keyboard_arrow_upStora Enso invests in the bio-based future of plastics packaging
keyboard_arrow_downStora Enso invests in the bio-based future of plastics packaging

Stora Enso is investing EUR nine million to build a pilot facility for enabling the production of bio-based plastics as barrier in transparent packaging. The pilot plant will convert plant-based sugars into the renewable building block required to make PEF, a bio-based plastic, mainly targeting the food and beverage industry. The pilot plant will be […]

keyboard_arrow_upIntroducing the world’s first material verified by the Carbon Trust
keyboard_arrow_downIntroducing the world’s first material verified by the Carbon Trust

UPM Raflatac RAFNXT+ is now the world’s first label material verified by the Carbon Trust, an international organisation working to reduce carbon emissions. Compared to the company’s standard range, it helps companies to reduce their carbon footprint and mitigate climate change.

keyboard_arrow_upFlying Fish features SA’s first environmentally friendly beer bottle labels
keyboard_arrow_downFlying Fish features SA’s first environmentally friendly beer bottle labels

SAB is one of the only businesses in the world, and the first in South Africa, to introduce environmentally friendly Core Linerless Solutions labels for its product packaging.

keyboard_arrow_upPlastics SA takes a trip down memory lane at 2019 AGM
keyboard_arrow_downPlastics SA takes a trip down memory lane at 2019 AGM

Plastics SA celebrated 40 years of growth and achievement at its 2019 AGM.

keyboard_arrow_upNew Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree for the plastics industry launched
keyboard_arrow_downNew Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree for the plastics industry launched

After years of developmental workshops, Plastics SA, the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) and various other stakeholders have announced the recent launch of the new Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Materials Engineering in Polymer Technology degree. The announcement took place at a fun-filled event hosted at Plastics SA’s Head Office in Midrand. More than 50 […]

keyboard_arrow_upWho is the Paper Bottle Company?
keyboard_arrow_downWho is the Paper Bottle Company?

Paboco, the paper bottle company, unites some of the world’s leading brands and experts in material, design and technology.

keyboard_arrow_upBerlin Packaging acquires Vincap and Adolfse Packaging
keyboard_arrow_downBerlin Packaging acquires Vincap and Adolfse Packaging

Berlin Packaging, the largest full service supplier of glass, plastic, and metal containers and closures, has acquired Vincap B.V. and Adolfse Packaging B.V. (jointly, Vincap & Adolfse), an important packaging supplier strategically located in Utrecht, Netherlands. Vincap & Adolfse brings extensive experience in food and beverage closures and pharmaceutical packaging and well-established, customer-thrilling operations in […]

keyboard_arrow_upMore than 519 370 tons of plastics waste collected by SA recyclers
keyboard_arrow_downMore than 519 370 tons of plastics waste collected by SA recyclers

South Africa’s total plastics recycling rate has been applauded by the South African National Bottled Water Association (SANBWA) whose members are users of plastic products.

keyboard_arrow_upAlbany celebrates Heritage Month by choosing student design for bread
keyboard_arrow_downAlbany celebrates Heritage Month by choosing student design for bread

To celebrate South Africa’s rich history of art and food this Heritage Month, Albany Bakeries will print a young South African artist’s winning design on the packaging of millions of loaves of its Albany Superior White and Albany Superior Brown bread during September.

keyboard_arrow_upNew Bosch Pack 403HE designed for use in harsh environments
keyboard_arrow_downNew Bosch Pack 403HE designed for use in harsh environments

Bosch Packaging Technology has developed a new version of its fully automated horizontal flow wrapper Pack 403, which is specifically designed for harsh environment use. The machine will be presented at this year’s Pack Expo 2019 in Las Vegas, along with a Paloma pick-and-place robot, which is also designed for harsh environment use. The Pack […]

keyboard_arrow_upUPM Raflatac responds to the growing need for renewable packaging materials
keyboard_arrow_downUPM Raflatac responds to the growing need for renewable packaging materials

UPM Raflatac is the first label material producer to bring a new wood-based polypropylene film material into the market. The UPM Raflatac Forest Film label material has been developed in collaboration with UPM Biofuels using UPM BioVerno naphtha, a 100 per cent wood-based solution originating from sustainably managed forests.

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.