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Coca-Cola collaborates with Gavin Rajah at MBFWCT17
Coca-Cola collaborates with Gavin Rajah at MBFWCT17

During the recent Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town, designer Gavin Rajah partnered with Coca-Cola to unveil four limited edition bottle designs...

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Raphaely and Foulkes.
Breaking through brand clutter with Nomu

This #BrandManagerMonth, we find out what's new with Nomu, the original SA food and lifestyle concept inspiring creative kitchens across the land, from director Paul Raphaely...

By Leigh Andrews 24 Mar 2017

Mpact does its rounds for the medical industry
Mpact does its rounds for the medical industry

Mpact Plastics is well positioned to supply PVC and PET medical round bottles together with accompanying childproof and tamper-evident closures...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 24 Mar 2017

Collect them all! Using Fix-a-Form to boost sales through collectables
Collect them all! Using Fix-a-Form to boost sales through collectables

When leading jarred-food manufacturer Heinz needed to market a range of new HAK apple sauce products aimed at the younger generation, the group decided to launch a ‘free gift with purchase' campaign...

Issued by Pyrotec 22 Mar 2017

Nampak CEO Andre de Ruyter
Nampak's operational performance still improving

Packaging manufacturer Nampak said on Wednesday that it has made significant progress in the implementation of its comprehensive plan...

16 Mar 2017

Deceptive food labelling damages consumer trust
Deceptive food labelling damages consumer trust

The increase in questionable labelling claims to differentiate products has become an issue of concern for academics, regulators and consumers around the world...

By Andre Westerveld 15 Mar 2017

Hang, promote and sell!
Hang, promote and sell!

Do-It Hang Tabs and Display Strips, available from Pyrotec PackMedia, offer the best in merchandising solutions. Their hang tabs have three main aims: to hang, promote and sell...

Issued by Pyrotec 14 Mar 2017

Albatrossie via
Planting restrictions cause timber shortage

The government's stringent restrictions on the issuing of forestry and planting permits have led to a timber shortage...

By Colleen Goko 13 Mar 2017

Challenging outdated laser coding perceptions
Challenging outdated laser coding perceptions

Locally represented by Pyrotec PackMark, global coding and marking specialist Markem-Imaje has produced a guide to help manufacturers meet the technical challenges commonly encountered on today's production lines...

Issued by Pyrotec 13 Mar 2017

Bowler Metcalf CEO Friedel Sass. Image source: Financial Mail
Bowler Metcalf posts loss after 'capricious' six months

Plastics packaging and soft-drink group Bowler Metcalf said on Friday that revenue grew 14% to R291m during the six months to end-December...

By Pericles Anetos 10 Mar 2017

The connected consumer
The connected consumer

Emerging consumers expect brands to offer new experiences. As the Internet creates a behaviour economy, packaging needs to play its part too and become more experiential...

Issued by Pyrotec 10 Mar 2017

South Africa's paper recycling rate tops forecast
South Africa's paper recycling rate tops forecast

The latest figures on the recycling of paper in South Africa indicate that the amounts recovered have exceeded the 2017 forecast...

9 Mar 2017

Fix-a-Form case study: Wall's rolls out a successful competition
Fix-a-Form case study: Wall's rolls out a successful competition

With the goal of creating brand awareness and boosting sales, Wall's launched a promotion that focused on its chilled packets of sausage rolls during the summer holiday period...

Issued by Pyrotec 8 Mar 2017

Image source: Business Day
Mpact FY underlying operating profit drops 13.7% to R784.4m

Mpact on Thursday reported 13.7% drop in underlying profit to R784.4m in the year to end-December from the year-earlier period...

3 Mar 2017

The labelling solution for the pharmaceutical industry
The labelling solution for the pharmaceutical industry

How do pharmaceutical product owners ensure that all the mandatory information such as dosage instructions, contra-indications and other important patient safety information fits neatly on the label or outer packaging?...

Issued by Pyrotec 28 Feb 2017

Lower sales hit Transpaco results
Lower sales hit Transpaco results

Shares in plastics and packaging group Transpaco fell 3.33% in Wednesday trading on the back of the company's decline in half-year earnings...

24 Feb 2017

Tiger Brands to exit controlling stake in Kenyan business
Tiger Brands to exit controlling stake in Kenyan business

Tiger Brands announced on Tuesday that it intended to spin its controlling stake in its Kenya-based Haco Tiger Brands to a local partner...

22 Feb 2017

Do-It Hang Tabs - Materials and safety
Do-It Hang Tabs - Materials and safety

Do-It's main aim is to provide hang tabs that are environmentally friendly and safe for all industries, including the food industry, while providing merchandising solutions that work for their customers' products...

Issued by Pyrotec 21 Feb 2017

US grocery stores are getting rid of ‘sell by' dates on food
US grocery stores are getting rid of ‘sell by' dates on food

In an effort to cut down on confusion about labels on food items, grocery manufacturers and retailers are being urged to get rid of terms like 'sell by' and 'best before'...

21 Feb 2017

Flying the flag at KITE
Flying the flag at KITE

Being held from 26-28 July at the Durban Exhibition Centre, the KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE) is a horizontal trade show that showcases industrial products, services and solutions targeted at industrial industries in the KwaZulu-Natal region...

Issued by Pyrotec 20 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: What's in your lunch box?
#DesignMonth: What's in your lunch box?

FOODwelove aims to change how offices eat by offering desk jockeys the option to have a healthy and wholesome lunch delivered in a cleverly designed box, straight to their desk...

By Cari Coetzee 20 Feb 2017

Tetra Pak to invest in factory for packaging closures
Tetra Pak to invest in factory for packaging closures

Food processing and packaging solutions company, Tetra Pak has announced that it will invest €24m into Rayong, Thailand with its first factory for packaging closures in South Asia, East Asia and Oceania...

16 Feb 2017

Mpact Polymers: Producing recycled PET, Savuka
Mpact Polymers: Producing recycled PET, Savuka

Mpact Polymers is a revolutionary state-of-the-art plant equipped to produce recycled PET, Savuka (Zulu for “revival”), for food and beverage packaging...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 14 Feb 2017

Protection for the agrochemical sector
Protection for the agrochemical sector

Incorrectly used agrochemicals can have serious consequences. Key to protecting all stakeholders from unnecessary exposure and misuse is effective and clear agrochemical packaging and labelling...

Issued by Pyrotec 13 Feb 2017

Sappi delivers strong first quarter; announces major investments in speciality packaging grades
Sappi delivers strong first quarter; announces major investments in speciality packaging grades

Sappi has yielded a solid operating performance for this quarter, according to CEO Steve Binnie. Group profit increased by 20% and EBITDA by almost 15%, while net debt was reduced by 23% compared to a year ago...

Issued by Sappi 10 Feb 2017

The Paper Water Bottle sits at the intersection of branding and sustainable design
The Paper Water Bottle sits at the intersection of branding and sustainable design

It's no secret that around 80 percent of the 80 billion plastic bottles produced annually will end up in landfills or oceans where it will take 800 years to biodegrade...

By Jamie Matroos 3 Feb 2017

Nampak CEO Andre de Ruyter
Nampak averts rights issue while restricted cash grows

Packaging giant Nampak, which has about R2bn of restricted cash locked up in Nigeria and Angola, has placated investor fears that a rights issue could be in the offing...

3 Feb 2017

Preserving wine the PET way
Preserving wine the PET way

A number of brand owners have switched their wine packaging from glass to PET...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 1 Feb 2017

A new generation of technical experts
A new generation of technical experts

The cutting-edge technology that Pyrotec PackMark provides requires the services of an expert technical team. Fortunately, their new generation of technicians and apprentices are up to the challenge...

Issued by Pyrotec 1 Feb 2017

Investing in skills development
Investing in skills development

Pyrotec invests in various training activities that include on-the-job training and ensuring staff are exposed to new systems and technologies. Additional training for personal development is also provided...

Issued by Pyrotec 24 Jan 2017

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