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_upRed carpet ready drinkable collagen wins prestigious French beauty award
keyboard_arrow_downRed carpet ready drinkable collagen wins prestigious French beauty award

Collagen Lift Red Carpet Paris has won the annual beauty award, Victoire de la Beauté in France.  ProlongLife is the South African distributor of the Collagen Lift Paris range of drinkable collagen with its head office in Cape Town.  Perfect combination Collagen Lift Red Carpet Paris, has gone from strength to strength since its launch […]

keyboard_arrow_upCalling on the next generation of SA medical researchers for the NGS Program
keyboard_arrow_downCalling on the next generation of SA medical researchers for the NGS Program

The Novartis and the University of Basel Next Generation Scientist (NGS) Program is now preparing to receive its 2020 intake of researchers. The program is aimed at driving the scientific and professional development of talented young research scientists from different countries across Africa, Latin America and Asia. Since its inception in 2011, a total of […]

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_upRe-launched Gelusil Plus brings relief for heartburn during pregnancy
keyboard_arrow_downRe-launched Gelusil Plus brings relief for heartburn during pregnancy

Gelusil Plus, an antacid indicated for the relief of heartburn during pregnancy1, has been re-launched in South Africa. With heartburn affecting up to 85 percent pregnant women2, Gelusil Plus now provides a treatment to relieve this uncomfortable condition1. iNova Pharmaceuticals has added Gelusil Plus to their prenatal portfolio, which includes South Africa’s number one prenatal […]

keyboard_arrow_upGivaudan Active Beauty reshapes the face of beauty for Generation Z
keyboard_arrow_downGivaudan Active Beauty reshapes the face of beauty for Generation Z

Givaudan Active Beauty has expanded its leadership in clean beauty by launching My Blue Guard High Defence (HD), the morning ritual to achieve perfect skin. With 95 percent of natural origin ingredients, this day cream, powered by botanical extracts, was introduced during in-cosmetics Asia. Clean beauty, the consumers’ expectation Supported by botanical actives and Hyaluronic […]

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_upImperial and Unjani Clinics treat their millionth patient
keyboard_arrow_downImperial and Unjani Clinics treat their millionth patient

Imperial Logistics and Unjani Clinics are celebrating their millionth patient engagement at the newly opened Imperial funded Unjani Clinic in Mamelodi. This milestone marks not only the effective delivery of affordable, primary healthcare services through one million patient engagements to communities in need, but also reiterates the continued support and development of South Africa’s healthcare […]

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_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_upExpect more from BW Packaging Systems at Pack Expo
keyboard_arrow_downExpect more from BW Packaging Systems at Pack Expo

At Pack Expo Las Vegas, BW Packaging Systems, the packaging machinery arm of Barry-Wehmiller, will address some of the mega trends affecting the packaging industry in its own Educational Seminar Series in Booth C-1800. All five BW Packaging Systems companies—Accraply, BW Flexible Systems, BW Integrated Systems, Pneumatic Scale Angelus and Synerlink—will be present in Booth […]

keyboard_arrow_upGroninger to focus on cosmetics at PackExpo
keyboard_arrow_downGroninger to focus on cosmetics at PackExpo

At this year’s PackExpo, groninger will showcase how to master flexibility and efficiency in filling and closing machines. The German, family-owned company will give answers to the complex requirements of the cosmetics market. Pack Expo is the leading exhibition for packaging and processing technologies within the United States. It will be held from 23 to […]

keyboard_arrow_upTeqal introduces new Reflections jars for cosmetics
keyboard_arrow_downTeqal introduces new Reflections jars for cosmetics

Teqal Creative Packaging (Teqal) is a new manufacturer of rigid packaging for the cosmetics and personal care industry. The company was launched in February 2017 when Sean Kirkham (ex-Consupaq), his wife, Renee (also ex-Consupaq) and Dean Mitchel (seasoned tool maker) went into business together. They started small, operating out of premises at the Dube TradePort […]

keyboard_arrow_upComplete product and active ingredient control with Compact 12
keyboard_arrow_downComplete product and active ingredient control with Compact 12

At Pack Expo Las Vegas, from 23 to 25 September, the Marchesini Group will present a monobloc unit that fills and caps bottles for pills, tablets and capsules. The Compact 12 is one of Marchesini’s top-of-the-range solutions in the field of electronic counters and is equipped with special applications to guarantee total product control. One […]

keyboard_arrow_upNeedle-free treatment for hypoglycaemia gets FDA approval
keyboard_arrow_downNeedle-free treatment for hypoglycaemia gets FDA approval

Aptar Group’s Unidose Powder System has been approved by the FDA for an intranasal, needle-free rescue treatment drug intended to treat severe hypoglycemia in people with diabetes. This marks the first FDA approval of a prescription drug using Aptar’s patented Unidose Powder System and is Aptar’s first combination of a drug delivery device with a […]

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 […]

keyboard_arrow_upDedicated natural and organic product expo to come to SA
keyboard_arrow_downDedicated natural and organic product expo to come to SA

South Africa is about to catch up with the worldwide demand for organic and natural products with an expo scheduled for May 2020 in Johannesburg. Internationally these sectors are serviced by numerous and increasingly successful trade and consumer events yet there has – until now – been no platform locally that allows both the trade […]

keyboard_arrow_upFind the latest innovations at in-cosmetics Asia
keyboard_arrow_downFind the latest innovations at in-cosmetics Asia

Over 60 leading suppliers have already confirmed their presence at the in-cosmetics asia Innovation Zone where the latest cosmetic ingredients will be on show. The specialist zone is designed to help R&D professionals easily identify and stay up to date with the most exciting raw material and ingredient technology launches which could inspire future formulations. […]

keyboard_arrow_upPharma Manufacturers’ Expo brings new tech to West Africa
keyboard_arrow_downPharma Manufacturers’ Expo brings new tech to West Africa

Feedback from the fifth Nigerian Pharma Manufacturers’ Expo 2019 was unanimously positive. The expo 2019 was held during August 28 -29, 2019 at The Haven, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria. NPME 2019, an international exhibition on complete pharma manufacturing offers exclusive business networking platform for those are already doing business as well for those are planning […]

keyboard_arrow_upEnter the world of Asian beauty at Cosmoprof Asia 2019
keyboard_arrow_downEnter the world of Asian beauty at Cosmoprof Asia 2019

Cosmoprof Asia 2019, the reference event for beauty companies and professionals in the Asian continent, will take place from 12 to 15 November 2019 at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center (HKCEC). The 24th edition of the event is already breaking records with 118 900 square metres of exhibition space, over 3 100 exhibitors, 25 […]

keyboard_arrow_upSpotlight on the hottest trends at in-cosmetics Asia
keyboard_arrow_downSpotlight on the hottest trends at in-cosmetics Asia

in-cosmetics Asia’s popular Spotlight On area will return to the show this November for its 12th edition, providing formulators and marketers with a unique way to learn about the latest trends and ingredients affecting three pertinent areas. Based on visitor interest and the most up-to-date industry trends, the Spotlight On area for 2019 will shine […]

keyboard_arrow_upOmya to showcase holistic personal and home care solutions at SEPAWA
keyboard_arrow_downOmya to showcase holistic personal and home care solutions at SEPAWA

At this year’s SEPAWA Omya will present highly efficient and eco-friendly calcium carbonate solutions. The company will introduce mastered calcium carbonate particles suitable for multifunctional decorative cosmetics and toothpaste applications alongside minerals with adjustable abrasivity for household surface cleaners. The company will complete its exhibition with a distribution portfolio comprising a broad spectrum of cleaning […]

keyboard_arrow_upSapics Spring Conference presents healthcare lessons from Nigeria
keyboard_arrow_downSapics Spring Conference presents healthcare lessons from Nigeria

A supply chain membership platform for the private sector in Nigeria has strengthened private sector spending for public health. Azuka Okeke, who pioneered the project, will share her experiences and insights at the upcoming Sapics Spring Conference in Johannesburg. ‘Okeke oversees supply chain transformation projects in several African countries, with a key focus on Nigeria.  […]

keyboard_arrow_upA positive outlook for Africa’s cosmetics industry
keyboard_arrow_downA positive outlook for Africa’s cosmetics industry

The Cosmetic, Toiletry & Fragrance Association of South Africa (CTFA) has secured leading international and local experts to speak at The Cosmetic Industry Summit: Breaking Barriers in Africa. The presentations and panel discussions will deliberate ways to stimulate harmonisation and ease trade within the African continent. The summit, organised by the CTFA on behalf of […]