I am equally delighted that both Andy and Mike – unquestionably the label sector’s two leading commentators – will continue to be heavily involved in their respective new roles of strategic director and strategic consultant. Andy will write for L&L as much as ever, while Mike will...

South Africa has been coping with an energy crisis so severe that once-common rolling blackouts have now been replaced with double digit energy rate hikes. For South African label converters this presented a unique challenge for conducting business that’s reliant on energy-consuming machinery....

The Label Mountain factory in Stellenbosch also houses a 330mm-wide Rotocon finishing machine

While there are many label printers throughout the Western Cape, along the Stellenbosch Wine Route – representing more than 200 wine and grape producers within the boundaries of the Stellenbosch Wine of Origin classification – there's not a single label printer.

Label Mountain aims to...

The Blippar app harnesses image recognition and augmented reality technology to transform a Heinz tomato ketchup bottle into a consumer-centric interactive experience

Ren-Flex digital marketing manager Erika Hearnshaw is seeking to help South African brand owners expand their vision to include customized, interactive packaging and labeling.

Ren-Flex's holding company, Ren-Form, the exclusive South African agent for the Blippar augmented reality app,...

Most packaging is currently imported as there's a shortage of materials and technology, and a lack of experienced machine operators in Ethiopia

Flexofit is a company of experts with more than 30 years of experience in the flexographic printing industry, with the aim to share information, knowledge and experience of the flexo printing process with partners around the globe. It connects companies from the flexo industry with each other...

At Ritrama's Durban facility, a Laem R32-1600 dual shaft slitter rewinder runs at speeds up to 600m/min

According to Ritrama CEO Ricardo Rink, this new infrastructure represents Ritrama's continued commitment to the southern African market.

The new 2,000 sqm distribution center offers 60-plus commodities, supplied mainly from the group's European plants, but also from the Americas or China...

The new press joins two HP Indigo WS6X00 series presses and one HP Indigo 5600 press on Siti Tea’s production floor

The HP Indigo 20000 gives Siti Tea the ability to print large labels, overwraps and Doypack pouches in a wide range of sizes. In addition to the larger size applications, Siti Tea assigns longer runs of 30,000 units or more to the HP Indigo 20000 and, on occasion, it handles especially large...

Propak East Africa 2017 took place at the KICC in Nairobi on March 7-9

Propak East Africa took place at the KICC in Nairobi on March 7-9 attracted participants from 43 different countries throughout Africa and the rest of the world. During the event, 123 exhibitors met with regional industry buyers to network and discuss future and existing business. One of the...

MPS EF multi-substrate flexo press

An MPS EF 430 flexo press was ordered through Patrick Aengenvoort, director of Rotocon, marking the fourth MPS investment for Universal Labels & Packaging, one of the largest privately-owned label printers in South Africa.

The MPS EF is a high-quality and highly automated multi-...

Futura was unveiled at Gulf Print & Pack 2017, and shown on a Saturn Omnia multiuse finishing system on the Printech Middle East stand

Futura is an open platform technology that allows Prati systems to be upgraded quickly and easily with the integration of additional modules to permit the handling of an extended portfolio of printed products, such as those produced with filmic materials, in-mold labels or shrink sleeves....

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