Contents of June 2010

UPFRONT
4 Editor’s Letter: World Cup mania . . . but did packaging score?
7 Company news and industry events
13 Environmental news and events
17 Interview: Sarah takes the reins at Synchron

FMCG PACK
20 Lapack celebrates 30th anniversary
22 Andrea Protti shares the low-down on Cosmoprof
25 The Lux legacy lives on in smart new packaging
26 Stepping up the game – SAB’s packs wow the crowds
29 SIG Combibloc is UN strategic partner
32 BMI unveils what’s happening in the confectionery market
35 Record sales of Domino’s scribing laser
37 Glacier Water – thinking global, acting local
39 Ishida’s training – focused input, great output
41 New retro-refl ective sensors for spot-on detection
42 Clive’s on the prowl for soccer memorabilia

PACKAGING PRINTING & CONVERTING
45 Flexible Packaging: Goodbye Plasticwrap, hello CTP fl exibles
51 Foster invests in second Indigo
53 Fima Films’ new focus for the future
56 Transpaco Flexibles makes waves with a new fl exo press
61 Cape Town’s fl exible players support charity
63 Nampak Flexible shines in FTA Awards
65 Flexo Forum: Uteco Converting intensifies its R&D investment
67 Polywest brings advanced sleeve technology to South Africa
69 EskoArtwork showcases software technology to local media
72 Plastics in Packaging: Rajoo raises the bar with new toolroom

PRINT MATTERS
73 Ipex Report: Print is back in business
86 Cover Story: GMP’s Graphicmaster III comes to town
88 MIS: Prism offers better information for better busikness

FINISHING TOUCHES
90 PIFSA’s PrinTalk
93 IPSA News from the Regions
96 PCA on a roll in May
97 Yours irreverently
97 Dates for your diary
98 Index of advertisers and their web addresses

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SARAH TAKES THE REINS AT SYNCHRON

SARAH SONNENBERG has been appointed Synchron’s MD as her father, ALAN GILLETT, becomes chairman and semi-retires! GILL LOUBSER tells the story.

SARAH Sonnenberg is one of those admirable young women who, quite effortlessly it seems, combines several roles: managing a home, bringing up two small children, supporting her lawyer husband and – latest addition to the list – taking over the managing director’s reins at Synchron.

When asked how she manages this apparently daunting multi-tasking, Sarah asserts: ‘It’s all about maintaining a balance and being flexible.’

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GOODBYE PLASTICWRAP, HELLO CTP FLEXIBLES

Extensive renovations, a revamped corporate identity, the start-up of a revolutionary new press and a fresh influx of skills – all are adding exhilaration as plasticwrap transforms to CTP flexibles, reports GILL LOUBSER.

IT’S barely three months since our last visit to Plasticwrap, but for a moment we wonder whether we’ve come to the right address! Yes, we’re certainly within Caxton & CTP’s extensive printing complex in Ndabeni, Cape Town, but the name Plasticwrap has disappeared from the signage. Once in reception, however, the reason becomes obvious – not only has the interior been completely revamped, but the company has been rebranded as CTP flexibles.

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