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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…

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…

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…

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
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…

26 Oct 2020
Packaging is changing – don’t get left behind!

Long overlooked as unglamorous, packaging is coming into its own once again thanks to the rise of online shopping and…

Packaging is changing – don’t get left behind!

Long overlooked as unglamorous, packaging is coming into its own once again thanks to the rise of online shopping and the challenges that brands are facing in differentiating themselves. New technologies – especially digital printing and finishing – are greatly expanding the potential of packaging to create moments of genuine…

29 Sep 2020
Rotolabel S&N Labels rebrands to S&N Labels

Rotolabel S&N Labels will be rebranding to S&N Labels on 1 October 2020 to focus on its core offering and…

Rotolabel S&N Labels rebrands to S&N Labels

Rotolabel S&N Labels will be rebranding to S&N Labels on 1 October 2020 to focus on its core offering and to grow market share. S&N Labels will remain part of the Labelling Division of The Bidvest Group. This follows the acquisition of the S&N Labels by the Bidvest Group in…

03 Sep 2020
Airnov introduces laser-marked desiccant canisters without direct labelling

Airnov Healthcare Packaging is introducing a new line of laser-marked sorbent and desiccant canisters without direct printing or labelling. Laser…

Airnov introduces laser-marked desiccant canisters without direct labelling

Airnov Healthcare Packaging is introducing a new line of laser-marked sorbent and desiccant canisters without direct printing or labelling. Laser marking produces clean, readable product and warning information with reduced risk of contamination of packaged pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. It also contributes to a smaller carbon footprint. Highly focused laser beam…

07 Aug 2020
A new wave of sustainable packaging for SA’s cosmetics industry

The move to sustainable packaging will be revolutionary for the South African cosmetics industry, but it won’t happen overnight. Teqal…

A new wave of sustainable packaging for SA’s cosmetics industry

The move to sustainable packaging will be revolutionary for the South African cosmetics industry, but it won’t happen overnight. Teqal is ready to start premium face care brands on this journey with the first biodegradable packaging developed and produced locally. According to international reports, almost 300 million tons of plastic…


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