Contents of November 2012

3 Now we (really) are six!
7 Enviro News: SAPRO winners refl ect recycling innovation
12 Focus on Finance: Greening your business
14 Industry news and events

19 Installation of the Month: Heidelberg outfits Naval Publications Unit
21 Newspaper Printing: Cost-effective automatic inserting
22 Prepress: KB Labels raises the bar with Screen
24 Digital Digest: Beith scores a fi rst with HP; swissQprint now runs in tandem
27 Flexo Forum: The best of the best at FTASA awards
37 Esko’s HD Flexo certifi cation for Golden Era
38 Expand gamut, improve profit with CAE and Opaltone: Part 2

43 Labelling & Narrow Web: Attendance records smashed in Chicago
48 RotoControl celebrates successful LeoMat integration; andRotocon hosts MPS visit to South Africa
49 UVP and Mountech partner to launch HMT technology in SA
51 HP Labelling: Celebrating 50 years
65 Flexible Packaging: CTP unveils titanic slitting hall
70 Bags & Sacks: Taurus invests for growth in competitive market
75 W&H launches digital technology for multiwall industry
77 Technimac’s deal of quality for bag makers
79 Plastics in Packaging: Service satisfaction at Kaydyl Injection Moulders
81 Hestico offers robotic enhancements
83 Metal Packaging: Blackie & Associates taps into global resources to supply decorative tins
83 Nampak’s metal business and Collect-A-Can promote greener lifestyle
87 Corrugated: Mpact invests to stay ahead of the pack
91 Folding Cartons: Finely-tuned fi nishing for Masterpack

94 Clive Glover – the stories behind the packs
97 Creating Closures: Guala Closures South Africa gets going
99 African Closures continues shift to higher-value closures
101 Food Packaging: Group 35 launches rusks in stand-up pouches
103 Brand Marketing: Packaging is marketing’s secret weapon
105 Poultry Packaging: The Meyn-Ishida alliance packs more chickens per hour
107 Convenience Food Packaging: Ready Egg is eggs-traordinary!
110 Packaging Standards: Packaging to die for, or to die from?
113 Aerosols: Aerobal awards show superior design, revolutionary savings
106 Coding, Marking & Labelling: Labels for creative applications
117 Sacmi Labelling introduces modular, flexible machines
118 Pyrotec and Markem-Imaje offer permanent date coding
120 Removable in-mould labels now a reality
123 Inspection Systems: RET Automation’s first wireless sensor family
124 At the Cutting Edge: International FMCG innovation

125 Plastics Institute News: Students design for recycling
126 IPSA News: Trashing fashion in the Eastern Cape
127 Marketing know-how for Northern Region students
128 Annual music quiz antics in Jozi
129 Yours irreverently
129 Diary
130 Index of advertisers and their web addresses


Contents of September 2012

3 Getting to grips with Africa
7 Scene at Propak West Africa
14 Company news and industry events
18 Environmental news and events

20 Print Industry News: The latest on the industry wires
23 Sappi African Printers of the Year: Rewarding excellence
30 Africa Print/Sign Africa: Digital savvy on show
40 Flexo Forum: Daetwyler SwissTec cleans up
42 Edale Gamma brings ‘competitive advantage’
44 Sandon Global casts its eye SA’s way
46 Digital Digest: HP Indigo creates a stir with digital presses
47 Bobst on track with digital developments

51 Plastics in Packaging: Masterbatch is master of colour
53 T3 transforms and grows
54 Plastichem offers shrinking without wrinkling
57 Flexible Packaging: Positive about Nigeria’s packaging potential
61 LR Plastics continues to evolve
63 Don’t miss Reifenhäuser’s Extrusion Come Together Conference
65 Comexi’s offset press marks turning point in flexible packaging
66 Labelling & Narrow Web: News and events

68 Clive Glover – the story behind the packs
70 Looking at Labels: Shelf appeal and the best-dressed products
71 UPM Raflatac takes wine labels to the limit
74 Ritrama’s clear coex film – perfect choice for label designers
75 Spear transforms Bacardi labels
76 Rotolabel leads the digital divide
78 Promotional Packaging: Afripack taps into the power of promotion
81 Beverage Packaging: Sacmi’s starring role at Emballage
82 Filling & Packing: tna has it in the bag
85 Coding, Marking & Labelling: Pyrotec inspires winners
87 Inspection Systems: RET Automation’s high-performance laser sensors
89 At the Cutting Edge: International FMCG innovation

91 PCA News: Mango Moon delivers creative solutions that work
92 Printing SA’s News: Update on AQA
94 IPSA News: Farewell to Henry and Anne Willis . . .
94 . . . and new secretariat established
95 Who were the clever clogs at Western Cape quiz?
97 Yours irreverently
97 Diary
98 Index of advertisers and their web addresses


Labels for the best dressed products

Shelf appeal is a huge factor in consumer buying decisions and brand owners are spending money on creating high-impact labels. Emma Rowberry looks at decorative labelling and how labels enable products to stand out on shelf.   

Brand owners are focusing attention on creating high-impact graphics using a combination of printing with speciality inks, dual coatings, hot stamping, custom laminations, foiling and specialised adhesives for their labels. Added to this is the trend towards peel-and-read labels that provide space for more information than conventional label types. Other trends are towards no-label-look shrink sleeves and in-mould labels for durability.   

The process from making a sale to long-term product performance may depend on a product’s label and the technology used to produce it. Labels need to stand out on shelf, catch the eye of time-strapped consumers and convey brand values. They may also need to survive hostile environments while maintaining their structure, branding and product information.    

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LR on track to further success

Earlier this year (PPM Issue Two), we produced a profile on LR Plastics – highlighting the company’s techno-evolution and the spectacular upgrading of its 18 500m2 facility that now occupies an entire island on the corners of Durban’s Richard Carte Road, Quality Street and South Coast Road.  

Since then, however, things have moved on apace as the company continues its evolution from ‘small family business’ to the ranks of ‘big business’ and its owners turn their attention to establishing further transition strategies and carrying out some serious restructuring.  

‘Without losing our family business approach, we’re busy professionalising our focus to become a more efficient supplier within the entire value chain,’ explains Byron le Roux, current MD and son of the company’s founder, Dudley le Roux. ‘We maintain that change is the only constant in life and business,’ he adds.  

‘Over the last 36 years, we’ve grown from small roots to become a highly significant player in the flexible packaging sector,’ Byron continues. ‘As our business has continued to expand, our existing systems and controls have become inadequate. In essence, we outgrew our systems and processes and realised that extensive restructuring was required.’  

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T3 ascends to the next level

Following the takeover of Flamingo Plastics earlier this year, T3 Plastic Packaging has been transformed, writes Karen Stretch.    

During the last four years, Leonard and Richard Rovetti, proud owners of T3 Plastic Packaging, have breathed fresh life into the packaging arena with their passion, drive, dedication and award-winning designs.    

Now they’ve taken production to another level with the recent purchase of Flamingo Plastics and the combined power of nearly 60 converting machines.   

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