Crabtree & Evelyn celebrates 20 years in South Africa

The shop front of Crabtree & Evelyn in Cavendish SquareCrabtree & Evelyn first set up shop in South Africa in September 1996 with the launch of a flagship retail store at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Since then the brand has opened eight retail stores in the country’s top malls: SandtonCity; Cavendish Square; MenlynPark; La Lucia; Hyde Park; Canal Walk and Design Quarter. The latter includes an exciting Tea Room concept.

Flexible packaging leader Uflex reports increase in net profit

Uflex in India launched several flexible packaging innovations in the 2015/2016 financial year, according to the company’s chairman and MD Ashok Chaturvedi.One of India’s largest global flexible packaging solution companies, Uflex Limited, has registered a 17 percent increase in consolidated net profit for the quarter ended 31 March 2016, as compared to the same period during the preceding fiscal.

Astrapak pleased with Level 4 BBBEE rating

Astrapak CEO Robin Moore is pleased with the company’s BBBEE certification in 2016Under the new codes for Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE), JSE-listed plastic packaging group Astrapak Limited (Astrapak) recently achieved generic certification as a Level 4 BBBEE contributor.

Revolutionary lamination technology in solventless adhesives announced

Javier Constante, commercial VP of Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics EMEA, and Nordmeccanica president Antonio Cerciello at the unveiling of the new solution.In May 2016, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics and Nordmeccanica announced the launch of a revolutionary lamination technology, using both adhesive and machinery hardware advancements.

BRB Silicones launches synthesis plant in Malaysia

A traditional lion dance and various dignitaries marked the grand opening of BRB Silicone Synthesis in MalaysiaBRB Silicones inaugurated its new silicone synthesis plant in Malaysia on 2 June. The opening of the plant marks the expansion of the global producer of silicones’ Malaysian industrial footprint to further back integrate into dimethicone copolyols, alkyl dimethicones and volatile dimethicones.

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