Contents of July 2013

3 Editor’s Letter: New face, new office
7 Special Report: Gold Pack beckons
11 Company news and industry events

17 Colour Matters: Golden anniversary for Pantone
21 Print Industry News: Latest from Autobond, Appleby and X-Rite
24 Print Media: Forestry certification – what’s it all about?
28 Flexo Forum: Sleeves – not what they used to be
33 Gidue’s Digital Flexo concept comes to Africa

37 Plastics in Packaging: Rajoo’s all-encompassing thermoformers
39 Converters add Shelfplus O2 to absorb oxygen, extends product shelf life
43 Flexible Packaging: Comexi develops senseless rewinder control
45 W&H reports ongoing Miraflex success story
47 Adhesives Update: Nordson offers total flexibility
49 Labelling & Narrow Web: In-mould and sleeve labelling on the up and up
51 Paragon Inks offers the perfect ink formula for IML
54 Uniprint – labelling powerhouse – invests in Accraply shrink sleeve seamer
57 Cartes line gives Coastal Labels the edge

59 Glass Packaging: Nampak creates a bright future for glass
63 One-of-a-kind creations from Glass Decorations
64 Clive’s Column: The pick of the perky packs
66 Food Packaging: Advanced food packing systems from AGQPE
69 Astrapak’s Thermopac and Plastform operations tick all the boxes
71 Fima offers gloss when it comes to carton wrap
73 Beverage Packaging: Tetra Pak study shows flavour ed milk growth
75 With canny campaigns, Bevcan urges consumers towards ‘green’ choice
76 New ‘mini’ Pure-Pak cartons for Fruitime
78 Quality Matters: The importance of reading instructions
80 Bulk Packaging: Nampak Megapak to manufacture Mauser IBCs
83 A ‘green’ palletising solution from Mpact Plastic Containers
85 Weighing & Feeding: Ishida solves a sticky problem
87 Inspection & Safety: Banner offers noise-immune monitoring
88 End of Line: Fairpak has it taped
89 At the cutting edge: Global developments in liquid packaging


90 Printing SA: Cape Chamber gala dinner wows the crowds
91 PCA News: Members hosted by Ferrostaal and MGi
92 IPSA News: Nedbank visit in Cape Town and golf in Jo’burg
93 Diary
93 Yours irreverently
94 Index of advertisers and their web addresses


IBCs for South Africa

Nampak Megapak has made a multimillion rand investment to manufacture IBCs under licence from Mauser.  

Mauser’s Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) are available for the first time in South Africa from Nampak Megapak.   

The 1 000-litre IBCs from Mauser are designed for the bulk transportation of liquids, including hazardous and sensitive products. They’re UN-approved and fulfil international packaging regulations. According to Nampak Megapak, they’re ‘the most economical packaging option’ on the market today.   

Nampak Megapak’s divisional MD, Joel Sibanda, believes IBCs are the future, particularly in terms of their ability to unlock improved supply chain efficiencies and sustainability outcomes.   

‘One IBC can replace five drums, resulting in more volume and less packaging in the same space,’ Joel maintains.  

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Flavoured milk spurs growth

Research from Tetra Pak shows flavoured milk consumption growing globally at more than double the rate of white milk. Consumers are increasingly turning to flavoured milk as an alternative to other beverages, creating opportunities for dairies to improve profitability.  

According to Tetra Pak’s sixth Dairy Index, flavoured milk, the second most widely-consumed liquid dairy product (LDP) after white milk, is forecast to increase by a compound annual rate (CAGR) of 4,1% between 2012 and 2015, rising from 17-billion litres to 19,2-billion litres.  

White milk is forecast to grow by 1,7% (CAGR) during this period, from 208,5-billion litres in 2012 to 219,5-billion litres in 2015, while total LDP demand is set to grow by 2,4% from 280,3-billion litres to 301,3-billion litres.  

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Advanced thermoforming for food packs

Amotz Golan, owner of AGQPE, is passionate about providing the most advanced packaging materials and systems to South Africa’s myriad food manufacturers.   

Much of AGQPE’s success is based on the long-lasting relationships Amotz has developed with some progressive global companies. For thermoforming applications, he champions the performance and quality of high-performance films from Israel’s Plastopil and filling equipment from Italian-owned Ilpra.  

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Creating a bright future for glass

After 30 years in business, a new-look Nampak Glass is ready to take on increased demand and fresh packaging projects, writes Karen Stretch. 

In March 2012, Nampak acquired the remaining 50% share in Nampak Wiegand Glass, setting in motion the final phase of a carefully-orchestrated seven-year strategy aimed at extending its world­ class manufacturing plant, situated in Roodekop, Gauteng. 

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