Romaco debuts virtual showroom amidst COVID-19 pandemic
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Romaco was not able to display its technologies at Interpack 2020, but has instead come up with an innovative solution in the form of a virtual showroom with a spotlight on sustainability and digitalisation. For the first time, Romaco’s latest product developments are being unveiled to trade specialists in the...
New owner for Maverick’s engineering and flexibles operations
Liqui-Box, a world leader in flexible liquid packaging solutions, announced in June 2016 that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire both the engineering and flexible operations of Maverick, based in Cape Town, South Africa.
British PM hosts first ever UK-Africa Investment Summit in London
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make the case for the UK as the ‘investment partner of choice’ for African countries at a major investment summit today. A statement from 10 Downing Street said that Johnson will make the point that the UK has unique expertise and innovation in technology, clean growth, infrastructure and finance which...
SABIC introduces upcycled compounds to extend life of PET bottles
SABIC introduced its LNP ELCRIN iQ portfolio of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) compounded resins derived from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) to support the circular economy and help reduce plastic waste. By chemically upcycling consumer-discarded PET (primarily single-use water bottles) into higher-value PBT materials with enhanced properties and suitability for more-durable applications, the company is encouraging the...
New active ingredient from Sederma redefines ageless femininity
Sederma’s new active ingredient Feminage is dedicated to women experiencing loss of skin elasticity and firmness caused by glycation and oxidation events and related to oestrogenic decline. There are almost a billion women over 50 worldwide with specific personal care needs. A consumer study* identified skin sagging as one of the major signs of ageing...
SA issues two new bonds in international capital markets
The Republic of South Africa was able to successfully place US$5 billion in bonds maturing in 2029 (10-year) and 2049 (30-year) in the international capital markets on 23 September 2019, with US$2 billion and US$3 billion placed in the 2029 and 2049 tranches respectively. This is according to a statement issue by National Treasury today.
Solar Steam plants for Africa
The Larkfleet Group of Companies has signed a contract with Richfield Engineering of Kenya under which Richfield will manufacture Solar Steam plants for Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia and India.
Cemcrete finishes ideal for the lodges of Africa
Cemcrete cement-based products create finishes that reflect the unique look of Africa without conflicting with the environment. The company believes that a finish should mature over time and take on a life of its own – mottling and growing into a natural-looking work of art. Omaanda Lodge in Namibia, Latitude 15° in Zambia, Tongabezi Lodge in Zambezi,...
How Africa is combatting COVID-19
There have been more than 600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Africa as of 19 March. This number has rapidly increased from 147 cases just one week ago. Although the region has seen a significant increase in confirmed cases recently, there are still fewer cases than in other parts of the world. Changing the course...
No guidance and regulation regarding cryptocurrencies in SA
In South Africa, as with most other countries around the world, there is no guidance and regulation regarding cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.
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