keyboard_arrow_upRewarding excellence in packaging
keyboard_arrow_downRewarding excellence in packaging

This year’s Institute of Packaging SA (IPSA) Gold Pack Awards presentation, which will be held on 22 November, is designed to showcase the best of the South African packaging industry. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three winners in each of the various categories. All entries that achieve finalist status […]

keyboard_arrow_upUptick in manufacturing positive for packaging industry
keyboard_arrow_downUptick in manufacturing positive for packaging industry

A recent announcement by StatsSA indicating an uptick in manufacturing data offers the packaging industry an opportunity to ramp up the move towards digitising their production in preparation for further growth. This is according to Bruce Peters, regional manager in charge of manufacturing at Cisco Southern Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upFlint Group’s acquisition enables expansion of its African business
keyboard_arrow_downFlint Group’s acquisition enables expansion of its African business

The Flint Group recently announced the latest expansion to its African business with the acquisition of the remaining shares in Continental Printing Inks and Eagle Ink Systems. The group became the sole owner of the entity on 24 October.

keyboard_arrow_upSharp tooling makes its mark
keyboard_arrow_downSharp tooling makes its mark

Renlaw was established in 1985 by Swiss toolmaker, Walter Brunner. The company is now run by his son Mikko. In the past five years, Renlaw has become one of Africa’s leading manufacturers of precision cutting tools for the food processing and packaging industries.   In 2012 Renlaw realised that the only way to compete globally […]

keyboard_arrow_upModern packaging solutions
keyboard_arrow_downModern packaging solutions

Geiger & Klotzbücher (G&K) is one of southern Africa’s leading suppliers of packaging material and equipment for the food processing of perishable products. It services the meat, seafood, poultry, dairy and convenience food industries, offering modern, in-house, BRC certified printing and converting facilities. The company’s main areas of expertise lies in packaging, machinery and consumables. […]

keyboard_arrow_upDeliver world class food packaging solutions
keyboard_arrow_downDeliver world class food packaging solutions

Cibapac offers UV and solvent-based printed flexible packaging. Up to eight colours are available on its new flexographic press. The company serves the local and export markets with a diverse range of packaging products. The range includes base and lidding, foam trays, overwrap cling film, seamless polony casings, barrier vacuum bags, barrier laminations, barrier shrink […]

keyboard_arrow_upNew appointments at the Polystyrene Packaging Council
keyboard_arrow_downNew appointments at the Polystyrene Packaging Council

Thinus Prinsloo has been appointed as Recycling Coordinator for the Polystyrene Packaging Council.  Prior to joining the PSPC with effect from the 3rd of January 2014, Thinus was involved in various government departments over the past 21 years, including the Department of Health, Department of Rural Development and Land Reform and the Department of Environmental Affairs.   His main area of focus will be coordinating the collection of polystyrene from collectors for recycling around the country, and facilitating the entire process making use of the new PolyNet software.  He will also be responsible for conducting training on polystyrene recycling and help to educate the general public and schools about the process.

keyboard_arrow_upPackaging design students awarded
keyboard_arrow_downPackaging design students awarded

Winners of the Food Science and Technology Category of the 2013 Institute of Packaging SA Student Gold Pack Awards were recently announced.

keyboard_arrow_upInternational recognition for student’s pop-up yoghurt cup
keyboard_arrow_downInternational recognition for student’s pop-up yoghurt cup

Stellenbosch University (SU) Food Science student Sarah Erasmus’ eye-catching design of a collapsible plastic cup in which to mix instant yoghurt was placed among the top 13 entries in the International Student WorldStar packaging design competition.