Contents of September 2013

3 Editor’s Letter: Who will take Gold?
7 News & Events: Round-up of company news and events
11 Business Matters: Nedbank offers financing partnerships
12 Goss International looks at addressable costs in a business
13 Interview: Janice Ashy, the ‘Queen of the Pack’ is back

18 Print Industry News: The buzz from Paarl Media, Kodak, Bright Idea Projects and Konica Minolta; plus global news round-+up
21 Digital Digest: Durst unveils inkjet innovations
23 Flexo Forum: Berkeley routs rivals to secure Xerox order
25 Print Media & Consumables: Pro-Slit, Consuflex combine quality, expertise
28 Offset Litho: Début for new Lithrone

31 Labelling & Narrow Web: Inaugural Label Indaba is a hit!
36 Package Printing Debate: Wider use of web offset possible?
41 Corrugated: Upgrade success at Mpact Brakpan
47 Folding Cartons: Triumph invests for growth
49 Die-making: A new chapter emerges
52 Flexible Packaging: Laser technology for Comexi Proslit
53 Ongoing expansion and investment at Allflex
55 BAT rewards Seal Chemistry for sustainability
59 Plastics in Packaging: K2013 preview part 2
67 Plastics additives for today’s world
73 Convertacor’s closure liner business just keeps growing


76 Liquid Packaging: Keeping cool in summer with Nampak Liquid cartons
78 Clive’s Column: The pick of the perky packs
80 Aerosol Update: Indigo Brands commissions new aerosol line
85 Processing & Packaging: Bosch Packaging Technology provides local expertise, global resources
88 Pharmaceutical Packaging: Uniprint’s one-stop shop for pharma packs
79 Transit Packaging: Two IBC concepts, one goal from Paradigm
93 Mpact expands its Jumbo Bins line
94 Beverage Packaging: PET energy savings on show at drinktec
97 Quality Management: Cheryl Prins pinpoints a ticking time bomb
99 End of Line: Mosca sets new standards in strapping at FachPack
100 Weighing & Feeding: Ishida is top of the pops for snack foods

101 IPSA News: Factory visits by Western and Eastern Cape members
102 PCA News: All about speciality papers and coverings

103 Printing SA News: Stephen van der Walt is new president
105 Diary
105 Yours irreverently
106 Index of advertisers and their web addresses



The aerosols sector is battling to achieve growth and, although opportunities exist, South Africa is faced with major challenges in terms of logistical costs, fuel and energy prices. However, it’s not all doom and gloom, as Emma Dawson reports.

While aerosol designs become more innovative – with appealing finishes and ergonomically-enhanced shapes to provide maximum shelf shout and consumer convenience – there’s much behind-the-scenes activity when it comes to safety, recycling, imports and exports.

The Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (AMA) reports that the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa has carried out a complete round of gazettes and received submissions on its proposal to ‘seek temporary relief from duty for imported aerosol slugs’. This dispensation is expected to benefit 38% of South Africa’s local aerosol production.

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Plastics for a modern world

In the plastics packaging arena, demand is rapidly increasing for materials that give extended protection without compromising the quality and safety of the packaged product.

To meet demand, a variety of advanced polymers, functional additives and barrier technologies are being developed and commercialised for the manufacture of films and rigid plastics packaging. These technologies not only optimise product shelf-life, but also reduce the need for preservatives, provide transparency and gloss, and serve as a printing substrate.

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Triumph invests for growth

A new-look Triumph Group expedites expansion with extensive investments, writes Karen Stretch.

In 1971, Rowland Tramontino and Kenneth Firth established Triumph Printing in a small factory in Clairwood, KwaZulu-Natal.

In the first month, with just five staff members, they achieved a turnover of R1 560!

Some 42-years later, the business has expanded exponentially, employing 120 specialised staff at a 6 000m2 production facility in Pinetown, with a sales and distribution centre in Kyalami, Gauteng.


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