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_upMarkem-Imaje joins forces with Systech International
keyboard_arrow_downMarkem-Imaje joins forces with Systech International

Markem-Imaje, which is represented in South Africa by Pyrotec PackMark, has joined forces with Systech International, reinforcing their leadership in product traceability, regulatory compliance and brand protection. Markem-Imaje – a global supplier of product identification and traceability solutions – has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sys-Tech Solutions International (Systech). With the conclusion of […]

keyboard_arrow_upPaper industry encourages businesses to recycle despite challenging times
keyboard_arrow_downPaper industry encourages businesses to recycle despite challenging times

More than 12 million tonnes of paper and paper packaging have been recovered for recycling in South Africa over the past decade. This, according to RecyclePaperZA, the country’s paper recycling association, has ensured that waste paper is diverted from landfill and recycled into new products – tissue products, newsprint and paper packaging for the agricultural, […]

keyboard_arrow_upMarchesini Group will highlight beauty technologies at Cosmopack 2020
keyboard_arrow_downMarchesini Group will highlight beauty technologies at Cosmopack 2020

Marchesini Group is kicking off its 2020 Trade Fair season with a bang by exhibiting at Cosmopack in Bologna from 12 to 15 March, Hall 19PK Stand A9PK. Cosmopack is the most important international venue focusing on the production chain of beauty products where the latest innovations, technologies and trends of this industry will be […]

keyboard_arrow_upAptar and Lupin launch India’s first smart device for respiratory disease
keyboard_arrow_downAptar and Lupin launch India’s first smart device for respiratory disease

Aptar Pharma has partnered with Lupin Limited to launch India’s first connected device for metered-dose inhalers (MDI) called Adhero. This unique add-on smart device is designed to help patients with chronic respiratory diseases track their MDI usage and facilitate improved adherence to their prescribed therapy. Inhalers are the preferred treatment option for managing the rising […]

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_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_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 […]