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5 Practical Uses Of Aluminium Foil That You Probably Never Knew

From wrapping food to braaing fish and mielies, aluminium foil has an abundance of practical uses, and due to its low cost and high versatility, is one of the most common items found in the kitchen today. Although you probably use this 'metallic paper' in numerous applications around the house, we're willing to bet there are plenty of other rather ingenious uses of the foil you probably don't already know. From sharpening and decorating to general household improvements, aluminium foil [...]

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The Best Type of Aluminium For Use in Electrical Applications

Aluminium Heat Sink Extrusion If you are an electrician or work with electricity on a regular basis, then chances are you quite used to dealing with aluminium. As a material that features numerous positive properties related to electrical use, the metal has become an important contributor to a variety of industries related both directly and indirectly to electricity. It is for this reason that it is important to understand which aluminium alloys are a good fit for electrical applications. Why Is [...]

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Plastic backlash results in ramped up can production at Nampak

Nampak is ramping up manufacturing of aluminium cans as Africa's most significant manufacturer of drinks packaging reacts to shoppers' world-wide plastic rejections. The company is also placing increased focus on cardboard cartons and the development of a sustainable plastic lid made predominantly of sugar cane, CEO Andre de Ruyter claimed in a telephone interview. That is the result of an ever-growing concern regarding the effect of plastic on the environment, especially on products like single-use straws. "Consumer sentiment against plastic [...]

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South Africa Welcomes Aluminium Product Exclusions From US – Section 232 Duties

USA Flags Trade & Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has welcomed a recent announcement regarding improved trade developments with the United States as a positive step towards normalising relations between South Africa and The United States. This follows an announcement made by the US Department of Commerce stating that the department has granted exemptions for certain steel and aluminium products.   In a statement, the Department of Trade and Industry said; “The exemption of some of the aluminium and steel lines confirms that [...]

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South African farmers play chicken with Trump tariffs

By: REUTERS Via Engineering News Aug 29, 2018 Free-range chickens. Herman Pretorius is just the kind of white South African farmer US President Donald Trump expressed concern for when he barged into the country's delicate land reform debate by ordering an investigation into the "large-scale killing of farmers". But for the greying, bespectacled 58-year-old, wading knee-deep through some 35 000 chickens at his isolated homestead in South Africa's North West province, it's the United States and it's cheap poultry exports that are a threat. "We cannot compare our chickens with theirs. The [...]

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