keyboard_arrow_upUnique prototype produces super filtering material for face masks
keyboard_arrow_downUnique prototype produces super filtering material for face masks

A research group at Bologna University and Marchesini Group have created a unique sector prototype that enables the production of filtration materials for face masks with greater protection against viruses and bacteria compared to materials currently in use. The researchers are now finalising the development of the machine, which should be fully operational in the […]

keyboard_arrow_upNielsen explores ‘the new shopper normal
keyboard_arrow_downNielsen explores ‘the new shopper normal

The nature of South African shopping trips has shifted during the COVID-19 lockdown from an initial focus on bulk, stock-up shopping to everyday needs shopping, which is up a significant 10 points from pre-COVID-19 levels, both online and offline. This data stems from a significant new Nielsen study ‘the new shopper normal’ conducted at the […]

keyboard_arrow_upLate-stage customisation improves agility in pharma manufacturing
keyboard_arrow_downLate-stage customisation improves agility in pharma manufacturing

Late-stage customisation is vital due to comply with the latest serialisation legislation worldwide. It can also be an opportunity for finding a solution that can handle both serialisation and the production of small batch sizes without any loss of operational effectiveness. Pharmaceutical manufacturers must now ensure that labels printed at a late stage contain all […]

keyboard_arrow_upDevan adds multivitamin blend to R-Vital range
keyboard_arrow_downDevan adds multivitamin blend to R-Vital range

Textile innovator Devan is launching a new blend in addition to its R-Vital range of active ingredients. The new ‘multivitamin’ blend consist of vitamin C, vitamin E and ginger and is developed for immunity-boosting properties. Staying strong and healthy “COVID-19 makes us feel more concerned than usual about staying strong and healthy,” says Devan CEO […]

keyboard_arrow_upDis-Chem disappointed over Competition Tribunal ruling
keyboard_arrow_downDis-Chem disappointed over Competition Tribunal ruling

The Competition Tribunal has found that Dis-Chem engaged in excessive pricing of surgical masks and has imposed an administrative penalty of R1.2 00 000. Dis-Chem Pharmacies CEO Ivan Saltzman says Dis-Chem will take the matter on appeal to the Competition Appeal Court in that the decision seems to contain a number of errors of fact […]

keyboard_arrow_upNew active ingredient from Sederma redefines ageless femininity
keyboard_arrow_downNew active ingredient from Sederma redefines ageless femininity

Sederma’s new active ingredient Feminage is dedicated to women experiencing loss of skin elasticity and firmness caused by glycation and oxidation events and related to oestrogenic decline. There are almost a billion women over 50 worldwide with specific personal care needs. A consumer study* identified skin sagging as one of the major signs of ageing […]

keyboard_arrow_upAfrica’s supply chain goes online for biggest ever virtual event for the profession
keyboard_arrow_downAfrica’s supply chain goes online for biggest ever virtual event for the profession

SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management, has joined forces with Smart Procurement, Africa’s leading supply chain and procurement information service, to present the largest ever online learning, knowledge sharing and networking event for the profession, focusing on Africa. The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the vital role that supply chains play in the global […]

keyboard_arrow_upNouryon accelerates its sustainable growth with CMC acquisition
keyboard_arrow_downNouryon accelerates its sustainable growth with CMC acquisition

Nouryon has acquired carboxymethyl cellulose business, JM Huber Corporation. The transaction will significantly broaden Nouryon’s portfolio of products in CMC, a sustainable, bio-based water-soluble polymer used as a thickener, binder, stabiliser and film former. Leading position in growth markets The acquisition underlines Nouryon’s strategy of investing to develop a leading position in attractive growth markets. […]

keyboard_arrow_upAvon’s patented Protinol technology gives you the best skin you’ve had in years
keyboard_arrow_downAvon’s patented Protinol technology gives you the best skin you’ve had in years

Avon’s latest innovation is its Anew Skin Reset Plumping Shots, powered with Protinol. Protinol is a patented formula clinically proven to revitalise skin by naturally restoring collagen 1 and 3 to a perfect balance that is found in baby skin. Perfect balance Independent scientific tests have confirmed that Protinol, the breakthrough formula discovered by Avon, […]

keyboard_arrow_upPlant-powered skin care from Skoon
keyboard_arrow_downPlant-powered skin care from Skoon

Skoon’s Wow-Wow Wonder Hydrating Serum is the first product to be entered in the 2020 Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review/Symrise New Product Competition. The Wow-Wow Wonder Hydrating Serum is formulated with three different sizes of Hyaluronic Acid molecules to tackle immediate and long-term skin hydration. It is also enriched with a potent combination of active ingredients, […]

keyboard_arrow_upA Clere skin care solution for active men
keyboard_arrow_downA Clere skin care solution for active men

Clere now caters for the needs of active men with the new Clere For Men Active range. The healthy lifestyle movement is on the rise and getting fit has never been more accessible. With free gifts on gym sign ups, walking and running clubs, outdoor communal gyms, group exercise classes and our year-round moderate climate, […]

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_upALPLA celebrates World Environment Day
keyboard_arrow_downALPLA celebrates World Environment Day

To mark World Environment Day on 5 June ALPLA is making donations to NGOs and initiating employee activities. The family-owned enterprise is not allowing the coronavirus pandemic to stand in the way of its good habits. Clean-up campaigns In what has become something of a valued tradition for many ALPLA employees, clean-up campaigns and environmental […]

keyboard_arrow_upBW Packaging Systems showcases solutions with virtual exhibit hall
keyboard_arrow_downBW Packaging Systems showcases solutions with virtual exhibit hall

BW Packaging Systems is using a virtual exhibit hall experience to bring its packaging solutions directly to its customers. Till May 2021, BW Packaging Systems will host a unique online exhibit to showcase the collective packaging capabilities of Barry-Wehmiller companies Accraply, BW Flexible Systems, BW Integrated Systems, Pneumatic Scale Angelus and Synerlink. Free by invitation […]

keyboard_arrow_upHow to minimise packaging yet still provide on pack information
keyboard_arrow_downHow to minimise packaging yet still provide on pack information

In a time where our throw-away culture has increased packaging waste worldwide, companies are looking for solutions that enable them to provide more and use less. With mounting pressure, packaging is changing. Even though packaging is necessary, a lot of products have excess packaging where the information that is needed could be applied directly to […]

keyboard_arrow_upRomaco debuts virtual showroom amidst COVID-19 pandemic
keyboard_arrow_downRomaco debuts virtual showroom amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Romaco was not able to display its technologies at Interpack 2020, but has instead come up with an innovative solution in the form of a virtual showroom with a spotlight on sustainability and digitalisation. For the first time, Romaco’s latest product developments are being unveiled to trade specialists in the […]

keyboard_arrow_upHenkel expands its webinar series with REthink Packaging formats
keyboard_arrow_downHenkel expands its webinar series with REthink Packaging formats

Since Interpack 2020 has been postponed to 2021, Henkel has decided to expand its renowned webinar series for 2020, scheduling its webinar week for the original Interpack timeframe from 5 to 12 May. Industry trade shows like Interpack are essential for the packaging industry value chain to exchange knowledge on innovations and meet partners. Dedicated […]

keyboard_arrow_upRomaco conducts virtual factory acceptance test via livestream
keyboard_arrow_downRomaco conducts virtual factory acceptance test via livestream

The first Romaco Noack blister machine for a pharmaceutical producer in southern China has now passed its virtual factory acceptance test (FAT), which was carried out via a live stream. Romaco is responding to the COVID-19 crisis by taking new approaches with the FATs for its machines. Virtual space In the light of current travel […]

keyboard_arrow_upPlastics SA helps launch clean-up campaign on the KZN South Coast
keyboard_arrow_downPlastics SA helps launch clean-up campaign on the KZN South Coast

Plastics SA played a key role in launching the KZN Marine Waste Network South Coast that took place at the Amanzimtoti Lagoon on 14 March 2020. The event attracted 150 participants who joined in a clean-up at the lagoon to celebrate the network’s launch, removing more than 200 bags of litter (weighing more than one […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe ins and outs of pharmaceutical closures
keyboard_arrow_downThe ins and outs of pharmaceutical closures

Standards must be adhered to when manufacturing pharmaceutical packaging to ensure hygiene and sterilisabality. Actega details the numerous packaging errors that could occur and how using the correct pharmaceutical closures will safeguard from them. Pharmaceutical packaging, and primary packaging in particular, which is in direct contact with the dosage form or could potentially come into […]

keyboard_arrow_upAccraply to create new innovation and manufacturing centre in the UK
keyboard_arrow_downAccraply to create new innovation and manufacturing centre in the UK

Séamus Lafferty, president of Accraply, has announced the creation of a new innovation and manufacturing centre in Irlam, Greater Manchester, UK. Accraply is part of Barry-Wehmiller and is a leader in the design, manufacture and support of automated label-application systems, as well as converting and finishing equipment for the shrink sleeve and flexible-packaging markets. Centre […]

keyboard_arrow_upin-cosmetics Global and other regional events postponed to 2021
keyboard_arrow_downin-cosmetics Global and other regional events postponed to 2021

According to a statement released by Reed Exhibitions – organisers of the in-cosmetics events, the in-cosmetics Global, Latin America and North America 2020 events have been postponed. But In-cosmetics Asia 2020 is going ahead. Speaking about the announcement, Cathy Laporte, portfolio director at Reed Exhibitions, comments: “Over 80% of in-cosmetics Global attendees are international from […]

keyboard_arrow_upIn-cosmetics ingredients webinars showcase what’s new on the market
keyboard_arrow_downIn-cosmetics ingredients webinars showcase what’s new on the market

Following the success of in-cosmetics Global’s first virtual conference that took place in April, show organisers hosted a series of free-to-attend webinars centred on the industry’s hottest new ingredients. More than 1 200 professionals from the cosmetics and personal care industry attended the 30-minute web-based demos, which took place over two days from 27 to […]

keyboard_arrow_upDigitisation will help the pharma supply chain weather the impact of COVID-19
keyboard_arrow_downDigitisation will help the pharma supply chain weather the impact of COVID-19

The pharmaceutical supply chain must overcome capacity shortages to get supplies to patients worldwide. Stakeholders are grappling with a growing gap between air cargo capacity and demand for lifesaving medical products, as flights are grounded and borders closed. Many African countries now report medicine shortages and challenges in securing costly imported pharmaceutical ingredients and medical […]

keyboard_arrow_upEins-Sci compiles COVID-19 testing laboratory solution
keyboard_arrow_downEins-Sci compiles COVID-19 testing laboratory solution

Analytica Lab Africa exhibitor Eins-Sci, an international company specialising in laboratory equipment, has compiled a complete SARS-CoV-2 (2019-nCoV) Testing Laboratory Solution including all the equipment and the quantities required to set up the laboratory. Eins-Sci director Bradley Rautenbach says the company has pioneered the release of an all-in-one laboratory equipment solution to help hospitals, enterprises […]

keyboard_arrow_upDiscover the world’s most exciting ingredients at in-cosmetics’ virtual conference
keyboard_arrow_downDiscover the world’s most exciting ingredients at in-cosmetics’ virtual conference

Riding on the success of its virtual conference in April, in-cosmetics Global will run another series of free webinars from 27 to 29 May 2020, enabling the personal care industry to learn about the world’s most exciting new ingredients. Over three days, 14 leading suppliers will take part in a new ‘Ingredients in Action: Live […]

keyboard_arrow_upMarchesini Group launches X DAYS online events
keyboard_arrow_downMarchesini Group launches X DAYS online events

The Marchesini Group has launched X DAYS, a sequence of exclusive online events broadcast from a specially created space. Now, more than ever, the industry needs some extraordinary events to keep in touch. In May, Marchesini Group should have welcomed customers to its exhibition booth at the German trade show Interpack, where it should have […]

keyboard_arrow_upSAPICS Conference postponed amidst COVID-19 pandemic
keyboard_arrow_downSAPICS Conference postponed amidst COVID-19 pandemic

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management, has announced the postponement of the 2020 SAPICS Conference, Africa’s leading knowledge sharing and networking event for supply chain professionals. New dates for the conference, which was scheduled for the end of June, have been secured from 22 to 25 November […]

keyboard_arrow_upAre you South Africa’s best female entrepreneur?
keyboard_arrow_downAre you South Africa’s best female entrepreneur?

Entries are now open for the Santam Women of the Future Awards 2020 in association with Fairlady and True Love. Santam, Fairlady and, for the first time this year, Truelove Magazine, have partnered up in the search to find the best female entrepreneurs in the country. Best women entrepreneurs If you have just started out […]

keyboard_arrow_upNew October show dates announced for in-cosmetics
keyboard_arrow_downNew October show dates announced for in-cosmetics

Reed Exhibitions announced today that in-cosmetics Global will be rescheduled to October, after announcing in March that the show would be postponed to the end of June. Following the steep escalation of COVID-19 across Europe, and in particular Spain, in-cosmetics Global will now take place from 6 to 8 October 2020 at Fira Barcelona, Spain. […]