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New re-sealable 330ml PET from Coca-Cola
New re-sealable 330ml PET from Coca-Cola

Chilling can be thirsty work, but for brothers and sisters on the move, lugging large bottles around just isn't an option. With an ear always firmly to South African soil, Coca-Cola has been hard at work creating a new and convenient My Size re-sealable 330ml PET bottle.

28 Aug 2014 15:54

John Strömblad, new MD of Tetra Pak SA
John Strömblad, new MD of Tetra Pak SA

John Strömblad, a 28-year Tetra Pak veteran, has been appointed MD of Tetra Pak South Africa. He began as marketing trainee and sales administrator in Lausanne, Switzerland.

27 Aug 2014 15:10

Transpaco continues to feel strike effects
Transpaco continues to feel strike effects

Packaging group Transpaco said it expects the tough trading environment in the plastics and metal sector to continue "for a while" following a recent national strike.

21 Aug 2014 10:52

Bull Brand refreshes packaging
Bull Brand refreshes packaging

As part of its brand reinvigoration plans, Bull Brand has refreshed the packaging of its corned meat product range. Founded in 1957, it was acquired last year by South African-based...

13 Aug 2014 10:23

South African consumer rights under threat
South African consumer rights under threat

The prohibition of alcohol advertising and raising the age limit for alcohol sales to 21 is an infringement of consumers' rights to choose their own lifestyle...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Aug 2014 08:03

IAB calls for comment on draft regulations for FMCG advertising, labelling
IAB calls for comment on draft regulations for FMCG advertising, labelling

The Department of Health has published draft regulations relating to the labelling and advertising of foods, together with supporting guidelines, which when passed will...

8 Aug 2014 13:40

Upgraded Tetra Pak plant in Brazil ready for upsurge in packaging

Tetra Pak, through a €65 million investment, has increased the capacity of its packaging material plant in Brazil by 70% to 22 billion packs per annum, demonstrating growing demand for its environmentally friendly packs.

4 Aug 2014 11:25

Lighter, brighter, fresher look for Two Oceans
Lighter, brighter, fresher look for Two Oceans

Two Oceans has had a package update with a lighter, brighter and fresher look to reflect the fruit profile and styling of the brand.

23 Jul 2014 11:35

On-pack labelling solutions unpacked - Pyrotec
On-pack labelling solutions unpacked

Consumers are bombarded with information about different products and brands on a daily basis, which has an effect on product selection. Brands use labels and on-pack solutions to inform and communicate with consumers, which forms part of the overall packaging design of a product.

Issued by Pyrotec 4 Jun 2014 11:28

Mondi to buy US Graphic Packaging International for $105m
Mondi to buy US Graphic Packaging International for $105m

London- and JSE-listed paper and packaging company Mondi said that it would buy the US industrial bag and kraft paper business of Graphic Packaging International.

By Alistair Anderson 4 Jun 2014 09:24

Tell's Cider moves to glass
Tell's Cider moves to glass

Tell's Cider, only available in light PET plastic packaging, has moved to 340ml flint glass bottles with crown corks, which is 10ml more than the majority of local cider producers that pack their brands in 330ml containers.

3 Jun 2014 11:44

EU rules against SA citrus ban, imposes stricter import criteria
EU rules against SA citrus ban, imposes stricter import criteria

Thousands of jobs were saved last week when the European Union (EU), SA's most lucrative market for its multibillion fruit exporting industry, decided against banning its oranges.

By Paul Vecchiatto 2 Jun 2014 10:02

Packaging in SA is always changing shape
Packaging in SA is always changing shape

If there is one industry where everything is in flux and companies have to re-jig their shapes and formats all the time, it is SA's packaging manufacturers. Apart from constantly changing industry conditions, not least from encroaching rivals, each firm has specific obstacles to get over.

By Mark Allix 2 Jun 2014 09:30

Local packaging manufacturer Nampak wins international WorldStar Awards - Nampak
Local packaging manufacturer Nampak wins international WorldStar Awards

One of Africa's largest packaging manufacturers, Nampak's commitment to innovation was recently recognised by the World Packaging Organisation by being awarded several international WorldStar packaging awards.

Issued by Nampak 30 May 2014 12:03

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