Editorial Coverage

PACKAGiNG & Print Media is a vertically-integrated monthly magazine serving both packaging printers/converters and packaging end users in the FMCG industries.

Its mission is:

To provide readers - whether packaging printers and converters, or FMCG manufacturers - with the most up-to-date information on technological developments affecting their businesses; keeping them abreast of worldwide and local trends in all aspects of packaging printing, design, materials usage, and other relevant technologies.

To provide advertisers with a medium through which they can be totally confident of reaching precisely the category of readers who are likely to be interested in and therefore likely to purchase their products or services.

To maintain editorial standards at an extremely high level, with an editorial staff intimately involved and completely conversant with the various technologies included in the magazine. Key within this editorial policy are context and relevance.

Flexo Forum

As the official journal of the Flexographic Technical Association of South Africa (FTASA), PACKAGiNG & Print Media devotes considerable coverage to the topic of flexographic printing & its various components – sleeves, anilox rolls, doctor blades, engraving systems, plate mounting systems, and much more. Flexography is a major process for printing a number of packaging materials, and today compares easily in quality with rival printing processes. It’s used to print corrugated containers, folding cartons, multiwall paper sacks, flexible packaging, labels, adhesive tapes & liquid packaging cartons.

Folding Cartons

Paper is a dynamic product that continually rises to the challenges of new technologies. PACKAGiNG & Print Media’s coverage includes the processes involved in the production of folding cartons, such as folding, creasing, die-cutting and gluing, the various processes used to erect and fill cartons on the packaging line, and their use as a secondary pack for transportation and retail display.

Plastics In Packaging

With some 50% of raw polymers going into the production of plastics packaging. this is an important – and growing – sector of the packaging industry. PACKAGiNG & Print Media’s coverage includes the many production methods used – extrusion, injection moulding, blow moulding, injection stretch blow moulding, to name but a few – to produce plastics packaging, and the use of plastics for an ever-increasing number of packaging applications.

Rigid Container Packaging

Rigid container packaging includes container packaging includes glass jars and bottles, plastic bottles and containers, tinplate and aluminium cans, ampoules, aerosols, aluminium bottles, tubs, tubes, closures, lids, and much more. PACKAGiNG & Print Media’s coverage includes the entire packaging supply chain – from raw materials, through printing and converting to the myriad end uses for these containers.

Corrugated Packaging

The conversion of kraft paper into corrugated sheet or corrugated containers, is a traditional mainstay when it comes to transporting goods safely and securely from point of manufacture to point of sale. PACKAGiNG & Print Media regularly review the latest advances in the manufacture of corrugated board, box design, and the growing trend towards the use of ‘retail ready’ corrugated boxes for easy in-store display
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