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Recycled polystyrene used in construction of R285m project

The 20,850m² Village of Hope, nearing completion in Kosmos in the North West Province, is being built entirely from a new building and construction method that incorporates recycled polystyrene...

11 May 2016

Bamboo: Africa's untapped potential

The new economic force is generating income, creating jobs and protecting the environment...

By Zipporah Musau 10 May 2016

Free consulting service offered for entry into stainless awards

The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (sassda) is offering a free consulting service to assist companies requiring help with the entry process in the 2016 Sassda Columbus Stainless Awards...

6 May 2016

Former CEO sues paint company he founded for R610m

In an unusual turn of events, the former chairman and CEO of KwaZulu-Natal-based paint company Chemical Specialities (Chemspec) is suing the company he founded for R609.5m...

By Shaun Harris 5 May 2016

Molecular architects: how scientists design new materials

When Thomas Edison wanted a filament for his light bulb, he scoured the globe collecting thousands of candidates before settling on bamboo...

By Gregory McColm 28 Apr 2016

Dutch designer creates flexible wood for furniture range

Designer Carolien Laro contradicts the notion of wood as a rigid material with her springy wooden furniture...

By Kate Walker 26 Apr 2016

Tributes flow in for Plate Glass founder

Tributes are pouring in for Bertie Lubner, who with his brother Ronnie turned a small family business into a building materials giant - Plate Glass...

By Mark Allix 20 Apr 2016

Cement sales rise 7.7% in 2015 to 13-million tons

The 7.7% increase in cement sales volumes in 2015 to 13-million tons after a 0.8% drop in 2014 suggest a booming construction sector...

By Helmo Preuss 19 Apr 2016

New Flowcrete office for East Africa

Flowcrete South Africa recently opened a new resin flooring business in Nairobi, Kenya...

14 Apr 2016

Future of aluminium industry in spotlight at AFSA conference

Demand for aluminium in South Africa could feasibly double in the next few years, despite pressure from an international economic slowdown and rising power prices...

6 Apr 2016

SANRAL opens new materials laboratory in PE

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) has opened a new engineering materials laboratory that will see road materials from across the Eastern Cape now tested in Port Elizabeth...

30 Mar 2016

Robotic technology installed at Corobrik Lawley factory

Installed in October last year at its Lawley Factory, Corobrik's new robotic technology is said to provide improved productivity, environmental efficiency, flexibility and enhanced manufacture quality...

29 Mar 2016

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