Contents of April 2011

3 Editor’s Letter: From the horse’s mouth!
6 Company news and industry events
9 Environmental news and events

21 Snackworks relaunches snack and biscuit brands
25 SIG Combibloc’s improved aseptic carton pack
26 Pharmapack’s tenth anniversary show
27 Unilever cleans up at awards
29 Inspecting quality with Automation Techniques
32 Innovative aerosol and dispensing systems
35 Rudi Burger links knowledge retention and ISO accreditation
38 Clive Glover prowls the aisles for his packs
41 Final run-up to interpack – a preview of what’s to be seen

53 Coating & Laminating: Afripack acquires Nampak’s L&CP
57 Flexible Packaging: DBC celebrates its tenth anniversary
65 Plastics in Packaging: AfriMold builds a head of steam
67 Sophisticated extrusion from Reifenhäuser Keifel
69 Macchi goes upscale with nine-layer coex
71 Labelling & Narrow Web: Tenth birthday for Future Labels
74 Xeikon’s workflow solution for better flexibility
75 BOPP label films reduce pack weight and waste
77 Web Inspection: Sareltech installs BST sensor at Everest
79 Slitting & Rewinding: The new-look Atlas Converting

82 Foiling in Focus: Synchron’s environmental considerations
85 Ink Matters: Paragon Inks focuses on a win-win approach
88 Coates rebrands and enters Sun’s orbit
90 Gravure & Flexo: New MD takes the helm at Gravure Cylinders
92 Flexo Forum: CAE drives local printing perfection
95 Prepress: Screen’s new environmentally-conscious PlateRite
96 Consumables: Warm response to Graphic Warehouse blanket promo
98 Digital Digest: HP’s digital marketing solutions on show
99 Digital meets offset with manroland and Océ
99 Kodak, Konica Minolta sign global distribution deal
101 Renform’s new inkjet printing system doubles productivity
103 Telpro steps out with Roland’s Untamed Roadshow
105 Print Industry News: Eric Duggan takes the reins at Ferrostaal

106 PIFSA’s PrinTalk
110 PCA News
111 IPSA News: KZN celebrates student awards at AGM
112 Northern Region hosts annual breakfast meeting
113 Yours irreverently
113 Dates for your diary
114 Index of advertisers and their web addresses


Shave and Gibson

It’s 30 years since the name Shave & Gibson started to make its mark as one of South Africa’s principal packaging converters.  Today, it counts among leading independents when it comes to production of folding cartons and laminated boxes. In addition, the company’s security printing division is the largest cheque and security printer in Africa. The supplement included with this issue covers the period from 1981 (when Alan St Clair Gibson and Neville Shave purchased a company called Group Printing & Packaging and renamed it Shave & Gibson) to 2011 and a myriad highlights in between.

Today S&G is owned and managed by CEO, Simon Downes, who – aided and abetted by fellow directors, Dave King, Jim Short and Jason Staats – has taken the company into a new era, and attained fresh heights. Don’t miss this important profile that documents the 30-year life of a key component of South Africa’s packaging and printing industry.

Untamed and out there

Beginning in February, and with another month to go (at the time of writing), Roland’s Untamed Roadshow is at a town near year you, teaching digital printing techniques to South Africans up and down the country. EMMA ROWBERRY tracks the show’s progress.

VISITING 39 towns across South Africa, Roland’s Untamed Roadshow is hard to miss! The focus of these events is education and showcasing innovative and creative business solutions.

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Creating new boundaries at Renform

At Renform, the installation of Kodak’s latest inkjet printing system has doubled productivity and paved the way for high-volume colour printing, reports KAREN STRETCH.

IF you’ve ever placed your cross on a ballot paper, applied for a passport or played the Lotto, chances are that the document could have been produced by Renform.

Renform’s printing capabilities extend to a multitude of applications thanks to its flexibility and expertise in litho, sheet-fed, narrow-web flexographic and digital printing. Continuously investing in state-of-the-art technology, Renform has recently purchased an in-line Kodak Prosper S10 Imprinting System incorporating Kodak Stream inkjet technology.

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Don’t compromise – optimise!

HP’s digital printing portfolio for innovative digital marketing solutions was on show at the first annual digi:media trade fair, held in Düsseldorf, earlier this month.

Digital technologies enable the creation of high-value printed products on-demand, in short runs and personalised from promotional items, transpromotional documents, photobooks and books to posters, fine art, wallpaper and vehicle and building wraps. Working with its partners, HP offers an expanding range of advanced workflows and web-to-print solutions to produce these new, enhanced printed products.

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