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September 2016
Recloseability is key when every cent counts
Recloseability is key when every cent countsRecloseability is key when every cent counts The humble bread closure has come a long way since its invention in the 1950s. The folk hero tale ascribes its invention to Floyd G Paxton, who carved his first closure from an expired credit card to reclose a tiresome bag of peanuts given to him during in-flight service. Read More >>
Top African packaging achievers
Top African packaging achieversTop African packaging achievers ‘The AfriStar Awards programme was established by the APO (African Packaging Organisation) two years ago to celebrate the best of the African packaging industry by applauding outstanding design – including construction, graphics, convenience, product protection and ecological impact,’ says awards chairman and facilitator, Bill Marshall. Read More >>
Co-supplier innovation in flexo
Co-supplier innovation in flexoCo-supplier innovation in flexo The importance of co-supplier collaboration was high on the list of topics at drupa. In the flexo forum, for instance, it was clear that optimising performance depends on many variables and that collaborative teamwork allows each link in the chain to fit precisely with its neighbours – machine, paper, ink and other consumables – to enhance uptime, efficiency and quality. Read More >>
Kamboo takes on KBA-Flexotecnica agency
Kamboo takes on KBA-Flexotecnica agencyKamboo takes on KBA-Flexotecnica agency The latest in a growing list of impressive coups, Kamboo Marketing has been appointed as the South African representative for KBA-Flexotecnica. Read More >>
Supreme consistency and commitment
Supreme consistency and commitmentSupreme consistency and commitment If there’s one particular aspect of their business that brings smiles of pride to the faces of Alan Cogill and André du Plooy at Supreme Cylinders, it’s their unshaken focus on consistency in terms of quality of products and services and their total commitment to meeting the needs of their customers. ‘We have provided 14 years of solid industry leadership,’ says Alan. Read More >>
K2016:what you can expect to see
K2016:what you can expect to seeK2016:what you can expect to see At K2016, which takes place across 19 halls in Düsseldorf, Germany, from October 19 to 26, more than 3 000 exhibitors from 60 countries will present the latest developments in machinery and equipment, raw materials and auxiliaries, semi-finished products, technical parts and reinforced plastics products. Here’s a peek at future-forward technologies focusing on resource efficiency, automation integration, lightweight engineering and material versatility. Read More >>
Batches of masterful colour
Batches of masterful colourBatches of masterful colour Colour Masterbatch is the largest segment of the masterbatch market in terms of volume and value. Its global market size is projected to reach US$4.75-billion by 2021, registering a compound annual growth rate of 5.6% between 2016 and 2021. This is according to the latest Research & Markets ‘Masterbatch market by type, by end user, by country, competition forecast and opportunities, 2011-2021’ report. Read More >>
Morgancoat moves into maintenance
Morgancoat moves into maintenanceMorgancoat moves into maintenance Already enjoying a strong foothold in the South African labelstock market, Morgancoat continues to evolve and diversify to further entrench its position. Read More >>
Rotocon widens its narrow web service
Rotocon widens its narrow web service Rotocon widens its narrow web service Last month, Rotocon moved its Johannesburg branch from Jet Park to a new, expansive facility in Longmeadow Business Park East to begin local manufacturing of solid rotary dies, print cylinders and accessories for the South African narrow web industry. Read More >>
Abaca now for folding cartons
Abaca now for folding cartons  Abaca now for folding cartons Graham Dickinson, sales director of UK-based Abaca Systems, has become a regular visitor to South Africa, as sales of his company’s systems continue to soar not only in this country but across the continent. Read More >>
A shining new star in the Midcomp software suite
A shining new star in the Midcomp software suiteA shining new star in the Midcomp software suite What would the world be without colour? With the human eye able to see more than 10-million colours, there is no doubt that colour is an integral part of daily life. In packaging, colour is an essential marketing tool and the more exciting and exotic it makes product presentation, the greater the consumer appeal and the higher the sales. Read More >>
Wine: packaged for continued success
Wine: packaged for continued success    Wine: packaged for continued success Global demand for wine packaging is set to grow by 2.3% a year to US$22.8-billion by 2020. This forecast is contained in the study ‘World wine packaging: containers, closures and accessories’ by US-based The Freedonia Group. Read More >>
Companies seek to put their finger(print) on the perfect traceability solution
Companies seek to put their finger(print) on the perfect traceability solutionCompanies seek to put their finger(print) on the perfect traceability... As the globalisation of commerce picks up speed and supply chains become more complex, many industries are searching for ways to make their packaging lines more efficient and flexible. Read More >>
Unilever cements relationship with Gebo Cermex
Unilever cements relationship with Gebo Cermex  Unilever cements relationship with Gebo Cermex Having awarded its most recent contract to Gebo Cermex, Unilever insisted on machine and engineering improvements based on operational learnings and on Gebo Cermex working on a design solution that fulfilled Unilever’s requirements. A new SF39 bottom-loading vertical case packer was bought and installed at the Unilever Durban Maydon Wharf factory. It was successfully commissioned in May. Read More >>

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