Contents of March 2011

3 Editor’s Letter: The packaging brain drain
6 Company news and industry events
9 Environmental news and events

15 Elopak’s environment-friendly packs for still water
16 Clive Glover picks his packs
19 ProScan launches coding and marking division
21 Clicks installs Psion scanners for product picking
23 RET enhances portfolio with Turck encoders
24 Outstanding design opportunities for tubes
26 Innovations in perfume and cosmetics packaging
28 Pyrotec tracks on-pack trends for 2011
29 Creighton Products drives successful brands

31 Flexibles: Venk-Pac commissions Comexi laminator
33 Pouch Dynamics installs multi-format pouchmaker
34 Seal Chemistry’s dual-coating system for sweet wrappers
35 Special Report: Lithotech Labels and Lufil Packaging
57 Plastics in Packaging: Plastichem’s chemical purging compound
59 T3 installs five-litre PET bottle blower
61 Coca-Cola and Heinz partner with PlantBottle packaging
62 KHS showcases pioneering bottle packaging technologies
63 Paper & Board: Glue-More Packaging takes Mondipak award
66 Labelling & Narrow Web: Prati opens new premises
69 Apple Die continues to invest in South Africa
71 Flexo-Process grows with MPS and RotoControl
74 Labelcote launches KwaZulu-Natal branch
78 IML advances at Alex White with new Komori

79 Digital Digest: Konica Minolta’s advanced printing capabilities
83 HP’s largest and fastest digital colour press
85 Ricoh and Heidelberg form strategic partnership
87 Print Media: Sappi and Antalis launch Masuga ‘sweet paper’
88 Focus on Foiling: Synchron’s about more than just foil
90 UFI enters local foil market
92 Flexo Forum: Pacom offers cost-effective SA-built presses
95 Comexi’s new central drum flexo presses
97 Print News: Company news and print industry events
96 Finishing Systems: Kemtek showcases Duplo’s technologies
103 Pressroom Consumables: The Graphic Warehouse launches customer incentives
105 End-of-Line: Mosca’s combined pallet packing, stretch wrapping

108 PIFSA’s PrinTalk
112 Printing Craftsman’s Association visits Barno
113 IPSA News: Cadbury’s study assistance scheme
114 Eastern Cape voted Region of the Year 2010
115 Northern Region celebrates success
116 Western Cape Region’s AGM review
117 Yours irreverently
117 Dates for your diary
118 Index of advertisers and their web addresses


Drinking pure water – without a drop of guilt!

IN response to rising consumer demand for more environmentally-friendly packaging, Woodlands Dairy has chosen Elopak’s two-litre Maxi curve Pure Pak carton to launch its First Choice Still Water.

Today, the environmental challenges connected to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change are greater than ever; and it becomes paramount for all companies to adopt truly sustainable business practices – taking responsibility for the entire supply chain.
As the beverage carton is based on renewable resources from natural forests, Elopak is directly dependent on nature; and the importance of environmental sustainability has always been a part of Elopak’s DNA.

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Perfume and cosmetics packaging innovations

During the recent PCD congress in Paris, perfume and cosmetics packaging innovations were singled out for the PCD 2010 Awards.

HELD in February, in Paris, the seventh edition of PCD focused on ‘How Innovations in Packaging and Dispensing Systems Enhance Perfumes and Cosmetics Brands’.

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Venk-Pac now offers cold seal to register

A new Comexi Nexus Dual laminator is setting the pace in top-quality, cost-effective lamination and cold seal at Venk-Pac’s impressive factory. KAREN STRETCH finds out more.

RICKY Naidoo, forthright founder and CEO of Venk-Pac, is not a man to mince his words. Nor does he rest on his laurels. To coin the phrase ‘time and tide wait for no man’, he simply gets on with the job.

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Stand up and be counted

News, hot-off-the-press, is that Pouch Dynamics is upping the ante with the installation of its latest import – a specialised multi-format pouchmaker, reported to be the first of its kind in South Africa. EMMA ROWBERRY discusses the machine’s capabilities with Pouch Dynamics’ founder, HEINZ POSPECH.

NOW, well into its second decade of operation, Pouch Dynamics, led by Heinz Pospech and Cliff Augustyn, is making great strides to stand up and be counted in the ever-burgeoning pouch market.

It hasn’t all been plain sailing for Pouch Dynamics, and 2009 was particularly tough, but the business has recovered well and is steadily growing with consumer demand for pouches to be recloseable, particularly larger bags as the zipper eliminates the need for decanting and keeps the contents fresh. ‘We’re undoubtedly the country’s largest user of zippers for these applications,’ Heinz proudly proclaims (PPM May 10, p63).

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