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SUN SILICATES COMPANY PROFILE

Gerbrand Haasbroek

SUN SILICATES COMPANY PROFILE – OUR NEW LOOK, WHO WE ARE AND WHAT DO WE DO

Sun Silicates is very excited to share our new look with all our clients. As the Company has grown over the years, we have taken the time to update our Company image, making sure we don’t stagnate in a digital era! Our new look includes our updated website and professional designs done on our Company vehicles, product packaging, and documentation that are sent out to our clients.

This is only the beginning as there are many more to come. We are determined to deliver the best and most professional service to our clients, as customer satisfaction and producing the best quality products are what we strive to.

As the Sun Silicates Group has grown extensively over the past few years, we are excited to share some of our achievements with our clients –

SUN SILICATES AND ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFICATION

Gerbrand Haasbroek

SUN SILICATES AND ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFICATION:

WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN?

For the past year, the Sun Silicates and subsidiaries team have been working hard on becoming ISO 9001:2015 certified. In February 2017, to every employee in the company’s joy, our hard work paid off and we received our certification!

What process did the Sun Silicates group follow, and what exactly does being ISO certified mean for the Company?

The Sun Silicates Group are specialist manufacturers and suppliers of;

  • Sun Silicates: Perlite filter aid, horticultural grade perlite, construction grade perlite, exfoliated vermiculite and potassium silicates. Sun Silicates also distribute sodium silicates.
  • Metflux: Fluxes to the metallurgical and foundry industry.

SUNPERL PRODUCTS FOR THE USE AS INSULATING SCREEDS AND PLASTER

Gerbrand Haasbroek

Sun Silicates is a local manufacturer of exfoliated perlite and vermiculite products. These products find application in many fields, amongst others for insulating/ low density screeds and wall plasters. In addition, we are currently developing the fire stopping grades of vermiculite gunning materials.

Sun Silicates have been in production for some 4 years in our Wadeville, Germiston factory, producing mainly the filter aid grades of perlite. A recent upgrade of our plant has enables us to produce top- quality construction grade perlite.
Sun Silicates makes use of Imported raw materials ensuring high strength and low density products. In addition, the ores we use, results in a brilliant white product, reducing the paint requirement to cover freshly plastered surfaces. Sun Silicates is also the only company currently in South Africa that can offer you both perlite and vermiculite products.

THE UNDERCOVER FARMING EXPO 2017

Gerbrand Haasbroek

Suppliers and producers in the tunnel and covered farming sector should not miss the Undercover Farming Expo, which will be, at the CSIR International convention centre, Brummeria, Pretoria.

The Expo is the initiative of the publication Undercover Farming, which has been focusing on intensive farming techniques and farming industries for more than seven years.

Undercover farming has become part of an international phenomena to cope with less water, higher temperatures, pollution and increased dryness of soil. With covered farming the growth season is extended and income is increased.

PERLITE AS INSULATION: SUNPERL PERLITE USED AS WALL PLASTER

Gerbrand Haasbroek

Nowadays with the high and ever rising cost of electricity, one must always seek alternatives to lower our day-to-day living costs. This includes the costs of the homes that we live in.

Thermal insulation of commercial and residential buildings is of paramount importance. In fact, the Government has passed law SANS 204 which now state that buildings need to be insulated to save electricity.

So – how can you save on your electricity bill by insulating your home that is not going to cost you a fortune? Look no further than SunPerl perlite wall plaster!

SAVING YOUR GARDEN IN THE DROUGHT WITH VERMICULITE

Gerbrand Haasbroek

As South Africa struggles with water shortages amidst a crippling drought, municipalities announced water restrictions and appealed to residents to use the scarce resource sparingly. According to the news, we need to reduce our water use by 15 percent.

A state of disaster has been declared in eight of South Africa’s nine provinces. The drought conditions experienced in most parts of the country were a result of natural phenomenon that were characterised by below normal rainfalls and increased maximum temperatures and heatwaves. The current drought has nearly depleted several major dams and led to countrywide water restrictions.

SUN SILICATES AT THE 2016 JACARANDA AGRICULTURAL SHOW

Gerbrand Haasbroek

The Jacaranda Agricultural Show, which is being held at the Tshwane Events Centre from 24 – 28 August 2016, offers a feast of agriculture, wildlife farming, agricultural machinery, livestock, agricultural business development, technology, organic farming and much more.

Amongst all this, you will also find Sun Silicates (Pty) Ltd!

Mining Attapulgite At Matutu

ATTAPULGITE – AN OVERVIEW, USES AND MINING OF THIS MINERAL AT MATUTU ABSORBENTS

Gerbrand Haasbroek

Attapulgite, which is also known as Palygorskite, is a magnesium aluminium phyllosilicate with the scientific formula (Mg,Al)2Si4O10 (OH)•4(H2O). The Attapulgite mineral naturally occurs in a type of clay soil and it is known as one of the types of fuller’s earth.

The name “attapulgite” is derived from the town of Attapulgus, which is situated in the United States of America in the southwest corner of Georgia, where the mineral is abundant and surface-mined.

Exfoliated Vermiculite Sun Silicates

VERMICULITE – GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH THIS VERSATILE MINERAL

Gerbrand Haasbroek

WHAT EXACTLY IS VERMICULITE? The word “Vermiculite” literally stems from the Latin word “Vermiculus”, which when translated to English means “little worm”. When vermiculite is subjected to heat, it expands (which is called exfoliation) to firm elongated worm-like particles which are incombustible, lightweight, compressible, highly absorbent, recyclable and non-reactive. Unlike asbestos, Vermiculite is non-carcinogenic and 100% safe. The colour of un-exfoliated (raw) vermiculite is light to dark brown with a yellowish tint.

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Sun Silicates (Pty) Ltd focuses on supplying high-tech consumable products to the chemical, metallurgical and agricultural industries. The company is customer and performance focused and we ensure our customers of quality products at competitive pricing.

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