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Contents of October 2011

UPFRONT
3 Editor’s Letter: It’s show time
6 Company news and industry events
12 Environmental news

SPECIAL REPORT
14 Company Focus: Tropic shows strength in innovation

PACKAGING PRINTING & CONVERTING
26 Bottle Decoration: Bottle Printers celebrates 20 years
35 Focus on Flexibles: Peninsula Packaging raises the bar
37 Titan launches next-generation rewinder
38 Getting it all from water-based adhesives
40 Paper & Board: Nampak celebrates R800m paper project
42 Labelling & Narrow Web: Uniprint backs ABG technology
44 GTV flexes more Nilpeter muscle
46 Java Print excels with Mark Andy
48 UVP Products in Gauteng venture
50 New ‘underwear’ for treefree label paper
51 Labelexpo Review: Records tumble at Labelexpo

PRINT MATTERS
72 Print Industry News: Getting the full package at drupa
77 Prepress: Kemtek impresses at Nampak Divfood
80 Digital Digest: Xerox adds ‘pop’ t product packaging
81 Ren-Form gets a turbocharge with Kodak system for VDP
82 Trident invests in HP Indigo digital technology
84 Inspection Systems: When every copy counts

FMCG PACK
86 Clive Glover picks his packs
88 Dairy Packaging: Sonnendal – independent dairy with a big heart
92 Marefa’s efficient, time-saving multipack yoghurt fillers
94 Carton packs – driven by consumer demand for dairy products
96 Talking Tubes: Increased tube production in Europe
98 In South Africa, tubes take on a new shape
100 Nampak Closures unveils R14-millon wine closures line
102 Food Packaging: To preserve and protect
103 Filling & Packing: Better bonding hot-melt adhesives
104 Coding, Marking & Labelling: Pyro Inspiration’s fifth round
105 Markem-Imaje’s laser coder picks up the pace
107 Inspection Systems: Non-contact infrared temperature sensors

FINISHING TOUCHES
108 PIFSA’s PrinTalk
110 IPSA News: Student Gold Pack Awards
113 IPSA’s regional news
115 Yours irreverently
115 Diary
116 Index of advertisers and their web addresses

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It’s fast, very fast

A tour of the plant at Nampak Closures in Epping is always a treat, but never more so than at the company’s recent customer day held to show off its new high-speed wine screw cap line. Emma Rowberry was there to share the excitement and witness the line in full-speed production.

Nampak Closures’ customers are justified in their excitement about the benefits of the ground- breaking installation of a new line recently commissioned to produce 30mm x 60mm roll-on pilfer-proof (ROPP) screw caps for wine.

At the unveiling of this R14-million wine closure production line, Derek Coleman, Nampak Closures’ manufacturing director in Epping, noted that this equipment is capable of at least doubling the company’s capacity.

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Tubes take on a new shape

Although the tubes market has not grown significantly this year, it has performed better than other packaging sectors. Debbie Sinclair gets perspectives from bowler Metcalf and Consupaq.

While global markets generally remain stagnant, the tubes sector, both locally and in Europe, has seen some growth this year. 

‘In South Africa,’ explains Michael Olds, sales director at Bowler Metcalf, ‘this growth can be attributed largely to the move away from packaging formats that require the use of expensive luxury bottles and jars. Tubes are becoming a more popular, and often cheaper, alternative. This is especially so in the cosmetics market, where the swing to convenience and smaller-size packaging is on the increase – a tube with a flip-top cap offers mobility, quick dispensing and ease of use.’

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From the heart

With their quirky design and superior contents, new yoghurt and fruit juice ranges, about to be launched by Sonnendal Diaries, will revolutionise dairy shelves in retail fridges and delight consumers with sublime taste sensations. Emma Rowberry visited this dynamic dairy to get the story.

Sonnendal Dairies, based in Athlone in the Western Cape, has been around for some time – 15 years in fact – but little is known about this innovative independent dairy. However, that said, consumers are no doubt familiar with Sonnendal’s dairy and fruit juice products, encased in Pick n Pay’s own-label packaging.

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Kemtek impresses at Nampak Divfood

Nampak Divfood sets up perfect print results with its first Screen Platerite CtP system, reports Karen Stretch.

Nampak Divfood, Vanderbijlpark, has invested in an upgrade of its diverse manufacturing and printing capabilities. Part of this immense undertaking is a dedicated prepress division with a specially-built climate-controlled room to house its latest acquisition, a Screen Platerite Ultima 16000II CtP system, installed and commissioned by Kemtek Imaging Systems.

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