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LOCAL MAKER CREATES UPGRADE FOR CLASSIC 3D PRINTER DESIGN

 The Prusa i3 3D printer may be something of a dependable warhorse in the maker field, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be improved. Local maker Dave O’Brien and creator of Totilly3d – a 3D printing service based in Amanzimtoti – agrees and has taken to making his version of the i3 better.   After redesigning many parts of the printer and replacing them with his own 3D prints, O’Brien still.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 7th September 2016

Brother wins BLI Summer 2016 Pick Awards for printers/MFCs

 Brother Industries, a parent company of Brother International South Africa, one of the leading global manufacturers of laser and inkjet printing devices, has won five "Summer 2016 Pick Awards" in printers/MFPs and scanners, based on rigorous evaluation by Buyers Laboratory* (BLI), an independent evaluation organisation.   Winning Brother products   Monochrome printers/MFCs for small/mid-sized.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 7th September 2016

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



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  • Scan Holdings- Easy Open Ends, Penny Lever Lid, Spray dried coffee, Freeze dried coffee powder, Agglomerated Coffee, Beer Cans, Beer Neck Foils
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  • Unipak Nile - Manufacturer of Corrugated Boxes & Displays - Egypt

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Advertisers in previous issue:

  • Manufacturer exporter of Paper Converted Stationery Products for the School & Office Segment.
  • HP Indigo digital press, a division of HP, Hewlett Packard, is the world’s leading provider of high end, high quality, color digital printing solutions.
  • The   Stratex    company   was  founded  in  2002  in  response  to  the  urgent  needs of  Western humanitarian aid organizations in  Central  Asia.
  • We are leading manufacturer of wide range of products which includes stationery and aluminium products. We also offer services like printing and packaging.
  •  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.
  • Injection molding machines
  • Radhekrishna, a leading mechanical engineering enterprise in India,
  • 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
  • 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
  •  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
  • 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
  • Products includes adhesive tapes, masking tapes etc
  • Unipak Nile Ltd. manufactures corrugated containers, carton packaging, high-graphics shelf-ready packaging, and promotional point-of-purchase displays and counter stands.
  • Rawasy Al Khaleej Plastic Ind. is an integrated packaging company manufacturing rigid & flexible packaging products.
  • Nile Trade Fairs focuses in International trade fairs & conferences to be ideal platforms for foreign and local companies doing business in the Middle East
  •  PANASIA TECH is a Hong Kong based company with various Original Equipment Manufacturing partners in Mainland China and India.
  • Preparing the PE raw materials in the shape of powder.
  •  Static Control Components is the world
  • Plastic products
  • NMC is an internationally leading company active in the development, production and marketing of synthetic foams.
  • Machines
  • It is publication which is serving the food & package industries in Asia.
  • Proven, high quality, reliable and cost effective solution for a wide variety of coding & marking applications.
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