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Sappi sells Cape Kraft recycled packaging mill to Golden Era Group

Following on Sappi's recent announcement of the sale of its Enstra Mill and recycled packaging business, Sappi wishes to announce the sale of its Cape Kraft recycled packaging paper Mill to the Golden Era Group. In March 2015 Sappi initiated a closed tender process after receiving many expressions of interest to buy the mill. It is expected that the transaction will close in September 2015. The disposal is not categorisable in terms of section.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 8th September 2015

Gumtree helps Stickeez fans

The Stickeez tiny plastic toys, given away by Pick n Pay are highly sought after commodities in playgrounds and schools, so much so that enterprising entrepreneurs and desperate moms are putting them up for sale and swop on Gumtree. Head of Gumtree Marketing Claire Cobbledick says they were not surprised to see the little characters pop up online. "As a parent, I know first-hand that children are begging to go to the shops just to complete.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 8th September 2015

Nigeria: Plastic Subsector to Grow By Seven Percent By 2025

The plastic subsector is expected to grow by seven percent over the next ten years, just as a positive outlook is projected for the packaging industry due to increased market demand and sophistication of the Nigerian consumers. Also, imports of food processing and packaging machinery witnessed an increase of €331 million in 2013, compared to €198 million in 2010, Managing Director, Fairtrade, Mr. Martin Marz, said this at the just.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th May 2015

Kenya: Prints and Textiles in African Fashion

 I'm obsessed with all kinds of prints, florals and botanicals, geometrics, art-deco and plaids; those inspired by ethnic tradition as well as the artisanal African weaves that are slowly becoming less popular.As an avid champion of African fashion, I am very interested in the assumptions and subsequent choices people make with regard to fashion. Often, consumer choice on African fashion is limited to wax textiles produced in the.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 19th January 2015

Tanzanian project ventures into 3D printer development

 A bilateral project supported by Finland in Tanzania: diversifying to hardware development that will start the business this year. The project implemented through Tanzania Science and Technology ( Tanzict) is taking giant leap into ambitious three - dimensional ( 3D) printer development at its innovation hub based in Dar es Salaam. Confirming the new developments, co-manager at Tanzict, Brian Paul says the venture into hardware will.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 17th January 2015

Kenya’s cabinet approves joint venture in currency printing

Nairobi: The controversial money printing contract awarded to British currency printer De La Rue can now get underway.The approval from the cabinet brings to an end a decade-old stand-off over the lucrative deal.   A communication from the cabinet meeting on Thursday indicated that the contract, which was first approved in 2011 by former President Mwai Kibaki’s government, can now proceed.“Cabinet approved a joint venture in.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 17th January 2015

Soft drink company Coca Cola launches plastic recycling project

Soft drink giant Coca-Cola East and Central Africa is leading a new initiative to help tackle plastic bottle wastes with a recycling project already running in Kenya.   Through an industry coalition with plastic bottle manufacturer Safepak Ltd and Highlands Mineral Water Company, the soft drink manufacturer recently launched the recycling project in Kenya with a view to replicating it in the region.   In Kenya, the three companies.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 29th October 2014

Kibaran Resources, CSIRO identify 3D graphene printing opportunities

Kibaran Resources’ (ASX:KNL) 50%-owned subsidiary 3D Graphtech has identified two potentially scalable manufacturing techniques for the production of graphene and graphite at low cost and high volumes. Shares in the company should trade higher on the study results, which also identified a pathway for the development of graphene inks for fused filament fabrication 3D printing.   Discussions are underway regarding an extended.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 21st October 2014

Coca-Cola launches PET recycling scheme in Kenya

According to the East African, the company launched its drive to have more of the country's used polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycled, in collaboration with bottle maker Safepak and the Highlands Mineral Water Company. The three organisations aim to be recycling 70 per cent of the plastic containers they release to consumers by 2015. Bob Okello, public affairs manager for Coca-Cola East and Central Africa, told the news provider that it was.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 15th October 2014

Sidel international eyes Kenya's packaging industry

Kenya’s beverage packaging industry has a new player: Sidel international, which is seeking local partnerships as it plans to launch its products in the country.   The firm’s zone vice president for the Greater Middle East and Africa, Mr Clive Smith, says the planned move is in line with Sidel’s activities in the past few years where it has installed its machinery in various companies.   The move is a clear.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 20th August 2014

PET Recycling Plant worth US $33.06m in Gauteng, South Africa.

Plastic Packaging manufacturer and recycler Mpact has signed an agreement with Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to construct a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling plant worth US $33.06m in Gauteng, South Africa.   This announcement was made by the company recently when it was releasing its financial results for the past six months ended June 30.   Commissioning of the new recycling plant is expected to take place in.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 18th August 2014

Huhtamaki Positive Packaging deal will target Africa and UAE

 Huhtamaki will acquire Positive Packaging for $336m, with the sale expected to be complete by September. The acquisition of the privately owned flexible packaging company includes all nine manufacturing facilities including India, Africa and the UAE and the business will now become part of Huhtamaki’s Flexible Packaging division. Product development Katariina Hietaranta, head of group communications and investor relations,.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 6th August 2014



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