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Sunlight raises recycling awareness through packaging innovation
Sunlight raises recycling awareness through packaging innovation

Over 5 years' worth of development work has culminated in the launch of Sunlight's new 100% recycled and recyclable bottle...

15 hours ago

#GlobalRecyclingDay: Coca-Cola's plan to tackle the plastic waste problem in Africa
#GlobalRecyclingDay: Coca-Cola's plan to tackle the plastic waste problem in Africa

In line with its World Without Waste campaign, The Coca-Cola Company is accelerating the collection and recycling of PET plastic bottles across Southern and East Africa...

2 days ago

Binary Botanical, a new style of beer
Binary Botanical, a new style of beer

The Good Living Brew Company, entrusted Berge Farrell with the packaging design of their Binary Botanical, a new style of beer, made from hop leaf infusion...

Issued by Berge Farrell 14 Mar 2019

A motiongraphic is worth a thousand words
A motiongraphic is worth a thousand words

Mpact Versapak relaunched its corporate profile motiongraphic that outlines its business offering, operating ethos and accreditations, in an impactful five-minute message...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 13 Mar 2019

Packaging, food processing, plastics, printing and labelling in the spotlight
Packaging, food processing, plastics, printing and labelling in the spotlight

Propak Africa 2019 and co-located events The GAPP Print Expo, Pro-Plas Expo, FoodPro and Pro-Label Africa will showcase latest innovation and technologies from 12-15 March at the Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg.

Issued by Propak 12 Mar 2019

'Every day a themed day' experience at Propak Africa 2019
'Every day a themed day' experience at Propak Africa 2019

Visitors to this year's Propak Africa can enjoy an 'every day a themed day' experience, where each of the four days of the show will focus on a different theme...

Issued by Propak 11 Mar 2019

Husband and wife team lands multi-million rand Shoprite contract
Husband and wife team lands multi-million rand Shoprite contract

Mike and Thina Maziya's plastic manufacturing and recycling company, Verigreen, has been awarded a multi-million rand contract with Shoprite Group...

11 Mar 2019

Preserving your product through packaging
Preserving your product through packaging

As consumers of PET plastic bottled beverages such as water, carbonated soft drinks, fruit juices and an increasing amount of wines and other alcoholic beverages, little thought goes into how these beverages are packaged in different ways to ensure the preservation of the content...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 8 Mar 2019

The future of all things packaging at Propak Africa 2019
The future of all things packaging at Propak Africa 2019

Africa's ultimate packaging, food processing, plastics, printing and labelling exhibition will be taking place at the Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg, from 12-15 March...

Issued by Propak 8 Mar 2019

Industry leaders share latest insights at Propak Africa 2019
Industry leaders share latest insights at Propak Africa 2019

More than 20 industry leaders from the packaging, printing, and plastics industries will be sharing their insights into the latest developments and challenges over four days of free-to-attend seminars taking place during Propak Africa next month...

Issued by Propak 7 Mar 2019

Industrial printing made easy
Industrial printing made easy

Coding and marking is the method of printing essential product and traceability information onto packaging, labels and other manufactured goods and materials. These include barcodes, serialisation codes, and expiry or 'best by' dates...

Issued by Pyrotec 5 Mar 2019

Black-owned small business? Get pro-bono packaging design in the Sisonke Design Sprint
Black-owned small business? Get pro-bono packaging design in the Sisonke Design Sprint

Stratcom Branding is calling on entries from 100% black-owned SMME's for the chance to receive a pro-bono packaging design through its bi-annual social responsibility initiative...

5 Mar 2019

Propak Africa to showcase latest packaging industry innovation
Propak Africa to showcase latest packaging industry innovation

The importance of packaging and related industries will take centre stage at Africa's ultimate packaging, food processing, plastics, printing and labelling trade exhibition...

Issued by Propak 4 Mar 2019

A smart little tag with a big message
A smart little tag with a big message

Building lasting relationships with consumers and earning their loyalty is a primary focus for brand owners. One way for brands to earn consumers' loyalty is with near-field communication (NFC) technology...

Issued by Pyrotec 1 Mar 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: Making packaging disappear
#DesignIndaba2019: Making packaging disappear

Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez started day 2 of Design Indaba on a high note when he presented on the Ooho! - the disappearing biodegradable water-filled bead made from brown algae and calcium chloride (seaweed)...

By Angie White 28 Feb 2019

Polystyrene Association presents solutions tackling employment, housing and waste
Polystyrene Association presents solutions tackling employment, housing and waste

At the Polystyrene Association of South Africa's recent annual general meeting it unveiled plans to increase the collection and recycling rate of post-consumer polystyrene...

25 Feb 2019

Disruptive technology for constructive change
Disruptive technology for constructive change

The word 'disruption' is a noun, used to describe a disturbance or problem that interrupts an event. So, when we talk about disruptive innovation or disruptive technology, these phrases may evoke thoughts of chaos...

Issued by Pyrotec 21 Feb 2019

5 branding and packaging trends R&D managers need to know
5 branding and packaging trends R&D managers need to know

If 2018 was the year of limited-edition packaging and personalisation (think FIFA World Cup 2018), 2019 promises to be the year of retro designs and futuristic formulations...

20 Feb 2019

Is your product packaging the 'whole package'? 4 unboxing trends for 2019
Is your product packaging the 'whole package'? 4 unboxing trends for 2019

Who cares what it looks like on the outside when it's what's on the inside that counts, right? Wrong! At least when it comes to product packaging, that is...

By Daniella Shapiro 18 Feb 2019

5 ways our food supply chain will transform in 5 years
5 ways our food supply chain will transform in 5 years

IBM has revealed the five significant changes driven by innovation in science and technology that will transform every stage of the food supply chain within the next five years...

14 Feb 2019

Pick n Pay expands range of reusable shopping bags
Pick n Pay expands range of reusable shopping bags

Pick n Pay is trialling an environmentally-friendly R5 bag as an affordable reusable alternative to plastic carrier bags. The new budget bag is made from green recycled plastic bottles and will initially be introduced in 22 stores...

13 Feb 2019

A generation without labels
A generation without labels

According to Vaughan Croeser, brand director for Castle Lager Africa, 'the main barrier keeping people away from each other is the pervasiveness of labels and stereotypes, and the misconceptions we carry about other people'...

Issued by Pyrotec 12 Feb 2019

Case study: Sunny Raisin on-pack promotion
Case study: Sunny Raisin on-pack promotion

As the UK's leading supplier of dried fruit and seeds, Whitworths chose Fix-a-Form promotional peel-and-reveal labels from Denny Bros for its on-pack £1 off-next-purchase cross-promotion...

Issued by Pyrotec 11 Feb 2019

Coca-Cola responds to "vagina" can incident
Coca-Cola responds to "vagina" can incident

#NEWSWATCH: As a result of one of its cans with the XiTsonga word: "Xitombo" (vagina) printed on it having gone viral on social media last week, Coca-Cola has announced that it will be terminating its nationwide Share a Coke activation at the end of February...

8 Feb 2019

Why stop at plastic bags and straws? The case for a global treaty banning most single-use plastics
Why stop at plastic bags and straws? The case for a global treaty banning most single-use plastics

Single-use plastics are a blessing and a curse. They have fuelled a revolution in commercial and consumer convenience and improved hygiene standards, but also have saturated the world's coastlines and clogged landfills...

By Anastasia Telesetsky 8 Feb 2019

Connected and engaged consumers driving change in food and beverage industry
Connected and engaged consumers driving change in food and beverage industry

Increasingly connected and engaged consumers have become a key driving force for change in the food and beverage industry in SA, say stakeholders...

7 Feb 2019

Recycling is not enough. Zero-packaging stores show we can kick our plastic addiction
Recycling is not enough. Zero-packaging stores show we can kick our plastic addiction

Wrapped, sealed, boxed, cling-filmed and vacuum packed. We have become used to consumables being packaged in every way imaginable...

By Sabrina Chakori 6 Feb 2019

Valvejet printer line extension improves uptime, flexibility and readability
Valvejet printer line extension improves uptime, flexibility and readability

With the launch of the 4700 drop-on-demand (DOD) valvejet coder from Markem-Imaje, valvejet printer users can now add ink on-the-fly without stopping high-speed production...

Issued by Pyrotec 4 Feb 2019

Trends driving on-pack promotions
Trends driving on-pack promotions

In October 2018, Mintel revealed six key consumer trends that will impact global markets in in 2019 and beyond...

Issued by Pyrotec 30 Jan 2019

Tetra Pak appoints Adolfo Orive as new CEO
Tetra Pak appoints Adolfo Orive as new CEO

Global processing and packaging firm Tetra Pak has a new CEO...

28 Jan 2019

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