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Chemical Technology November-December 2016

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Chemical Technology November 2016I say a sad farewell to all my’ Chemical Technology’ readers this month with a combined November/December edition. As from January next year, we’ll be merging with our sister magazine ‘Mechanical Technology’ as ‘MechChem Africa’. The good news is, is that I shall still be here at my PC, co-editing the new publication with Peter Middleton.

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Get out the blocks with the winning formula

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Advancing NDT as a profession in South Africa

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Planetary prosperity

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Engen retains ‘Sunday Times’ Top Brands award

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ABB wins first order for breakthrough 15-second flash charging technology

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World-first safe nuclear reactor and thorium fuel

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Intensified heat-transfer invention benefits the synthetic fuels industry

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Creating a new guide to ISO 9001:2015

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Contact Chemical Technology

As from January 2017, Chemical Technology and Mechanical Technology have merged to form MechChem Africa.

 

Title: Editor
Name: Peter Middleton
Emailmechchemafrica@crown.co.za
Phone: +27 11 622 4770
Fax: +27 11 615 6108

Title: Editor
Name: Glynnis Koch
Emailmechchemafrica@crown.co.za
Phone: +27 11 622 4770
Fax: +27 11 615 6108

Title: Advertising Manager
Name: Brenda Karathanasis
Emailbrendak@crown.co.za
Phone: +27 11 622-4770
Fax: +27 11 615-6108

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