Africa’s first ester transformer fluid factory opens

South Africa, Johannesburg: M&I Materials has announced the opening of manufacturing operations in South Africa, producing its brand of fire safe and biodegradable ester dielectric fluids for electricity transformers.

The plant is the first in Africa to make ester transformer fluids and it will be used exclusively for the manufacture of MIDEL fluids. MIDEL has already been selected by a South African transformer manufacturer to supply the fluid for 6,000 transformers operated by Eskom, the company announced in the press release.

Raw materials will be sourced from locally grown soybean and rapeseed, supporting local communities, their farmers and families, in addition to the jobs created onsite, the release said.

Source: M&I Materials