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Mpact celebrates 6 Gold Pack 2022 finalist positions
Creating noteworthy products that comply to 'design for recycling' principles and contribute positively to the environment whilst driving brand perception and meeting customer expectations, is at the core of Mpact's packaging development process. For this reason, the annual Gold Pack finalist and award announcement is a highlight on the Mpact calendar. 22 Sep 2022 Read more

Create something good, pack it in Octagon
A simple packaging solution that makes sense. Our fully IML-labelled Octagon range optimises on-shelf brand exposure, boasts exceptional versatility across a wide range of industries and product categories; and offers maximum decorating space to align with your product vision. 24 Aug 2022 Read more

Plastic packaging: Keeping it clean
With hygiene in the spotlight, why is plastic packaging the preferred medium within the retail and home environments? 12 Jul 2022 Read more

PETZorb: bidding farewell to 20 million non-recyclable, bloody soaker pads
Our innovation continues in the interest of recyclability and consumer convenience. 7 Jul 2022 Read more

A world without vinyl?
Versatile, durable and incredibly adaptable, we believe that vinyl does not only positively contribute to your every-day life but also to South Africa's economic climate. By understanding its functionality, recycling opportunities, secondary market application and the negative impact of banning it as a substrate, we aim to not only promote user confidence but also secure its responsible future. 8 Jun 2022 Read more

Innovative heat-seal grape punnet optimises value chain
With the goal of reducing the post-harvest cooling period and eliminating moisture and condensation that results in product spoilage, Mpact Versapak, a division of the Mpact Group, recently redesigned its 100% post-consumer rPET grape punnet to optimise the entire value chain. 23 May 2022 Read more

Do you cut the (material) grade? Know your polymers
Brand owners and consumers are empowered to make informed decisions once they understand the various polymers, its properties, primary and secondary applications, and recycling status. 22 Apr 2022 Read more

What is your contribution to recycling?
Recycling and re-using packaging materials have been placed at the forefront of the consumer's mind. Both brand owners and retailers are in a good position to assist with the cradle-to-cradle process. It is, however, imperative to receive guidance from the packaging converters to understand the factors that facilitate recycling. 17 Mar 2022 Read more

What is 'customised generic packaging'?
When it comes to packaging design, factors such as brand identity and recognition, together with iconic shapes and custom designs, generally top any reputable brand manager's list. But what if all these requirements can be met by a generic packaging solution? Let's explore the benefits of a 'customised generic pack'. 23 Feb 2022 Read more

A fresh look for fresh food packaging
Our new website and e-book really answers all your packaging questions 15 Feb 2022 Read more

The good side of 'ugly'
With EPR now in full swing, it's time to take the plunge and make use of recycled content... 25 Jan 2022 Read more

Mpact Plastics brings home the IPSA Gold Pack 2021 trophy and four gold awards
"Proudly walking away with four gold awards and the IPSA Gold Pack trophy for 2021 is an honour to which we owe thanks to our entire team!", states Neelin Naidoo, MD of Mpact Plastics. 25 Nov 2021 Read more

Mpact Versapak: Partnering via the Polystyrene Association with a new polystyrene-concrete lightweight brick factory
The industry, under the guidance of The Polystyrene Association (which is now part of Polyco) has recently rolled out the red carpet for Khaya Khanya, a brand-new factory producing lightweight polystyrene-concrete bricks. Mpact Versapak is proud to be a part of this project that is striving towards creating a circular economy. 10 Nov 2021 Read more

Mpact Plastics ropes in two Sapro awards
We are proud to have been presented with gold and silver awards at the Sapro awards ceremony held online, on 14 October 2021. 15 Oct 2021 Read more

Mpact's 3-step guide for EPR compliance before 5 November
Section 18 of the new Waste Management Act came into effect on 5 May 2021. These regulations relate to extended producer responsibility (EPR) in terms of a number of industries and products, including the paper and plastics packaging industries. As a supporter of the circular economy and the DFFE legislation, it is our responsibility to support and encourage registration with the DFFE and the relevant PRO's. 15 Oct 2021 Read more

Mpact Versapak remains committed to product quality and food safety standards
We abide by the strict standards of our BRCGS* accreditation as recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). 21 Sep 2021 Read more

The future of polystyrene with Mpact
We want you to act in being part of the solution for this packaging medium by participating in an Extended Producer Responsibility Scheme, understand how you are responsible for Polystyrene collection and recycling, help in educating those around you and quite simply, start recycling! 26 Aug 2021 Read more

You should be part of the plastics packaging solution
Bear with us as we take the opportunity to say it as it is: You should be part of the plastic packaging solution. The 'how' may be a bit more complex and depends on who you are and where you fit into the value chain, of course. 6 Jul 2021 Read more

Can a world without plastics exist?
You may think our answer is obvious and potentially in contrast to those who believe that plastic is nothing but a pollutant. If most of our answer lies within the question, should the question not rather be 'why plastics cannot be banned?' Here's our perspective... 9 Jun 2021 Read more

Ultrazorb polystyrene meat trays: now also in PET and rPET
We've bid farewell to the bloody soaker pad through the development of our outrageously successful polystyrene Ultrazorb® range, but our innovation continues in the interest of recyclability and consumer convenience. 24 Mar 2021 Read more

We're mastering circularity - beyond the beverage industry!
Mpact Versapak receives the prestigious Petco award for launching a 100% post-consumer recycled PET food punnet that extends the rPET focus to thermoformed products! 2 Mar 2021 Read more

So much more than packaging
Our offering starts with exceptional designs and ends with a packaging solution, in record timing! 28 Sep 2020 Read more

Foot-operated wheelie bin
Whilst everyone is experiencing a degree of uncertainty during this crucial time, our goal to support our service partners and community at large remains. As a team, Mpact Plastic Containers is committed to deliver the best service and products to all our stakeholders. 25 Aug 2020 Read more

The hygiene factor of plastic packaging
With hygiene in the spotlight, why is plastic packaging the preferred medium within the retail and home environments? 16 Jul 2020 Read more

The Mpact hard hat face shield: protecting your workforce
The safety of our communities, and those who help build them, are a top priority for us at Mpact. We have launched a face shield, specially designed to attach to a hard hat, in support of the construction and related industries.  3 Jun 2020 Read more

Mpact expands face shield range - adults, kids, hardhat shields and respiratory masks
The safety of our communities is a top priority for us at Mpact. We have further expanded our face shield range and will be launching a respiratory mask during the course of June; ready for the re-opening of the many industries under lock down level three. 29 May 2020 Read more

Mpact Versapak is 'school ready': New face shield for kids
The safety of our children and our communities are a top priority for us at Mpact. Aiming to make a difference through timeous innovation, we have developed a face shield specifically for children; ready for the reopening of schools. 8 May 2020 Read more

Our generic packaging products are online - find what you need in one click
Mpact Plastics is proud to share our brand-new online catalogue. No more downloads from a website, outdated emailed documents or enquiring to find what you need. Simply scroll through to see our generic packaging items consisting of containers, closures, bottles and preforms for a wide range of industries including food, beverage, personal care, home care, pharmaceutical, agricultural and retail markets. 29 Apr 2020 Read more

Mpact Versapak: Responds to urgent market need with face shield
Mpact Versapak has once again proved their innovative customer-centric approach to business by developing and prototyping a new face shield in a matter of days. 16 Apr 2020 Read more

Polystyrene: Supreme packaging, here to stay!
Mpact Versapak, situated in Paarl, Western Cape and in Roodekop, Gauteng, is a leading manufacturer of plastic packaging and cling film, in Southern Africa. We produce a wide range of branded and unbranded polystyrene, expanded polystyrene and PET packaging for both the local and international FMCG, fast food, fresh food, beverage and agricultural markets. 10 Mar 2020 Read more

Mpact Versapak launches grape punnets, produced from 100% post-consumer recycled PET
During the latter part of 2019, Mpact Versapak successfully launched a range of grape punnets, produced from 100% post-consumer waste. 5 Feb 2020 Read more

Childproof closures: Safety and durability is Mpact's norm
Mpact's Pinetown based plastic conversion plant, has earned its stripes producing high quality childproof and tamper evident closures. 25 Sep 2019 Read more

Mpact's circular economy process: Our purpose goes beyond producing packaging
By viewing our brand new corporate profile on YouTube we share our circular economy process with you. Our investment in technology offers you the opportunity to be the change, placing you right next to us in our 50-year-old recycling journey. 16 Jul 2019 Read more

Mpact Versapak announces Petco voting membership
Mpact Versapak, a subsidiary of Mpact Operations, with BRC-certified plants, acknowledges the convenience and uses of PET plastics and the need for a solution to post-consumer waste, in order to minimise its impact on the environment. 4 Jul 2019 Read more

What is your contribution to recycling?
Recycling and re-using packaging materials have been placed at the forefront of the consumer mind. Both brand owners and retailers are in a good position to assist with the cradle-to-grave process. It is however, imperative to receive guidance from the packaging converters to understand the factors that facilitates recycling. 2 Jul 2019 Read more

Does packaging affect food safety?
In the previous edition, Mpact Versapak explored packaging additives which assist with beverage preservation. This month we consider the safety of packaging that is in direct contact with the food we consume. 31 May 2019 Read more

Mpact adds new eggs to its basket
Here at Mpact we continually focus on remaining relevant to customer and market requirements. 21 May 2019 Read more

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 that can be viewed on the Mpact Limited YouTube channel. 13 Mar 2019 Read more

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. 8 Mar 2019 Read more

Mpact Plastics Atlantis cuts the grade
Food packaging manufacturers faced with implementing a perplexing set of food safety standards, often find themselves having to comply with multiple standards in order to supply the big retailers, each with their own unique requirements. 7 Nov 2018 Read more

What's hot in the convenience, home meal replacement and meat industries?
In the highly competitive convenience market, participants often struggle to find the competitive edge in their offering. With quality and value for money being two of the top considerations, participants should align themselves strategically with suppliers that are able to support these objectives. Elements such as ingredients, equipment and packaging are all contributors to producing and preserving quality and securing a returning customer base. 16 Oct 2018 Read more

New design packaging boosts sales and merchandising space
The Ruwag brand has recently added value to the DIY user's experience by changing their packaging medium from flexible pouches to reusable rigid containers. Produced by Mpact Plastics in Wadeville, Gauteng, the PET container and screw-on closure combination hosts an array of retail, consumer, functional and aesthetic benefits. 31 Jul 2018 Read more

The selection process - Not just elimination
The selection process into the TDM (tool, die and mould-maker) Apprenticeship Programme has proved a critical step in choosing people who have the relevant qualifications and skill set to fill a vacant position. Though many companies will agree that the selection process is expensive and often, depending on the type of position and seniority, some positions may not go through strict selection processes such as embarking on psychometric tests. 25 Jul 2018 Read more

Mpact Versapak remains committed to product quality and food safety standards
In answer to the current focus on food safety, we at Mpact Versapak wish to assure our customers that we continue to respect the strict quality standards of our British Retail Consortium (BRC) accreditation, the first packaging standard in the world to be recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). 3 Jul 2018 Read more

Mpact coughs up new solutions for medical packaging
Mpact Plastics produces a range of high-clarity PET and conventional Vinyls medical round bottles aimed at the pharmaceutical industry. 25 May 2018 Read more

Mpact shines in Gold Pack 2017 awards
With seven nominations in various categories, five Gold Pack awards and the IPSA Gold Pack trophy for the Best Product Overall, Mpact has once again proven itself as an industry stalwart. 27 Nov 2017 Read more

Mpact Versapak states the polystyrene facts
Mpact Versapak has engaged with the Polystyrene Association of South Africa to develop a campaign that will eliminate the many myths about polystyrene as a packaging medium and bring the facts to the forefront. 23 Nov 2017 Read more

Mpact Versapak proves H'eataway technology
With over 200 local and international exhibitors displaying their most recent products, equipment and services across the larger packaging and food industry, Mpact Versapak entered the show with a fresh treat in mind. 10 Nov 2017 Read more

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. The jars are produced for leading customers and have become part of iconic products within their ranges of brands. 31 Oct 2017 Read more

Mpact Plastics Pinetown goes greener
Mpact Plastics Pinetown has turned their focus to paper recycling for the good of the communities in which they operate. Whilst another plastics plants has placed their paper recycling bank at the manufacturing facility in September, South Africa's annual clean-up and recycling month, the Mpact Pinetown plant has now followed in their footsteps and are highlighting the need for everyone to protect the environment and recycle their waste. 10 Oct 2017 Read more

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. 4 Oct 2017 Read more

Dual Mpact for Wadeville Plant
With September heralding the onset of spring, the spotlight is firmly focused on the environment. Not only does nature begin to renew itself in September but it is also South Africa's annual clean-up and recycling month, which highlights the need for everyone to protect the environment and recycle their waste. 20 Sep 2017 Read more

Mpact sheds excess weight
Mpact Plastics Wadeville 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. The Sacmi equipment and tooling used to produce this closure places Mpact Plastics Wadeville at the forefront of producing closures in the South African market. 20 Sep 2017 Read more

An impactful solution
Innovation and value-based product development is the forefront for most companies, but few consider how this type of development should be focused on a wider industry challenge, in order to become part of an industry solution. The plastics converting sector is no exception to this consideration. For the plastics converting sector, the solution lays in no single participant, but through collaboration, with a number of stakeholders, viz. the decision-makers, typically the brand owners, the influencers, typically the consumers, and the facilitators, typically the convertors such as Mpact Plastics. 31 Jul 2017 Read more

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®. Keeping close to the market, the Mpact Versapak team identified further features to benefit their customers and the end user. Convenience in this market is at the forefront of product development. 16 May 2017 Read more

Value-based product development in the ever-evolving retail market
New consumer trends are emerging continuously and the retail market is changing fast. These dynamics lead to product and service providers having to incessantly consider their offering and strive for product development and innovation. However, very few organisations execute on product development successfully. One needs to understand that product development for the consumer is based on the product or user experience, whilst product development for the brand owner is based on beneficial changes to the product itself, its processes or services. 19 Apr 2017 Read more

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). PET is converted by means of either a single- or two-stage ISBM process (injection stretch blow moulding). To see how we produce products using single- and two-stage blow moulding technologies, kindly visit Mpact Plastics website on or click here. 7 Apr 2017 Read more

Preserving wine the PET way
A number of brand owners have switched their wine packaging from glass to PET. 1 Feb 2017 Read more

Mpact Plastic Containers, a subsidiary of Mpact and new NAACAM member
Mpact Plastic Containers has operations in the Western Cape and North West and is a leading manufacturer of plastic containers in the South African market, specialising in returnable transit packaging (RTP)... 30 Nov 2016 Read more

A PET revival
While polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is a sophisticated plastic used to manufacture bottled water and cool drink packaging, it is also a product that can be recycled into many new and useful products. 12 Oct 2016 Read more

Changing with the times
The rigid plastic packaging sector is showing consistent growth and development. Brand owners are set to reap the rewards of industry's renewed focus on quality with an emphasis on innovative decoration services. 1 Apr 2016 Read more

Mpact Plastics FMCG division is a leading producer of rigid plastic packaging in southern Africa
This multifaceted business, which ranks among the top players in South Africa's multi-billion-rand plastics packaging sector and serves a multitude of blue-chip customers, manufactures a range of packaging products for the food, beverage, personal care, homecare, pharmaceutical, agricultural and retail markets, primarily in South Africa. 4 Feb 2016 Read more

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