keyboard_arrow_upNeopac participates in Smart Green Island Makeathon Youth Education Challenge
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Neopac, a global provider of high-quality tube packaging for a broad array of industries and applications, participated in a forward-thinking event that challenges young people to create innovative and sustainable solutions. Taking place in Las Palmas in Gran Canaria, Spain, the Makeathon was attended by more than 260 youth contestants and influencers across a range […]

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_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.