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Kenyan Incubator Sote Hub invests in 3D printing start-up Re-Decor

 For the past couple of years, Kenya’s Sote Hub has been cultivating a creative atmosphere of innovation amongst the younger community in the rural county of Taita Taveta. Specifically targeting high school students and recent graduates who’ve yet to enter the white collar workforce, Sote Hub is working to encourage younger generations to take more creative, entrepreneurial routes in their careers. According to a recent profile.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 25th August 2016

Tanzania: Firm Injects U.S. $2 Million in Packaging Industry

Mwanza — MWANZA - BASED Falcon Packaging Ltd has injected two million US dollars in the packaging industry in a strategic drive geared to complement government-backed initiatives aimed at improving the performance of business and industrial sectors.   The investment is for production of well-designed packaging materials for domestic and industrial uses. "We have decided to come up with high quality packaging materials which can.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 24th August 2016

Packaging Shortage Faced by Ethiopia's Agro-Processing Sector

The fast growing agro-processing industry in Ethiopia is facing a major packaging shortage, a government official said last week.   "Even though agro-processing has been growing rapidly in the past few years, the packaging industry is lagging behind," said Mebratu Meles, State Minister of Industry, while speaking to delegates from German companies that specialise in foodstuff packaging.   The government has been promoting.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 14th March 2016

DPI Plastics donates pipe and fittings for Plastics SA marine conservation project

DPI Plastics has stepped up to the plate in helping to preserve South Africa’s marine heritage by sponsoring a major sustainability initiative promoted by Plastics SA.   The international plastics industry made a commitment during the 5th Marine Debris Conference in 2011 to focus on the issue of plastic waste within the marine environment.   “The issue of marine debris forms a major part of our portfolio, and includes.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 14th January 2016

Innovative Equipment Finance Demand Gathers Momentum

Things have changed in business recently and continue to do so at a rapid rate. Our business environment is not just South Africa or even Africa anymore; it’s the world. Through globalisation, our markets are easily accessible and vice versa.   Countries like China and India and many more emerging economies are selling products in South Africa at extremely competitive prices, making it extremely difficult for South African.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 14th January 2016

Konica Minolta South Africa Announces Local Availability Of New JT Suite 6

Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, has announced the local availability of the new JT Suite 6, a more flexible, modular version of the successful JT software suite. As a powerful but easy to use solution for in-house print facilities and smaller commercial printers, the JT Suite 6 provides essential functionality, minimising costs and maximising return on investment.   When it comes to print production,.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 14th January 2016

Alpla buys operations in Egypt and Italy

Plastics packaging giant Alpla Holding GmbH has continued its worldwide expansion with acquisitions in Egypt and Italy. The Austria-based group will take over the Egyptian production site of Greek company Argo SA at the end of 2015. The facility is located around 30 kilometers northeast of central Cairo, in the industrial area of El Obour. Argo has operated the Egyptian plant since 2011. The plant produces blow molded containers and has.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 15th December 2015

Constantia Flexibles completes acquisition of Afripack

Vienna, Austria-headquartered packaging company Constantia Flexibles GmbH has announced that it has completed its acquisition of South African flexibles packaging group Afripack. The completion comes following approval from the antitrust authorities. A financial figure for the deal was not disclosed. Constantia highlights that Africa is one of the fastest growing markets for flexible packaging, with demand being pushed by factors including.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 15th December 2015

Sappi Invests In Stanger Mill As World Class Office and Tissue Paper Producer

Sappi concluded the sale of its Enstra Mill near Johannesburg. The mill was transferred on 2 November 2015 to the new owners, Corruseal. The sale is not categorisable in terms of section 9.5 of the JSE Listings Requirements. The production of Sappi’s much loved Typek copy paper has moved to Sappi Stanger Mill in KwaZulu-Natal. The agreement with Corruseal regarding Enstra Mill includes the recycled container board and kraft papers.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 7th November 2015

Mozambique: Government and Industry Discussing Cost of Plastic Bags

Maputo — Mozambican consumers will have to pay for the plastic bags that used to be distributed free of charge in shops and markets, and the government is now discussing a fixed price with the producers of plastic.   At a meeting in Maputo on Wednesday, the Deputy Minister of Land, Environment and Rural Development, Ana Senda, discussed with companies that make plastic bags and with traders the government's recently approved.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 16th September 2015

Phatisa's African Agriculture Fund invests in General Plastics, Kenya

The African Agriculture Fund (AAF), managed by Phatisa, has invested in General Plastics Limited (GPL), a leading manufacturer of packaging products servicing well-known brands mainly in the food, beverage and agro-chemical sectors in Kenya and the broader East Africa region. GPL is a family business that was founded in 1977 and has since steadily grown into Kenya’s foremost manufacturer of plastic packaging products. Today it operates.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 8th September 2015

Polyco launches series of "how to recycle" videos

POLYCO, the non-profit Polyolefin Recycling Company, has just released a series of five informative and fun YouTube-style videos to explain the importance of plastics recycling, how to recycle, what not to recycle, and the various different products that recycled plastics get made into.   According to POLYCO Chief Executive Officer, Mandy Naudé, each video is only approximately 3 minutes in length and features the dynamic and funny.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 8th September 2015



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