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10 Apr 2018
Rolfes partners with Trust Chem

For years, Rolfes has actively sought to add quality products to its pigments range as a means of creating a…

Rolfes partners with Trust Chem

For years, Rolfes has actively sought to add quality products to its pigments range as a means of creating a fuller, more diverse offering for its customers. Recognised as the largest independent producer of organic pigments in Asia, Trust Chem is not only committed to innovation and service, but also…

10 Apr 2018
Massive organic pigment plant planned

Debajit Shome, Union Colours’ marketing director for Africa, says construction of the R200m greenfield development in Durban will commence in…

Massive organic pigment plant planned

Debajit Shome, Union Colours’ marketing director for Africa, says construction of the R200m greenfield development in Durban will commence in early 2018 and the factory will be operational towards the end of the year. “The plant, which will operate under the CZNA member company, Topwell Chemicals’ banner, will have a…

10 Apr 2018
Anything but ordinary

CSA: You and your brother, Mark, who is now also on the board of LRB, started your careers in the…

Anything but ordinary

CSA: You and your brother, Mark, who is now also on the board of LRB, started your careers in the photographic industry. How did the somewhat radical switch from a photo business to Promac paint retail shops come about? Why the interest in coatings?

09 Apr 2018
Makita moves to bigger premises

Rutherford, a wholly owned subsidiary of JSE-listed Hudaco Trading, has relocated its Johannesburg headquarters to stunning new premises in City…

Makita moves to bigger premises

Rutherford, a wholly owned subsidiary of JSE-listed Hudaco Trading, has relocated its Johannesburg headquarters to stunning new premises in City Deep. “Due to continued support from our broad customer base, we have outgrown the premises that we have occupied for several decades”, says Martin Peterson, Rutherford CEO.

09 Apr 2018
Kaufmann – built with expertise

Over the past 22 years, the Kaufmann brand has grown from strength to strength, gaining traction and popularity all over…

Kaufmann – built with expertise

Over the past 22 years, the Kaufmann brand has grown from strength to strength, gaining traction and popularity all over the South African countryside. However, the brand had to withstand many challenges as the economic and manufacturing landscape went through many changes since its inception over 20 years ago.

09 Apr 2018
Corobrik partners with local retailers to increase delivery

For more than a century, Corobrik has been building its brand. While Corobrik is a primary choice for many involved…

Corobrik partners with local retailers to increase delivery

For more than a century, Corobrik has been building its brand. While Corobrik is a primary choice for many involved in large-scale developments and construction projects, the company is now focusing on making inroads into the DIY market, providing the outlying areas of South Africa with a quality, affordable construction…

12 Mar 2018
More than 500 tons of polystyrene needed to sustain recycling operations

Attending the inaugural meeting were some of the country’s biggest retailers, representatives of the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), local…

More than 500 tons of polystyrene needed to sustain recycling operations

Attending the inaugural meeting were some of the country’s biggest retailers, representatives of the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), local municipalities, manufacturers of polystyrene packaging products, waste management companies, collectors and recyclers.

12 Mar 2018
Additional funds pledged to conservation

Extending its contribution to safeguarding the rhino population, the company will continue to donate a percentage of sales from its…

Additional funds pledged to conservation

Extending its contribution to safeguarding the rhino population, the company will continue to donate a percentage of sales from its Gyproc RhinoBoard and RhinoLite products to protect rhinos.

12 Mar 2018
A cutting edge solution

At First Cut, customer service excellence is the underpinning operational ethos. As part of this, the company’s consumables division recently…

A cutting edge solution

At First Cut, customer service excellence is the underpinning operational ethos. As part of this, the company’s consumables division recently hosted a technical visit by Luca Dreossi, Sales and Technical Support: Julia Utensili S.p.A., one of First Cut’s European principals.

14 Feb 2018
Transporting chemicals – locally and through Africa

CSA: In the chemical industry, what are some of the biggest challenges when transporting chemicals? BPL: Packaging material not suitable…

Transporting chemicals – locally and through Africa

CSA: In the chemical industry, what are some of the biggest challenges when transporting chemicals? BPL: Packaging material not suitable for harsh driving conditions, particularly cross-border, coupled with rates not in line with the compliance costs associated with dangerous goods. Then there is the consignor’s lack of knowledge regarding legal…