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Is your food labelling in line with global best practice?

Food manufacturers who focus on the European market - as well as those who wish to keep pace with international benchmarks - are gearing up for more complex labelling requirements under the new EU Food Information Regulation...

Issued by Pyrotec 21 Sep 2016

Nampak in lease and sale deal

Nampak has concluded a sale and leaseback transaction of 15 group properties announced in June including the outright sale of one property to Imbali Props 21, a company in the Collins Property Group...

By Mark Allix 14 Sep 2016

Small labels can function as big labels

In the majority of industries, product packaging is a multifunctional device that needs to not only contain and protect a product, but also inform the target market about product characteristics. In many cases, packaging also adds value as a promotional platform...

Issued by Pyrotec 8 Sep 2016

Five applications where plastic is not fantastic

A recent media campaign has highlighted the many ways in which South Africa relies on plastics...

By Peter Ryan and Coleen Moloney 7 Sep 2016

World-class packaging line traceability solutions from Pyrotec PackMark

As the globalisation of commerce picks up speed and supply chains become more complex, many industries are searching for ways to make their packaging lines more efficient - and more flexible...

Issued by Pyrotec 31 Aug 2016

Plastics division lifts Transpaco bottom line to outperform peers

Packaging group Transpaco, renowned for its no-frills operational approach and smart acquisition strategy, defied sluggish economic conditions to post a 38% increase in the bottom line in the year to end-June...

By Marc Hasenfuss 26 Aug 2016

Finding the right hang tab for your merchandising display

Pyrotec PackMedia, distributor of Do-It Hang Tabs and Display Strips, offers a variety of hang tabs and a display strip option that are sure to meet all of your retail merchandising needs...

Issued by Pyrotec 23 Aug 2016

Packaging industry needs to be ready for 2017 boom

A few decades ago, packaging companies needed many more tons of machinery to produce the output that they do today...

By Candace van Zyl 23 Aug 2016

Finding opportunities in currency devaluation

While some African countries that are considered great investment opportunities have seen recent currency devaluation, this could create an opportunity for African manufacturers...

By Heleen Goussard, Nicholas Olds 17 Aug 2016

The latest on food and beverage date codes

Many consumers are confused by the date code definitions found on food and beverage packaging. What do 'Best By', 'Use By' and 'Sell By' really mean?...

Issued by Pyrotec 17 Aug 2016

Massmart celebrates women entrepreneurs in its Supplier Development Programme

For Women's Month, Massmart held a lunch to celebrate the women entrepreneurs that form part of its Supplier Development Programme (SDP), designed to provide opportunities for small and medium manufacturing enterprises...

17 Aug 2016

Promotions get SA's price-sensitive consumers shopping

While above-the-line marketing can raise awareness about promotions and drive people to the store, packaging is often one of the final opportunities to convert awareness into sales...

Issued by Pyrotec 15 Aug 2016

Faithful to Nature collaborates with Topic to confirm label claims

Organic online retailer, Faithful to Nature has entered into an industry safeguarding partnership with Topic, a consumer-led NPO that uses laboratory testing as well as farm and factory visits to establish whether ingredients are verified and label claims accurate.

12 Aug 2016

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