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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

SOUTH AFRICA

#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

SOUTH AFRICA

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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

SOUTH AFRICA

Boris Dzhingarov
Exceeding consumer standards: Wheaton's vacuoles and ampoules

In every laboratory setting, it is important to have the right tools for the right storage purposes. Vacuoles and ampoules, for example, are reliable equipment used to store and preserve either liquid or solid samples...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 30 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Candace van Zyl
Packaging industry needs to be ready for 2017 boom

A few decades ago, packaging companies needed many more tons of machinery to produce the output that they do today...

By Candace van Zyl 23 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

The packaging problem
The packaging problem

It's pretty difficult to read my pieces and not notice that I'm an activist at heart... I was born a rebel without a cause actually, and have simply found causes to champion along the way...

By Chemory Gunko 12 Feb 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

More than just a label
More than just a label

The impact of public health rests on the ability of food labels to provide information to the consumer and for the consumer to interpret that information. Yet, most of us need a PhD to read a food label.

By Danette Breitenbach 31 Oct 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

New packaging trends reflect environment, recessionary impacts
New packaging trends reflect environment, recessionary impacts

With the consumer making more in-store product comparisons, adding value and differentiating through packaging has become more pertinent than ever...

By Estee Cockcroft 25 Sep 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Through the glass - outlook for beer packaging in SA
Through the glass - outlook for beer packaging in SA

Internationally, brewers are increasingly turning to aluminium cans for packaging, despite the purists crying 'sacrilege', as they swear their brew belongs in bottles.

By Gareth Pearson 18 Sep 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Plea for packaging that opens
Plea for packaging that opens

Packaging is critical, particularly in the FMCG category. Manufacturers spend money on research and design to put something on the shelf that will catch the consumers' eye and convince them to buy the product. However, once the product is ready to be opened, consumers hit the first obstacle.

By Rolf Akermann 22 Feb 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Nampak Flexible receives BRC rating
Nampak Flexible receives BRC rating

The BRC (British Retail Consortium) Global Standard certification, a leading global product safety and quality certification programme used by certificated suppliers in over 100 countries, has been awarded to Nampak Flexible in Ndabeni, Cape Town.

By ActivRetail 16 Mar 2010

SOUTH AFRICA

New labelling for Faircape yoghurts
New labelling for Faircape yoghurts

Faircape Dairies differentiates its milk products based on the well-being of the animals involved in production, and environmental friendliness of the facilities. It decided that its existing packaging for its fruit and smooth yoghurts did not accurately represent the product, specifically its quality, and appointed strategic design agency Liquidlab to execute a revamp.

By ActivRetail 18 Feb 2010

SOUTH AFRICA

Nampak in international awards final
Nampak in international awards final

The 2010 FTA (Flexographic Technical Association) International Awards has given Nampak Flexible, two award nominations for its Imana Chicken Noodle soup and Imana Cream of Vegetable soup packs. Judging took place 24-26 January 2010 in New York, where all entries were judged strictly on technical achievement, by concealing the manufacturer's brand through coding.

By ActivRetail 11 Feb 2010

SOUTH AFRICA

Long life milk in plastic bottles
Long life milk in plastic bottles

The official opening of the Bloemfontein based Homsek Dairy's UHT (Long Life Milk) factory comes as a culmination of a true partnership between Homsek Dairy, Woolworths and packaging company Nampak Liquid.

By ActivRetail 3 Dec 2009

SOUTH AFRICA

Double whammy for Nampak
Double whammy for Nampak

At the recent FTASA (Flexographic Technical Association of South Africa) awards held at the Southern Sun, Johannesburg International Airport, Nampak achieved three awards for two divisions.

By ActivRetail 24 Nov 2009

SOUTH AFRICA

New skin for Sunbake bread
New skin for Sunbake bread

The Sunbake range of breads has been given a packaging makeover to further differentiate the brand from competitors, enhance on-shelf presence, drive trial and keep up with popular bread packaging trends.

By ActivRetail 29 Apr 2009

SOUTH AFRICA

Packaging giant announces R100-million glass recycling investment
Packaging giant announces R100-million glass recycling investment

Nampak Wiegand Glass is investing over R100-million in a glass recycling facility, the company announced on Thursday, 26 March 2009.

By ActivRetail 26 Mar 2009

SOUTH AFRICA

Manufacturing brand makeovers
Manufacturing brand makeovers

Nampak Cartons and Labels has been manufacturing cartons for Bakers Biscuits and Pyotts for over 40 years, including all the packaging for the brand's recent makeovers.

By ActivRetail 29 Jan 2009

SOUTH AFRICA

All systems go for sandwich pack production
All systems go for sandwich pack production

Nampak Cartons & Labels Epping is on track to commence local production of the newly launched and fully biodegradable Woolworths “To go” range of sandwich packs.

By ActivRetail 14 Jan 2009

SOUTH AFRICA

Crafty promo packaging delivers real results
Crafty promo packaging delivers real results

The ability to offer customers a wide range of packaging solutions through a single point of contact was demonstrated recently when Nampak Cartons & Labels (Nampak C&L) and Nampak Inspection & Coding Systems (Nampak I&CS) worked together to deliver a cost-effective and efficient pack for the Jungle Oats 2008 winter promotion.

By ActivRetail 5 Nov 2008

SOUTH AFRICA

New image for two favourites
New image for two favourites

Twinings, a leading provider of fine teas - they sell 200 different teas in 100 countries - has just revitalised the design of the packaging for their English Breakfast and Earl Grey tea-bag boxes.

By ActivRetail 15 Apr 2008

SOUTH AFRICA

Surf's up!
Surf's up!

Nampak Cartons & Labels helped Surf extend its consumer ‘proof of whiteness' promotion by incorporating the novelty test card on all 1kg packs of Surf Superblue.

By ActivRetail 25 Mar 2008

SOUTH AFRICA

Pre-planning promotes perfect performance
Pre-planning promotes perfect performance

Meticulous planning, good communication and brilliant teamwork and support are at the heart of an 11-week project that saw Nampak Liquid move its entire PET production facility from Isando on the East Rand to Industria, west of Johannesburg's CBD.

By ActivRetail 18 Feb 2008

SOUTH AFRICA

ActivRetail
Packaging company establishes the first BEE sheet plant in SA

The establishment of the first BEE sheet plant in South Africa has been made possible by Nampak, Africa's largest packaging company.

By ActivRetail 13 Feb 2008

SOUTH AFRICA

Things going even better with...
Things going even better with...

Petpak, a member of Nampak Rigid Plastics and a division of Nampak, Africa's largest packaging company, has expanded its Coke Bottler network, with the recent announcement that a new in-plant has been opened at Coca-Cola Fortune (CCF) in Polokwane, Limpopo.

By ActivRetail 4 Feb 2008

SOUTH AFRICA

New coffee packaging allows for re-look on positioning
New coffee packaging allows for re-look on positioning

House of Coffees has refreshed its look to appeal to loyal consumers and to attract new ones. The new packaging will allow the company to re-look their positioning in the market.

By ActivRetail 29 Nov 2007

SOUTH AFRICA

ActivRetail
Packaging excellence at Gold Pack

Nampak, Africa's largest packaging company, won the most World Stars and Out of Africa awards at the recent Gold Pack Awards.

By ActivRetail 9 Nov 2007

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