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15 Jan 2021
IDC awards major financing facility to Teqal

Based in KwaZulu-Natal, Teqal is a specialist producer of biodegradable injection moulded rigid plastic packaging for cosmetics and industrial products.…

IDC awards major financing facility to Teqal

Based in KwaZulu-Natal, Teqal is a specialist producer of biodegradable injection moulded rigid plastic packaging for cosmetics and industrial products. In December, the company was awarded a R50mn financing facility by the IDC to expand its factory. Globally plastic waste accounted for 6.3bn metric tons in 2015. This amount of…

14 Jan 2021
BASF founds coalition to build a circular economy in the self adhesive labelling industry

BASF is a founding member of a new global network dedicated to building a circular economy in the self-adhesive labelling…

BASF founds coalition to build a circular economy in the self adhesive labelling industry

BASF is a founding member of a new global network dedicated to building a circular economy in the self-adhesive labelling industry. CELAB (Toward a Circular Economy for Labels) is a cross-industry coalition open to all companies in the self-adhesive label supply chain, promoting sustainability through encouraging collaboration, kick- starting regional…

13 Jan 2021
New GEA PowerPak PLUS includes a more sustainable packaging option

GEA has added a new dimension of versatility to the PowerPak PLUS by making it possible to use a more…

New GEA PowerPak PLUS includes a more sustainable packaging option

GEA has added a new dimension of versatility to the PowerPak PLUS by making it possible to use a more sustainable paper-based packaging alternative with this technology. The GEA PowerPak PLUS thermoforming packaging machine lends itself to a range of different packaging solutions, including handling protection, vacuum, MAP and shrink…

03 Dec 2020
KM Packaging launches compostable packaging range

Global flexible packaging and lidding films supplier KM Packaging has launched a new range of compostable products. The C-Range of…

KM Packaging launches compostable packaging range

Global flexible packaging and lidding films supplier KM Packaging has launched a new range of compostable products. The C-Range of bio-plastic packaging materials includes shrink wrap, stretch wrap, adhesive tape, nets and bags. It enhances KM’s portfolio of sustainable flexible packaging solutions and offers customers a wider range of choice.…

02 Dec 2020
How to thrive as the labelling industry goes digital

To help label converters try to understand how they can take the first step into their digital journey, HP is…

How to thrive as the labelling industry goes digital

To help label converters try to understand how they can take the first step into their digital journey, HP is releasing a new eBook: Outrun the Future. The Time is Now. How to thrive as the label industry goes digital. 2020 has brought about significant changes in the way we…

23 Nov 2020
INTELLECT Vision Glue-On Labels ensure the integrity of labelled bottles

FILTEC’s INTELLECT Vision Glue-On Label solution for bottles ensures that only well-presented, correctly labelled bottles are shipped, helping promote sales…

INTELLECT Vision Glue-On Labels ensure the integrity of labelled bottles

FILTEC’s INTELLECT Vision Glue-On Label solution for bottles ensures that only well-presented, correctly labelled bottles are shipped, helping promote sales and repeat business, while reducing customer complaints. The Vision Glue-On Label solution inspects paper, plastic and ceramic labels that cover the neck and body areas of each bottle following the…

19 Nov 2020
Company coalition designs compound packaging with optimised cycle-features

Leading companies in the plastics and recycling industry have banded together to form a cross-industry coalition to improve the quality…

Company coalition designs compound packaging with optimised cycle-features

Leading companies in the plastics and recycling industry have banded together to form a cross-industry coalition to improve the quality of recovered packaging film. The partner companies involved – Maag (packaging production), Taghleef Industries (PP film), Henkel (laminating adhesives), and Huber Group (printing ink) – have succeeded in designing a…

16 Nov 2020
A recycling line for used beverage cartons

Stora Enso and Tetra Pak have come together to explore the possibility of creating a new recycling line to significantly…

A recycling line for used beverage cartons

Stora Enso and Tetra Pak have come together to explore the possibility of creating a new recycling line to significantly increase the recycling of used beverage cartons in Central and Eastern Europe. The partners are initiating a feasibility study to assess the viability of building a large-scale recycling line for…

05 Nov 2020
Alpla unveils the world’s first carbon-neutral rPET

Global manufacturer of plastic packaging and recycling specialist, the Alpla Group is unveiling the world’s first carbon-neutral recycled PET. Alpla…

Alpla unveils the world’s first carbon-neutral rPET

Global manufacturer of plastic packaging and recycling specialist, the Alpla Group is unveiling the world’s first carbon-neutral recycled PET. Alpla switched its PET recycling team plants in Wöllersdorf, Austria, and Radomsko, Poland, to a mix of electricity from renewable sources in order to produce carbon-neutral rPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate).  “This…

26 Oct 2020
Webinar explores opportunities in packaging in the new normal

Specialised Exhibitions collaborates with New Media on a highly successful Propak Cape packaging industry webinar. Having been postponed from October…

Webinar explores opportunities in packaging in the new normal

Specialised Exhibitions collaborates with New Media on a highly successful Propak Cape packaging industry webinar. Having been postponed from October 2020 to June 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Propak Cape will celebrate its 21st anniversary next year. Although disappointed that the 2020 Propak Cape exhibition had to be rescheduled,…

26 Oct 2020
Omron launches HD-1500 mobile robot with immense payload capacity

Industry-leading HD-1500 from Omron expands the possibilities for autonomous material transport.  Omron has announced the launch of the HD-1500, the strongest and latest…

Omron launches HD-1500 mobile robot with immense payload capacity

Industry-leading HD-1500 from Omron expands the possibilities for autonomous material transport.  Omron has announced the launch of the HD-1500, the strongest and latest addition to the company’s series of mobile robots. The new HD-1500 boasts a heavy payload capacity of up to 1 500kg. It is ideal for modern factories, where autonomous material handling…

26 Oct 2020
How to add value in pharma packaging

Traceability and sustainability are two major factors impacting packaging in the pharma industry. We talk to Jessica Busa, project head…

How to add value in pharma packaging

Traceability and sustainability are two major factors impacting packaging in the pharma industry. We talk to Jessica Busa, project head at Siyakha Imperial Printing Co., about some of the latest developments within these two areas. Counterfeit products represent many dangers. Other than the risk to the patient, fake medication also…

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