Contents of July 2012

3 Editor’s Letter: Sustainable packaging: is it a mythical beast?
7 Company news and industry events
11 Environmental news and events

18 Printer of the Month: Trident’s three-pronged attack
20 Print Industry News: Nashua gains share of production printing market
21 GSW set for Sign Africa 2012
24 drupa Review: Even more drupa news . . .
35 Newspaper Printing: Electronic solutions for great efficiency
38 Finishing Matters: Another Polar for Collage Litho
39 Synchron’s shining work of art
41 Henkel’s powerful adhesive for perfect binding
42 Prepress: Multiprint Litho moves to process-free plates
43 Flexo Forum: CAE champions perfect ink proofing
45 India’s Dynaflex orders second Comexi
47 Flexotecnica goes to Afripack Flexibles KZN
48 Gallus Intro takes flexo to new markets

50 Labelling & Narrow Web: RotoCon takes MPS agency
53 Millian inks proves local is lekker
55 Universal employs Rexson accuracy
56 Flint Group simplifies ink management
58 Report outlines label market in Africa and Middle East
59 Price & Pack’s gearing for growth
61 The VEGAplus success story
62 The Morgancoat story continues . . .
64 Yes we can, at CSM
67 And, yes, we did it!
69 Plastics in Packaging: Marcom Plastics puts partners first
73 Maritime’s principals on show
74 Dispak moves into extrusion
77 Resin for high-quality cosmetics jars
79 German technology at attractive prices
80 Flexible Packaging: Flexibles save energy
83 Adhesive Update: Dow shapes global packaging
84 Robotech’s hot-melt application heads set new standards
85 Nortec succeeds with expanded range
87 Seal’s eco-sustainable lamination adhesives
89 Glue-More’s successful gluing solutions
90 Permoseal offers the future in hot melt
92 Paper & Board: Début for compact, powerful Breaker Flat Track

94 Clive Glover picks his packs
96 Hair Care: Meadowsweet débuts its shampoo
98 Positive outlook for HDPE bottles
99 Dispensing Products’ cream of the crop
99 Rap relates hair-raising statistics
101 Food Packaging: The greatest little food company under the sun
105 Beverage Packaging: Sacmi collaborates on a SUPER project
106 Compostable film for organic tea
107 drinktec for the dairy sector
111 Coding, Marking & Labelling: Domino helps increase production flexibility
112 Open Date demonstrates added printer features at PPMA
113 Pyrotec extends print capabilities
113 Future-proof labelling and marking solutions
115 Pyro Inspiration’s third-round winners
117 Squid Ink offers quality, versatility and low maintenance
119 Inspection Systems: Safety switches for the food sector
121 Filling & Packing: Automation for fragile confectionery
122 Talking Tubes: Tubes & Trends, first edition out now

123 Printing SA’s News: Printing SA rolls out new image
126 IPSA News: African Packaging Organisation launched
126 Mimicking nature in the Cape
127 WPO News: WPO members converge on Croatia
128 At the Cutting Edge: Brenda Neall highlights global FMCG innovation
129 Yours irreverently
129 Diary
130 Index of advertisers and their web addresses


Collaborating on a SUPER project

SACMI (locally represented by Comass) and SIPA (Zoppas Industries Group), two of Italy’s most innovative packaging companies, have combined their skills to develop a solution that combines PET preforms and closures to provide advantages for processors and end-users.

The collaboration, headed by Giuseppe Lesce (Sacmi) and Enrico Gribaudo (SIPA), merges SIPA’s substantial experience in the development of preforms with Sacmi’s for caps and closures. An interwoven development team incorporates a level of technical competence considered unrivalled anywhere in the world.  

The fruit born of this collaboration is a new SUPER solution featuring a combined preform neck finish with lightweighted caps that solves several problems associated with the operation of a cap on the neck of a PET bottle.  

The acronym, SUPER, represents five key benefits and stands for sustainable, unique, productive, easy and reliable.  

Sustainable, because the closure is lighter than the average alternatives available, reducing the processor’s consumption of raw materials and energy. It’s unique because this proprietary solution is protected by patents that provide exclusive benefits to those adopting it.

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‘The greatest little food company under the sun’

At Source’s friendly tagline is not quite accurate – it sure is great but it’s not so little. Brenda Neall headed out to Prince Alfred’s Hamlet outside Ceres to catch up with a company that has used processing and packaging to reinvent South Africa’s dried fruit category.

If you were to equate yesteryear food with fashion, dried fruit would be Crimplene – functional but dead ugly-boring. That was until At Source came along a decade ago with a mission to put some style into this ‘ou doos’ sector, for want of a more apt term!      

Abetted by clever processing and inventive packaging as well as the support of its anchor retail customers, Woolworths and Pick n Pay, At Source Handmade Foods (to use its full name) has shifted dried fruit from pie mince and ahem, prunes, into a healthy, convenient, appetising and easy eat, essentially creating a whole new snacking category that we take for granted today.

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Meadowsweet débuts its shampoo

Meadowsweet, a local producer of high-quality paraben-free natural skin and body care products, has launched its Refreshing Shampoo. Emma Rowberry finds out from the company’s co-owner and product developer, Elma Rivera, what inspired this green hair care product.

Meadowsweet, inspired by the success of the rest of its green body care range (PPM, May10, p36), has developed its Refreshing Shampoo using the best quality natural and paraben-free ingredients.

Traditionally, pure essential oils added to the shampoo – rosemary, lemongrass and tea tree – are used to energise and refresh. They have antiseptic healing properties and act as revitalising hair tonics.

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Adhesives Shape Global Packaging

The packaging industry’s evolution has been closely matched by adhesives development. Corn starch is generally used for corrugated board while, for flexible packaging applications, it’s common practice to laminate films to other films, foil and paper using polymeric adhesives. In this feature Emma Rowberry looks at developments in the adhesives sector.

Global trends continue to drive the need for innovative and sustainable packaging that enhances food preservation and safety, delivers lower costs, improves consumer convenience and appeal, and reduces environmental impact.

Combining core R&D strengths with global geographic reach, industry expertise and a broad portfolio of industry-leading plastics and adhesives, Dow Performance Packaging is renowned as an innovator for the global packaging industry and is well positioned to deliver innovative, sustainable solutions to address customer needs.   

Dow recently expanded its broad offering of performance adhesives for packaging applications with three new solutions specifically designed with high-performance features that enable faster lamination processing and an improved environmental profile.

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