UPM Raflatac opens new slitting and distribution terminal in South Africa

Operational since December 2018, the new Johannesburg terminal will supply innovative and sustainable paper, film and specials products to label converters in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The grand opening of the new terminal was celebrated on February 7, 2019 with over 100 participants from...

Avery Dennison appoints R&D VP in EMEA

O’Keefe brings more than 25 years of industrial experience and materials science with major international companies to the role. She joins Avery Dennison from Sensient Technologies, where she worked as technical director, Industrial Colors. Prior to Sensient, she held technical and leadership...

Flint brings Vivo Colour Solutions to EMEA

Claimed as a world first, Vivo Colour Solutions is a family of products and services designed to ensure color recipes are tailored to each customer’s unique selection of ink chemistry, variety of substrates and selection of aniloxes. Flint stated that Vivo Colour Solutions is a step above...

Printer in Mauritius invests in Koenig & Bauer sheet-fed offset press

IPC comprises a graphic design studio, printshop and finishing department, and is active in both commercial and packaging printing. In addition, the company runs a shop in Port Louis, the country’s capital, selling stationery and a diversity of trendy, mainly printed souvenirs.

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Industry shares its thoughts as the magazine reaches its 40th anniversary

Chris Ellison, managing director, OPM Group (UK); president of Finat 
Only the best, highest quality magazines can stand the test of time. Labels & Labeling has been a trusted contributor to the label community, capturing with honesty the flow of creativity from...

WPO honors Gill Loubser with ‘Lifetime Achievement in Packaging’ award

Loubser is Labels & Labeling’s Africa correspondent, providing coverage of this important market for the label and package printing industry. She is co-founder and editorial director of PACKAGiNG & Print Media, and has four decades’ experience of writing about the South African and...

Registration opens for Gulf Print & Pack 2019

Taking place on April 15-18 in the Za’abeel Halls of Dubai World Trade Centre, Gulf Print & Pack 2019 is aimed at printers, service providers, brand owners and designers from not only the Middle East, but also continental Africa, South Asia and Europe.

Technologies to be showcased at...

Armor increases its presence in Africa

Citing figures from the World Bank, Armor noted that six of the 10 fastest growing countries in 2018 were in Africa. Ivory Coast placed fourth on the list with growth of 7.2 percent. With annual revenue of €25 million EUR ($28.4 million USD) generated in Africa, the group is now seeking to...

Siegwerk to increase price of packaging inks and varnishes in EMEA

The company noted how costs for raw material categories, such as photoinitiators, UV monomers, acrylic resins, pigments, isocyanates and specialty additives have continued to rise throughout the year, with further increases experienced in the last quarter of 2018. In addition colored pigments...

South Africa is home to one of the world’s most advanced label converting industries

A recent PriceWaterhouseCoopers report, ‘Beyond the BRICs: A broader look at emerging market growth prospects’, takes a look beyond the ‘E7’ emerging economies. ‘The general message is that investors with long-term horizons should look beyond the BRIC’s.’ South Africa is clearly on that horizon...

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