Middelburg-based Columbus Stainless aims to remain committed to the growing domestic stainless steel market, while the South African Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) believes that 2018 may be the year to break the downward trend of consumption in South Africa. Simone Liedtke tells us more.
Sassda is proud to announce the official launch of its biennial stainless steel awards which this year centre around the theme ‘Celebrating Innovation’ with the aim of rewarding world-class thinking and success at a local and international level. The awards are open to individuals and companies (locally and abroad) that are involved in the design, […]
https://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 […]
https://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 […]
https://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 […]
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 […]
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 […]