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Paper and Plastics Packaging

Global printing technology available locally

10th June 2022 Local plastics machinery company GreenTech Plastics Machinery offers printing technology, including laser systems, manual workplace and automated platform solutions and accessories, from global brand TAMPOPRINT. The German-based company is recognised as a leading manufacturer and supplier of... 

Creative labels for small businesses

17th February 2022 An online portal is now available for small businesses, entrepreneurs and home consumers to create their own labels. South African label printing company TOWER has launched its customised label printing service that allows customers to have their creations professionally printed and delivered or... 

Image of label to illustrate that TOWER has launched its customised label printing service
TOWER has launched a customised label printing service

Low cost bulk filling system

15th December 2021 A filler for bulk boxes, totes, bins or other intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) promises dust-free, low-cost loading of bulk solid materials. Flexicon's Basic Filler also features a fill head that can be raised or lowered using a forklift and secured with clevis pins to minimise the clearance... 

Image of Flexicon's Basic Filler
Flexicon's Basic Filler

Sustainable packaging meets environment-friendly demand

24th June 2021 A range of fibre-based packaging materials designed to help companies to transition from plastic to paper packaging and meet consumer demands for environment-friendly and sustainable products, is now available. Packaging solutions company BillerudKorsnäs has introduced a solution which aims to... 

BillerudKorsnäs provides environment-friendly packaging materials and solutions
BillerudKorsnäs provides environment-friendly packaging materials and solutions

Digital printing allows for label flexibility

29th January 2021 The use of digital presses to print labels offers a number of benefits and a range of options. Digital printing is especially useful for printing multiple versions of a label and for personalised data printing. Digital presses also offer flexibility in printing, for example if a version of label... 

Pyrotec PackMedia digital labels
Pyrotec PackMedia digital labels

Insulated shipping boxes maintain cold chain

1st October 2020 A new range of insulated shipping boxes specifically designed for use in the shipping, food and pharmaceutical industries, has been announced. The Go-Girl Logistics insulated shipping boxes ensure protection of sensitive products by maintaining a constant temperature, according to specific... 

Insulated shipping box from Go-Girl Logistics
Insulated shipping box from Go-Girl Logistics

PLA advances are changing the plastics industry

19th June 2020 The recent developments in new polymerisation methods that allow the economical production of poly lactic acid (PLA) with a higher molecular weight appear to have removed many of the limiting factors of its use, leading to expanded applications for the plant-based bioplastic and reduced... 

Plant-based bioplastic is used to manufacture plastic food and beverage containers
Plant-based bioplastic is used to manufacture plastic food and beverage containers

FROMM OMC-V2000 wrapping machine combines benefits of modular, automated approach with enhanced load protection and stability

24th April 2020 The OMC-V2000 vertical ring wrapping machine available from leading packaging supplier, FROMM Packaging Systems (“FROMM”), offers the South African manufacturing industry the most robust, automatic vertical spiral or band wrapping solution on the market, for application with or without pallets. 

FROMM OMC-V2000 wrapping machine combines benefits of modular, automated approach with enhanced load protection and stability

Print inspection is now automatic

17th April 2020 A fully automated, smart vision inspection system for printed coding and marking on food, pharmaceutical and general consumer goods packaging has recently been launched. The 4Sight automatic print inspection system from SICK Automation, in collaboration with AutoCoding Systems, is said to be a... 

4Sight software processing and reading a product’s label
4Sight software processing and reading a product’s label

Utility case for the rugged adventurer

16th January 2020 A new personal utility case that aims to protect belongings in outdoor work or adventure, has recently been launched. The case is said to be watertight, crush-proof and dust-proof, in order to protect accessories and personal items on outdoor trips, in extreme work environments or when bad... 

Drive system for smaller, more flexible machines

10th January 2020 A servo drive, motor and cable that can function as a system without a controller, has been introduced. The growing consumer demand for more product variety and packaging sizes is creating a need for smaller, more flexible machines. The new drive aims to offer a more cost-effective option for... 

Print and apply labelling speeds up production

12th December 2019 Print and apply labellers aim to eliminate the need for employees to print and stick labels onto products and packaging. Instead, labels carrying barcodes, serial numbers, QR codes, personalised message and graphics can be applied directly to packaging. This gives manufacturers the ability to... 

PackSolve (Pty) Ltd

18th November 2019 PackSolve is the largest, black-owned, diversified industrial packaging group in Southern Africa. We specialise in using a variety of packaging materials including steel, timber, plastics, board and strapping for the engineering, mining, steel and juice concentrate industries. 

FROMM Packaging Systems

15th November 2019 FROMM is an internationally established, Swiss based company. Founded in 1947, the family-owned business is committed to the development of innovative products, meeting the expectations of our customers around the world. FROMM manufactures a complete line of packaging products and equipment for... 

Carton packaging moves to paper straws

10th September 2019 Customers have started field-testing the use of paper straws for packaged beverage products in Europe. The paper straw was developed to meet internationally recognised food safety standards and to be a fully functional and practical alternative to plastic straws. Made from Forest Stewardship... 

Thermal inkjet printer simplifies industrial printing

7th May 2019 Coding and marking is the method of printing essential product and traceability information onto packaging, labels and other manufactured goods and materials. These include barcodes, serialisation codes and expiry or ‘best by’ dates. A thermal inkjet (TIJ) printer has been designed for rapid,... 


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