SMC continues to dazzle with the new SY series of valve manifolds, which will be manufactured on-site in SMC South Africa’s brand new production facilities. With its diverse customer base, SMC covers all automation industries and provides customers in their respective competitive markets with the best possible solutions.
Air Products South Africa’s investment in a 224m² aquaponics system at the Randvaal Primary School proves to be a successful model for schools to teach children the skills of producing their own vegetables and for the school to become self-sustainable. Teachers and learners at the Randvaal Primary School in Daleside, Midvaal, whoare extremely motivated by their successful cucumber crop of more than 75kg in last December, attended a training session and planted vegetable seeds this week.
Food packaging used to be focused on getting product on the shelf unspoiled and undamaged. Today, it is driven by consumer demand for choices and manufacturers’ desire to grow market share and buyer loyalty with line extensions and sub-brands.
The glba, also known as the Global Local Branding Alliance, arranged a conference on branding at one of the world's biggest food and beverage product exhibitions. On 20 March, the alliance, which is represented in Africa by Gail Macleod, CEO of Stratcom, was part of the team that arranged the large-scale event as a part of the China Food and Drinks Fair 2016.
The vast majority of countries have legislation that protects consumers from high levels of mycotoxins in food. Once incorporated, these toxic chemical compounds produced by moulds are able to induce a variety of diseases, so called mycotoxicoses.
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