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African Packaging Industry Well Equipped for Increased Demand

Growth in Africa’s packaging sector is tipped to explode over the coming years and global packaging equipment suppliers are certainly keen to capitalise on the potential for consumer-led growth. According to a report, sub-Saharan Africa’s key food and beverage market grew by 18 per cent last year. Over the next 20 years, it is projected to be four times the region’s urban market growth average. Sub-Saharan Africa’s.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 2nd January 2017

Ethiopia: Government Buys Fertilizer From Moroccan Firm

The Ethiopian Agricultural Business Corporation (EABC) said it has purchased 936,430 tonnes of fertilizer at a cost of 6.4 billion Br. Seventy pc of the purchased fertilizer was bought from OCP, a Moroccan based global market leader of phosphate and its derivatives.   The fertilizer is being imported via the port of Djibouti and Port Sudan. "The importation of the fertilizers via Port Sudan will reduce the transportation cost and.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 29th December 2016

Ethiopia: Double Digit Economic Growth to Continue - World Bank

In its fifth economic update for Ethiopia, the World Bank reported that the country's growth will remain relatively steady in the coming years. The country has been growing at an average of 11pc over the past decade.   Last year, the country registered a growth of eight percent, despite facing the worst drought in five decades.   Even though the country has reduced the problem of unemployment, the figure is still remained.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 14th December 2016

Mpact Plastics FMCG division, leading producer of rigid plastic packaging in SA

 This multifaceted business, which ranks among the top players in South Africa’s multi-billion-rand plastics packaging sector and serves a multitude of blue-chip customers, manufactures a range of packaging products for the food, beverage, personal care, homecare, pharmaceutical, agricultural and retail markets, primarily in South Africa. Raw materials are sourced from a number of South African and international suppliers.   In.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 25th November 2016

Fresh-baked ideas and packaging for SASKO flour

 Just Design uses their packaging expertise to build on the successful SASKO bread upgrade, leveraging the brand's position across the local retail space.   Big brands often face the challenge of balancing longstanding history and recognition with trying to remain relevant for modern consumers. When it comes to flour in South Africa, there are a few big names that dominate the category. They all have heritage. So, how could SASKO.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 24th November 2016

AFRICA - THE NEXT GROWTH MARKET

Africa is currently home to five of the fastest growing economies in the world. According to a global study, the continent's economy is forecast to grow to $2.6 trillion in 2020 from $1.6 trillion in 2008, fuelled by booms in mining, agriculture and development of ports, roads and other infrastructure. This rapid economic growth is what is creating substantial new business opportunities in the region. Over the past decade, Africa’s real.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 24th November 2016

Turkish Exporters Target Africa

 At a time when struggling Turkish exporters are looking for ways to diversify their target markets, Africa is poised to become the new frontier market for Turkish firms as they position themselves to become major stakeholders in the region’s rapidly growing industries. Africa has recorded an annual growth rate of 5 percent over the last decade and is expected to continue this trend in the coming years. Six out of ten fastest growing.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 23rd November 2016

Mondi seeking deals to capture growth in consumer packaging

 Mondi Ltd. is seeking to acquire more companies making the type of flexible packaging used for items like pet-food pouches, as the South African manufacturer taps growing demand from the consumer-goods industry.   The maker of corrugated boxes and industrial bags has made four “bolt-on” consumer-related purchases in the past two years and has the appetite for more, Chief Executive Officer David Hathorn, 54, said in an.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 23rd November 2016

3D printing is now at the heart of lifesaving surgery

 For the first time in Kenya, doctors at Kenyatta National Hospital managed to separate conjoined twins.    This was one of the first such operations successfully done at a hospital in sub-Saharan Africa (see another one here), and it was possible in part because of 3D printing.   Dr Fred Kambuni, the lead surgeon, said that a 3D printed model helped his team of medics conduct the delicate spinal surgical interventions.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 22nd November 2016

South Africa recycles more plastic bottles than it throws away

 New statistics from recycling company Petco have revealed that more polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles are being recycled than are sent to landfill, with about 4.7-million bottles recycled every day. This resulted in 112 000 t of carbon emissions, as well as 461 000 m3 of landfill space, being saved.   Noting that South Africa was winning the battle of recycling plastic bottles, the company said 52% of post-consumer PET.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 26th October 2016

Huhtamaki PPL to set up plants for flexible packaging

 Huhtamaki PPL Limited (formerly The Paper Products Ltd), a part of the Finland-based Huhtamaki group that provides consumer and specialty packaging solutions, plans to invest about Rs 65 crores for expansion and modernisation projects for its flexible packaging and labels businesses in the North East region. While the company will set up a flexible packaging plant in Assam, its subsidiary, Webtech Labels Pvt Ltd, will build a production.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 25th October 2016

Tanzania: SIDO Launches Ultra Modern Packaging Centre

 Small Industries Development Organisation (SIDO) has launched a multi-million shilling packaging centre in Dar es Salaam to ease shortage package materials to local enterprises. The centre which cost 250,000 US dollars to build, is a one-stop centre of excellence in the continent which supports SMEs services.   The Finland Deputy Head of Mission in Tanzania, Mr Simo Pekkaparviainen, said they will borrow a leaf from the centre and.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 24th October 2016



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  • Astro films, a quality conscious film manufacturer offer the best quality product in packaging film spectrum.
  • Directed its efforts towards the needs of developing countries of Central, Middle Asia and East Africa for shipping of Packing Equipment and materials for food, beverages, household chemicals and cooking oil industry
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  • IGT Testing Systems specializes on Development, manufacturing and marketing of printability testing equipment and tack testing instruments for the worldwide paper industry, printing industry, graphical arts, plastic-, paint, ink and   coating industr
  • Rawasy Al Khaleej Plastic Ind. is an integrated packaging company manufacturing rigid & flexible packaging products.
  •  Static Control Components is the world
  • Products includes adhesive tapes, masking tapes etc
  • Shree Ambica Industries is one of the most dynamic, technology driven company, which offers tailor made packaging solutions
  • HP Indigo digital press, a division of HP, Hewlett Packard, is the worlds leading provider of high end, high quality, color digital printing solutions.
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  •  Ipex is dedicated to managing the brands of world leading printing & related machinery manufacturers ensuring that we supply machinery from manufacturers of technologically advanced equipment, tailor-made for the Printing, Packaging and   Converting
  •  At Maple Leaf Plastic, we specialize in offering great savings to our customers by creating customized solutions to suit their individual needs.
  • Vuega Packaging Industries is a leading supplier of industrial & consumer packaging solutions in UAE.
  • Unipak Nile Ltd. manufactures corrugated containers, carton packaging, high-graphics shelf-ready packaging, and promotional point-of-purchase displays and counter stands.
  •  Paperex  12th International Exhibition & Conference on Pulp & Paper Industry
  • Proven, high quality, reliable and cost effective solution for a wide variety of coding & marking applications.
  • LOHIA CORP LIMITED formerly known as Lohia Starlinger Limited started in the year 1981 to address the flexible packaging needs of various sectors of industry in India
  • We are leading manufacturer of wide range of products which includes stationery and aluminium products. We also offer services like printing and packaging.
  • Radhekrishna, a leading mechanical engineering enterprise in India,
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  • NMC is an internationally leading company active in the development, production and marketing of synthetic foams.
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