Author: Liza Ralph

Gold Pack 2019

There are THREE DAYS TO GO for you to enter Gold Pack 2019. Promote your packaging excellence by entering an example of your great packaging before the 12th July. Go to to enter now. The judges will be looking for examples that demonstrate packaging at its best. These awards are not just about innovation, but are particularly about professionalism in packaging. Has your...

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5 Trends in Metal Packaging

Decoration and sustainability to boost outlook for metal packaging Five technology innovations and trends are creating new value in metal packaging, making it a more attractive option for consumers and manufacturers. According to The Future of Metal Packaging and Coatings to 2023, the global metal packaging and coatings market is valued at almost $105.5 billion in 2018. Total value is forecast...

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CALLING ALL NATURE-LOVERS: Let’s clean-up Durban together Durban has been hit by a terrible storm which has caused flooding, the destruction of homes, and has pushed a lot of waste from land into the water streams around Durban.  In response to this, we have joined hands with other industry organisations, including the plastics industry, to organise and support various clean-ups in the...

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5 March 2019 Packaging SA (PSA), the organisation representing packaging converters and associated companies, welcomes the Department of Environmental Affairs’ acknowledgement that government has failed to develop competent waste management facilities and that municipalities are neither able to implement waste removal infrastructure nor exercise control over current pollution regulations. One...

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Sustainable rPET strapping another boost for plastic recycling in SA

In a growing industry shift towards sustainable packaging and product design, one of South Africa’s largest manufacturers of wood-based products has decided to use only locally sourced and recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) strapping. According to PG Bison’s chief executive officer, Gerhard Victor, the company uses 9.1 million metres of plastic strapping per annum to bind its wooden...

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Packaging Achiever Award winner 2018

The Gold Pack Awards ceremony took place last night at the Inanda Club in Sandton and included Packaging SA’s  prestigious award of Packaging Achiever of the year. This year it was decided to rename the Award to the Gill Loubser Packaging Achiever Award in recognition of Gill Loubser’s outstanding and committed contribution to the packaging industry over many years. There were three...

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PRASA changes name to RecyclePaperZA

The Paper Recycling Association of South Africa (PRASA), the 15-year-old paper recycling arm of the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA), has a new name and identity: RecyclePaperZA. “For the past few years, members of the public have increasingly confused us with the state-owned enterprise, Prasa,” explains PAMSA executive director Jane Molony. “We have often been asked about...

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