Contents of May 2009

4 Editor’s Letter: Of governments and sustainability
7 Company news and industry events
12 Lapack reinvented as it celebrates 28 years of excellence

16 Boxmore adds purr to SABCO’s Project Cheetah
21 Combibloc brings new look to Robertson’s wines
23 Mondi’s nestable plastic pallet suits wine exports
25 Graphica materials mean luxury packs for luxury liquor
27 Videojet maximises uptime
29 High-speed on-line verifi cation from Pixel WorX
33 Domino’s high-performance inks yield better codes
35 Andrea Protti shares the low-down on Cosmoprof
38 Clive is turned on by condiment grinders
40 Dummies’ guide to the Consumer Protection Act
42 Gravure giant now offers fl exo: W&H Primafl ex for Nampak
46 Going gravure in Germiston: Pelican Solomark for Nurscon
49 Coral Flex is a new gem uncovered in East London
51 Ferromatik’s new Vitesse is speedy by name, speedy by nature
53 Blowing hot and cold: why is cold-foiling slow to take off?
56 Supreme performance from Supreme Cylinders
59 Nampak helps corrugated packaging get ready for retail
61 An opportunity to learn about latest CAPE PACK upgrades
65 A Gidue press is among latest investments at Track & Trace
69 All about RFID – UPM Rafl atac brings expert to SA
71 Three silvers for South Africa in US FTA awards

77 Printing Craftsmans Association news
78 IPSA News: New Fellows are girls; Diploma maintains pace; How to win a Gold Pack
80 Dates for your diary
81 Yours irreverently
82 Index of advertisers and their web addresses


The low-down on Cosmoprof

.‘Low’ and ‘down’ are the operative words that RAP International marketing director, Andrea Protti, uses to describe the prevailing mood at Cosmoprof this year, the cosmetic world’s annual get together in Bologna, Italy. But never one to see the glass half empty, Andrea left the expo full of enthusiasm and optimism at how tough times are generating some inspired innovation in cosmetic, beauty and personal care packaging.

I love Cosmoprof. Every April, I relish revisiting my roots in Northern Italy and getting to savour the show’s ambience of super-charged craft and novelty in a corner of the world that juxtaposes the ancient history of Europe’s oldest university city with the very best of modern design and engineering for which Bologna is equally famed. Cosmoprof is a figurative spa-treatment, and a chance to recharge one’s creative batteries.

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Dummies Guide to the Consumer Protection Act

.Attorney, Janusz Luterek, highlights important aspects of the new Consumer Protection Act. This important legislation recently became law and its ramifications need to be appreciated by the entire supply chain.

THE Consumer Protection Bill became the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 on April 29, 2009, and is now law! It has far-reaching implications for every aspect of consumer relations.
While the Act beefs up protection for consumers, which is welcomed, it may have unforeseen consequences including increased prices as retailers, wholesalers, and manufacturers take steps to minimise potential losses and pay for lawsuits. There is no room for complacency. Consumers are becoming ever more militant, and in the light of the new regulatory environment, as well as the ever-more litigious society in which we live, the entire supply chain – manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers,
restaurants and all service providers – need to sit up and pay attention to product liability issues in their industry.

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