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Composites Presentation to presentation to IOM3 SA

We were thrilled to network with and make a presentation to The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Southern Africa (IOM3 SA)  about composites in South Africa and globally. While many raw material components for composites is mined,  composite material has...

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Advanced Manufacturing Awards Nominations Now Open

Submissions for the first national awards recognising excellence and innovation in Advanced Manufacturing are now open. A market access prize valued at R70 000 (Most promising “start- up or newcomer”category) and Prestigious accolades in several other categories will...

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Composites Sustainability Working Group

There is a need within the composites industry towards unpacking and understanding sustainability of our materials and approaches to how we use them, especially at "end-of-life" Sustainability includes reuse, remanufacture and recycling.  Bio-resins and lightweighting...

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Pipe Manufacturing Opportunity

A South African factory is looking for new owners. It would represent a significant loss to the South African industry if this factory closed down and were taken elsewhere in the world. The Composites Cluster would consider submitting syndicated bids on this factory...

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Skills Mapping Workshop

With the support of PlasticsSA,  the cluster successfully hosted a Mapping Composites Skills Workshop in Midrand Friday 11 May 2018. The participants were welcomed by Vanessa Davidson who also facilitated the session. She presented a skills mapping exercise consisting...

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Ring Making with Composites (The MakerSpace) Workshop

DID YOU KNOW We have set up composites labs at the MakerSpace in both Baakens Valley Port Elizabeth and in Durban? These will be officially launched soon but feel free to contact Steve at 083 612 2125 to view the equipment and programmes the lab offers to crafters,...

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Composite Skills Workshop Invitation

The Composites Cluster will be organising a skills workshop entitled Mapping Composites Skills in South Africa - Current and Future. At the workshop, strategic information around skills in the Composites Sector will be presented. While this in itself is valuable...

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Anton Hanekom elected as new Chair

We are excited to announce that Anton Hanekom (Executive Director of Plastics|SA) was recently nominated and elected as the new Chair of the Composites Cluster Board. Anton's expertise and experience will be an invaluable asset to the Composites Cluster team. Anton...

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New MOU to Lift Lid on Advanced Manufacturing Growth

The Mandela Bay Composites Cluster and eNtsa, an engagement institute within  the Nelson Mandela University have signed a co-operation agreement which is set to boost the development and use of composites in South Africa. In terms of a Memorandum of Understanding the...

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IOM3 Young Persons’ Lecture Competition

2018 IOM3 YPLC-Abstract Submission document 2018 IOM3 YPLC-Rules and Information The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, Southern Africa (IOM3) will once again be hosting the Young Persons’ Lecture Competition.  This prestigious competition is aimed at young...

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Composites Cluster Team Expands

We welcome Sabelo Sibanda and Thulisile Volwana who have joined the Cluster team in an official capacity. Sabelo and Thulisile extend the reach of the Cluster and will be interacting with industry and particularly official cluster participants to assist in...

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