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PROPAK CAPE 2017

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TRADE & INDUSTRY MINISTER TO ADDRESS 2017 MANUFACTURING INDABA

              Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies will address the fourth annual Manufacturing Indaba on the 27th June 2017 at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni. The Minister will address manufacturing stakeholders and business leaders as part of the dti’s strategic objective to facilitate transformation of the economy through the promotion of [&hellip
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IPSA GOLD PACK AWARDS ENTRIES CLOSE 15 JULY 2017

You are proud of the packaging your company produces ….. right? Well now is the time to share this with the world. Gold Pack 2017 on-line entries close in just one month – on the 15th July. Pack samples need to be delivered by 31st July. Go to this link to find out how to [&hellip
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Pollution & Waste Technology Africa

COME VISIT US AT THE NRF stand at Pollution & Waste Technology http://www.reedexpoafrica.co.za/PollutionWasteAfrica
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POLYCO & PACKAGING SA LAUNCH PACKA-CHING

THE PACKA-CHING PILOT PROJECT WILL BE LAUNCHING IN 2017 WITH THE AIM OF INCREASING RECYCLING IN INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS AND LOWER-INCOME AREAS AROUND CAPE TOWN AND JOHANNESBURG. The idea behind the project is to tap into a new market of recyclable packaging material in order to decrease the amount of packaging waste entering landfills. Through incentivising a change [&hellip
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Withdrawal of the Section 28 Notice (August 12 Gazette) calling for Industry to submit an IWMP.

The Minister has now formally withdrawn the Section 28 Notice (August 12 Gazette) calling for Industry to submit an IWMP. A new “intention to call for plans” notice has been published which affords the public 30 days to submit “written representations or objections” to its contents. Packaging SA will submit comments on behalf of the [&hellip
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PAPER & PACKAGING INDUSTRY WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN

The Section 28 Call for Plans (Paper and Packaging Industry Waste Management Plan) was officially gazetted on Friday, 12 August 2016. For a copy of the gazette, please click on the link  gazette Section 28 notice calling Ind WMP Kindly note the following: ALL existing producers MUST register with the Minister within 30 days of [&hellip
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PAMSA Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award

Call for applications to PAMSA Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award<style>.lazy-container-span{display:none}</style> South African researchers and students under the age of 30 are invited to apply for The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award. The international competition aims to recognise and foster innovation around projects focused on all [&hellip
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AFRISTAR AWARDS

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 15 JULY 2016.  ENTER NOW  http://www.afristar.co This new packaging awards programme is designed to showcase the very best of the African packaging industry. The main criteria for packaging that wins awards and recognition in this competition are the excellent application and execution of packaging that demonstrates creative design, [&hellip
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NEW VILLAGE BUILT FROM RECYCLED POLYSTYRENE

NEW VILLAGE BUILT FROM RECYCLED POLYSTYRENE WILL BRING HOPE TO ORPHANS FROM NORTH WEST PROVINCE   Polystyrene Packaging Council (“PSPC”) in partnership with the Mobile Education and Training Trust (“METT”), a Non-Profit Organisation, recently afforded selected guests and members of the media the opportunity to view the new Village of Hope, a R285 million project [&hellip
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PACKAGING SA’S PACKAGING ACHIEVER AWARD 2015

The highest accolade that the South African Packaging Sector can bestow upon an individual is the Packaging Achiever Award. This award is given to an individual whom we believe has made an outstanding contribution to our industry. Packaging Achiever 2015 was awarded to Ralph von Veh, MD, Mpact Corrugated. Ralph has been involved in the [&hellip
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The Paper Recycling Association of South Africa (PRASA) outlines six recycling blunders

Recovered paper – the paper and cardboard from our recycling bins – is a valuable raw material and South Africa has been using it as an alternative fibre in papermaking since 1920.  Around 1.4 million tonnes of recyclable paper and paper packaging was diverted from landfill in 2016. This is the equivalent to the weight [&hellip
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Dow explains its technology for all-polyolefin film packages

Chemicals giant Dow has developed an adhesive that allows flexible film packaging with layers of PET and aluminum to be replaced by all-polyolefin films, which are easier to recycle. The chemical company’s ADCOTE L86-500 barrier adhesive would allow a coffee pouch made from layers of PET/aluminum/PE to be replaced by BOPP/metallized BOPP/PE, said Uta Ünal, [&hellip
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Huhtamaki coffee cup heats up with digital content

Huhtamaki has launched an interactive cup featuring a heat-sensitive label and QR code that links to digital content. The Adtone cup has a thermosensitive label that reveals the unique code as the cup is filled with a hot beverage. The heat from the beverage activates the thermochromic printing on the label, revealing the QR code. [&hellip
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Coca-Cola labels find new life as rum bottle caps

Dutch creative agency Fitzroy goes from ‘waste to wasted’ when it collects Coca-Cola bottle labels from the beaches and melts them down to make one-of-a-kind caps for its new rum brand. Fitzroy Amsterdam has taken an entirely new approach to reusing beach plastics for packaging. Its strategy, “From waste to wasted,” involves collecting plastic Coca-Cola [&hellip
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Manufacturing Indaba Eastern Cape

The Manufacturing Indaba Eastern Cape will be taking place on 20 October 2017, at The Boardwalk Casino in Port Elizabeth. www.manufacturingindaba.co.za/ec  
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A full court press for recycling

Making polyester fiber from used PET bottles is nothing new. But it’s new to the National Basketball Association for this upcoming season. The league, which is changing uniform suppliers from Adidas to Nike, says each uniform will include fiber made from 20 recycled bottles. In making the announcement, the NBA said the new uniforms will [&hellip
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