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December Festive Season 2017

Christmas holidays are coming and we would like to inform you of our offices that will be closing on the 22nd of December 2017 and re-open on the 2nd January 2018. We would like to encourage you to order your materials you need in good time to ensure enough time to produce and dispach the orders before shutdown period. We will have a team operating during the shutdown. Please contact Mrs. Leigh Lloyd on 0834626059 for assistance during this period. 
 
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Make us Proud!

Durocast  wishes all matriculates good luck with their final exams!  
 
Make us proud! 
 
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Happy Easter

Durocast would like to THANK all our customers for your loyalty and support throughout 2017 so far.  We also want to wish all our clients a Happy Easter and a safe travelling over the weekend
 
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Alkalis and Sulphate Resistant Concrete

Alkacrete is a concrete that was developed to be resistant to Alkalis and Sulphates.  Primary applications would be Dissolving Tanks, White Liquor and Caustic Tanks.
 
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Alternative for Refactory Bricks

Due to limited refractory brick manufacturing facilities within South Africa, industry is relying on imported products as a backup to local producers.  Normally lead times on certain items are relatively lengthy and some users might have to carry minimum stock.   This could put pressure on cash flow especially for the smaller consumers.  
 
 
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Merry Christmas

Durocast would like to THANK all our customers for your loyalty and support throughout 2016.  
 
 
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December Festive Season 2016

Kindly take note that our offices will be closed from the 23rd of December 2016 to the 3rd of January 2017.  
 
 
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Refractory Mortars

The technology regarding refractory mortars has improved substantially due to the availability of better raw materials and bonding methods. Over the years we have carried out extensive tests on the grading of aggregates and their reaction with different binding systems.
 
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Durocast has a Alternative Number - Contact us Today!

Durocast Offices situated in Ducanville, Vereeniging and now has a alternative number to contact us on. This means better access, better service, as we believe in customer service. 
 
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Temperature Parameter for the Installations of Refractory Concretes.

Many times Durocast are contacted by clients regarding the gelling times of Refractory products due to either accelerated or retarded setting problems.Unfortunately this seems to be an ever growing problem within the industry.
 
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The Challenge

After Durocast decided to sponsor their Soccer team with a new branded soccer kit, a challenge between the Management and the team became the ideal opportunity for a nice teambuilding afternoon.

 

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Durocast Offline - Contact Us Today!

Durocast Offices situated in Ducanville, Vereeniging is currently offline. We have no access to landlines or internet. 
 
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Proudly Durocast

Durocast has recently sponsored our staff soccer team with a branded soccer kit.  They are very excited to the future challenges and proudly represent our company at games.
 
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Durocast Celebrates Arbor Week – 1-7 September 2016

South Africa celebrates Arbor Week in the first week of September annually. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), as the custodian of forestry in South Africa, is responsible for the campaign.
 
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User Friendly and Easy to Install Monolithic Products

Durocast has developed monolithic products that are user friendly and easy to install. Durocast is also becoming more cost effective due to better technology.  
 
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Powder Mixing Plant

Due to the demand for fine product such as mortars, mould dressings and foundry coatings, Durocast has installed a new powder mixing plant to manufacture these type products.
 
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Gunning and Spray Materials

It is worth remembering that due to the cost of refractory brick and the availability the cost effectiveness of running units is becoming more difficult to maintain.  On units such as Arc Furnaces and Ladles, it has become financially viable to maintain refractory linings by using suitable gunning materials.
 
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Boilercrete the most effective product for use in the boiler industry.

Durocast identified the need for refractory concrete that would be user friendly to the boiler industry.
Due to different installation methods a need was defined for a product that could be installed by casting, gunning or plastering.
 
 
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Boiler Technology

Water Skirts and Ash Hoppers are often found to be a problem area in boilers.  These areas show much more wear that would be expected.

 

This happens because normal refractory concrete loses strength in warm wet conditions when the cement bonding phases convert to give a material with much lower strength.

 

Durocast have developed Duroshield P which has geopolymer bonding which is resistant to conversion.

This is a strong, rapid hardening product which is resistant to clinker build up.  If necessary steel fibers can be added to enhance the impact resistance.

 

The material is easy to install and can be mixed in a normal pan mixer or installed by pneumatic pump. These  products can be supplied in a coarse or fine grade to meet the application requirement.

 

Please contact Durocast for more information.

 

 

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Concrete Security Barriers

Durocast produces a range of concretes designed for use in strong rooms, cabinets and safes.  These products were developed using refractory technology and high density aggregates that can withstand mechanical abuse and high temperatures in areas such as safes doors and ATM surrounds.

 

These materials compact easily and are pourable with limited vibration.  This allows for the materials to be installed in enclosed areas such as safe doors and in areas that have limited access.

Durocast also produces strong materials, concretes with ultra-hard aggregates which are resistant to angle grinders.  These materials can be used to protect poles supporting solar panels, cameras and other secure applications.

 

The properties of these materials can be tailored to meet your application.  Please contact Durocast for more information.

 

 

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