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Tetra Pak ramps up carton packaging customisation with digital printing
Tetra Pak ramps up carton packaging customisation with digital printing

Food processing and packaging company Tetra Pak is to become the first company in the food and beverage carton industry to offer full-colour digital printing on its carton packages...

2 days ago

All-you-can-eat food packaging could soon be on the menu
All-you-can-eat food packaging could soon be on the menu

Within a year, single-use plastics and excess packaging have become Public Enemy No. 1...

By Sylvain Charlebois 3 days ago

#BizTrends2019: Technology and other packaging disruptors in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Technology and other packaging disruptors in 2019

Packaging design in South Africa in 2019 will be shaped (at an alarming rate) by changes in technology and the way products are viewed and selected...

By Gail Macleod 14 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 5 trends stirring the liquor business
#BizTrends2019: 5 trends stirring the liquor business

There has been a seismic shift in consumer behaviour over the past few decades, and we're seeing it in the world of drinks too...

By Rowan Leibbrandt 9 Jan 2019

Local entrepreneur 3D prints cups from biodegradable materials
Local entrepreneur 3D prints cups from biodegradable materials

A biodegradable cup made from sugarcane and corn-starch is set to launch locally in May this year...

9 Jan 2019

Organic, free-range, fairtrade or vegan: how ethical consumption got so selective
Organic, free-range, fairtrade or vegan: how ethical consumption got so selective

Are you an organic shopper? Into fairtrade? A greenhouse gas warrior? All about free-range and animal welfare?

By Michal Carrington 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Trends moulding the plastic packaging industry
#BizTrends2019: Trends moulding the plastic packaging industry

There's a major shake-up happening in the plastic manufacturing industry. And the change is happening remarkably quickly across the world for converters and brands alike...

By David Drew 7 Jan 2019

Plain packaging for tobacco: what other countries can learn from the UK's experience
Plain packaging for tobacco: what other countries can learn from the UK's experience

Bans on tobacco advertising, promotion, sponsorship and open display in shops in the UK encouraged tobacco companies to make the pack the hero. So they opposed plain packaging and claimed there was no evidence...

By Nathan Critchlow and Danielle Mitchell 4 Jan 2019

Environmental concerns drive sales of reusable water bottles
Environmental concerns drive sales of reusable water bottles

The market for reusable water bottles is expected to grow 3.1% year-on-year over 2017 to exceed $8,347 million by the end of 2018...

19 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Retail
#BestofBiz 2018: Retail

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

#NewCampaign: #FightPlastic w/ SodaStream
#NewCampaign: #FightPlastic w/ SodaStream

SodaStream has released a video campaign to highlight the damage caused by single-use plastic bottles and as a call to shift away from these to reusable packaging...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Dec 2018

Coca-Cola pledges $38m towards recycling initiatives in Africa
Coca-Cola pledges $38m towards recycling initiatives in Africa

Coca-Cola Africa has committed to investing $38million over three years to stimulate recycling industries across Southern and Eastern Africa, and also announced its new PET bottle...

6 Dec 2018

New CEO for Coca-Cola Beverages Africa
New CEO for Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Jacques Vermeulen has been appointed group CEO of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), effective from 1 December 2018...

3 Dec 2018

Role of sustainable packaging in brand preservation
Role of sustainable packaging in brand preservation

With sustainability and recycling on the legislative agenda globally, it's only a matter of time before non-sustainable practices are met with penalties; and brands are taking preventative measures...

29 Nov 2018

The future of pharmaceutical packaging
The future of pharmaceutical packaging

Serialised coding is an excellent anti-counterfeiting measure and, because of this, several countries around the world have made it a legal requirement for their pharmaceutical industries...

Issued by Pyrotec 28 Nov 2018

Continuous vs thermal inkjet printing
Continuous vs thermal inkjet printing

The two primary inkjet technologies used in the packaging industry are continuous inkjet and thermal inkjet printing. When deciding which is best for a specific application, there are several operating features to consider...

Issued by Pyrotec 26 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Meet SA's pioneer of biodegradable food packaging
#EntrepreneurMonth: Meet SA's pioneer of biodegradable food packaging

Packaging that lasts as long as it's needed, not longer...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Nov 2018

Consumers and companies urged to recycle milk and juice cartons
Consumers and companies urged to recycle milk and juice cartons

Many people remain unaware that juice and milk cartons are now recyclable...

21 Nov 2018

Nespresso teams up with Rio Tinto to make coffee pods greener
Nespresso teams up with Rio Tinto to make coffee pods greener

Nespresso will become the first company to use responsibly-sourced aluminium to produce its coffee capsules. The company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with metal company Rio Tinto...

20 Nov 2018

Pentawards Live speakers: Denise Siebert, vice president, design of the Global Kellogg Company, design and visual identity leader at Diageo; Ann Chen and Mauro Porcini, PepsiCo, chief design officer.
Microsoft's Kevin Marshall joins the Pentawards Conference lineup

The Pentawards Live Amsterdam will be hosting international speakers from a selection of the world's most renowned brands and Microsoft's Kevin Marshall is the latest speaker to be announced...

16 Nov 2018

The benefits of multi-page booklet labels
The benefits of multi-page booklet labels

Many South African brand owners don't make optimal use of their packaging and labelling space...

Issued by Pyrotec 15 Nov 2018

Mpact Plastics Atlantis cuts the grade
Mpact Plastics Atlantis cuts the grade

The Mpact Plastics Atlantis plant is now also FSSC 22000 certified. FSSC 22000 is an encompassing standard that is recognised by all stakeholders in the food industry and is also applicable to the food packaging industry...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 7 Nov 2018

Pick n Pay trials recycling vending machines in V&A Waterfront
Pick n Pay trials recycling vending machines in V&A Waterfront

Pick n Pay has introduced two reverse vending machines into the vicinity of its V&A Waterfront store, into which visitors can throw their discarded waste for recycling...

1 Nov 2018

Distell launches Amarula Vanilla Spice
Distell launches Amarula Vanilla Spice

The Distell Group appointed Berge Farrell to design their innovative and uniquely African, premium cream liqueur, Amarula Vanilla Spice. It is now ready to be shared with the world...

Issued by Berge Farrell 31 Oct 2018

Uninterrupted production for high-pressure coding environments
Uninterrupted production for high-pressure coding environments

Unlike other printing technology, continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers operate at low cost because they run for many hours before requiring a service...

Issued by Pyrotec 30 Oct 2018

Packaging trends: blockchain, AR and smart sensors
Packaging trends: blockchain, AR and smart sensors

While South Africa may be slightly behind the curve, blockchain for packaging, AR and smart sensors are setting trends abroad...

Issued by Pyrotec 29 Oct 2018

Pyrotec and The Age of Agile
Pyrotec and The Age of Agile

The Age of Agile is the title of Steve Denning's most recent book that describes a shift in business to adopt an agile mindset for management, leadership, innovation and narrative...

Issued by Pyrotec 25 Oct 2018

Metal packaging market share shrinks, but collection rates grow
Metal packaging market share shrinks, but collection rates grow

The latest packaging report released earlier this year by local research house, BMi Research, has revealed that the collection rate of metals packaging in South Africa continues to grow year-on-year...

25 Oct 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

It pays to use recyclable shopping bags at Shoprite and Checkers
It pays to use recyclable shopping bags at Shoprite and Checkers

The Shoprite Group will be rewarding customers for using their newly introduced 'planet' bags in both Shoprite and Checkers stores. Made from 100% recycled and recyclable plastic...

24 Oct 2018

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