Industry focus

The high cost of supply chain glitches

Gregory-SchlegalSupply chain disruptions are widely regarded as one of the greatest risks facing manufacturers, and have become a top concern of global insurance providers.

Cosmetics and home care clean up at packaging awards

RPC Astrapak Consupaq and the Clicks Group’s Sorbet Man 3-in-1 shower gel bagged a gold medal at the Gold Pack Awards ceremonyThe Health, Beauty and Household category gold medal winner at this year’s IPSA Gold Pack Awards ceremony was RPC Astrapak Consupaq and the Clicks Group for the Sorbet Man 3-in-1 shower gel.

Committed to mindful recycling

More than one third of aluminium currently produced globally originates from old, traded and new scrapDuring September, MetPac-SA, the newly formed industry body representing the interests of the local metal packaging industry, joined forces with various packaging streams. This was to encourage households to practice mindful recycling as part of Clean-up and Recycle SA week, which took place from 11 to 17 September.

Marsing & Co SA provides a clearer packaging perspective

Marsing & Co SA is one of the flag bearers of the global glass industry and supports the green culture in manufacturing practicesGlass is a popular packaging medium, which offers complete product protection. Marsing & Co SA (Marsing) is a manufacturer’s representative, importer and distributor of pharmaceutical ingredients and packaging solutions. Michael Spencer, new project development manager at Marsing says the company’s popular supplies are dropper bottles, round bottles and jars. ‘These clear and amber items are provided in various sizes and used mainly for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.’

Uptick in manufacturing positive for packaging industry

Bruce Peters is the regional manager in charge of manufacturing at Cisco Southern AfricaA recent announcement by StatsSA indicating an uptick in manufacturing data offers the packaging industry an opportunity to ramp up the move towards digitising their production in preparation for further growth. This is according to Bruce Peters, regional manager in charge of manufacturing at Cisco Southern Africa.

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