African Focus

A. Schulman enters strategic partnership for masterbatches in Africa

Heinrich Lingnau is the senior VP and GM of A. Schulman for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.A. Schulman, an international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds, powders, composites and resins, is expanding its presence for masterbatch on the African continent. It will do so through a strategic partnership with Snetor Chimie, headquartered in France.

Anti-malaria drug wins 2016 Innovation Prize for Africa

Dr Valentin Agon, pictured centre, with Imogen Wright (left) and Dr Eddy Agbo (right)

During a glittering ceremony for the Innovation Prize for Africa awards, the landmark programme of the African Innovation Foundation’s (AIF) innovative health care solutions took pole position. This is thanks to its offering of ground-breaking responses to address Africa’s prevailing malaria and HIV/Aids burdens.

Alpla announces joint venture in Egypt

Headquarters of Alpla Taba in El Obour, close to CairoThe ALPLA Group has formed a joint venture with the Taba Group in Egypt. The Austria-based specialist in plastic packaging has thus strengthened its market position in Africa.

New project provides support to disadvantaged girls

Ghanaian girls receiving hygiene and self-care adviceProcter & Gamble (P&G) sub-Saharan Africa, World of Children Award, and EPF Educational Empowerment Initiative have announced a joint project. Its aim is to provide assistance to underprivileged girls in Ghana so that they can pursue their education.

How to start your packaging manufacturing journey in Africa

The Investing in Africa Propak Packaging Conference drew a large number of attendeesHosted during Propak Africa 2016, the Investing in Africa Propak Packaging Conference was held on 17 March 2016 at the Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg.

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