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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

SAs oldest coffee roastery releases new-look packaging

 MASTERTONS Coffee and Tea Specialists are a Port Elizabeth-based speciality coffee roastery and have been pioneers in the roasting and blending of top-quality coffee since 1924.   This makes them one of the oldest, if not the oldest, coffee roasteries in South Africa! Providing a personalised service, they supply a large range of freshly roasted coffee blends and speciality grade single-origin coffees, among numerous other awesome.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 21st October 2016

Skysat Launches First Label Printing Machine In Africa

 Skysat Technologies Limited, the sole distributor of Konica Minolta digital print solutions in Nigeria and Ghana has launched the first labeling printing machine in Africa. The machine, codenamed: bizhub PRESS C71cf is one of the many digital printing products of Konica Minolta and Brother that were unveiled at the ongoing 4th digital print solution expo tagged: “Exceeding Your Business Expectations,” which began yesterday at.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 20th October 2016

Digital Packaging Innovations makes move into digital with Africa's maiden HP Indigo 20000

 Kenya's Digital Packaging Innovations (DPI) has ordered an HP Indigo 20000 digital press, the first purchase of this press on the African continent.   The press is set to be installed alongside an AB Graphics Digicon 3000 finishing unit, which will provide DPI with a complete end-to-end packaging system.   The sale was supported by HP’s local channel partner in Kenya, Elite Digital, along with its own regional.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th October 2016

Printing Inks Market in South Africa to Reach US$ 155.13 Mn by 2024

 The printing inks market in South Africa is highly fragmented and the top six companies cumulatively accounted for more than 60% in 2015. These companies are New Africa Inks (Pty) Limited, Constantia Printing Inks, Hi-Tech Inks (Pty) Ltd., Flint Group South Africa Ltd., Hostmann-Steinberg South Africa (Pty) Ltd., and NUtec Digital Ink (Pty) Ltd. Transparency Market Research finds that the penetration of global players is likely to create.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 17th October 2016

Esse Pumped About Airless Packaging System for Probiotic Skincare Line

 Striking packaging is helping South Africa-based Esse successfully launch its Esse Probiotic Serum skincare line.   Esse uses innovative production techniques, airless glass packaging and a preservative-free formula for its Probiotic Serum, which launched in 2015 as what the company says is the world's first live probiotic serum. The probiotic microbes are encapsulated and suspended in an oil base, reanimating and dividing when they.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 12th October 2016

South Africa's Mondi to buy Russian packaging firm Beepack

 South Africa's Mondi has signed an agreement to acquire Beepack from a private investor for 41 million euros ($46 million) as part of plans to expand its packaging business, the paper group said on Monday.   Mondi, which is also listed in London, expects to complete the transaction in the fourth quarter, with CEO David Hathorn saying that the Russian business will support the development of Mondi's Corrugated Packaging operations in.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 11th October 2016

AAA Growers, Packaging Line, Kenya

 The demand for year-round availability of out-of-season vegetables in Western European has prompted the establishment of large vegetable growing and convenience packaging businesses in countries such as Kenya, where the climate is more amenable for mass cultivation.   AAA Growers is a Kenyan-based horticultural firm that farms, processes and exports a wide range of vegetables and flowers for the European, South African and UK.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th October 2016

Spices farmers to benefit from training on packaging

 TANZANIA Trade Development Authority (TANTRADE) has organized a six-day training to build capacity for 200 farmers of spices and horticulture on packaging of their produce.   The other partners in the workshop that started yesterday and set to end on Saturday are Small Industries Development Organization (SIDO), Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) and the National Network of Farmers’ Groups Tanzania, known in Swahili acronym as.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 5th October 2016

South Africa: 3-D technology brings a lost mammalian ancestor back to life

 At the very beginning of the 1960s, a South African palaeontologist embarked on a series of ambitious works. Dr A.S. Brink wanted to better understand the anatomy and evolution of humans' pre-mammalian ancestors, the therapsids.   Brink worked with therapsid skulls found in South Africa's Karoo region. He ground the skulls at thin and regular intervals to assess their internal cranial anatomy. The technique, known as serial.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 4th October 2016

Canon launches imageFORMULA ScanFront 400: A high-performance network scanner for rapid document capture

 Canon, world-leader in imaging solutions, announced the new imageFORMULA ScanFront 400, a high-performance standalone network scanner, expertly designed to capture a wide range of documents and feed into fast-paced business workflows.   High speed, high quality everywhere    The imageFORMULA ScanFront 400 allows for high-speed, versatile scanning of a wide range of documents including A4, A5, business cards and.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 3rd October 2016



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