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Sappi's Lanaken mill in Belgium
Sappi mulls potential closure of another paper mill in Europe
10th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Renewable resource company Sappi has concluded a consultation process for the closure of its Stockstadt mill, in Germany, and has started consultations on the potential closure of its Lanaken mill,... 


Novelis Europe to exclude Russia from 2024 metal supply tender
9th October 2023 By: Reuters

Novelis Europe, a unit of the world's largest producer of rolled aluminium products Novelis, says it will again exclude Russian aluminium from its 2024 metal supply tender. Russian metal is again... 


Winners of the SAB Beyond Awards for 2023, along with Small Business Development Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams
Woolworths lauded for its SDG successes at sustainability awards
6th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Retailer Woolworths took home the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Champion award, which recognises the organisation with the most comprehensive and impactful overall contribution towards the... 


Propak Cape puts the spotlight on the importance of Packaging Printing  
Propak Cape puts the spotlight on the importance of Packaging Printing  
6th October 2023

The global packaging printing market is benefiting from the growing demand for attractive packaging. High quality packaging printing increases the aesthetic appeal of a product, producing a better... 


Sustainable recycling and bio-degradable solutions on show at Propak Cape
Sustainable recycling and bio-degradable solutions on show at Propak Cape
6th October 2023

According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report 2023, the top four global risks for the next decade are all directly linked to the natural environment. The number one risk humankind will... 


The sustainable properties of plastic on show at Propak Cape
The sustainable properties of plastic on show at Propak Cape
6th October 2023

Plastics are a valuable part of the packaging materials mix which offers functionality that is difficult to replicate with other packaging materials. Its barrier properties for food and product... 


Trends driving growth in the South African packaging industry
Trends driving growth in the South African packaging industry
6th October 2023

This year’s Propak Cape Exhibition, taking place in Cape Town in October, is the perfect event to showcase the key trends driving growth in the South African Packaging Industry. Visitors to the... 


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EPR regulations positive for waste reduction
6th October 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The amended Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations, instituted in November 2020, require product importers and manufacturers in the packaging industry to contribute towards the... 


Waste industry can mitigate unemployment
6th October 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

South Africa needs more companies to implement effective waste management systems and principles in their value chains to effect a more circular economy. The country needs a focus on waste... 


Recycling economy initiatives create value
6th October 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Although South Africa is leading the African continent in terms of waste management and recycling, the unauthorised disposal of waste and littering is still rampant, says Zero Waste operations... 


Éléonore supplies Royal Canadian Mint's new single-mine gold maple leaf coin
Éléonore supplies Royal Canadian Mint's new single-mine gold maple leaf coin
5th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Royal Canadian Mint has partnered with leading gold producer Newmont to introduce its newest gold bullion coin completely sourced from a single mine. The 2023 $50 1 oz. 99.99% Pure Gold Maple... 


Too FAT or in perfect shape?
Too FAT or in perfect shape?
5th October 2023

Earlier this year I was very excited to plan a trip abroad. What excited me even more was that this trip was paid for by the company. This trip was for a FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) of long lead... 


Hydro CEO sees rapid demand growth for low-carbon aluminium
4th October 2023 By: Reuters

Hydro expects demand for its low carbon aluminium to grow at a fast pace over coming years, the CEO of one of the world's largest aluminium producers told Reuters, adding that US customers are... 


Economics of body weight
29th September 2023 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

The increased availability and consumption of unhealthy foodstuffs in South Africa – as is the case in many countries – has fuelled what one can only call an obesity or overweight epidemic, what... 


Bidvest showcases six packaging and labelling companies at Propak Cape 
26th September 2023

The Bidvest Group will showcase six companies, representing a comprehensive portfolio of world-class packaging and labelling solutions, under the Bidvest Packaging brand at Propak Cape 2023 at the... 


CONTIROD® -  A key copper rod technology for a greener world
CONTIROD® -  A key copper rod technology for a greener world
26th September 2023

By Thomas Schatz, SMS group GmbH, Moenchengladbach, Germany, More than half of the produced copper products are cast and rolled wire rods. It is used as the semi-finished product for electric... 


Actum Group buys specialised steel wire rope supplier
Actum Group buys specialised steel wire rope supplier
26th September 2023

Actum Group has announced that it has bought specialised steel wire rope supplier G Twaddle & H Engelbrecht with effect from August 1, 2023. 


Heidie Ziervogel, head: New Ways of Working (Centre of Excellence) at Nedbank
Heidie Ziervogel
22nd September 2023

This week we profile Heidie Ziervogel, head: New Ways of Working (Centre of Excellence) at Nedbank  


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Actum Group buys specialised steel wire rope supplier
21st September 2023

Actum Group has announced that it has bought specialised steel wire rope supplier G Twaddle & H Engelbrecht with effect from August 1, 2023. 


Mondi finds buyer for its last asset in Russia
18th September 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed packaging and paper company Mondi has announced that it will sell its Russian subsidiary Mondi Syktyvkar to Sezar Invest for ₽80-billion, or about €775-million, which will be paid in a... 


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Tetra Pak aiming to bolster sustainability, recycling through collaboration
18th September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Food processing and packaging solutions company Tetra Pak is keenly pursuing sustainable growth through a focus on bolstering collaboration in recycling, extended producer responsibility (EPR) and... 


Wrapsa's ARV manufacturing facility
Pharma contractor Wrapsa calls for more localisation as it celebrates four decades of operations
15th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In celebrating its fortieth year of existence, pharmaceutical contract manufacturer Wrapsa has shared the difficulty pharmaceutical manufacturers have with high import duties for active ingredients... 


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Public–private partnerships could play role in ensuring water security
15th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As climate change and its effects such as erratic weather patterns intensify, coupled with rapid urbanisation and population growth, municipalities and metros would do well to pursue more... 


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Public–private partnerships could play role in ensuring water security
15th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As climate change and its effects such as erratic weather patterns intensify, coupled with rapid urbanisation and population growth, municipalities and metros would do well to pursue more... 


Call For Proposals: Natural Resources And Energy Technologies
Call For Proposals: Natural Resources And Energy Technologies
14th September 2023

Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) was established in terms of the TIA Act, 2008 (Act No. 26 of 2008), with the objective to stimulate,... 


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Astron Energy helps grow the aviation industry
14th September 2023

For over ten years, Astron Energy has helped grow South Africa’s aviation industry, supplying Jet A1 fuel that meets and exceeds the highest international standards. 


Southern African Vinyls Association joins forces on World Clean-Up Day and River Clean-Up Day
Southern African Vinyls Association joins forces on World Clean-Up Day and River Clean-Up Day
13th September 2023

The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) is excited to announce its participation and support of the upcoming Clean-Up & Recycle SA week and River Clean-Up Day initiatives. SAVA, the leading... 


A maize farm in Lichtenburg
Agriculture was the fastest growing sector of the SA economy in the second quarter
11th September 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) has, in its brief report 'Perspectives on Agriculture’s Performance in Q2 of 2023', highlighted the contribution of the agricultural sector to... 


TIA invites applications for funding natural resource, energy technologies
8th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation, is calling for the submission of funding applications for developing innovative natural resource and... 


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Fuel contaminants result in equipment damage
8th September 2023

A lack of knowledge about fuel contaminants results in inadequate fuel protection during the various stages of distribution and storage, and these contaminants can negatively impact the efficient... 


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Hout Bay harbour upgrade, South Africa
8th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The upgrade will include a new fish-processing and -packaging facility. 


Sea Harvest posts higher interim earnings despite another loadshedding knock
4th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed seafood and aquaculture company Sea Harvest has posted a 23% increase in earnings before interest and taxes (Ebit) to R352-million for the six months ended June 30, on the back of strong... 


Image of a man lifting bulk bags with a forklift
Pallet-free bulk bags developed
1st September 2023

Materials handling systems specialist Conceptainer has developed solutions to protect product integrity and enable efficient handling, stacking and storage in the design and local manufacture of... 


Image of hole plate tool for sausages
Firm launches smart tools range
1st September 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Food safety hygiene, equipment efficiency, plant modernisation, sustainability and upgrades to reduce downtime are the key focus areas for the food and beverage industry, following increased local... 


Nampak receives commitments for R500m from major shareholders as part of R1bn rights offer
31st August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed packaging group Nampak has received formal approval in respect of the R1-billion rights offer circular to be published on or around Monday, September 4. The subscription price of R175 a... 


Why the EV industry is talking about ‘black mass’
28th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

The latest buzzword in battery materials sounds like a concept borrowed from astrophysics. But “black mass” is just a very literal description of the intermediate product from recycling either... 


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South Africa’s nonrevenue water rising to worrying levels
25th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

South Africa’s nonrevenue water (NRW) is rising to unsustainable levels, with nearly half the water piped through the country’s infrastructure being lost through leaks, theft or nonpayment.... 


Atlas Copco: Home of Industrial Ideas
Atlas Copco: Home of Industrial Ideas
25th August 2023

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Atlas Copco is a global, industrial company with approximately 43 000 employees and customers in more than 180 countries. Atlas Copco focusses on four main business... 


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South Africa’s nonrevenue water rising to worrying levels
25th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

South Africa’s nonrevenue water (NRW) is rising to unsustainable levels, with nearly half the water piped through the country’s infrastructure being lost through leaks, theft or nonpayment.... 


Innovative packaging solutions trade expo returns to the Western Cape
Innovative packaging solutions trade expo returns to the Western Cape
23rd August 2023

It’s been six years since the last edition of Propak Cape was held in the Western Cape as the twentieth anniversary show scheduled for October 2020 was cancelled due to Covid-19. This year sees the... 


No new Novelis deals to buy Russian aluminium since Ukraine war
22nd August 2023 By: Reuters

Novelis is still buying some aluminium from Rusal under contracts agreed before Russia invaded Ukraine, but since the war started last year it has shunned new deals with the Russian firm, the... 


SAB in partnership with ESG Africa events launches the Beyond Awards
SAB in partnership with ESG Africa events launches the Beyond Awards
21st August 2023

The South African Breweries (SAB) will host its first ever Beyond Awards, a sustainability recognition platform, in partnership with ESG Africa events taking place on Tuesday, 3 October 2023. In... 


Demand headwinds mean no respite in pressure on aluminium prices
17th August 2023 By: Reuters

A glut of aluminium due to floundering demand in China and elsewhere and soaring supplies will undermine prices of the metal used in the transport, packaging and construction industries, possibly... 


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