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Contents of August 2013


UPFRONT
3 Editor’s Letter: We’re on the expansion trail
7 PACSA News: Fresh structure; call for nominations for 2013 Achiever
9 Company news and events

PRINT MATTERS
14 Print Industry News: Biomass boiler for Paarl Media
16 Prepress & Repro: Africa Stereos improves turnaround with RealPro
18 The Graphic Warehouse puts Konita technology on SA map

21 Showtime: Stage set for a digital showcase at Africa Print
25 Colour Management: How to create a colour profile

CONVERTING MATTERS

29 Cover Story: Presstec – a phoenix arises
32 Labelling & Narrow Web: Rotolabel grows with recent acquisitions
35 Brussels beckons – Gill Loubser previews Labelexpo Europe
55 Plastics in Packaging: The K2013 countdown, by Karen Stretch
62 Italy’s SIPA opens a Cape Town office to serve Africa’s plastics converters
67 Metal Packaging: Can Smart – a new kind of can making operation

FMCG PACK
70 Clive’s Column: The pick of the perky packs
72 Aerosol Update: AMA talks aerosols at breakfast meeting
74 Convenience Packaging: Key to Constantia Flexibles’ success is innovation
75 Beverage Packaging: Bevcan on track to convert to aluminium
76 From pellet to pallet at drinktec
79 Food Packaging: Fima takes the biscuit
81 Coding, Marking, Labelling: Decoding product traceability – news from key players (including Videojet, Wolke, Squid, Markem-Imaje, Domino, Zetes, Sauven Marking and Linx)
92 Branding by banding with Bandall machines
94 At the Cutting Edge: Brenda Neall spots packaging innovations
96 Quality Management: Cheryl Prins pinpoints keys to financial savings
97 The Tail End: Pride Pak supports kiddies in need
99 Inspection Systems: News from Ishida and Thermo Scientific

FINISHING TOUCHES
101 IPSA News: Welcome to the future at Cape Town breakfast seminar
102 PCA News: Paarl Media informs and entertains
103 Printing SA: Central Chamber’s dinner with a difference

105 Diary
105 Yours irreverently
106 Index of advertisers and their web addresses

BACK TO BACK ISSUES

Decoding product traceability

How are consumer goods manufacturers ensuring maximum productivity and product traceability? To find out, Emma Dawson (Rowberry) canvases local suppliers of coding, marking and labelling equipment.

THE recent discovery that counterfeit Avastin, the cancer infusion drug, found its way to doctors and hospitals in the US makes it likely that the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) will allow pharmaceutical manufacturers to change the way they print barcodes on unit-of-use pharmaceutical packs.

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Bevcan on track to convert to aluminium

South Africa’s consumers will see exciting developments in the beverage market as aluminium cans are introduced to replace most of the traditional tin-plated steel beverage cans currently on the market.

‘Aluminium is already the preferred material internationally. Globally, 85% of all beverage cans are made from aluminium,’ explains Nampak Bevcan MD, Erik Smuts.

The new lines are capable of running eight can sizes and produce cans at speeds up to 3 000 cans/min compared to the current 1 600 steel cans/min.

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Designed to adapt, built to last

Italy’s SIPA has opened a Cape Town office to support customers in Africa, reports Emma Dawson (Rowberry).

Facing ever-increasing orders from southern African converters, SIPA has opened an office in Cape Town.

With its 30-year history, the Italian company offers extensive expertise in PET bottle design, manufacture and filling/packing technologies, positioning itself as a technological partner to provide innovative, competitive and customised equipment and services.

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The K2013 countdown begins...

In this first of a two-part preview, Karen Stretch unveils some exciting exhibits to be seen at K2013.

Encompassing 170 000m2 of exhibition space across 19 halls, a comprehensive and clearly-structured offering awaits visitors to K2013, taking place from October 16 to 23 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Some 3 100 exhibitors promise to enthral visitors with high-tech equipment and materials, proven processes and visionary ideas.

Among many highlights is a special show titled ‘Plastics move the world’ where selected exhibits illustrate the many improvements attributed to plastics and the way they can overcome challenges such as population growth, increasing energy consumption and climate change. This show also features VIP lectures and daily discussion panels with industry experts.

Many K2013 exhibitors are represented in South Africa by active local agents...

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