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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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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Three Reasons Product Placement and Cross-Merchandising are Important

  Cross-merchandising will help you get the most out of customer traffic in your store. Consumers also benefit from the suggestion of additional, complementary items. Positive shopping experiences are sure to help you attract customers, create customer loyalty, and increase sales. Draw in customers and increase customer loyalty Most people are busy and will appreciate any effort to help cut down on their shopping time. If a customer is planning on picking up a bottle of wine and a bottle opener – which is typically on opposite sides of a…

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E-cigarette manufacturers: is your labelling in line with global best practice?

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In South Africa, there is currently no specific legislation that governs the labelling and marketing of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and other products in the wider vape industry. However, as these products and the e-cigarette lifestyle grow in popularity, this legal situation could change – and businesses in the sector are advised to be prepared. Certainly, international policymakers are focusing more attention on the e-cigarette industry. There’s a possibility that local regulators could follow suit. In the UK, for example, Packaging Digest reports that new vaping regulation around on-pack communication has…

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An impactful solution

Issued by: Mpact Plastics Innovation and value-based product development is the forefront for most companies, but few consider how this type of development should be focused on a wider industry challenge, in order to become part of an industry solution. The plastics converting sector is no exception to this consideration. For the plastics converting sector, the solution lays in no single participant, but through collaboration, with a number of stakeholders, viz. the decision-makers, typically the brand owners, the influencers, typically the consumers, and the facilitators, typically the convertors such as…

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