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August 2016
Mageu gets a modern makeover
Mageu gets a modern makeover  Mageu gets a modern makeover RCL Foods believes that by modernising its Mageu Number One Smooth brand and delivering relevant innovation, it will drive consumption and penetration among LSM 5-7 consumers and exploit the opportunity to convert two out of three occasional users into regular users. ‘Number One Smooth is the market-growing leader of the higher value segment in the mageu category and our goal is to drive trade-up behaviour, resulting in a higher basket value,’ says senior brand manager, Tarryn Hughes. Read More >>
Growth amid challenges spurs innovation
Growth amid challenges spurs innovation Growth amid challenges spurs innovation According to the German Engineering Federation’s Food Processing Machinery & Packaging Machinery Association, the overall growth forecast for the southern African beverage industry between now and 2019 is expected to be as high as 13%. In the case of non-alcoholic beverages, growth could reach 19%, while alcoholic beverages will average around 6%. Juices (29%), bottled water (25%), concentrates (51%) and sport and energy drinks (35%) in particular will be major contributors. Read More >>
Innovating power in digital industry
Innovating power in digital industryInnovating power in digital industry An exciting celebration during drupa was the announcement of this year’s winners in the EDP (European Digital Press) Association, a programme that honours outstanding developments in print production tools, software, substrates, inks, materials and finishing systems. Read More >>
QuadTech sets new standards in press control
QuadTech sets new standards in press controlQuadTech sets new standards in press control QuadTech took advantage of drupa to unveil four new products – three aimed at packaging printers and converters, and one for newspaper printers. Read More >>
Print remains at Novus’core
Print remains at Novus’corePrint remains at Novus’core Performing well in a struggling economy, Novus Holdings has reported a strong set of results for the 2016 financial year with headline earnings per share increasing by 9.6%. Despite low economic growth and suppressed consumer confidence affecting publication print volumes, the profitability of the group’s core business remained solid. Read More >>
Chicago the stage for latest labelling innovations
Chicago the stage for latest labelling innovationsChicago the stage for latest labelling innovations AT next month’s Labelexpo Americas, the region’s largest event for the label and package printing industry, the fastest-growing industry segments in the spotlight are digital finishing technology, linerless label technology, and shrink sleeve production, technology, markets and applications. Here’s a preview of future-forward technologies likely to attract attention at the show, which takes place in Chicago from September 13 to 15. Read More >>
Investing in label diversification
Investing in label diversificationInvesting in label diversification MD, Henk Jacobs, explains that firstly the company’s old Mark Andy equipment has been running flat out for the past few years prohibiting it from being as flexible as it would like to have been. ‘Secondly, our existing customers have been encouraging us to diversify our offering to include wraparound BOPP film and flexible packaging solutions. Quite a few customers are switching over with us from conventional self-adhesive labels to wraparound film now that we have the new Mark Andy Performance Series P5 press running. It’s exciting that we’re capable of printing sophisticated labels and film package decoration – and have no limits to what we can print flexographically in the future,’ Henk exclaims. Read More >>
Ongoing investments at Mpact Pinetown
Ongoing investments at Mpact PinetownOngoing investments at Mpact Pinetown Further additions to the BHS line at Mpact’s corrugated plant in Pinetown have resulted in improved controls, efficiencies and board flatness. Read More >>
The proof of the colour is in the printing
The proof of the colour is in the printingThe proof of the colour is in the printing Today’s consumer goods companies demand more from their packaging – sophisticated design, printing true to the designer’s vision, and stronger shelf appeal. As a tool to match proof to print, GMG OpenColor software has come into its own globally as it is currently being used in the packaging design of major multinationals. Read More >>
APP hosts first South African road show
APP hosts first South African road showAPP hosts first South African road show At its first-ever speciality road show held recently in Cape Town, APP (Asia Pulp & Paper) showcased new products being introduced to the South African market. At the event, guests from the packaging, print and paper industries were able to review APP’s latest products and discuss industry trends. Read More >>

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