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28 January 2019 Upat Open Day showcases complete solutions from its leading brands
Complete solutions for general industry, construction, mining and DIY applications are available from leading Southern African supplier Upat. Customers were given a foretaste of the latest innovations anticipated to...
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24 January 2019 Lightweight, flexible fischer FLS channel system takes the load off
Engineers responsible for mechanical engineering or ‘wet’ services, from suspending cable trays to HVAC, plumbing, and sprinkler-system piping, now have a lightweight, flexible solution available to them in the form...
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10 December 2018 fischer SaMontec from Upat revolutionises architecture and construction
If you remember the ease with which fischertechnik sets made you an instant engineer, you’ll understand the innovation behind the fischer SaMontec installation grid – and how it continues to revolutionise...
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13 November 2018 Advanced fischer ACT System from Upat is ideal for complex façades
The fischer ACT (Advanced Curtain Wall Technique) System, distributed locally by Upat, allows for the effortless and cost-effective design and installation of attractive, complex façades, which are increasingly a...
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15 October 2018 Nylon anchors from fischer are a strong, safe alternative to plastic plugs
German-engineered fischer nylon anchoring systems provide a stronger, longer-lasting alternative to standard plastic systems in both industrial and DIY applications.
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4 September 2018 Anchoring the South African construction industry with fischer
From new developments such as the iconic 67 000 m2 Sasol Place headquarters in Sandton, to a slew of infrastructure projects such as wastewater treatment plants and bridges, fischer anchoring systems have played a...
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1 August 2018 Preventing building fire incidents with fischer FireStop from Upat
The fischer FireStop range aids in the compartmentalisation of fire, smoke, and toxic gases, ensuring the safety of building occupants and protecting properties in the event of any fire incidents.
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20 July 2018 High-strength fischer chemical fixings prop up the mining industry
German-engineered fischer chemical fixings are popular in the African mining sector due to their high-performance, added safety benefits and quick installation, which avoids costly downtime. The complete fischer...
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13 June 2018 Chemical anchors need to be specified and installed correctly
It is vital that building contractors and consulting engineers specify the correct chemical anchors for the application in hand. Using the wrong products can result in structural failure, meaning additional remedial...
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18 May 2018 Technically-advanced anchoring system for a range of building materials
The combination of two different materials – a red plug tip for safe fixing in solid building material, with expansion wings for bracing, and a grey plug base for folding in cavities – makes the DuoPower nylon plug...
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