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South Africa’s 3D Printing Sector Shows Potential Growth Across the Board

 All across the world, the 3D printing sector is expanding at an exponential rate, and South Africa is no exception to this growth. The country has gained recognition from the 3D printing community for Hans Fouche’s large-scale Cheetah 3D printer, which was recently put to the test by South Africa’s I Maker Lab. Meanwhile, the German-based Aachen University of Applied Sciences has been hosting 3D Printing Summer School sessions.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 3rd September 2016

South African printer Traderplus makes double inkjet investment

 South African printer Traderplus has ordered two ColourPrint engines from IIJ following its initial success with inkjet technology.   Traderplus is a printing company based in Durban, South Africa, with manufacturing plants in both Suzhou Industrial Park, China and Durban. It has 28 years of printing and fulfillment experience.   Traderplus is IIJ’s most high profile customer so far in Africa, where the inkjet.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 2nd September 2016

Cider packaging market to grow at 4.98% CAGR during 2016-2020 set to grow according to forecasts

 The analysts forecast global cider packaging market to grow at a CAGR of 4.98% during the period 2016-2020. The worldwide consumption of cider is expected to grow at a rate of 5% per year and will reach 3 billion liters by 2020.   The market will see a slowdown in its largest market in Europe which accounts for more than 40%. However, it is expected to witness strong growth in the markets of the US, Australia, and South.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 2nd September 2016

Plarning ahead: ‘Plastic yarn’ project to provide sleeping mats to Kenyan villages

 Got a little time on your hands and want to do some good?   Join Kenya Relief and some local church members in crafting some much-needed necessities — items that will find their way to the impoverished Third World — out of plarn.   What is plarn?   Short for “plastic yarn,” plarn is made from pretty common, throwaway stuff: grocery bags. Snip off the handles, cut the bags into strips, and.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 1st September 2016

Mobile printing with the PrintbyXerox App

 Mobile technology has significantly changed both where and how business gets done. Today, employees can work from virtually anywhere and at any time or place. However, no matter how mobile workforces may have become, people still need to print. Xerox's PrintbyXerox App, a cloud-based mobile print solution, enables mobile workers to raise their productivity levels, regardless of where their business takes them – whether they're.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 31st August 2016

To Compete Globally, South Africa Makes 3D Printing A Government Strategy

 South Africa’s public and private sectors are stepping up investment in 3D printing technology as the country seeks to identify future markets and products that will allow it to compete globally. South Africa has invested $24.75 million of public funds since 2014 on 3D printing research and development, according to a report in 3D-ers.   The government’s Additive Manufacturing Strategy is part of South Africa’s.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 30th August 2016

Xerox iGen 5 press available in South Africa

 For too long, print service providers needing to deliver high-quality, high-margin brochures, posters or photo books have been held back by time, labour and even colour constraints. This has all changed with the launch of the new Xerox iGen 5 press, which is now available in South Africa. What sets the iGen 5 apart is the fact that it offers users access to a gamut-extending fifth colour. This will dramatically increase their ability to.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 29th August 2016

Hans Fouche & South Africa’s I Makers Lab Collaborate, Put Cheetah 3D Printer to the Test for Industrial Designs

 There are numerous large-scale 3D printers within the industry currently gaining traction, but I dare you to find one that’s offered up a more interesting resume already than that of the Cheetah 3D printer by Hans Fouche. While his passion today is obviously 3D printing and the construction of the hardware on a massive scale, a sense of gifted art and design—even sometimes a bit zany, a bit surreal—has seeped in from the.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 29th August 2016

Hans Fouche & South Africa’s I Makers Lab Collaborate, Put Cheetah 3D Printer to the Test for Industrial Designs

 There are numerous large-scale 3D printers within the industry currently gaining traction, but I dare you to find one that’s offered up a more interesting resume already than that of the Cheetah 3D printer by Hans Fouche. While his passion today is obviously 3D printing and the construction of the hardware on a massive scale, a sense of gifted art and design—even sometimes a bit zany, a bit surreal—has seeped in from the.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 29th August 2016

Plastics – boring for some, but a thriving business for this East African company

 People generally don’t give much thought to the plastic bottle from which they drink their Coke, or the hangers they store their clothes on.   However, East African company Silafrica, established in 1967, has built a successful business from plastics, and is seeing plenty of scope for future growth.   Akshay Shah, managing director for Silafrica, says that while in the past consumers didn’t really care which brand.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 27th August 2016

Forests for All Forever: Driving Consumer Demand for Sustainability Through Meaningful Marketing

 At SB’16 Cape Town in May, Tetra Pak, South African Airways (SAA) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) came together to share their views on the importance of building market demand from environmentally conscious consumers to move sustainable commodities further into the mainstream.   According to FSC consumer research encompassing over 9,000 respondents in 11 markets, consumers show a growing concern for environmental.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 26th August 2016

Mondi First-Half Profit Rises as Consumer Packaging Volumes Gain

 Mondi Ltd., a South African manufacturer of packaging for products from coffee beans to industrial chemicals, said first-half profit rose 11 percent as volumes in its consumer business increased. Earnings per share excluding one-time items rose to 75 euro cents a share from 67.8 euro cents a year earlier, the Johannesburg-based company said in a statement on Thursday. Sales declined 4.2 percent to 3.3 billion euros ($3.7.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 26th August 2016



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