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Mpact adds new eggs to its basket
Mpact adds new eggs to its basket

Mpact continually focuses on remaining relevant to customer and market requirements...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 21 May 2019

Coca-Cola to retain majority stake in Africa bottling business
Coca-Cola to retain majority stake in Africa bottling business

The Coca-Cola Company has announced that it will maintain its majority stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, abandoning plans to refranchise its Africa bottling business...

21 May 2019

Plastic warms the planet twice as much as aviation - here's how to make it climate-friendly
Plastic warms the planet twice as much as aviation - here's how to make it climate-friendly

We're all too aware of the consequences of plastics in the oceans and on land. However, beyond the visible pollution of our once pristine habitats, plastics are having a grave impact on the climate too...

By Laurie Wright 16 May 2019

Sappi results for second financial quarter ended March 2019
Sappi results for second financial quarter ended March 2019

The business continued to be supported by the investments made in recent years to diversify the product portfolio with packaging and specialities sales volumes for the group up 18% and dissolving wood pulp (DWP) increasing by 16% year-on-year...

Issued by Sappi 13 May 2019

A smart mark for high-volume extrusion manufacturing
A smart mark for high-volume extrusion manufacturing

As a high-volume manufacturing process, extrusion requires product marking equipment that performs optimally at high speeds in demanding environments...

Issued by Pyrotec 2 May 2019

The cost of coding errors
The cost of coding errors

Correct coding is important for ensuring the supply chain operates efficiently and providing retailers and customers with important product information...

Issued by Pyrotec 30 Apr 2019

Space for agrochemical safety messaging on pack
Space for agrochemical safety messaging on pack

Whether for a pesticide or a garden-care product, agrochemical labels are governed by stringent legal requirements for product labelling...

Issued by Pyrotec 29 Apr 2019

5 benefits of digital label printing
5 benefits of digital label printing

In March this year, with a clear vision for the future to drive growth, Pyrotec PackMedia announced a groundbreaking first for Africa - the purchase of a Durst Tau 330 RSC eight-colour digital label press...

Issued by Pyrotec 26 Apr 2019

Woolworths to open more 'plastic bag free' stores
Woolworths to open more 'plastic bag free' stores

Woolworths is planning to introduce three more 'plastic shopping bag free' stores in the country, after trialling the concept at the Steenberg branch in Cape Town...

24 Apr 2019

Easter eggs: hunting for a solution to excessive packaging
Easter eggs: hunting for a solution to excessive packaging

So which Easter tradition came first? The packaging or the egg? The answer is of course not that surprising (it's the egg). The tradition of giving people eggs at spring time has roots in ancient pagan festivals...

By Elliot Woolley 18 Apr 2019

Tetra Pak develops connected packaging platform
Tetra Pak develops connected packaging platform

Tetra Pak has launched its connected packaging platform, which will transform milk and juice cartons into interactive information channels, full-scale data carriers and digital tools.

11 Apr 2019

From grain to glass: Pernod Ricard's roadmap to sustainability
From grain to glass: Pernod Ricard's roadmap to sustainability

Drinks giant Pernod Ricard has launched its 2030 Sustainability and Responsibility roadmap as part of the company's Transform and Accelerate strategic plan...

10 Apr 2019

Pyrotec PackMedia sets the bar with digital label printing
Pyrotec PackMedia sets the bar with digital label printing

The groundbreaking purchase of a Durst Tau 330 RSC eight-colour digital label press, which will form the foundation of Pyrotec PackMedia's latest venture into digital label printing, caused great excitement at Propak Africa 2019...

Issued by Pyrotec 8 Apr 2019

Propak Africa packs a punch!
Propak Africa packs a punch!

Propak Africa and co-located events took place from 12-15 March at the Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg, with over 600 exhibitors showcasing their newest products and technologies...

Issued by Propak 5 Apr 2019

A full product line-up at Propak Africa
A full product line-up at Propak Africa

Propak Africa, the largest packaging, food processing and labelling exhibition in Africa, was held at the Expo Centre Nasrec, Johannesburg, South Africa in Gauteng from 12-15 March 2019...

Issued by Pyrotec 5 Apr 2019

Agile: Beyond the buzzword for Pyrotec
Agile: Beyond the buzzword for Pyrotec

Agile - one of business's trending buzzwords. But what does it mean?...

Issued by Pyrotec 4 Apr 2019

Mondelez to add Cocoa Life / 'Helping Farmers to Grow' symbol on chocolate products
Mondelez to add Cocoa Life / 'Helping Farmers to Grow' symbol on chocolate products

Global snack company Mondelez International, Inc. has announced plans of adding the message 'Helping Farmers to Grow' on its chocolate products, in considering environmental, social and ethical factors when choosing where to source key ingredients...

2 Apr 2019

FMCG recycling commitments no cure for plastic crisis
FMCG recycling commitments no cure for plastic crisis

The launch of the Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance by consumer goods companies including Diageo, Unilever, The Coca Cola Company and Nestlé is not a cure-all for the plastic crisis...

29 Mar 2019

#Propak19: Developing artisan skills for the future
#Propak19: Developing artisan skills for the future

Twenty years ago, there were in excess of 50,000 to 70,000 artisans employed throughout the mining, manufacturing, construction and local authorities' sectors in SA...

By Danette Breitenbach 28 Mar 2019

#Propak19: Propak Africa 2019 embraces sustainability
#Propak19: Propak Africa 2019 embraces sustainability

This year sustainability was a golden thread throughout Propak Africa 2019, with many exhibitors embracing good environmental practices...

By Danette Breitenbach 27 Mar 2019

Sunlight raises recycling awareness through packaging innovation
Sunlight raises recycling awareness through packaging innovation

Over 5 years' worth of development work has culminated in the launch of Sunlight's new 100% recycled and recyclable bottle...

20 Mar 2019

#GlobalRecyclingDay: Coca-Cola's plan to tackle the plastic waste problem in Africa
#GlobalRecyclingDay: Coca-Cola's plan to tackle the plastic waste problem in Africa

In line with its World Without Waste campaign, The Coca-Cola Company is accelerating the collection and recycling of PET plastic bottles across Southern and East Africa...

18 Mar 2019

Binary Botanical, a new style of beer
Binary Botanical, a new style of beer

The Good Living Brew Company, entrusted Berge Farrell with the packaging design of their Binary Botanical, a new style of beer, made from hop leaf infusion...

Issued by Berge Farrell 14 Mar 2019

A motiongraphic is worth a thousand words
A motiongraphic is worth a thousand words

Mpact Versapak relaunched its corporate profile motiongraphic that outlines its business offering, operating ethos and accreditations, in an impactful five-minute message...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 13 Mar 2019

Packaging, food processing, plastics, printing and labelling in the spotlight
Packaging, food processing, plastics, printing and labelling in the spotlight

Propak Africa 2019 and co-located events The GAPP Print Expo, Pro-Plas Expo, FoodPro and Pro-Label Africa will showcase latest innovation and technologies from 12-15 March at the Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg.

Issued by Propak 12 Mar 2019

'Every day a themed day' experience at Propak Africa 2019
'Every day a themed day' experience at Propak Africa 2019

Visitors to this year's Propak Africa can enjoy an 'every day a themed day' experience, where each of the four days of the show will focus on a different theme...

Issued by Propak 11 Mar 2019

Husband and wife team lands multi-million rand Shoprite contract
Husband and wife team lands multi-million rand Shoprite contract

Mike and Thina Maziya's plastic manufacturing and recycling company, Verigreen, has been awarded a multi-million rand contract with Shoprite Group...

11 Mar 2019

Preserving your product through packaging
Preserving your product through packaging

As consumers of PET plastic bottled beverages such as water, carbonated soft drinks, fruit juices and an increasing amount of wines and other alcoholic beverages, little thought goes into how these beverages are packaged in different ways to ensure the preservation of the content...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 8 Mar 2019

The future of all things packaging at Propak Africa 2019
The future of all things packaging at Propak Africa 2019

Africa's ultimate packaging, food processing, plastics, printing and labelling exhibition will be taking place at the Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg, from 12-15 March...

Issued by Propak 8 Mar 2019

Industry leaders share latest insights at Propak Africa 2019
Industry leaders share latest insights at Propak Africa 2019

More than 20 industry leaders from the packaging, printing, and plastics industries will be sharing their insights into the latest developments and challenges over four days of free-to-attend seminars taking place during Propak Africa next month...

Issued by Propak 7 Mar 2019

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