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By the way Publisher &Managing Editor: Martin Wells (martin@ summitpub.co.za) Editor: Tessa Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hara (tessa@ summitpub.co.za) Editorial assistant: Heather Peplow (heather@ summitpub.co.za) Financial manager: Lisa Mulligan (lisa@ summitpub.co.za) Designers: Jeanette Erasmus Graphic Design (jeanette.erasmus@ lateraldynamics.co.za) Bronwen Moys Blinc Design gmail.com) (bronwen.clarke@

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Hands off! â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fullimput in Durban has, contrary to the expectation of virtually everyone (and possibly even the founder), survived and is thriving. The company was started in 2003 by Irene Murgatroyd after she took early retirement from a compounding operation. At that stage it was mostly to keep her busy, as she wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite ready to retire, but as you can read on page 30, the business has gained momentum

No promises from industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s warriors this time OU R industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s warriors put on a good performance at the African Marine Waste Conference in Port Elizabeth in early July. They were all there, representatives of Plastics/SA, POLY CO, PETCO and other industry associations, but on this occasion there werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t any promises, forecasts or projections. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s become apparent that the problem of plastics litter isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going away very easily and, if anything, is getting worse. A lot of effort and resources have been thrown at the thing, but success remains elusive. %XWVRPHSRVLWLYHVFDPHRXWRIWKHHYHQWVSHFLÂżFDOO\WKDWRXU industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s delegates were welcomed and are seen as cooperating with other authorities, which is good news. Douw Steyn, sustainability manager, said the industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal was to achieve â&#x20AC;&#x153;zero plastics scrap on $IULFDÂśVEHDFKHV´7KDWÂśVJRLQJWREHGLIÂżFXOWWRDFKLHYHEXWLI\RXFDUHIRU the environment and for the future of our industry, join in and help during the C â&#x20AC;&#x2DC; lean-up and Recycle Weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; from 11-16 September.

CSIR likes â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;100% biodegradableâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bag www.saplastics.co.za GAUTENG Lowrie Sharp t: (011) 9 73 4691 f: (011) 9 71 0544 c: 08 2 344 0 7 8 e: lowrieplasticsmedia@ absamail.co.za KZN Lynne Askew t: (031) 6 74 2494 f: (031) 6 74 067 6 e: lynne@ summitpub.co.za Printed by: Tandym Print, Maitland, Cape Town SA Plastics Composites + Rubber Technology is published six times a year and focuses on these industries in South and southern Africa. We welcome news, articles, technical reports, information in general and photographs about events and developments related to the plastics industry. The views expressed in the magazine are not necessarily those of the publisher. Views expressed are not necessarily those of the Plastics Converters Association, Institute of Materials or Association of Rotational Moulders either. Copyright: All rights reserved. ISSN number: 168 4-28 55 (ISDS Centre, Paris) Summit Publishing: CK98 6358 12 /3 VAT reg: 460018 9 702

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7+(&RXQFLOIRU6FLHQWLÂżFDQG,QGXVWULDO5HVHDUFK &6,5 EHOLHYHV that the 100% biodegradable plastic bags which it has been testing will replace the current bags used in South Africaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest supermarkets. The bags consist of agricultural by-products and are bio-based, using maize and sugar cane. They are also completely biodegradable in mudâ&#x20AC;&#x161; soilâ&#x20AC;&#x161;water and compost and break down completely in just three to six months, apparently. A CSIR spokesman said it was hoped to provide interested stakeholders with pilot samples by September, and that it expects the product to be in its commercial stage by early 2018 . Pick n â&#x20AC;&#x2DC; Pay and :RROZRUWKVDUHWZRELJQDPHVFRQÂżUPHGWREHLQYROYHGLQWKHSLORW project. Has anyone informed these people what happened before?Or better still, surely they inquired? There are several problems with biodegradable bags in Africa, just as there are different problems with bags elsewhere. Maybe the CSIR people should visit a bag recycling plant?

Filler in bags problem only part of the problem THE article in the last issue which suggested that fear and loathing was stalking the recycling sector, with many at loggerheads both with other recyclers and convertors over the issue of the excessive loadings of CaCO3ÂżOOHULQEDJVPD\KDYHIRFXVVHGRQMXVWWKHWLSRI WKHLFHEHUJ:HKHDUWKDWVLPLODUKLJKORDGLQJVRIÂżOOHUDUHJRLQJLQWRD wide variety of products, like buckets. So the recyclers are in a perilous situation. Some said that it was time for the recyclers to invest in proper equipment, which was insulting as just about every recycler around the country has invested in process equipment, and some big investments have been made (as you will read in this issue). But we also hear that some of the recycling ventures are managing to skirt the problem, by somehow avoiding purchases of material with high ÂżOOHUOHYHOV:HÂśOOWU\DQGÂżQGRXWKRZWKLV happens. But until technology is in place SOMETHING to process material with KLJKÂżOOHUORDGLQJV â&#x20AC;Ś IF YOU HAVE the material is essentially treated as contaminated by most recyclers and dumped.

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Comment World’s first ‘triple-row, one-step’ ISBM machine at Drinktec – Nissei ASB will be demonstrating its ASB-150DPX machine at Drinktec in Munich (11-15 September), which by all accounts is the ‘World economic summit’ of the beverage sector. The machine will run a 100ml, 5.3g yoghurt container. This lightweight container requires a very short preform that would be impossible to handle and re-heat in a two-step system, so the one-step process, where the container is formed directly from resin within one machine and held securely by its neck throughout, is the only practical choice. The triple-row blow mould system is visible here – page 83

Foreign entrants to market will

increase competition levels SA converting operations assessed more favourably by foreigners than by ourselves

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HERE have been even more i‘nvasions’ in the local converting industry than reported and it’s reached the stage now when you’ve got to ask: H ‘ ave we missed something? ’

Besides the most recent purchase of Boxmore group by Alpla of Austria and that of Astrapak by RPC of England earlier this year, that of Nampak Flexible by Amcor and Afripak by Constantia Flexibles last year and … the list goes on and on, there have been at least two other purchases of local converting businesses by international players recently (which we hope to report about). This suggests that there are others besides and leaves little doubt that there will be more. With few exceptions, South African convertors have not been outward looking. This does not come as a complete surprise, as doing business in Sub-Saharan Africa is not easy and the opportunity to test crossborder business activity close to home has not been that attractive. But the boot is now on the other foot and we have a situation where many of the country’s top converting businesses are foreign-owned. Coming to terms with this may prove more challenging than expected: what we are seeing here is almost certainly a ratcheting up of competition levels. The new entrants to the market are leaders in their own countries and have proven that they can survive and thrive in foreign markets. They have successful operational formulas, have reduced costs (by activities such as building their own machines) and increased per employee output to levels with which we are not familiar. So tough times lie ahead. One aspect that is going to come as shock is employee numbers. Although the total number of workers in the local plastics, composites and rubber sectors has declined, we are by international standards still employing too many people, which is not going to

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wash well with BEE criteria. And the new foreign entrants know their game. Plants we have visited reveal how the planners know the exact position where every machine needs to be placed, and where the chillers and silos should go and so on, down to every little detail. Often these plans are drawn up in design departments in the northern hemisphere, so these guys know what they are doing. There are plusses too: personnel Planners at groups that have g ‘ one foreign’ may, if they put their hands up, know exact get opportunities to gain global position experience. And, as in the automotive where market, there may be potential to every supply global markets with locally manufactured goods (with the machine exception of containers). needs to Let’s hope for that. be placed This goes back to our suggestion previously that South African converting operations are assessed more favourably by interested foreign parties than by many people in our industry themselves, which is, well incredible!From this writer’s perspective, and I’ve visited about half the converting businesses around the country (something like 500plus companies over the past two decades), the standard of our operations is high and the quality of goods produced is of a very high standard, maybe even too high. But we have been out-competed by suppliers of inferior quality products, mainly from the Far East. That should never have happened, but it did. Now we face competition from the other end of the spectrum. Let’s not kid ourselves that this problem is going to go away: many of our convertors face serious challenges.

Martin Well s, Publisher

4 AUGUST / SEPTEMBER 2017


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At SAFRIPOL, we never leave things to chance. We walk our business journey with care; which is why we are doing all we can to preserve the environment in which we operate. By working closely with a plastic recycling company since 2012, we’ve replaced the previously used wooden pallets – many of which need to be thrown out after one delivery – with pallets made from the tons of scrap and waste plastic destined for landfills. This is just one of our many innovations developed to create a more rewarding future. CAIA Responsible Care Initiative of the Year Award (Received in 2016).

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Automould installs another big KM Narrow margin for error makes this a tough challenge

6 AUG / SEPT 2017

AU TOMOU LD has commissioned another big rKaussMaffei injection moulding machine, the fourth so far, at its plant in East London. The MX 1000-6100 B â&#x20AC;&#x2DC; luePowerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; unit from the German machine manufacturer can operate three injection units (with two being bolt-on or B â&#x20AC;&#x2DC; aby Plasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; supplementary systems) which suits Automouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s need to produce the 2Kmouldings that are increasingly being required by the automotive OEMs. Automouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s East London production unit, operating in the Industrial Development Zone near the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s harbour, was originally planned as a satellite operation to do additional work for automotive manufacturers in the Eastern Cape, but the plant KDVLQUHFHQW\HDUVEHFRPHDIXOO\Ă&#x20AC;HGJHG RSHUDWLRQZLWKVLJQLÂżFDQWLQMHFWLRQFDSDFLW\ which is now supplying auto manufacturers around the country. Established in Durban in 198 4, Automould has been a subsidiary of the listed Metair group for the past 10 years.

The bulk of the machines at its plant in Westmead are from Engel. According to Automould managing director Brent Latter, the company prefers to work with dedicated suppliers, and the result has been that the East London plant is now using mainly M K technology. This was at least partly the consequence of a vigorous tendering process in 2006, when the plant was still run by Control Instruments. A number of machine suppliers were invited to tender to supply their equipment, with Plastic &Chemical Trading, the Johannesburgbased agent for rKaussMaffei, emerging very favourably from the interviews. The process continued and Automould has installed other M K systems, including a 1600-ton machine with 2Kcapability in 2016. PCTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ben Cockram was apparently able to offer a complete solution, including the robot (from Sepro, France), hopper/ blender (Matsui, Japan) and magnetic clamp system (Technomagnete, Italy). The

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The new 1000-ton KraussMaffei MX 1000 6100 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;BluePowerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; machine brings to four the number of these top marque Germany injection systems at the Automould plant in East London; the original KM machine was installed prior to the Metair group businessâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s purchase of the plant

M K 1600t machine was commissioned in mid-2016 and the fact that it has operated YLUWXDOO\Ă&#x20AC;DZOHVVO\VLQFHPXVWKDYHKHOSHG make the decision to purchase the new machine easier. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We look at a lot of factors when buying machines,â&#x20AC;? said Latter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The cost of the machine is just one of the aspects thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s considered: once the machine is operating optimally and pumping out product, the actual cost of the machine becomes a minor factor, especially considering the extended life we expect from these systems. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We like to run the same makes of machine in plants, which also makes sense for service back-up,â&#x20AC;? added Latter.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We look at a lot of factors when buying machinesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

Same main suppliers The new production câ&#x20AC;&#x2DC; ellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; includes the same main equipment suppliers in what was a PDMRUFDSH[SURMHFW7KH6HSURURERWÂżWWHG on the new machine is well suited for the

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Cam Mould buys Andrea Packaging, starts @LenDon Packaging

The FLIR (front looking infrared) screen on Automould East London plant manager Cameron Hammond’s phone VKRZVWKHKHDWÀRZLQFRPSRQHQWV such as moulds. Excessive heat buildup can have a detrimental effect on machine and mould performance

production of large dimension mouldings, operating continuously with virtually zero maintenance. The Matsui blender/feeding system has been offered by PCT for a number of years and is ideal for the dosing of PDWHULDOVZLWKKLJKJODVV¿EUHORDGLQJV Some of the Automould mouldings require a high level of reinforcement, in some FDVHVRYHUJODVV¿EUHFRQWHQW8VH RIORQJVWUDQGJODVV¿EUHKDVDOVREHHQ a requirement, which the Matsui system handles comfortably. And the magnetic mould clamp system from Technomagnete has also proved a winner: the technology allows for quicker mould change times, which has become another necessity in auto component manufacturing where moulders are running a wide range of products often

www.automould.co.za www.plastrading.com The design of injection moulding machines hasn’t changed much in recent years, but the PC controls have, with most sophisticated machines adopting PC-based controllers giving them access to far more controllability

AJ North bought by Japanese pharmaceutical company AJ NORTH, the East London manufacturer of various toiletry items such as toothbrushes, haircare and beauty products, has been bought by Rohto Pharmaceutical Co of Japan. Rohto is a multinational fastmoving consumer goods and OTC (over the counter) pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in Osaka; it has a presence in North America, Europe and Asia … and now Africa. AJ North has been in operation for over a century and is certainly one of the oldest plastics convertors in the Eastern Cape region. AUG / SEPT 2017 7

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The sturdiness and smooth operation of the .UDXVV0DIIHLV\VWHPDOORZHGIRUWKHVSHFL¿FDWLRQ of a relatively smaller machine, with platen size being the main criteria. A larger machine, even as large as 1600 ton, may have been required by many competing machine brands

with relatively short runs. The complete solution provided by PCT appears to be producing the desired results for Automould. “We give the customers what they want,” said PCT’s Matthew Cockram. “The main objective is to optimise the process and get cycle times down as much as possible. Some of the machines here are even running above spec, one of the M K units is running at 104% capacity.”

A NEW specialist container manufactur@ enDon Packaging, has ing operation, L been formed in Cape Town following the purchase of Andrea Packaging by Cam Mould, the Cape injection moulding company. Andrea Packaging was focussed on the production of cosmetics and related, mainly decorative containers. Cam, run by Donald Ballard, is an injection moulding company with clients across a wide range of sectors which makes its own tools, along with other capabilities such as 3D and laser printing. Andrea Protti started the eponymously named Andrea Packaging in Maitland, Cape Town, in 2013. Andrea had earlier been one of the partners at RAP Products, which for two decades (198 -82008 ) was one of South Africa’s top cosmetic container manufacturers, specializing in eye-catching bottles and jars often with impressive foiled closures, many with pumps and sprayers. Some even regarded him as the Salvador Dali of the SA cosmetics container design sector, and they weren’t far wrong, Protti is Italian (Dali was Spanish). However, unexpected challenges were encountered at start-up and Protti conceded that his passion for product design and development may have resulted in some of the harsh realities of business operation being somewhat overlooked. The company’s equipment has been relocated to the Cam premises in Montague Gardens, where L @ enDon now operates from, and its clients are being serviced by the new business. Protti should be freer to engage in his passion for container development on the platform provided by the Cam management’s steady keel.


News Another milestone for Extrupet EXTRU PET has achieved another milestone by achieving an AA audit grade for BRC Global Standards for Packaging and Packaging Materials â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the highest grade possible. The standard is a framework to manage product safety, integrity, legality and quality, as well as the operational controls for these criteria, in the food and food ingredient manufacturing, processing and packaging industry. First published in 1998and now in LWVVHYHQWKLVVXH%5&FHUWLÂżFDWLRQLV the recognised global standard for food safety. Extrupet has progressed from a grade A in 2016 to its current grade AA ÂąDVLJQLÂżFDQWDFKLHYHPHQW

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RPC Astrapak slips out of limelight ASTRAPAK , now known as RPC Astrapak, slipped quietly off the JSE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and media and competitor focus â&#x20AC;&#x201C;in June as the group adjusted to merge its divisions into the global RPC business. Delisting from the local stock exchange may have been a relief for Robin Moore, now CEO of RPC Astrapak, as GHDOLQJZLWKWKHÂżQDQFLDOPHGLDGXULQJ Astrapakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 5-year turnaround process subjected the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s management team to intensive focus. Being part of an international business, a new experience for Astra as well as several other companies in the country, is a completely new reality: opportunities for exports and access to new technology may be presented, but the international parents can be expected to demand increased productivity and improved performance from their investments. RPC bought Astrapak for R1,37 0million on a cash-free, debt-free basis. The business employs 1,100 people and had revenues of R1.4-billion for the year to end February 2016. RPC is involved in 31 countries across the northern hemisphere, including the S UA, Mexico and Canada, Russia, China and SE Asia. Its only other involvement in Africa is in Algeria. It employs about 21,000 people. RPC chief executive Pim Vervaat, a Hollander, has the reputation of being one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the FMCG market worldwide. RPC is listed on the London Stock Exchange and has a market capitalization of 3 ÂŁ.5-billion and a turnover of 2 ÂŁ.5-billion.

Sizabantuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s major PVC-O pipe venture Production underway at Natal north coast plant ONE of the biggest ventures in the plastic pipe manufacturing sector in South Africa to date is taking shape at Richards Bay on the Z KN north coast. The joint venture project by Sizabantu Piping Systems (SPS) involves the installation of a PVC-O (oriented PVC) pipe manufacturing plant in cooperation with its technology partner Molecor Canalizaciones of Spain in a project with an estimated value of R300-million. The Sizabantu plant is based at the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone, where a number of the pipe extrusion lines have already been commissioned. Sizabantuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cooperation with Molecor commenced in 2013, with the construction of the plant continuing over the past year and nearing completion. PVC-O pipe is now being accepted as an alternative option to traditional metallic pipe for bulk water pumping reticulations. This is where water is conveyed from dams, rivers and natural reservoirs to municipal water SXULÂżFDWLRQSODQWV7KLVLVDSLSLQJDSSOLFDWLRQ where large volumes of water are pumped over long distances at high pressure, which

plastic pipe has up till recently not been able to match. As a consequence, that area of the water reticulation network remained the domain of steel pipe, but the Molecor TOMÂŽ PVC-O bi-axially orientated PVC pipe technology allows for the manufacture of pipe which is able to match these diameters and pressures. The fact that the PVC-O pipe is far lighter than the steel version presents a major advantage for installation. Other advantages are that PVC-O, unlike metallic pipe, does not need special coatings and protection, as it is non-corrosive, and does not require cathodic protection when installed near stray HOHFWULFÂżHOGV TOMÂŽ PVC-O pipe manufactured by Molecor (Pty) Ltd, the JV between Sizabantu and Molecor Spain, has been used in a number of bulk water and potable water reticulations contracts around the country so far. Pipe diameters from 110mm-8 00mm with working pressure up to PN 25 bar have been successfully installed. Put simply, Molecorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s technology involves orientating the molecular structure of the PVC pipe under temperature and pressure

PVC-O pipe moves along the extrusion line into the mould where the molecular structure of the PVC is orientated under a controlled temperature and pressure process, developed and licensed by Molecor

Renier van Wyk and Don Coleman, factory manager at the Richards Bay plant and Sizabantu MD respectively, have been driving the development of the impressive plant on the North Coast


The Molecor (SizabantuMolecor JV) plant in the Richards Bay IDZ is a major project with an estimated investment value of over R300-million

Some of the large diameter moulds that lie at the core of the Molecor technology

in a mould, creating a far stronger pipe. The Molecor TOM® 500 PVC-O pipe provides a level of molecular orientation that enables the pipe to perform similarly to the characteristics of steel. The orientation process in the mould also applies to the pipe socket, which previous orientation technologies were unable to achieve. Molecor already operates plants in Europe, North and South America, Australia and Asia. The introduction of its TOM 500

PVC-O pipe in South Africa “proved to be an instant success and is now recognised as an acceptable alternative option for traditional pipe materials, used in bulk water and potable water reticulations,” said Sizabantu Piping Systems MD Don Coleman. ‘Helping the people’ Sizabantu was formed in Kwazulu-Natal in 2002 and set up as a pipe and pipe component supply operation. It has since

grown to the point where it now operates 10 outlets around the country, plus branches in Mozambique and Swaziland, and has become one of the leading complete piping solutions suppliers in Southern Africa. The name Sizabantu, which means ‘helping the people’ in Zulu, was selected by company founder Don Coleman, after spotting a rural spaza shop with this creative name. Sizabantu Piping Systems has applied that ethos in its business culture, where staff have a vested interest in the success of the business and the company’s managers around the region are shareholders too. Now, with its manufacturing operation adding to the range of products it supplies, SPS’s plan appears to be working. www.molecor.com www.sizabantupipingsystems.com AUG / SEPT 2017 9

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Alpla buys Boxmore group,

Boxmore CEO Len Engelbrecht with Alpla CEO GĂźnther Lehner and Christoph Riedlsperger, Alplaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regional director for Africa, Middle East & Turkey

dominates African PET sector Biggest acquisition in history of Austrian group

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ALPLA, a leading provider of plastic packaging worldwide, has bought Boxmore Packaging, one of South Africaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest PET preform and container manufacturing businesses and a leader in the sector in Southern Africa. Headquartered in Samrand, Boxmore specialises in PET preforms, PET bottles and closures and currently employs around 1,000 people at nine locations. It has become a fully-owned subsidiary of the Austrian packaging specialist. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The African continent is an attractive growth market for us. With the purchase of Boxmore Packaging, we now also have a broad basis for entering the market in South Africa, in addition to our activities with Alpla Taba in North Africa,â&#x20AC;? said Alpla CEO GĂźnther Lehner. Alpla has acquired 100% of Boxmore Packaging, which besides its seven plants in South Africa, also operates plants in Zambia and Mauritius. All employees and locations are being taken on by Alpla, although it has been decided that the management structure will remain the same. Boxmoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current board, under the leadership of Len Engelbrecht, will

continue to manage the business and, in addition, take on responsibility for the integration and management of the existing Alpla SA business, which started operations in 2014. For the foreseeable future the company will continue to operate under the existing name as a member of the Alpla Group. Founded in 1995, Boxmore is seen as the market leader for PET preforms and bottles (ISBM technology), as well as closures in southern Africa. Its headquarters are located in the industrial zone of Samrand near Johannesburg. Around 1,000 employees currently manufacture approximately 4 billion containers a year. Boxmoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s customers are situated in more than 20 African countries as well as the Indian Ocean islands. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both the products and customer structure of Boxmore Packaging suit our corporate structure very well,â&#x20AC;? emphasised Christoph Riedlsperger, Alplaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regional director for Africa, Middle East and Turkey. The active customer base includes numerous international consumer goods companies and long-term customers of Alpla, but also local customers previously unknown to Alpla. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With this acquisition, the biggest in the

history of the company, we are taking a VLJQLÂżFDQWVWHSWRZDUGVRXUWDUJHWVRQWKH African continent,â&#x20AC;? added GĂźnther Lehner. Engelbrecht is delighted with this strategic partnership saying: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our combined ambition to prioritise growth in Africa is a very exciting opportunity and one that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be exploring through Boxmoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current footprint, and existing relationships in Sub-Saharan Africa.â&#x20AC;? Alpla in Africa Besides the plant in Spartan, Johannesburg, which it has operated since mid-2014, in 2015 Alpla took over the Egyptian location of Argo SA in El Obour. In March 2016, Alpla strengthened its market presence in North Africa and the Middle East through a joint venture with Egyptâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Taba Group. Since early this year, the company has operated under the name Alpla TABA. Also earlier this year, Alpla TABA opened a new location in Tenth of Ramadan City that meets state-of-the-art production standards. With the locations of Boxmore Packaging, Alpla now owns 13 production facilities in Africa. www.alpla.com

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Grinder manufacturer Flexo Line bought by Irvern Trading FLEXO Line Products of Atlantis, which almost inadvertently became one of the Capeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main manufacturers of plastic spice grinders, has been purchased by Irvern Trading. The Western Cape region has over the past decade or longer been a major centre for the production of the spice grinders, an African leader if not a world leader in this

category, mainly due to the fact that one of the inventors of the grinder concept resides in the region. Several moulders became involved in the production of these very useful mouldings after their popularity led to sustained demand surge and volumes have remained substantial; several design variations have been developed too. This in turn led to

VRPHFRQĂ&#x20AC;LFWEHWZHHQPRXOGHUVZLWK suppliers at times playing them off against each other. Flexo picked up more and more orders, to the point where it won a substantial portion of volumes, which is apparent from the eye-watering rumoured sale price of R166-million. Flexo Line MD Victor Bauer is to remain with the company for a two-year period.


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Demand for active, intelligent packaging forecast to expand annually BRE Packaging Innovation has recently added some exciting products to its extensive portfolio â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a range of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;intelligentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; labelling among them. Smart packaging provides enhanced functionality that can be divided into two submarkets: Active packaging, which provides functionality such as moisture control, and intelligent packaging, which incorporates features that indicate status or communicate product changes and other information. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a growing segment: According to a report from Freedonia, demand for active and intelligent packaging in the US is forecast to expand 8% annually to $3.5 billion in 2017, well above total packaging GHPDQGJURZWK7KHUHSRUWLGHQWLÂżHVWKDW pharmaceuticals will be the fastest growing active and intelligent packaging market through 2017, with opportunities driven by the health care needs of an aging population. One of the most interesting products BRE Packaging Innovation has introduced to South Africa is the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;After Opening Freshness Timerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; from Insignia Technologies Ltd. Insignia Technologies Ltd is an innovative business developing a range of sensing technologies in BioCity, Scotland. Their products include a range of smart pigments and inks that can change colour when exposed to a variety of gases or UV light. The â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;After Opening Freshness Timerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is applied to the inside of the packaging ÂżOPDQGLVDFWLYDWHGE\VLPSO\RSHQLQJ the pack and is set for a standard fridge storage temperature. The rate of colour change is temperature sensitive â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it accelerates outside of cool storage in the same way that food degrades more rapidly outside of a fridge.

The After Opening Label uses a smart plastic which detects changes in atmosphere and temperature. Opening the packet changes the atmosphere around the label, triggering the colour changing process. The centre dot on the label will change colour gradually from yellow to purple over three days, after which it is considered â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;past bestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

The advantages of temperature sensitive technology include the fact that the labels can be calibrated to meet â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;consume withinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; guidelines i.e. 2 days, 3 days, 7 days. It also helps ensure products are consumed at optimal freshness and within food safety guidelines, reduces unnecessary food waste and can assist in extending â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;consume withinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; guidelines. Another new product is the Thermo&RRNRYHQVDIHÂżOPSDFNDJLQJE\3ODVWRSLO which provides easy and healthy onetouch oven cooking. Plastopil is a global company, specialising in development, manufacture and sales of an extensive DUUD\RIKLJKWHFKĂ&#x20AC;H[LEOHSDFNDJLQJIRUWKH chilled food market. Plastopil is an Israeli company with an international network of distributors and packaging partners in more than 20 countries. The Thermo-Cook pouches or thermoformed packs are suitable for FRRNLQJSRXOWU\EHHISRUNÂżVKDQG vegetables, retaining its nutritional value DORQJZLWKĂ&#x20AC;DYRXU They can be used direct from the refrigerator or frozen food section, to the

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Polyplast (Pty) Ltd buys out Firstform in East London EAST London injection moulding business Polyplast has purchased the equipment of fellow Eastern Cape company Firstform, for an undisclosed sum and added the Firstform products to their own range. Firstformâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assets have been merged into the Polyplast operations at Fort Jackson. Franz Schmidt-Schaffer

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Turkish compounder specialises in complicate grade development EUROTEC Engineering Plastics of Turkey, a compounder of engineering materials with capacity for 25,000 tons a year, of which over two-thirds is exported, has expanded supply to its convertors across its main markets, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In South Africa, Eurotec is represented E\WKH$(&,JURXSFRPSDQ\&KHPÂżW And SA now ranks as one of Eurotecâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main markets in Africa. What started as a trial introduction to the market

VRPHIRXU\HDUVDJRZKHQ&KHPÂżW ÂżUVWPDGHWKH(XURWHFFRPSRXQGV available to convertors in South Africa, KDVQRZEHFRPHDIXOO\Ă&#x20AC;HGJHGPRGHO with both the successful material grade development by Eurotec and surprisingly rapid delivery times steadily building up customer FRQÂżGHQFH Eurotec was established in 2004 in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;European Free Zoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in Turkey and produces engineering plastics exclusively, primarily for the automotive/ transportation, electrical/electronic, and home appliance sectors. Other areas in which it is involved include sports and leisure, safety equipment, garden and power tools, construction and agricultural and furniture sectors. Making a difference via its unique structure and approach to business, Eurotec sells the bulk of its compounded materials to markets abroad. It has also managed to become a leader in the domestic market in Turkey, with its high and sustained quality, competitive pricing, alternative solutions and understanding of aesthetics.

Eurotec combines state-of-the-art technology with a high level of knowhow and a dynamic, experienced, service oriented team creating high quality products for its customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sustainable success. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Due to our strategic location in the centre of big markets, we have great access with many options for transportation to Europe, the Middle East, African and Asian markets,â&#x20AC;? said a Eurotec spokesman. Besides a wide range of standard grades, the Turkish compounder also customizes special formulations for customer requirements. Its materials all have the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tecoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; derivation, with its PA and PPA range being TecomidÂŽ, PBT (TecodurÂŽ), PET (TecopetÂŽ), POM (TecoformÂŽ), PP and PE (TecolenÂŽ), TPU 7HFRĂ&#x20AC;H[ÂŽ), PEEK (TecopeekÂŽ), PPS (TecotronÂŽ) and PK (TecoketÂŽ).

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Eurotecâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s engineering grades Narrow margin for error makes this a tough challenge THE margin for error in the manufacture of engineering components is very narrow: in many cases the plastic components are GHYHORSHGWRUHSODFHULYDOPDWHULDOVROX tions and convertors manufacturing such goods hence face serious challenges. Even though they may believe that the plastic component will be superior, not least because injection or blow moulding with plastic offers design solutions which

other materials do not possess, the OEMs often want advantageous pricing as well as superior performance and aesthetics. Personnel at Eurotec in Turkey have come up with numerous material grades which meet many wide criteria (actually, in every case ALL the desired performance IHDWXUHVQHHGWREHPHWDQGHYHQH[FHHG ed) in order for the convertor to win the supply contract. In essence, the process

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Banbury mixer celebrates century, YHU\GHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\LQWKHPL[ SA group attend celebration of brilliant invention of 1916 THE Banbury Mixer is 100 years old, making it one of the longest lasting internal material mixing systems ever developed. The century milestone was actually celebrated in November last year, 100 years to the day DIWHU)HUQOH\+RSH%DQEXU\LQWURGXFHGWKHÂżUVWSUHV surised internal rubber batch mixer in November 1916. Âł\HDUVRQDQGPDQ\WKRXVDQG%DQEXU\PL[ ers operate all over the world. At least 100 have seen service in South Africa,â&#x20AC;? said Ron Dunwoodie of Carst & Walker, who attended the celebratory conference at the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) in Manchester in November. The event was hosted by HF Mixing Group, which is the owner of Farrel Ltd, manufacturers of the Banbury mixers. Besides some excellent presentations, one given by Donal Ryan of Nuvo by special invitation, there was a factory visit and many hours devoted to the study of the exhibits at this amazing museum

The latest versions of the Banbury, now manufactured by HF Mixing Group, are formidable machines WKDWDFKLHYHYHU\HIÂżFLHQWPL[LQJ and dispersion of all ingredients 16 AUG / SEPT 2017

Guests at the get-together at the Banbury centenary in Manchester included Gareth Jefferson of Berwin Polymers UK (formerly with Matmin in Johannesburg); Donal Ryan and Collin Stroberg of Nuvo Rubber; Ron Dunwoodie, Hennie Strydom and Jaco Smith of Carst & Walker; and Ian Latchem, the HF sales engineer for SA (and ex-C&W)

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Engen Chemicals secures X-PURGE exclusivity 18 AUG / SEPT 2017

3XUJLQJPDWHULDOIRUPXODWHGVSHFLÂżFDOO\WRFOHDQSULPDU\SODVWLFPDFKLQHV ENGEN and PTT, the National Oil Company of Thailand, recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for Engenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exclusive rights to a product called X-PURGE. At the signing ceremony in Cape Town, Engen was awarded the sole distribution rights for At the MoU signing ceremony between Engen and PTT were, from left Ruethaipat Sirisinha (PTT), Thaiyaphat Jittiborripat (PTT), Watcharasit Reinsriwong (PTT), Somsri Phanichrungruang (PTT), Paiboon Prapussornchaikul (PTT), Dr Emma Mokoena (Engen), Shirley Moroka-Mosia (Engen) and Drikus Kotze (Engen)

X-PURGE in South Africa. Dr Emma Mokoena, Engen manager, chemicals & special products said the company was excited about bringing the new product to its customers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As the leading producer and marketer of a wide range of fuels, lubricants and oil-based products, as well as our polymer resin in South Africa, we are very proud to add X-PURGE to our portfolio,â&#x20AC;? she added. X-PURGE is an FDA approved purging PDWHULDOIRUPXODWHGVSHFLÂżFDOO\WRFOHDQDOO primary plastic machines when changing colour, resin or simply removing black spots or contaminants. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In a nutshell, it saves time by helping to reduce machine downtime and maximize productivity,â&#x20AC;? explained Mokoena. X-PURGE has been designed for cleaning various types of plastic machines, including: injection moulding, blow mould-

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The ‘trikeneurs’ are sourced through referrals from buy-back centres. They’re supplied uniforms, monthly stipends and a tricycle with bins to collect waste. There are 26 000 mobile waste pickers in SA who are desperate to work – not only does this project create jobs but also protects the environment.

improves wastepickers’ productivity and income Phahama Pedal Power Project turns waste collectors into entrepreneurs TO most, waste-pickers or recyclables collectors are simply anonymous city dwellers, who emerge on rubbish collection day to trawl through bins – picking out anything to be sold and recycled. Phahama, an organisation for the upliftment of individuals in the waste industry, has shifted the way waste pickers operate with the Phahama Pedal Power Project. The project, founded by Clive Harding, builds tricycles and loans them free-ofcharge to homeless waste collectors, who sell their wares to be recycled by manufacturers. Through the project, local businesses can sponsor tricycles branded with their logos and information – and thus create a new and innovative form of advertising that’s as philanthropic as it is effective. Sponsoring a Phahama tricycle for the Cycle for Recycle initiative turns a waste collector into an entrepreneur on the road,

with a tricycle that improves their productivity and income, whilst also addressing waste management and providing advertising for businesses looking to get their name out there. The ‘trikeneurs’ are sourced through referrals from buy-back centres. They’re supplied uniforms, monthly stipends and a tricycle with bins to collect waste. There are 26 000 mobile waste pickers in SA who are desperate to work – not only does this project create jobs but also protects the environment. The project assists these individuals with self-sustaining micro-businesses and an opportunity for growth. The tricycles are easier to move, have a triple breaking system and can carry up to 300kg. Waste collectors are held accountable, reporting back to project co-ordinators on a regular basis. Many waste pickers are homeless, so the Phahama project has also partnered with

Good Night South Africa, who create and distribute back-pack beds. Each of the EHQH¿FLDULHVRIWKHSURMHFWZLOODOVRUHFHLYHD back-pack bed. The Phahama Pedal Power Project has been rolled out in two provinces so far. In Gauteng, with 12 tricycles and in the Western Cape, with 11 tricycles – with hopes to expand throughout the country. The target, at the time of writing, was to secure 35 more tricycles by the end of July. There are currently 20 entrepreneurs in the project, 80% being women who are actively LQYROYHGLQWKHSURMHFWLQ%UDDP¿VFKHUYLOOH and Soweto. • For more information on the Phahama and Good Night South Africa Cycle for Recycle Initiative or to sponsor a tricycle, contact Willem Lindeque on 076 423 6570 & walindeque@gmail.com or nicole@gullanandgullan.com AUG / SEPT 2017 19


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Clariantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s EcoTain label creates value, reduces impact for a sustainable future in SA

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3URGXFWVDUHHFRQRPLFDOO\DWWUDFWLYHRIIHULQJKLJKFRVWHIÂżFLHQF\ through less waste generation and greater recycling opportunities CLARIANT, a world leader in specialty chemicals aims to be a front runner when it comes to raising the bar on environmental and social performance, and moving its business forward while capitalising on new sustainable opportunities. As the cost of raw materials has increased, the industry is under LQFUHDVLQJSUHVVXUHWRÂżQGZD\VRIXVLQJ fewer raw materials and less energy. With this, the chemical giant places the EcoTainÂŽ label only on products WKDWKDYHEHHQFHUWLÂżHGZLWKWKHVHIRXU sustainable attributes: Sustainable design, responsible process, safe & HIÂżFLHQWXVHDQGHFRLQWHJUDWLRQ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clariant views sustainability as an opportunity to create value as well as reduce impacts. This approach to sustainable innovation is driven by the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commitment to protect human, environmental and ecological health without compromising on SHUIRUPDQFHDQGHIÂżFLHQF\7KH(FR7DLQ label assures customers of sustainability at the product level,â&#x20AC;? says Ravi Chetty, Clariant Southern Africa Head of Country ESHA & Systems Management. Currently, there are more than 140 of Clariantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s products across the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis, Natural Resources and Plastics & Coatings that have been awarded the EcoTainÂŽ label. $VRQHRIWKHZRUOGÂśVOHDGLQJVSH cialty chemical companies, Clariant not only contributes to value creation with innovative and sustainable solutions for customers from many industries. Through its production facilities, Clariant present solutions that address societal challenges, prioritize occupational safety, employs a comprehensive set of energy PDQDJHPHQWWRROVWRLQFUHDVHHIÂżFLHQF\ and productivity while reducing costs and our carbon footprint. Listed among the ZRUOGÂśVWRSWHQSHUFHQWRIFKHPLFDOFRP panies in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), one of the most renowned JOREDOVXVWDLQDELOLW\LQGLFHVVXVWDLQDELO ity is a key focus for Clariant around the world and in South Africa.

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s full tilt at Fullimput

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Retirementâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; venture surprises by gathering momentum FULLIMPUT, the Durban blow moulding business which was started as a retirement venture without too much expectation, has gone from strength to strength â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to the surprise of many, including possibly even the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s founder herself, Irene Murgatroyd. In one of the more unusual ventures in the local plastic container manufacturing sector, Fullimput was started by Irene in 2003 after taking early retirement from PVC Compounders. She had been a ÂżQDQFLDOPDQDJHUDWWKH6DVRO39& operation in Durban and opted out after the business relocated to Johannesburg, but she wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ready to call it a day. Her son David, of Spec Tool & Die, also based in Jacobs, suggested she try her hand at â&#x20AC;&#x153;a bit of blow mouldingâ&#x20AC;? to keep her busy. Other members of Ireneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family were involved in converting too, so although she didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know much about blow moulding it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a completely new venture. Getting started that year, Irene purchased a shelf company with the unusual name of Fullimput, along with a well-used second-hand blow moulder and business commenced. At that stage already, as one of the only woman company founders in the blow moulding sector, Irene may have

Clinton from the pumps supply sector, but been a bit of a novelty, but the name of WKH\ÂśYHÂżWWHGLQZHOODQGFRPSOLPHQWHGWKH the business hinted at possible successful companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s management effectively. progress. That of Henk Visser may have proved Son David wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shy to ask others key for Fullimput. A man who has spent his in the industry to â&#x20AC;&#x153;helpâ&#x20AC;? his mom, but it entire career in the blow moulding sector, became apparent that assistance wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t having been at Greif and Mpact, Henk has really required. extensive experience in blow moulding and $WÂżUVW)XOOLPSXWUDQMXVWRQHSURGXFW has worked in the production of all sizes and that was a prototype container. of containers, even up to large drums. Ireneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s careful management of the comAfter a fairly brief venture to New Zealand, SDQ\ÂśVÂżQDQFHVKHOSHGSURYLGHGDVSULQJ Henk returned to South Africa and was board for momentum. The â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;prototypeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; KDSS\WRMRLQDÂľQRQFRUSRUDWHÂśEXVLQHVV eventually ran for seven years, during As production director at which time a small winâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Involvement Fullimput heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s implementdow was created for the of owners of ed established quality company to grow. That systems. Ironically, sales led to the purchase of a company with director Clinton now also 2+2 blow moulding macustomers spends a lot of time on chine for the production helped build WKHSURGXFWLRQĂ&#x20AC;RRU RIÂżYHOLWUHFRQWDLQHUV customer â&#x20AC;&#x153;The involvement of allowing for production to relationsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; the owners of the comEHXSSHGVLJQLÂżFDQWO\ pany with customers here With the little mohas helped us build customer relations,â&#x20AC;? mentum gained, Fullimput made some said Henk. positive appointments over the past Fullimput manufactures a wide range decade, with those of Reginald Nyandeni, of containers, including bottles for the Clinton Smith and Henk Visser being key. automotive lubricants markets, and has Ironically, neither Reg or Clinton knew increased capacity to the point where it much about blow moulding, Reg having now operates a substantial number of come from the aluminum industry and machines. Automation of most operations at the plant in Chamberlain Road, Jacobs, is underway too, with Henk advising that â&#x20AC;&#x153;we are aiming to reach the point where no handling of containers is requiredâ&#x20AC;?. Fullimput has ISO accreditation and achieved the required BEE levels, thanks to well-planned management and Irene is now able to take more of back seat and let the guys get on with it. www.fullimput.co.za Automating â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Production at the Jacobs company is being steadily converted to automated systems, with handling of containers almost being eliminated


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opens plant in Employees get a share through workersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; trust PP EXCEL, a new player in the woven polypropylene block-bottom FHPHQWDQGUDI¿DEDJVHFWRURSHQHG LWVQHZSODQWLQ&DSH7RZQLQ-XO\ 7KHLQWHUQDWLRQDOVWDQGDUGYHQWXUHLV WRSURGXFHEDJVPDLQO\IRUWKH$IULFDQ PDUNHWDQGEH\RQG

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Maus mould streamlines production of Praestet paediatric bed

32 AUG / SEPT 2017

Roto moulding proves best choice for large components WHAT started as a student design project and a university thesis on the topic of the recovery of young patients received accolades earlier this year when Jed Aylmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s design of a paediatric hospital bed was adjudged the ARMSA Product of the Year. The Symba Paediatric Hospital Bed, also referred to as a cot, has proved to be an ongoing project for Aylmer. The design process has lasted over two-and-a-half years and about 38 design variations have been modHOOHGTXHVWLRQHGDQGWHVWHG7KHÂżUVWRUGHUV for the beds were received from the Nelson Mandela Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital and production of these is underway. Besides being the manufacturer, Aylmer has virtually been the custodian of the project, such has been the intensive needs of the development process. Now a commercial reality, the new design

hospital bed is manufactured by Jedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s company, Praestet, with the majority of the larger components being roto moulded. Roto moulding was an obvious choice for the production of the bed frame: not only was plastic considered to be more childfriendly, lighter and less prone to temperature variations, the relatively low production volumes suggested that roto would also be the most cost-effective solution. Roto moulding also produced seamless parts ideal for infection control in hospitals. To achieve the expected tolerances of a medical product, Praestet opted for a CNC cast aluminum mould and working with local converter Pioneer Plastics of Pretoria, commissioned Maus of Germany to design and manufacture the mould. $WÂżUVWWKHPDLQDWWUDFWLRQRIWKH&1&

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The main structural items, including the base of the cot and the upright supports, are roto moulded, but injection and compression moulded items are used too

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Roto Solutionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Garyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a hit in India

Gary Lategan, the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;slimlineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; version of the man, at the conference at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai in July

GARY Lategan of Roto Solutions gave a presentation at the Injection, Blow, Roto & PET Moulding International Summit in India recently and was most surprised at the enthusiastic reception he received. *DU\ZDVDWWHQGLQJWKHÂżIWKHGLWLRQRI the Summit at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai, on 6/7 July. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even though I was the last speaker on the last day and my time slot was 6.30pm and I only got to speak at 8pm, the hall was still full. And the organiser of the FRQIHUHQFHVDLGLWZDVWKHÂżUVWWLPHVKH had heard whistling and shouting for more in over 100 conferences she had run,â&#x20AC;? said a surprised Gary. The Summit was a grand success said the organiser, Nidhi Verma of ElitePlus Business Services, drawing over 680 delegates from

about 290 organisations from 13 countries. Gary, who was on his 14th visit to India (which suggests he likes the food there, or something), had been invited to present a paper at the conference, as the organisers believe that roto moulding offers substantial opportunity for growth in the sub-continent. There can be little doubt of that, as Indiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy gears up there is bound to be demand for large plastic mouldings such as tanks and various other large-volume PRXOGLQJVVSHFLÂżFDOO\IRUURWRPRXOGHG products. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was so amazing that the audience stayed to listen, and more so the fact that most were not even roto moulders. Some major possible players and the top three roto moulders in India all congratulated me on a great presentation,â&#x20AC;? said Gary.

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The Seabin Project WHAT began as a dream to clean the ocean has become an innovative product made by two Australian surfers. The unique oceancleaning technology has caught the attention of investors around the world. Best mates Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski spent much of their childhood in the ocean and, after becoming frustrated at the DPRXQWRIUXEELVKĂ&#x20AC;RDWLQJDURXQGTXLWWKHLU jobs to come up with a sustainable solution. They came up with an automated rubbish bin for marina docks called the Seabin that many hope could help reduce ocean pollution. With the help of WA seed investors Shark Mitigation Systems, the duo designed a prototype of the bin in Perth before taking it to market in Mallorca in Spain, a marina capital of Europe. Built from recycled materials, the Seabin LVÂż[HGWRDGRFNZLWKZDWHUSXPSUXQQLQJ RQVKRUHSRZHU7KHSXPSFUHDWHVDĂ&#x20AC;RZ RIZDWHUWKDWVXFNVDOOĂ&#x20AC;RDWLQJUXEELVKDQG GHEULVLQWRDQDWXUDOÂżEUHEDJEHIRUHSXPS ing the water back out. It catches everything Ă&#x20AC;RDWLQJIURPSODVWLFERWWOHVWRSDSHURLOVIXHO and detergent.

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sorption properties of the hessian. Recycled HDPE ocean plastics area also been tested to see what content recycled material vs virgin materials can be used in the production of the Seabins. Ceglinski, Seabin inventor Andrew Turton and marine scientist Sergio Ruiz Halpern are hand-building the patented prototypes. Once sales commence, they will use an industrial rotational moulding partner. AUG / SEPT 2017 35


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Instability in regions can lead to disruptions in global oil, petrochemical markets BY NIALL MARSHALL

QATAR has been in the news as much in the last two months as it was when it won the rights to host the 2022 World Cup and as then, everyone has a strong opinion on the rights and wrongs of the situation. Then it was this small country, two-thirds the size of Gauteng, with a resident population of under 2 million (that includes foreign labourers, workers and ex-pats) that bid and won the rights against countries like the USA, Australia, South Korea and Japan. For the Middle East, Qatarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winning the right to host the World Cup was a regional victory and there were even talks of games being held in UAE and other neighbouring countries. Now things are very different. Qatar, which only has a single land border (with Saudi Arabia) and which controls no air-corridor into international skies (think of it as being similar to a land-locked country with no direct access to the sea) has managed to annoy its neighbours so much that they have imposed far-reaching sanctions on it. 7KHUHDUHQRZQRGLUHFWĂ&#x20AC;LJKWV between Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain (its three neighbours) and Egypt. %RUGHUVDUHFORVHG4DWDULĂ&#x20AC;DJJHGVKLSV cannot stop or refuel in any of these countries ports. No trans-shipment of goods through these countries ports ÂąVLJQLÂżFDQWEHFDXVH-HEHO$OLSRUWLQ Dubai is one of the biggest and most important ports in the world. Fresh food such as milk and vegetables that were previously imported from neighbouring 6DXGL$UDELDQRZKDYHWREHĂ&#x20AC;RZQLQ 36

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from Iran or Turkey. Qatar Airways now KDVWRĂ&#x20AC;\RYHU,UDQDQGDYRLG6DXGL Arabian airspace completely, even ZKHQĂ&#x20AC;\LQJWR6RXWK$IULFDDGGLQJD FRXSOHRIKRXUVWRWKHĂ&#x20AC;LJKW The reason for these sanctions is, on the surface, simple: Qatar is funding Islamic terrorist groups. Qatar of course denies funding terrorists and points out that Saudi Arabia and other countries are also funding â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;opposition groupsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in, for example, Syria. In fact, the situation is not simple, but it can serve to illustrate some of the complexities of the Middle East and how these geopolitical issues can affect the global oil and petrochemical markets. Because, as much as developments with shale-gas in the USA and elsewhere reduce the reliance of these countries on the Middle East for oil, the region remains a major global supplier and interruptions in supply will have global implications. To an outsider the Middle Eastern political system seems simple: it is all autocratic â&#x20AC;&#x201C; either a theocracy (like Iran), an absolute theocratic monarchy (like Saudi Arabia), an absolute monarchy (like Qatar) or a secular autocracy (like Syria). And the opposite then would be democracy. So, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the problem â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Qatar expresses its sovereignty by supporting groups and ideologies which are totally unacceptable by Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt (and in many cases the USA). The Qatari-owned Al Jazeira provides a platform for the exiled leaders of these groups to broadcast in Arabic into the GCC and Egypt countries. Add

to this the rumours (as reported by the Financial Times but denied by Qatar) of $1 billion ransoms paid to Islamist militias in Iraq, rumours of plots to RYHUWKURZWKH6DXGLNLQJ XQFRQÂżUPHG but there was a major shake-up in the succession plans with the Crown Prince being replaced by the son of the King) and it becomes clear that this is not a little misunderstanding that will quickly be sorted out. Qatar is not a major producer of oil but it does have one of the largest QDWXUDOJDVÂżHOGVDQGLVKRPHWRWZR GTL (gas-to-liquid) plants, one a joint venture with Sasol. It also has polymer companies â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one producing 800 000 tons of LDPE, another producing 600 000 tons of LLDPE and a third producing 450 000 tons of HDPE. Most of this polymer is exported and the effect of the sanctions will be to disrupt shipping which will have a short-term effect in certain regions, but the volumes are small enough that it is unlikely to create major disruptions or price increases. The question remains, how will this be resolved? In a region with many divisions the unity of purpose of the GCC â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain â&#x20AC;&#x201C; provided at least some stability. The cracks in the GCC caused by this fall-out, and the long-term damage in relationships, make the region less stable and this, in turn, can lead to disruptions in the global oil and petrochemical markets. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all hope that some common ground can be found, and an element of stability can quickly return to the region.


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SOMA printer stars at Ferrostaal open house event Impressive new press at Cibapac IMPRESSIVE recent developments in print technology were premiered at PP Equipment Solutionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Future of Flexoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; open house event in Cape Town recently. PP Equipment Solutions is the print and

extrusion equipment supply business in the Ferrostaal group. The event, hosted at the impressive Nitida wine farm in Durbanville, included a visit to Cibapac, the EPS IRDPDQG39&/'ÂżOPPDQXIDFWXUHU to view its new SOMA â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Optimaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; printer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one of the most sophisticated printers yet installed in South Africa. The SOMA machine, which can print RQYLUWXDOO\DOOSODVWLFÂżOPVODPLQDWHV and paper, can run at up to 300m a minute on roll width up to 820mm and roll weight up to 2000kgs. Features of the system include auto registration, rapid job change and quick set-up and wash-up. 8OULFK5HLIHQKlXVHUDQG6DVFKD6NRUDRI Reifenhäuser of Germany gave presentations about the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest developments. Ulrich has recently been elected chairman of the exhibitorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; council for the K show for the sixth time in succession

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MATTHEW Glanvill has joined Maritime Marketing which recently demonstrated the Formech 508FS at an open warehouse exhibition at GSW Johannesburg. Vacuum forming has been around since the 1930â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s but it is fast becoming more and more relevant in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s markets. The cheap tooling costs, the ease of use and the capabilities on small batch runs and prototyping make it a great option compared to injection moulding. In the modern era of 3D printing, thermo-formable ink and in-mould decorations, Formech have created machines that bring out the best of these newer technologies. Formech have revolutionised the vacuum forming industry E\SURYLGLQJHDV\WRXVHFRVWHIÂżFLHQWDQG safe machines that are built to the highest quality standard. Formech are market leaders in vacuum forming and supply enterprises such as Disney, Google, Nike and DuPont. Their machines will match any requirements. Maritime Marketing is the local agent for 40 AUG / SEPT 2017

Formech and are also partnering with the printing powerhouse, GSW. The 508FS was on display at GSWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent open day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was a great event, where a lot of the major printing companies and sign industry leaders got to look at the machine and see the immense potential for designing and marketing,â&#x20AC;? said Matthew. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The 508FS is a great machine that is easy to transport, set-up and work with â&#x20AC;&#x201C; perfect for testing, prototyping and designing. The machine is essential to anybody with a creative mind that enjoys producing specialised designs. It is controlled by a touch screen computer, but is also fully manual in operation. Formech have a wide variety of machine sizes and operations ranging from desktop sizes to large automated machines. They are an amazing company to work with, always there for support and have a large export market which allows the customers peace of mind that they will always have someone to contact for assistance,â&#x20AC;? he added.

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People on the move Kumarasen (Kay) Govender has been appointed as a director BASF South Africa

Thandeka Molakeng is BASF South Africaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new Head of Sales for the Performance Material Division in Africa Dr Kjelt van Rijswijk will be leaving the Mandela Bay Composites Cluster (MBCC) for the Netherlands in September to take up a position at the Delft University of Technology

Kumarasen (Kay) Govender has been appointed as a director for BASF Holdings South Africa (Pty) Ltd, the service platform for BASF in Africa where he will also be a member of the local executive team. Govender is the Head of BASFâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s manufacturing community in Africa. He has a Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in Pure and Applied Chemistry and a Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Business Administration. He has held various leadership positions, including that of a managing and site director in mostly chemical companies. Govenderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expertise focuses on the ÂżHOGRIFKHPLFDOVIRUGLVSHUVLRQVDQG paints in the decorative and building industry. He has been working for BASF for over six years, with his previous role being site manager for BASF Construction Chemicalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dispersion production site in Durban. Thandeka Molakeng has been appointed as BASF South Africaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new Head of Sales for BASFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Performance Material Division in Africa. She will be responsible for the divisionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales for the entire African continent excluding Egypt and Sudan. Thandeka joined BASF in 2004 through the acquisition of the then CHC Urethanes where she began her career as a Technical Specialist for CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers) and specialties in the polyurethanes business. In 2014, she was appointed as business team

leader, responsible for industrial and transportation performance material business in South Africa, both a technical and commercial front. In 2016 her responsibilities were expanded to include all performance material industries, including consumer, construction, industrial, and transportation in the SubSahara Africa region. Andrew Parsons has joined leading composite materials and related technology and tooling supplier, Aerontec, as general manager. Andrew joined the company in March and will be responsible for technical sales and new agencies Aerontec acquires. Prior to joining Aerontec, Andrew had been in the composites industry for 17 years. With a degree in aeronautical engineering, Andrew brings with him extensive knowledge and experience in light weight, engineered composites. Amongst other achievements, he has designed carbon ÂżEUHURFNHWPRWRUVDQGLQKLVVSDUH WLPHGHVLJQHGDQGĂ&#x20AC;RZQDFDUERQÂżEUH light sport aerobatic aircraft. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aerontec is already positioned as a leader in advanced composites and it will be exciting to build on this solid foundation to offer new products and solutions to the South African marketâ&#x20AC;? he comments. Tobela Tapula has left Plastics/SA and in fact, left the industry too. Peter Rappard, the additives and masterbatch specialist who was formerly

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with Ciba and Clariant and more recently a consultant to the industry, has relocated to the United Kingdom. Hennie Strydom has returned to Dubai. He was working with Carst & Walker in Port Elizabeth but was made an offer that couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be refused by a UAE-based materials manufacturer. Victor BĂśhmer of Solvay is no longer in the plastics industry. Danie Maritz, production manager at SPI in Cape Town for an extended period, has left the company â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and the industry in fact: heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s joined his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business in the hydraulics sector. Dr Kjelt van Rijswijk will be leaving the Mandela Bay Composites Cluster (MBCC) for the Netherlands in September to take up a position at the Delft University of Technology, heading up an Advanced Manufacturing 4.0 hub. He has put everything, and then some, into making the MBCC a reality and has had an impact on every one of the MBCCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s participants over the years. Clinton Farndell has left Amcor Flexibles in Durban.

OBITUARIES Barry Hunt passed away on 27 July. Barry was an Associate of the IOM3 and owner of Matt Rubber, a moulding company on the West Rand. Our condolences go to his wife Margaret, son Anthony and daughter Debbie.

Commitment to the Altair STEM initiative Building excitement for engineering at school level â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Altair South Africa once again hosted a group of potential engineering students as part of their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) initiative to expose them to the opportunities available in the HQJLQHHULQJÂżHOG7KHSURMHFWKDVJURZQH[SRQHQWLDOO\VLQFHLWEHJDQWKUHH\HDUVDJR ZLWKRYHUOHDUQHUVWKLV\HDU.H\QRWHVSHDNHUZDV&KULVWRSKHU0D[ZHOOIURP Bloodhound SSC, who spoke about the technology behind building a car to go faster WKDQPSK2WKHUSUHVHQWDWLRQVDORQJZLWKWKRVHIURP$OWDLUIRFXVHGRQHDFK engineering discipline including aeronautical (SA National Space Agency), industrial (University of Stellenbosch), mechatronics (Greenchain Engineering), FLYLO %\'HVLJQ FKHPLFDO 9HROLD DQGHOHFWULFDOVRIWZDUH $OSKDZDYH  42 AUG / SEPT 2017

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The Skyland â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;2â&#x20AC;&#x2122; team surprised everyone, including possibly themselves, with their victory on the day. Here we see the guys Nelson Subben, Desmond Moodley, Terence Pillay and Jason Govindsamy with their trophy along with Kevin Govender of GPS, main sponsor this year

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Masterstrokeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Triumphant after his hole-in-one, Ian MacIntosh explained how it happened â&#x20AC;¦ and then he had to buy drinks for about 160 people, eina!

KZN CORRESPONDENT ONCE again the gods were very kind to the PISA KZN golfers and guests and the day of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contest, Friday 22 June, was very pleasant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and it needed to be: about 160 players were entered for the event. The players teed off at Royal Durban course under the watchful eyes of two tee box managers, the highly reputable Gan Naicker and Peter Rose. $QGWKHQIURPWKHVWDUWWRWKHYHU\HQGDOOLQWKH¿HOGEHKDYHG themselves, apparently, and there were no complaints at all. The main sponsor of the day, GPS Plastics, provided the very colourful shirts and also entered a team. It was GPSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth sponsorship of the event and on this occasion was held in remembrance of Kevin Govenderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s late father. The shirts proved very popular and the organisers have since had several requests for more. First prize this year was the Skyland â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;2â&#x20AC;&#x2122; fourball, including Jason, Desmond, Terrence and Nelson, who came in with the impressive score of 102 points. Prizes were presented to each and every player as well as to hole-in-one scorers and nearest-the-pin shots. The halfway house was sponsored by Associated Additives, and Associated MD Kevin Carlisle played in the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourball. It would be amiss if mention was not made of Bobby â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Guptaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Pillay of BNR Agencies, who organised the entry of 12 teams, which is no mean feat.

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Macâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hole-in-one Probably the most impressive event of the day was the hole-in-one by Ian Macintosh, the ex-Sharks and Springbok coach who has been a regular guest at the PISA event over the past few years. When Ian got to the green at the sixth, KHFRXOGQRWÂżQGKLV ball. After looking all over it was eventually found in the hole. What with 160 players and 12 committee members, this was a lot of people to buy a drink for. A call was made to Ianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s broker and eventually his insurance covered the account.

Ian tends to call just about everyone master, so well done MASTER! The evening started off with PISA KZN chairman Bruce Naidoo welcoming all, particularly the special guests who â&#x20AC;&#x201C; unknowingly â&#x20AC;&#x201C; were to be upgraded that evening. Bruce conducted this with the help of KZN vice-chair Rani Appalsamy. First was the upgrading of Alain Berichon to Honorary Life Fellow. Alain was chairman of KZN as well as national chairman. Next up was Kevin Govender, also upgraded to Honorary Life Fellow. In his silent way,

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Kevin just gets things done. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a glory boy and does not like the limelight. The biggest surprise of the evening was when Garth Taylor was honoured with the Honorary Life Fellow award. Garth has been a member for 11 years, been KZN as well as national chairman and has got things done. When he organised the .=1JROIGD\IRUWKHÂżUVWWLPHDPHUH players entered â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and by this year that had grown to the record 160 players. This was also a record turnout for Royal Durban. All in all, this was the most successful golf event that any PISA region has organised. It is with regret that we will lose Garthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s organising skills as he has decided to take a back seat and advised the branch that he will not be organising the golf day in future, although he said he may help if needed ... Garth suffered a heart attack in April, giving him the fright of his life. He promised his wife he would slow down. Slow down China. We need you around!

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21 years of clean-ups CLEAN-UP and Recycle SA Week will take place this year from 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;17 September, with various clean-ups being planned for neighbourhoods, water sources and beaches around the country. One of the highlights of this annual environmental awareness event will be the 21st International Coastal Clean-Up Day (ICC) on Saturday, 16 September. Plastics|SA coordinates the beach clean-ups in the three Cape provinces, as well as various river clean-ups inland. KZN Marine Waste Network members coordinate beach clean-ups at all the major beaches in KwaZulu-Natal. This year Plastics|SA is also partnering with the Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Do It! Africa campaign and the WESSA Tourism Blue Flag Project â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a National Department of Tourism funded coastal conservation and youth development project â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to support or implement a number of registered ICC events stretching from the west to the east coasts of South Africa. This collaborative effort will mark one year to the big World Clean-up Day on 15 September 2018.

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SAVA hosts successful Industry awards recognise contributions to PVC sector development THE Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) hosted a successful Vinyls SA Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton in June. *OREDOVSHDNHUVZKRSUHVHQWHG SDSHUVDQGDQVZHUHGTXHVWLRQVUDLVHG E\GHOHJDWHVLQFOXGHG3HWHU:LOOLV RZQHURIµ&RQYHUVDWLRQVWKDW&RXQW¶ ZKRGHOLYHUHGWKHNH\QRWHDGGUHVV,DQ Lilja of the Vinyl Council of Australia 9&$ ZKRGHOLYHUHGDQXSGDWH

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SAPPMA: supply of gaseous fuels through plastic piping systems First policy document on the subject in SA

George Diliyannis, technical service and development engineer at Safripol heads up the SAPPMA task team 48 AUG / SEPT 2017

The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association (SAPPMA) has released the local LQGXVWU\¶V¿UVWSROLF\VWDWHPHQWIRUWKHVXSSO\RI gaseous fuels using polyethylene (PE) pipes, to HQVXUHWKDWWKHLUDSSOLFDWLRQDQGXVHFRQIRUPVWR SANS/ISO 4437:2014. 7KLVIROORZVWKHDSSRLQWPHQWRID6$330$ WDVNWHDPKHDGHGXSE\*HRUJH'LOL\DQQLV ˪WHFKQLFDOVHUYLFHDQGGHYHORSPHQWHQJLQHHUDW Safripol) at the end of last year, who was tasked ZLWKLQYHVWLJDWLQJWKHUHTXLUHPHQWVRIWKHFXUUHQW VSHFL¿FDWLRQDQGFRPSLOLQJDJXLGDQFHGRFXPHQW IRUWKHLQGXVWU\ERG\WKDWZRXOGHQVXUHKLJK VWDQGDUGVRISLSHPDQXIDFWXUHDQGLQVWDOODWLRQ ZKHQLWFRPHVWRJDVLQVWDOODWLRQV According to SAPPMA CEO, Jan Venter, the DLPRIWKLVSROLF\LVWRHQVXUHWKDW6$330$ PHPEHUVIXO¿OWKHVDIHW\UHTXLUHPHQWVRIWKHLU SLSHOLQHFXVWRPHUVLQWKHQDWXUDOJDVPDUNHWE\

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compliant with its key undertakings. Recipients included Adcock Ingram Critical Care, Alpha Plast, Belgotex Floors, Chemsystems, Chembridge Additives, Cibapac, Continental Compounders, DPI Plastics, Floorworx SA, Isegen SA, Marley Pipe Systems,

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Mpact Limited, NCP Chlorchem, 3ODVWLFKHP3RO\Ã&#x20AC;RU6$6DVRO Polymers and SunAce South Africa. A special â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Innovation in Recyclingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; trophy was awarded to Adcock Ingram &ULWLFDO&DUHDQG3RO\Ã&#x20AC;RU6$IRUWKHLU individual contributions to improving the A special â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Innovation in Recyclingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; WURSK\ZDVDZDUGHGWR3RO\Ã&#x20AC;RU6$ and Adcock Ingram Critical Care for their contributions to improving the recycling of PVC. Tandy Coleman RI3RO\Ã&#x20AC;RU6$UHFHLYHGWKHDZDUG from Delanie

recycling of PVC. The sponsors of VinylSA 2017 included Alpha Plast, Continental Compounders, DPI Plastics, Elco Plastics, Isegen and Sun Ace SA. www.savinyls.co.za 6XQ$FHJURXSZDVRQHRIWKHPDLQVSRQVRUV of the event and here we see the team, with ,DQ/LOMDRI6XQ$FH$XVWUDOLD VHFRQGIURP right), Terence Hobson, Alistair Calder and Terry Coetzer

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Materials Hexamoll DINCH plasticiser from BASF is ideal for many articles made from soft PVC, including food packaging

Flexible, durable plasticiser now available Africa-wide

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/RZYLVFRVLW\ORZGHQVLW\H[FHOOHQWFROGĂ&#x20AC;H[LELOLW\ORZYRODWLOLW\JRRG PLJUDWLRQDQGH[WUDFWLRQUHVLVWDQFH PLASTICHEM, a Brenntag Group company, is the newly-appointed distributor for BASF plasticisers in Africa. Plasticisers are used to soften and transform rigid PVC from hard and brittle WRVRIWDQGĂ&#x20AC;H[LEOH%XWRQHVL]HGRHVQRW ÂżWDOOÂąUHTXLUHPHQWVDUHDVGLYHUVHDV potential applications. Some products are designed to ZLWKVWDQGH[WUHPHWHPSHUDWXUHVRUWR UHVLVWSK\VLFDODQGHQYLURQPHQWDOVWUHVV ZKLOHRWKHUVPHHWUHTXLUHPHQWVIRUFORVH KXPDQFRQWDFW%$6)EHOLHYHVLWRIIHUV the right (and safe for intended use) SODVWLFLVHUVWRPHHWWKHVHYDU\LQJQHHGV %$6)ÂśVKLJKTXDOLW\+H[DPROOÂŽ DINCHÂŽ plasticiser, for instance, can be used in applications with close human contact EHFDXVHRILWVH[FHOOHQWWR[LFRORJLFDO SURÂżOHVFRQÂżUPHGE\H[WHQVLYHWHVWV ZKLFKKDYHSURYHQLWWREHVDIH Plastichemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regional manager for Africa, Dean Delaporte, points out that +H[DPROO',1&+KDVDZHOOEDODQFHGVHW RISURSHUWLHVWKDWLQFOXGHVORZYLVFRVLW\ ORZGHQVLW\H[FHOOHQWFROGĂ&#x20AC;H[LELOLW\ORZ YRODWLOLW\JRRGPLJUDWLRQDQGH[WUDFWLRQ resistance. +HJRHVRQWRH[SODLQWKDWWKLV

plasticiser can be processed on FRQYHUWHUVÂśH[LVWLQJPDFKLQHU\ÂąZLWK minor formulation and process parameter DGMXVWPHQWVÂąIRU39&H[WUXVLRQLQMHFWLRQ and rotation moulding, calendering, and spread coatings. Âł,WVH[FHOOHQWSURGXFWSHUIRUPDQFH PDNHV+H[DPROO',1&+LGHDOIRUPDQ\ articles made from soft PVC, including food packaging,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dean adds. Food contact applications include cling ÂżOPWXELQJOLGGLQJDQGFORVXUHV $SSURYDOVDQGFHUWLÂżFDWLRQV +H[DPROO',1&+LVDSSURYHGIRUD YDULHW\RIDSSOLFDWLRQVE\FRPSHWHQW authorities. For food contact applications, LWÂśVDSSURYHGE\WKH-DSDQ+\JLHQLF39& Association and the European Food Safety Authority (EU Regulation No 10/2011); and is listed in Chinese GB Standard 9685-2008. For drinking water applications itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assessed by National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Standard 61.

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Innovative twin shower system

wins supreme design award 2016 New Zealand Plastics Industry Design Awards METHVEN Limited was awarded the Supreme Award in the most recent New Zealand Plastics Industry Design Awards for their Aurajet AIO Twin Shower System. Methven have reinvented showering with new and innovative concepts to form and control water droplets and spray. These SURYLGHDKLJKO\HI¿FLHQWOX[XULRXVVKRZHULQJH[SHULHQFHIURPD uniquely styled halo shaped showerhead. The judging comments highlighted that this New Zealand development is based on comprehensive market research and features considerable design originality. A range of SODVWLFVPDWHULDOVKDYHEHHQHPSOR\HGWRPHHWVSHFL¿FSDUW UHTXLUHPHQWV7RROLQJDQGSURGXFWLRQDUHFRPSOH[DQGKDYH followed classic concept and prototype development processes. Commercial performance has been impressive. Ten Gold medals were presented in various Award categories.

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Food/Beverage Gold Winner Talbot Technologies Ltd

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SMOD This product scored very highly for FRQFHSWRULJLQDOLW\DQGGHVLJQ,WLV highly innovative and designed for practical use. The material selections and manufacturing elements are sound and well considered. It is a New Zealand conceived and developed product which is showing great commercial promise. www.talbottechnologies.co.nz


Design Industrial Gold Winner - Talbot Technologies Ltd

AuCom EMX 4i High Voltage Motor Controller The design and presentation were considered well above average for an industrial application, while also including thorough consideration of VLJQL¿FDQWPHFKDQLFDODQGWKHUPDO loads. Material selections have been EDVHGXSRQFRPSUHKHQVLYHWHVWLQJ DQGUHVHDUFK7KHFRPSRQHQWV UHSUHVHQWPRXOGDQGSURFHVVLQJ UHTXLUHPHQWVZKLFKZHUHYHU\ challenging but well executed. Original 1HZ=HDODQGFRQWHQWLVVLJQL¿FDQW while there has also been careful DWWHQWLRQSDLGWRHQGRIOLIHUHF\FOLQJ and use of regrind in production.

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Extrusion Gold Winner - EPL

Foam Quad Co - Extrusion Although this appears to be a relaWLYHO\VLPSOHSUR¿OHH[WUXVLRQLWLVLQ IDFWDVRSKLVWLFDWHGPXOWLPDWHULDO product intended to provide a superior long life solution to seals used on VOLGLQJDOXPLQLXPMRLQHU\ZLQGRZVDQG doors. Materials have been selected ZLWKFDUHWRPHHWDUDQJHRIHQGXVH QHHGVZKLOHHQVXULQJWKHLUFRPSDWLELO LW\IRUFRH[WUXVLRQ7KLVIRXUFRP ponent co-extrusion is produced in RQHSDVVWKURXJKDFRPSOH[GLH7KH SURGXFWLVFRPSOHWHO\1HZ=HDODQG conceived, developed, and produced. www.eplgroup.com

Supreme design award Building Gold Winner - EPL

V3 Edge Seal The concept of a single product versatile enough to solve a FRPELQDWLRQRIPHFKDQLFDODQG VWUXFWXUDOEXLOGLQJUHTXLUHPHQWV PDNHVVHQVH3URGXFWLRQRIWKLV FRPSOH[FRH[WUXVLRQLVFRPELQHG ZLWKGRZQVWUHDPLQOLQHDFWLYLWLHV to produce the product in a single SDVV7KHSURGXFWLVFRPSOHWHO\ originated in New Zealand and FRPPHUFLDOO\SURYHQ www.eplgroup.com


Design Consumer Products Gold Winner - Millennium Plastics Ltd

Inverse Conditioning System This is an innovative product with a stylish yet practical design. The product and its decoration are designed for long life with good potential for recycling at end of life, so careful consideration has been given to materials selection for the various components in the system. Tooling and production processes are complex and have required some original solutions. The concept, development work, tooling and production are 100% local. www.millenniumplastics.co.nz

Environmental & Energy Achievement Gold Winner Millennium Plastics Ltd

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MPL Environment & Energy Achievement This entry was considered to be a classic example of a coordinated, company-wide commitment to energy HI¿FLHQF\DQGHQYLURQPHQWDOFRQVLGHUDWLRQV7KH programme has run over a long period and commenced ZLWKDFRPSUHKHQVLYHDXGLWZKLFKÀRZHGWKURXJK to identifying objectives and action plans. Wide staff involvement has resulted from training programmes DQGWKHDGRSWLRQRILGHQWL¿HGHQHUJ\VDYLQJWDUJHWVDQG SUDFWLFHV2XWFRPHVKDYHEHHQTXDQWL¿HGLQWHUPVRI both savings and CO2 emission reductions. (QHUJ\HI¿FLHQF\LVDOVRDNH\ consideration for all plant and equipment purchases. Environmental considerations and an ongoing reduction in environmental impacts are an established part of the company’s product and process development activities.

Export Gold Winner Gallagher Group Ltd

S20 Solar Fence Energiser This product represents further evolution in development from earlier versions and has resulted in a practical concept based upon a versatile and functional design. It is 100% conceived, designed, developed, and manufactured in New Zealand. Export sales performance over a relatively short period is extremely impressive and it is a product that will enhance the environment by eliminating the use of disposable batteries. www.gallagher.com

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Equipment Whatta beast! â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The new =HUPDVKUHGGHUDW7XIĂ&#x20AC;H[ in Germiston is a seriously impressive piece of equipment. 7XIĂ&#x20AC;H[ÂśV3HWHU:DOGEXUJHU clearly very happy with the new PDFKLQHVWDQGVEHVLGHWKHQHZ Zerma ZXS-2000 shredder

Zerma machines installed in Gauteng, KZN

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Shredders, granulators commissioned at 3 sites ZERMA Africa has had several busy months recently with the commissioning of machines in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. At Nampak Liquid Packaging in Westmead, KZN, the granulation of large 5-litre motor-oil containers required a PDFKLQHZLWKVSHFLÂżFFKDUDFWHULVWLFVWR ensure the containers are readily accepted and recycled without bridging. The new Zerma compact GST-400/600 soundproofed granulator is designed with blowmoulders in mind. With its extremely tangential cutterhouse design and overall robust construction, it handles both the containers DQGKHDY\Ă&#x20AC;DVKZLWKHDVH 7XIĂ&#x20AC;H[3ODVWLF3URGXFWVFRPPLVVLRQHG a Zerma ZXS-2000 heavy-duty singleshaft shredder. To reduce a wide variety of challenging material at high capacity, from large lumps and lengths of thick pipe, WRÂżOPDQGZRYHQ33PDWHULDODQGDOPRVW HYHU\WKLQJLQEHWZHHQ7XIĂ&#x20AC;H[UHTXLUHGD versatile heavy-duty shredder â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Zerma ZXS series single-shaft shredder met the brief.

Meanwhile, three Zerma GSE-500/500 granulators were recently installed in Gauteng at a world-class manufacturer of containers for the chemical and edible oil market. The choice of granulator for 25 litre jerry cans can often be a compromise between recycling the lightweight, voluminous containers and the thick, cold tops and tails; not so with Zermaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s GSE =HUPD$IULFDÂśV-HII&DZFXWWLQIURQWRI series cutterhouse design and rotor one of the GST-400/600 soundproofed FRQÂżJXUDWLRQ JUDQXODWRUVFRPPLVVLRQHGDW â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quick and easy access to the 1DPSDN/LTXLG3DFNDJLQJ machine makes for rapid material FKDQJHVDQGWKHEODGHÂżWWLQJMLJPHDQV less machine downtime with the setting done externallyâ&#x20AC;?, says Zerma Africaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jeff Cawcutt. â&#x20AC;˘ VISIT US AT PROPAK CAPE, CTICC Cape Town, 24-26 OCTOBER, STAND A51 =HUPD$IULFDÂśV-HII&DZFXWWVWDQGLQJLQIURQW RID*6(JUDQXODWRURQHRIWKUHH UHFHQWO\LQVWDOOHGLQ*DXWHQJDWDZRUOGFODVV manufacturer of containers for the chemical and edible oil market

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Equipment

Extremely low warpage, KLJKĂ DPH retardance

Two cell monitoring units and one battery management unit are fabricated from Pocan AF4130. The PBT+ASA displays extremely low warpage and very high Ă&#x20AC;DPHUHWDUGDQFHIRUXVHDVDKRXVLQJPDWHULDO

Ideal for application in precision components for vehicle battery systems

60 AUG / SEPT 2017

LANXESS has developed a new compound called Pocan AF4130 in collaboration with HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co, based in Lippstadt, Germany. It serves as a housing material for a battery management unit (BMU) and two cell monitoring units (CMU). The blend of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) and acrylic ester-styrene-acrylonitrile (ASA) contains 30% by weight JODVVÂżEUHVDQGDKDORJHQEDVHGĂ&#x20AC;DPHUHWDUGDQFHSDFNDJH The particular advantages of the material are its extremely ORZZDUSDJHDQGVKULQNDJHFRPELQHGZLWKLWVKLJKĂ&#x20AC;DPH retardance â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ideal for application in precision components for vehicle battery systems. HELLA fabricates the BMU and CMUs for a German manufacturer of battery systems for PRWRUYHKLFOHV7KHYHU\Ă&#x20AC;DWGHYLFHVFXUUHQWO\DUHXVHGLQWKH

lithium-ion battery system of a German compact car. 7KHKRXVLQJVRIWKH%08DQG&08VKDYHODUJHĂ&#x20AC;DW surfaces as well as complex geometries along the edges and on the inside. Thanks to their innovative design, they can be injection moulded cost-effectively as single components. The contact pins for the connectors must not bend when the housings are mounted on the printed circuit boards. The tolerances for the spacing between the connector mounts and the cut-outs for the pins are therefore extremely close. The material is destined for the injection moulding of Ă&#x20AC;DPHUHWDUGDQWKRXVLQJFRPSRQHQWV6XUIDFHVPDGHRIWKLV thermoplastic are very low-emission, as demonstrated by thermal desorption analyses conducted by Lanxess. www.lanxess.com

Shini granulators â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;cutting itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for PMS customers SHINIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S newest agent in South Africa, PMS Plastics, can now offer customers the complete range of Shini granulators. Granulator orders have already been received from Freedom Stationers and Gem Manufacturing in Pretoria. Apart from granulators, PMS Plastics also supply

the complete range of Shini equipment, including heating, mixing, drying and converting equipment. PMS Plastics offer full backup service and carry a complete range of spares.

PMS Plasticsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Paul Ferreira and Godfrey Mudau with the new Shini granulator at K & P Precision Spicoly in Cape Town are very happy with their new Shini granulator from PMS Plastics. Pictured here are Paul Ferreira (PMS), David Venter (Spicoly) and Jo Klip (PMS agent)

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Equipment

Thermoplastic pipe welding a cinch Next-gen CNC butt-welding machine available in SA THE CNC ECO 2.0 from HĂźrner, leading German welding technology company, represents next-generation plastic butt-welding technology of the highest quality and durability, developed in compliance with the highest global industry standards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine is available in South Africa from Plastic-Tech Piping Systems in 12 basic machine chassis models, which can join pipes as large as O.D. 1600 mm in diameter,â&#x20AC;? comments Brad Chamont, Plasti-Tech managing member. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The unit is easily transportable and comes with a fully encased CNC hydraulic and control box of ingress protection (IP) of 54 and can handle pressures of up to 220 bar.â&#x20AC;? The CNC ECO 2.0â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heating element is covered with an anti-stick coating and, along with the facing tool, is attached to the chassis of the unit on the hydraulic and control box. This FRQÂżJXUDWLRQQHJDWHVWKHQHHGIRUDQ\ additional power distribution on the unit. Throughout the welding process, the heating element temperature and pressure control are implemented in line with applicable standards, including DVS, UNI, WIS, NEN, etc. All parameters for a good quality, reproducible joint are carefully monitored throughout the welding process and the related data are saved to the unitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s internal memory, which boasts the capacity for up to 10 000 reports. Additional features on the unit include a movement pushbutton, a tag printer and label tags, and front panel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The pushbutton on the basic machine chassis of the HĂźrner CNC ECO 2.0 allows for movement 62 AUG / SEPT 2017

of the unit while the welder stands alongside,â&#x20AC;? explains Chamont. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This renders the machine a far more convenient setup than its competition, because it eliminates the usual backand-forth between the hydraulic and control box and the chassis,â&#x20AC;? he says. The standard version of the HĂźrner CNC ECO 2.0 comes with matching next-generation high resolution temperature-range-extended character display. The modern GT keyboard allows for easy input of component parameters and traceability data. Furthermore, each welded joint is easily labeled with the dedicated tag printer that comes as an optional extra. The printer prints a scratch-proof sticker that can be used DVDODEHORQÂżWWLQJVRUMRLQWV Driven by data The HĂźrner CNC ECO 2.0 also represents innovation in the line of XVHULGHQWLÂżFDWLRQDQGDFFHVVFRQWURO in butt-welding technology. On this unit, user IDs and access control are not reliant on barcodes or scanners as is the case with traditional technology. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Data is made available to the hydraulic and control box by the error-proof and user-friendly RFID (radio IUHTXHQF\LGHQWLÂżFDWLRQ 

technology, which makes it so unique.â&#x20AC;? Regular input devices like the scanning pen and handheld scanner remain available as optional extras on HĂźrnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next-generation units, which also carry a USB port for downloading welding data in short abstract form or in an extended PDF format or for archive in the HĂźrner DataWork format. HĂźrnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CNC ECO + 2.0 model features the HDC, or HĂźrner Distance Control, which is a sensing system for DFFXUDWHYHULÂżFDWLRQRISURSHUZHOGLQJ and welding process preparation. Training & safety While operation of the CNC ECO 2.0 GRHVUHTXLUHDQ\VSHFLDOTXDOLÂżFDWLRQV training on the use of these is necessary and is conducted at PlastiTechâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Edenvale premises. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Working at such high welding pressures with large pipes, design consideration for the operatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s safety is paramount,â&#x20AC;? comments Chamont. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The units boast excellent operator safety features, including the radio frequency ID system that restricts unauthorized access, as well as the hydraulic system bypass valve that must be opened to relieve the pressure before the machine and weld can be inspected.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is our recommendation that when the welder is operating the unitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s control box, there must be no interference by a second person in the welding zone, due to safety risks associated with high pressure and temperatures,â&#x20AC;? cautions Chamont. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We always ask our clients to ensure that only one person operates the unit during the welding process,â&#x20AC;? he says. All HĂźrner welding machine repairs and maintenance are conducted at PlastiTech Piping Systemsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; workshop by a trained technician. www.plastitech.co.za


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HERE FOR 50 YEARS, PRIMED FOR 50 MORE You’re making a huge investment in plastics converting machinery, so choose a company that has evolved through 50 years in a continuously changing environment and that represents some of the world’s top brands – Chen Hsong, Liansu, Avian, Piovan and TMC among them. Providing you with a total solution, Maritime Marketing remains one of SA’s top supplier of machines for:

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MARITIME MARKETING: REVAMPED AND RELOADED Maritime Marketing, the well-known plastics converting machinery supply company has been providing plastics machinery solutions in South Africa and beyond for more than 50 years. With new premises, a new management team and refreshed branding, the company is primed for decades to come. Having traditionally aligned itself with premium brands from the UK, Europe, China, Taiwan and Australia, Maritime offers a complete solution for customers, ranging from injection moulding, extrusion, blow moulding and flexibles to recycling and ancillaries, coupled with world class support, service and spares, Maritime is well positioned to provide you with the ideal solution for your plastic converting requirements. “The Maritime brand continues to associate itself with like-minded brands who echo the company’s values and ethics,” says Marc Gerasimo, Sales Director at Maritime, “and it’s upon this basis that Maritime will continue to provide the very best solutions in SA.”

Pedigree and longevity, I think, best describe Maritime, and we are looking ahead to leverage Maritime’s long-standing presence in the plastics industry to position it as the premium choice for plastics solutions.” Maritime is proud to showcase its brands, some of whom have been with the company for over 30 years and some new ones who have recently joined and are conscious about partnering with a company that has a proven track record in Southern Africa. Some of these include: Injection Moulding: Chen Hsong (China), TMC (Taiwan), Fomtech (China) Extrusion: Liansu, BG Plast Recycling: Avian, Telford Smith Ancillaries: Piovan, Apex The newly formed management team tempers youth with experience. Volker Hoffmeister who is one of the early shareholders, focuses on providing valued experience and guidance to management and staff alike. History is very important to this company and it is in paying homage VQ VJKU JKUVQT[ VJCV YKNN FGƒPG KVU HWVWTG HQT OCP[ [GCTU to come.

Recently appointed Managing Director, Greg Gerasimo, comments, “Very few organisations can claim to have weathered 50 years in a space that’s continually evolving and innovating, which is testimony to a great company.

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Equipment More than a conference – The talks and presentations at Engel’s automotive conference were accompanied by an automobile and partner exhibition in the Design Centre in Linz, Austria

Electromobility, autonomous driving, connectivity & car-sharing Over 500 participants attend Engel automotive conference to share challenges, new technologies THE list of attendees at the Engel trend.scaut 2017 read like a who’s who of the international automobile industry. More than 500 development and production managers, managing directors and market analysts attended the two-day conference at the end of June in Linz and St. Valentin, Austria, where they discussed trends and challenges, presented new technologies and shared their visions for the future. Trend.scaut is one of the leading network meetings for decision-makers in the auto industry. Electromobility, autonomous driving, connectivity and car-sharing are among the major trends that are set to fundamentally change demands on vehicles and consequently on how they are manufactured in the coming decade. It was unanimous that it will only be possible to meet the new challenges successfully if companies at every stage of the value chain start to work together even more closely. “Today we think in composite materials and electronic functionalisation of components, in highly integrated manufacturing processes and closed material cycles. For very different technologies to work together in the best possible way, from the raw materials through processing and to later recycling, it is important that we increasingly combine our know-how beyond company boundaries,” stressed Michael Fischer, head of business development technologies at Engel Austria. New technologies ready for series production At Engel’s large-scale machine manufacturing plant in St. Valentin the conference took a very practical focus. Interior components, instrument panel carriers and composite components were SURGXFHGLQ¿YHKLJKO\LQWHJUDWHGDQGDXWRPDWHGSURGXFWLRQFHOOV DecoJect, in-situ polymerisation, highly automated HP-RTM or 66 AUG / SEPT 2017

injection-compression moulding – all the applications showed how the highest standards of component quality and stability can be FRPELQHGZLWKJUHDWHI¿FLHQF\IRUDXWRPRWLYHVHULHVSURGXFWLRQ In lightweight construction in particular, cost pressure is one of the biggest drivers behind the development of new processes. The Engel Centre for Lightweight Composite Technologies on the company’s site in St. Valentin is working to reduce the time it takes to introduce innovative technologies on the market. $JRRGH[DPSOHLVLQVLWXSRO\PHULVDWLRQRIİFDSURODFWDP WRSURGXFHWKHUPRSODVWLF¿EUHUHLQIRUFHGFDUULHUVWUXFWXUHV with subsequent functionalisation by injection moulding. With the automated production cell presented during the event, Engel and its partners have created the basis for automotive series production. More capacity for auto During the conference, Engel took the opportunity to open its new SURGXFWLRQKDOORQWKH6W9DOHQWLQVLWHWRYLVLWRUVIRUWKH¿UVWWLPH An additional 4100m2 of production space have been created in the south of the premises. Later this year construction will also EHJLQRQDQHZRI¿FHEXLOGLQJDQGDQHYHQELJJHUFXVWRPHU technology centre. In the course of this work, more space will also be created for the Center for Lightweight Composite Technologies. Since 2009, the injection moulding machine manufacturer ENGEL has regularly invited the automotive and its supplier industry to trend.scaut, and for the past three years the conference has alternated between different continents. The next dates are 2018 in Shanghai, China, and 2019 in Detroit, USA, before it will return in 2020 to be hosted in Austria. • Engel is represented in South Africa by GreenTech Machinery www.greentechmachinery.co.za

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11 years of Mars 180 000 Mars Series machines produced and delivered to over 130 countries HAITIAN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the largest injection moulding machine manufacturer worldwide in respect of sales volume, celebrates its 11th year of production of the popular Mars Series. To date more than 180 000 Mars Series machines have been produced and delivered to over 130 countries. The brand name Haitian, registered LQPHDQLQJÂľ+DLÂś ZDWHU ÂľĂ&#x20AC;RZLQJ thoughtsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;tianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (heaven) â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;spiritual freedomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, suggests mobility, an innovative spirit and entrepreneurial YLVLRQÂąUHĂ&#x20AC;HFWLQJWKHFRPSDQ\ÂśV guiding principle to this day. In 1989, when Chinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s government removed trade barriers, Haitian founder =KDQJZDVRQHRIWKHÂżUVWSULYDWH entrepreneurs in China to use the opportunity to export. Since then Haitian has built three of the largest injection moulding machines: a machine with a clamping force of 25,000 kN in 1997, 40,000 kN in 2004, and 66,000 kN in 2014. In 2006 the company was restructured and Haitian International Holdings Ltd was founded and listed 68 AUG / SEPT 2017

on the Stock Exchange. The year 2006 also saw the development of Haitianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s servo-hydraulic and energy-saving Mars drive technology. Launched in 2007, the innovative Mars Series was to become an important driving force behind Haitianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success, setting new standards in repeat accuracy, precision and energy savings with its servohydraulic drive system. What makes the Mars technology so unique is the direct link between the servomotor and the gear pump. This ensures precisely regulated speeds and extremely fast reaction times throughout the cycle. An inverter matched to the GULYHJXDUDQWHHVRSWLPDOHIÂżFLHQF\ and repeat precision, while the high HIÂżFLHQF\JHDUSXPSHQVXUHVVWDEOH machine operation and low energy consumption. The patented drive system is an entirely newly developed, independent system, which is standard on all Mars and Jupiter machines. Haitianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience in manufacturing injection moulding machines has given it a decisive advantage in technological expertise.

Regular collaboration between the German and Chinese specialist teams is fertile ground for the design and SHUIRUPDQFHGHYHORSPHQWRIGLYHUVLÂżHG machine concepts. This is evidenced by the high and constantly increasing demand for the various models â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from the best-selling Mars II Series (launched in 2012) to the space-saving Jupiter II Series with its two-platen technology; from the all-electric Venus II Series to the electrical Zeres Series with its integrated hydraulics. In the future, Haitian International will continue to systematically improve its machines, processes and services, preparing technologies, providing customers with practical solutions that meet actual needs; solutions WKDWDUHVSHFLÂżFWRWKHLQGXVWU\DQG with performance capabilities that are SHUIHFWO\EDODQFHGEHWZHHQĂ&#x20AC;H[LELOLW\ and productivity. â&#x20AC;˘ Cabletech is representive for Haitian in South Africa. Visit Cabletech at Propak Cape 2017, Hall 1, Stand G54 www.cabletech.co.za


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Ultrasonic welding in medical technology Tight tolerances, traceability and hygiene with an accuracy of 0.01 mm. It is also possible to set limit values on the machine which trigger an alarm or stop the machine in order to ensure reproducibility and thus quality. 7KHGHÂżQHGZHOGLQJSDUDPHWHUGDWDUHFRUGVDQGZHOGLQJ results can be exported from the machineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s internal storage to an external data storage medium to enable compliance with the medical technology sectorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s audit and documentation requirements. In addition, a non-erasable audit trail records all events, for example maintenance operations and changes to parameters, for quality improvement and traceability purposes. Different hierarchical levels of authorisation can be set, so ensuring that only authorised persons can change parameters or acknowledge events. The Electrical Motion has ,62&ODVVFHUWLÂżFDWLRQIRUFOHDQURRPPDQXIDFWXUH

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THE Electrical Motion ultrasonic welding machine (working frequency 20 kHz) from Rinco Ultrasonics, the Swiss ultrasonic welding specialist, meets the demanding requirements for tight tolerances, traceability and hygiene which are typical of medical technology. Its electrical drive and control, by means of an ultrasonic generator with built-in industrial PC, ensure particularly accurate sonotrode control, while welding force and rate are also accurately adjustable. This results in consistency and reproducibility of the welding, punching, cutting and sealing RSHUDWLRQVFDUULHGRXWRQWKHUPRSODVWLFPRXOGLQJVDQGÂżOPV nonwovens and synthetic textiles. Thanks to its electrical drive, the Electrical Motionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s welding force, rate and speed are very much more accurately controllable than on a conventional, pneumatically driven machine. Distance mode, for instance, permits positioning


Equipment GRAMIXO, together with GRAVIX and the other loss-in-weight dosing systems, adds a new milestone to the Moretto’s DOSING 4.0 project: machines designed not only to dose but able to interchange data with the ability to be networked, manage machine parameter remotely, run statistics on production, consumption and costs

Moretto launches DBK GRAMIXO dosing system Designed for loss-in-weight extruder feeding control MORETTO has launched GRAMIXO, WKHQHZHVWGRVLQJV\VWHPVSHFL¿FDOO\ designed for loss-in-weight extruder feeding control. GRAMIXO, together with GRAVIX and the other loss-inweight dosing systems, adds a new milestone to the Moretto’s DOSING 4.0 project:machines designed not only to dose but able to interchange data with the ability to be networked, manage machine parameter remotely, run statistics on production, consumption and costs. Thanks to the free weighing hopper, the system is able to dose up to six components creating an accurate blend. The VIS (Vibration Immunity System) allows the installation of GRAMIXO directly on the processing machine ensuring an extremely accurate weighing up to 0.01% . DBK GRAMIXO is eq uipped with a loss-in-weight extruder feeding control, which further ensures a consistent weight per meter ratio. Dosing precision is guaranteed with the inclusion of a double weighing cell which further controls the material loss in the mixer, and allows the extruder to work in

accordance with operation parameters. The ‘totalizer’ function allows the collection of information about consumption, production and material in stock. The new GRAMIXO is eq uipped with a double eyelid shutter device with a reaction time of only 25 milliseconds and 0.01% dosing accuracy. Moretto’s patented Rotopulse allows the operator to control and dose minimal batches up to 0,08g. The machine has three opening sides, featuring three transparent panels that provide uniq ue visibility to the dosing process and simplify cleaning and inspection activities. The internal parts of the machine are illuminated with multicolor LED lighting with four different colours to signal the machine operating status. Easy production changes are guaranteed ‘on the go’ thanks to the u qick hopper emptying system. The removable mixing chamber is inclined, providing a perfect mixing, without stagnation, and total emptying. It enables u qick and easy cleaning. The machine features a stainless steel

construction that makes it robust and suitable for medical, optical and food industry sectors. GRAMIXO includes multiple connectivity options:USB, Ethernet, RS485, MOWIS ready (Moretto supervising system). It is eq uipped, as standard, with an advanced colour touch-view control and easy programming interface. DBK GRAMIXO is available in different versions for different sectors applications: • 0HGLFDOVSHFL¿FIRUFOHDQURRPV • Flakes for the treatment of scales and/or regrind material • High temperature for the treatment of materials with temperatures up to 200°C • Powder for the treatment of powder and talc • Micro-dosing for the treatment of micromaster with whisper colour • Corrosion-proof for the treatment of corrosive materials • Moretto is represented by DemaPlasTech Machinery (Pty) Ltd in South Africa www.demaplastech.co.za

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G-Max 23 granulator from Wittmann

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Portable piece of equipment which allows for great versatility THE Wittmann Group has launched the third model of the G-Max series of conventional blade granulators:G-Max 23. This latest model completes the G-Max granulator series, which now consists of G-Max 12, G-Max 23 as the latest development, and G-Max 33. The G-Max 23 is the latest model in DVHULHVRIÃ&#x20AC;H[LEOHFXVWRPPDGHDQG belt-driven compact granulators. The *0D[LVVSHFL¿FDOO\GHVLJQHGIRUWKH FORVHGORRSUHF\FOLQJRIVSUXHVUXQQHUV from injection moulding machines with up to 240 tons of clamping force. It is a portable piece of eq uipment ZKLFKDOORZVIRUJUHDWYHUVDWLOLW\DQG FDQEHPRYHGHDVLO\IURPRQHPRXOGLQJ machine to another. This granulator RSHUDWHVZLWKORZHQHUJ\FRQVXPSWLRQ and is eq uipped with sound insulation IRUWKHFXWWLQJFKDPEHUJUHDWO\ reducing the overall noise level. It LVSRZHUHGE\DQ,( PRWRUIRUKLJKHQHUJ\ HI¿FLHQF\:LWK the G-Max 23, a granulating The G-Max 23 is the latest model in DVHULHVRIÃ&#x20AC;H[LEOH custom-made and belt-driven compact granulators

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Since the Ultra Blooms are moulded entirely out of algae-derived Bloom foam, they only come in one colour: algae green

Earth-friendly running shoes made of algae GALAHAD Clark spends a lot of time thinking about whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on his feet. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in his blood: For seven generations, his family has owned Clarks, the legacy footwear brand responsible for making loafers, slippers, and slides. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pushed the envelope of the family business in his own unorthodox ways, experimenting with 3-D printed shoes and designs made from upcycled materials. In 2004, Clark launched Vivobarefoot, a company that rose to cult status for its barely-there shoes made for running and hitting the trails, all with soles so thin, every nerve in your foot can feel the rugged earth beneath you. Now Clark is trying an innovative new material on for size. The Vivobarefoot Ultra Blooms, set to release in July, will be

WKHZRUOGÂśVÂżUVWVKRHPDGHIURPDOJDH biomass. New material aside, the soft, superlight running shoes use the same design as Vivobarefootâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regular Ultra line. 7KH\ÂśUHĂ&#x20AC;H[LEOHHQRXJKWRVFUXQFKXS into a ball, with a thin white sole thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s topped by a perforated upper. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re built for use on dry land and in rivers and oceans, where the Swiss-cheese holes Ă&#x20AC;XVKZDWHURXW Since the Ultra Blooms are moulded entirely out of algae-derived Bloom foam, they only come in one colour: algae green. San Diego company Bloom visits waterways with high algal bloom, scoops up some of the algae, then sucks out the moisture and combines it with polymers

to create a foam-like material. The squishy bio-foam performs almost exactly like EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate), the polymer material used to cushion most athletic shoes. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cheap too, with

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Dell increases use of recovered e-plastics DELL has more than doubled its annual usage of e-plastics collected through its supply chain since beginning the effort two years ago, according to the electronics manufacturerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2017 corporate responsibility report. The company has also nearly doubled the number of devices it manufactures using recovered e-plastics content compared with a year earlier. On the recovered e-plastics front, the company increased its usage by a larger

margin than it did the previous year. Dell began its electronics plastics recovery HIIRUWLQLQFRUSRUDWLQJHSODVWLFV recovered from its takeback program into new products. The development is noteworthy in the e-scrap space because plastics recovHUHGIURPHOHFWURQLFVDUHRIWHQGLIÂżFXOW WRPRYHSURÂżWDEO\LQWRGRZQVWUHDPPDU kets. Domestic capacity for such material is becoming increasingly important as reports continue to indicate China is limiting imports of lower quality plastic and other recyclables.

'XULQJÂżVFDO\HDUWKHFRPSDQ\ recycled 2.2 million pounds (1100 tons) of e-plastics into new products. The following year, it increased that to 3.4 million pounds WRQV 'XULQJÂżVFDO\HDU'HOO XSSHGHSODVWLFVXVDJHWRPLOOLRQSRXQGV (2700 tons). The company now manufactures 91 products that include recycled e-plastics, up from LQDQGLQ Dellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program tells only part of the recyFOHGFRQWHQWVWRU\7KHFRPSDQ\LQÂżVFDO\HDU H[FHHGHGLWVJRDORIXVLQJPLOOLRQ pounds of recycled-content plastics by 2020. That includes e-plastics, other types of postFRQVXPHUUHVLQDQGUHF\FOHGFDUERQÂżEUH ,QÂżVFDO\HDUDORQHWKHFRPSDQ\ XVHGPLOOLRQSRXQGV WRQV RI recycled plastics of all kinds in its products.

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wholesale prices on par with EVA. On WRSRIWKRVHEHQHÂżWV&ODUNVD\VWKH foam in each pair of Ultra Blooms will UHF\FOHJDOORQVRIÂżOWHUHGZDWHU back into natural habitats while saving

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Recycled plastics in fashion collection FASHION designer, Phillip Lim, has incorporated recycled plastics into his latest collection â&#x20AC;&#x201C; resulting in some cutting edge design. The look that Lim is pioneering is to combine practical fashion items made from recycled plastics with chic pieces

that will stand the test of time. Whether wrapping your recycled-plastic jacket around your waist (as is the current retro trend) or sporting a shiny and super-chic pair of pants made from plastic, you can dress easy knowing your wardrobe is gentle on the environment.

Polyplastics USA, a leading global supplier of engineering thermoplastics, KDVVLJQLÂżFDQWO\H[SDQGHGLWV86 headquarters in Michigan. The company KDVGRXEOHGLWVWHFKQLFDODQGRIÂżFH space, adding several new moulding and testing machines which will provide a one-stop shop to serve the technical support needs of its growing customer base. Polyplastics was established in Japan in 1964. Since opening its US subsidiary in 2012, it has enjoyed strong growth for its engineering materials. In the US market, Polyplastics supplies polyacetal copolymer (POM), SRO\SKHQ\OHQHVXOÂżGH 336 DQG polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) for automotive, electrical/electronics and consumer electronics applications. 7KHH[SDQVLRQRIWKHWHVWLQJODERUD tory includes installation of a new injection molding machine, a JSW 110AD 180H, so the company can provide testing, troubleshooting, and training for its customers. In addition, the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new Digital Imaging Correlation Machine from Correlated Solutions will permit the visualization of stress, strain, and deformation within DFWXDOSDUWVIURPWKHÂżHOG

Croda starts ÂŁ27 million investment project in Hull Croda International Plc, the speciality chemicals company, has started its major FDSLWDOH[SDQVLRQSURMHFWDWLWV+XOOPDQX facturing site in Yorkshire. The investment WKDWZLOOQHDUO\GRXEOHH[LVWLQJFDSDFLW\ This technology is used by global polymer manufacturers to address issues such as friction, scratch resistance and stability of plastic materials used in multiple industries including automotive and packaging. The project will combine cutting edge technology with optimised SURGXFWLRQDQGSURFHVVHIÂżFLHQFLHV ensuring that Croda can continue to supply the highest performing and most innovative products to customers across the world. www.croda.com AUG / SEPT 2017 77

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:MUW\M8IKQĂ&#x2026;KQ[TIVLPI[UW[\ XTI[\QKTQ\\MZWVMIZ\P NEARLY 38 million pieces (17 tons) of plastic debris have washed up on the beaches of one of the most remote places on earth, 5 000km from the nearest major population centre. Henderson ,VODQGDQXQLQKDELWHGLVODQGLQWKH6RXWK3DFLÂżF Ocean, has the highest density of anthropogenic debris recorded anywhere in the world, with plastic accounting for 99.8% of the pollution. The island, a Unesco World Heritage Site, is near the FHQWUHRIWKH6RXWK3DFLÂżF*\UHRFHDQFXUUHQW meaning the rubbish carried from South America RUGHSRVLWHGE\ÂżVKLQJERDWVDFFXPXODWHVWKHUH Researchers found that the beaches were littered by up to 671 items per square metre, the highest density ever recorded. The authors of the study, which was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, wrote: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The isolation of remote islands has, until recently, afforded protection from most human activities.

Songwon to meet key industry needs with its new pilot plant.

Songwon to meet key industry needs with its new pilot plant SONGWON Industrial Co., Ltd. (www.songwon.com) announced today that its new pilot plant in Panoli (Gujarat), India has come onstream, thereby strengthening the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overall specialty chemicals development capability. Built on Songwonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Indian site with all the necessary main unit operations, the new plant is equipped with the most up-to-date technologies and materials for producing a wide range of chemicals for a broad spectrum of applicationsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;from one kilo up to several hundred kilo samples. To reinforce the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s position in existing areas of business and enhance its ability to enter new areas, the new pilot plant will be supported by the Songwonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 78 AUG / SEPT 2017

strong local R&D team in Panoli, as well as its central Technology Innovation Center located in Maeam, Korea. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Technology and product innovation is at the core of Songwonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business strategy. With our highquality manufacturing expertise and strong R&D, we have already earned a solid reputation in the industry,â&#x20AC;? says Giacomo Sasselli, Leader Operations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This new facility will play an important role in ensuring that Songwon can continue developing new industrial technologies to meet evolving market needs and make it possible for us to reliably supply customers with innovative products for testing and approval.â&#x20AC;?

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BASF expanded compounding plant for engineering plastics On June 21, 2017 BASF put the expanded compounding plant at BASFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Schwarzheide site in Germany into operation. With the expansion of the plant, up to 70,000 tons more UltramidÂŽ (PA) and UltradurÂŽ (PBT) can be produced each year. This is a further step in the capacity expansions with which BASF is responding to the rising global demand for engineering plastics. With the expansion, Schwarzheide is the site with the biggest PA and PBT compounding capacity within BASF globally. The engineering plastics Ultramid and Ultradur are used to make high-performance components for the automotive, electrical and electronics industries, as well as for the construction and furniture sectors. www.basf.com


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Altair has bold vision for IoT leadership ALTAIR has acquired Carriots SL, an Internet of Things (IoT) technology company from Madrid, Spain, founded in 2011. The company is the developer of Carriots®, a complete IoT application enablement platform (AEP) to rapidly connect and manage devices, collect and analyse data, and build intelligent

applications together with enterprise business systems. “Combining Altair’s software suites with Carriots’ solutions for the IoT will provide our customers with the complete stack of technology they need to create, simulate and manage their new connected products over complete lifecycles”, says Miguel

Castillo founder of Carriots. “We are joining forces with a leader in product design and engineering, and as part of the Altair team we can now better help organisations capture the full value of IoT.” The Carriots platform offers customers the freedom to choose their own hardware or infrastructure provider, tailor and build custom applications, integrate with third party solutions and corporate IT systems or on-board devices directly to Carriots as a turn-key Platform-as-a-Service offering. Carriots offers free trial access for customers to fully develop proof of concept IoT applications, which can be scaled to millions of devices with a commercial agreement (https://www.carriots.com/ joinus). Key advantages of the Carriots platform are the speed of deployment and scalability for broad use cases ranging from smart cities, energy, and agriculture to consumer products and logistics. www.altair.com

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$6%WRGHPRQVWUDWHZRUOG¡VĂ&#x20AC;UVW â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;triple-row, one-stepâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ISBM machine at Drinktec â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;World economic summitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for beverage sector NISSEI ASB Machine Co, a world leading manufacture of machines for injection stretch blow moulding of PET and other plastics, will exhibit at the Drinktec in Munich from 11-15 September. Live moulding will be demonstrated on ASBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 215m²booth together with a display of some of the most interesting recent updates in ISBM technology. Held every every four years in Munich, Drinktec provides the role of w â&#x20AC;&#x2DC; orld economic summitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for the beverage and liq uid-food industry. As such, in its role as a world leader in onestep moulding technology. ASB-150DPX RYHUYLHZ

Nissei ASB takes great interest in not only monitoring but also in contributing to the industry trends on show at the exhibition. In 2013, the exhibition saw a 14% growth in attendance over the 2009 event with 66,880 visitors from 183 countries visiting to view exhibits from 1433 companies representing 76 countries. Nissei ASB will be debuting its ASB150DPX model with daily live moulding demonstration of a complete moulding system. The newly developed system H[SDQGVWKHFRPSDQ\ÂśVĂ&#x20AC;DJVKLS$6% based models to three variants, with its ASB-150DP single row moulding up to 16 cavities, for very large bottles and jars; ASB-50DPW double-row moulding of medium-sized bottles and jars up to 32 cavities;and  ASB-150DPX triplerow moulding of small bottles in 36 or 48 cavities All models are built on a common architecture so factory layout, key functions, spare parts, maintenance and operator training are

common to all. However, the newly added '3;PRGHOKDVVSHFLÂżFGHVLJQIHDWXUHV WRPD[LPL]HHIÂżFLHQF\LQVPDOOFRQWDLQHU moulding, including the fact that the injection clamping stroke is optimized for short-cycle small containers. Besides that, upgraded hydraulic components provide faster cycle of injection clamping while maintaining smooth machine movement. Servo hydraulic pumps offer up to 30% reduction in energy consumption and the blow air circuit is optimized for small container production, offering up to 50% reduced air consumption over standard systems. Although these features were introduced for the ASB-150DPX, the upgraded hydraulics, servo pumps and blow circuit developments are planned to be available in future updates of its sâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC; table mates,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ensuring that the entire model range maintains its lead over the competition. This introduction of triple-row one-step ISBM production is another in a long line of JOREDOÂżUVWVWKDW1LVVHL$6%KDVDFKLHYHG throughout nearly 40 years at the forefront of the PET container industry, with several areas of the machine design having patents pending or already approved. Looking at the demonstrated production

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Brewery of the Futureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on Krones stand at Drinktec Line performance expected to be improved still further KRONES will, as in all previous years, be showcasing its corporate capabilities at Drinktec once more. The principal focus this time will be on innovations primarily designed to improve line performance still further, to ensure even KLJKHULQGLYLGXDOLVDWLRQDQGĂ&#x20AC;H[LELOLW\DQG to impart additional sustainability to the production operation. Digitalisation plays a key role in this context, and constitutes a unifying theme for the entire Krones stand. Because marrying iron and steel to clouds and data makes for an even closer intermeshing of all processes along the entire value added chain, this will in the end upgrade performance levels in the production environment, possibly VLJQLÂżFDQWO\ :KHQLWFRPHVWRÂżOOLQJEHYHUDJHVDQG 82 AUG / SEPT 2017

OLTXLGIRRGVWKHVSHHGRIWKHÂżOOLQJSURFHVV plays a crucial role. For this reason, Krones is continuing to prioritise high speeds for its lines. With this in mind, a high-speed line IRUÂżOOLQJERWWOHVZLWKEHHUZLOOEHRQVKRZ with a rating uneq ualled at present by any rival on the market.

a direct printing process â&#x20AC;&#x201C;without orderpicking and without warehousing. Krones is also vigorously driving IRUZDUGWKHLVVXHRIHFRHIÂżFLHQF\ÂąDQG the vision of an energy-autonomous,

,QGLYLGXDOLW\DQGĂ&#x20AC;H[LELOLW\ Consumersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; desire for individualisation is still rising inexorably, and Krones has precisely the right solutions for this. As H[HPSOLÂżHGE\DSLORWOLQHFRPSULVLQJ DFRPELQDWLRQRIÂżOOHUGLUHFWSULQWLQJ machine and intelligent conveyors, Krones will show that even small batch VL]HVFDQEHHIÂżFLHQWO\SURGXFHGZKLOH nonetheless retaining maximised Ă&#x20AC;H[LELOLW\7KLVPHDQVWKDWLQIXWXUH SURGXFWVFDQEHÂżOOHGRQD-,7EDVLVDQG the containers individually dressed using ZZZNURQHVFRPGHGULQNWHF


Live moulding of lightweight PET yoghurt containers will be conducted every day of the show

ASB-150DPX triple-row blow mould system visible at left Fascinating presentation by ASB â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The ASB-150DPX machine will be conducting daily moulding demonstrations of a 100ml, 5.3-gram yoghurt drink container. This lightweight container requires a very short preform that would be impossible to handle and re-heat in a twostep system, so the one-step moulding process, where the container is formed directly from resin within one machine and held securely by its neck throughout, is the only practical choice. The smaller the

of the small PET container, ASB believes this is opportune for the market. With the recent rise in prices of PE/PS materials, demand for PET conversion of this type of small container is increasing with QXPHURXVVSHFLÂżFLQTXLULHVIURPPDMRU food manufacturers so the company is FRQÂżGHQWRIJRRGGHPDQGIRUWKLVQHZ model. The exhibit will also be demonstrating a full line of matched moulding ancillary HTXLSPHQWWKDW$6%LVDEOHWRVXSSO\ such as resin dryer, chiller, mould GHKXPLGLÂżHUDQGPROGWHPSHUDWXUH controllers. An in-house custom designed pick and place take-out unit with conveyor system will also be demonstrated allowing prospective customers to easily install the molding PDFKLQHXSVWUHDPRIDÂżOOLQJOLQH

sustainable production operation is already taking tangible shape in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Brewery of the Futureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. In this research SURMHFWDEUHZHU\LVEHLQJGHYHORSHG step by step that can manage without fossil fuels entirely, and instead obtains its energy exclusively from recovering recyclables.

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The machineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s triple-row product eject station container is, generally the more advantageous it is for production using a one-step machine. With its triple row moulding layout allowing 36 blow cavities, and at a cycle time of 6.4 seconds, the machine run at a rate in excess of 20,000 bph. Even if a container design such as this FRXOGEHPRXOGHGE\UHKHDWEORZPRXOGLQJWKHUHTXLUHGĂ&#x20AC;RRUDUHDIRU a similar capacity two-step production unit would typically be three or four times greater AUG / SEPT 2017 83


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Sidel to reveal next of complete beverage All in one solutions FREDERIC Sailly, executive vicepresident for product management and development at Sidel, comments â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beverage producers, brand owners and co-packers need to stay competitive in an evolving and demanding market, ZLWKHDV\WRXVHVPDUWĂ&#x20AC;H[LEOHDQG customised solutions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At Drinktec 2017 we are looking forward to showing how this understanding of our customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; needs and the trends in the liq uid packaging industry enables us to deliver greater performance for bottling lines. The future-proof technologies and markettailored innovations on display on our stand are designed to achieve these goals while optimising total costs of ownership (TCO) and ensuring high

product u qality and enhanced versatility.â&#x20AC;? Among the global launches taking place at Drinktec (11-15 September) are: The Sidel Super Combi â&#x20AC;&#x201C;an all-inone system for water and carbonated soft drinks (CSD) production that delivers ready-to-sell products at very high speed, with maximum uptime and ease of operation â&#x20AC;&#x201C;all at the lowest TCO. Integrated eq uipment intelligence means it continuously self-optimises for the best possible SHUIRUPDQFHDQGHIÂżFLHQF\PDNLQJLW one smart solution. The new modular labeler, which has WKHĂ&#x20AC;H[LELOLW\WRDFFRPPRGDWHGLIIHUHQW labelling technologies applicable to both glass and PET containers, for easy and u qick format changeovers

and increased productivity.

7KHQHZ6LGHOFDQDQGJODVVÂżOOHUV based on the proven Sidel Matrixâ&#x201E;˘ platform, offer producers of beer and CSD improved hygienic conditions, PD[LPLVHGHIÂżFLHQF\DQGKLJK Ă&#x20AC;H[LELOLW\7KLVDOORZVWKHSURGXFWLRQ of top u qality drinks that meets strict standards in terms of sustainability. Another highlight at Drinktec 2017 will be the Sidel Group Agility 4.0â&#x201E;˘ framework. This offers customers digitally-aided understanding, enhanced performance and packaging mass customisation opportunities. Additionally, VROXWLRQVWRKDQGOHDVHSWLFDQGKRWÂżOO production in PET will be a particular focus on the stand with experts available to discuss these technologies. Recently,

REPIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Colour Explorersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; will welcome guests at Drinktec Hall A4 - Stand 500 ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S time for Drinktec again, after four years that have passed uickly and positively for REPI, multinational producer of q liq uid colours and additives for plastics, with a focus on the plastic packaging applications. Located at the heart of the PetPoint section, REPI will welcome visitors to present its latest developments in liq uid solutions for the packaging industry. Liq uid colours acting as a barrier to extend the product shelf life, speciality additives to protect sauces, juices, dairy products from UV and visible light damage and analysis instruments to help packaging producers put safe and reliable containers on the market. Its high performance barrier line for long life (UHT and ESL) dairy product applications allow monolayer containers to extend productsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; shelf life by providing the necessary protection from UV and light degradation. Custom-made UV additive ranges, formulated to meet FXVWRPHUVÂśUHTXLUHPHQWVHQDEOHWKHPWRRIIHUVSHFLÂżHGDQG

H[SHQVLYHVROXWLRQVUHVXOWLQJLQFRVWHIÂżFLHQWSDFNDJLQJDQG providing exactly the right protection every time. REPI will also present its â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Light Meterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; upgraded version. In the perspective of offering an all-round solution rather than just a product, REPI has been working over the years next to its customers building ties with them as partners. In this scenario, not only is the colour and additive formulation important, but also the availability of accurate dosing and analysis instruments to rely on for measuring the real SUHVHQFHDQGSURSHUWLHVRIWKHFRORXUDGGLWLYHLQWKHÂżQDO packaging. This is what the Light Meter is able to offer, and its latest version promises to offer the user dramatic advantages in this direction. The bright white booth will function as a meeting point where its â&#x20AC;&#x153;Colour Explorersâ&#x20AC;?Team will welcome guests, to discuss new projects and perform live demonstrations of instruments and eq uipment.

Propak East Africa in February THE Propak East Africa show is to run from 27 February-1 March at the Kenyatta International Convention 84 AUG AUG // SEPT SEPT 2017 2017 84

Centre in Nairobi. Like its counterpart Propak West Africa in Nigeria, the exhibition is the

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largest in the region and attracted over 3000 regional plastic and packaging professionals earlier this year. www.propakcape.co.za


packaging solutions Sidel received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Aseptic &RPEL3UHGLVŒ)0DEORZ¿OOVHDO¿OOHU 7KLVVROXWLRQLVWKHZRUOG¶V¿UVWDVHSWLF 3(7¿OOLQJHTXLSPHQWZLWKGU\SUHIRUP sterilisation validated for low acid manufacturing and commercial distribution in the United States and other FDA PDUNHWV5HFRJQLVLQJWKHLPSRUWDQFHRI services, Sidel will also be highlighting its Sidel Services™ portfolio which helps customers to build, maintain and improve the performance of bottling lines throughout WKHSURGXFWLRQOLIHF\FOH www.sidel.com/drinktec Exhibiting as part of the Sidel Group, along with Gebo Cermex, Sidel will be introducing a number of breakthrough packaging solutions at Drinktec 2017 (stand A6.330), to help producers meet the challenges of ever-changing demands in beverage markets AUG / SEPT 2017 85

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BOY will have strong representation

at Interplas show Compact automation of BOY 35 E VV will be one of the highlights BOYwill have a strong presence at the Interplas show in Birmingham, England, from 26-28 September with three of its injection moulding machines presenting interesting applications. A BOYXXS, an automated BOY35E VV and a BOY60E will be on show. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x153;nterplas is an ideal platform for us to show new machines, technologies and applications. This year, too, we are expecting a large number of visitors at our booth. The new BOYXXS, a table top machine with a clamping force of 6.3 tons and compact dimensions, will surely be of special interest for our trade visitors,â&#x20AC;?said Bob Wilson, MD of the UK %2<RIÂżFH

T â&#x20AC;&#x153; he compact automation of a BOY 35E VV (350 kN clamp force and 1.67m² installation area) with two collaborating robots will certainly be one of the highlights at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Interplas. The production of plastic beer glasses which are individually labeled on demand and presented directly to the visitor from the robotic hand will additionally attract the attention of the visitors at the BOYbooth,â&#x20AC;?he added. )RUWKHPHGLFDOÂżHOGD%2<(ZLOO demonstrate the production of protective caps for insulin injections under cleanroom conditions. The part falls from the16-fold mould directly into a packaging machine, which is integrated below the two-plate closing unit of the BOY60E. Printed with production data for back-tracking, the transparent bags are airtight when sealed. Eq uipped with a white antistatic coating and higher supporting feet, this injection moulding machine is ideally suited for cleanroom production, class 7. Dr Boy GmbH & Co KG is one of the leading worldwide manufacturers of injection moulding machines with clamping forces up to 1,000kN. The compact, durable machines work precisely, are energy-saving and therefore highly economical. Since the company was founded in 1968, over 45,000 injection moulding machines

The compact automation of a BOY 35E VV (350kN clamp force and just 1.67m² installation area) with two collaborating robots

have been delivered worldwide. BOYis represented in South Africa by PMS Plastics

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Propak Cape to highlight agri-processing sector potential Important and integral part of the Western Cape economy THE importance of the Western Cape agri-processing sector will be highlighted at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Propak Cape exhibition in Cape Town from 24-26 October at the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC). Packaging forms an important part of the agricultural and agri-processing value chain by extending shelf life, preventing spoilage and helping the product to arrive at the customer in good condition. Propak Cape 2017 will showcase cutting-edge advancements in the packaging and related industries in the region. Over 200 hundred local and international exhibitors will be displaying their latest products, eq uipment, machinery and services, across packaging, food processing, plastics,

printing and labelling. Many live demonstrations will showcase machinery and eq uipment in action. The Western Cape Province is currently South Africaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading agricultural export region. The provinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s broader agricultural value chain, consisting of the primary production agriculture and value-added agri-processing (food and beverages manufacturing) sectors, forms an important and integral part of the provincial economy. The Western Cape agri-processing sector makes up one ÂżIWKRIWKHQDWLRQDOVHFWRU0RUHWKDQ half of South Africaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exports from the agri-processing value chain originate from the Province. Agri-processing, together with

www.propakcape.co.za WRXULVPKDVEHHQLGHQWLÂżHGE\WKH province as sectors with high economic growth and employment creation potential. Both sectors are very labour intensive with rising productivity, and allow for the creation of sustained jobs for all skill levels in both urban and rural areas. Both sectors can also be important earners of foreign exchange. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Propak show will also expand to include wine and olive oil production and supply at the newlylaunched Wine and Olive Oil Production Expo to be held alongside Propak Cape. A series of free-to-attend seminars will add further value for visitors. Industry leaders will be sharing their knowledge and expertise on a variety of important industry topics.

Safriqueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;new eraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; SAFRIQ UE International, as an African Export/Import Distributor, is a leader in the supply of virgin and recycled polymers, technical additives, polymer extenders and more recently machinery. Safriq ue exports virgin, near prime, high volumes of recycled material and cost saving additives to over 35 African countries, as well as the Indian Ocean Islands. Safriq ue will once again be a strong presence at Propak Cape, Propak West Africa and Plastics Printing Packaging Africa 2017 (PPP Africa 2017). Propak Cape runs from 24-26 October at the CTICC in Cape Town, Propak West Africa from 19-21 September in Lagos, Nigeria and PPP Africa from 22-24 August in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania. 88 AUG / SEPT 2017

Research & Development Due to high demand for clear recycled ÂżOPFRXSOHGZLWKQRQDYDLODELOLW\RIFOHDU material, Safriq ue has introduced a g â&#x20AC;&#x2DC; ame FKDQJHUÂśZKLFKWUDQVIRUPVVPRN\ÂżOP LQWRKLJKHUTXDOLW\FOHDUÂżQLVKHGSURGXFW Called lâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ightening additiveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, this product can also be used with virgin material and the dosage is between 0.2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;0.5% . The product has been tested and approved in South Africa and other markets in Africa, with a dosage ranging from 0.2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1% . New agencies Expanding the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offerings even further, Safriq ue has signed up several new agencies for representation in both South Africa and other selected African countries: For SA representation:Next Generation Recycling (NGR) â&#x20AC;&#x201C;recycling lines; Windmoller & Holscher Machinery â&#x20AC;&#x201C;woven

bag machinery only;Herbold Meckesheim GmbH â&#x20AC;&#x201C;washing, pulverizing and agglomerating systems;and Cadel Deinking â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Deinking technology For selected African countries: Flexowash â&#x20AC;&#x201C;washing eq uipment system; Windmoller & Holscher â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Extrusion, printing, conversion & woven bag machinery;Garant Maschinen â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Paper packaging machinery;Nordmeccanica â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Lamination & coating machinery;Next Generation Recycling (NGR);OFRU Recycling â&#x20AC;&#x201C;distillation system for solvents recycling;Herbold Meckesheim GmbH â&#x20AC;&#x201C; washing, pulverizing and agglomerating systems;and Cadel Deinking. Safriq ue looks forward to welcoming customers and visitors to its stands at: Propak Cape Town:Stand No. D32 Propak West Africa:Stand No. B10 PPP Africa 2017:Stand No. B179 www.safrique.com


Lab Africa 2017 15-17 AugustTicketpro Dome, Northgate, Johannesburg www.labafrica.co.za

BOPET Film 2017 26-27 September Maritim Hotel, Cologne, Germany www.amiplastics.com/events

PPP Expo Tanzania Dar-es-Salaam

Agricultural Film 2017 Barcelona, Spain

22-24 August www.expogr.com

PIPES XI & PPCA conference Emperors Palace, Johannesburg

4-5 September www.sappma.co.za

Petnology Europe Munich, Germany

11-12 September www.petnology.com

Drinktec Munich, Germany

11-15 September www.drinktec.com

ICIS European Butadiene Conf 13-14 September Novotel Munich City, Germany www.icisconference.com/butadiene PU Elastomers K3N, Nürtingen, Germany

13-14 September info@fapu.de

Manufacturing Indaba KZN 14 September ICC, Durban www.manufacturingindaba.co.za EMO Hannover Messe Hannover, Germany

18-23 September www.hannover-messe.de

Intâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l Composites Congress 18-19 September ICS International Congresscenter Stuttgart www.composites-germany.org

26-28 September www.amiplastics.com/events

Interplas UK NEC, Birmingham, England

26-28 September www.interplasuk.com

Cosmetics Packaging 2017 14-15 November Maritim Hotel, Cologne, Germany www.amiplastics.com/events ICIS Asian Polymers Bangkok, Thailand

14-15 November www.icisconference.com

Automechanika 27-30 September Johannesburg Expo Centre, Johannesburg www.automechanikasa.co.za

Waterproof Membranes 2017 14-16 November Maritim Hotel, Cologne, Germany www.amiplastics.com/events

Green Building Convention 9-11 October CTICC, Cape Town www.greenbuildingconvention.co.za

Manufacturing Indaba W Cape 22 November Century City ICC, Cape Town www.manufacturingindaba.co.za/wc

3RO\ROH¿Q$GGLWLYHV 2FWREHU www.aimplastics.com/events Vienna, Austria

Agrofood & Plastprintpack W Africa 5-7 December Accra Intâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l Conference Centre, Ghana www.ppp-westafrica.com

Intâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l Elastomer Conference Cleveland, USA

9-12 October www.rubberiec.org

OEEC Amsterdam, Netherlands

10-11 October www.offshore-energy.biz

UTECH (PU Congress) Amsterdam, Netherlands

12-13 October www.utechcongress.com

Euromold 24-26 October Exhibition Center Munich, Germany www.euromold.com

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Propak Cape CTICC, Cape Town

Propak West Africa 19-21 September Landmark Centre, Lagos, Nigeria www.propakwestafrica.com

IMESA conference 2017 25-27 October Emperors Palace, Johannesburg www.conference.imesa.org.za

RubberTech China 20-22 September Shanghai New Intâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l Expo Centre www.rubbertech-expo.com

PPCA conference Hangzhou, China

Labelexpo Europe 2017 25-28 September Brussels, Belgium www.labelexpo-europe.com

Eurasian Composites Show 2017 9-11 November Istanbul, Turkey www.eurasiancomposites.com

24-26 October www.propakcape.co.za

26-27 October www.ppia-china.com

Africa-ASEAN Business Expo 2017 6-8 November Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg www.aabexpo.com

Wind Turbine Blade Mnf 2017 12-14 December Maritim Hotel, Düsseldorf, Germany www.amiplastics.com/events 2018 Propak East Africa 2018 KICC, Nairobi, Kenya PLAST 2018 Milan, Italy Rotomould 2018 Fiji

27 Feb-1 March www.propakeastafrica.com 29 May-1 June www.plastonline.org

3-5 June www.rotomouldconference.com.au

Compounding World Expo 27-28 June Messe Essen, Germany www.compoundingworldexpo.com Plastic Pipes XIX Las Vegas, USA

24-26 September www.pvc4pipes.com

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Exhibitors up their game at KZN show &KDQFHWROHDUQVRPHWKLQJQHZPHHWVRPHRQHQHZGHÂżQLWHO\ THE KZN Industrial Technology Show in Durban in late-July was possibly smaller than in previous years and may even have drawn slightly fewer visitors, but the exhibitors certainly lifted their game and virtually everyone who attended would have been learned something new or met someone new â&#x20AC;&#x201C; guaranteed actually. Sometimes these small discoveries can lead to competitive advantages and we are of the view that most companies in our industry could justify having at least a single employee attend. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a show which is not dominated by exhibitors from China and India, who often attend African shows on incentives from their governments. Knowing the local market is not easy, just at it would GLIÂżFXOWIRU6RXWK$IULFDQPDQXIDFWXUHUV to exhibit in those countries. So it was that there was time for the local manufacturers and suppliers to spend time on their stands with guests.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Easymasterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The latest in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; series from Chen Hsong group of Hong Kong is the Easymaster, following on from the Jetmaster, Supermaster and other variations. The YTS team, Happy Dlamini, Mark and Annette Varrie, discussed the Easymasterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high accuracy and reduced energy demand, plus other features. The machines are available from 80-300 tons

Cruncher â&#x20AC;&#x201C; YTS (Your Technical Solution) showed a shredder from SatrindTech, which it represents. Antonio Pandolfo of the Italian recycling machine manufacturer was hosted on the stand by YTSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mark Varrie. This is a powerful piece of equipment capable of shredding just about anything. The hopper chute was removed for the show so visitors could see the powerful jaw of the thing

Peter Wessel is back in Natal after a stint in the Western Cape. Now slightly on the wrong side of 70, Peter remains involved in machine sales and looks in good shape

Ace up the sleeve â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Having something special has become a prerequisite to sell machines these days and at Acepak thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no doubt about that, mainly because the evolution of its machines is a never-ending process at this Cape company. Danie Potgieter of Acepak KZN showed off its 650 MCF shrink wrapper on the stand; the system can up to 20 sixpacks a minute Jacques de Villiers of Crest Solar showed his companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s solar water heating system, which make extensive use of plastic components, obviously, some of which are being moulded by Polydrum Fair game â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fair Plastic Packaging has been one of the most regular exhibitors at trade shows in South Africa and in fact across the continent, and seems to have developed the ability to introduce evolutions to the packaging equipment it manufactures at virtually every event. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the point of showing people the same thing? The automated vacuum shrink wrapping system it showed in Durban drew keen interest. Alfred Brink, Fairâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s KZN distributor, was on hand to show off the features

RPS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dominique Schlenk (right) has taken over from his father at the helm of Resin Processing Solutions in Cape Town. The company supplies specialised resin, epoxy, PU, polyester and silicone equipment for adhesive, sealing, gasketing and other complex applications. On the stand too were Jen Sandras, recently appointed marketing manager at RPS, and Franso Groenewald, branch and sales manager for KZN Beating the drum â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Polydrum was back at the KZN where it picked some good orders after debuting at the show in 2015. Brian Fetting was on the stand, pleased to be able to introduce a number of new products. Also on the stand was Gerhard Prinsloo of Polydrum Roto Moulding, the associate company in the Insimbi group

Vesco â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Eddie Swanepoel of Vesco Plastics showed off some of the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent developments with its Vesconite and Vesconite â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hilubeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; self-lubricating materials, mainly used in bushings and bearings, where its low-friction yet high-loading bearing capabilities have resulted in evolution that has continued for over six decades

WD Hearn showed an LK tapping/milling system on its stand. This is an impressive piece of equipment with a 16-station tool changer with a spindle speed of 12,000rpm. Even Ray Cooper and Dylan Eva of WD Hearn were impressed by the performance


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SA Plastics, Composites & Rubber is published six times a year. The magazine includes news and information about issues, products and techno...

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