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Contents of July 2009

UPFRONT
4 Editor’s Letter: We’re happy!
7 Company news and industry events
10 Personality profi le: S&G nabs Bill Furniss
11 Don’t miss this year’s DecTec Africa
13 Gold Pack: What’s up for grabs: a review of sponsored trophies

FMCG PACK
18 Foodcorp’s multi-pronged innovation
23 Canny brand owners learn about Cape Pack software
26 Clive roves retail shelves
28 L’Oréal streamlines production workflow
33 Domino adds egg-citement
35 Ishida opens local office
38 Changes afoot at Morgan Paper Coaters
39 New life for Treofan’s wraparound label film
41 Fanfare for new-generation Bobst Masterfold
42 More sheeting capacity for Nampak Cartons & Labels
43 Environmentally-responsible CD, DVD packs
45 PRASA calls for improved paper recycling rates
46 Ambient food packs – which shows lowest CO2 footprint?
49 New UV flexo ink from Sun Chemical

FINISHING TOUCHES
50 PIFSA’s PrinTALK
54 IPSA News
56 Dates for your diary
57 Yours irreverently
58 Index of advertisers and their web addresses

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CHANGES AFOOT AT MORGAN PAPER COATERS

GILL LOUBSER revisits Morgan Paper Coaters in Pinetown, Durban, to find that some significant staff changes have occurred in the last few months, along with a renewed focus on lifting the company’s profile. The first and most noteworthy change at Morgan Paper Coaters in Pinetown, Durban, is the appearance of three new faces on the management team. All three – Ian Murray, Roland Puckering and Lea-Anne Piskolich – are ex UPM Raflatac South Africa, and they boast solid management and sales skills to complement the technical skills of the company’s original owners, the father-and-son team of Mike and Richard Morgan. 

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FANFARE FOR NEW-GENERATION FOLDER-GLUER FOR CORRUGATED

BOBST continues the renewal of its range of folder-gluers with the Masterfold 170, 230, 300 and 350 for N-, F-, E-, B- and C-flute corrugated and double-wall board. Faithful to its commitment to customers and its objective to develop powerful solutions to meet industry needs, Bobst recently presented this development at its Swiss Competence Centre.

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ISHIDA OPENS LOCAL OFFICE

Ishida Europe's new facility in Gauteng is tailored to meet the needs of the company’s ever-expanding local customer base, to offer in-house demonstrations and provide a more effective sales and service support throughout South Africa.ISHIDA recently welcomed industry partners and customers to the official opening of its new 500m2 sales and service office in Chloorkop, Gauteng, with demonstrations of its latest product launches followed by an enjoyable evening of traditional African fare and entertainment.

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FOODCORP’S MULTI-PRONGED INNOVATION

Foodcorp, South Africa's third-biggest food group, has embarked on an adventurous innovation path, with packaging playing a key role as brand differentiator. Brenda Neall interviews two key people guiding this journey.

Julliette Morrison, group marketing director for Foodcorp Brands, caretakes a diverse portfolio of branded food products: Nola, Mageu Number One, Marine Products, Ruto Mills and Sunbake Bakeries, and in the current recessionary market, she forthrightly declares that business is very challenging.

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