keyboard_arrow_upOptiphi crowned 2018 New Product Competition winner
keyboard_arrow_downOptiphi crowned 2018 New Product Competition winner

On 11 October, the Optiphi team celebrated in style as its Classic Clarity Serum was named the overall winner in the 2018 Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review/Symrise New Product Competition.

keyboard_arrow_upZinplex reformulates its Tattoo range
keyboard_arrow_downZinplex reformulates its Tattoo range

Zinplex is taking part in the 2018 P&C Review/Symrise New Product Competition with both a range and individual product entries. This trusted health and wellness brand offers an extensive basket of skin, health and baby care products all based on zinc.

keyboard_arrow_upScalp detox with Schwarzkopf Professional
keyboard_arrow_downScalp detox with Schwarzkopf Professional

Schwarzkopf Professional, a Henkel brand, is pushing boundaries in hair care with its new detoxifying scalp care system and new line of shampoos, serums and conditioner products formulated with natural oil.

keyboard_arrow_upGet long luscious locks with Quick Grow
keyboard_arrow_downGet long luscious locks with Quick Grow

Developed and produced in South Africa, Quick Grow is an advanced amino hair care product range. The products are scientifically formulated to supplement your body with a precise blend of amino acids, minerals and vitamins, which trains the body to produce keratin faster. The result is proven accelerated hair growth.

keyboard_arrow_upManage and maintain relaxed and natural hair with ORS
keyboard_arrow_downManage and maintain relaxed and natural hair with ORS

ORS, a leader in the Ethnic hair care market, focuses on meeting the unmet needs of the health-conscious, multi-cultural consumer with new and natural solutions. The brand has entered three of its latest innovations into the 2018 P&C Review/Symrise New Product Competition.

keyboard_arrow_upProfessional skin care innovations from Optiphi
keyboard_arrow_downProfessional skin care innovations from Optiphi

The Optiphi brand prides itself on expert understanding of the inner workings of the skin, which allows its R&D team to create unique and highly effective skin care products with unparalleled results.

keyboard_arrow_upKalahari Lifestyle uncovers the beauty of African botanicals
keyboard_arrow_downKalahari Lifestyle uncovers the beauty of African botanicals

The quality of skin care products from Kalahari Lifestyle harnesses the superior benefits of plant oils and phyto-effective extracts. These ingredients are compounded into solutions for all skin types and offer added benefits such as restoring and nourishing skin.

keyboard_arrow_upFace your future with CRT from Avroy Shlain
keyboard_arrow_downFace your future with CRT from Avroy Shlain

Avroy Shlain’s CRT range is said to be the first ever skin care range to combine powerful problem-specific anti-ageing technologies with Timetouch Innovation, to create the ultimate skin care experience.

keyboard_arrow_upOh, so gentle on sensitive skin
keyboard_arrow_downOh, so gentle on sensitive skin

Oh So Heavenly’s new hypo-allergenic range is proven to be kind and gentle on dry, sensitive skin. With moisturisers this gentle, skin will forget it’s sensitive. The range consists of four products and it’s been entered into the 2018 P&C Review/Symrise New Product Competition.

keyboard_arrow_upPropak Africa to showcase latest products, technologies and innovation
keyboard_arrow_downPropak Africa to showcase latest products, technologies and innovation

The importance of packaging and related industries will take centre stage at Africa’s ultimate packaging, food processing, plastics, printing and labelling trade exhibition, which will afford over 600 exhibitors the opportunity to showcase their latest technologies and innovations.

keyboard_arrow_upClariant increases sales, profitability and operating cash flow in 2018
keyboard_arrow_downClariant increases sales, profitability and operating cash flow in 2018

Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, announced full year 2018 sales of CHF 6.623 billion compared to CHF 6.377 billion in 2017. This corresponds to five percent growth in local currency, all of which is organic, driven by a progression in all Business Areas, particularly in Catalysis. Both higher volumes and pricing underpinned […]

keyboard_arrow_upBio-Oil launches first innovation in three decades
keyboard_arrow_downBio-Oil launches first innovation in three decades

Specialist skincare brand Bio-Oil has launched its first innovation in its 30-year history. Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel is a revolutionary oil-based formulation that has been clinically proven to significantly improve dry skin.

keyboard_arrow_upClariant focusing on protecting bulk pharmaceuticals at Pharmapack 2019
keyboard_arrow_downClariant focusing on protecting bulk pharmaceuticals at Pharmapack 2019

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and its Healthcare Packaging business line, are exhibiting at Pharmapack 2019 and featuring products that protect the quality and appearance of bulk pharmaceuticals (powders, tablets, capsules, etc.), as well as active ingredients (API) during processing and shipment. The show takes place in Paris 6 to 7 February 2019 […]

keyboard_arrow_upErase the hyperpigmentation with Nix & Tee
keyboard_arrow_downErase the hyperpigmentation with Nix & Tee

How does the saying go? The tan will fade but the memories will last forever. Unfortunately, so will the dark spots if you don’t get on it right away. The sun’s enemy number one when it comes to hyperpigmentation, it might not initially cause it, but it will worsen it. Discoloration is one the biggest […]

keyboard_arrow_upThree reminders for consumers when purchasing health supplements and complementary medicines
keyboard_arrow_downThree reminders for consumers when purchasing health supplements and complementary medicines

An article entitled “Unapproved Pharmaceutical Ingredients Included in Dietary Supplements Associated with US Food and Drug Administration Warnings” was published 12 October 2018 in JAMA. It stated ‘potentially harmful active pharmaceuticals continue to be identified in over-the-counter and dietary supplements’ – listing specifically sibutramine for weight loss supplements, and synthetic steroids or steroid-like ingredients for […]

keyboard_arrow_upHigh demands for primary packaging
keyboard_arrow_downHigh demands for primary packaging

Pharmaceutical packaging is obliged to comply with many functions. And it has an influence on the quality, effectiveness and applicability of pharmaceuticals which cannot be underestimated. This particularly applies for primary packaging, i.e. packaging which comes or can potentially come into direct contact with the dosage form, such as ampoules, ready-to-fill syringes, blister packs, pharmaceutical […]

keyboard_arrow_upResults of 2018 International Coastal Clean-up released
keyboard_arrow_downResults of 2018 International Coastal Clean-up released

The results of the 2018 International Coastal Clean-up, which took place on Saturday, 15 September 2018, have just been released.

keyboard_arrow_upNRF B-COMPLEX FIZZY – daily energy boost
keyboard_arrow_downNRF B-COMPLEX FIZZY – daily energy boost

NRF B-Complex  fizzy is a cranberry flavoured effervescent tablet with antioxidants, which helps to boost energy effectively and prevent that frequent afternoon slump.  Each tablet should be taken daily in half a glass of water. B1 (thiamine) ensures that the body can produce new and healthy cells.  This vitamin has: Anti-stress properties Can help boost […]

keyboard_arrow_upChildproof packaging for drugs is a vital requirement
keyboard_arrow_downChildproof packaging for drugs is a vital requirement

Gerresheimer will take the wraps off their first snap-on cap with child-resistant (CR) solution at booth B62 at this year’s Pharmapack, which will open its doors between 6 and 7 February in Paris, Porte de Versailles. Conventional child-resistant screw caps are made of two components. ‘Packaging drugs in a childproof manner is imperative. Small children […]

keyboard_arrow_upPackaging material is a key issue for the climate
keyboard_arrow_downPackaging material is a key issue for the climate

Switching material from plastic to paperboard can reduce a packaging’s climate impact by 99 percent. For people who influence the choice of packaging material, this single choice can make the biggest climate impact during a product manager or designer’s entire professional career. That’s the conclusion of a study done by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute […]

keyboard_arrow_upMetsä Board to present luxurious and sustainable packaging solutions at PCD Paris
keyboard_arrow_downMetsä Board to present luxurious and sustainable packaging solutions at PCD Paris

Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards, will be presenting a range of innovative sustainable packaging solutions designed specifically for luxury and creative applications at PCD 2019 Paris. In addition to its premium paperboards, Metsä Board will feature its range of packaging analysis and design services – which encompass material and […]

keyboard_arrow_upAntalis South Africa now a majority black-owned company
keyboard_arrow_downAntalis South Africa now a majority black-owned company

Paper, packaging and graphic solutions provider, Antalis South Africa recently announced it will become a black empowered company in the industry. This is as a result of the 100 percent local buyout of shares currently owned by Antalis International.

keyboard_arrow_upUnfolding new opportunities
keyboard_arrow_downUnfolding new opportunities

New carton equipment as well as solutions catering to the need for small volume production and greater diversification in product ranges are now commonplace in South Africa. These technologies are helping packaging manufacturers and brand owners to distinguish their offerings at a reasonable cost.

keyboard_arrow_upTuned into the latest trends
keyboard_arrow_downTuned into the latest trends

Like many other FMCG markets, the home care market felt the pressure of South Africa’s dwindling economic performance in 2015. Innovative packaging strategies have helped smart brand owners stay competitive and outlast market challenges.

keyboard_arrow_upSeven tips to pick the perfect board
keyboard_arrow_downSeven tips to pick the perfect board

Pharmaceutical packaging faces many challenges and has to respond to legislation, good practice, demographic changes and consumer concerns. Christopher Baudry of Metsä Board’s reveals what you should look for when you choose a substrate for pharmaceutical cartons.

keyboard_arrow_upJoin P&C Review for the 2019 beauty industry conference
keyboard_arrow_downJoin P&C Review for the 2019 beauty industry conference

Following the successful P&C Review Beauty Trends & Innovations Conference in 2018, this year’s event will provide the No.1 meeting place for beauty brands and industry partners. Join us on 21 February to source exceptional business specific content from eight business and industry experts in one inspiring day.

keyboard_arrow_upSmoking hot trends at the SAAFFI seminar
keyboard_arrow_downSmoking hot trends at the SAAFFI seminar

Will you attend the 17th annual SAAFFI seminar? The event takes place on 14 March at the Bytes Conference Centre in Midrand, Gauteng and will feature relevant content to inspire deeper thinking.

keyboard_arrow_upin-cosmetics Global returns to the home of cosmetics
keyboard_arrow_downin-cosmetics Global returns to the home of cosmetics

The world’s leading personal care ingredients event will return to Paris for its 30th edition in April, with in-cosmetics Global once again providing a platform for R&D teams to source the most innovative ingredients and learn about the trends shaping the future of the beauty industry.

keyboard_arrow_up2019 SAPICS Conference to ensure supply chain professionals can survive and thrive in turbulent times
keyboard_arrow_down2019 SAPICS Conference to ensure supply chain professionals can survive and thrive in turbulent times

Blockchain, artificial intelligence, automation and 3D printing are among the technologies that are revolutionising supply chains, and supply chain managers aiming for success must expand and improve their traditional skills and knowledge, says Mungo Park, president of SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management.

keyboard_arrow_upInternational analytica trade fair to arrive in SA in 2019
keyboard_arrow_downInternational analytica trade fair to arrive in SA in 2019

International exhibition organiser Messe Muenchen South Africa acquires Lab Africa, South Africa’s only laboratory and analysis trade fair, and is set to deliver a bigger exhibition with broader reach in 2019.

keyboard_arrow_upUnrivalled insight setting the industry’s future agenda at in-cosmetics North America
keyboard_arrow_downUnrivalled insight setting the industry’s future agenda at in-cosmetics North America

in-cosmetics North America will offer cosmetic chemists, marketers and R&D professionals a unique opportunity to identify emerging trends before they arise, ensuring they are ahead of the curve when it comes to new product development.

keyboard_arrow_upMarchesini takes disruptive innovations to America
keyboard_arrow_downMarchesini takes disruptive innovations to America

At Pack Expo Chicago, from 14 to 17 October, Marchesini will exhibit three new standalone machines. The MA 400 continuous motion horizontal cartoner, TURBO-MEK 150 vacuum turbo-emulsifier by Dumek and the RE 202 rotary labeller will be showcased. Dumek is the group’s brand specialising in the manufacturing of cosmetics processing machines.

keyboard_arrow_upOmron’s innovation conference
keyboard_arrow_downOmron’s innovation conference

Omron hosted its Innovation Conference on 24 August at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Tshwane, Gauteng. This was to introduce a newly developed platform which alleviates manufacturers’ pressures by focussing on three principles.

keyboard_arrow_upHow the beauty industry is going bespoke
keyboard_arrow_downHow the beauty industry is going bespoke

This year’s in-cosmetics Formulation Summit, which returns to the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London from 24 to 25 October, will offer cutting-edge insight and scientific analysis of personalised beauty, examining how brands need to respond to keep pace with rapid change.