Chemical supplier Edentec Industrial to expand services
local company which specialises as a chemical supplier to the general and
stainless-steel industries, Edentec Industrial, has been involved in the
treatment of products destined for major companies in South Africa since 1985
and is now focusing on expanding its services to other areas, discloses
technical director Gordon Rump.
He says the company has been doing business with numerous companies within the
stainless-steel industry, including Columbus Stainless Steel, Sasol, Mosref, and
the Lesotho Highlands Water Scheme. The company supplies a comprehensive
pickling and passivation service to stainless-steel fabricators from its service
facility in Sebenza, Edenvale, on the East Rand.
The factory, which covers 700 m2 , has a large receiving and dispatch area,
which allows for prompt offloading, dispatching and reduced turnaround time.
This allows for optimum use of transport, which is critical during times of high
fuel and transportation costs.
The large area holds a comprehensive range of various sizes of dip-tanks for
austenitic and ferritic treatments.
It also gives the company enough space for spray applications of larger
fabrications, which cannot be processed through the dip-tanks.
“Dipping is our preferred option as it gives a brighter and more consistent
finish to processed items when compared to other means of treatment,” explains
Gordon. Ultimate finishing in the form of electropolishing items is also carried
He also points out that his company carries out an on-site pickling and
passivation service using its own specialised application and safety equipment
and boasts that the company’s prompt service gives an efficient turnaround time
which facilitates the logistical planning of the client.
“We are conscious of health and environmental considerations and have a
fully-operational effluent facility where all effluents are treated and disposed
of according to municipal requirements.
Any metallic by-products are disposed of through recognised waste-removal
About future plans, Gordon says he would like to see more capital investments in
the South African stainless-steel industry in order for the market to expand and
create more jobs for local people.