Contents of June 2011

3 Ed’s Letter: interpack . . . and other matters
7 Company news and industry events

21 Printing News: Antalis launches Art of Design 2012
15 Exell Technologies celebrates fifth anniversary
17 Looking ahead to Africa Print 2011
19 Antalis promotes management development
22 Kamboo Marketing is born
24 4images scoops PIFSA’s Northern Chamber awards
25 Gravure: Integrated printing solutions from Heliograph Holdings
29 The boom in packaging gravure
31 New Rotomec gravure press for Afripack Consumer Flexibles KZN
33 Ink Matters: Millian Inks expands to Gauteng
36 Flexo Forum: Super efficiency with Flexo Wash system

39 Labelling & Narrow Web: A perfect bridge between flexo and digital
41 Wesgro rings the bell for Rako investment
42 Is web-fed offset the way to go?
43 Rotolabel shows off its digital printing capabilities
45 Highest-quality barcodes from Labelpak
46 GM Graphics invests in UPM Raflatac’s ProLiner PP30
49 Flexible Packaging: BST ensures smooth operation
50 Henkel shares expert knowledge with converters
51 REM Papers keeps abreast of global paper and filmic trends
53 Plastics in Packaging: Tederic and Maritime Marketing join forces
55 Prototyping systems from DemaPlasTech and Objet Geometries
56 Tristar invests in three-layer coextrusion cast film line
57 Arburg makes light work of producing high-quality yoghurt pots
59 interpack: 53rd edition goes down as one of most successful ever

78 Clive Glover scans the shelves for his favourite packs
80 Luxury Packaging: Graphica’s range of luxurious packaging materials
82 In the Pantry: Willow Creek’s pioneering Gourmet Squeeze packaging
84 Beverage Packaging: Quick, efficient line conversion from Sidel
85 New trend for secondary packaging of PET containers
87 Coding, Marking & Labelling: Proscan’s operator-free labelling system
88 Results of the second and third round Pyro Inspiration Awards
90 Beauty Packaging: What to look for in healthy cosmetics products
94 Brand Protection: Avoid counterfeiting with products from Kurz
96 Quality Management Systems: Planning for quality

97 PIFSA’s PrinTalk
101 PCA News
102 IPSA News: The power of one
103 Hi-Tech Inks’ annual golf day
104 WorldStars – 2010 edition
105 Yours irreverently
105 Diary
106 Index of advertisers and their web addresses


interpack 2011

interpack 2011 has been hailed as one of the most successful events in the 53-year history of this world-leading packaging trade fair, reports GILL LOUBSER.

EXHIBITORS at interpack 2011 were in excellent spirits, reporting a host of fruitful meetings with high-calibre visitors, while the show internationality underlined its standing as the world’s most important packaging trade fair. Over 100 000 of 166 000 trade visitors (more than 60%) travelled to Düsseldorf from abroad; and particularly striking was a high number of decision-makers – almost 75% – from senior management echelons.

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Intelligent brand protection

BRANDS are the soft currency of every business. Protecting them is a significant factor in achieving global success.
‘Soft’ values are becoming increasingly important in the 21st century and brands are one of the best examples as they often have a far higher value than the product itself. A brand’s importance depends on the trust placed by customers in the authenticity of the product.

Branded goods are increasingly at risk of being plagiarised. Only businesses that protect their brands effectively from highly-organised counterfeiters are able to achieve a position of sustained success in respect of their brands, built up through a high level of investment in time, money and effort. This doesn’t only apply to newly-introduced goods.

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One-stop line conversion

WHETHER lightweighting bottles or launching a new product, the stakes are similar. New products, have to reach the market at the right time, under the best conditions with regard to both production and distribution.
Consequently, bottlers face a challenge to adapt their lines as quickly and efficiently as possible. Sidel supports its customers with centralised project management, not only as an original equipment manufacturer, but also as a package designer. With this integrated approach, Sidel guarantees bottlers immediate equipment efficiency, short times to market and low costs for optimal Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Usually customers have one of three reasons for converting beverage packaging lines – lightweighting, format or design change, or product change.

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Gourmet Squeeze

Using your favourite olive oil is now more enjoyable with the exciting launch of Willow Creek’s revolutionary Gourmet Squeeze bottle.

THE pioneering Gourmet Squeeze packaging, filled with Willow Creek’s most popular Estate Blend extra virgin olive oil, will forever change the lives of chefs, restaurateurs and foodies.
Available in a 750ml bottle, aimed at the retail environment, and a one-litre catering version, this environmentally-friendly PET bottle with its easy-to-use LDPE nozzle is recyclable in its entirety.

The 1,5mm pour opening allows the user to direct and control the flow of olive oil as desired. Simply unscrew the cap, give the bottle a gentle squeeze and voilà – no mess, no fuss. As the bottle cannot break if dropped this pack is invaluable for any kitchen, while foodies will love Gourmet Squeeze for its practicality and convenience.

Additionally, the revolutionary nozzle, in the process of being patented, allows the olive oil to be poured more slowly than with traditional spouts which means Willow Creek’s olive oil goes much further – minimising waste and the waistline.

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