car and PhD student at NMU, talked about his experience as leader of the Eco-Car Challenge, for which Nelson Mandela 8QLYHUVLW\SDUWQHUHGZLWK$OWDLU,QKH EXLOWKLVÂżUVW(FRFDUDQGUDFHGLW+RZHYHU KHZDQWHGWROLJKWZHLJKWWKHZKHHO+HXVHG FEA strains compared to physical strains WRJDXJHPHDVXUHPHQWVDQGGHYHORSHG different wheel designs. The original wheel ZHLJKHGNJDQG%DGHQKRUVWPDQDJHG WRGHFUHDVHWKDWWRNJ+HDOVRÂľSOD\HG DURXQGÂśWRLQYHVWLJDWHKRZPDQ\ZKHHO spokes were needed and how to lightweight WKHVH2QFHUHÂżQHGKHKDGPDQDJHGWR get it down to 77% lighter. +HFRPPHQWHGRQKRZGHVLJQIXQFWLRQ VWLOOGRPLQDWHVWKHSURGXFWLRQGHYHORSPHQW SURFHVVZLWKVLPXODWLRQDVDYHULÂżFDWLRQ tool and that successful production GHYHORSPHQWLVWKHFROODERUDWLRQEHWZHHQ GHVLJQDQGHQJLQHHULQJ+HIHHOVVWURQJO\ WKDWFRPSDQLHVDQGXQLYHUVLWLHVQHHGWR embrace simulation technologies. Badenhorst graduated at the Nelson 0DQGHOD8QLYHUVLW\ZLWKDQ1'LSLQ 0HFKDQLFDO(QJLQHHULQJLQ$IWHULQLWLDO work as a design engineer in the NMU Solar Car Project, he became a founding member of the NMU Eco Car Project and WHDPOHDGHULQ-DQ:KLOVWRQWKH project, Badenhorst graduated with a BTech GHJUHHZRQDQDZDUGIRUÂľ%HVW%7HFK Design Studentâ€™, and guided the NMU Eco Car team to become Champions at the 6KHOO(FR0DUDWKRQ$IULFD,Q he worked as a design engineer & lecturer at the NMU, and graduated with a MEng degree which focused on the Sequential use of Structural Topology and Composites Optimisation. Currently, doing his PhD studies, KHLVHPSOR\HGDV&RQVXOWLQJ+HDG of Engineering and Project Manager RYHUVHHLQJDPXOWLGLVFLSOLQDU\LQGXVWU\ JRYHUQPHQW108FROODERUDWLYHSURMHFW intended for commercialisation. AR in industry will be ubiquitous soon 7KHODVWWZR\HDUVKDYHVHHQPDMRU DGYDQFHPHQWVLQWKLVUHDOPZLWKPXOWLSOH KDUGZDUHGHYLFHVUHDGLO\DYDLODEOH7KH YHU\QHDUIXWXUHZLOOVHH$XJPHQWHG5HDOLW\ (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) applications RIYLUWXDOO\HYHU\WKLQJÂąGHVLJQVLPXODWLRQ
â€œAt the university we are very focused on advanced technology and how we can expose both our students and our local industry to their potential,â€? said Clive Hands
Martin Badenhorst is currently doing his Doctorate at Nelson Mandela University and was the leader of the Eco-Car Challenge which partnered with Altair
maintenance, training, trouble-shooting, marketing, sales and more. AR technologies are used to connect the virtual design to real-world physical equipment for operator training, maintenance and visualisation, and the potential of the technology at the moments knows no bounds. Speaking about VR and AR applications in industry, Yanesh Naidoo from Jendamark Automationâ€™s design departments, spoke about the relevance of Industry 4.0 today and how additive manufacturing, augmented reality, virtual reality, autonomous robots, block chain and cyber security play an integral role in the evolution. The recent convergence of IT and OT has led to the acceptance and adoption of all items considered part of the Industrial Internet of Things (iIoT). This is accelerating
Organisers of the event, Fiona Richardson from Altair and Clive Hands, lecturer in the engineering department at Nelson Mandela University
at a rapid rate across global industry, informing strategic manufacturing decisions that relate directly to operational optimisation and direct cost-savings. By 2019, 15% of manufacturers who manage data-intensive production and supply chain processes will be leveraging cloudbased execution models with edge analytics for real-time visibility and operational Ă€H[LELOLW\6LPSOLÂżHG(GJHLQIUDVWUXFWXUHVWKH movement of intelligence and analytics to the edge have become critical for success for fast visibility into the manufacturing process. Naidoo explained that Line Watch, one of Jendamarkâ€™s innovations, came about by chance. The system shows the production line in a graphic via an app on a phone or laptop which can be viewed anywhere in the world. Youâ€™re able to get information about what is currently happening on the line as
Yanesh Naidoo speaking about the Internet Of Things & Industry 4.0 in an applied scenario
well as downtime and maintenance reports. Augmented Reality looks at incorporating remote support; if a machine is down in another country, maintenance has virtual reality glasses which theyâ€™ll use when skyping with the machine operator to resolve it virtually. These virtual glasses will also be capable of taking photos. Naidoo graduated at University of Cape Town with a BSc(Hons) in Mechatronics (QJLQHHULQJLQ$IWHULQLWLDOZRUNDV a project engineer at Volkswagen South Africa in Uitenhage, he took up the role of sales engineering in 2004 at Jendamark $XWRPDWLRQLQ3RUW(OL]DEHWK Naidoo was appointed director of sales and design in 2010. Along with being responsible for the global sales of the group, he is also driving Jendamarkâ€™s Industry 4.0 strategy. OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2018 23
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World Cleanup News
13 million volunteers mobilised to pick up litter in 155 countries around the world
This year, International Coastal Cleanup Day culminated in the firstever World Cleanup Day – the biggest positive civic action the world has seen
THE planet was swept cleaner by a green wave on 15 September, as 13 million people from 144 countries and territories joined in World Cleanup Day, the largest peacetime civic action in human history. 3ODVWLFV_6$SDUWQHUHGZLWK/HW¶V'R,W$IULFDLQWKH¿UVWHYHU World Cleanup Day by providing resources towards the biggest, global cleanup event that the world has ever witnessed. :RUOG&OHDQXS'D\VWDUWHGLQ)LMLDQG¿QLVKHGLQ$PHULFDQ
Samoa 24 hours later and was supported by a number of global leaders. South Africa is proud to have been one of the 60 countries from the African continent who participated in this year’s event! World Cleanup Day Headquarters has results, which are still being updated continuously. The largest contributors were Indonesia, Pakistan and USA with 3.3, 3 and 1.5 million people, respectively. Kyrgyzstan had the largest percentage of population participation rate in the cleanup, standing at 7%. It is estimated that each year, 8 million tons of litter end up in the environment – causing a serious threat to people, wildlife, soil, water and air. The World Cleanup Day is a call to action
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Goal to collect and recycle the equivalent of every bottle and can it sells globally by 2030 SOUTH AFRICANS nationwide joined the waste-free movement to clean up beaches and rivers this September. Coca-Cola’s bottling partners led over 14 clean-ups across the country reaching as far as Mamelodi and Soweto to Durban and Muizenberg. This was in partnership with Plastics/SA for Clean-up and Recycle Week which ran from 10-15 September and coincided with International Coastal Cleanup Day on 15 September.
Earlier this year, the Coca-Cola Company announced an ambitious goal to help collect and recycle the equivalent of every bottle and can that it sells globally by 2030 through its ‘World Without Waste’ strategy. This includes making packaging 100% recyclable globally by 2020. In South Africa, the company is working to support healthy, debris-free environments and oceans through organisations such as PETCO
Coca-Cola’s bottling partners led over 14 clean-up crews across the country on World Cleanup Day, reaching as far as Mamelodi and Soweto to Durban and Muizenberg
to increase collection and recycling of packaging in the most risk-prone areas for marine debris. Coastal Clean-ups took place in Kwa-Zulu Natal in Port Shepstone, Durban and Richard’s Bay as well as in the Eastern Cape in Port Elizabeth and East London. Inland clean-ups included Grabouw, Soweto, Mamelodi, and Soshanguve. Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages coordinated the Muizenberg beach clean-up on 16 September. Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa partnered with a number of NGOs, local municipalities, regional government departments, as well as the South African Police Services in areas to mobilise communities to take part in the clean-up. CCBSA also included schools that are involved in the Schools Recycling Programme to join the initiative.
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Photos from around the world were fortunate to be part of this global for the public, decision makers and on World Cleanup Day movement that hopes to inspire change all citizens alike, to take real action in in human behaviour,” said Douw Steyn, solving the waste problem. Sustainability Director of Plastics|SA. For the past 22 years, Plastics|SA has ³:HKDYHPDQDJHGWRJHWRWKHU been partnering with Ocean Conservancy packaging streams and retailers to by coordinating South Africa’s involvement support our efforts and recycling in the annual International Coastal initiatives, such as our beach clean-ups, Cleanup Day. This annual event takes Operation Clean Sweep, sponsoring litter place on the third Saturday in September booms and the Aqua Amazing schools’ and sees thousands of volunteers each education programme. Last year alone, year collecting and removing litter from we donated 350 000 yellow refuse bags our waterways as part of Cleanup & that were used for clean-ups around the Recycle SA week. This year, International country and assisted coordinators with Coastal Cleanup Day culminated in the audited clean-ups,” he added. ¿UVWHYHU:RUOG&OHDQXS'D\ “This was the biggest positive civic action the world has seen, and we www.cleanupandrecycle.co.za www.letsdoitworld.org OCT / NOV 2018
Hotspot – solution for hot water, fast! An award winning invention providing hot water, cheaply and fxqast AN innovative solution for electricityguzzling geysers has been invented by an Eastern Cape woman, Sandiswa Qayi, and its development to commercialisation facilitated by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the CSIR. The geyser sleeve or Hotspot (as it is more commonly known) speaks to the core objective of the Grassroots Innovation Programme, which is to recognise and work with innovators at the grassroots level and help them by incubating their ideas into commercially viable goods and services. In many instances, due to lack of funds, technical and expert support, these ideas never come to life. Once fully commercialised, these ‘The innovations will then, Hot Spot can be contribute to the local retrofitted on any economy. conventional geyser The Hotspot is an innovative solution to ensuring reduced grew up in a rural reducing household energy consumption, setup where we used geysers’ high energy guaranteeing the sun to heat water consumption and to faster hot before we had electricity, make existing geysers I never imagined I could ZRUNPRUHHI¿FLHQWO\$ water’ contribute in this space as a product like this comes at a manufacturer,” she says. time when the country is grappling with
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the challenge of rising electricity costs and increased demand. Qayi was working as the General Manager for Abenzi Woodhouse Skills Development Centre & Furniture Manufacturer when she came up with the idea for the Hotspot. “To be a young black female who The price of the Hotspot is R250 including VAT, excluding installation and delivery. Currently selling via their online store: www.aetafrica.co.za
What is it? 4D\L¿UVWKDGWKHLGHDIRUWKH+RWVSRW when she decided to design a solution to reduce her electricity bill AND save water – she loathed having to wake up at 4:30am to switch on her geyser to ensure that she had hot water by 6:30am. She developed the idea with her business partner at Amahlathi EcoTech. It’s a simple but effective design – the geyser sleeve is manufactured from PVC using carbon black, calcium-based thermal stabiliser and a food-grade plasticiser used in toy manufacturing. The VOHHYHFDQEH¿WWHGRYHUDQ\VWDQGDUG geyser element to give hot water within 30 minutes of it being switched on. Qayi explains that the Hotspot can be likened to the workings of a kettle whereby you only heat the amount of water you need. The Hotspot is ideal for residential homes and for anyone who isn’t in a position to buy expensive solar geysers, timers or geyser blankets – enabling the user access to 50 litres of hot water at
Sandiswa Qayi, inventor of the Hotspot geyser sleeve
50C in less than 30 minutes! “What makes this product different from other similar ones on the market is that it allows consumers to heat the portion or volume of hot water as and when they need it, instead of heating the IXOOJH\VHU,WFDQEHUHWUR¿WWHGRQWRDQ\ existing geyser element easily and will increase energy savings by more than 30%. It complements existing energy savers such as timers, geyser blankets and high-pressure solar geysers by giving the end user more control over the volume of hot water to heat when they need it,” says Qayi. Why now? The Hotspot has been in the public eye VLQFHZKHQLWZDV¿UVWDZDUGHGWKH “Most Promising Youth-Led-Business” by the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme. The Department of Science and Technology has been associated with the Hotspot since. 7KHRI¿FLDOODXQFKRIWKH+RWVSRW will celebrate its graduation from the Grass Roots Innovation Programme to commercialisation after successful multistakeholder seed funding for the R&D of the product through the Technology Innovation Agency, The Innovation Hub, Grass Roots Innovation and later, an IDC loan of R6,84 million to commercialise the product and get it to market. www.aetafrica.co.za
waste reform It is estimated that last year R17-billion of ZDVWHZDVGLVSRVHGRIWRODQGÂ¿OOWKDWFRXOG KDYHEHHQXVHGEDFNLQWRWKHHFRQRP\Â±E\ PHDQVRIUHF\FOLQJUHSXUSRVLQJDQGUHXVLQJ
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INITIATIVES such as Clean-up and Recycle SA Week are a great measure to raise awareness on the waste to ODQGÂ¿OOYHUVXVUHF\FOLQJFRQXQGUXP IDFHGLQWKHFRXQWU\+RZHYHUWKH message needs to be far clearer; that *RYHUQPHQWFRUSRUDWH6RXWK$IULFDDQG LQGLYLGXDOFLWL]HQVDOOKDYHDUROHWRSOD\ â€“ and strong focus should be placed on GULYLQJFROOHFWLYHDFFRXQWDELOLW\Â±LIZH DUHWRUHGXFHODQGÂ¿OOLQJDQGLQFUHDVH recycling of waste in the country. Looking at the current state of waste PDQDJHPHQWLQWKHFRXQWU\LWLVFOHDU WKDWODQGÂ¿OOLQJUHPDLQVWKHPRVWFRPPRQ PHWKRGRIVROLGZDVWHGLVSRVDOZKHUH South Africa is lagging far behind other GHYHORSHGDQGGHYHORSLQJHFRQRPLHV LQWHUPVRIUHF\FOLQJ,QIDFWUHSRUWV indicate that the country is only recycling 10% of the 108 million tons of waste generated annually. It is also estimated that last year R17-billion of waste was GLVSRVHGRIWRODQGÂ¿OOWKDWFRXOGKDYH used back into the economy â€“ by means RIUHF\FOLQJUHSXUSRVLQJDQGUHXVLQJ These statistics are startling; but what is perhaps more shocking is the knowledge that without immediate LQWHUYHQWLRQVWRFKDQJHKRZZH PDQDJHUHF\FODEOHYHUVXVGLVSRVDEOH ZDVWHWKHFRXQWU\ZLOOEHIDFLQJD PDVVLYHZDVWHPDQDJHPHQWFULVLV )RUH[DPSOHZLWKRXWGUDVWLFFKDQJHWR GLYHUWZDVWHIURPODQGÂ¿OOLWLVHVWLPDWHG -RKDQQHVEXUJZLOOUXQRXWRIODQGÂ¿OO space in less than 10 years. 2IFRXUVHLIZHDUHWRFKDQJHWKH FXUUHQWVWDWXVTXRDURXQGUHF\FOLQJ
we need to understand that such an LQLWLDWLYHZLOOUHTXLUHEX\LQLQYROYHPHQW collaboration and participation at all OHYHOVRIVRFLHW\7KHZLOOLQJQHVVWR FKDQJHEHKDYLRXUVLVRIWHQWKHKDUGHVW WKLQJWRVHFXUHEXWLWFDQEHGRQH While a complete culture change towards recycling and waste PDQDJHPHQWZRQÂ¶WEHDFKLHYHG RYHUQLJKWLIZHORRNDWWKH ZDWHUFULVLVSDUWLFXODUO\ LQWKH:HVWHUQ&DSH there are two key lessons here; (1) EHKDYLRXUFKDQJH can certainly be DFKLHYHGZKHQIDFHG ZLWKDORRPLQJFULVLV but perhaps more importantly (2) how the HQYLURQPHQWDOLPSDFWVFDQEH VORZHGDQGUHYHUVHGLIZHSURDFWLYHO\ FKDQJHEHKDYLRXUÂ±DQGEHIRUHWKH situation becomes critical.
local industry stakeholders are aware of this legislation and take the necessary VWHSVWRFRPSO\&ULWLFDOO\WKHVH prohibitions represent an opportunity to VHHNDOWHUQDWLYHDQGPRUHVXVWDLQDEOH waste management solutions â€“ and FUHDWHDPRUHHIÂ¿FLHQWZDVWHHFRQRP\ in South Africa. 7KH1DWLRQDO*RYHUQPHQWKDVDOVR put policies in place to support the implementation of the new legislation DQGRYHUDOOWRGLYHUWFHUWDLQZDVWH IURPHQGLQJXSDWODQGÂ¿OOVLWHV$Q example of this is the National Waste 0DQDJHPHQW6WUDWHJ\ODXQFKHGE\WKH 'HSDUWPHQWRI(QYLURQPHQWDO$IIDLUV '($ WRSURPRWHZDVWHPLQLPLVDWLRQ UHXVHUHF\FOLQJDQGUHFRYHU\RIZDVWH Â±DPRQJRWKHUWKLQJV*RYHUQPHQWLV therefore trying to establish a more uniform way to ensure all public DQGSULYDWHVHFWRUHQWLWLHV DQGFLWL]HQVUHF\FOHDOO WKHLUUHXVDEOHSURGXFWV DVIDUDVSRVVLEOHDQG contribute to national UHF\FOLQJLQLWLDWLYHV and programmes. Another programme that will lend great support to the National Waste Management Strategy LVWKHLQLWLDWLYHODXQFKHGE\WKH City of Johannesburg in July this year making it legally compulsory to separate at source. This is a prime example RIWKHW\SHVRISROLFLHVVWUXFWXUHV and systems that cities and local municipalities across the country are going to need to begin instituting and LPSOHPHQWLQJLQVXSSRUWRIDQGLQRUGHU to adhere to national legislation. $QGDOWKRXJKWKHORJLVWLFVRIWKH City of Johannesburgâ€™s programme DUHVWLOOEHLQJÂ¿QDOLVHGDQGLWZLOOWKXV EHUROOHGRXWLQDVWDJHGDSSURDFK WKHLGHDOLVWKDWHYHU\KRXVHKROGDQG SXEOLFDQGSULYDWHVHFWRUHQWLWLHVZLOO take its fair share of accountability. This means ensuring that they separate WKHLUZDVWHDWWKHLUUHVLGHQFHEXLOGLQJV
Without drastic change to divert waste from landfill, it is estimated Johannesburg will run out of landfill space in less than 10 years
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using colour coded plastic bags â€“ such as blue for glass and plastic, and green for biodegradable waste, for example â€“ which will make it easier for the waste management company responsible for the collections to ensure that all the waste is appropriately recycled or disposed of.
Proactive waste management offers employment opportunities While recycling offers many environmental EHQHÂżWVLWVDELOLW\WRDOVRFUHDWHMREV cannot be emphasised enough. In fact, the waste picker sector is on the increase, and plays a key role in South Africaâ€™s recycling strategy. Further to this, waste pickers are reported to make between R290 â€“ R770 from the waste they collect, demonstrating the potential of waste in creating an income stream for individuals. As recycling becomes more of a national priority, it presents more opportunities for waste pickers to work as one-man-bands to support their families, or potentially
to organise themselves into small businesses. With this in mind, if given the correct resources, the waste pickers can also become more empowered and hopefully employ other members of the community â€“ thus further contributing to combatting unemployment. Waste management can no longer be approached with a linear view â€“ and we need to be thinking ahead, adopting an all-encompassing view, with innovative and best practice for recycling and waste reform. And, succeeding in this will take VLJQLÂżFDQWEX\LQIURP*RYHUQPHQW corporate South Africa and individual citizens â€“ as every sphere of society has a shared interest and therefore an important role to play in adopting positive behaviours to reduce their waste, practice separating and recycling at source and contributing to the overall sustainable waste management aims of the country. OCT / NOV 2018
SA retail brands make their pledges Other initiatives that shouldnâ€™t go unnoticed or commended is the efforts and commitments already being made by private companies to adjust some of their business practices. For example, and in support of global and local movements against the use of nondegradable and plastic packing etc., several of the major South African retailers have begun introducing recyclable shopping bags. Woolworths has committed to making all its own-brand plastic packaging reusable and recyclable by 2022, while Pick â€˜n Pay KDVEHFRPHWKHÂżUVW6RXWK$IULFDQUHWDLOHU
to trial compostable bags, designed to break down after three to six months as opposed to 500 to 1 000 years. These retailers are to be commended for their efforts and should serve as examples to others in this industry.
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A NEW SOLUTION for the recycling of scrap tyres, one of the waste management areas where large volumes of material are collected and which potentially presents substantial opportunities for empowerment and transformation, appears to be remaining HOXVLYH,QWKH\HDUVLQFHWKHÂżUVWW\UHUHF\FOLQJ venture, REDISA, was liquidated in late 2017, the build-up to the formulation of a new plan has been characterised by surprising revelations and counter argument, resulting in extremely slow progress. The controversial Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA) and its management company .XVDJD7DND&RQVXOWLQJZHUHSODFHGLQÂżQDOOLTXLGDWLRQLQ September 2017 and an order granted for their assets to be transferred to the Waste Management Bureau. Serious DOOHJDWLRQVRIÂżQDQFLDOLPSURSULHW\ZHUHPDGHLQWKHÂżQGLQJVRI Judge Robert Henney in the Western Cape High Court. In a 101page judgment, Judge Henney said there had been â€˜an unlawful misappropriation of public fundsâ€™ by the REDISA management. Attorneys for REDISA, then the only approved waste tyre plan for the country, have appealed the entire order. The case comes before the Supreme Court of Appeal on 1 November. At the time when Department of Environmental Affairs minister Edna Molewa lodged the application for REDISA to be liquidated, about R2-billion had been collected by REDISA from the tyre industry. Following that, however, and in public hearings at which rival recycling plans were submitted, the
process appears to have become even more complicated. The current situation Currently about 400 tons of scrap tyres are being generated a day â€“ that is, over 12 000 tons a month. Presently only about 1000 tons is being reprocessed monthly. The problem is PDGHZRUVHE\WKHIDFWWKDWPRVWODQGÂżOOVLWHVGRQRWDFFHSW scrap tyres. Five recycling plans were submitted at the public hearings staged around the country in May. After much deliberation, one was proposed and submitted to the Department of Environmental Affairs, namely the SATRUCO (South African Tyre Reuse Co) plan. ,Q)HEUXDU\WKLV\HDUWKHÂżQDO6$758&2GRFXPHQWZDV revised with changes requested by the DEA and was forwarded to the Minister for sign-off. No one can explain the â€˜delayâ€™ as the plan certainly made the rounds which included three government departments agreeing to their support of the plan. It appeared that Minister Molewa was on the verge of approving and signing the SATRUCO plan, but the process stalled and the public hearings for rival plans were presented instead. It appears that, according to pundits in the industry, the manner in which the SATRUCO plan landed on the 0LQLVWHUÂśVGHVNDQGLWVFRQWHQWVPD\EHĂ€DZHG Âł<RXPD\EHDZDUHWKDWWKHFRPSDQ\WKDWZURWHWKHÂżUVW critical report about REDISA (that we hotly dispute, and EDVHGRQMXVWWKUHHGD\VLQ5(',6$RIÂżFHV LVL6ROYHLW,UHQH Moutlana is a director of iSolveit. Sheâ€™s also an executive member of SATRUCO,â€? said Kusaga Taka chief executive and former REDISA director Chris Crozier. It also appears that the current hold-up may be a result of confusion surrounding the Waste Management Bureauâ€™s involvement. The Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs met on 16 August with the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) to deal with several issues that had been raised over the establishment of the Waste Management Bureau, with particular reference to contradictions in the legal opinion regarding its nature and the role of the director general (DG). Members of the committee said they felt like the DEA had not answered the fundamental question regarding the Waste Bureau â€“ whether it was operational or not. If it was operational, then it had to exist on its own and there was no legal basis for anyone to appoint the staff members, and that the CEO should report to the director general. The problem now lies in the fact that the '*ZDVDOVRWKHDFFRXQWLQJRIÂżFHUIRUWKH%XUHDXDQGLQIDFW had to exercise the role of being the Bureauâ€™s CEO too. The Committee requested another follow-up meeting to be scheduled, as there were several questions that had not been answered by the Department, and for the Minister to be present to give clarity on the standing of the legal opinion. Who is SATRUCO and what is their plan? 6$758&2ZDVIRXQGHGDVDQRQSURÂżWRUJDQLVDWLRQLQ 2016 and, according to its submitted plan, focuses on the management of environmental processes (tyres), coordination of multi-disciplinary community projects, legal compliance and international standards. â€œThe ultimate goal of the SATRUCO plan is to create a broad base model and to facilitate sustainable
remains elusive substance,” said a reliable source. development to assist the South African government to build a “The term ‘circular economy’ is introduced, but nowhere in developmental state, with special focus on youth development the plan is there any substance attached to how the plan will and women economic emancipation,” reads the plan. promote the circular economy. It further states that ‘while the SATRUCO proposes the establishment of the Waste Tyre SATRUCO plan will ensure cradle-to-cradle recycling of all Council (WTC) which should comprise members of the various types of pneumatic tyres, it will give consideration and upper community groupings, all stakeholders in the tyre industry assistance to government to deal with off road tyres’. This and other interested parties, which could include government. sentence is confusing in several respects. 7KLVFRXQFLOZRXOGEHDQRQSUR¿WHQWLW\WRKHOSHQVXUHWKHUH “Most importantly, cradle-to-cradle recycling means to is general understanding and better working relations return the materials to virgin or near virgin state and between government, industry and the community. use them to re-manufacture the original or similar The establishment of the WTC would allow for Currently about items. This has yet to be achieved anywhere in better transparency between tyre producers and 400 tons of scrap the world and it is not credible that SATRUCO industry and SATRUCO would in turn contract tyres are being generated can guarantee this,” said the source. a management company to deal with the daily a day – that is, over 12 000 “It looks like puffery, thrown in with circular operations and roll out of the SATRUCO plan. “On the face of it, the SATRUCO plan ticks tons a month. Presently only economy, radical economic transformation and fourth industrial revolution at various all the boxes, but that is all it seems to do. If about 1000 tons is being other places in the plan as seasoning without you scratch just below the surface there is no reprocessed any credible substance,” added the source. monthly • The National Waste Management Strategy website provides an opportunity for members of the public, businesses, consumer groups, NGOs and other civil organisations to provide feedback and input into the National Waste Management Strategy (NWMS) as it is developed. http://wastepolicy.environment.gov.za/ • More about the current status at http://sawic.environment. gov.za/?menu=348 OCT / NOV 2018
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GROHE Sense & Sense Guard Material used: Plastics What is it? A smart water sensor that detects water in your home, equipped with a range of intelligent functions to detect sense and respond to the presence of water where it shouldn’t be. The smart water controller can detect burst pipes and automatically shut off the water supply. It also it constantly measures and compares water pressure, WHPSHUDWXUHDQGÀRZZLWKSUHVHWWKUHVKROGV
Nest Cam IQ Outdoor Material used: Main Shell: PC painted for UV resistance Front Face: PC Film with In-mould lamination. Hard coat applied for UV and scratch resistance. What is it? The Nest Cam IQ outdoor security camera is thoughtful about how and when it alerts you. It uses advanced algorithms to tell a person from an object and then automatically zooms in and follows them in the app. Its 4K sensor, HDR, and 12x digital zoom show everything in crisp 1080p HD. It has a powerful speaker and mic so you can let intruders know you’re paying attention.
Nest Secure Material used: The keypad top and buttons are PC that is PVD plated, painted white and matte clear coat on top. The light ring is translucent PC. Outer housing is white PC with UV clear coat. Rubber foot is made from silicone. Nest Detect: main body surfaces are PC and the lens is HDPE What is it? Nest Secure is a home security product designed to be tough on burglars and easy on you. Designed from the customer’s perspective, there are several innovative features that make Nest Secure easy to live with, while still meeting or exceeding current security guidelines.
TURF Acoustic Ceiling Tile System Material used: All turf ceiling tiles are made from 5mm PET felt board which is made with recycled polyester plastic, the majority of which comes from recycled water bottles. The magnetic clips are tempered spring steel with rare earth magnets. What is it? 7KUHHGLPHQVLRQDOPDJQHWLF3(7UHF\FOHGLQGXVWULDOIHOW acoustic tile system that attaches to ubiquitous drop ceiling tee grids that allow for endless customisation.
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Intel SSD Ruler Material used: Anodized aluminium for the enclosure and latch. Plastic for the internal latch part. What is it? Built for data centres, it gives customers an SSD with high per-drive, per-server, and per-rack capacity. Its new form factor with the intuitive latch provides improved manageability and serviceability in tandem with HIÂ¿FLHQWWKHUPDOGHVLJQWRUHGXFHPDLQWHQDQFHFRVWVDQG completely disrupt the total cost of ownership.
Magic Carpet Pro Material used: Structural components are die-cast aluminium. A variety of standard injection moulded polymers (mainly PC/ABS) were used where mechanical properties were not critical. A range of injection moulded engineering polymers including POM, and 3$ZLWKXSWRJODVVÂ¿OOIRUKLJKVWUHQJWKVPDOOFRPSRQHQWVRU components that required sliding movement. Compression moulded silicon was used for expanding joints. What is it? A heavy duty camera slider built to withstand WKHGHPDQGVRISURIHVVLRQDOÂ¿OPPDNLQJ,WKDVEHHQ GHVLJQHGZLWKWKHSURÂ¿OPPDNHULQPLQG,WÂ¶VSRUWDEOH LQÂ¿QLWHO\H[WHQGDEOHDQGVLPSOHWRXVHDQGUHDG\WRJR to work in the most demanding environments. With a FRQFHDOHGPRWLRQVPRRWKLQJÃ€\ZKHHOLQWHUFKDQJHDEOH track lengths, and a quick release system, you get studio quality shooting in any location.
RADIUSâ„¢ Temporary Site Light Material used: High impact, high voltage tolerant PC/ABS, with an extruded and machined aluminium heat sink. What is it? A job site luminaire that can instantly light up the work VSDFHZLWKOXPHQVRIOLJKWÂ±H[FHHGLQJWKHSHUIRUPDQFHRI H[LVWLQJ:Ã€XRUHVFHQWOLJKWVZKLOHFRQVXPLQJOHVVHQHUJ\ The light requires no maintenance and its high impact construction HQVXUHVLWÂ¶OOVXUYLYHWKHWRXJKHVWMREVLWHFRQGLWLRQV8VHUVZLOOKDYH the ability to wire more lights per circuit on any voltage range between 99ZLWKDTXLFNZLUHXQLYHUVDOSRZHUVXSSO\7KHRSWLFDOGHVLJQ delivers a consistent beam and an optimised colour temperature.
Material used: The enclosure of the system is fabricated from machined aluminium and moulded plastic and rubber. Chemically strengthened glass provides robust touch input surfaces. What is it? Square Register is a fully integrated point-of-sale system designed to work with any business. It combines dedicated hardware, embedded software, and LQWHJUDWHGSD\PHQWVWHFKQRORJ\DOOZRUNLQJWRJHWKHUVHDPOHVVO\:LWKDQH[WUD large, bright seller display that helps merchants ring up transactions quickly and DFFXUDWHO\7KHFXVWRPHUGLVSOD\VKRZVFXVWRPHUVZKDWWKH\Â¶UHEX\LQJOHWVWKHP pay with any form of payment (contactless, chip, and magstripe), and can prompt customers to sign up for digital receipts and loyalty programmes. 44 OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2018
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WIM Interactive Stroke Therapy Material used: 7KHVSKHULFDOWUDLQLQJWRROFRQVLVWVRIDWUDQVSDUHQW3&SODVWLF DVWKHVKHOOGXHWRWKHLPSDFWVWUHQJWK7KHVWUDSLVPDGHRIFRORXUHGVLOLFRQH WRHQDEOHĂ€H[LELOLW\%RWKSURGXFWVDUHFRYHUHGLQDVRIWGXUDEOHMHUVH\IDEULFD FRWWRQDQGV\QWKHWLFÂżEUHPL[ DOORZLQJWKHOLJKWWRVKLQHWKURXJK7KHLQVLGHRIWKH DUPEDQGLVPDGHRIVRIW38IRDPDQGFRYHUHGLQDEODFNEUHDWKDEOHYLVFRVH What is it? An interactive stroke therapy that empowers and supports a patientâ€™s recovery at home. It is a training NLWDLPHGWRLPSURYHWKHVWURNHSDWLHQWÂśVÂżQH motor skills. Guiding lights, sounds and vibrations in combination with muscle tracking technology enables WIM to â€œcome aliveâ€?, address all senses and adapt each session to your QHHGLQDJDPLÂżHGZD\
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Marc Mahl is new MD of Fanuc SA FANUC South Africa, a leading supplier of CNC, robot and â€˜Robomachinesâ€™ has announced the appointment of Marc Mahl as its new managing director. Marc, who is already familiar with the many Fanuc systems users across Africa, will have the responsibility for all of Fanuc SAâ€™s African operations. He joined the company in 2004 as a service engineer and later moved into sales where he was directly responsible for equipment sales. â€œMarc will intensify Fanucâ€™s direct support to our African customers with close cooperation from Fanuc Corporation in Japan in order to improve the competitiveness of our products and service. Fanucâ€™s goal in Africa is to further increase customer satisfaction by strengthening its â€˜One Fanuc, Service First,â€™ â€˜Genmitsuâ€™ (strict preciseness) and â€˜Tomeiâ€™ (transparency) value
programmes,â€? a company statement said. Marc takes over from Kroum Petkov, who has been MD of Fanuc SA since 1994. Kroum, who had been with the company since 1991, retired at the end of August. Fanuc Corporation, situated at the foot of Mt Fuji near Tokyo, is one of the ZRUOGÂśVPRVWGLYHUVLÂżHGPDQXIDFWXUHUVRI factory automation equipment, industrial robots and Robomachines, including the â€˜Robodrill,â€™ â€˜Robocutâ€™ and â€˜Roboshotâ€™ systems. Since its founding in 1956, Fanuc has been a major contributor to the automation of machine tools and a pioneer in the manufacturing revolution. Today it is a leading supplier of factory automation solutions with a global QHWZRUNRIPRUHWKDQRIÂżFHVLQ more than 46 countries covering every continent.
Marc Mahl, new MD of Fanuc South Africa, is the third generation of the Mahl family to be involved in the plastics industry in South Africa. His grandfather, Franz Mahl, was active in the industry as a manufacturer of rollon containers from the 1950s to the late â€˜80s, and his farther Bernhard is FKLHIFRPPHUFLDORIÂżFHUDW6DIULSRO
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Women are leading SAâ€™s drive for recycling and sustainability SOUTH African women continue to ÂżJKWIRUWKHFRXQWU\ÂśVIXWXUHÂąWKLV time directing their collective efforts at sustainable waste management. This is particularly evident in the PET plastic sector, where industry players from big brand bottling executives to grassroots waste collectors have banded together to unlock the economic opportunities associated with recycling plastic bottles. The result is the national body for PET recycling (PETCO) headed up by chief H[HFXWLYHRIÂżFHU&KHUL6FKROW]ZKLFK was established in 2004 as a way to selfregulate the industry and fund recycling efforts. 6FKROW]VDLGWKHFKDOOHQJHIRU3(7&2 CLEANING UP â€“ Masupatsela Cooperative chairperson Salphy Nkoana is one of the women creating employment and contributing to poverty alleviation through PET plastic recycling in the Tembisa community
lay in how to be more effective in linking the formal and informal PET plastic recycling economies through on-going mentorship and enterprise development. â€œAccording to a poverty trends report released by Statistics South Africa last year, female-headed households UHPDLQVLJQLÂżFDQWO\SRRUHUWKDQWKHLU male counterparts. We believe PET waste collection and recycling can provide job creation and income-earning opportunities for women trapped in the cycle of poverty.â€? She said many women were already doing exemplary work at grassroots level, citing examples such as the Masupatsela Cooperative, which has been operating in Tembisa, Gauteng, WOMEN ON WASTE â€“ Quinette Goosen of the Uitenhage Recycling Mula Swop Shop sorts plastic bottles for recycling, which children from impoverished local communities exchange for goods and food for their families
since 2011. Started by chairperson Salphy Nkoana and a group of women as a means of alleviating poverty in their community, the cooperative collects recyclables from more than 600 households, schools and shopping complexes and enjoys the support of the Ekurhuleni Municipality. â€œIn the Eastern Cape, the Uitenhage Recycling Mula Swop Shop Project gives children the opportunity to exchange recyclable items for food, toiletries, stationery, clothing or toys RQFHDZHHNÂ´VDLG6FKROW] Founded in 2015 by Quinette Goosen, Glinise Howard and Olive Grimsel, WKHVZRSVKRSEHQHÂżWVXSWR impoverished households a week and has, to date, removed more than 45 tons of PET plastic from the community. PETCO vice-chairperson Tshidi Ramogase, who is also director of public affairs and communications for Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa, said uniquely African solutions were now needed to grow a collective mindset geared towards sustainability.
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move IDC to develop partnerships with businesses in plastics sector
Sonia Keulder, the IDCâ€™s Head of the Chemicals Products and Pharmaceuticals Business Unit, stated that the IDC would like to re-engage with the plastics value chain and play a pro-active role in this regard. It has now appointed an Industry Development Champion, Rian Coetzee WRVSHFLÂ¿FDOO\IDFLOLWDWHWKLVLQGXVWU\5LDQ ZKRLVDTXDOLÂ¿HGHFRQRPLVWKDVEHHQDW the IDC for over 20 years. 5DWKHUWKDQVLPSO\ORDQLQJIXQGV to ventures, the IDCâ€™s strategy now is WREHPRUHFORVHO\LQYROYHGZLWKWKH management, including the undertaking RISURMHFWIHDVLELOLW\VWXGLHVDQGLQYHVWLQJ LQHTXLW\LQWKHEXVLQHVVHVZKHUHLWLV required. 2QHRI5LDQÂ¶VPDLQUHVSRQVLELOLWLHVLV to facilitate support to the current plastics converters. It is imperative to improve its competitiveness in light of the challenges IDFHGE\WKHLQGXVWU\UHODWLQJWR international competition and the circular economy. He will also assist in developing the non-packaging sector, which in the SODVWLFVFRQYHUWLQJVHFWRUUHIHUVFKLHÃ€\WR WHFKQLFDOPRXOGLQJEORZDQGLQMHFWLRQ and specialised extrusion ventures. To DFFHVV,'&VXSSRUWEXVLQHVVYHQWXUHV need to include and involve BEE partnerships and IDC has developed a QXPEHURIPRGHOVWKDWFRXOGEHRIXVHWR converters. According to Sonia, the IDC is aware WKDWPDQ\RIWKHEXVLQHVVLQWKHSODVWLFV and packaging sectors are family-owned and partnering with the IDC will potentially require a transition to a more corporate RULHQWDWLRQEXWVKHVD\VZRUNLQJZLWK ,'&ZLOOLQPRVWFDVHVEHDÂ³ULVNPLWLJDQWÂ´ ZKHUHDOOLQYROYHGLQWKHEXVLQHVVEHQHÂ¿W The IDC also wishes to assist South $IULFDQFRPSDQLHVWREHFRPHPRUH involved in the SADC (Southern African 'HYHORSPHQW&RPPXQLW\ ]RQHE\ exploring export-import opportunities and/ or setting up manufacturing ventures in WKHQHLJKERXULQJFRXQWULHV â€¢ Rian Coetzee can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org 50 OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2018
Paul Jordaan has been appointed project manager for both the Polystyrene Association of South Africa and the Southern African Vinyls Association
Ryan Levitas joined the African Pipes 9DOYHV )LWWLQJV$39) H[HFXWLYHWHDP LQ6HSWHPEHU+HZLOODGGWKHWHFKQLFDO and engineering skills required to do MXVWLFHWRWKHKLJKWHFKSURGXFWVDYDLODEOH to APVF, said Ben Levitas. After graduating with a BSc in PHFKDQLFDOHQJLQHHULQJIURP8&75\DQ started his career in the civil engineering environment. He was involved in the formwork design and engineering solutions on the extension to the Worcester Wastewater Treatment Works, Visserhok Waste Treatment Plant and Saldanha Port upgrades while at Harsco Infrastructure SA. ,Q$XJXVWKHMRLQHG75,= Engineering Solutions as an innovative product development company, VSHFLDOL]LQJLQGHYHORSLQJFRPPHUFLDO vehicle products and systems. During his tenure he worked his way up to project manager for Freightliner Custom &KDVVLVD'DLPOHUJURXSEUDQGDQG engineering manager for Autocar Truck. Paul JordaanKDVEHHQDSSRLQWHG SURMHFWPDQDJHUIRUERWKWKH3RO\VW\UHQH Association of South Africa and the Southern African Vinyls Association 6$9$ ZLWKVSHFLÂ¿FIRFXVRQSURYLGLQJ DVVLVWDQFHZLWKWKHLUVXEPLVVLRQVIRU an Industry Waste Management Plan ,:03 7KLVIROORZVWKH'HSDUWPHQWRI Environmental Affairâ€™s Section 28 call made to the paper & packaging industry, electrical & electronic industry and lighting industry. Paul is a 26-year-old Capetonian who PDWULFXODWHGDW3DXO5RRV*\PQDVLXPLQ 6WHOOHQERVFKEHIRUHREWDLQLQJKLV%6F Agric Conservation Ecology degree from WKH8QLYHUVLW\RI6WHOOHQERVFKLQIRU which he received cum laude distinction and the Daniel Booysen Award for his Â¿QDO\HDUWKHVLV+HZHQWRQWRFRPSOHWH his Masterâ€™s degrees at the same LQVWLWXWLRQVSHFLDOLVLQJLQVXVWDLQDEOH agriculture with his thesis entitled, Â³(YDOXDWLQJWKHVXVWDLQDEOHSRWHQWLDORI ELRJDVJHQHUDWLRQLQ6RXWK$IULFDÂ´ Commenting on his new focus on the local waste management and industry
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Colouring in â€Ś Noma Mashinini is the new assistant to the technical manager and Wayne Mollison is the new GM at PlastiColors in Johannesburg
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At the conclusion of PETCOâ€™s Annual General Meeting, various industry players received awards in the following categories:
Public Campaign of the Year This category recognises a public campaign that has successfully addressed a challenge around waste and reducing reliance on landfill. The winners were:
The Uitenhage Recycling Mula Swop-Shop Project
EcoBrick Exchange CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE The brick exchange is an environmental awareness enterprise that facilitates the construction of preschools in underprivileged communities using unrecyclable plastic waste. They do this by using plastic waste compressed into PET-bottles â€“ a highly insulating building PDWHULDOWKDWLVZDWHUDQGÂżUHSURRI
UITENHAGE, EASTERN CAPE The project aims to clean up the environment and alleviate poverty. Children exchange recyclable items for food, toiletries, stationery, clothes or toys once a week and get a light meal before going home. Since the project was started in June 2015, more than 45 tons of PET plastic, 25 tons of cardboard, and eight tons of non-recyclable items have been removed from the communities.
Recycled Product of the Year This category recognises a product that exemplifies the best of sustainability. The Winner was:
Shoprite Checkers BRACKENFELL, WESTERN CAPE Shoprite Checkers uses food-grade PhoenixPET rPET in their Zip Cola bottles, which has replaced 25% of the virgin material and has several EHQHÂżWV,WKHOSVGLYHUWZDVWH IURPODQGÂżOOFUHDWHVMREVLQZDVWH collection and lowers the amount of energy used during the polymer manufacturing process. Shoprite Checkers has used 72 tons of rPET in 6.1 million 2L Zip Cola bottles to date, with a goal of increasing this to 198 tonnes (in 16.8 million bottles) within the next ÂżQDQFLDO year.
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This category recognises an individual whose entrepreneurial insight, ingenuity and perseverance has created and sustained a successful, growing business venture in the PET collection or recycling industry. Winners were:
Sibonile Mvambo from Abelusi Nabavuni Ngemvelo Cooperative INDWE, EASTERN CAPE The cooperative specialises in recycling plastic and cardboard. Sibonile buys from collectors, providing them with their main source of income, enabling them to provide for their families. The presence of the co-op in the community has drastically UHGXFHGWKHZDVWHEXUQWLQWKHODQGÂżOODV they collect most of their material there.
Nick Pienaar from Bonke Abantu WITBANK, MPUMALANGA
Established in 2005, Bonke Abantu now has a network of over 350 clients from whom they collect PET, cardboard, paper and glass daily. Nick provides the transport that enables the recycling to take place. This initiative has created 10 permanent jobs in recycling. They collect around 20 tons of PET every month, 180 tons of glass and 80 tons of paper.
Recycling Partnership Gamechanger Local Authority Recycling Innovation This category recognises the importance of partnerships with municipalities and local authorities in addressing waste reduction behaviour in South Africa. This is critical as SA is running out of landfill space. The winner was
Masupatsela Cooperative, in partnership with Ekurhuleni Municipality EKURHULENI, GAUTENG Masupatsela is a community-based recycling project which has been operating in Tembisa since 2011. The cooperative is the brainchild of a few women in the township who had poverty alleviation in mind. They collect recyclables from over 600 households, schools and shopping complexes.
This category recognises partnerships, including government (municipal, provincial or national), regulatory agencies, community organisations and private industries that have successfully implemented gamechanging initiatives. The winner was
Tembisa Self-Help Association of the Disabled (T-SHAD), in partnership with PETCO TEMBISA, GAUTENG T-SHAD started in 1990 and works to uplift disabled SHRSOHLQWKHLUFRPPXQLW\7KHLUHPSOR\HGEHQHÂżFLDULHV are 65 disabled people, comprising 19 male and 18 female youth and 17 male and 11 female adults. They run self-help programmes, including food gardens, and their main source of income is their recycling centre.
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Associations Recycling Innovator of the Year This category recognises the recycling facility that leads all other facilities. The winner was
Chris Els, Kaytech
Top Woman in Recycling This category recognises the importance of women in leadership and aims to grow the number of female role models in the sector for future leaders. The winner was
Frieda Willemse, owner and manager of D+F Sales & Services NIGEL, GAUTENG
ATLANTIS, WESTERN CAPE Kaytech, as the leading geotextile manufacturer in Southern Africa, is known for producing a quality needle-punched QRQZRYHQFRQWLQXRXVÂżODPHQWJHRWH[WLOH from rPET. This in itself is not new but the recent investment in a second, larger and more sophisticated line has developed the processing of the rPET into an LPSURYHGJHRWH[WLOH$QRWKHUVLJQLÂżFDQW investment has been made at the Atlantis production facility, where the installation of 1947 (315W) PV panels on all the roofs to optimise sunlight hours generates about 614KW during peak exposure time.
Media Spotlight This category recognises a journalist or media personality who has made an outstanding contribution to the awareness and understanding among South African consumers of issues pertaining to waste reduction, reuse and recycling. The winner was
Frieda lost her job in 2009 due to retrenchment and started reclaiming and recycling plastic to create an income for herself. Since then, she has bought a second-hand baling machine to receive better prices for her baled goods, bought a second-hand forklift and gained a special license to drive it, and now employs eight people full-time and more on a part-time basis. Marli is a dynamic writer and digital all-rounder. Her entry into the PETCO Media Spotlight awards stood out as the one with the most information and helpful suggestions, while still making FKDOOHQJLQJVFLHQWLÂżFIDFWV digestible.
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If successful, job creation programme will roll out across SA SOUTH Africaâ€™s largest zoo, the National Zoological Garden of South Africa (NZG), has launched a recycling pilot project aimed at job creation and addressing the massive litter problem which its thousands of annual visitors leave in their wake. Should the programme prove successful, it could also be rolled out at the Mokopane Biodiversity Centre in Limpopo. The pilot project, which was founded in conjunction with PETCO and the City of Tshwane, will be operated by the Umkariso
Women in Water cooperative. The NZGâ€™s acting manager for commercial services and business development, Marcel 6LQJKVDLGÂżYHSUHYLRXVO\XQHPSOR\HG Tshwane residents had been trained and appointed to collect and sort the high volumes of recyclable materials generated daily by WKH]RRÂśVUHVWDXUDQWVFXULRVKRSVRIÂżFHV research facilities, animal kitchens and veterinary hospital. â€œThis project forms part of the NZGâ€™s environmental management plan and recycling is just one area in which we are committed to expanding our green footprint,â€? said Singh, adding that this was in compliance with the National Environmental Management: Waste Act. â€œIn implementing the waste hierarchy of
reduce, re-use and recycle, we are also waging a war on littering, which is a huge problem. The NZG is currently in the concept phases of developing environmental campaigns aimed at reducing our plastic waste and educating visitors.â€? 3(7&2FKLHIH[HFXWLYHRIÂżFHU&KHUL Scholtz applauded the zoo for taking a proactive stance on waste management, while providing jobs and skills development for future entrepreneurs. She said PETCO had been supporting the NZGâ€™s recycling efforts since 2015, through training workshops as well as the handover RIDFRQYHUWHGVKLSSLQJFRQWDLQHUIRURIÂżFH space, trolleys, sorting tables, industrial scales and other equipment needed to get the programme off the ground.
Green zoo - The National Zoological Garden of South Africaâ€™s head of recycling projects, Derek Moodley, speaking at the launch of the zooâ€™s new waste recycling initiative which will be conducted in partnership with PETCO and the City of Tshwane
CEO Special Awards Recycling & Waste Reduction Warrior PETCOâ€™s vision is that capacitated, empowered consumers know about PET and know that it is recyclable and safe to use. Winners were:
Abram Tlhoriso Tumaeletsi of IkagengDitamating, Vaal Park Recycling Project
Jack Magongo of Timele Greening Project LUPHISI, MPUMALANGA Timele Greening Project is based in WKHUXUDOYLOODJHRI/XSKLVL7KHSURMHFW led by Jack Magongo, has the mission RIHQKDQFLQJWKHOLYLQJFRQGLWLRQVRI WKHFRPPXQLW\PHPEHUVZLWKFOHDQ XSFDPSDLJQVLQVFKRROVDQGRQWKH streets.
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THE South African plastics industry has reiterated its commitment to keep South Africaâ€™s water sources free of plastic pollution. Plastics|SAâ€™s executive director Anton Hanekom said reducing the amount of plastics that make their way into streams, rivers and the ocean is one of the biggest focus areas for the plastics industry worldwide today. 3ODVWLFV_6$ZDVRQHRIWKHÂżUVW signatories of the Declaration of the Global Plastics Associations for Solutions on Marine Litter, a global declaration and public commitment by the international plastics community, signed in March 2011, to address the issue of plastics in the marine environment. Operation Clean Sweep was developed as an important
NORTHERN THE new committee of PISA Northernâ€™s branch are Bob Bond of Rapid Design Technologies, David Rule of PISA, Lowrie
IOM3 Round-Up THE IOM3 has been very busy with regional elections, planning for the annual conference and more. The annual conference document and Call for Abstracts have been distributed and are also available on the IOM3 website. This is also a reminder that the Call for Abstracts closes on Wednesday, 24 October. The prestigious Young Personsâ€™ World Lecture Competition will take place in Port Elizabeth at the Fairview Race Course 56 OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2018
during the afternoon of Thursday, 11 Oct. Northern branch Congratulations to Sivi Govender of Multotec Rubber who was elected as the Northern Branch Chair. Vice Chair is Bright Rwodzi, with Jacques de Lange as Secretary. Thabiso Musendame makes up the 4th committee member. KwaZulu-Natal The newly elected committee comprises of Grant Rosettenstein (Chairman and secretary portfolio), Rudi van Niekerk (Vice
Chairman and publicity portfolio), Prakash Kalipersad (membership portfolio), Des Royappen (events portfolio) and Crighton du Preez (immediate-past chairman and events portfolio). Grant is currently CFO at the West African Group and has been with the company for QLQH\HDUV*UDQWTXDOLÂżHGDV&KDUWHUHG Accountant at the University of KZN in 2005. Rudi currently occupies the position of sales and marketing manager at H&R Africa, tasked with developing H&Râ€™s growing global footprint into Africa. He has been employed at H&R for the past 11 years. Rudi
PtSA launches in Eastern Cape
The Production Technologies Association of South Africa (PtSA) was launched in the Eastern Cape recently. Everybody who is anybody in the manufacturing industry was there! Malcolm Bailes with Peter de Wit (extreme right) of Federal Mogul with John McEwan and Dita de Andrade of PtSA.
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Christie Lennon (graduate of PtSA), Rodney Whitebooi (lecturer) and Glen Zimiza (of Borbet South Africa)
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COMMITTEE Sharp of SA Plastics magazine, Vincent Khumalo of CSIR, newly elected &KDLUPDQ$PRV0NKRQWRRI3ODVWLFV SA, Jared Khoury of Performance &RORXU6\VWHPVDQG3L[OH\0DNKXER retired from Sasol.
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freight by rail 12 000km from China to London and other European cities. It TWO thousand years ago a network of makes the journey in 18 days compared trade routes linked the ancient Chinese to almost six weeks by sea. Because of city of Xiâ€™an with the Greek and Roman different rail gauges used in China, the cities on the Mediterranean, the East former Soviet Republics and Europe coast of Africa and South East Asia. containers need to be transferred These trade routes, through central between trains. This is done at massive Asia, modern day Pakistan, Iran and dry ports where containers are moved Iraq and stretching down the Arabian from one train to another train for the next Peninsula, often collectively known as section of the journey. One such dry port, the â€˜Silk Roadâ€™, facilitated trade in silk, Khorgos, in Kazakhstan on the Chinese spices and other commodities between border, will be able to transfer 500 000 China and the world. containers per year. With 80 containers In 2013 President Xi Jinping on a train it takes less than an hour announced a new ambitious to transfer all the containers plan, the Belt and The BRI, from one train to another. Road Initiative (BRI), sometimes also There is never a single to connect Asia, reason to embark on referred to as â€˜The New Europe and Africa such an ambitious Silk Roadâ€™ or the â€˜One by a network project; all the Belt, One Road Initiativeâ€™ of highways, reasons will ultimately is a concept where China railroads, EHQHÂżW&KLQD7KH harbours, airports will invest in building BRI will open up the and pipelines infrastructure to improve less developed inland to enable trade regions to development, trade between different between these it will improve access for countries. countries â€“ or more China to raw materials and accurately between markets. It will also allow China China and the world. The BRI, to â€˜off-shoreâ€™ low-value manufacturing sometimes also referred to as â€˜The New to low-cost regions, either in China or in Silk Roadâ€™ or the â€˜One Belt, One Road Asia or Africa. It will also create markets Initiativeâ€™ is a concept where China will for Chinese construction companies. invest in building infrastructure to improve Another objective is for China to obtain trade between different countries. When energy and raw material security. For it is completed it will connect 65% of the this the Middle East is a key part of the worldâ€™s population and 35% of global GDP BRI, and the large Middle East State by linking 68 countries. It is expected to Oil Companies are improving ties and cost more than $1-trillion dollars! making investments in China. Saudi To understand the scale of the initiative Aramco, who has two large petrochemical it is useful to look at some of the projects. plants producing polymers in Saudi Arabia For example, it is now possible to ship (the PetroRabigh joint venture with BY NIALL MARSHALL
Sumitomo and the Sadara joint venture with Dow) has signed memoranda of understandings with Chinese companies WRGHYHORSDUHÂżQHU\FKHPLFDOIDFLOLWLHV and manufacture reinforced thermoplastic (RTP) pipe. Saudi Aramco is in the SURFHVVRIDFTXLULQJDVLJQLÂżFDQWVWDNH in Sabic; Sabic already has polymer production in China. There are also discussions of Chinese investment in Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea coast which is part of the Maritime Sea Road to Europe which may include plastic conversion for the European markets. ADNOC, the Abu Dhabi oil company and owner of Borouge has also announced it is exploring investment opportunities in China. Borouge has also announced it will build a new polypropylene plant, WKHÂżIWKDVSDUWRIWKH%RUFRPSOH[ and a new 6 million ton per year Bor 4 complex with additional polypropylene and polyethylene plants. Much of the capacity will be exported to China and Asia and ZLOOEHQHÂżWIURPWKH%5,LQIUDVWUXFWXUH Any investments which improve the RSSRUWXQLW\WRH[SRUWSRO\PHUZLOOEHQHÂżW the Middle East polymer industry and being able to export using the new Silk Road infrastructure to new markets is an opportunity. But, as many have asked, with new polymer capacity being built in China, will the Middle East producers UHDOO\EHLQDSRVLWLRQWREHQHÂżW"&KLQDÂśV focus on environmental clean-up makes the future of coal-based petrochemical plants questionable and the volumes of polymer that will be needed in such infrastructure investments mean that the Middle East polymer industry is more positive than concerned about the implications of the new Silk Road.
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ZA Machinery represents Polystar of Taiwan PETER Cawcutt has returned to the equipment supply market with the new company, ZA Machinery, which supplies UHF\FOLQJDQGÂżOPH[WUXVLRQV\VWHPVIURP3RO\VWDU0DFKLQHU\ of Taiwan. Polystar Taiwan specialises in the manufacture of plastic recycling machinery and is recognised as one of the top recycling machine manufacturers in Asia today. Cawcutt, who previously co-owned Maritime Marketing, had to take a back seat in 2014 due to health reasons but recently returned to the industry; he now plans to put his many years
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RIH[SHULHQFHLQHTXLSPHQWVXSSO\WRJRRGXVH â€œIn my 45 years in the industry, the major factors in the purchasing process have been the balance between quality, performance and price â€“ and the relationship with the buyer. And the cheapest is never the best,â€? said Peter. 3RO\VWDUSURGXFHVH[WUXVLRQSHOOLWLVLQJOLQHVIRUDZLGH UDQJHRIDSSOLFDWLRQVDVZHOODVEORZQÂżOPOLQHVXSWR$%$ â€œPolystarâ€™s machines are closest to European standard but DWDVLJQLÂżFDQWO\ORZHUSULFHSRLQWDQGKDYHLQVWDOOHGRYHU 1000 recycling lines worldwide,â€? he added.
Zerma Africa sees challenges, opportunities in West Africa 62 OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2018
Involvement at Propak in Nigeria proves an eye-opener GETTING involved in Africa, even when itâ€™s one of the biggest economies on the continent with seemingly large opportunities, is challenging. When it comes to the sale of processing or recycling machinery (and there is a dire need for reprocessing equipment across the continent), that is perhaps even more challenging, as Jeff Cawcutt of Zerma Africa welcomed the challenge at Propak West Africa in Lagos, Nigeria, in September.
The Zerma size-reduction solution has proved successful in South Africa over the past few years with many convertors and UHF\FOHUVÂżQGLQJWKHSULFHWRSHUIRUPDQFH ratio attractive. Zerma specialises in plastic, rubber and wood processing and WKHH[SHULHQFHLQHDFKRIWKHVHVSHFLÂżF sectors has enabled it to enhance its technologies for the others, to the point where the outcome for virtually any plastic recycling challenge to date has been met by Zermaâ€™s systems. 'HVSLWHWKHLUH[LVWLQJIRRWSULQWLQ Nigeria, Jeff and Zerma international sales GLUHFWRU0D[3DHVODFNZHUHUHPLQGHGRI the economic realities in Lagos during the 16-18 September show. There is no doubt that there is massive demand for postconsumer recycling systems in Nigeria, where the population demographics are relatively similar to those of South Africa, with the difference that the countryâ€™s population is about three times larger â€“ this means that there is at least three times the quantity of plastic scrap around, and a large portion of that is going to ODQGÂżOORULVMHWWLVRQHGDVOLWWHU
-HIIDQG0D[LQWHUDFWHGZLWK visitors to the Zerma stand and there was no shortage of interest fueled by the Nigerian entrepreneurial spirit. Perhaps the fact that Nigeria does not as yet have the sector environmental associations that are active in South Africa (such as Polyco, Petco, SAVA and the Polystyrene Association) has meant that opportunities for increased recycling have not materialised. As a result, recyclers on the ground in Nigeria have not been able to participate in industry-wide programmes to boost recycling, and the use of recycled materials has as a result not become as popular as it is down on the southern tip of the continent. %XW-HIIZDVQÂśWH[SHFWLQJWRVHH DQ\RYHUQLJKWPLUDFOHVEXWLVVDWLVÂżHG to be opening new doors in the West African market. Zerma Africa has participated in several shows in East and North Africa this year and plans to continue that process in West Africa.
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A forward-looking customer-centric approach &HQWUHRIH[FHOOHQFHIRUEORZQÂ¿OPDQGVKHHWH[WUXVLRQVHUYRVROXWLRQ IRUERWWRPVHDOPDFKLQH RAJOO Engineers Limited launched its much-awaited, state-of-the-art innovation centre earlier this year. This Rajoo Innovation Centre (RIC) has been conceived to assist the industry in multiple ways. It provides access to newer technologies incubated inside the centre and it is an additional resource for those who may have exhausted their existing capacities, are unable to meet challenging delivery timelines, or do not have the necessary equipment. It also offers skills development and customers the opportunity to conduct trials and develop newer products. The centre promises to be a boon for raw material manufacturers as well. A variety of polymers can be tested to ascertain if they meet industry demand in a close to real-life operational HQYLURQPHQWRUWRGHYHORSQHZÂ¿OP structures. To further its already strong application know-how, the RIC is intended to help Rajoo â€˜Know Its Customerâ€™s Customers (KYCC)â€™, and accordingly develop plastic extrusion solutions to match their needs. Machines, applications and more; with RIC, Rajoo stands WREHQHÂ¿WLQWHUPVRILWVRZQGHYHORSPHQWDOLQLWLDWLYHVDQG work towards making its machines future-ready. Positioned DVÂµFHQWUHRIH[FHOOHQFHIRUEORZQÂ¿OPDQGVKHHWH[WUXVLRQÂ¶ the RIC is a true showcase of modern technologies. 2QHVXFKLQQRYDWLRQLVWKHVHYHQOD\HUEORZQÂ¿OPOLQH housed by the centre as part of its technological capabilities. 7KLVWKUHHPHWUHZLGHOLQHIXOO\FRQÂ¿JXUDEOHWRVHYHQ Â¿YHRUWKUHHOD\HUVLVHYHQXVDEOHLQFRPSOH[SDFNDJLQJ VROXWLRQVIRUERWKEDUULHUDQGQRQEDUULHUSDFNDJLQJÂ¿OPV )RU5DMRRWKLVWUDQVODWHVLQWRIXOÂ¿OOLQJDPDMRULW\RIWKH industryâ€™s packaging development needs. Heptafoil â€“ RECF-2775-60-50/3000 incorporates advances such as Cylindrical Spiral Die (CSD), multicomponent automatic material conveying, gravimetric dosing and blending, internal bubble cooling with width control, circumferential /DEH[Â±/DPLQDÂ¿YHOD\HUEDUULHUVKHHWOLQH
SURÂ¿OHFRQWUROZLWKHOHYDWHGDLUULQJDQGWULSOHOLSIXOO automatic winder and touch screen based integrated supervisory control panel. With a maximum output of 700kg/ KRXUWKLVOLQHSURGXFHVERWKEDUULHUDQGQRQEDUULHUÂ¿OPV There is also the Lamina RS3X-1430-20/300 â€“ the 5-layer sheet extrusion system â€“ LabEX-Lamina, worldâ€™s smallest Â¿YHOD\HUEDUULHUVKHHWOLQHKHOSLQJVLPXODWHFRPPHUFLDO scale sheet extrusion process on a lab-scale. The lines are in addition to a wide array of necessary laboratory and quality control equipment. Based in Rajkot, Rajoo Engineers Limited, having made a modest beginning in 1986, has today emerged DVDQXQGLVSXWHGJOREDOSOD\HULQEORZQÂ¿OPDQGVKHHW H[WUXVLRQOLQHV2ZLQJWRLWVIRFXVHGHIIRUWVLQEORZQÂ¿OP and sheet extrusion lines, the Company enjoys premium market position in this segment. Being a technology driven Company, product innovations, world-class quality, VWDWHRIWKHDUWZRUNPDQVKLSLQFUHDVHGHQHUJ\HIÂ¿FLHQF\ and high levels of sophistication and automation have become the hallmark of Rajoo products during all these years, positioning the Companyâ€™s products on a global platform, competing with the established world leaders. With representations in many countries of the world and customers in over 40 countries, the Companyâ€™s exports have multiplied after its debut in the international market in 1990. â€¢ Technimac represent Rajoo in South Africa: 011 882 6630 in SA ZZZUDMRRFRP
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Changing moulds is faster & safer than ever Patent-pending system allows the procedure to be carried out by one person instead of two A new quick mould change system just developed by SIPAâ€™s top engineers for its ECS SP single-stage injectionstretch-blow moulding machines means changeover times can be slashed by around a quarter. New features also add extra safety and user-friendliness for operators, especially for some critical operations. The SIPA ECS SP system is ideal for production of specialty products such as containers for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, personal care products, and spirits, particularly (but not exclusively) in sizes between 20 and 50ml. Two models are available: the ECS SP 50 with a 500-kN injection clamp force, and the 800-kN ECS SP 80. Since introducing the range, SIPA has given it a thorough overall, making improvements to numerous aspects â€“ preform injection, conditioning, blowing, and the operator interface. It has also made it easier to mount moulds originally intended for other ISBM system. For this reason â€“ and because production runs are quite often of fairly limited duration â€“ there is an important need to be able to change the injection and blow moulds quickly so that
The SIPA ECS SP system is ideal for production of specialty products such as containers for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, personal care products, and spirits, particularly (but not exclusively) in sizes between 20 and 50ml
down-time between runs is minimized. At the same of course, special care needs to be taken to ensure that change-over operations are carried out very safely. The system involves a new automated procedure for loading and unloading the preform core plates; this incorporates additional sensors to ensure that the mould opening stroke adjusted correctly according to the preform length. Operations for assembling and disassembling the neck ring plate KDYHDOVREHHQPRGLÂżHG6,3$KDV developed a patent-pending system that now makes it possible for the
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procedure to be carried out by one person instead of two, in all safety. Changing the blow mould is much HDVLHUWRR,QWHOOLJHQWPRGLÂżFDWLRQV to the press and the introduction of roller bearings in critical positions, for example, now mean that once the forklift has positioned the mould next to the clamp unit, the mould can then be pushed into position by hand. Height adjustment of the mould, once it is in the clamp, is also easier. )LQDOO\PRGLÂżFDWLRQVKDYHEHHQ made to sealing plate and stretch rods, DQGVWDQGDUGVFUHZÂżWWLQJVIRUWKHZDWHU cooling system have been replaced by TXLFNÂżWSXVKSXOOÂżWWLQJVÂąDOOZLWKWKH aim of making things simpler, faster and even safer for the operator of these outstanding ISBM systems. www.sipa.it
SIPAâ€™s mould changing system for ECS SP single-stage injection-stretch-blow moulding machines involves a new automated procedure for loading and unloading the preform core plates. SIPA has developed a patent-pending system that now makes it possible for the procedure to be carried out by one person instead of two, in all safety
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wins German Innovation Award 2018 Specialty polyamide for high gloss in automotive interiors without coating BASFâ€™s specialty polyamide UltramidÂŽ Deep Gloss has been awarded the German Innovation Award 2018 in the category â€˜Materials and Surfacesâ€™. The award is presented by the German Design Council to recognize products from GLIIHUHQWLQGXVWULHVWKDWRIIHUDGGLWLRQDOEHQHÂżWVFRPSDUHGWR previous solutions. Introduced on the market at the end of 2017, Ultramid Deep Gloss combines the chemical resistance of semicrystalline polyamides with the high gloss and depth of view of amorphous plastics. It is therefore particularly suitable for automotive interior components which are high-gloss and yet at the same time resistant without coating. Components made of Ultramid Deep Gloss have a SLDQREODFNKLJKJORVVVXUIDFHWKDWIRUWKHÂżUVWWLPHGRHV not require an additional, elaborate protective coating. The specialty polyamide can be used to make UV, scratch and chemically resistant high-gloss surfaces with an exciting interplay of light and shadow. It allows designers to realize XQXVXDOWH[WXUHVVXFKDVULSSOHVZDYHVKDPPHUÂżQLVKOLQHV and diamonds with a piano-black look, or structure surfaces with haptic design elements â€“ into an integrated, functional design for the autonomous driving concepts of the future.
Ultramid Deep Gloss is suitable for components such as air vents and decorative trims, inlays in car doors, central consoles or dashboards. The requirements of the automotive industry regarding emissions and odours were also taken into account during the development. During processing, the new BASF polyamide offers interesting cost saving potentials as it is done without vario-thermal mould technology and there is no need for the components to be coated. 6SHFLDOW\SRO\DPLGHZLQVLQKLJKSURÂżOHHQYLURQPHQW 7KH*HUPDQ,QQRYDWLRQ$ZDUGZDVSUHVHQWHGIRUWKHÂżUVW time; there were 650 submissions. â€œWe are proud of the awardâ€?, said Xaver Hopfenspirger, SURMHFWPDQDJHUIRU8OWUDPLG'HHS*ORVVDW%$6)Âł,WFRQÂżUPV that we hit the mark with this material: In automotive interiors the demand for piano-black surfaces is increasing. And it is to be expected that the amount of resistant, but high-quality and functionalized surfaces will rise. This trend will even intensify as a result of new operating designs in the transition to autonomous driving. So we are now also offering other colours apart from deep black to allow for different customer wishes regarding individualized car interiors.â€? ZZZEDVIFRP
Introduction of 3D printer bushings Stock items from Vesconite Bearings THE team at Vesconite; makers of ORZFRHIÂżFLHQWRIIULFWLRQSRO\PHUV Vesconite, Vesconite Hilube and Superlube, has introduced 3D printer bushings as stock items. Printer users can now replace bronze sleeve bushings or linear ball bearings with polymer sleeve bushings produced by Vesconite Bearings. These are supplied in Vesconite Hilube (a low-friction polymer) or in Superlube (an ultra-low-friction polymer). Initially three of the most common 3D bushing sizes will be available: â€˘ LM8UU â€“ 15mm (OD) x 8mm (ID) x 24mm (length); Vesconite Hilube and 6XSHUOXEH'EXVKLQJVDUH VKDIWIULHQGO\DQGZLOOQRW cause wear, unlike their metal counterparts
LML8UU â€“ 15mm (OD) x 8mm (ID) x 45mm (length); and â€˘ LM12UU â€“ 21mm (OD) x 12mm (ID) x 30mm (length). While other sizes are not kept as stock items, custom bushings can quickly and easily be made with a choice of axial, radial or spiral internal grooves, as well as custom lengths and diameters to accommodate unique housings and shafts. 7KHDGYDQWDJHVRI'SULQWLQJZLWK Vesconite Hilube and Superlube bushings: Dimpling and pimpling happens when a rod becomes non-uniform and the rod lifts slightly on one side and tilts on the other side as the extruder head moves from one side to another. This non-uniformity is caused by wear caused by metal-onmetal contact and grit in the greasing mixture. However, with the introduction of a polymer bushing that requires no greasing, these problems are avoided. Vesconite Hilube and Superlube are lighter weight than many metals. 68 OCT / NOV 2018
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This makes the extruder head lighter and the movement of this easier. Bronze bushings are sometimes impregnated with oil or require external lubrication. Vesconite Hilube and Superlube are self-lubricating, so gritcontaining lubrication that wears away at the shaft is a thing of the past, as is the jamming of balls in the linear ball bearings, since the polymer sleeve bushings contain no balls. Slip stick will happen when dynamic DQGVWDWLFFRHIÂżFLHQWRIIULFWLRQDUH VLJQLÂżFDQWO\GLIIHUHQWDQGWKLVUHVXOWV in the bushing having a jerky motion on the shaft. Since Vesconite Hilube and Superlube have low and fairly close coHIÂżFLHQWVRIG\QDPLFDQGVWDWLFIULFWLRQ slip stick is reduced. Vesconite Hilube and Superlube bushings are compounded from an advanced engineering thermoplastic. The lack of metal-on-metal contact results in less noise. In an industry where printing can last many hours or days, this is a VLJQLÂżFDQWEHQHÂżWIRUXVHUV ZZZYHVFRQLWHFRP
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WorldStar Sustainability Award goes to Starlinger! Bag weighs only 117g, but holds 50kg of fertilizer AUSTRIAN company Starlinger has won the WorldStar Sustainability Award for its pinch bottom bag made from XVHG3(7ERWWOHÃ€DNHV The rPET PP*STAR wins the Sustainability Award in Gold
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Wittmann Battenfeld expands in France FOR Wittmann Battenfeld France SAS, the French subsidiary of the Wittmann Group, 2017 was the most successful year so far in its entire corporate history. The sales increased by 14% compared to the previous year, and the growth in order volume was even more dramatic. The increases occurred across all product segments, with substantial growth being realized especially in the sectors of granulators, robots and automation systems, with a corresponding increase in market shares in France. As an appropriate response to this positive trend, a piece of land situated in the immediate vicinity of the existing company site has been acquired in Moirans, which will now serve as the basis for an extension of the existing production Ă€RRUVSDFH3ODQQLQJIRUWKHQHZIDFLOLWLHV to be constructed there is in full swing. The SODQQHGQHZIDFWRU\DQGRIÂżFHEXLOGLQJZLOO KDYHPRUHWKDQPĂ°RIXVDEOHĂ€RRU space. The total amount of investment for this project will be more than â‚Ź5 million. Completion of and relocation to the new building are planned for March 2019. Following completion of the new RIÂżFHDQGSURGXFWLRQIDFLOLW\WKH)UHQFK subsidiary will be able to present to its customers the groupâ€™s range of injection moulding machines, robots and peripherals in a 400-mÂ˛ showroom, combined with appropriate training facilities. www.repi.com
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ATTRIBUTES that make plastics so useful also can cause problems in the H\HVRIPDQ\$QGWKDWFUHDWHVFRQĂ€LFW But David Clark, vice-president of sustainability for Amcor, sees a pathway where plastics can prosper and the environment does not have to lose. â€œThe answer is not getting rid of plastics. The answer is letâ€™s manage them properly, get them out of the environment,â€? Clark said at the recent PETnology Americas 2018 conference in Atlanta. â€œThe industry has been riding on the externalities of not having to deal with waste. I think what we need to do is solve it and have that solution be acceptable to us,â€? he said. â€œWhen it gets into the environment, itâ€™s a disaster and the disasters are real. They are not made up by environmentalists.â€? Amcor, the global packaging company, makes most of its money from the sale of ERWKULJLGDQGĂ€H[LEOHSODVWLFSDFNDJLQJ6R the Melbourne, Australia-based company
sees high stakes in the years ahead as debate continues on the merits of plastic. â€œThere are a couple of things, I think, that we can do to start changing the conversation here. Our products, in many cases, are being referred to as singleuse plastics,â€? he told the conference crowd. â€œItâ€™s not single use. Consumers just donâ€™t use our packaging for 15 minutes and then they throw it away. â€œItâ€™s been working for months up until that point to make sure they got what they wanted, at the time they wanted, and itâ€™s safe and fresh. We have to help people start understanding that,â€? he said. â€œThis is not a drinking straw or a coffee cup lid. This is a package thatâ€™s protecting food or protecting medicine or protecting something else.â€? Clark said the problem of plastics leaking into the environment has a farreaching impact. â€œI can tell you that none of the customers buy our products, and none of our customers buy any packaging
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attitude shift packaging David Clark, vice-president of sustainability for Amcor, sees a pathway where plastics can prosper and the environment does not have to lose
from anyone, because they like creating branded waste. They buy our packaging EHFDXVHLWÂśVWKHEHVWWKLQJWKH\FDQÂżQGÂ´ he said. Adding complexity to the issue is the differing levels of recycling that take place â€“ or not â€“ around the world. While plastic ocean pollution is gaining plenty of publicity in developed countries, the bulk of the material going into the environment actually comes from emerging economies that do not have the infrastructure to deal with their own waste and recycling issues. â€œWeâ€™re not going to solve the ocean problem by banning straws and banning plastic bags. Weâ€™re not also going to solve this problem by badgering people in the United States or in Europe who use plastic. We need to go to the source DQGÂż[WKHSUREOHPWKHUH%XWZHQHHGWR do it as an industry because in the United
States or in Europe, weâ€™re going to end up paying the price for whatâ€™s happening in other parts RIWKHZRUOGÂ´&ODUNVDLG The packaging industry, during the past two decades, has created new products that reduce cost, improve convenience and provide better protection. %XWWKRVHSURGXFWVVRPHWLPHVFDXVH more complex problems when it comes to UHF\FOLQJ7KDWLQFOXGHVPXOWLOD\HUĂ€H[LEOH packaging that involves different resins and even aluminum to provide protection. â€œThese are just monstrous if not impossible to recycle. Thatâ€™s why we donâ€™t KDYHUHF\FOLQJIRUĂ€H[LEOHSDFNDJLQJLQ PRVWSODFHVLQWKHZRUOGÂ´KHVDLG Amcor wants to have all company packaging to either be recyclable or reusable by 2025. For the PET container business, thatâ€™s pretty straight forward, &ODUNVDLG)RUWKHĂ€H[LEOHVEXVLQHVV WKHUHÂśVPRUHGLIÂżFXOW\ 7KHFRPSDQ\DOVRZDQWVWRVLJQLÂżFDQWO\ increase the amount of recycled materials used to make new packaging products, but did not put a number on that goal. A third goal is to drive consistently greater collection of used packaging around the world, he said.
Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is a four-letter word in the view of many manufacturers. Thatâ€™s because the concept places the burden of end-of-life collection and disposal or recycling on WKHLUVKRXOGHUV%XW&ODUNVDLGVRFLHW\ PXVWÂżJXUHRXWZD\VÂąSRWHQWLDOO\ including EPR, bottle bills and taxes â€“ to help pay for recycling. â€œSomebody is going to end up paying LIZHDUHJRLQJWRVROYHWKLVSUREOHPÂ´KH said. â€œRecycling doesnâ€™t pay for itself if you look at only the value of the material that you collect and the cost to collect and what you sell it for. Âł%XWZKDWÂśVOHIWRXWRIWKDWHTXDWLRQ is the impact you are having on the environment if you are letting all of this VWXIIJRRXWWKHUHÂ´KHVDLG Simply put, plastics do not belong in WKHHQYLURQPHQW&ODUNVDLG â€œThe message is, we get to choose RXUIXWXUH,WÂśVQRWJRLQJWREHVLPSOH%XW everything Iâ€™ve talked about here exists some place in the world already. We donâ€™t have to invent new technologies. We are not curing cancer, and we can solve this SUREOHPÂ´KHVDLG www.amcor.com
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MORETTO, the Italian ancillaries systems manufacturer, has introduced a new â€˜Art in colour dosingâ€™ campaign for its DPK gravimetric loss-in-weight doser, recently launched on the market. DPK completes the full range of Morettoâ€™s dosers and solves the overdosing problem with an extremely precise control system. DPK is a compact, loss-in weight precision feeder, suitable for intermittent or continuous dosing of small quantities RIFRORXURUDGGLWLYHVLQWRDĂ€RZEDVHUHVLQ The advertising campaign focuses on the â€˜precision in colour dosingâ€™ and refers, with nice allusions, to the importance of David Clark, vice-president of sustainability for Amcor, sees a pathway where plastics can prosper and the environment does not have to lose
colour in works of art. The new advertising is clearly inspired by Pop Art and DPK is its â€˜icon,â€™ with its characteristic compact design and transparent hopper. The campaign is promoted on the press, as well as web and companyâ€™s social networks. Thanks to the exclusive vibration immunity system, the machine control algorithm and the hopper being removable from the dosing unit, DPK achieves a dosing accuracy up to Âą0,03%, allowing processors to avoid unnecessary wastes of expensive additives. The integrated feeding system automatically manages the loading of the material, according to the needs of the processing machine.
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A really big deal in plastics packaging AMCOR Ltd (Melbourne, Australia) and Bemis Company Inc (Neenah, WI) have unanimously approved an agreement under which Amcor will acquire Bemis in an all-stock combination. The combined global company aging will have the footprint, scale and capabilities to drive VLJQLÂżFDQWYDOXHIRUVKDUHKROGHUVZKLOHRIIHULQJ customers and employees the most compelling value proposition in the packaging industry and deliver the most sustainable innovations for the environment. 7KHWUDQVDFWLRQZLOOEHHIIHFWHGDWDÂż[HG H[FKDQJHUDWLRRI$PFRUVKDUHVIRUHDFK Bemis share, resulting in Amcor and Bemis VKDUHKROGHUVRZQLQJDSSUR[LPDWHO\DQG RIWKHFRPELQHGFRPSDQ\UHVSHFWLYHO\ This is equivalent to a transaction price of 86SHU%HPLVVKDUHEDVHGRQ$PFRUÂśV FORVLQJVKDUHSULFHRI$RQ$XJXVW DQGUHSUHVHQWVDSUHPLXPRIWR%HPLVÂś FORVLQJSULFHRI86SHUVKDUHDVRI 2 August. The combination will be effected through a merger of Amcor and Bemis into a newly created holding company, â€˜New Amcor, incorporated in Jersey, United Kingdom. It is LQWHQGHGWKDW1HZ$PFRUZLOOEHWD[UHVLGHQW in the UK after closing. New Amcor will have a primary listing on the NYSE and a listing on the ASX. Amcor and Bemis shareholders ZLOOUHFHLYHVKDUHVLQ1HZ$PFRULQDWD[IUHH H[FKDQJH www.amcor.com
LyondellBasell wraps up $2.25 billion Schulman deal GLOBAL materials giant LyondellBasell has FRPSOHWHGLWVELOOLRQDFTXLVLWLRQRI$ 6FKXOPDQ,QFFUHDWLQJZKDWRIÂżFLDOVVDLGLV WKHZRUOGÂśVODUJHVWFRPSRXQGLQJEXVLQHVV 2IÂżFLDOVZLWK/\RQGHOO%DVHOOEDVHG in Houston and London, added that the DFTXLVLWLRQPRUHWKDQGRXEOHVWKHÂżUPÂśV H[LVWLQJFRPSRXQGLQJEXVLQHVVDQGEURDGHQV its reach into growing, high-margin end markets such as automotive, construction materials, electronic goods and packaging. www.lyondellbasell.com
France to set penalties on non-recycled plastic FRANCE has stepped up its environmental game with a pledge to use only recycled SODVWLFVIRUSDFNDJLQJQDWLRQZLGHE\ As part of the plan, Brune Poirson, French secretary of state for ecological transition, said the country plans to introduce a penalty system that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of nonrecycled plastic. According to Poirson, products with recycled SODVWLFSDFNDJLQJFRXOGFRVWXSWROHVV under the new plan.
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Yizumi system in USA YIZUMI-HPM Corp, a unit of the Yizumi group and a leading manufacturer of high-quality hybrid injection moulding machinery from WRQVKDVVROGD ton, dual-platen machine to Otto Environmental Systems, a leading manufacturer of waste containers for residential, commercial, and retail markets in the USA. 7KHVDOHZDVÂżQDOL]HGDIWHU PHHWLQJVDWWKH13(VKRZLQ Orlando in May. The large-tonnage system will be used to manufacture DQGOLWUHZDVWHFRQWDLQHUV Âł:HÂśUHYHU\SOHDVHGWREHSURYLGLQJ a high-productivity moulding system to one of the leading manufacturers of waste containers in the US,â€? said Bill Duff, GM of Yizumi-HPM. â€œWe offered the greatest value in terms of technology, quality and
engineering â€“ at the right price.â€? Otto Environmental Systems North America Inc based in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a manufacturer of waste containers for residential, commercial, and retail markets. It also has a container service division that provides residential waste container logistics, distribution, servicing and repairing as well as a custom moulding division that offers product design and manufacturing for automotive, consumer goods and material handling sectors. Otto containers are the most widely used brand of residential carts in the world. The original Otto *URXSZDVIRXQGHGLQDQG QRZKDVPRUHWKDQPLOOLRQ carts in service around the globe. www.otto-usa.com
Shampoo brand launches Âť_WZTLÂź[Ă…Z[\Âź fully recyclable bottle Partnering with Tesco, Head & Shoulders haircare brand has released a shampoo bottle made using plastic recovered from each shores. As part of its â€œClean Hair, Clean Beachesâ€? initiative, up to 25% of its new packaging is made using beach plastic. While plastic retrieved from the ocean is hard to reuse due to degradation issues, Head & Shoulders has managed to integrate this large percentage into its bottles. Whatâ€™s more is that everything bar the lid is 100% recyclable. The bottles have been collected tirelessly by thousands of volunteers, coordinated by recycling experts, Terracycle, and the Europeâ€™s largest waste management company, Suez. The project began in France in 2017 with 170,000 bottles and the company received an award from the UN for their dedication to recycling.
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BIR leader expects global recycling turmoil to continue THE global plastics recycling market could take another two years to normalize in the wake of Chinaâ€™s ban on waste plastic imports, the head of the Bureau of International Recyclingâ€™s plastics committee said. Surendra Patawari, chairman of the BIRâ€™s plastics committee and founder of $QWZHUS%HOJLXPEDVHGUHF\FODEOHVÂżUP Gemini Corp NV, told an industry gathering in India that there are signs orders for recycling machinery are picking up in other markets as reprocessing of recyclables shifts closer to the source of the materials. According to PlasticNews.com, Patawari noted that prices for scrap plastic have dropped 30% since Chinaâ€™s ban took effect 1 January and â€œmay go down further by 10% over a period of timeâ€?. On the positive side, he noted more interest in processing of recyclables closer to home. â€œThere is an upsurge in orders with recycling machinery producers [and] substantial investment in recycling, particularly in the US, India and South America,â€? he said. â€œWhatever the international trade scenario, there is a tremendous push and pressure to use and produce recycled plastics. Governments across the world are pushing the industry to promote recycling.â€?
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ExxonMobil expansion boosts butyl capacity in Singapore EXXONMOBIL Corp has begun production at a newly constructed halobutyl rubber plant at its integrated manufacturing complex in Singapore, adding butyl capacity of 140 000 metric tons per year. The move supports the manufacturing of IXHOHIÂżFLHQWW\UHVDQGVWUHQJWKHQVWKH ÂżUPÂśVSRVLWLRQWKURXJKRXWWKH$VLDQPDUNHW The butyl produced at the newly expanded facility, Exxon said, can be used to create premium halobutyl rubber, which DOORZVW\UHVWRPDLQWDLQLQĂ€DWLRQXOWLPDWHO\ improving their fuel economy. Âł.HHSLQJW\UHVSURSHUO\LQĂ€DWHGFDQKHOS save about a billion gallons of fuel and result in an estimated emissions reduction of 8 million tons of carbon dioxide per year, equivalent to the emissions of about 2.5 million cars worldwide,â€? Exxon said in a statement. In addition to the butyl plant, Exxon has added 90,000 tons of annual capacity for the production of hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin, making the facility the largest of its kind in the world, according WR([[RQ,WZLOOKHOSWKHÂżUPPHHWWKH demand for hot-melt adhesives, which are used in packaging and diapers. The investment in the expansions was not disclosed, but Exxon in a news release dubbed it a multi-billion project. www.corporate.exxonmobil.com 80 OCT / NOV 2018
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3D printed sunglasses A Belgium based startup trying to make the world a bit sunnier WR YUMA, a Belgian company launched in September after a successful Kickstarter campaign, LVWKHÂżUVWFRPSDQ\LQWKHZRUOGWR 3D print sunglasses from recycled SODVWLFVXVLQJÂżODPHQWPDGHIURP car dashboards, fridges and plastic bottles. The frames are not only made from plastic waste but, thanks to 3D printing technology, they are also designed to disassemble for easy recycling. And this is exactly what the company will do. Soon customers will be able to swap their sunglasses for a new model (at a discount) while the old frames are recycled in their micro factory in Antwerp. 3D printing was the key to recycling plastic waste for the brains behind the idea, Sebastiaan de Neubourg, long before he settled on the idea of turning it into sunglasses.
'H1HXERXUJZRUNHGIRUÂżYH\HDUV as a consultant for small businesses in the circular economy and he believes 3D printing has massive potential in reusing waste. He is in touch with VWDUWXSVWKDWPDNH'ÂżODPHQWIURP beer and coffee waste and recycled bamboo as well as plastic waste. :5<XPDKDVODXQFKHGZLWKÂżYH styles which are printed to order. 7KH\ÂśUHPDGHDQGÂżQLVKHGRIIE\KDQG in Antwerp, even the ink on the frames comes from recycled fridges. The sunglasses retail for â‚Ź95 a pair. While 3D printed sunglasses might not make a dent in the million plastic bottles we go through a minute (or the truckload of plastic that ends up in the ocean in that same minute), they are conversation starters, raising awareness around the fact that plastic lives longer than we do.
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World News Growth in machinery imports suggests Italian convertors are recovering ACCORDING to the Italian trade association Amaplast, which brings together about 170 of the countryâ€™s plastics and rubber processing machinery manufacturers, equipment and moulds, there was a growth of 26% in machinery imports and a contraction of approximately one percentage point in exports during the Â¿UVWTXDUWHURIWKH\HDU7KHUHZDVDVLPLODU trend in the quarter to end-2017, according WR,67$7IRUHLJQWUDGHGDWD7KLVVLJQLÂ¿FDQW and constant growth in purchases abroad actually suggest a sustained recovery in the Italian domestic converting market is XQGHUZD\VDLG$PDSODVW ZZZDPDSODVWRUJHQ
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Ineos Styrolution to build world-scale styrene monomer plant in US INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, will commission an engineering study to build a world-scale styrene PRQRPHU60 SODQWLQWKH86*XOI&RDVW 7KHQHZ60SODQWZLOOXVHEHVWLQFODVV WHFKQRORJ\DQGEHQHÂ¿WIURPDFFHVVWRORZ cost feedstock and energy from shale gas DVZHOODVDQH[FHOOHQWLQIUDVWUXFWXUH$ VSHFLÂ¿FORFDWLRQLV\HWWREHGHÂ¿QHG Steve Harrington, President Global 6W\UHQH0RQRPHUDQG$VLD3DFLÂ¿F FRPPHQWVÂ³7KHQHZSODQWZLOOFRPSOHPHQW our existing SM production facilities and provide a sustained competitive advantage WRHQDEOHXVWRVXSSO\WKHJOREDOPDUNHWÂ´ ZZZLQHRVVW\UROXWLRQFRP
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The Banksia bee makes a cellophane-like nesting material for its offspring
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could help the worldâ€™s plastic problem Nesting material from Banksia bees produce â€˜naturalâ€™ plastic 7+(5(Â¶6DEX]]DPRQJUHVHDUFKHUV DFURVVWKH7DVPDQDVWKH\UHFUXLWQDWLYH $XVWUDOLDQEHHVWRÂ¿JKWWKHZDURQZDVWH E\KHOSLQJFUHDWHDQHZELRSODVWLF According to Australiaâ€™s ABC Radio Brisbane, the biotech start-up Humble Bee aims to take the nesting material from Banksia bees to produce a ZDWHUUHSHOOHQWDQGÃ€DPHUHVLVWDQW IRUPRIQDWXUDOSODVWLF 7KH1HZ=HDODQGEDVHGFRPSDQ\ is attempting to reverse engineer the material to create a biodegradable DOWHUQDWLYHRQDQLQGXVWULDOVFDOH Founder and chief executive Veronica Harwood-Stevenson has been collecting Banksia bees (Hylius nubilosus) in south-east Queensland with the help of Chris Fuller from Kin .LQ1DWLYH%HHV+HUZRUNLQYROYHV trying to understand the cellophane-like ELRSODVWLFWKDWOLQHVWKHEHHVÂ¶QHVW Harwood-Stevenson said the idea came about when she was doing UHVHDUFKRQGLIIHUHQWVFLHQFHGLVFLSOLQHV â€œI have a strong interest in biology and I read an article on native bees and this bee lines its nests with material WKDWORRNHGSURPLVLQJÂ´VKHVDLGÂ³7KH author of the article made a throwaway comment that it behaved liked a plastic, and I knew that packaging was a leading cause of plastic pollution so I thought this FRXOGEHSDUWRIWKHVROXWLRQÂ´ Creating a new type of â€˜natural plasticâ€™ Along with a team of scientists, Harwood-Stevenson said the aim was WRPDNHWKHSURGXFWELRORJLFDOO\3KLO
Lester, an entomologist and professor of biological science at Victoria University of Wellington, has been KHOSLQJVWXG\WKHEHHV%\H[DPLQLQJ their DNA, the researchers hope to identify the genes that give the bees the ability to make the special ELRSODVWLF â€œWe will do a similar thing to how insulin was made in the 1970s â€“ the gene that coded insulin was put into DQ(FROLEDFWHULDDQGFRXOGWKHQ EHSURGXFHGHQPDVVHÂ´+DUZRRG 6WHYHQVRQVDLGÂ³:HÂ¶UHQRWJRLQJWR use the actual bee but the genetics of WKDWEHHWROHDUQIURP â€œYou canâ€™t take biological material in its entirety from Australia into New Zealand, so we did a dissection in Queensland and brought the parts of the bee we were interested in back WR1HZ=HDODQG$Q\IXUWKHUZRUNZH do will be back in Australia due to the ELRORJLFDOGLIÂ¿FXOW\RIJRLQJEHWZHHQ WKHWZRFRXQWULHVÂ´ An alternative to single-use plastic Despite being in its early stages, Harwood-Stevenson said creating a ELRSODVWLFZDVZLWKLQUHDFK Harwood-Stevenson said a form of plastic would always be needed, not for single-use items, but for many industries it was a material that could QRWEHVXEVWLWXWHGRXW6KHVDLGVKH KRSHGWKLVIRUPRIELRSODVWLFFRXOGÂ¿OO the gap across industries and would like to see the material ready to sell in Â¿YH\HDUV
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for future trends Sustainable plastics solutions for various industries AT THE FAKUMA 2018 trade show for plastics processing from 16-20 October in Friedrichshafen, Covestro will be presenting a whole spectrum of innovative and sustainable plastics solutions for various industries. The products and technologies provide answers to trends such as future mobility, progressive digitalization, 3D printing and HQHUJ\HIÂżFLHQWOLJKWLQJ One important topic at the companyâ€™s stand will be robust, lightweight and DHVWKHWLFÂżEUHFRPSRVLWHVIRUHQHUJ\ and resource-saving applications. 2WKHUNH\DUHDVDUHĂ€DPHUHWDUGDQW battery housings for electric mobility or transparent and/or light-diffusing SRO\FDUERQDWHVIRUHQHUJ\HIÂżFLHQW/(' lighting technology. The worldwide demand for particularly robust and lightweight materials
is increasing. Covestro meets these UHTXLUHPHQWVZLWKFRQWLQXRXVÂżEUHUHLQIRUFHG thermoplastic composites (CFRTP) from the new brand Maezioâ„˘ and also provides a cost-effective and scalable manufacturing solution for bulk products. A current development focus at Covestro is focused on new drive technologies such as electric mobility. Materials used to encapsulate lithium-ion batteries must be highly dimensionally stable in order to be able to position a large number of battery cells precisely and closely. Depending on the design principle of the batteries, the material PXVWDOVREHĂ€DPHUHWDUGDQW9DULRXV polycarbonate blends are very well suited for this purpose. At Fakuma, the company will showcase such a battery module for home storage. Another special exhibit will be a complexshaped shock absorber. It was manufactured
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WasteCon at Emperors in October THE premier showcase of best practice in African waste management solutions, WasteCon 2018, is taking place from 15-19 October at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg. This will be the 24th edition of the WasteCon conference/exhibition. In support of the objective of reducing ZDVWHWRODQGÂżOODVVHWRXWLQWKH:DVWH Act (Section 2), the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) ZLOOKRVWLWVĂ€DJVKLSELHQQLDOFRQIHUHQFH under the theme â€˜Implementing the Waste Hierarchyâ€™. The aim of the waste management hierarchy is to extract the PD[LPXPSUDFWLFDOEHQHÂżWVIURPSURGXFWV and to generate the minimum amount of waste. Plenary sessions, presentations and parallel sessions (including three workshops) will be conducted by leaders in their respective specialisations over the three days. A keynote address titled, â€˜Challenging Changes Connecting Waste hierarchy and Circular economyâ€™ by Ad Lansink is just one of the many fascinating presentations attendees can look forward to. The conference will also be attended 84 OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2018
by students in the environmental and ZDVWHPDQDJHPHQWÂżHOGVSURYLGLQJWKHP with insights into the future of the industry and the opportunity to network with key stakeholders. www.wastecon.co.za
Intâ€™l Composites Congress in Stuttgart THE composites industry currently has numerous innovations in its process technologies, especially for hybrid structures and integrated manufacturing, such as for high-performance SMC PDQXIDFWXULQJZLWKFDUERQÂżEUH reinforcement, for thermoplastic components and for quality assurance. This momentum will be the main focus at the fourth International Composites Congress (ICC) will take place on 5-6 November in Stuttgart. One of the two series of talks will therefore address precisely these topics. The transport and construction sectors, among others, have also seen quite a few new developments and indeed materials recently. An increasing number of marketable ideas for recycling and sustainability solutions will also be presented. More than 30 experts provide
information to the congress participants. The partner country this year is Austria. The ICC will be held in advance of the Composites Europe (6-8 November) trade fair. All ICC participants receive a free ticket for the trade fair. www.composites-germany.org
Identifying metal replacement opportunities at Conductive Plastics THE third edition of the Conductive Plastics conference is to take place at the Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen in Vienna, Austria, on 6-7 November, where the focus will be on technologies for electrically and thermally conductive polymeric materials for newly emerging application areas such as autonomous vehicles, smart devices and LED lighting. Presentations from DSM Engineering Plastics, Eurotec Engineering Plastics (Turkey), Nanocyl (Belgium), Ocsial (Luxembourg), Fraunhofer Institute, Cabot, Celanese, Arlanxeo and Total Research & Technology amongst several others are expected.
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From raw material production through to recycling systems Extrusion-related products from a single source MAAG, a global leader in the manufacture RIJHDUSXPSVSHOOHWL]LQJDQGÂżOWUDWLRQ systems as well as pulverizers for high-end applications, will be exhibiting examples of its broad-ranging portfolio of extrusion-related systems at Fakuma 2018 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, from 16-20 October. )RUWKHÂżUVWWLPHDW)DNXPD0DDJZLOO EHVKDULQJDVWDQGZLWKÂżOWHUPDQXIDFWXUHU Ettlinger, which joined the group in January this year. As a result, Maag will be offering products for applications from raw material production, through compounding, to recycling, all from a single source. The range of products shown will extend from a gear pump for high pressures, through a dry-cut strand pelletizer and an underwater pelletizing system for the
production of spherical pellets ending with a KLJKSHUIRUPDQFHPHOWÂżOWHUZLWKDQH[WUD ÂżQHÂżOWUDWLRQJUDGHIRUERWWOHWRERWWOH3(7 recycling. Maag gear pumps, now available in an X6 class version, are designed for particularly high melt pressures, and suitable for a wide range of viscosities. While the focus LQGHYHORSLQJWKH(3DQG(9W\SHVZDVRQ maximizing pressures and volumes, the model being presented at Fakuma forms part of the more in demand GU line of products. As generally for the x6 versions, Maag has completely revised all its components, from the gears and shafts to the bearings and seals, and has optimized the functional interaction of the components in order to HQKDQFHSURGXFWTXDOLW\YROXPHWULFHIÂżFLHQF\ and the consistency and safety of the
production process even further. At Fakuma, Maag will also be presenting D35,02(PRGHOSHOOHWL]HUIURPLWV WSG dry-cut strand pelletizing systems range for the reliable production of highquality cylindrical pellets or micro-pellets ideally suited to further processing. Like DOOWKHPRGHOVLQWKH35,02(IDPLO\LW IHDWXUHVDYDULDEOHV\VWHPFRQÂżJXUDWLRQ for the processing of soft, brittle or abrasive polymers. Quick tool and roller exchange HQDEOHVĂ€H[LEOHDGDSWDWLRQWRVSHFLÂżF production demands, delivering optimum Ă€H[LELOLW\IRUSURGXFWFKDQJHV7KHSHOOHWV FUHDWHGE\WKLVV\VWHPFDQEHLQÂżQLWHO\ adjusted in terms of weight and length to WKHVSHFLÂżFWDVNDWKDQG:LWKDPP draw-in width, it is designed for draw-in speeds up to 120 m/min and a maximum
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and the ambient air results in the fact that condensed water can form on the mould surface.â€? This is exactly the case if the ambient air has a higher dew point than the WHPSHUDWXUHLQWKHWRROPRXOG,QWXUQ condensation water impairs the quality of products and of the mould. This is where WKH0$3IURP)DUUDJ7HFK*PE+FRPHV into play: dehumidifying moulds which are chilled below the dew point of ambient air using cold water. The principle is very simple: The 0$3VXSSOLHVWKHPRXOGFDYLW\ZKLFKLV
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throughput rate of 1500 kg/h. The PEARLOÂ® 160 being presented at Fakuma 2018 forms part of a new family of Maag highperformance underwater pelletizing systems. This product line was developed for the production of spherical plastic pellets. It combines technologies IURP*DODDQG$XWRPDWLNIRUKLJKO\HIÂ¿FLHQWDQG Ã€H[LEOHGHSOR\PHQWLQKLJKHQGDSSOLFDWLRQVDW throughput rates starting in the single-digit range DQGH[WHQGLQJXSWRNJKWKHPRGHO being presented in Friedrichshafen achieves NJKWRNJK &RPSDFWDQGPRGXODU LQGHVLJQWKH\UHTXLUHRQO\DYHU\VPDOOIRRWSULQW in production. The electronically controlled ($&WHFKQRORJ\HQVXUHVSUHFLVHSRVLWLRQLQJ RIWKHSHOOHWL]LQJNQLYHVGXULQJRSHUDWLRQDQG hence long runtimes free of interruptions with FRQVLVWHQWO\KLJKSHOOHWTXDOLW\7\SLFDODSSOLFDWLRQV also include the production of wood- and natural Â¿EUHÂ¿OOHGFRPSRXQGVWKHUPRSODVWLFHODVWRPHUV UXEEHUVDQGKRWDGKHVLYHV 7KH(&2KLJKSHUIRUPDQFHPHOWÂ¿OWHU from Ettlinger being presented at Fakuma 2018 LVÂ±OLNHWKHODUJHU(&2YHUVLRQÂ±GHVLJQHG IRUYHU\IUHHÃ€RZLQJPDWHULDOVVXFKDV3(7DQG 3$ZLWKSROOXWLRQVHYHULWLHVXSWREXWLVDOVR VXLWDEOHIRUSRO\ROHÂ¿QVDQGSRO\VW\UHQHV7\SLFDO DSSOLFDWLRQVDUHFRPSRXQGLQJDQGÂ¿OWUDWLRQRI JHOVDQGDJJORPHUDWHVLQSDUWLFXODURIDOXPLQXP
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Virtual dimensioning of challenging LSR-processes AT FAKUMA 2018, SIGMA Engineering will present in a joint project the real and virtual production of a complex silicone part with EMDE and Momentive. The focus is the early design and optimisation of mould and processes. SIGMA accompanied the whole development process of the pot cloth and assisted to determine the ideal FRQÂ¿JXUDWLRQIRUSURGXFWLRQ As a consistent further development of the SIGMASOFTÂ® Virtual Moulding technology, Autonomous Optimisation not only offers users the opportunity to perform virtual design of experiments (DoE) but the software also determines automatically the RSWLPXPSURFHVVFRQÂ¿JXUDWLRQVWRDFKLHYH the given target: e.g. short cycle time or EDODQFHGSDUWÂ¿OOLQJZLWKORZSUHVVXUH requirement, with the help of a fully automatic optimisation. The capability of the technology was
used during a joint project for the design of a pot cloth from LSR (Liquid Silicone Rubber). In the process, the simulation was used alongside the whole development of part, mould and process starting from the part design phase. The pot cloth is a complex part with a VKRWZHLJKWRIJDQGDÃ€RZOHQJWKRI 135mm with a predominantly maximum ZDOOWKLFNQHVVRIPP$XQLIRUPSDUWÂ¿OOLQJ without the premature start of a curing reaction is therefore critical to part quality. %HFDXVHRIWKLVDWÂ¿UVWWKHQXPEHUDVZHOO as the best positions for the cold runner nozzles was determined in a virtual DoE. With this approach any number of variants can be calculated in a single simulation and afterwards can be compared and evaluated RQWKHEDVLVRISUHGHÂ¿QHGWDUJHWYDOXHV In the further course of the project, not only the ideal process settings
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COMPLAST in SA in November 7KH¿UVWHGLWLRQRI&203/$67 South Africa made an humble beginning with exhibitors from India, China, Taiwan, Iran, Turkey and the Middle East, as well as a few South East Asian countries including Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand. Last year’s event saw more than 15 exhibitors from South Africa alone, with 70 exhibitors in total participating LQWKH¿UVWHGLWLRQ The second edition of COMPLAST South Africa 2018 expects to see the number of exhibitors likely to reach 120 - a 50% growth since last year. The participating countries include India, China, Taiwan, Turkey, Iran, Italy, Germany and Austria, besides a large representation by the South African agents and representatives of major international companies. Some
COMPLAST South Africa will take place from 13-15 November at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The international exhibition is fast becoming a notable event on the South African plastics events diary, providing the largest platform catering to the plastics processing industry in countries like, Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Myanmar, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. South Africa, the jewel of Africa boasts of a good amount of polymer consumption besides the presence of polymer majors and masterbatch manufacturers. Plastics processors in South Africa and neighbouring countries Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Lesotho are expected to attend.
of the companies who have already FRQ¿UPHGWKH\ZLOOEHH[KLELWLQJ include Adex, Safrique, Userve, PMS Plastics, Burns, Cabletech, Afritrade, Vinmar Raw Materials, YTSM, Zerma Africa, Ruby Dust Trading, Atlas Copco SA and SA Rainbow Plastics. Over the past couple of years, COMPLAST has hosted 20 exhibitions, 12 conferences and six CEO Forums in these countries. The COMPLAST portfolio of events has connected over 2 200 exhibitors to more than 100 000 buyers and suppliers from across the region. • For further details email firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com +91 9789095247
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Reducing environmental impact, retaining product quality and safety is key FLEXIBLE packaging is a dynamic and constantly evolving market and, worldwide, the way in which consumers view and interact with packaged products is changing. With a growing focus on convenience, value and sustainability, traditional packs continue to be substituted for innovative and Ă€H[LEOHRSWLRQVGHVLJQHGWRPHHW emerging consumer needs. Vienna will play host to the 11th edition of from 19-21 November at the Austria Trend Savoyen hotel. The conference will explore technical and commercial challenges and RSSRUWXQLWLHVUHODWLQJWRĂ€H[LEOH SDFNDJLQJÂżOPVUDZPDWHULDOV production techniques and applications over a busy two-day programme. The conference will open with AMI Consulting sharing the latest market WUHQGVLQĂ€H[LEOHSDFNDJLQJDQGZLOO be followed by Amcor explaining how to navigate through an increasingly complex regulatory landscape. Reducing environmental impact whilst retaining product quality and safety
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status Town celebrates ‘plastic-free’ with a plastic banner Chepstow, a town in Wales, is proud of its appointment as a plastics-free community that it celebrated the accomplishment with a large plastic banner over its historic archway. The choice of materials is raising some eyebrows. The Twitter handle Plastics-Free Chepstow (@ PFChepstow) replied to a question about the banner’s material saying: “Great question! This is a hard-wearing plastic banner which will be re-used at future events. We aren’t opposed to all #plastics; instead, we focus on #reducing #SingleUsePlastic consumption in our town. See @sascampaigns for more info. OCT / NOV 2018
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SA Plastics & Rubber Technology magazine was launched in 2002 by Summit Publishing, based in Cape Town and owned by publisher/editor Martin...
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SA Plastics & Rubber Technology magazine was launched in 2002 by Summit Publishing, based in Cape Town and owned by publisher/editor Martin...