keyboard_arrow_upCOVID-19 pandemic highlights why water must get back on the health agenda
keyboard_arrow_downCOVID-19 pandemic highlights why water must get back on the health agenda

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to impact the poorest countries in Africa, that have limited access to water for basic sanitation, hygiene and health. In these cases water tanks and water hygiene will be integral to curbing the spread of the virus. “This pandemic highlights the need to get water back on the health agenda,” […]

keyboard_arrow_upSAVA awards the vinyl-dot to 21 members
keyboard_arrow_downSAVA awards the vinyl-dot to 21 members

The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA’s) vinyl-dot was formally launched in the South African market at the beginning of last year. To date, SAVA has proudly awarded the 2020 vinyl-dot to 21 of its members, following their successful completion of the industry association’s product stewardship commitment benchmarking survey. Member companies, including material suppliers, converters and […]

keyboard_arrow_upSAVA hosts virtual AGM
keyboard_arrow_downSAVA hosts virtual AGM

The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) hosted its annual general meeting (AGM) on 27 May via the Zoom online platform. SAVA chairman George Dimond says the PVC industry around the world is known for its resilience and adaptability and that the Association had no hesitation about embracing the possibilities and opportunities it was afforded through […]

keyboard_arrow_upOptima succeeds at a highly complex virtual FAT
keyboard_arrow_downOptima succeeds at a highly complex virtual FAT

Optima recently carried out the most complex virtual machine acceptance in the history of the company. A total of 11 cameras were used to track the factory acceptance test (FAT) of a highly complex high-performance filling system for cosmetics manufacturing. The client (Company A) – a multinational corporation based in the US – was live […]

keyboard_arrow_up‘Pay your small business suppliers’ urges NSBC
keyboard_arrow_down‘Pay your small business suppliers’ urges NSBC

The National Small Business Chamber is urging big business and the South African government to pay their small business suppliers as soon as possible, as late payments could have a devastating impact on small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Getting Big Business South Africa and Government to pay their small business suppliers on time is […]

keyboard_arrow_upSAPICS predicts new supply chain challenges in Level 4 of Lockdown
keyboard_arrow_downSAPICS predicts new supply chain challenges in Level 4 of Lockdown

SAPICS predicts that as South Africa heads into level 4 of the COVID-19 Lockdown the supply chain industry will face new challenges, which may impact the availability of winter clothing and homeware. “Businesses not supplying essential goods have had to find short-term storage solutions for their products during the lockdown. Some were able to move […]

keyboard_arrow_upFibertex manufactures critical components for COVID-19 PPE
keyboard_arrow_downFibertex manufactures critical components for COVID-19 PPE

Fibertex SA, part of the global Fibertex Nonwovens group, has developed versatile high-performance components for protective facemasks and respirators. “Fibertex, which continuously invests in technological advancements to meet requirements in diverse industries – has increased production capacity of materials so desperately needed during the global COVID-19 pandemic,” explains Rosa Naidoo, sales manager, Fibertex South Africa. […]

keyboard_arrow_upSew-Eurodrive joins national initiative to 3D print facemasks for healthcare workers
keyboard_arrow_downSew-Eurodrive joins national initiative to 3D print facemasks for healthcare workers

Sew-Eurodrive has joined a nationwide campaign to use 3D printing technology to produce much-needed face masks and shields for healthcare workers and first responders. Since the announcement of a national lockdown to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa, there has been a global shortage of such critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). […]

keyboard_arrow_upCTI and ATI donate authentication technology to protect new COVID-19 drugs
keyboard_arrow_downCTI and ATI donate authentication technology to protect new COVID-19 drugs

Chromatic Technologies Inc. (CTI) has partnered with American Thermal Instruments (ATI) in Dayton, Ohio, to donate free-of-charge new printable temperature, tampering and authentication technology to protect all new COVID-19 drugs. As the world’s scientists rush to find vaccines and therapeutics to treat COVID-19, there’s another group of scientists who are working just as hard to […]

keyboard_arrow_upHow to choose the right water softener for your operation
keyboard_arrow_downHow to choose the right water softener for your operation

It is important to choose the correct water treatment solution for your requirements because there is no one size fits all solution. Water softeners are used to treat water for various industries and applications, from pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and healthcare to food and beverages, water bottling, hospitality (such as hotels and lodges), and domestic settings (to […]