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Packaging industry needs to be ready for 2017 boom

06/09/2016 - 16:02

A few decades ago, packaging companies needed more tons of machinery to produce the output that they do today. Back then, the more heavy machinery they had, the more value was produced. Now, things are done differently; with less material. The difference is information. 

“Businesses in South Africa, especially those in the packaging industry, stand the risk of losing their competitive advantage, or worse, becoming irrelevant, if they fail to mature their business strategy and systems,” says Heinrich van der Vyver, CEO and founder of QuickEasy Software, a business process management so... 

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Milk-based packing ticks lots of boxes

26/08/2016 - 10:33

MUCH of the plastic packaging used for food can be recycled, from egg containers to milk jugs, to butter tubs. But what about...

Mondi to buy Russian packaging company

11/07/2016 - 11:23

MONDI is acquiring Russian flexible packaging maker Uralplastic for an undisclosed amount....

Poor packaging hampers Ghana’s exports - Ghana

23/09/2014 - 10:47

Ghanaian products are unable to penetrate the international market due to poor packaging, labelling, and the inability of exp...

Pfizer eyes AstraZeneca drug company

22/04/2014 - 10:35

London - Pfizer may come back to bid for British drug company AstraZeneca after its reported $101bn takeover approach was rej...

SMC offers new opportunities to the food and packaging indus...

SMC, the world’s leading provider of pneumatics recently launched a new edition to the SY series of Valve Manifolds targeted at the food and packing market. With its diverse customer base, SMC covers all automation industries and provides customers in their respective competitive markets with the best possible solutions. READ MORE

Sustainable innovation: Bosch presents the world’s first S...

Bosch Packaging Technology and BillerudKorsnäs developed the world´s first Sealed Paper Packaging. Instead of using polymer film, a new solution enables production of dust-tight packaging for dry products such as sugar, grains, flour or powders using sustainable mono-material paper, which contains no additional polymer fractions. READ MORE

Over 2.1M South Africans are using QR codes, and it’s grow...

One area of Surveway's solutions is the “on-pack solution” for companies to gain insights from their consumer about their brand, linked to instant real-time coupons or vouchers, recipes or “how to” guides, you will be able to engage on a one-to-one basis with your consumer. We can use either a QR code or our own READ MORE

Pyrotec PackMark gears up for fdt Africa 2016

With food and drink technology Africa (fdt) just around the corner, Pyrotec PackMark is gearing up to showcase a selection of coding and marking machines specifically engineered for the food and beverage industries. READ MORE

Packaging Bonanza at Africa’s Big Seven

Packaging in the food and beverage sector is one of the world’s fastest growing industries as it tries to keep up with the massive growth and diversity of new products sweeping through consumer markets. READ MORE

African packaging demand to soar - Africa’s Big Seven

A growing number of market-leading local and international packaging manufacturers are using Africa’s Big Seven (AB7) to access rapidly expanding consumer markets across the continent. READ MORE

SMC offers new opportunities to the food and packaging industry with its SY5000 IP69K Sustainable innovation: Bosch presents the world’s first Sealed Paper PackagingOver 2.1M South Africans are using QR codes, and it’s growing exponentiallyPyrotec PackMark gears up for fdt Africa 2016Packaging Bonanza at Africa’s Big SevenAfrican packaging demand to soar - Africa’s Big Seven

SMC offers new opportunities to the food and packaging indus...

SMC, the world’s leading provider of pneumatics recently launched a new edition to the SY series of Valve Manifolds targeted at the food and packing market. With its diverse customer base, SMC covers all automation industries and provides customers in their respective competitive markets with the best possible solutions. READ MORE

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