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Chain offers improved reliability of mechanical components in harsh conditions

Updated 7 hours ago Tsubaki engineering class SJ3 sealed joint chains, with improved sealing technology, are designed to improve the reliability of many mechanical components exposed to harsh conditions in coal mining. Available from industrial engineered products and components manufacturer BMG, Tsubaki’s patented... 

Economic conditions challenge industry

By: Leah Shelene Asaram     Updated 7 hours ago The softer demand for aluminium transport applications, such as trailers, tankers and tippers, amid the current tough economic climate has made the recovery of the transport industry to pre-lockdown levels even tougher, according to steel merchandiser and distributor Macsteel CEO Mike Benfield.... 

Iron-ore rebounds on rising China steel output, stimulus hopes

By: Reuters     22nd September 2022 Iron-ore futures rebounded from two-week lows on Thursday, bolstered by rising steel output in top producer China and expectations of higher demand for the steelmaking ingredient ahead of the country's Golden Week holiday. Hopes of more stimulus to shore up China's Covid-hit economy also added... 

Chinese investors plan $2.83bn metals park in Zimbabwe

By: Bloomberg     16th September 2022 Zimbabwe’s government approved a proposal by a group of Chinese investors to establish a $2.83-billion battery-metals park that will process metals including lithium, platinum and nickel, its latest plan to revive its moribund economy. Hong Kong Eagle International Investment Holding and Pacific... 

Local supplier sole distributor of specialised pumps

16th September 2022 Local pump importer and distributor AQS Liquid Transfer is the sole supplier of industrial pump manufacturers Sandpiper and Versamatic air-operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps for the South African mining sector. An AODD pump uses compressed air to move liquids or solids up or down a pipe network. 


9th September 2022 Copper and heat-exchange materials are critical in the modern technological age, forming part of the many essential areas such as energy, heating and cooling, medical, decorative, electronics, farming and mining. You can rely on MetaleN for quality that adheres to strict international standards... 

Indonesia president says likely to lose WTO nickel dispute against EU

By: Reuters     7th September 2022 Indonesia will likely lose in its trade dispute against the European Union (EU) over the Southeast Asian country's 2020 ban on exports of nickel ore, President Joko Widodo said on Wednesday. But regardless of the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) decision in the dispute, Indonesia will move ahead... 

Transformers to be installed at local gold mine

By: Tracy Hancock     2nd September 2022 Gauteng dry-type transformer specialist Trafo Power Solutions is on track to supply three transformers to a local underground gold mining operation for commissioning this month, despite the challenges manufacturers have been facing globally. While there is a global shortage of raw materials, from... 

Russia-Ukraine war impacting on sector

By: Sabrina Jardim     2nd September 2022 The war between Russia and the Ukraine has impacted the local food and beverage sector on several fronts, says bearings and power transmission supplier Bearings International (BI) market segment developer: leader for fast-moving consumer goods Hennie van Vuuren. The war has made the rand... 

Iron-ore futures drop below $100 on China Covid, steel curbs

By: Reuters     30th August 2022 Dalian and Singapore iron ore futures dropped below $100/t on Tuesday, while spot prices slumped to the lowest in a week, pressured by renewed worries over Covid-19 curbs and steel output restrictions in top producer China. The most-traded January iron ore contract on China's Dalian Commodity... 

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