Mpact’s latest polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle design, the Integrated Moulded Handle (IMH™) clinched a Gold Medal in the IPSA Gold Pack Awards this week, as well as the top accolade as a joint winner of the coveted Gold Pack Trophy. 27 Nov 2023 Read more Ten of Mpact’s sustainable packaging designs claimed 14 accolades at the 2023 IPSA Gold Pack Awards in various categories. 24 Nov 2023 Read more Mpact is resolute about ensuring that packaging meets the design requirements that enable optimal recycling which is in line with macro packaging trends. 26 Oct 2023 Read more New, innovative packaging that preserves the quality of produce during arduous export journeys is showing promising results. Called Freshflow T24, the novel solution by Mpact is proving - through reliable case studies and incontrovertible data sets - to hold far-reaching benefits for the industry's sustainability and competitiveness. 27 Sep 2023 Read more Mpact, partners and customers align to create packaging products that subscribe to the circular economy while maintaining superior quality. To this end 10 of our products are proud finalists in the 2023 IPSA Gold Pack Awards. 22 Sep 2023 Read more Mpact Recycling, one of South Africa's leading recyclers, proudly partnered with Mthembu Paper Mill to make the mill's family day at Redfern Primary School in Phoenix, Durban, a memorable educational experience. 21 Sep 2023 Read more A career in the packaging industry offers a dynamic and diverse professional path with significant opportunities for growth and impact. 19 Sep 2023 Read more In today's increasingly conscious world, the concept of sustainability has transcended mere buzzwords to become a central pillar of responsible business practices. Sustainable packaging, an integral component of this paradigm shift, addresses the environmental impact of packaging materials and processes, aiming to strike a harmonious balance between economic interests and environmental considerations. 1 Sep 2023 Read more It is a fact that landfill sites are reaching capacity across South Africa and litter has literally become a blot on the landscape. However, the packaging industry has been tirelessly working at solutions to create an effective circular economy. 23 Aug 2023 Read more We view packaging intelligently and encourage our customers to do the same. 26 Jun 2023 Read more Vinyl cling film, like many other packaging, forms part of our daily lives, but as we routinely wrap our left-over food or unwrap our cucumbers, broccoli and courgettes to prepare a meal, we often take its existence for granted. 22 Jun 2023 Read more Mpact Recycling is the leading collector of recyclable packaging (such as paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and cans) in South Africa. The company plays a crucial role in promoting the importance of recycling in southern Africa, collecting over 700,000 tonnes of recyclables in 2022 alone. Mpact Recycling is recognising its top performing schools for 2022. 12 Jun 2023 Read more Mpact Recycling, the collection arm of one of the leading recycling companies in South Africa, Mpact Group, is proud to announce the release of its exceptional 2022 figures. 1 Jun 2023 Read more Now available in 1lt and 2lt. 11 May 2023 Read more The state-of-the-art Mpact Plastics Design Centre based at our Atlantis FMCG site in the Western Cape is geared to offer Mpact's customers innovative plastic packaging solutions from start to finish in as little as two weeks, expertly designing packaging that optimises environmental benefits, performance and product-material ratio whilst being fully compliant with sustainable design principles. 5 Apr 2023 Read more When it comes to packaging design, factors such as brand identity and recognition, together with iconic shapes and custom designs, generally tops any reputable brand manager's list. But what if all these requirements can be met by a generic packaging solution? Let's explore the benefits of a 'customised generic pack'. 16 Mar 2023 Read more Despite one's best efforts to solve problems during the design stages of product development, some production challenges may still occur. Eliminating the guess work through a production trial process is critical to ensure an efficient and profitable production run. 6 Mar 2023 Read more A simple packaging solution that makes sense. 16 Feb 2023 Read more If a factory tour is more than a hop, skip and jump away, let's walk virtually. 9 Feb 2023 Read more When it comes to packaging design, factors such as brand identity and recognition, together with iconic shapes and custom designs, generally tops any reputable brand manager's list. But what if all these requirements can be met by a generic packaging solution? Let's explore the benefits of a 'customised generic pack'. 27 Jan 2023 Read more Our labels are designed to make life easier for everyone in the Mpact Versapak value chain. Let us help you to decipher the codes and understand the product information 23 Jan 2023 Read more In September, Mpact Recycling announced that its on-site waste management service offering, previously called Remade On Site, would be rebranded as Mpact Waste Management and become its own independent brand within the Mpact group. 5 Dec 2022 Read more Frequently asked questions: 30 Nov 2022 Read more We are at the forefront of creating a circular economy with yet another world-class innovative product, in response to the EPR targets and you're invited to join our journey. 23 Nov 2022 Read more Expertly designed packaging that meets your and your environment's needs. 17 Nov 2022 Read more We are proud to advise that we are not only continuously developing products worthy of industry mention, but have also featured strongly at the annual IPSA Gold Pack Awards ceremony. 15 Nov 2022 Read more Mpact, the largest paper and plastics packaging business and recycler in Africa, has won key awards at the 2022 Institute of Packaging SA Gold Pack Awards, which is designed to showcase the very best of what the South African packaging industry produces. 14 Nov 2022 Read more With Mpact's philosophy of educating rather than communicating, we turned to our customers to understand and answer their most frequently asked questions. 25 Oct 2022 Read more Reducing your single-use plastic footprint. 18 Oct 2022 Read more Creating noteworthy products that comply to 'design for recycling' principles and contribute positively to the environment whilst driving brand perception and meeting customer expectations, is at the core of Mpact's packaging development process. For this reason, the annual Gold Pack finalist and award announcement is a highlight on the Mpact calendar. 22 Sep 2022 Read more There are things in life that need to be kept separate. While the best things in life go together like apple pie and cream, there are many things like pilchards and jelly or vinegar and pap that don't. Other things that don't go together: recyclables and non-recyclables. It's important to keep them separated. 19 Sep 2022 Read more With hygiene in the spotlight, why is plastic packaging the preferred medium within the retail and home environments? 12 Jul 2022 Read more Our innovation continues in the interest of recyclability and consumer convenience. 7 Jul 2022 Read more Versatile, durable and incredibly adaptable, we believe that vinyl does not only positively contribute to your every-day life but also to South Africa's economic climate. By understanding its functionality, recycling opportunities, secondary market application and the negative impact of banning it as a substrate, we aim to not only promote user confidence but also secure its responsible future. 8 Jun 2022 Read more With the goal of reducing the post-harvest cooling period and eliminating moisture and condensation that results in product spoilage, Mpact Versapak, a division of the Mpact Group, recently redesigned its 100% post-consumer rPET grape punnet to optimise the entire value chain. 23 May 2022 Read more Extended producer responsibility (EPR) legislation is the driving force behind the adoption of collecting, recycling and remanufacturing products as it places a focus on a products' secondary application. In the field of waste management, EPR is also a strategy that considers the environmental impact of a product throughout its life cycle and aims to increase the degree of product recovery to lower environmental impact. 5 May 2022 Read more Brand owners and consumers are empowered to make informed decisions once they understand the various polymers, its properties, primary and secondary applications, and recycling status. 22 Apr 2022 Read more Mpact Corrugated made a clean sweep of its category at the auspicious GAPP Awards, taking top honours for its outstanding work on four of South Africa's renowned alcoholic beverage brands. The black-tie gala dinner attended by some 800 guests took place on March 25 at the Emperors Palace Resort in Johannesburg. 6 Apr 2022 Read more Recycling and re-using packaging materials have been placed at the forefront of the consumer's mind. Both brand owners and retailers are in a good position to assist with the cradle-to-cradle process. It is, however, imperative to receive guidance from the packaging converters to understand the factors that facilitate recycling. 17 Mar 2022 Read more Global Recycling Day - 18 March 2022 - Good news for waste collectors - paper grocery and take-away food bags can be collected for recycling 15 Mar 2022 Read more The 100% recyclable plastic wheel for municipal wheelie bins was developed by Mpact Plastic Containers in 2019 and commercial production commenced in 2020. This means that the traditional rubber wheel was replaced with a 100% recyclable wheel. 24 Feb 2022 Read more When it comes to packaging design, factors such as brand identity and recognition, together with iconic shapes and custom designs, generally top any reputable brand manager's list. But what if all these requirements can be met by a generic packaging solution? Let's explore the benefits of a 'customised generic pack'. 23 Feb 2022 Read more Our new website and e-book really answers all your packaging questions 15 Feb 2022 Read more Despite the challenges faced with the Covid-19 pandemic since 2020, Mpact Recycling is recognising its top performing schools for 2021. From a Recycling perspective, the schools programme was hit badly in 2020 with recycling efforts slowing down drastically as schools moved to online teaching when the pandemic hit. However, we were determined to not let recycling slip out of the minds of the youth - so Mpact Recycling continued with the schools programme, which includes Ronnie Recycler. Whilst schools were not allowing visitors such as Ronnie Recycler in 2020, it did not stop us from encouraging learners to recycle using the online Ronnie Recycler video in 2021. 1 Feb 2022 Read more With EPR now in full swing, it's time to take the plunge and make use of recycled content... 25 Jan 2022 Read more "Proudly walking away with four gold awards and the IPSA Gold Pack trophy for 2021 is an honour to which we owe thanks to our entire team!", states Neelin Naidoo, MD of Mpact Plastics. 25 Nov 2021 Read more Manufacturers and retailers are looking to innovation to find sustainable solutions to replace single-use plastic. One such solution is the locally manufactured Freshpact range of paper punnets, developed by Mpact, the leading South African packaging manufacturer and recycler. This relatively new concept in fresh produce grocery packaging has given shoppers and brand owners an environmentally sustainable alternative to single-use plastic, while assisting in building a circular economy. 17 Nov 2021 Read more The industry, under the guidance of The Polystyrene Association (which is now part of Polyco) has recently rolled out the red carpet for Khaya Khanya, a brand-new factory producing lightweight polystyrene-concrete bricks. Mpact Versapak is proud to be a part of this project that is striving towards creating a circular economy. 10 Nov 2021 Read more A pioneering South African innovation has produced a unique eco-friendly packaging alternative for the courier industry, called Enveloop. The paper courier bag by Detpak is biodegradable, compostable and the most cost-effective of its kind. 25 Oct 2021 Read more We are proud to have been presented with gold and silver awards at the Sapro awards ceremony held online, on 14 October 2021. 15 Oct 2021 Read more Section 18 of the new Waste Management Act came into effect on 5 May 2021. These regulations relate to extended producer responsibility (EPR) in terms of a number of industries and products, including the paper and plastics packaging industries.
As a supporter of the circular economy and the DFFE legislation, it is our responsibility to support and encourage registration with the DFFE and the relevant PRO's. 15 Oct 2021 Read more We abide by the strict standards of our BRCGS* accreditation as recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). 21 Sep 2021 Read more South Africans have long become familiar with the call to recycle their waste. This has become ever more apparent as people worked from home during the Covid-19 pandemic, as the waste that was normally generated in the office parks and business operations is now being generated and piling up at home. 13 Sep 2021 Read more We want you to act in being part of the solution for this packaging medium by participating in an Extended Producer Responsibility Scheme, understand how you are responsible for Polystyrene collection and recycling, help in educating those around you and quite simply, start recycling! 26 Aug 2021 Read more Mpact, the largest paper and plastics packaging business and recycler in southern Africa, reported the results for the six months ended 30 June 2021 today. Bruce Strong, Mpact Chief Executive Officer said: "Mpact continues to show tremendous resilience, firmly anchored in our purpose of making a difference, providing our customers with sustainable packaging and giving effect to the circular economy through our integrated business model. 5 Aug 2021 Read more Let us unpack the industry terms for good 27 Jul 2021 Read more Bear with us as we take the opportunity to say it as it is: You should be part of the plastic packaging solution. The 'how' may be a bit more complex and depends on who you are and where you fit into the value chain, of course. 6 Jul 2021 Read more Bear with us as we take the opportunity to say it as it is: You should be part of the plastic packaging solution. The 'how' may be a bit more complex and depends on who you are and where you fit into the value chain, of course. 6 Jul 2021 Read more We all want to live a 'greener,' more sustainable life and leave as small a footprint on this planet as possible. Thankfully, in this day and age it is entirely possible to do so, which is good news because one of the threats facing South Africa is that we are running out of landfill space. This means every South African needs to be conscious of doing their bit to make a difference. 5 Jul 2021 Read more You may think our answer is obvious and potentially in contrast to those who believe that plastic is nothing but a pollutant. If most of our answer lies within the question, should the question not rather be 'why plastics cannot be banned?' Here's our perspective... 9 Jun 2021 Read more We've bid farewell to the bloody soaker pad through the development of our outrageously successful polystyrene Ultrazorb® range, but our innovation continues in the interest of recyclability and consumer convenience. 24 Mar 2021 Read more Mpact, the largest paper and plastics packaging business and recycler in southern Africa, reported a solid set of results for the year ended 31 December 2020. 5 Mar 2021 Read more Mpact Versapak receives the prestigious Petco award for launching a 100% post-consumer recycled PET food punnet that extends the rPET focus to thermoformed products! 2 Mar 2021 Read more We've heard it before: plastic is bad for the environment. When in fact, it is the irresponsible use and disposal of plastic products that is bad for the environment. Plastic plays a fundamental role in our lives. Many of the products we use every day are made of plastic, including the keyboard used to type this article. 13 Jan 2021 Read more Our offering starts with exceptional designs and ends with a packaging solution, in record timing! 28 Sep 2020 Read more Whilst everyone is experiencing a degree of uncertainty during this crucial time, our goal to support our service partners and community at large remains. As a team, Mpact Plastic Containers is committed to deliver the best service and products to all our stakeholders. 25 Aug 2020 Read more With hygiene in the spotlight, why is plastic packaging the preferred medium within the retail and home environments? 16 Jul 2020 Read more The safety of our communities, and those who help build them, are a top priority for us at Mpact. We have launched a face shield, specially designed to attach to a hard hat, in support of the construction and related industries. 3 Jun 2020 Read more The safety of our communities is a top priority for us at Mpact. We have further expanded our face shield range and will be launching a respiratory mask during the course of June; ready for the re-opening of the many industries under lock down level three. 29 May 2020 Read more The safety of our children and our communities are a top priority for us at Mpact. Aiming to make a difference through timeous innovation, we have developed a face shield specifically for children; ready for the reopening of schools. 8 May 2020 Read more Mpact Plastics is proud to share our brand-new online catalogue. No more downloads from a website, outdated emailed documents or enquiring to find what you need. Simply scroll through www.mpactplastics.co.za to see our generic packaging items consisting of containers, closures, bottles and preforms for a wide range of industries including food, beverage, personal care, home care, pharmaceutical, agricultural and retail markets. 29 Apr 2020 Read more Mpact Versapak has once again proved their innovative customer-centric approach to business by developing and prototyping a new face shield in a matter of days. 16 Apr 2020 Read more Mpact Versapak, situated in Paarl, Western Cape and in Roodekop, Gauteng, is a leading manufacturer of plastic packaging and cling film, in Southern Africa. We produce a wide range of branded and unbranded polystyrene, expanded polystyrene and PET packaging for both the local and international FMCG, fast food, fresh food, beverage and agricultural markets. 10 Mar 2020 Read more During the latter part of 2019, Mpact Versapak successfully launched a range of grape punnets, produced from 100% post-consumer waste. 5 Feb 2020 Read more Mpact's Pinetown based plastic conversion plant, has earned its stripes producing high quality childproof and tamper evident closures. 25 Sep 2019 Read more By viewing our brand new corporate profile on YouTube we share our circular economy process with you. Our investment in technology offers you the opportunity to be the change, placing you right next to us in our 50-year-old recycling journey. 16 Jul 2019 Read more Mpact Versapak, a subsidiary of Mpact Operations, with BRC-certified plants, acknowledges the convenience and uses of PET plastics and the need for a solution to post-consumer waste, in order to minimise its impact on the environment. 4 Jul 2019 Read more In the previous edition, Mpact Versapak explored packaging additives which assist with beverage preservation. This month we consider the safety of packaging that is in direct contact with the food we consume. 31 May 2019 Read more Here at Mpact we continually focus on remaining relevant to customer and market requirements. 21 May 2019 Read more Mpact Versapak relaunched its corporate profile motiongraphic that outlines its business offering, operating ethos and accreditations, in an impactful five-minute message that can be viewed on the Mpact Limited YouTube channel. 13 Mar 2019 Read more 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. 8 Mar 2019 Read more Food packaging manufacturers faced with implementing a perplexing set of food safety standards, often find themselves having to comply with multiple standards in order to supply the big retailers, each with their own unique requirements. 7 Nov 2018 Read more In the highly competitive convenience market, participants often struggle to find the competitive edge in their offering. With quality and value for money being two of the top considerations, participants should align themselves strategically with suppliers that are able to support these objectives. Elements such as ingredients, equipment and packaging are all contributors to producing and preserving quality and securing a returning customer base. 16 Oct 2018 Read more The Ruwag brand has recently added value to the DIY user's experience by changing their packaging medium from flexible pouches to reusable rigid containers. Produced by Mpact Plastics in Wadeville, Gauteng, the PET container and screw-on closure combination hosts an array of retail, consumer, functional and aesthetic benefits. 31 Jul 2018 Read more The selection process into the TDM (tool, die and mould-maker) Apprenticeship Programme has proved a critical step in choosing people who have the relevant qualifications and skill set to fill a vacant position. Though many companies will agree that the selection process is expensive and often, depending on the type of position and seniority, some positions may not go through strict selection processes such as embarking on psychometric tests. 25 Jul 2018 Read more Mpact Plastics produces a range of high-clarity PET and conventional Vinyls medical round bottles aimed at the pharmaceutical industry. 25 May 2018 Read more With seven nominations in various categories, five Gold Pack awards and the IPSA Gold Pack trophy for the Best Product Overall, Mpact has once again proven itself as an industry stalwart. 27 Nov 2017 Read more Mpact Versapak has engaged with the Polystyrene Association of South Africa to develop a campaign that will eliminate the many myths about polystyrene as a packaging medium and bring the facts to the forefront. 23 Nov 2017 Read more With over 200 local and international exhibitors displaying their most recent products, equipment and services across the larger packaging and food industry, Mpact Versapak entered the show with a fresh treat in mind. 10 Nov 2017 Read more At Mpact Plastics Pinetown, in-mould labelled (IML) containers are a speciality. These versatile jars are being used in a number of industries and have become the container of choice within the personal care industry. The jars are produced for leading customers and have become part of iconic products within their ranges of brands. 31 Oct 2017 Read more Mpact Plastics Pinetown has turned their focus to paper recycling for the good of the communities in which they operate. Whilst another plastics plants has placed their paper recycling bank at the manufacturing facility in September, South Africa's annual clean-up and recycling month, the Mpact Pinetown plant has now followed in their footsteps and are highlighting the need for everyone to protect the environment and recycle their waste. 10 Oct 2017 Read more Following the successful launch of a series of online production DVDs in 2013, Mpact Plastics has developed the second generation of DVDs to help educate a vast target audience. 4 Oct 2017 Read more With September heralding the onset of spring, the spotlight is firmly focused on the environment. Not only does nature begin to renew itself in September but it is also South Africa's annual clean-up and recycling month, which highlights the need for everyone to protect the environment and recycle their waste. 20 Sep 2017 Read more Mpact Plastics Wadeville purchased manufacturing equipment to produce a new generation closure, known in the industry as a CSD8 closure, which is a substitute for the heavier CSD5 closure. The Sacmi equipment and tooling used to produce this closure places Mpact Plastics Wadeville at the forefront of producing closures in the South African market. 20 Sep 2017 Read more Innovation and value-based product development is the forefront for most companies, but few consider how this type of development should be focused on a wider industry challenge, in order to become part of an industry solution. The plastics converting sector is no exception to this consideration. For the plastics converting sector, the solution lays in no single participant, but through collaboration, with a number of stakeholders, viz. the decision-makers, typically the brand owners, the influencers, typically the consumers, and the facilitators, typically the convertors such as Mpact Plastics. 31 Jul 2017 Read more Following the launch of the Ultrazorb® meat tray in 2012, the Mpact Versapak team further improved on this revolutionary retail product by launching the next generation Ultrazorb®. Keeping close to the market, the Mpact Versapak team identified further features to benefit their customers and the end user. Convenience in this market is at the forefront of product development. 16 May 2017 Read more New consumer trends are emerging continuously and the retail market is changing fast. These dynamics lead to product and service providers having to incessantly consider their offering and strive for product development and innovation. However, very few organisations execute on product development successfully. One needs to understand that product development for the consumer is based on the product or user experience, whilst product development for the brand owner is based on beneficial changes to the product itself, its processes or services. 19 Apr 2017 Read more Mpact's plastic division comprises business clusters serving various markets through the use of diverse technologies and raw materials. One such material is PET (Polyethylene terephthalate). PET is converted by means of either a single- or two-stage ISBM process (injection stretch blow moulding). To see how we produce products using single- and two-stage blow moulding technologies, kindly visit Mpact Plastics website on www.mpact.co.za or click here. 7 Apr 2017 Read more A number of brand owners have switched their wine packaging from glass to PET. 1 Feb 2017 Read more Mpact Plastic Containers has operations in the Western Cape and North West and is a leading manufacturer of plastic containers in the South African market, specialising in returnable transit packaging (RTP)... 30 Nov 2016 Read more While polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is a sophisticated plastic used to manufacture bottled water and cool drink packaging, it is also a product that can be recycled into many new and useful products. 12 Oct 2016 Read more The rigid plastic packaging sector is showing consistent growth and development. Brand owners are set to reap the rewards of industry's renewed focus on quality with an emphasis on innovative decoration services. 1 Apr 2016 Read more This multifaceted business, which ranks among the top players in South Africa's multi-billion-rand plastics packaging sector and serves a multitude of blue-chip customers, manufactures a range of packaging products for the food, beverage, personal care, homecare, pharmaceutical, agricultural and retail markets, primarily in South Africa. 4 Feb 2016 Read more