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Antiplastic trend raising aluminium demand – Novelis

By: Reuters     1st November 2019 Moves to reduce plastic packaging to protect the environment are starting to increase demand for aluminium packaging, the European head of Novelis, the world's largest producer of rolled aluminium products, said. Aluminium demand will also be underpinned by a trend towards more electrically... 

Atlas Copco Compressor Technique

22nd October 2019 Atlas Copco Compressor Technique specialises in Smart Air Solutions that deliver accurate, quality air at point of use at the lowest possible cost to customers and end-users.  Cutting-edge air, gas and vacuum compressor technology is applied across the business area’s extensive range of small,... 

Mondi to reorganise into four business units

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     10th October 2019 Packaging and paper group Mondi plans to reorganise the business across four units, namely Corrugated Packaging, Flexible Packaging, Engineered Materials and Uncoated Fine Paper. It noted in a trading update published on Thursday that the reorganisation would further strengthen its value chain... 

K exhibition: SEI Laser will be present with a stand dedicated to the laser solutions of the Plastic world

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd October 2019 SEI Laser, a leading manufacturer of laser systems for the Plastic Market since 1982, will be present at the next edition of K, the triennial world’s leading trade fair for plastics and rubber that will be held in Dusseldorf from the 16th to 23rd of October 2019. At SEI Laser stand, which will be... 

Pick n Pay rolls out low-cost reusable shopping bag

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     20th September 2019 Pick n Pay is rolling out its new budget green People n Planet reusable bag nationally after a successful trial earlier this year. The bag is expected to be available in all stores by mid-October. 

Pick N Pay Rolls Out Its Lifetime Budget Reusable Bag

20th September 2019 Pick n Pay is rolling out its new budget green People n Planet reusable bag nationally after a successful trial with customers earlier this year. The bag is expected to be in all stores by mid-October.  Pick n Pay has partnered with The Coca-Cola Company and Unilever – two companies who are also... 

Strong performances by core businesses bolster Libstar’s interim results

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     4th September 2019 JSE-listed consumer packaged goods producer and supplier Libstar recorded a 12.4% increase in headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the six months ended June 30. Normalised earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) increased by 5.9% and normalised earnings per share... 

Ford recycles 1.2-billion plastic bottles a year for vehicle parts

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     30th August 2019 Ford Motor Company promotes the production of environment-friendly automotive parts and uses recycled plastic bottles to manufacture underbody shields for vehicles. “The underbody shield is a large part and, for a part that big, if we use solid plastic it would likely weigh three times as much,”... 

Sasol's Louisiana ethane cracker reaches beneficial operation

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th August 2019 Chemicals and petrochemicals group Sasol says its world-scale ethane cracker – the heart of its Lake Charles Chemicals Project (LCCP), in Louisiana, in the US – has reached beneficial operation. The ethane cracker is the third and most significant of the seven LCCP facilities to come on line and... 

Agricultural initiative builds bridges between stakeholders

By: Marleny Arnoldi     22nd August 2019 A transformative and replicable broad-based initiative within the agricultural sector has come on-stream through the conclusion of a transaction between citrus and grape farmer Schoonbee Landgoed and black-owned company Thebe Investment Corporation. The initiative, called Project Change, has... 

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