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High-performance adhesives prove effective in agri equipment maintenance

Keeping agricultural equipment in top running condition is a priority for farmers, as any downtime due to a lack of maintenance can have a major impact on productivity. Pratley has a wide range of products that can assist farmers in carrying out repairs quickly and cost-effectively, explains Pratley’s National Sales and Marketing Manager Mark Bell...readmore

The silicone gasket maker that’s ‘sensor-safe’

A tough and elastic silicone for superior sealing is available from Pratley in the form of its RTV Silicone Grey Gasket Maker. This high-quality silicone-based sealing compound cures at room temperature to form a tough, superior elastic rubber seal that’s ideal for gasket making in the automotive repair market. ...readmore

Unique crystal-clear DIY glass adhesive

Formulated and manufactured for glass-to-glass repairs or projects, Pratley UV Bond is a single-part, crystal-clear glass adhesive that cures in direct sunlight or under a UV light or torch. Being the only crystal-clear DIY glass adhesive on the market, sales of Pratley UV Bond have increased significantly since its launch in 2013, explains Pratley National Sales Manager Mark Bell...readmore

Superior thermal insulation with Pratliperl®

Pratliperl® from Pratley is a ‘green’ building material that can assist the construction industry to meet sustainability criteria such as SANS 204. It is also ultra-lightweight, which reduces the cost of high-rise structures. In addition, the product is highly durable and features good acoustic properties. It can even be gunited when applied to large surfaces.  ...readmore

The passing of a Pratley Icon

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Managing Director, Mr. Kim Pratley on 19 January 2021. He joined the company in 1979 after graduating from Wits University as a Mechanical Engineer. In 1983, after the passing of his father, George “Monty” Pratley, he took over the Company’s leadership at the age of 27. Mr. Pratley was a man loved and admired by many, and recognised as an inventor, innovative leader, keen aviator and industry icon.


Local manufacturer poised for sustained growth in 2021

The fact that hardware sales is one of the few retail sectors to show green shoots during the economic downturn wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic is positioning local manufacturer Pratley to continue on its growth trajectory into 2021. Describing this sector as having “reasonably normalised”, CEO Kim Pratley remarks that this bodes well for the adhesives side of the business. ...readmore

Pratley develops another cable gland World-first

The primary function of any cable gland is to securely anchor the cable to an electrical apparatus.  Ex d (flameproof) cable glands obviously provide additional safety performance related to human life preservation in hazardous locations.  Strict international testing standards (IEC 60079 series) specify pernicious performance requirements for the certification of such glands.  These requirements are so demanding that up until now no Ex d/e corrosion resistant flameproof compression gland on the world market has been certified without some attendant requirements or “special conditions” of use.  All such glands have been certified with a “special condition” requiring an external clamp on the cable! ...readmore