Category: Market & Trends

Nampak doubles profit from Africa

Nampak doubles profit from Africa

December 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

South Africa – Recently released results for the year ended 30 September 2012 reveal that Nampak’s trading profit from the rest of Africa increased by 159%, with particularly good contributions from Angola and Zambia. Group revenue increased by 12% to R17.6 billion (US$ 2 billion) while revenue from the rest of Africa increased by 55% [...]

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Plantic and Linpac seal exclusive distributorship deal

Plantic and Linpac seal exclusive distributorship deal

November 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

Australia – Plantic Technologies, Australian head-quartered specialist in biodegradable and sustainable polymer technology, has expanded its product offering with the addition of UK-based LINPAC Packaging’s range of high barrier films. The LINPAC range of lidding films and top webs complement Plantic’s ecoPlastic ultra-high barrier sustainable bottom webs and trays. This will enable Plantic to offer [...]

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Flexibility is foremost for FMCG market

Flexibility is foremost for FMCG market

November 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

Australia – In the duopoly-controlled Australian grocery sector, it’s no secret that securing a listing with one or both of the Big Two retailers (Coles and Woolworths), which between them control over 70% market share, can be the making of a new product. Increasingly, brand owners and new product developers are finding that the expectation [...]

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ProductoPOP searching for a partner

ProductoPOP searching for a partner

November 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

Colombia -United States and Mexico are familiar already with ProductoPOP designs for packaging, promotional and point of sale products. With a team of designers and engineers in Miami, Brazil, Venezuela, Hong Kong and Shenzhen, the 15 year-old company is now looking for a partner in Colombia to produce their designs. The company’s portfolio in the [...]

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SIG Combibloc nationalizes lamination line

SIG Combibloc nationalizes lamination line

November 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

Brazil – In an effort to reduce the production costs inBrazil, SIG Combibloc makes another movement aiming to increase the share in a market dominated by Tetra Pak – more than 90% of the aseptic carton packaging needs inBrazil are fulfilled by Tetra Pak’s products. Six months after announcing the expansion of its Campo Largo [...]

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International Paper to debut in packaging

International Paper to debut in packaging

November 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

Brazil – Through a joint venture with the corrugated packaging producer Jari Celulose, Embalagens e Papel S/A, a Grupo Orsa company, International Paper (IP) will finally enter the packaging market inBrazil. According to the company, Jari’s industrial packaging assets, including three containerboard mills and four box plants, will be separated from its pulp and forestry [...]

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New Edale web-fed flatbed die-cutter

New Edale web-fed flatbed die-cutter

November 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

Nigeria – Masterstroke Packages in Nigeria recently commissioned an Edale FDC-510 web-fed flatbed die-cutter alongside its existing Edale printing and converting machines, providing a significant increase in capacity. The company, established in 1989, has become a leader in the field of folding cartons and security printing, employing some 300 people and working across two plants [...]

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Right packaging for fruit export

Right packaging for fruit export

November 26, 2012 | Comments (1)

South Africa – Exchange rate volatility, rising energy, transport and labour costs, unseasonal weather and disease – these are just some of the risks beyond the control ofSouth Africa’s fruit exporters. However, getting packaging right is a key decision that can be controlled and is a factor that can make the difference between success and [...]

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Ready, willing and able

Ready, willing and able

November 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

Europe – Although Europe is now a comparatively mature market for retail-ready packaging (RRP), the format is set to enjoy continued growth over the foreseeable future predicts industry consultancy Smithers Pira in a recent report: ‘The Future of Retail-Ready Packaging to 2016’. Having been largely responsible for kick-starting the application, Europe accounted for 38% of [...]

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Northern Lights shining out on board

Northern Lights shining out on board

October 29, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK – The latest in a regular series of industry sector ‘Innovation Days’  hosted by the prestigious Faraday Centre for Retail Excellence at Leeds Metropolitan University (UK) was held in September in conjunction with the Packaging Arena of Sweden to discuss the future of paper and board packaging materials. It provided delegates and speakers with [...]

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Strength in region´s packaging industry

Strength in region´s packaging industry

October 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

Argentina/Brasil – The two South American giants are showing how the increase of consumption in certain categories of products are helping the packaging-related industries to grow and diversify. One of the examples came from the recent Prêmio ABRE da Embalagem Brasileira, one of the most prestigious awards given to the packaging producers within the country. [...]

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Colorpak re-signs supply contract

Colorpak re-signs supply contract

October 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

Australia – Cartonboard printing and converting specialist Colorpak and pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca Australia re-signed a five-year, $ 30 million supply contract in October. Colorpak Managing Director, Alex Commins, said the re-signing of one of the company’s most significant pharmaceutical customers – AstraZeneca Australia – is a great outcome and supports a mutually beneficial business partnership. [...]

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