Contents of February 2010

4 Editor’s Letter: Thinking outside the (oyster) box!
6 Company news and industry events
10 Cover story: Lift off for Fima Films
12 Interview: Hannes Kritzinger on new-look Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions
15 Climate Change: Maxifl o helps Nampak Corrugated reduce carbon footprint
18 Climate Change: Do we need a sector-wide response?

20 Enhanced creativity for Woolworths
22 Polystyrene is good for food packaging
23 Cibapac wins BRC certifi cation
24 Super Fruit gets fresh packaging
27 Banner offers alternative to vision systems
29 Pyrotec receives accolades in international awards
31 Coding, Marking & Labelling News: Open Date, Collamat, Domino
36 Beauty Pack: Clicks, Bowler are in tune with nature
39 Moco expands specialised packaging ranges
40 Beauty packaging In the spotlight in Paris
41 Packaging Machinery Update: CAM, Kliklok
45 Key trends in beverage market
48 Clive fi nds more stunning packs
51 Ipex Machinery celebrates 45th anniversary Since its inception in 1964, Ipex Machinery has established itself as a leading supplier in the Southern African media market, with key principals offering leading-edge technology.
61 SABMiller gets premium labels from Thuthuka
65 Label Leaders celebrates 15th year of operation
68 Rototec expands with new appointment
71 Heraeus offers expert curing technology
72 Plastics: Rethinking drives with Baumüller and Motion Tronic
73 T3 Plastic Packaging joins major league
75 Wide-format: Going green with HP
77 Inks: Select Inks brings peace of mind
80 Folding Cartons: New man at the helm at Gallus
83 Prepress & Repro: BEE excellence for Beith

84 PIFSA’s PrinTalk
88 SA shines in WPO’s WorldStars
91 Dates for your diary
91 Yours irreverently
92 Index of advertisers and their web addresses



Country-wide functions marked the launch of Fima Films, following last year’s management buy-out of Treofan’s South African operations. GILL LOUBSER tells the story.

SOME of us will recall names such as Kalle Films and Hoechst Films, which subsequently metamorphosed into Trespaphan and then to Treofan. However, the time has now come to consign those names to the history books – once and for all!

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Australia’s design guru, VINCE FROST, has been named creative director for Woolworths. His one-year contract, which commenced in November, means he’s playing an integral role in repositioning the country’s leading retail brand. GILL LOUBSER caught up with him during his first tour in December.
FOR the next 12 months, Vince Frost will spend some hours above the clouds between Cape Town and Sydney. For one week each month he’ll be busy with his new job as Woolworths’ creative director; for the rest he’ll be back in Sydney, running his own highly-acclaimed business, Frost Design.

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NICK COOMBES, one of P&PM’s European correspondents, talks to MIKE PFAFF about his new job at Gallus and asks him how he sees the carton market emerging from the current worldwide malaise.

MIKE Pfaff has long been acknowledged as a world authority in carton converting, having for many years run his own consultancy business as well as spending time with Comco, latterly a division of Mark Andy. His recent appointment as president of the Gallus US Carton Division marks a new phase in the career of this approachable expert. Here’s how this industry expert sees the future of global carton production.

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AFRICA was a turbulent continent in 1964. The winds of change were blowing through Africa and, to pick just three events among dozens, the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland was dissolved, there was an assassination attempt on President Nkrumah in Ghana and a revolution overthrew the Sultan of Zanzibar, just one month after independence. It was also the year that the Beatles were invited to the Queen’s birthday party as well as finding fame and fortune on the other side of the Atlantic, and some clever doctors worked out that smoking could prove hazardous to health!

Meanwhile in the relative calm of South Africa, a small company was established in Johannesburg called Ipex Engineering, which has now proudly clocked up 45 years of sterling service to the South African printing and packaging market.

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