Contents of April 2009

4 Editor’s Letter: That was the month that was!
5 Company news and industry events
11 Afripack takes Astrapak’s fl exible business
13 Ray Crewe-Brown takes a fi nal bow
14 Realising a dream: John Bortolan retires as Nampak’s CEO
17 Goodbye Tim, Hello Craig – changes at the helm of Nampak Sacks

23 BRC certifi cation for Nampak Flexible, Pinetown
25 Packaging World enters the fresh produce MAP arena
29 Coding & Marking: Choose the right inks to maximise performance
30 Clive’s Column: A rose among the thorns
32 Retail Packaging: Talking private label with Clicks
36 If pigs had wings … Janine Roberts is Entrepreneur of the Month
37 ITW Dynatec seeks agent for its adhesive application systems
39 They’re bucking the trend at Pro-Print
42 Openair plasma treatment improves gluing control
45 Maximising output is the name of the game in narrow-web flexo
47 Another new MPS for Paarl Labels
49 DLC Pack invests in Stanford line for shrink label production
52 CCL Label snaps up Ferroprint’s Stellenbosch operation
53 Managing colour – Fujifi lm Sericol shows how it’s done
57 Seal Chemistry’s water-based laminating adhesives save costs
59 Pulse Roll Label on expansion trail
61 Minimising migration issues using UV flexo on food packaging
63 A cosmic event – 125 000 visitors at Ipack-Ima/Grafi talia/Converflex

67 Printing Craftsmans Association news
70 IPSA News: Acclaim for congress and AGM highlights
73 Dates for your diary
73 Yours irreverently
74 Index of advertisers and their web addresses


Contents of April 2010

4 Editor’s Letter: Are iPods set to kill print?
6 Company news and industry events

15 SA nominees for Global Food Awards – packaging is the winner!
17 Ishida and Simba invest in training
20 Clive spots Milo World Cup promo packs
22 Outsourcing: The future’s looking rosy at Westpack
24 Aerosol innovations on show in Paris
27 Barcodes are integrating
29 Pyrotec and Collotype form sales alliance
31 Premier Labellers offers ‘total integrity’ labelling system
33 Total Processing & Packaging is a total event
39 Flexibles: Film-based packaging on show at K2010 in Düsseldorf
42 Juice multipack is AIMCAL’s Product of the Year
45 South Africa’s fi rst W&H Mirafl ex press for East Rand Plastics
47 Labelling: EP Labels get new partner, new Mark Andy and new name
49 GM Graphix produces striking labels for L’Oréal’s Dark & Lovely
53 New Force Graphics and CSM Print in new joint venture
54 A brand new proposition from HP Indigo
59 Flexo Forum: Launch of The Flexo Factor ‘Ask the Expert’
59 F&K launches Flexpress 15-series
60 How to save time and money with synthetic doctor blades
63 CAE unveils advanced engraving technology
66 Brand Security: Ultra-precise hologram application from Bobst

68 Digital Digest: Colour confi dent comes from Konica Minolta
71 Offset Litho: Zeroplus invests in Heidelberg’s Anicolor technology
73 Wide-Format: HP’s Designjet attracts business, improves versatility
75 Ipex Preview Part 2: Birmingham is ready to welcome Ipex visitors

88 PIFSA’s PrinTalk
92 PCA announces new look for Printer’s dinner
94 IPSA News: National and KZN hold joint AGMs
97 Yours irreverently
97 Dates for your diary
98 Index of advertisers and their web addresses



With a major share of the labelling sector firmly sewn up, HP Indigo now has its sights set on further expansion into the broader packaging market, reports DES KING.

ACCOUNTING for 30% of all new installations worldwide, HP Indigo outsold every other digital press supplier within the labelling sector during 2009. It now has a 21% market share, boosted by the enthusiastic response to its seven-colour ws6000 system – with over 80 units sold into 20 different countries within a year of launch.

Thanks to its multi-substrate capability (up to 450µm thick) and a running speed of 30m/min in full colour, the ws6000 has lifted the cost-efficient break-even bar for short-run to 4 000 linear metres. By comparison with a 13” narrow-web flexo press, it’ll complete a like-for-like four-colour label run in 40% of the time at half the cost of production and generate almost three times the margin. It incurs half the waste too.

And adopters of earlier systems are regularly outputting significantly higher volumes for a single order – Irish printer Joe Foster, MD of Foster Packaging, cites runs of 100 000 linear metres on his ws4050 press as commonplace.




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