Contents of March 2009

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2 Editor’s Letter: Marketing In a recession? Don’t stop!
5 Company news and industry events
9 Polyoak Packaging snaps up Huhtamaki operation
11 At Coates Brothers, Stan Rogow passes the baton to John Bisset

14 Homsek, Woolies and Nampak change the face of dairy packaging
20 Clive’s Column: Clive’s picks the best on retail shelves
23 Cosmetics Packaging: perfume and cosmetics innovations
25 Pharma Packaging: Awards announced in Paris
27 Aerosols: Challenges face aluminium aerosols
30 Coding, Marking, Labelling: Domino unwraps innovations
33 Rheem’s state-of-the-art operation produces plastic pails for Africa
37 Freedom from tiebars and other news from Ferromatik’s world
39 Susi Moore visits Plastindia and fi nds that Indian technology shines
47 Along the Garden Route, Label Leaders in George lives up to is name
52 A joint venture results in the launch of a new company – Rototec
55 The Apex Group’s Genetic Transfer Technology explained
58 Gravure Cylinders invests in latest technology to produce anilox rolls

66 Printing Craftsmans Association news
67 IPSA News: Regions hold AGMs
71 Dates for your diary
71 Yours irreverently
72 Advertisers’ index and web addresses


Contents of November 2009

4 Editor’s Letter: We’re inspired!
5 Horst Sass honoured by industry
7 Company news and industry events

12 Onwards and upwards for Lapack
14 Marefa turns ten: a journey of betterment
18 Innoxa and Rap collaborate for inspirational pack design
23 Daircap débuts award-winning convenience cap
24 AMPET launched in SA for on-the-go salads
26 Inspirational on-pack promos from Pyrotec
30 Clive’s our king of chocolate bling!
33 Accolades abound for Pro-Print
35 Thirty years of label printing When Denis and Eve Ferrow launched their ticket printing enterprise in 1979, could they possibly have imagined it would grow into today’s mega business? In 30 years, Ferroprint has become Africa’s largest converter of self-adhesive labels, and now boasts an operation in China as well. It really is a success story of note.
55 Propak proves popular: 22 pages of Propak coverage
79 See who was seen at the glittering Gold Pack Awards
91 Gravure: Rotomec’s impressive demonstration
92 Africa Stereos invests to meet demand for retail-ready boxes
95 Uteco targets niche markets
96 Cape Town’s PolyGraphics on a roll
99 Thirty-five years of Cyrel
100 Mirage claims ‘world first’ cationic UV cure

102 PIFSA’s PrinTALK
106 IPSA News: Getting a fright in KZN
108 IPSA News: PEB meets in Port Elizabeth
109 Yours irreverently
110 Index of advertisers and their web addresses


Contents of February 2009

2 Editor’s Letter: Inaugural IPSA Congress and changes to Gold Pack
5 Company news and industry events

14 Clive’s Column: See what Clive has spotted on retail shelves
16 Andrea’s Wrap: You can’t afford NOT to innovate
21 Sustainability: M&S leads by example
25 Amcor lowers environmental impact with SureFresh carton
27 Convenience Packaging: Heinz gets puffed up
28 FMCG Briefs: Kellogg redefi nes cereal packaging; KFC dumps cartons; biodegradable PET bottles launched in US
31 Robotics: Side loading, case packing, labelling, palletising combined
32 FMCG Trend Watch: Where to for packaging in 2009?
33 Universal Labels & Packaging celebrates tenth anniversary
45 Pierre Driver takes HP Indigo President’s Club title – again!
47 Foster launches fi rst-ever digital fl exible packaging
50 The role of the anilox roll – an unsung hero takes centre stage
56 What you should know about doctor blade selection
59 F&K’s smartGPS set to become fl exo standard
63 Automate to profi t – Exell Technologies hosts third workshop
66 How to print and apply booklet labels
69 Ipack-Ima/Grafi talia/Convertex make for a ‘cosmic’ event in Milan

77 ISO 9001:2008 – Rudi Burger explains what it’s all about
81 Andrew Marthinusen unveils new Waste Bill
82 What’s coming in our March issue?
83 Dates for your diary
83 Yours irreverently
84 Advertisers’ Index



OVER the past three decades Ferroprint has become Africa’s largest converter of self-adhesive labels, and now also boasts an operation in China. It really is a success story of note.

Caption: As the company marks its 30th anniversary the understandably proud Ferroprint shareholders are (seated) Jeremy Ferrow (MD), Dave Ferrow (sales and marketing director), and Chris Singh (operations director); and (behind) Brian Lewis (financial manager) and Devin Galtrey (sales manager).

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At Africa Stereos, they’re serious about taking repro to new levels for corrugated printers – especially those aiming for the high-quality retail-ready market, reports GILL LOUBSER.

WHEN we last visited Africa Stereos in mid-2007, it was to report on the company’s significant investment in a computer-to-plate (CtP) system – a Kodak ThermoFlex imager, coupled with a DuPont Cyrel 2001E platemaker, and supported by Prinergy workflow – to improve its quality service to customers. Since then, things have moved on apace.

 Caption: Greg Odendaal, Lionel Ras and Andrew Schalkwyk are happy to demonstrate the simplicity of operation of the new AV Flexologic Flatmount platemounter at Africa Stereos.

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