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FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA aims to be world’s most sustainable lubricant solutions provider
10th April 2024

Aiming to be the world’s most sustainable lubricant solutions provider is the driving force behind FUCHS’ sustainability initiatives, says Esther Seabi, Sustainability Director at FUCHS LUBRICANTS... 


IATA launches report into the reduction of single use plastics in the airline sector
9th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The global representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has released its latest report on how the industry can reduce its environmental impact.... 


Woolworths pilots the removal of plastic barrier bags at 12 stores
9th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Food and clothing retailer Woolworths has launched a 12-store trial to remove plastic barrier bags from its stores. Starting on April 8 in four Western Cape-based stores, namely Table Bay Mall,... 


Tetra Pak Southern Africa MD Klaus Plenge, President Cyril Ramaphosa and KwaZulu-Natal Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube on a tour of Tetra Pak's revamped Pinetown factory
Tetra Pak reopens Pinetown plant following R500m upgrade
4th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Food processing and packaging solutions company Tetra Pak has reopened its newly renovated factory in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, following an investment of about R500-million. The investment was... 


SKF announces seizure of counterfeit products in Kaduna, Kano and Lagos, as part of its drive on anti-counterfeiting activities
SKF announces seizure of counterfeit products in Kaduna, Kano and Lagos, as part of its drive on anti-counterfeiting activities
4th April 2024

SKF Group, as a part of its ongoing initiatives to ensure genuine and reliable products to its customers, announced the seizure of a sizable number of products marked “SKF” from 5 counterfeit... 


Schneider Electric unveils GoPact circuit breakers for non-critical applications aimed at the basic market
Schneider Electric unveils GoPact circuit breakers for non-critical applications aimed at the basic market
4th April 2024

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, is launching two new products in its Go Series basic offering range – the GoPact MCCB and the... 


Brand new fuel cell is platinum-catalysed.
New platinum-based hydrogen fuel cell as cheap to make as conventional car engine
2nd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The brand-new platinum-catalysed hydrogen fuel cell system that has just been released for passenger cars reveals that fuel cells can be as cheap to manufacture as internal combustion engines... 


The above image depicts the KPM KC7
Microwave consistency meters brought to greenfield pulp, paper mill
29th March 2024

Technology leader in electrification and automation ABB has completed the delivery of KPM KC7 microwave consistency sensors to a new paper mill in Pelasgia, Greece, owned by integrated paper and... 


The above image depicts the polyethylene and aluminium, or polyAl, a residue remaining after paper mills have recovered the paper fibres
Investments to help increase recycling in EU
29th March 2024

In February 2024, food processing and packaging solutions company Tetra Pak announced several strategic investments designed to improve the recycling capacity for carton packages in the European... 


An image of SkyBUG's drone system for dispersing beneficial insects
Drones deliver predator bugs for sustainable pest control
29th March 2024

Wine producer Vergelegen wine estate, in Somerset West, has partnered with collaborative venture SkyBugs to test the use of drone-delivered beneficial insects to control pests in its vineyards.... 


An image of a paper ream at a paper mill
Sustainability trend creates opportunities for paper producers
29th March 2024

The pulp and paper manufacturing industry holds a meaningful position in the landscape of South Africa's industrial sector, says industry association Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa... 


First Majestic starts bullion sales from First Mint
27th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Silver and gold miner First Majestic has announced the start of bullion sales from its fully-owned and -operated minting facility, in Nevada, US. First Mint vertically integrates a manufacturing... 


Liquid carton packaging
Nampak to sell its liquid cartons, Zambia and Malawi businesses
26th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed packaging company Nampak has entered into an agreement with a consortium represented by private equity company Corvest 15 to dispose of its liquid cartons business in South Africa, as... 


RS PRO launches Industrial Control and Communication range of 1 250 new products across more than 18 technologies
RS PRO launches Industrial Control and Communication range of 1 250 new products across more than 18 technologies
26th March 2024

A trading brand of RS Group plc (LSE: RS1), a global digitally-led provider of product and service solutions for industrial customers, has announced RS PRO’s new Industrial Control and... 


An image of Dr Schalk Grobbelaar
Forestry value chain innovations can help mitigate effects of climate change
22nd March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Given the climate crisis in South Africa and around the world, tertiary education institution University of Pretoria’s (UP’s) Technology and Innovation senior lecturer Dr Schalk Grobbelaar argues... 


Image of Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu
CoJ presents plan to tackle water challenges
20th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The City of Johannesburg (CoJ) has presented an action plan, comprising immediate, medium and long-term measures, to tackle widespread water infrastructure challenges and the high levels of... 


Recycling initiative prioritises sustainability, promotes economic growth
18th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Manufacturer Ardagh Glass Packaging’s money4glass initiative – launched in July 2023 – has yielded positive results. From August 2023 to January this year, the company’s glass recycling depot at... 


Put sanctions on Russian-origin aluminium not on Rusal, industry group says
18th March 2024 By: Reuters

ndustry group European Aluminium wants the European Union to impose sanctions on aluminium supplied from Russia but not EU-based companies owned by Rusal which produces bauxite and alumina outside... 


Libstar Lancewood yoghurt
Libstar’s earnings dragged down by weak consumer demand
15th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Consumer packaged goods group Libstar has reported year-on-year declines in its normalised earnings, headline earnings and operating profit for the year ended December 31. Normalised headline... 


An image of the Verder Packo ZS Twin Screw pump
Pipe supplier introduces three food processing innovations
15th March 2024

In a world that is still adapting to post-Covid-19 consumer demand for “farm-to-plate freshness”, variety and convenience, there are two factors that continue to drive innovation in food... 


An image of the PMC500 machine for metal crown manufacturing
Cap output will benefit breweries, bottling companies
15th March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Leading metal crown manufacturer Coleus Packaging will produce between seven- and eight-billion metal crown closures for bottling companies, breweries and other beverage industry players in South... 


An image of the Degerminator MHXM from Bühler
Solutions provider helps improve production efficiency, enhance sustainability
15th March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Process solutions provider, Bühler Johannesburg, offers Southern African and global food industry players equipment solutions and services to improve food production efficiency, meet consumers’... 


Mushrooms next to two manufactured leather rounds
White biotechnology solutions highlighted
15th March 2024

Market intelligence specialists IDTechEx reported in February that handbags made of mushroom leather and biodegradable foodware are two examples of how white biotechnology can produce functional... 


Coleus Packaging showcases new machinery for bottle crown manufacturing
Coleus Packaging showcases new machinery for bottle crown manufacturing
13th March 2024

African metal crown manufacturer and supplier Coleus Packaging, which hosted a launch event for its new machinery at its Alrode facility in Alberton, in Johannesburg, in February, aims to enhance... 


Mpact CEO Bruce Strong
Mpact grows revenue, operating profit, expects benefits from investments in 2024
8th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed paper and plastics packaging business and recycler Mpact recorded a 3.6% year-on-year increase in revenue to R12.8-billion for the financial year ended December 31, 2023. Its underlying... 


Punnet
Mondi, DS Smith reach agreement in principle on potential £5bn merger
8th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Johannesburg- and London-listed paper and packaging giant Mondi has reached an agreement in principle on a proposed £5.1-billion merger with London-listed sustainable packaging company DS Smith.... 


eWasa reaches 31% polystyrene recycling target
7th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

During the 2022/23 reporting period, a 31% recycling rate for polystyrene was achieved, registered producer responsibility organisation the Extended producer responsibility (EPR) Waste Association... 


A truck with the Bidvest International Logistics logo
Bidvest grows trading profit, declares dividend, pursuing further acquisitions
4th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed diversified services, trading and distribution company Bidvest recorded an 8.8% year-on-year increase in revenue to R62.2-billion andan 11.8% increase in trading profit to R6.5-billion... 


Meet the ambassadors and attend free seminars by industry leaders at Hostex 2024
Meet the ambassadors and attend free seminars by industry leaders at Hostex 2024
29th February 2024

Hostex is proud to introduce its esteemed 2024 ambassadors – each a renowned expert in their respective field – who will be bringing their expertise and insights to Hostex 2024 from 3 to 5 March at... 


An image of The Spar Group sustainability executive Kevin O’Brien
Spar Group advancing sustainability initiatives to reduce plastic waste
28th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed retailer Spar Group is undertaking several initiatives to curb the environmental impact of plastic packaging materials. This commitment aligns with the group’s dedication to phasing out... 


An image of Cesa president David Leukes
Cesa underlines importance of collaboration in tackling infrastructure challenges
27th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

There are myriad, well-documented challenges facing the country’s major infrastructure, ranging from the built environment to water and energy, and key to addressing this will be collaboration and... 


Mondi reports lower Ebitda, concludes exit from Russia
22nd February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Paper and packaging group Mondi achieved underlying earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) of €1.2-billion for the year ended December 31, 2023, compared with... 


Tiger Brands pursues efficiency after sales volumes shrink
22nd February 2024 By: Reuters

Tiger Brands, South Africa's biggest food producer, is reviewing spending and the number of brands it sells, it said on Thursday, after inflation drove consumers to buy less, knocking its revenues... 


Coleus Packaging MD Ian Victor; Nokusa Packaging MD Phillip Sathekge and Astir Vitogiannis MD Stelios Vitogiannis in front of Coleus' new PMC500 machine
Coleus Packaging notes production volume, cost benefits of new machine
21st February 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Metal crown closures manufacturer Coleus Packaging has acquired a new machine, the PMC500, for its factory in Alrode, Alberton, in order to increase its production of closures for the beer and... 


2024 Supply Chain Outlook Navigating the Future with Resilience and Innovation
2024 Supply Chain Outlook Navigating the Future with Resilience and Innovation
16th February 2024

By Jeanne Hugo, Senior Director Supply Chain, CHEP IMETA The supply chain industry finds itself at a crucial juncture, marked by a blend of technological innovation, shifting consumer behaviours,... 


South32 CEO Graham Kerr.
Crucial decarbonisation investigation into Hillside Aluminium is continuing intensely
16th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Solutions to support decarbonisation, while ensuring operational competitiveness into the future, are continuing to be intensely investigated at South Africa's large Hillside Aluminium operation in... 


An image of the Liqui Moly silicone sealing compounds product in motion
Silicone compounds benefit various operations
16th February 2024

The range of oils, additives and care products produced by industrial equipment supplier BMG contain silicone sealing compounds, which have been developed by Liqui Moly to seal various materials in... 


Aluminium cans produced by Nampak
Nampak reports first-quarter improvement in operating profit
15th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed packaging company Nampak, in a voluntary trading update on its operational performance for the first quarter of its 2024 financial year, said reduced foreign exchange (forex) losses... 


Plastics industry response to President Cyril Ramaphosa's 2024 State of the Nation Address
13th February 2024

Plastics SA, the umbrella body representing the local plastics industry, has issued a response to President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address (SONA)  delivered on February 8, 2024.... 


Green projects to present investment pipeline of over $1 billion at Africa’s Green Economy Summit
9th February 2024

   Africa’s Green Economy Summit, taking place from 21-23 February 2024 in Cape Town, not only features the continent’s major sustainability thought leaders, but also provides a springboard for... 


DS Smith surges after approach by packaging rival Mondi
9th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

DS Smith shares surged after the company confirmed it had received an initial approach from British rival Mondi Plc about a potential deal to create one of the world’s largest makers of packaging... 


The above image depicts an item that has been surrounded in a preservation material to prevent corrosion
Supplier outlines corrosion challenges for long-lead items
9th February 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Oil and gas facility owners and operators face numerous challenges regarding effective corrosion protection that can directly impact on their operating a profitable, safe and compliant facility,... 


Sappi CEO Steve Binnie
Sappi's earnings, debt decrease in first quarter
7th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed renewable woodfibre-based products company Sappi's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) decreased to $156-million for the first quarter of its 2024... 


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