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Value-adding and compliant labelling solutions for the agrochemical industry
Value-adding and compliant labelling solutions for the agrochemical industry

Agrochemical companies have to ensure that they communicate a large volume of product information on pack, in the correct way. Fortunately Pyrotec PackMedia offers a solution...

Issued by Pyrotec 18 hours ago

Get the conversation going with QR codes
Get the conversation going with QR codes

As the use of smartphones continues to increase so does the popularity of QR (quick response) codes. Now commonplace, QR codes can be seen on packaging labels, signage, and even television commercials...

Issued by Pyrotec 2 days ago

Democratising AR, bringing content to life with Zappar
Democratising AR, bringing content to life with Zappar

"Part of our mission in business has always been to democratise AR and truly make it a mass-market proposition."

By Cari Coetzee 2 days ago

Versatility and agility on show at Propak Cape
Versatility and agility on show at Propak Cape

The highly successful Propak Cape exhibition, held between 24-26 October, received positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors...

Issued by Pyrotec 14 Nov 2017

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New water resistant paper egg trays excite farmers

Poultry farmers participating in the Poultry Show in Abeokuta were excited at the exhibition of water resistance paper egg trays which the manufacturer says is purely made of paper instead of plastic...

13 Nov 2017

Mpact Versapak proves H'eataway technology
Mpact Versapak proves H'eataway technology

Exhibition attendees had the opportunity to engage with the Mpact Versapak sales team and enjoy a fresh meal served in the newly developed Heataway food container, hot out of the oven...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 10 Nov 2017

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The 'sportification' of natural products

Consumers are tapping into this trend and the South African sports nutrition market is expected to be worth R812.9 million by 2021...

10 Nov 2017

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Bowcalf adds fizz to SoftBev decision

Plastics packaging specialist Bowler Metcalf (Bowcalf) served up a dose of good news to shareholders on its investment in struggling soft-drink bottler SoftBev at its annual general meeting on Wednesday...

By Marc Hasenfuss 9 Nov 2017

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The frozen food market is heating up

In the 1940s tinned foods were extremely popular as a means of preserving products for extended periods of time. However, given the fact that heavy rationing was imposed on these products during World War II, frozen food packaged in paperboard cartons began to emerge as a credible alternative...

By Michelle Newman 8 Nov 2017

Large investment into converting beverage can industry from steel to aluminium pays off
Large investment into converting beverage can industry from steel to aluminium pays off

Industry heavyweights such as ABInbev, Coca-Cola Southern Africa, Nampak Bevcan and Hulamin, have invested more than $94m (R1.258bn) since 2013 in converting the beverage can industry from steel to aluminium...

8 Nov 2017

Software that supports innovation, productivity and profitability on your packaging line
Software that supports innovation, productivity and profitability on your packaging line

Digital technology and data has a valuable role to play in modern production and packaging lines, where speed, efficiency and uptime are the cornerstones of success...

Issued by Pyrotec 1 Nov 2017

Packaging for a new generation
Packaging for a new generation

At Mpact Plastics Pinetown, in-mould labelled (IML) containers are a speciality. These versatile jars are being used in a number of industries and have become the container of choice within the personal care industry...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 31 Oct 2017

Merchandise your products with a Do-It FlexiTab Hang Tab
Merchandise your products with a Do-It FlexiTab Hang Tab

Do-It FlexiTab Hang Tabs are distinguished by a thicker hang hole area and thinner adhesive area and have been designed to hang onto both single and double-wire peg hooks...

Issued by Pyrotec 23 Oct 2017

Separating myths from facts: Understanding food labels and innovation in food production
Separating myths from facts: Understanding food labels and innovation in food production

We have to produce more food with less. This can only be done through innovation and technology in food production, but for many consumers and retailers, innovation and technology are misunderstood...

19 Oct 2017

Your label: The perfect platform for holiday promotions
Your label: The perfect platform for holiday promotions

An on-pack promotion is a strategic and impactful way to make your products stand out in the retail environment - which tends to become more cluttered than usual during the holidays...

Issued by Pyrotec 18 Oct 2017

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#BODCT: Redesigning the world one business at a time, to surprise and delight customers

Big brands shared the role of design in their business at Business of Design, with Adrian Morris, partner and MD at Design Partnership speaking of current the physical reboot trend responding to a changing landscape, while Brian Mtongana, head of design at Woolworths, honed in on the role of packaging in sales...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Oct 2017

Traceability through the supply chain
Traceability through the supply chain

Coding and marking is the way in which essential product and traceability information is displayed on products, labels and packaging...

Issued by Pyrotec 16 Oct 2017

How to enhance brand loyalty
How to enhance brand loyalty

Innovative use of packaging and on-pack labelling is a key asset for building unwavering consumer loyalty for brands...

Issued by Pyrotec 11 Oct 2017

Propak Cape to showcase latest in packaging, processing, printing and plastics
Propak Cape to showcase latest in packaging, processing, printing and plastics

The Propak Cape exhibition, taking place from 24-26 October at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, will showcase the latest innovations in packaging...

6 Oct 2017

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Novus Holdings-ITB Manufacturing merger takes effect

Commercial print and manufacturing company, Novus Holdings, has acquired ITB Manufacturing, a private company that manufactures and supplies flexible plastic packaging solutions...

5 Oct 2017

Mpact takes their factories online
Mpact takes their factories online

Following the successful launch of a series of online production DVDs in 2013, Mpact Plastics has developed the second generation of DVDs to help educate a vast target audience...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 4 Oct 2017

Smart technologies are getting more intelligent
Smart technologies are getting more intelligent

More companies in the packaging and labelling industry are asking how smart technologies can benefit their businesses, both now and in the future...

Issued by Pyrotec 4 Oct 2017

Bowler hints at SoftBev share sale
Bowler hints at SoftBev share sale

Perennially profitable plastics packaging specialist Bowler Metcalf has hinted at selling its investment in loss-making softdrink bottling associate SoftBev...

By Marc Hasenfuss 3 Oct 2017

Customised coding and labelling solutions
Customised coding and labelling solutions

Pyrotec PackMark has launched a new service, known as Line ID (Line Identification), to provide a fully integrated customised coding and labelling tracking system for its customers...

Issued by Pyrotec 29 Sep 2017

Need a moisture-resistant label?
Need a moisture-resistant label?

Fix-Form Booklet Labels are so versatile that they can be adapted to suit products that are transported and stored in damp, wet or harsh environmental conditions...

Issued by Pyrotec 28 Sep 2017

Pentawards 2017 - best of global packaging
Pentawards 2017 - best of global packaging

The world's best product packaging was displayed at the Pentawards 2017 in Barcelona this past week...

27 Sep 2017

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#NewCampaign: Castle Lager celebrates local farmers and ingredients with Homegrown campaign

Castle Lager's Homegrown campaign is geared to paying homage to the beer's locally-produced ingredients as well as farmers who make it possible for Castle Lager to be brewed...

27 Sep 2017

Sell-by dates 'tempered with'
Sell-by dates 'tempered with'

Companies that tamper with sell-by labels can be criminally prosecuted and fined...

By Nico Gous 27 Sep 2017

Food labelling pact aims to cut food waste
Food labelling pact aims to cut food waste

Many of the world's largest retailers and food companies have agreed to better labelling of products by 2020 in a bid to radically cut food waste...

21 Sep 2017

Mpact sheds excess weight
Mpact sheds excess weight

Mpact Plastics Wadeville has purchased manufacturing equipment to produce a new generation closure, known in the industry as a CSD8 closure, which is a substitute for the heavier CSD5 closure...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 20 Sep 2017

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