Contents of April 2013

3 Editor’s Letter: Where first and third worlds meet
7 Company news and industry events
10 Anniversary Feature: WR Grace Africa’s golden occasion
15 Propak Africa 2013: News ‘hot off the press’

24 Colour Management: Tackling the elephant in the room
27 Print Industry News: Cutting-edge digital print technology in Durban
28 Kamboo nabs QuadTech agency
31 Ink Matters: Paragon: 28 years’ growth and diversification
34 Sheeting Services: Sheeting to exact specs
38 Special Report: When second hand doesn’t mean second best
44 Foiling Update: Kurz hot stamping at its best
45 Flexo Forum: Goodbye spot colours

50 Cover Story: Ren-Form makes bold strides into IML
55 Labelling & Narrow Web: Uniprint invests in a brand new Nilpeter FA4
57 Spec Systems installs SA’s first Xeikon 3030 digital label press
59 Flexible Packaging: Comexi on show at ICE Orlando
61 KBA acquires Flexotecnica
62 Plastics in Packaging: Netstal redefines efficiency
64 Corrugated Packaging: Pride-Pak Packaging creates a legacy
67 Advanced Mosca machines on show in Munich

70 Clive Glover – the stories behind the packs
73 Pet Food Packaging: Packaging for man’s best friend
77 The Daily Grind: Goglio offers perfect product preservation
80 Pouch Dynamics stands up in the coffee arena
82 Glass Packaging: Advanced glass coating technology for cosmetics bottles
84 Beverage Packaging: Drinks containers and the impact of sustainability
85 Tetra Pak offers more for less
87 Quality Control: The economics of quality
88 Pharmaceutical Packaging: Adcock Ingram’s high-volume liquid plant

91 PACSA News: Diverting packaging from landfill
92 IPSA News: Another positive year for IPSA
94 Western Cape’s students earn top marks
95 Northern Region achievers
96 Awards abound in Bloemfontein
97 Yours irreverently
97 Diary
98 Index of advertisers and their web addresses


Contents of New Years 2013

3 Editor’s Letter: Let’s protect the apostrophe
7 Company news and industry events
11 Environmental news: Afripack fl exes green muscles

16 Gravure: Paarl Media Cape commissions latest Cerutti Aurora press
19 Rotomec 888 gravure press delivers high productivity at low cost
20 Good prospects for packaging and decorative gravure
22 Flexo Forum: Acme Graphics – now in Opaltone!
24 Ink Matters: Paragon Ink’s opens South African operation
27 Digital Digest: Thunderbolt introduces digital partnerships
30 Print Industry News: Baumann partners with Komori

32 Labelling & Narrow Web: Rako Labels hosts Innovation Workshop
34 Nilpeter rewarded for commitment to innovation
35 Lithotech Labels orders two RotoControl fi nishing machines
37 Flexible Packaging: Impressive open house at W&H
39 GPL’s African heritage has local appeal
40 Gulf Pack reaffi rms commitment to SA market
41 Maritime Marketing and Limax demonstrate bottom-weld bagmaker
43 Plastics in Packaging: Sipa pioneers easy-carry PET fi ve-gallon bottle
45 MJH Machine Tools aligns with MTool
47 Liquid Packaging: Martin splicers boost output for Nampak Liquid

50 Clive Glover – stories behind the packs
53 Dairy Packaging: Ding Dong! DairyBelle débuts spout-pouched yoghurt
55 Beverage Packaging: Sustainability meets convenience with CombiblocEcoPlus
56 Natural Pack launches SA-manufactured compostable coffee bag
59 Coding, Marking & Labelling: Zetes supplies Zebra’s latest printer series
60 Pyrotec realises three-year ambition
61 At the Cutting Edge: International FMCG innovation

62 IPSA News: Onwards and upwards for Advanced Diploma
64 PACSA News: Changes at the helm
65 Yours irreverently
65 Diary
66 Index of advertisers and their web addresses


Advanced glass coating technology comes to South Africa

The team at Bottle Printers is proud of the emphasis placed on providing a variety of distinctive decoration designs, coupled with exceptional service and advice.

With two thriving production sites in Gauteng – a plastic bottle printing plant in Midrand  and a glass printing and coating operation in Bramley View – pad printing, screen printing, foiling, sleeving and glass frosting is carried out by a highly-experienced and dedicated workforce, some of whom have been with the company since its inception in 1991(PPM Oct11, p26).

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Perfect product preservation

Emma Rowberry meets with Cecco and Andrea Giovannini, Bag in Box Consultants’ proprietors, to discuss Goglio’s coffee packaging innovations.

Much of Bag in Box Consultants’ focus is on aseptic packaging for the juice and fruit pulp sector (PPM Feb13, p60). However, another large part of its activity, and the core business of its principal, Goglio, is aseptic packaging and filling equipment for the coffee sector.

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Packaging for man’s best friend

The estimated value of the world pet food market is US$65-billion. Growing annually at 4%, it’s forecast to reach US$96-billion by 2017. Emma Rowberry looks at packaging formats and added-value options available for pet food products.

Just like humans, pets like great tasting food and their discerning owners want to know they’re feeding their ‘best friends’ the finest products available and it’s important that products retain vitamins and minerals necessary to promote good health.

In a competitive market, where brands strive to set themselves apart from the competition, it’s not surprising that brand owners and manufacturers are turning to packaging to respond to consumer needs.

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