Contents of March 2012

UPFRONT
3 Editor’s Letter: A kindle comes to my house . . .
7 Obituary: Remembering John Marriott
8 Company news and industry events
11 Environmental news

PRINT MATTERS
18 Special Report: drupa preview
35 Print Industry News: Changes at Kemtek in the Cape
38 Flexo Forum: A new generation of laser engraving
41 Digital Digest: Finishing with Morgana
43 A Meteor for Paarl’s Retro Digital
44 Setting the standard with colour management
49 Jikelele – Hi-Tech’s smart ink solution
51 FESPA target smashed

CONVERTING MATTERS
56 Plastics in Packaging: Success at MJH Machine Tools
59 Maritime Seecor’s perfect solutions for blow moulding
63 BPA-free baby bottles
65 Flexible Packaging: Technical evolution at Packaging Consultants
71 Original waste plan for Nampak Flexible
68 Casfil launches in South Africa
72 Easitape claims independence
73 Compact film slitting solutions
74 AVT drives efficiency by reducing waste
76 Labelling & Narrow Web: RotoControl continues to make a mark
77 Long service recognition at Multiprint Labels
78 RotoControl acquires Leomat
79 Ritrama, Labelcote partnership grows
80 Removable in-mould labels now a reality

FMCG PACK
82 Clive Glover picks his packs
85 Beverage Packaging: SAB launches novel packs
87 The Queen’s commemorative ‘jewel in the crown’
88 drinktec 2013 feature new technology for new products
91 Anuga FoodTech Preview: Mosca’s secure transport systems
92 Sacmi challenges dairy sector
94 Sidel says goodbye to chemicals and hello to savings
96 Beauty Packaging: Creative packaging at Luxe Pack Shanghai
98 Packaging Trends: BMi Research launches unit-modelling tool
100 Coding, Marking & Labelling: Pyrotec’s inspiring awards
102 Pyrotec stretches brand awareness
105 Inspection Systems: Banner gets customers’ attention

FINISHING TOUCHES
107 PIFSA’s PrinTalk
110 IPSA News: New era in the Western Cape
112 PCA News: Shifting perceptions, lasting impressions
113 Yours irreverently
113 Diary
114 Index of advertisers and their web addresses

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FOOD AND DRINK TECHNOLOGY ON SHOW

From March 27 to 30, the international food technology sector is again meeting at Anuga FoodTec in Cologne, where the full spectrum of technology and investment requirements for production in all segments of the food industry is on show.

With 1 300 exhibitors from 35 countries, Anuga FoodTec is setting a new record turnout, organised by Koelnmesse and the German Agricultural Society.

Visitors to Anuga FoodTec can expect integrated and flexibly usable technology concepts ranging across all technologies of the production process and covering all stages of food and beverage production.

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EASITAPE CLAIMS INDEPENDENCE

Notable equipment investments have given Easitape a new-found independence and market strength, reports Karen Stretch.

Easitape has taken a bold step towards production independence with the recent purchase of a blown film extruder to manufacture top-quality polypropylene (PP) films.

During the last five years, this Johannesburg-based company has established a reputation for the supply of self-adhesive packaging tapes, double-sided tapes, foam tapes, duct tapes, laminating films, die cuts, PVC tapes and aluminium foil tapes.

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CREATIVE PACKAGING ON SHOW

 

Creative Packaging, first launched in China in 2007, was an immediate success and will again be a highlight at Luxe Pack Shanghai this year.

Following previous successful shows, the fifth edition of Luxe Pack Shanghai is virtually fully booked, with 90 exhibitors from around the globe expected, reflecting a 10% increase from last year.

Taking inspiration from the recently-held Luxe Pack Monaco, Luxe Pack Shanghai also presents a Luxe Pack in Green Award that celebrates the most eco-friendly product among exhibitors’ innovations.

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SACMI CHALLENGES THE DAIRY SECTOR

A new specialised division of Sacmi is being launched, integrating the expertise of the Group in one package at Anuga FoodTec 2012, where the latest innovations are on display.

The objective is ambitious – to enter the dairy industry as a supplier providing integrated turn-key solutions that range from forming to filling to labelling.

Sacmi Dairy combines the best of the three ‘Made in Sacmi’ technologies for plastic processing: compression, injection and thermoforming, which combines with the Group’s extensive experience accumulated over the years as a supplier of integrated solutions for the beverage sector.

The Sacmi Beverage division has raised the bar significantly in terms of objectives, aiming at synergies between new SBF blowing machines and solutions developed by Sacmi Verona for labelling, as well as solutions developed by Sacmi Filling.

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