keyboard_arrow_upThe new face of Airnov Healthcare Packaging on display at Pharmapack
keyboard_arrow_downThe new face of Airnov Healthcare Packaging on display at Pharmapack

Airnov Healthcare Packaging (previously Clariant Healthcare Packaging) will reveal its new visual identity and branding to industry partners along with its portfolio of specialty products that prevent packaged pharmaceuticals from degradation due to moisture and oxygen at the Pharmapack tradeshow. The event takes place at the Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris, France, 5 and […]

keyboard_arrow_upClariant’s Envisioning Beauty presents plenty for 20 at in-cosmetics
keyboard_arrow_downClariant’s Envisioning Beauty presents plenty for 20 at in-cosmetics

To celebrate the start of the roaring twenties, Clariant Personal Care has announced that at least 20 new premium formulations and products will come from its Envisioning Beauty brand during 2020. And many will debut this spring at in-cosmetics Global. Following Envisioning Beauty’s introduction at the 2019 tradeshow, Clariant turns attention for the 2020 Barcelona […]

keyboard_arrow_upMinister gives industry-managed waste management plan a thumbs up
keyboard_arrow_downMinister gives industry-managed waste management plan a thumbs up

The plastics and packaging industries of South Africa, represented by Packaging SA and Plastics SA, have both welcomed the announcement made by Barbara Creecy, minister of environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) to scrap the existing Section 28 plan for developing an Industry Waste Management Plan (IndWMP) for the paper and packaging industry. Although the development […]

keyboard_arrow_upAuthenticity colours Clariant’s ColorForward 2021 palette
keyboard_arrow_downAuthenticity colours Clariant’s ColorForward 2021 palette

There are four societal trends that will influence consumers in coming years and the colour experts at Clariant ColorWorks have identified them. ColorForward 2021, the 15th edition of the annual Clariant colour forecasting guide for the plastics industry, recognises that genuine human contact is actually becoming a luxury in the digital era, and that people […]

keyboard_arrow_upBosch’s packaging division is now independent enterprise Syntegon Technology
keyboard_arrow_downBosch’s packaging division is now independent enterprise Syntegon Technology

Known as Bosch Packaging Technology until late 2019, the former Bosch division has presented itself as an independent enterprise with the name Syntegon Technology at the company headquarters in Waiblingen, Germany. Syntegon’s business focus is on intelligent and sustainable technologies for the pharmaceutical and food industries. Extending the service range is a priority for the […]

keyboard_arrow_upSustainably sourced white mulberry tree extract gets to the root of anti-aging
keyboard_arrow_downSustainably sourced white mulberry tree extract gets to the root of anti-aging

Clariant Active Ingredients has launched Prenylium – the first product unveiled in its new partnership with French biotechnology company, Plant Advanced Technologies (PAT). Rich in rare prenylated flavonoids content, Prenylium is a unique Morus alba tree root extract, highly efficient at protecting the skin matrisome from degradation that occurs with time and UV exposure. It […]

keyboard_arrow_upGrowth for large MCap pharma companies in Q3 2019
keyboard_arrow_downGrowth for large MCap pharma companies in Q3 2019

In Q3 of 2019, 14 pharmaceutical companies listed in the top 20 players by Market Capitalisation (MCap) registered positive performances; however, the top five companies witnessed a five percent decline as compared to Q2, according to data and analytics firm GlobalData. Madeleine Roche, business fundamentals associate analyst, comments: ‘Johnson & Johnson continues to maintain the […]

keyboard_arrow_upNeopac to present SpringTube at PCD Paris
keyboard_arrow_downNeopac to present SpringTube at PCD Paris

The global provider of high-quality packaging for a broad array of industries and applications will feature a packaging solution for cosmetics and personal care products, at PCD Paris on 29-30 January 2020, at stand H24. Developed by subsidiary 3D Neopac, SpringTube is specially designed to maintain its shape while delivering a host of additional benefits […]

keyboard_arrow_upOptima automation will exhibit precision and flexibility at Pharmapack
keyboard_arrow_downOptima automation will exhibit precision and flexibility at Pharmapack

Optima automation will provide information about its current technologies for pen and auto injectors as well as paste dispensers for cannulae at Pharmapack 2020. These machines are characterised by their high process flexibility and precision. Semiautomatic machines can be converted into fully automatic systems and supplemented with additional features. During assembly, pen and auto injectors […]

keyboard_arrow_upEnviron named 2019 New Product Competition winner
keyboard_arrow_downEnviron named 2019 New Product Competition winner

On 10 October, Environ was crowned the winner of the 2019 Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review/Symrise New Product Competition. This trusted local skin care brand with a strong history of innovation, won the overall winner award for its Focus Care Radiance+ Range. The New Product Competition judges said Environ’s Focus Care Radiance+ range addresses the hot […]

keyboard_arrow_upNimue’s innovations deliver visible results
keyboard_arrow_downNimue’s innovations deliver visible results

Nimue is renowned for its expert understanding of the skin and the effective treatment of various skin conditions. As a leader in scientific skin care, Nimue Skin Technology (Nimue) promises to deliver transformative results for a variety of skin types. After an extended period of intense R&D, Nimue has launched a wide range of new […]

keyboard_arrow_upOptiphi continues to innovate in skin care
keyboard_arrow_downOptiphi continues to innovate in skin care

Optiphi, the winner of the 2018 P&C Review/Symrise New Product Competition, is back to defend its title with three entries in the 2019 competition. The South African professional skin care brand has entered two individual products and one range. Formulated with a multi-faceted approach, the Body Curve Sculpting Repair targets sun damage and ageing on […]

keyboard_arrow_upGR8 Skincare’s face and earth friendly products
keyboard_arrow_downGR8 Skincare’s face and earth friendly products

GR8 Skincare was founded by Dr Janine Ellenberger, a South African medical doctor with more than 15 years’ experience in skin care and cosmetics. She launched the brand for her own teenagers, to give them gentle yet effective skin care products that would address their acne and keep their skin healthy. Finding nothing on the […]

keyboard_arrow_upNew Excellence quartet from Placecol
keyboard_arrow_downNew Excellence quartet from Placecol

The professionals at Placecol are as invested in their customers’ satisfaction as they are in creating award-winning products that improve the skin’s condition. In June the brand launched the Placecol Excellence skin care range, to treat clients’ most pressing skin concerns. The four products in the range contain Sunflower Oil, an anti-oxidant rich in Vitamin […]

keyboard_arrow_upNatralogic, a South African maternity skin care range
keyboard_arrow_downNatralogic, a South African maternity skin care range

Natralogic products are specially formulated for use during pregnancy. According to Lauren Lamont, owner and founder of the brand, the range of products is free of toxins and ingredients, which could be considered harmful and contain only safe and high quality certified organic and natural ingredients. The all maternity skin care range has been entered […]

keyboard_arrow_upMale grooming and natural skin care products from Rain Africa
keyboard_arrow_downMale grooming and natural skin care products from Rain Africa

Rain Africa creates luxury handmade bath and body products using natural ingredients with African botanical actives. Its products are responsibly handmade with love and care for its customers, craftspeople and the environment. The proudly South African brand has diversified into the premium skin care and male grooming categories with a new natural skin care range […]

keyboard_arrow_upUso – scientifically formulated for African skin
keyboard_arrow_downUso – scientifically formulated for African skin

Uso by African Dermal Science, a proudly South African anti-ageing skin care brand, hit the market in 2018. The products are specifically formulated for Africans and the African climate. The brand name was inspired by the Zulu word Ubuso, which means a celebration of who we are as Africans. Dr Theo Mothoa-Frendo, a black female […]

keyboard_arrow_upSoyLites gets novel with aroma butter bars
keyboard_arrow_downSoyLites gets novel with aroma butter bars

After years of requests from customers, SoyLites has re-launched its innovative and handy moisturising product, the aroma butter bar. This product is a solid, dry lotion bar made with botanical oils. The bar is created to be a novel and versatile hand and body moisturising product. With a unique combination of unrefined coco butter, shea […]

keyboard_arrow_upHoffmann Neopac acquires CM Packaging
keyboard_arrow_downHoffmann Neopac acquires CM Packaging

Hoffmann Neopac, a global provider of high-quality plastic and metal packaging for a broad array of industries and applications, has acquired its longstanding metal packaging partner, Netherlands-based CM Packaging. As of 1 January 2020, the company intends to operate as a single entity. The parties have agreed not to disclose the acquisition price. Expanded capacity […]

keyboard_arrow_upUnderstanding the complexity of plastics pollution
keyboard_arrow_downUnderstanding the complexity of plastics pollution

To investigate some of the key issues around plastic pollution The National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) held a seminar called ‘Plastics: Substitutes vs recycling’. Banning plastic straws has become synonymous with the issue of plastic pollution, particularly in the oceans. It is considered a ‘hook’, something the public can focus on as an entry […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe road to ending plastic waste in SA
keyboard_arrow_downThe road to ending plastic waste in SA

The South African Initiative to End Plastic Waste has already made important progress in its efforts to find workable solutions that will end plastic from polluting the environment.  According to Plastics SA executive director, Anton Hanekom, this Initiative was formed earlier this year and enjoys the support and active participation of the entire packaging value […]

keyboard_arrow_upPackaging will speak green at 2020 international sustainable packaging forum
keyboard_arrow_downPackaging will speak green at 2020 international sustainable packaging forum

FICO Foundation and Ucima (Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers’ Association) will come together in Bologna on 20 and 21 February 2020 to create an event of in-depth study on the theme of sustainability in the packaging supply chain. Packaging Speaks Green is an international forum dedicated to the development of sustainability and the circular economy in […]

keyboard_arrow_upSpanish acquisitions allow ALPLA to move into HDPE recycling
keyboard_arrow_downSpanish acquisitions allow ALPLA to move into HDPE recycling

ALPLA will further expand its recycling activities by moving into polyolefin recycling with its acquisition of two companies based in Spain. With two of its own PET recycling plants in Austria and Poland (PET Recycling Team) and joint ventures in Mexico and Germany, ALPLA has long been an established partner in the field of PET […]

keyboard_arrow_upUnilever’s Sustainable Living Plan cleans up at the Gold Pack Awards
keyboard_arrow_downUnilever’s Sustainable Living Plan cleans up at the Gold Pack Awards

Unilever made a clean sweep at the Gold Pack Awards 2019. The company bagged four gold medals in various categories, including the Judge’s Special Mention for the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. The Gold Pack Awards recognizes and celebrates South African companies in the packaging industry who represent innovation and professionalism in packaging. Awards nominees were […]

keyboard_arrow_upSustainable packaging from the Paper Bottle Company
keyboard_arrow_downSustainable packaging from the Paper Bottle Company

Paboco, the paper bottle company, unites some of the world’s leading brands and experts in material, design and technology. The paper bottle project is perhaps the most important initiative in the packaging industry in our time. It is the start of a journey that will spark a movement of consumers across the world in our […]

keyboard_arrow_upOpen communication in pharma packaging serialisation
keyboard_arrow_downOpen communication in pharma packaging serialisation

OPEN-SCS and Werum IT Solutions successfully staged the OPEN-SCS plug fest at Werum’s headquarters in Lüneburg, Germany. The OPEN-SCS working group is partnered with the OPC Foundation to develop an open source standard covering the complete business transaction for the data exchange in pharma packaging serialisation. Compliance tested During the plug fest the interfaces between […]

keyboard_arrow_upA new vision for the packaging industry
keyboard_arrow_downA new vision for the packaging industry

SEA Vision will showcase its HarleNIR at PackExpo 2019. The largest trade fair in North America in 2019 is ready to host over 30,000 visitors from all over the world, for all the latest on the equipment, components, materials, and services relating to the packaging industry. Non-destructive monitoring HarleNIR is an integrated vision system, featuring […]

keyboard_arrow_upin-cosmetics Global celebrates 30 years with new Beauty Tech Zone
keyboard_arrow_downin-cosmetics Global celebrates 30 years with new Beauty Tech Zone

Technology is changing the face of the beauty industry. From haircare and make-up styling apps to personal skin prescriptions, beauty tech innovations are making the world of beauty move faster than ever before. Pioneered by brands like L’Oréal, which last year announced its ambition to be referred to as ‘the number one beauty tech company […]

keyboard_arrow_upGround breaking organic and natural products expo comes to Joburg
keyboard_arrow_downGround breaking organic and natural products expo comes to Joburg

The organics industry is booming. What was once a trend is now mainstream. Over the past two decades global organic food and drink sales have increased from less than $15 million to almost $90 billion. Now Africa is playing catch up with its own industry platform – The Organic and Natural Products Expo Africa 2020. […]

keyboard_arrow_upBook your seat at our beauty industry conference
keyboard_arrow_downBook your seat at our beauty industry conference

Following the highly successful P&C Review Beauty Business & Partners Conference in 2019, our leading industry event is back this year with a very exciting programme and speaker line up. Join us in Johannesburg on 20 February, where we’ll have exceptional, relevant thought leadership content on offer from nine leaders in their respective fields. Learn […]

keyboard_arrow_upin-cosmetics Global celebrates 30 years of innovation in 2020
keyboard_arrow_downin-cosmetics Global celebrates 30 years of innovation in 2020

Growth in the beauty and personal care industry reached a decade high last year and is set to continue unabated, according to Euromonitor. In fact, the value of the global cosmetic products market is expected to reach USD 805.61 billion by 2023, propelled by major trends including conscious consumerism, advancements in beauty technology and the […]

keyboard_arrow_upSAAFFI urges you to wake up, grow up and speak up about the planet in 2020
keyboard_arrow_downSAAFFI urges you to wake up, grow up and speak up about the planet in 2020

The countdown has started to the 18th annual SAAFFI seminar. The entire fragrance and flavour industry in South Africa, including those that are allied to it, as suppliers of ingredients, equipment or services, excitedly anticipates every year the announcement of the details of the SAAFFI annual seminar and workshop. The 2020 event, the 18th SAAFFI […]

keyboard_arrow_upAsia’s best beauty and cosmetic products awarded at Cosmoprof Asia
keyboard_arrow_downAsia’s best beauty and cosmetic products awarded at Cosmoprof Asia

Cosmoprof Asia 2019, the leading B2B event for the beauty industry in the Asia-Pacific region, has announced the winners of Cosmopack and Cosmoprof Asia Awards. Exhibitors, CEOs and management of beauty companies, executives from trade associations, buyers, media and influencers were invited to the awards ceremony to celebrate the 10 winning companies of the 2019 […]

keyboard_arrow_upSupply chain anthropologist Dr John Gattorna to speak at Sapics 2020
keyboard_arrow_downSupply chain anthropologist Dr John Gattorna to speak at Sapics 2020

One of the world’s pre-eminent supply chain thought leaders, Dr John Gattorna, will be a keynote speaker at the 2020 Sapics Conference. Based in Sydney, Australia, Gattorna has helped to shape the thinking, understanding and practice of logistics and supply chain management globally for more than 40 years. His belief that the supply chain is […]

keyboard_arrow_upAfriplex to encourage a sustainable SA cannabis industry at CannaTech Summit
keyboard_arrow_downAfriplex to encourage a sustainable SA cannabis industry at CannaTech Summit

The CannaTech Summit, a prestigious event that drives cannabis industry growth, will be held in Cape Town from 24 to 26 November 2019. This is an African continent first and shows the importance that the industry plays in the South African market. CannaTech is widely recognised as the leading cannabis event globally, bringing together industry […]

keyboard_arrow_upIn-cosmetics North America celebrates the best of the best
keyboard_arrow_downIn-cosmetics North America celebrates the best of the best

In October North America’s personal care industry gathered at the in-cosmetics North America to honour excellence in R&D, product formulation and marketing. This year there were four award categories, with manufacturers, indie brand owners and suppliers coming together as one to celebrate the winners of the Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award, Sensory Bar Award, Make-Up […]