Extensive research and development has revolutionized our adhesive tapes”, says Mrs. Sarika Rahul Rajgaria, Director of sales, Pentagon Tapes

Adhesive tapes can be easily found in the stationary of a school kid to a skilled craftsman. Their easy application and reliable bond makes it possible to stick an object on the surface an easy task. But we fail to realize that our standard adhesive tapes have pretty much changed in the past decade. They are no longer a solution for temporary bonding as in today’s time, small articles such as a car’s batch of honor to the glass panels of a skyscraper are all stuck using these strong tapes.…

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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST IMPORTANT PROFESSIONS RIGHT NOW

When the US President turns his attention to supply chains, it is compelling confirmation that the profession is important, according to Tonya Lamb, business development executive at SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management in Southern Africa.   She says that the supply chain review announced by President Biden has galvanised supply chain professionals around the globe, including the South African supply chain community that SAPICS represents. “The Covid-19 crisis thrust supply chains and supply chain management into the spotlight like never before. It is heartening for the profession…

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S.Africa’s glass packagers face $100 million hit from alcohol ban – Consol

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s glass packaging industry could lose a further 1.5 billion rand ($98 million) in sales if the latest ban on alcohol sales continues for long, the CEO of glass bottle maker Consol said on Monday. Bottles of beer move along a production line at the South African Brewery in Alrode, file. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko South Africa has recently banned alcohol sales for the third time as part of efforts to free up space for COVID-19 patients in hospitals burdened with alcohol-related injuries. The first two bans together…

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| This SA factory recycles plastic waste into 800,000 black bags every day

Tuffy’s manufacturing plant produces 800,000 refuse bags a day out of 100% recycled material. Employing 300 locals and hundreds more as part of the circular economy, the factory operates 24-hours a day, five days a week. In line with extended producer responsibility schemes and the South African Plastics Pact, attention has turned to creating effective collection programmes. For more articles, go to www.BusinessInsider.co.za. Working at 24-hours a day, five days a week, Tuffy’s Stikland factory on the outskirts of Cape Town manages to recycle more than 300 tons of plastic waste…

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Sappi’s fate is not in its own hands — but that doesn’t seem to be a bad thing

Sappi’s share price was up 18% on 19 October which sparked some interest in a company with a volatile past. It has moved from buckling under debt to shifting strategy from its former paper trail to feeding into a cellulose market which has a significant number of Chinese producers. This has left Sappi with little wiggle room, but wiggling it is. Sappi is now more exposed to the expanding textile market than the shrinking paper market as a result of its growing exposure to dissolving wood pulp used in cellulose.…

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The future of retail is here – and it’s more cost-effective, sustainable and proudly South Africa

  A recent Deloitte report from April 2019, entitled ‘Consumer Sentiment in Retail’ found that consumers are becoming increasingly environmentally aware. The study revealed that 78% more consumers engaged in conversations about the environment on social media in H1 2019 compared to H1 2018. One of the results of this increase is a rise in criticism of retailers’ implementation of environmentally sustainable solutions. The study showed that, while 16% of consumers praised retailers for their environmentally responsible actions in H1 2018, a year later 48% of consumers were criticising retailers…

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Consol forecasts 15% drop in glass industry sales over next year

  In August the company halted a project because of the ban on alcohol sales in lockdown 05 OCTOBER 2020 – 18:56 ALISTAIR ANDERSON Picture: CONSOL SA’s biggest glass maker, Consol, has predicted a 15% drop in industry revenues over the next 12 months, citing slow recovery from the Covid-19 lockdown alcohol ban and the possibility of a second wave of coronavirus infections. Consol is among several companies that called off plans to invest in factories after the ban on the sale of alcohol after the lockdown restrictions choked off sales…

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Alpla builds new manufacturing plant in Lanseria, South Africa

Austrian packaging manufacturer Alpla is building a new production site near Johannesburg which will combine activities from five existing plants. As part of the consolidation, the production of five existing plants in Harrismith, Denver, Isando, Kempton Park and Samrand will be transferred to the new plant in Lanseria. Located in the province of Gauteng, the factory aims to simplify and optimise manufacturing processes while also contributing to improving logistics and transport. Standard bottle solutions and tailor-made packaging for the food, personal care, home care, chemical, detergent and pharmaceutical industries will…

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The right packaging is a winning formula

Industrial designing and packaging are some of the most essential selling points of a product and one entrepreneur perfecting the art is Sibusiso Mkhwanazi with his Sintu Design: Rooted Innovation studio. Founded in 2017 by the Centurion, Pretoria-based creator and director, Sintu Design specialises in concept development, design thinking, product development and computer-aided design. Mkhwanazi’s journey started with a job at the SA Bureau of Standards, where he developed products for the engineering and manufacturing sectors for mass production and distribution. “So my first major product was designing a prototype…

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Agile: beyond the buzz word for Pyrotec

Agile – one of business’s trending buzz words. But what does it mean? In sport, agility is the ability of athletes to be in control of their bodies while moving or changing direction or position quickly and effectively. To do this, fast reflexes, coordination, balance and speed are matched with the right response to the changing situation. In business, agility refers to an organisation’s ability to rapidly respond to change. This includes adapting goods and services to meet customer demands or restructuring operations to respond to market and environmental changes.…

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