Industry focus

Dti launches steering committee for cosmetics industry

dti-Cosmetics-Steering-CommitteeIn a combined effort to overcome pressures affecting the cosmetics industry while maximising opportunities for development, the Cosmetics Sector Desk at the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) has implemented a Cosmetics Steering Committee (CSC). 

Tiger Brands reveals solid financial performance for 2015

The logo of Tiger BrandsThe South African consumer goods manufacturer recorded a solid performance in its 2015 financial year, driven by its core local business. This, however, was partially offset by underperformance in certain of its international operations.

Astrapak gains momentum after restructuring

Astrapak CEO Robin Moore reports acceptable interim results for the group for the half-year to 31 August 2015Astrapak reported overall acceptable interim results for the half-year to 31 August 2015, in the context of a weak trading environment. This is according to Astrapak CEO Robin Moore, who notes the group is making pleasing progress with its cash position and debt reduction. ‘This is work in progress, but we’re building momentum,’ he cautions.

Plasmatreat’s green multitasker offers plasma instead of chemistry

Openair plasma_treatment_of_polypropyleneFor many packaging surfaces, an effective pretreatment is essential to ensure reliable and long-time stable adhesion of adhesives and coatings. Various pretreatment methods are available to achieve these two conditions, with wet chemical substances still the most widely used.

Werum and Sarla boost paperless pharma manufacturing in India

Anil Mehta, CEO, Sarla TechnologiesSarla Technologies and Werum IT Solutions, the world’s leading supplier of manufacturing execution systems (MES) and manufacturing IT solutions for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries, jointly announced an MOU to partner for delivering MES projects in India. Sarla Technologies will become an official partner for Werum’s PAS-X MES throughout India providing project control and integration services.

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