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Contents of March 2010

UPFRONT
4 Editor’s Letter: Getting to the very heart of printing
5 Company news and industry events

FMCG PACK
14 World-class microwaveable packaging from ACF
15 Greener packaging solutions from AGQPE
17 Cremora gets a packaging revamp
18 Clive goes square with Montic Dairy
23 Nampak offers premium tubes for dental products

BEAUTY PACK
28 Handy packaging designs from Rap
31 Indigo Cosmetics rewards excellence
35 Flexibles: Plasticwrap ascends to the next level
42 Really light film from Real Plastics
45 Nampak’s picture perfect gravure
47 Renolit shapes up with new shrink material
49 Plastics: Rajoo’s foam extrusion lines make global headway
51 Labelling: HP Indigo WS6000 – for versatile digital label production
52 SA Litho’s New Bronze hits the spot for lustre
55 Label Pro in Nelspruit expands with a Mark Andy Scout
58 Rotolabel is poised to face the future with Bidvest
61 Fishing success for UPM Raflatac and friends!

PRINT MATTERS
64 Digital Printing & Finishing: Kemtek shows end-to-end solutions
67 Blankets & Plates: PrinTech Supplies gets serious about Cape market
69 Ipex Preview: Birmingham in May is perfect time, perfect place
81 Wide-Format Print: Roland launches inkjet printer/cutter
82 Ink Matters: Dynamic solutions from New Africa Inks
86 Carbon Footprint: Solvent recovery: what’s it all about?

FINISHING TOUCHES
88 PIFSA’s PrinTalk
92 Printing Craftsmen’s Association gets off to colourful start
93 IPSA News: round up of regional AGMs
97 Yours irreverently
97 Dates for your diary
98 Index of advertisers and their web addresses

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END-TO-END DIGITAL PRINTING & FINISHING

KEMTEK Print Solutions recently held ‘open house’ events at its Johannesburg and Cape Town showrooms where printers could see the latest digital offerings from HP Indigo and Duplo.

Welcoming visitors, Kemtek Print Solutions CEO Gavin van Rensburg explained the rationale behind the addition of the extensive Duplo range to Kemtek’s portfolio (PPM Feb 10, p8).

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PREMIUM TUBE QUALITY FROM NAMPAK

Nampak Tubes & Tubs has produced the latest range of premium-quality aluminium barrier laminate tubes for the launch of Sensodyne Total Care toothpaste, reports KAREN STRETCH.

NAMPAK Tubes & Tubs has counted among South Africa’s leading producers of aluminium and plastic barrier tubes for over 20 years. It’s the country’s sole supplier of aluminium high-barrier laminate (ABL) tubes for oral care products, supplying tubes for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)’s toothpaste brands such as Aquafresh and Sensodyne.

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PLASTICWRAP ASCENDS TO NEXT LEVEL

Solid experience among its management team, the flexibility to meet the needs of an ever-changing market, and, thanks to membership of the CTP Packaging Group, pockets deep enough to invest in leading-edge technology – these are some key factors behind Plasticwrap’s steady growth, reports GILL LOUBSER.

SINCE the mid-1900s, Western Cape businesses have clocked up a history of excellence in the ever-burgeoning flexible packaging industry. Among these companies is Plasticwrap, which traces its history back to 1971, when – equipped with two extruders, South Africa’s very first CI flexographic press and an elementary slitter – it made a foray into what was then a relatively unexplored market. 

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IT'S NOT ONLY INSIDE ... IT'S A TOP-CLASS PACK

Ever since the now famous advertisement … ‘It’s not inside, it’s on top’, we’ve come to expect the unusual from Nestlé’s Cremora brand. The latest is a packaging revamp that’s propelled the product to another level when it comes to shelf-shout.

NESTLÉ South Africa’s top coffee creamer, Cremora, has been relaunched in an innovative pack produced by Cinqplast-Plastop. The jars now sport eye-catching shrink-sleeves and are fitted with tamper-evident caps and user-friendly pouring spouts.

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