Industry focus

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.

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.

New closures division launched in response to market growth

The recently launched a caps and closures division in Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaDiversified global chemicals manufacturer, SABIC recently launched a caps and closures division in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It is set on addressing issues in a circular economy by using the latest environmentally friendly materials and solutions in the closures market.

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).

Nielsen launches smart store in South Africa

smartstoreNielsen has added a new product solution to their Shopper toolkit - a creative and unique solution for retailers and manufacturers globally, helping them get closer to shopper behaviour at the moment of truth and uncover What's Next.

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