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Contents of September 2009

UPFRONT
2 Editor’s Letter: What an issue! What a birthday!
6 Company news and industry events
13 Entrepreneur of the month: Sareltech’s engineering solutions

FMCG PACK
17 Smooth summer styles with Nola’s new look
21 Linpac SA evolves into Cibapac
26 Andrea’s Wrap: Rocking the boat is full of potential!
28 Clive is snapping and squeezing sachets
30 PackMark takes coding, labelling excellence to new level
32 SA’s Enviroclear barrier system gets FDA approval
33 PACKAGiNG & Print Media’s show guide for Propak Africa
93 AkzoNobels packaging coatings come to SA
97 Prac-Pak has a new home
99 Treofan upgrades its Atlas slitter
100 Gulf Packaging brings more BOPP to Africa
103 Uteco offers eco-environmental technology
107 Saving costs, improving quality at Multiprint
109 UPM Raflatac puts ladies first
111 Flint gives insights into EU ink issues
112 UV or UV LED – what’s the difference?

FINISHING TOUCHES
114 PIFSA’s PrinTALK
119 IPSA News: Let’s get quizzical!
122 Dates for your diary
123 Yours irreverently
124 Index of advertisers

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MORE BOPP FOR AFRICA

Middle Eastern suppliers of BOPP film continue to capture market share from traditional European suppliers. Another name that’s making a name for itself in the local flexible packaging sector is Saudi Arabia-baed Gulf Packaging Industries, reports GILL LOUBSER.

OVER the last quarter of a century, biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film has gained immense popularity throughout the world – not least in South Africa – and is now unquestionably the first choice for flexible packaging material, thanks to its many positive characteristics, especially its light weight, transparency, flexibility and durability.

CAPTION: Fahad Mahmood Pirzada, regional marketing manager for Gulf Packaging Industries, based in Saudi Arabia, recently visited PACKAGiNG & PRINT MEDIA’s offices, accompanied by local representative, Mike McHarry of Durban-based R.E.M. Papers.

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SAVING COSTS, IMPROVING QUALITY AT MULTIPRINT

Multiprint Labels strives constantly to improve quality and performance in a demanding local market. MD, CHRIS BOBBERT, and general manager, HENNIE PRETORIUS, chat to KAREN STRETCH about the company’s latest investment in a new UV-curing system.

RUNNING Multiprint Labels, a successful label printing company in the heart of Johannesburg, is a far cry from the Free State farm where Chris Bobbert roamed as a child. With a background in printing that spans 36 years, Chris is relaxed and confident in his abilities and what he wants to achieve at Multiprint.

CAPTION: Multiprint’s MD, Chris Bobbert, is confident in his abilities and what he wants to achieve.

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SMOOTH SUMMER STYLES WITH NOLA'S NEW LOOK

Nola Mayonnaise, a store cupboard essential in South Africa since 1951, is being spruced up for summer with a brand new logo and a distinct label look to highlight the brand’s multifaceted appeal. KAREN STRETCH finds out from Foodcorp what’s in store for consumers with the new-look brand.

NOLA Mayonnaise is receiving a fresh new look this month, just in time for spring braais and plenty of potato salads. This versatile and iconic South African brand plays an important role in the consumer’s life. Not only is mayonnaise used as an accompaniment like other condiments, it’s also used to complete a meal, as in the case of coleslaw, or as an ingredient in sauces and marinades.

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ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS FOR IMPROVED PRODUCTIVITY

When it comes to electronics, surely few can outshine SAREL OSTHUIZEN’s personal experience. If you add the expertise of the rest of the team at Sareltech, the offering is simply formidable, writes GILL LOUBSER.

INITIALLY employed by S&E Electronics, Sarel Oosthuizen took the plunge and branched out on his own in 2003, when he founded Sareltech with a mission to provide service excellence in electrical and electronic engineering.

Six years later, the company – now occupying purpose-build premises in Woodbridge Business Park, Milnerton – has expanded out of all recognition from its embryonic form, and today can be hailed as one of Cape Town’s success stories. It’s a tale that underlines the advantages of remaining focused on customers in a well-defined niche market.

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