Contents of January 2010

4 Editor’s Letter: Let’s reach for the stars
6 Company news and industry events
10 Interview: Patrick Lacy is ready for action at PIFSA
13 Anniversary: Pouch Dynamics turns ten!

18 More home-grown success for Westfalia
20 Muscle Science engages Rap International
23 The fi ner details from Sainsbury Design
24 Graphica and Winter introduce Style Portfolio
27 Golden Era partners McCains Foods
31 Cermex presents sparkling end-of-line for Veuve Clicquot
34 Clive fi nds more super packs
37 Banner introduces computer-free vision system
35 World-class fl exo talent The standard of print submitted to the FTASA Print Excellence Awards proves there’s no shortage of local talent. Industry partners gathered to celebrate a world-class collection
47 South African label market research unveiled at DecTec Africa
50 A radical departure from Gallus – a granite press
52 Future Labels becomes a signifi cant force in labelling
54 Labelpak posts 22% growth in past year
57 Mondipak Brakpan upgrades
58 Investments at New Africa Inks
60 Rajoo commissions ninth fi ve-layer blown fi lm line

61 PACSA AGM reviews an action-packed 2009
62 IPSA News: Cape seminar spotlights labelling and waste regs
64 Dates for your diary
65 Yours irreverently
66 Index of advertisers and their web addresses



Westfalia is launching new guacamole products with a fresh, vibrant packaging design. Already a leading supplier of premium avocado oils, this latest offering continues to secure Westfalia’s success, reports KAREN STRETCH.

WITH a heritage that dates back 110 years, Westfalia is a true South African success story. The company is estimated to be the country’s largest grower and supplier of avocados and mangoes; it’s also the only producer of organic cold-pressed avocado oil to the retail sector and a leading supplier of prepared guacamole to major restaurant chains such as Spur, Wimpy and KFC, with over 500 tons being delivered every year! In addition, Westfalia exports avocado and mango products to Canada, Denmark, the US, UK, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Holland and Israel.

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Vision is the lifeblood of any organisation. It’s what keeps it moving forward. It provides meaning to the day-to-day challenges and setbacks that make up the turns and tumbles of real life. It’s vision – and a good deal of perseverance – that have paved the way for pouch-making entrepreneur, HEINZ POSPECH, founder and MD of Cape Town’s Pouch Dynamics. BRENDA NEALL paid the company a tenth-anniversary visit.

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Rap International has produced a packaging design ‘first’ with a user-friendly and innovative container for the relaunch of one of the Muscle Science ranges. KAREN STRETCH reports.

MUSCLE Science, established in 1997, consistently delivers well-researched and scientifically-formulated sports nutrition products to give athletes peak performance; and reports that many of South Africa’s sporting champions have been powered by the Muscle Science range.

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As Future Labels celebrates its ninth year of operation, the company’s focus is firmly on providing quality labels and quality service, reports GILL LOUBSER.

FUTURE Labels has quietly progressed from modest beginnings to become a significant force in the field of self-adhesive label production.

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