Industry focus

Collagen powder production boosted with sustainable processing

Netzsch-TornadoFish is not just one of the staple foods in all the world's coastal regions, its high-quality constituents – from omega 3 fatty acids to iodine – mean it is also becoming a significant component of a healthy diet worldwide. On the other hand, most of the residues are disposed of or processed into cheap animal feed, although the skins do for instance contain valuable proteins. In addition to fillet production, Vinh Hoan Corp., one of the largest pangasius exporters in Vietnam, has therefore built up its own production line for collagen powder. The powder is now used in food supplements, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. For this, NETZSCH Pumps & Systems, supplied a combination of a high-performance twin shaft macerator and a hygienic full-metal rotary lobe pump.

Safeguard your profits with MGSA Projects’ filling equipment

The MSP 560 stick packaging machine with stick packsMGSA Consulting has changed its name to MGSA Projects. Myles Davis, director of the company says the name change follows his business partner’s decision to emigrate.

Envirocore makes a difference

Co-owners of Envirocore cares about a circular economy

Envirocore is passionate about sustainability, particularly when it comes to packaging. It offers a variety of composites suitable for the pharma and cosmetics industries. Its tissue composite is perfect for consumers owing to its recyclability and shelf-appeal. It is also ideal as an advertising medium for pharma companies.

From warehouse to wellness

Tyrone-RennieThe South African healthcare industry is a large and complex system, still reflecting, within places of its design, the nation’s fragmented history. The public sector comprises 52 health districts across nine provinces managing approximately 1000 hospitals and a further 3500 health care clinics offering almost 87 000 beds. In parallel to the public system, private healthcare provides about 31 000 beds via a network of just over 200 hospitals – although this sector services only about 17 percent of the population through insurance offered by the 90 private medical schemes within the country. Beyond this network of care facilities, an endless list of retail pharmacies and medical practices create a diverse network, operating within a complex regulatory framework, sometimes challenging geographies, limited budgets and an ever-increasing number of patients.

Plastics|SA says waste reduction is possible

Plastics|SA’s executive director, Anton Hanekom

The most popular cosmetics and pharma packaging recycled in South Africa is shampoo bottles, closures and outer packaging such as shrink sleeves. This is according to Annabe Pretorius, GM of the South African Plastics Recycling Organisation (SAPRO).

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