Contents of January 2012

3 Editor’s Letter: Bankruptcies, bale-outs and restructures
6 Company news and industry events
12 Letters to the editor
18 Environmental news

21 FTASA Awards: Who turned up trumps?
34 Flexo Forum: Comexi shows innovative flair
35 W+H print seminar gets stamp of approval
39 Show preview: drupa on the horizon
41 Security Printing: Enhanced security with API Holographics
42 Open House: Printech wows the crowds
46 Printing Consumables: Graphica’s delightful Discover shows
48 Roxcel comes to South Africa
49 Rubber Engineering’s on a roll Special supplement: PIFSA’s Cape Chamber celebrates centenary

53 Folding Cartons: Britepak’s Braille for pharma packs
56 Bobst’s Accucheck for zero-fault packaging
56 Stora Enso’s LumiLiner for first-class printing results
58 Plastics in Packaging: 3D printing for prototype design
60 Record results for Reifenhäuser
62 Barrier Film Converters raises the bar
64 Making a case for sausages
67 Flexible Packaging Update: More slitting capacity for CTP flexibles
68 Glass Packaging: Consol Glass celebrates in style
71 Labelling & Narrow Web: Changes a-foot at J Ryan
72 SArepco sells another Rotoflex
73 UPM Raflatac’s Timo heads home to Finland
76 GEW’s 100th UV curing system goes to AB Graphics

78 Clive Glover picks his packs
81 Beverage Packaging: Filling a vital role at GEA
82 Castle Milk Stout gets a makeover
83 Versus expands to boxed wine
84 Dairy Packaging: Parmalat gets a smart, new Edge
87 End-of-Line: New ink for Domino’s A-Series printers
87 Clear object detection from RET Automation Controls
88 Coding, Marking & Labelling: Packaging gets interactive
89 Filling & Packing: Cut-gate weigher for granular products

91 PACSA News: Low-key AGM
91 IPSA News: Diploma in advanced packaging
93 PIFSA’s PrinTalk
97 Yours irreverently
97 Diary
98 Index of advertisers and their web addresses


Parmalat gets a smart, new Edge

Milk can be viewed as a commodity item but that’s not how brand owners play it in South Africa. Low margin and highly competitive as it may be, the sector has enjoyed notable innovation, especially when it comes to packaging, in recent years – and the latest development is the launch by Parmalat of its EverFresh UHT milk in the new Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge. Brenda Neall reports.

The evolution of milk packaging is a long and ongoing journey; from glass, paper carton and PE bag, to chug, clear PET and multilayered HDPE bottles. Now we have the Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge, a brand new container that’s added a big dose of differentiation to South Africa’s UHT milk shelves.

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Filling a vital role at GEA

GEA Procomac has appointed Roger Gallow to steer a new growth path for the company in South Africa, writes Karen Stretch. 

Established in 1980, GEA Process Engineering South Africa is a subsidiary of GEA, Denmark, and part of the global GEA Group.  

Widely recognised as a leader in its field, GEA specialises in the development of process solutions – specifically aseptic packaging – for the dairy, brewery, food, beverage, pharmaceutical and chemical industries, and is renowned for its expertise and innovation.

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GEW’s 10 000th UV curing system

Production at the AB Graphic International’s UK factory was temporarily suspended recently to celebrate the arrival of the 10 000th UV curing system from GEW. 

This arrival marked a milestone in the business relationship between the two companies with 140 AB Graphic International employees gathered as GEW MD, Malcolm Rae, made the official announcement. 

‘Over the years our two companies have worked together on many projects that required a UV solution,’ he remarked, ‘and this delivery is especially significant.

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Another Rotoflex sale

SArepco has announce the sale of yet another Rotoflex machine in South Africa. 

GM Graphix has ordered a Rotoflex VSI 330 rewinder.  This machine has been commissioned alongside other Rotoflex machines to cope with the busy time of the year. 

Paul Bouwer, SArepco director, and local agent for Rotoflex in Southern Africa facilitated the sale.


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