Aerobal’s 2013 winners

Aerobal’s annual World Aluminium Can Awards sees cans from around the world being judged by editors of 12 packaging publications on five continents. Emma Dawson was one of the judges and reports.

At this year’s congress, winners of the 2013 World Aluminium Aerosol Can Award were presented by Aerobal, the global association for manufacturers of aluminium aerosol cans.

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Injection moulding’s forward momentum

Karen Stretch highlights injection moulding advances seen at K2013.

Greater line efficiency, energy reduction and lightweighting were among key phrases bandied around among the injection moulding fraternity at K2013 in Düsseldorf.

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Perfect performance

CTP continues to expand and invest – the latest example being a brand-new F&K press, recently unveiled to customers and industry colleagues. Gill Loubser was among the guests and reports...

For the second time in three years, guests at a gala function at CTP flexibles watched in awe at the impeccable start-up and stellar performance of a brand-new Fischer & Krecke flexographic press.

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Cornering the market

Investment in automatic folding-gluing technology is adding to capacity at Magnum Packaging, reports Karen Stretch.

In 2001, Roodepoort businessman, Koot Meyer, launched a specialised hand packing and finishing business called Magnum Packaging.

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HD Flexo certified plate mounting sleeve

Polywest’s line of plate sleeves – supplied locally by Ipex Machinery – meet the requirements for flexo printing when it comes to printing with solvent-based, UV and water-based inks. Developed to fit all air support cylinder sizes, they’re easy to mount and their special construction guarantees high-quality print results.

Today’s flexographers require flexible components that are easy to handle while reducing costs and set-up times. Polywest’s products meet these needs – including adapters for bridging big printing circumferences and sleeves for plate mounting as well as direct-engraving sleeves. This complementary range is characterised by enormous flexibility – being compatible with nearly every sleeve system available.

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