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Advocating the versatility and recyclability of metal packaging
Advocating the versatility and recyclability of metal packaging

MetPac-SA, the newly formed producer responsibility organisation (PRO), tasked specifically with looking after the interests and recycling of steel, tin plate and aluminium...

18 May 2017

New packaging for Mitchell's Brewery's beers
New packaging for Mitchell's Brewery's beers

Mitchell's, the pride of Knysna and the original South African craft beer, has introduced fresh packaging designs for its beers...

17 May 2017

A new generation for Ultrazorb meat trays
A new generation for Ultrazorb meat trays

Following the launch of the Ultrazorb meat tray in 2012, the Mpact Versapak team further improved on this revolutionary retail product by launching the next generation Ultrazorb...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 16 May 2017

Big benefits of smart laser coding
Big benefits of smart laser coding

No matter what the application, the SmartLase C150 and C350 from Markem-Imaje offer impressive benefits for laser coding on paper-based cartons for the food industry...

Issued by Pyrotec 15 May 2017

Tips for successful hang tab performance
Tips for successful hang tab performance

Do-It Hang Tabs have been designed to hang products on peg hooks and display strips - anywhere that consumers can see them. Unfortunately, sometimes, a hang tab fails to hold the product in place...

Issued by Pyrotec 12 May 2017

Tetra Pak introduces new digital services
Tetra Pak introduces new digital services

Global processing and packaging firm Tetra Pak has pioneered a new generation of digital technologies to boost efficiency for customers...

10 May 2017

Defeating pharmaceutical counterfeiters
Defeating pharmaceutical counterfeiters

You just need to look at the list of news headlines on the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) website to realise the worldwide prevalence of counterfeit drugs...

Issued by Pyrotec 10 May 2017

FoodandMore © –
You are about to be banned!

Of course we all know that the advertising bans of alcohol products is getting closer and closer...

By Chris Brewer 8 May 2017

Offer more value on-pack
Offer more value on-pack

One of the best ways to communicate your value offering is on your product packaging, so that every time a consumer comes across your product they will be reminded of the value that your company and brand offers them...

Issued by Pyrotec 4 May 2017

Wait! Only 36% of your beef burger may be the real stuff
Wait! Only 36% of your beef burger may be the real stuff

They are the country's biggest-selling frozen beef patties but a close look at the packaging reveals that they are not very beefy at all - just 36% beef...

25 Apr 2017

Changing behaviour to make recycling a way of life
Changing behaviour to make recycling a way of life

Our vulnerability to dwindling natural resources is hitting home...

By Hugh Tyrrell 24 Apr 2017

Concern rises over tougher waste control
Concern rises over tougher waste control

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa is pushing the paper and packaging, electrical and electronic equipment and lighting industries to submit waste management plans...

By Mark Allix 24 Apr 2017

Packaging industry sees launch of MetPac-SA
Packaging industry sees launch of MetPac-SA

A new producer responsibility organisation has been formed to represent the interests of the metal packaging industry in South Africa...

21 Apr 2017

Intuitive case coding
Intuitive case coding

Pyrotec's machinery division, Pyrotec PackMark, has launched the new 4500 Drop on Demand (DOD) Valve Jet coder from trusted global manufacturer of product identification and traceability solutions, Markem-Imaje...

Issued by Pyrotec 20 Apr 2017

Amarula launches phase two of conservation campaign
Amarula launches phase two of conservation campaign

Amarula's efforts to save the African elephant has stepped up another gear by releasing 400,000 bespoke Amarula bottles to communicate that there are now only 400,000 elephants left in the wild...

13 Apr 2017

Selecting the right hang tab for your product
Selecting the right hang tab for your product

Pyrotec PackMedia is the sole SA distributor of Do-It Hang Tabs. Do-It Hang Tabs are plastic, self-adhesive merchandise display hangers that can turn almost any packaging into a peg-ready product...

Issued by Pyrotec 12 Apr 2017

A master storyteller
A master storyteller

From luxurious and extravagant or playful and colourful to plain and simple, a wine label's job is to catch the eye of the consumer and tell a story...

Issued by Pyrotec 11 Apr 2017

New Mageu packaging upgrade adds safety, shelf life, appeal
New Mageu packaging upgrade adds safety, shelf life, appeal

RCL Foods, manufacturer of the Number One Mageu brand, has upgraded its product packaging to high-density polyethylene (HDPE) from the carton packaging in use since 1969...

10 Apr 2017

A national PET footprint
A national PET footprint

Mpact's plastic division comprises business clusters serving various markets through the use of diverse technologies and raw materials. One such material is PET (Polyethylene terephthalate)...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 7 Apr 2017

Fast, accurate bottle coding
Fast, accurate bottle coding

Designed for accuracy, quality, line efficiency and ease-of-use, the Markem-Imaje SmartLase series offers the ideal solution for coding on lightweight PET bottles with no risk of piercing, even when the walls of the bottle are very thin...

Issued by Pyrotec 4 Apr 2017

A landfill is no place for plastic bottles
A landfill is no place for plastic bottles

Because their usefulness extends well beyond their original purpose, and to bury them in earth is exceptionally wasteful...

By Sindy Peters 4 Apr 2017

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...

30 Mar 2017

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

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