Propak East Africa 2017, one of the largest packaging, printing and plastics exhibition in the region, is set to grow by 50 percent compared to last year. The exhibition sold out in 2015 and subsequently the organisers have added an additional hall to accommodate the demand.
The efforts of many South African manufacturers to expand into Africa have failed. Two mistakes – according to two speakers on the line-up for the 2016 SAPICS Conference and Exhibition for supply chain professionals – are applying familiar product-focused processes, and discounting the importance of working within the existing framework of local culture.
The winners of the series of awards at in-cosmetics Paris 2016 were announced on 5 April, on the eve of the closing of the show. This year the exhibition attracted over 780 exhibitors of ingredients, fragrances, lab equipment, testing and regulatory solutions with over 9 000 people attending from cosmetics manufacturers worldwide.
Case studies and advisory sessions of special relevance to the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and related industries will be a featured on the programme of the 38th annual SAPICS Conference and Exhibition, taking place from 12 to 14 June, at Sun City.
With anti-pollution actives dominating the new launches at in-cosmetics Paris, Cobiosa – the Spanish producer of natural actives for skin and hair care applications – has opted for a technology or ‘electrosmog’ focus instead of the common one of environmental aggressors. The company is represented in South Africa by Botanichem.