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Three Veolia-operated plastic recycling and recovery plants in Japan produce 45 000 tonnes of plastic pellets and useful compounds for downstream industrial uses.

A turning point in plastics recycling

Almost 190 countries have agreed to new control measures that will limit the transboundary movement of plastic waste around the world, following the recent ratification of the Basel Convention in Geneva, Switzerland. The resolution prohibits the export of most plastic wastes to receiving countries without their prior consent and has the potential to trigger a […]

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The Libero ITS indicator is a small device that monitors the temperature stability and shelf-life of a pharmaceutical product during end-to-end journeys

Pharmaceutical sensor is a safety game changer

New fail-safe technology is enabling pharmaceutical companies to monitor and log ambient, cold and freezing conditions of products, from the point of manufacture to the patient’s refrigerator, simply by attaching and breaking the indicator’s start tab. (more…)

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The hermetically sealed contacts are available as ‘normally close’, ‘normally open’ or ‘changeover’ contacts.

Always float on top

INSTROTECH is offering Kobold’s M-series level switch comprising a float that slides up and down with the liquid, along a guide tube. Thus, up to 4 reed contacts moulded in the guide tube are switched in a non-contacting fashion by a ring magnet encapsulated in the float. The hermetically sealed contacts are available as ‘normally […]

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Leading provider of gas detectors and software offers direct-to-cloud connectivity

Industrial Scientific expands connected safety portfolio

COMTEST – local representative of Industrial Scientific, global leader in gas detection – has announced the expansion of its connected safety portfolio to include cellular and wi-fi capability in the Ventis®Pro5 Personal Gas Monitor and a satellite communication gateway to connect mobile workers in real time.  (more…)

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Firmware version 2.1 for Ventis Pro Series Multi-Gas Monitors is now available

New Sensors and Languages for Ventis Pro Series Gas Monitors

Updates to the Ventis Pro Series make it accessible for a broader range of users and applications. (more…)

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Multiple SmartSensors communicating with a central RX3000 acting as a remote weather station

Protecting crops and reducing farming costs

An advanced range of field monitoring equipment is allowing local farmers to fine-tune growing conditions and maximise yields of their crops, while avoiding potentially catastrophic crop failures as a result of pests or chemical damage. (more…)

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Compressed gas laboratories are now able to benefit from the connectivity and automated big data analysis features of the 4th Industrial Revolution

Gas analysis and the 4th industrial revolution

Compressed gas laboratories are now able to benefit from the connectivity and automated big data analysis features of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Afrox’s Hans Strydom explains. (more…)

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thyssenkrupp celebrates its diamond jubilee in Africa

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa is proudly celebrating sixty successful years of engineering excellence in Africa. This milestone bears testament to the diversified industrial group’s enduring commitment to delivering exceptional, premium quality, holistic solutions to its valued customers. (more…)

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Microalgae are proving to be a rising star for synthetic biologists.

Aquaculture, cosmetics and even a unique superfood… microalgae are proving to be a rising star for synthetic biologists. Andrew Spicer takes us through the benefits of their biochemical and metabolic properties…   (more…)

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Jemimah Mofokeng is proving that women can indeed conquer typically male dominated jobs.

A woman in a man’s world – female used oil collector celebrates a decade of success

Jemimah Mofokeng is proving that women can indeed conquer typically male dominated jobs. Jemimah is the owner and operator of Jemimah’s Oils, and spends her days collecting used motor oil. (more…)

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Professor Brian McFarlin, researchers at the University of North Texas

Increasing throughput with INTEGRA’s VIAFLO 96 channel pipette

Researchers at the University of North Texas are using INTEGRA’s VIAFLO 96 electronic pipette to increase the throughput of their ELISA, Luminex and flow cytometry workflows, as well as to improve the reproducibility of their results. The Applied Physiology Laboratory at UNT focuses on research in two key areas – physiologic and immunologic consequences of […]

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Hope for SA economy: Thinking ahead to Fourth Industrial Automation technologies

South Africa’s economy may be nearing the end of its slump, and could start showing stronger growth by 2021/22, says leading economist. (more…)

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Finalists for the ‘Science Oscars’ of South Africa announced – 2018/2019 NSTF-South32 Awards

Adjudication by an independent panel of adjudicators have decided on the finalists for the 2018/2019 NSTF-South32 Awards. The announcement of the winners will be made at the 21st NSTF Awards Gala Dinner on 27 June 2019 in Gauteng with the Minister of Science and Technology. (more…)

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WHY USE A TRIPLE POINT OF WATER?

Primary standards are expensive and complex to use.  There is, however, an exception to that and it’s the Triple Point of Water Cell.  Fixed-points, sometimes called intrinsic standards, are used to define the International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90). The most commonly used fixed-point is the Triple Point of Water. A Triple Point of Water […]

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Impact of 4IR to be addressed at Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa 2019

Think remote monitoring, control and analysis of pumping systems. Think reducing water losses via Web Based IIOT technology. Think of connecting field instruments to IoT for predictive maintenance. Think of using an Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS) software tool as a replacement to Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) within a valve manufacturing company. (more…)

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Simple errors cause major lab risks

International chemistry expert to deliver practical training on how to work in a lab at analytica Lab Africa in Johannesburg (more…)

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New research: biodegradable bags don’t actually biodegrade?

Researchers from the International Marine Litter Research Unit at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom have published new research in Environmental Science and Technology showing that biodegradable bags can hold a full load of shopping three years after being discarded in the environment. (more…)

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MESA aligns with Africa Automation Fair to promote the next level of industry automation

SA industry must advance beyond plant automation to become globally competitive, says MESA (more…)

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The first batch of TLT-Turbo Auxiliary Fans ready for delivery to Kamoa Copper.

TLT-Turbo Africa to provide energy efficient ventilation solution to Kamoa Copper SA

TLT-Turbo Africa has been awarded the contract for the supply and installation of a turn-key solution for underground ventilation and fumes extraction for Kamoa Copper SA, located 25km outside of Kolwezi, DRC. Kamoa Copper SA forms part of the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Project, which is a joint venture between Ivanhoe Mines, Zijin Mining Group and the […]

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Streamlined portfolio of new OHAUS Navigator series portable balances

OHAUS® introduces newly redesigned Navigator™ series portable balances

Rugged, Multi-Purpose Balances Ideal for a Range of Weighing Applications (more…)

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