Contents of August 2011

3 Editor’s Letter: Let’s avoid another plastic-bag-type debacle
7 Company news and industry events
17 Environmental news

21 Printing Consumables: Luxury binding from The Graphic Warehouse
22 Print Industry News: HP’s high-value applications on show
23 Screen Platerite boosts plate production at Davmark
26 Mailstream: Dynamic workfl ow for government departments
27 Flexo Forum: Tension control in CI presses
29 Evolutionary cutting rule increases press capacity
30 Print Rollers: What’s so sexy about a roller?
33 Ink Matters: Increased safety for food packaging
35 Bright green future for Unistar Inks
37 BATSA honours Seal Chemistry – again!
38 Paragon Inks – savings and optimisation
39 Low-migration systems from Sun Chemical
40 INKday seminar marks Siegwerk centenary
41 Colour Management: Paper is the fi fth colour

43 Special Report: Unpacking the exhibits to be seen at Labelexpo
71 Plastics in Packaging: Primo Holdings chooses Maritime Marketing for new equipment
75 Flexible Packaging: Web guide systems save waste and money
78 Positive Packaging offers global strength locally
80 Glass Packaging: Consol’s Nigel site on track
81 Consol drives environmental sustainability
82 Striking label designs for Brutal Fruit’s relaunch
83 Nampak Weigand Glass launches ultra-lightweight wine bottle
84 Converting Show: ICE Europe – leading event for converting specialists

86 Clive Glover picks his packs
89 Pouch Pageant: Kangopak joins the stand-up pouch game
91 Nampak Flexible’s pouches stand tall
92 Local is lekker at Pouch Dynamics
93 Foster Packaging’s enviable reputation in the pouch market
94 Food Packaging: Precision cooking with Avery Dennison’s steam valves
96 Lidding & Sealing: Packit launches new Top Lid machine
97 Filling & Packing: Future Packaging’s continued growth
99 Faster speeds for tray presentation
100 Pakmatic’s fl aw-free stickpacks
102 Packing line performance from Ishida
102 Carton sealing solutions from Future Packaging
103 Outsource Digest: Westpack fi nds a new home
105 Coding, Marking & Labelling: Open Date’s display for PPMA
107 Three dimensions of values from Zetes
108 Signea grows with EBS-Systeme
110 Barcodes – where is the quite zone?
113 Domino demonstrates fastest scribing laser
115 Inspection Systems: One sensor detects all
118 Conveying & End-of-Line: Streamlined conveying moves more products

119 PACSA: The industry waste management plan: what’s it about?
123 PIFSA’s PrinTalk
127 IPSA News: Eastern Cape Region’s events
128 Northern Region’s bowled over
129 Inauguration of the Tanzanian Institute of Packaging
130 Farewell to Brian Edwards
131 Yours irreverently
131 Diary
132 Index of advertisers and their web addresses


One sensor detects all

BANNER Engineering (locally represented by RET Automation Controls) has introduced its R58 Expert Series colour register mark sensors for detecting colour contrast in common product and material registration applications.

The R58 Expert accurately detects 16 levels of gray scale by automatically selecting the sensor’s red, green or blue LED, based on the contrast of the background and the registration mark being sensed.  Its ability to perform up to 10 000 actuations/second, coupled with its small 1,2 x 3,8mm sensing image, makes the R58 Expert an ideal solution for detecting small, inconspicuous marks in low-contrast, high-gloss sensing applications. All models feature Banner’s advanced TEACH-mode push-button programming for easy setup.

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Three dimensions of value

THE E-Class Mark III, a new thermal desktop printer family that expands the well-established and globally successful E-Class product brand, is now available from Zetes Media (formerly ProScan Media Products).

This four-inch label printer family combines high value with features and options typically offered in more expensive printers. It’s available in four models and is designed to meet the broadest range of customer requirements and applications, including those in transportation, logistics, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, government and postal service.

The E-Class Mark III maximises value by offering a competitive purchase price while providing increased durability utilising proven designs and rugged double-walled construction. Fewer moving, and longer-lasting parts, ensure low maintenance requirements and superior reliability.

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A multi-faceted future

While some companies choose to tighten their belts and mind their assets, Future Packaging & Machinery continues to grow and diversify, reports KAREN STRETCH.  

CLAUS Hennings, MD of Future Packaging & Machinery, prides himself on the high-quality packaging machinery and ancillary products that his company provides for its valued customers.

Since its establishment in 1992, Future Packaging has experienced exponential growth, so much so that it’s now both a manufacturer and distributor of packaging technologies in each of its seven core trading divisions: Corrugated Cartons, Plastics, Adhesive Tapes, General, Labels, Packaging Machinery, Cleaning Products and Safety Wear.

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