keyboard_arrow_upHow to code nude food
keyboard_arrow_downHow to code nude food

Pick n Pay has announced that shoppers can now bring their own transparent and sealable containers to some of its stores to load up on fruit and veg, instead of having it packaged in plastic.

keyboard_arrow_upOptimistic and innovative accountant joins Plastics|SA
keyboard_arrow_downOptimistic and innovative accountant joins Plastics|SA

Plastics|SA has appointed Helène Barnard as new accountant at its Midrand Head Office. Barnard will replace Leslie Kearney, who will be retiring at the end of July 2019.

keyboard_arrow_upEnhancing plastics with colour, care, clarity and performance
keyboard_arrow_downEnhancing plastics with colour, care, clarity and performance

Milliken Chemical will use its presence at the K 2019 trade fair from 16-23 October to demonstrate the many ways it is enhancing plastics with colour, care, clarity and performance.

keyboard_arrow_upAnother winner From Wittmann Battenfeld
keyboard_arrow_downAnother winner From Wittmann Battenfeld

The company launched its new EcoPower Xpress 400/3300+ at Propak Africa 2019.  This all-electric, high-speed injection moulding machine is designed primarily for the requirements of the packaging industry and for thin-walled applications. It replaces the TM Xpress, the high-speed hydraulic toggle lever machine model. A special feature of the EcoPower Xpress, is its high injection […]

keyboard_arrow_upSACMI compression, innovation and control at India Plast 2019
keyboard_arrow_downSACMI compression, innovation and control at India Plast 2019

SACMI will be in New Delhi from 28 February to 4 March 2019 to take part in India Plast, the country’s most important plastics fair. Taking centre-stage will be the compression technology with which SACMI has profoundly innovated the way plastic caps are made thanks to its outstanding performance, quality and control characteristics.

keyboard_arrow_upIFFA 2019 – focus on packaging
keyboard_arrow_downIFFA 2019 – focus on packaging

Packaging for foodstuffs, especially perishable products such as meat and sausages, calls for the highest standards in terms of packaging materials, machines and systems. In addition to traditional purposes, such as protection, transport, storage, handling and information, packaging must also provide for food safety, hygiene, waste prevention, sustainability, resource efficiency and traceability.

keyboard_arrow_upPlastics|SA hosts CIPAD Annual Assembly in Cape Town
keyboard_arrow_downPlastics|SA hosts CIPAD Annual Assembly in Cape Town

Plastics|SA was privileged to host the 2018 Annual Assembly of the Council of International Plastics Association Directors (CIPAD), which took place in Cape Town from 7 to 9 November 2018.

keyboard_arrow_upCongratulations Reitech, on your milestone!
keyboard_arrow_downCongratulations Reitech, on your milestone!

The customer focused solutions provider of machines primarily for the FMCG and pharmaceutical markets, celebrates its 55th anniversary this year.

keyboard_arrow_upThe role of MAP in the poultry industry
keyboard_arrow_downThe role of MAP in the poultry industry

This article explains what modified atmospheric packaging (MAP) means to the poultry industry and how it meets the quality demands of modern consumers for fresh foods.

keyboard_arrow_upIndustry calls national plastic sector shutdown illegal
keyboard_arrow_downIndustry calls national plastic sector shutdown illegal

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) geared up for the national mega strike in the plastic sector, which started on 15 October. The union said the strike would paralyse all sectors across the economy. It has dubbed this a plastic shutdown.

keyboard_arrow_upSouth Africa’s glass recycling success story
keyboard_arrow_downSouth Africa’s glass recycling success story

Most consumers understand their purchase decisions affect the environment. This is what makes buying and reusing glass packaging a smart option. Locally produced, this type of packaging contains at least 40 per cent of recycled glass. Recycling resources are in development countrywide thanks to significant growth in glass recycling.

keyboard_arrow_upAnti-counterfeiting quantum dot technology now available in SA
keyboard_arrow_downAnti-counterfeiting quantum dot technology now available in SA

An innovative anti-counterfeiting technology for the food and beverage labelling industry was released this month (September) at Label Expo 2018 in Chicago and concurrently in South Africa. This technology is quantum dots. Upon order, it will be available for distribution throughout Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upTrace your products every move
keyboard_arrow_downTrace your products every move

Inspection machines and markings on packs are beneficial in a number of ways. They help meet traceability requirements, assure consumers of product authenticity and help manufacturers save time and money. Packaging Review looks at the new technologies to be released this year. The 3-CI Case Inspector Filtec recently introduced new inspection systems for the food […]

keyboard_arrow_upSouth Africa’s first certified packaging professional
keyboard_arrow_downSouth Africa’s first certified packaging professional

Kishan Singh, CEO of MetPac-SA has become the first packaging expert in South Africa to be awarded the Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) designation. It was presented to him by the international Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP).

keyboard_arrow_upSacmi’s packaging solutions on show in Dubai
keyboard_arrow_downSacmi’s packaging solutions on show in Dubai

The group will highlight its new ultra-high speed filling solutions at Gulfood Manufacturing’s annual fair in Dubai from 6 to 9 November. These solutions will be displayed alongside a complete, integrated closure making range.

keyboard_arrow_upA special focus on Sacmi’s closures
keyboard_arrow_downA special focus on Sacmi’s closures

The Sacmi group showcased its complete range of solutions for the closures and beverage industries at Food & Drink Technology (FDT) Africa 2018. The biennial event took place from 4 to 6 September at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg.

keyboard_arrow_upNo better way to accuracy
keyboard_arrow_downNo better way to accuracy

A Mark & Read automated Cognex camera and Markem-Imaje printer verification solution together have helped companies confirm the right code is correctly printed on packs. This system reduces unnecessary waste and helps ensure non-coding related recalls run smoothly.

keyboard_arrow_upAlphapax’ local twist in the production tail
keyboard_arrow_downAlphapax’ local twist in the production tail

Designer and manufacturing supplier of shrink-wrapping and product handling end-of-line systems, Alphapax is now in its sixth year of operation. Packaging Review reports on its progress since inception.

keyboard_arrow_upISW’s new beginning
keyboard_arrow_downISW’s new beginning

Printer and converter of shrink sleeves and flexible packaging, Innovation Shrink and Wrap (ISW) can now provide clients with the latest and more efficient services as well as cost-effective offerings. PACKAGING REVIEW looks at how this has been made possible.

keyboard_arrow_upExperience label trends first hand
keyboard_arrow_downExperience label trends first hand

In the world of packaging everyone is talking about sustainability and digital capabilities. For years now those two subjects are the focus for brand owners and packaging suppliers alike – fuelling research and development.

keyboard_arrow_upNipping food bacteria in the bud
keyboard_arrow_downNipping food bacteria in the bud

Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) is well established in the food industry and continues to gain in importance. PACKAGING REVIEW provides insight into what’s happening in the MAP and vacuum packaging sectors.

keyboard_arrow_upTetra Pak’s evolution in straws
keyboard_arrow_downTetra Pak’s evolution in straws

The multinational food packaging and processing company aims to launch a paper straw for its portion-sized carton packs by the end of this year. This is part of a broader programme to help address the issue of plastic straw waste.

keyboard_arrow_upAntalis South Africa now a majority black-owned company
keyboard_arrow_downAntalis South Africa now a majority black-owned company

Paper, packaging and graphic solutions provider, Antalis South Africa recently announced it will become a black empowered company in the industry. This is as a result of the 100 percent local buyout of shares currently owned by Antalis International.

keyboard_arrow_upRubik’s signs international QSR promotion with McDonald’s
keyboard_arrow_downRubik’s signs international QSR promotion with McDonald’s

The Smiley Company, master licensee for the Rubik’s Cube, is pleased to announce a deal for Rubik’s to feature in a McDonald’s Happy Meal promotion, which will encourage kids to play smart while enjoying everyone’s favourite food.

keyboard_arrow_up‘En-label’ your success
keyboard_arrow_down‘En-label’ your success

They say don’t judge a book by its cover – but 65 per cent of consumers purchase a product for the first time simply because of its packaging. Every other consumer has chosen a product more frequently because of the packaging.

keyboard_arrow_upAre you as smart as retailers?
keyboard_arrow_downAre you as smart as retailers?

A recent American survey indicates 90 per cent of retailers will implement buy online, pickup in store by 2021. In addition, South Africa’s ‘click and collect’ capability is growing. Over the last few years, packaging industry professionals have been curious about the future of smart packaging. Whilst barcodes and quick-response (QR) codes were once considered […]

keyboard_arrow_upBosch aims to sell its packaging business
keyboard_arrow_downBosch aims to sell its packaging business

The company recently announced a decision to sell its pharmaceuticals and food unit’s Packaging Technology division (PA). This follows intensive and thorough considerations by the group. It has decided packaging technology is not part of its core business. PA is involved in project business relating to specialised areas of the packaging industry. The company also […]

keyboard_arrow_upForty years of bag closing excellence
keyboard_arrow_downForty years of bag closing excellence

When Buckle Packaging started in 1979, it was with the aim of supplying the agricultural sector with quality end of line packaging machinery. As sole agents for Fischbein – Saxon from the USA and UK, this family run packaging company was able to supply a solution to the bag closing needs of the agricultural industry.

keyboard_arrow_upRPC Astrapak acquires the Spec Group
keyboard_arrow_downRPC Astrapak acquires the Spec Group

The specialised manufacturer of rigid moulded and thermoformed plastic packaging recently announced its purchase of the Spec Group. This is subject to the finalisation of certain conditions, which will soon be completed.

keyboard_arrow_upTalking to … Tim Stewart of ITB Manufacturing
keyboard_arrow_downTalking to … Tim Stewart of ITB Manufacturing

Recently acquired by printing giant Novus Holdings, ITB Manufacturing has grown into a formidable company supplying flexible packaging products. Packaging Review takes a closer look at the person behind ITB Manufacturing’s success, MD Tim Stewart.