Global Premedia Network names South African Polyflex as its local partner

The GPN was established when US and European pre-media providers, CSW and Marvaco respectively, began a collaboration aimed at offering multinational brand owners an option for managing and procuring high-quality and consistent packaging pre-media services. 

Having appointed Polyflex as...

4packaging Africa’s ramps up gravure cylinder manufacturing capacity

Imported from Germany, gravure cylinder production equipment installed at the South African plant is produced by K Walter (Heliograph group). Although its purchase was negotiated directly between the two German companies, local installation of the three machines and future support is handled by...

Coveris reduces emissions at its Egyptian site

The company’s plants across Europe and Middle East are working continuously to reduce their environmental footprint. The latest example comes from Egypt where the plant is switching its electricity source to eliminate CO2 emissions by more than 90 percent in 2020.

Marking a major...

First South African online converter Webprinter expands its capabilities with Color-Logic software

Webprinter uses a Xerox Iridesse press and an in-house design service to supply South African businesses with a wide range of printed materials. Featured products include premium UV finishing as well as metallic printing which enable to create brand or business awareness in a highly cost-...

Hilton van Rensburg (VR Print) and Michael Aengenvoort (Rotocon) with the Rotocon Ecoline RDF 330 digital label converting and finishing machine

Not only representing major press OEMs, such as MPS and Screen, Rotocon also represents a raft of overseas suppliers of printing and converting ancillaries, including RotoControl, with which it shares a family connection: heading up the team in South Africa is Michael Aengenvoort, assisted by...

Uwe Bögl with operator Anda Boyta. Bögl describes the DCM ATN Sleeve3 as a ‘gamechanger’ – particularly for the production of shrink sleeves for the cosmetics market

But the good news, admits MD Uwe Bögl, is somewhat tempered by the fact that 2019 proved disappointing. 

‘We ended 2018 on a high note,’ he remarks. ‘We saw a significant leap in sales volumes, and had a feeling of excitement engendered by last year’s election of Cyril Ramaphosa as...

A tough business climate is countered by evidence of ongoing technology investments and a focus on innovation. Gill Loubser reports.

Privileged as your correspondent is to live at Africa’s southernmost tip among the vineyards in Cape Town’s Constantia valley, it’s sometimes difficult to comprehend the gloom that covers much of South Africa – indeed the entire African continent. However, it’s a sad fact that, despite Cape Town...

Avery Dennison launches matrix recycling program in India

Until now, matrix waste had no viable use and it was primarily going in landfills or disposed-off using non-environment friendly ways. With the new program now, it gets collected from printers’ factories by waste management company that the material manufacturer has signed up with, and recycled...

Huhtamaki completes acquisition in South Africa

The annual net sales of the acquired business is approximately EUR 40 million and it employs altogether approximately 460 people.

The business was acquired for an enterprise value of EUR 58 million. The deal was paid partly in cash and partly in shares, as the sellers of Everest entered...

2020 predictions - Leading industry experts look at the key challenges

Andy Thomas-Emans, Labels & Labeling; Mike Fairley, Labels & Labeling; Bob Cronin, The Open Approach; ...

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