Contents of Propak 2011

Contents of September 2011

3 Editor’s Letter: Why didn’t I win a Gold Pack Award?
6 Company news and industry events
7 Environmental news

10 Print Industry News: drupa World Tour at critical phase
12 Flint takes a fresh stance in South Africa
15 New digital division and industry expert at Antalis
16 Digital Digest: SE Color invests in digital printing
17 Colour Management: CMG’s software for packaging mock-ups
18 Gravure: Gravure Cylinders goes green
19 MIS: Prinfo takes on more EFI products
21 Show Report: Africa Print is a huge success

32 Print Consumables: Konika and The Graphic Warehouse strengthen alliance
35 Anniversary Feature: Plastform – 30 years on
41 Plastics in Packaging: Alternative to traditional polymers
43 Flexible Packaging: Continued demand for multilayer films and coextrusions
44 Cover Story: Lapack guarantees value and perfection
47 Labelling & Narrow Web: Titan’s next generation rewinding technology
48 More Rotocontrol units for SA
50 IML paper from Stora Enso
51 Avery Dennison launches Flexis Air at Coffee Summit
53 Corrugated Update: Investments continue at Mpact
56 Print perfection at Mpact Springs
58 Bobst Mastercut is twice as productive as previous equipment

61 Dairy Packaging: Nampak ticks all the boxes
63 Distinctive closures from Fontana
65 Beverage Packaging: Sidel is SAB’s supplier of the year
67 Nampak’s beverage packaging achievements
68 Coca-Cola’s new green Valpré plant
75 Agri Packaging: Starke Ayres counts on Ishida
77 Wrapping Technology: Bundled know-how
78 Beauty Packaging: Technology pumped for the future
81 Packaging Machinery: A fresh start for WH Rosenmeyer
83 Control Systems: Banner’s integrated safety control
84 On The Shelf: Clive Glover picks his packs
87 Filling & Packing: Marchesini’s new Unica robotic line
89 Coding, Marking & Labelling: Pyrotec announces more finalists

90 PIFSA’s PrinTalk
93 IPSA News: Western Cape’s battle of the brains
94 Education for all at IPSA’s National Congress
96 KZN’s golf day
97 Yours irreverently
97 Diary
98 Index of advertisers and their web addresses


Versatile and ergonomic

With the new Unica robotic line, the Italian Marchesini Group (locally represented by Pakmatic) has maintained its policy of designing and manufacturing complete cutting-edge lines for packaging pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.   

This new robotic line which integrates the deep-draw thermoforming and carton packaging processes in one monobloc unit, is designed around three concepts – versatility, ergonomics and maximum efficiency in a limited space and at a very competitive price.

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Integrated safety control

Banner Engineering, locally represented by RET Automation Controls, has introduced it SC22-3 safety controller.        

This easy-to-configure safety module incorporates numerous input devices and manages multiple safety-related functions and replaces multiple dedicated safety modules to integrate E-stop buttons, interlocking switches, safety light screens, two-hand controls, safety mats, rope pulls and many other devices for a powerful, cost-effective safety solution.       

The SC22-3 features 22 input terminals, which monitor both contact-based and PNP solid-state input devices, and each input circuit is configurable to monitor an input signal or provide 24V dc sources when needed. Plus, the SC22-3 can be simply configured using Banner’s intuitive PC interface or the module’s built-in LCD display and push buttons.

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Starke Ayres counts on Ishida

Starke Ayres has invested in Ishida’s packaging expertise to fine-tune its seed packing procedures, writes Karen Stretch.   

When Starke Ayres, specialists in the breeding and distribution of vegetable seeds, needed a specialised weighing and packing solution for its numerous seed types, it turned to Ishida’s efficient and accurate packaging technologies.    

Established 134 years ago, Starke Ayres is South Africa’s largest seed merchant, employing over 300 staff. Headquartered in Gauteng, the company supplies commercial growers, subsistence farmers and enthusiastic gardeners with vegetable, flower and herb seeds, nutrients, fertilisers and garden chemicals.

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