Contents of September 2010

6 Editor’s Letter: Why are we so defensive?
7 Company news and industry events
9 Environmental news and events
12 Venk-Pac has fl exible packaging covered

21 South Africa nabs four Global Food Awards
25 Snack food packaging in focus
30 Clive’s on the prowl for sparkling packs
32 Italy’s Lameplast monodose containers come to South Africa
35 Inspection & Counting: Omron and Banner in the news
41 Coding, Marking, Labelling: Updates from J-Pak and Domino
47 Packaging Machinery: Alpha-Pack agency for Future Packaging

49 Flexible Packaging: Silver anniversary for Prac-Pak
54 Plastics in Packaging: Big stride for PET bottle-to-bottle recycling
57 Optimism reigns for K 2010
73 Corrugated: Dennes complete BHS project at Nampak Corrugated
77 Labelling & Narrow Web: Avery’s 75 years of discovery

87 Sign Africa Review: Hot off the press stories from Sign Africa
92 New Venture: Unity Press takes to the road
99 Print Media: Antalis recognises the art of design
102 Sheetfed offset: Paarl Media Paarl celebrates its rebirth
105 Komori’s ‘Kando’ approach explained locally
106 Ink Matters: Ink migration – it’s more than a matter of taste

112 PIFSA’s PrinTalk
115 PCA enjoys great hospitality at CTP fl exibles
116 IPSA News: National Congress and regional round-up
120 Yours irreverently
120 Dates for your diary
121 Index of advertisers and their web addresses


Defining Print

HOT on the heels of last month’s announcement of the establishment of Paarl Media KZN was the grand opening ceremony for Paarl Media Paarl’s new 26 000m² facility.

Boasting a dynamic range of prepress, press and finishing capabilities, the new plant allows delivery of high-quality results for almost all print formats, from direct mail, niche market magazines, specialised marketing material, annual reports and educational publications, right through to sophisticated coffee table books.

‘The development of the Paarl Media Paarl business involved a detailed analysis of prospective customers’ work, as well as a comprehensive evaluation of the industry’s leading products, to ensure the best available technology and systems were selected for prepress, press and post-press bindery,’ MD, Tobie Louw, told guests at the recent celebration of the new facility.

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Unity Press takes to the road

AS you leave Cape Town International Airport and drive towards the N2, you can’t help but notice the signage on the left-hand side of the road that marks a new enterprise. It’s right in your face, bright and white, and gaily sign-written in red and blue. Its name is Unity Press.

Now that name might ring a bell or two among some of Cape Town’s printing and packaging community? Back in 1992, Clinton de la Hunt established a company called Unity Press, which initially operated as a commercial printer. By 1996, however, Unity Press had diversified into the packaging market and when another Cape Town company, Marianna Press (itself a major folding carton producer), came up for sale, Clinton jumped at the opportunity to purchase it.

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Sign Africa signals market revival

OVER 5 500 international and local visitors converged on a lively and successful Sign Africa, hosted at the Sandton Convention Centre.


Dual sponsors, Avery Graphics and Roland, plus some 100 exhibitors, promoted their technologies to an increasing number of African visitors, from as far afield as Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya, reaffirming the show’s importance across the continent.After-show results appear overwhelmingly positive, with many exhibitors reporting healthy sales as well as promising new customer leads.To whet readers’ appetites, here are a few show highlights. Watch for a fuller report next month.

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Avery's 75 years of discovery

AVERY Dennison, the result of one man’s insight into retailers’ needs, marked its 75th anniversary in June 2010, with the corporation’s current chairman, president and CEO, Dean Scarborough, ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange!

Avery Dennison was founded in June 1935 by  R Stanton Avery, who developed the world’s first  self-adhesive label and label-making machinery in a loft above a flower shop in downtown Los Angeles. Sales for his first six months of selling removable  price stickers to gift shops and other retailers totalled $1 391.

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