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Competition proves long term value of stainless steel

http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/competition-proves-long-term-value-of-stainless-steel-2017-10-27 The winner of the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association’s (Sassda’s) Eiffel Tower life cycle costing competition was announced earlier this month, having proven the success of the association’s new cellphone application (app) and the long-term value of stainless steel as a structural material. “In 2013, during a training programme, the International Stainless Steel Forum asked students to consider the cost savings that could have […]

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Local stainless steel industry remains optimistic

http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/local-stainless-steel-industry-remains-optimistic-2017-10-27/rep_id:4136 While South African demand for stainless steel is under severe pressure, the potential for growth once the local economy improves is strong and distributors are starting to position themselves strategically to take advantage of this, says stainless steel producer Columbus Stainless CEO Lucien Matthews. He notes that the global stainless steel market had a strong run early this year, on the back of […]

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International recognition for SA stainless steel innovation

http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/international-recognition-for-s-african-stainless-steel-innovation-2017-10-27/rep_id:4136 The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) was awarded the Bronze Award by the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) in the category of Best New Applications Featuring New Technology, for the development of municipal water storage tanks that were made from 3 chrome (CR)12 stainless steel to replace concrete. Continuing its well-established practice of awarding excellence for projects involving new applications for stainless steel, the ISSF presented […]

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Sassda announces R125 000 Lifecycle Costing competition winner!

Along with sixty other accurate finalists in sassda’s 2017 Lifecycle Costing Competition, the overall winner Amrish Punwasi proved that while stainless steel can be costlier than other materials initially, it often delivers lower long-term costs in the life-cycle of the construction. The competition required that entrants download sassda’s Lifecycle Costing app to calculate the cost […]

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Stainless steel has a crucial role to play in fixing SA’s water woes

Globally, as much as 35% of all treated water is lost to leaking piping systems with South African levels reaching as high as 60%. This has prompted a stainless steel test project to get underway in Paarl between sassda, local municipal authorities and South African manufacturers in search of the most environmental and economic solution […]

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SA’s R15-Billion stainless steel industry feels the pressure

South Africa’s R15-billion stainless steel industry has felt the strain of a contraction in its apparent consumption figures in the last two years, caused by a flood of Chinese exports and resulting stagnant demand for locally fabricated products. This was the view of our Executive Director John Tarboton at the recent sassda 2017 AGM where […]

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Promise of Stainless Steel underminded by Fly-By-Night Fabricators

11 April 2017 In a tough economy, consumers veer towards the cheapest option and some contractors may be tempted to cut corners. Unfortunately, contractor mistakes cost a fortune, mistakes kill profits and both parties usually blame the other, and often stainless steel itself, through angry exchanges that waste time – so what happens when stainless […]

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Stainless Steel app gives users chance to win R125 000 trip to Paris!

6 March 2017 The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (sassda) has launched an exciting new competition in which entrants (e.g. engineers, architects, quantity surveyors, end-users and specifiers and members of the public) stand to win a trip to Paris worth R125 000!  Entrants need to download and use sassda’s life cycle costing (LCC) app to […]

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Stainless Steel – Practical, Economical … Romantic

15 February 2017 On 31 March 1889, after workers had riveted the last of more than 18 000 iron pieces into place to complete construction of the Eiffel Tower, Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, climbed its 1 710 steps to unfurl the French flag from its pinnacle. A hundred and twenty seven years later, at a Corrosion Seminar […]

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