Contents of May 2012

3 Editor’s Letter: drupa numbers down but still positive
7 Company news and industry events

12 drupa: All about packaging and partnerships
25 Colour Management & Registration: It’s all about control
31 Foiling & Embossing: Supreme performance and innovation
33 Kurz finishes with a difference
34 API expands and foils fraudsters
35 Cover Story: Printafoil converts materials others can’t
36 Flexo Forum: CAE and PrimeBlade strategic alliance
37 Prepress: Green’s the word at The Printing Press

39 Labelling & Narrow Web: An Edale for Afripack Labels
41 CCL Label backs Michelangelo Wine Awards
42 A grand affair at Collotype Labels
44 Release liner in the spotlight
47 Flexible Packaging: Nurscon’s growth prompts investments
49 Impressive Polyslit upgrade
53 Nampak Flexible bounces back
57 Plastics in Packaging: Plastop drives product excellence
61 Rajoo’s LabEX Multifoil – small in size, big in stature
64 Packaging Consultancy: ‘Paying it forward’ at APMG
65 Paper & Board: Streamlining design for folding cartons
67 Ultra Litho gets a unified workflow system
68 Graphical boards for brilliant print results
70 Packaging solutions on show at Africa Print Cape Town

72 Clive Glover picks his packs
75 Fast Food Packaging: Multivac builds better packaging
77 Resilient consumer convenience from Sappi
77 Fast food Fuzione style
78 Polystyrene: Committed to recycling
79 S&G ticks all the right boxes
81 Lufil has it wrapped
83 Beverage Packaging: A new world of packaging from Comass
85 Fresh Produce Packaging: CoolSeal to be made in SA
87 Contract Packing: Zimele – in pursuit of excellence
88 Filling & Packing: Packit’s one-stop-shop
91 Coding, Marking & Labelling: Pyrotec solves the solvent problem
93 Inspection Systems: Infrared temperature sensing
94 End of Line: Tailored strapping
96 Beauty Packaging: Trend setting at Dispensing Products
97 Technical triumphs at Cosmoprof
99 At the Cutting Edge: International FMCG innovation

101 PIFSA’s PrinTalk
102 PCA News: PCA’s banner flies at Fairstep
103 IPSA News: IPSA launches Advanced Packaging Programme
104 A toe-tapping affair in the Western Cape
105 Yours irreverently
105 Diary
106 Index of advertisers and their web addresses


Trend-setting styles from Dispensing Products

At Dispensing Products the onus is on quality and unparalleled service, writes Karen Stretch

Dispensing Products’ head office in Spartan, Gauteng, is an ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ of cosmetics packaging – showcasing everything from curvaceous perfume bottles to funky make-up cases, and from plastic trigger containers to slimline aerosols.

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Packit’s one-stop-shop

It’s always exciting to talk to a ‘man on a mission’ and that’s exactly what Emma Rowberry did recently when she met with Hugh Bosman, Packit’s MD, who’s celebrating his company’s 40th anniversary.

For four decades, Packit Packaging Solutions has been supplying packaging products and machines from its head office in Maitland, Cape Town.

The business was founded back in 1972 by Pat Maitland and seven years ago was acquired by Hugh Bosman when he returned to Cape Town following a 14-year stint in Durban.

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Selling convenience

South Africans tend to eat on the run – grabbing snacks throughout their busy days; and food producers can give consumers the convenience they demand by packaging products in easy-to-open and ready-to-eat portions.

According to Alex Ferguson, Multivac MD, great opportunities exist for food processors to capitalise on rising consumer demand for convenience by creating packaging that adds value and distinguishes their products from others on the market.

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Plastop drives product excellence

Proven manufacturing principles and top-notch technology are successfully combined at Plastop Bronkhorstspruit to provide precision-made packaging for leading brand owners, reports Karen Stretch.

For more than three decades, Plastop Bronkhorstspruit (an Astrapak company) has been supplying a host of customised plastic bottles, jars, closures and other components for everyday pharmaceutical, cosmetics, personal care and toiletry products.

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