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Western Cape benefits from Table Bay rubber's ongoing hose development

The marine diamond mining industry, as well as local harbour infrastructure, has benefited from the ongoing cooperative hose and other rubber product developments exhibited by Table Bay Rubber Company - the Cape Town division of Transvaal Rubber Company (Truco).

The company has shown substantial growth since its inception 6 years ago. Today, Table Bay Rubber Company (TBRC) manufactures and distributes small and large bore hoses, fenders, extrusions and mouldings, as well as abrasive-resistant sheeting. Having access to a production facility means that the company can quickly implement any design changes. Lead times are also reduced, while production times meet the requirements during emergency situations.

The marine diamond mining industry has particularly benefited from the TBRC's ability to quickly and cost-effectively in replacing impaired/damaged hoses. More importantly, the company has assisted this industry with the design and development of highly specialised and customised hoses for different projects. This innovative approach to hose development has resulted in substantial savings on walking platforms and dredges operating off the West Coast.

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