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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

Constantia Flexibles strengthens position in African market

Constantia Flexibles Group is strengthening its position in the Sub-Saharan African growth market by acquiring the South African flexible packaging company Afripack. The parties agreed not to disclose the price of the transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the next three months.   Durban-based Afripack is the second largest flexible packaging company in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. The.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 8th September 2015

Canon's award-winning Oce ColorWave 700 has landed in SA

Canon South Africa has announced that the first award-winning Océ ColorWave 700 printers have landed in South Africa. Launched in Europe in February and available to South Africa since the beginning of August 2015, the Océ ColorWave 700 is already on display in Canon SA's showroom and now available countrywide.   The printer was built to deliver the highest possible productivity in the smallest possible footprint, so it can.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 8th September 2015

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



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  • 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
  •  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
  • Proven, high quality, reliable and cost effective solution for a wide variety of coding & marking applications.
  • 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
  • Preparing the PE raw materials in the shape of powder.
  • Radhekrishna, a leading mechanical engineering enterprise in India,
  • NMC is an internationally leading company active in the development, production and marketing of synthetic foams.
  • Machines
  •  Static Control Components is the world
  • Shree Ambica Industries is one of the most dynamic, technology driven company, which offers tailor made packaging solutions
  • Manufacturing and sales of flexible plastic packaging, multilayer packaging, B.O.P.P Metalized film for food grade packages etc.
  • HP Indigo digital press, a division of HP, Hewlett Packard, is the worlds leading provider of high end, high quality, color digital printing solutions.
  • Manufacturer exporter of Paper Converted Stationery Products for the School & Office Segment.
  • Unipak Nile Ltd. manufactures corrugated containers, carton packaging, high-graphics shelf-ready packaging, and promotional point-of-purchase displays and counter stands.
  • Astro films, a quality conscious film manufacturer offer the best quality product in packaging film spectrum.
  • Used plastic machinery
  • 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
  • Vuega Packaging Industries is a leading supplier of industrial & consumer packaging solutions in UAE.
  • Injection molding machines
  • The   Stratex    company   was  founded  in  2002  in  response  to  the  urgent  needs of  Western humanitarian aid organizations in  Central  Asia.
  • It is publication which is serving the food & package industries in Asia.
  •  Paperex  12th International Exhibition & Conference on Pulp & Paper Industry
  • 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.
  •  PANASIA TECH is a Hong Kong based company with various Original Equipment Manufacturing partners in Mainland China and India.
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