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Plastics SA launches clean-up day, drive to reduce ocean waste

By: Schalk Burger     7th September 2018 Industry body Plastics South Africa (SA) has partnered with Estonian clean-up civic movement Let’s Do It! Africa for the World Cleanup Day on September 15. Plastics SA will provide resources and coordinate the activities as part of the Cleanup and Recycle SA week from September 10 to 15. Last... 

Plastics SA, CSIR discuss new tech at Innovation Forum

By: Marleny Arnoldi     11th July 2018 At the third yearly Innovation Forum organised by industry association Plastics SA’s training division, in collaboration with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), on Wednesday, speakers highlighted the need for innovation with regard to waste management, packaging and... 

Understanding weld standards crucial to the welding industry

By: Halima Frost     15th June 2018 To ensure quality in the welding industry, pipes supplier Marley Pipe Systems product specialist Ian Venter says it is important to not only use the standards required in welding but also understand them. Delivering a keynote address at the Thermoplastic Welding Technology Day, hosted by industry... 

Technology at the fore

By: Halima Frost     15th June 2018 Various speakers discussed new technologies and applications in the thermoplastic welding industry at the Thermoplastics Welding Technology Day, hosted by industry body Plastics SA last month. The discussions ranged from single-user welding technology to new applications (apps) revolutionising... 

Plastics|SA Raises Awareness About Keeping Plastics Pollution Out Of The Environment Sustainability Week, World Environment Day, World Oceans Day

14th June 2018 Plastics|SA used its participation in Sustainability Week (5-7 June 2018), World Environment Day (5 June 2018) and World Oceans Day (9 June) to raise awareness about the importance of keeping plastics pollution out of the environment. Plastics|SA is the umbrella organisation representing the... 

IFPA Announces Steps To Qualify Welding Procedures And Welds

11th June 2018 Ensuring Consistent Quality Installations And Peace Of Mind The Installation and Fabrication Plastics Pipe Association (IFPA) has announced that it will be qualifying welding procedures and weld jobs performed by its members going forward. 

Packaging trade show boosts business in the Western Cape

24th November 2017 Taking place at the CTICC from 24-26 October, Propak Cape attracted thousands of visitors keen to find out about latest technologies and innovations in packaging and related industries. The Western Cape is home to a large agro-processing industry and is an important export province for... 

Propak Cape showcases new technology and latest products

26th October 2017 Propak Cape has already attracted hundreds of visitors who want to learn about the latest developments and technology in packaging and related industries. Cabletech Marketing has sold a Haitian flagship 90-tonne injection mounding machine at the show, and Adex Plastics and Machinery has also sold... 

Over 6 000 visitors expected at packaging event

By: Victor Moolman     20th October 2017 This year, Propak Cape, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from October 24 to 26, will host more than 200 local and international exhibitors. Based on the previous Propak Cape, held in 2014, this year, the company is expecting more than 6 000 visitors. 

Dow Packaging homes in on sustainable solutions

By: Anine Kilian     5th October 2017 With continued rapid urbanisation in South Africa putting pressure on the food and beverage industry in terms of food safety, shelf life and adequate supply transportation, packaging manufacturer Dow is focusing on developing innovative and sustainable solutions to mitigate these types of... 

Propak Cape to showcase latest products and innovation

6th September 2017 All the latest international packaging trends will be on show at this year’s Propak Cape trade exhibition, which takes place at the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC) from 24-26 October. Visitors will be able to see the latest advancements in machinery, equipment, products,... 

Fishing Line Recovery Programme expands thanks to DPI Plastics

15th June 2017 DPI Plastics’ involvement with the Fishing Line Recovery Programme, aimed at preserving South Africa’s marine heritage, has seen the initiative extend to 360 bins along the coast. The bins are proudly branded with the DPI Plastics logo, helping entrench the company as the main custodian of the... 

Plastic bag working group weighing solutions to recyclability problem 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     10th April 2017 A working group set up to investigate the impact ‘fillers’ are having on the recyclability of plastic supermarket carrier bags is said to have “progressed well” in researching possible solutions and will report back to the industry in June. Established four months ago, the group includes... 

Wine and Olive Oil Suppliers Expo heads for Cape Town in 2017

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th November 2016 South Africa is the eighth largest producer of wine in the world with export volumes having doubled in the past ten years. According to a study commissioned by the SA Wine Industry Information & Systems (SAWIS), published in January 2015, of the R36.1 billion gross domestic product (GDP)... 

Company supports plastic waste management  

By: Sascha Solomons     25th November 2016 As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR), plastic pipes manufacturer DPI Plastics will sponsor the inaugural African Marine Waste Network (AMWN) conference next year.   The AMWN was launched in July this year by the Sustainable Seas Trust (SST), plastics industry representative... 

Anton Hanekom

4th November 2016 This week we feature Anton Hanekom, executive director of Plastics South Africa, an industry body that represents the full value chain in the plastics industry 

DPI Plastics to sponsor inaugural AMWN Conference in 2017

29th September 2016 DPI Plastics will sponsor the inaugural African Marine Waste Network (AMWN) Conference in 2017 as its lead Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project. A leading manufacturer of PVC and HDPE water reticulation and drainage pipe and fitting systems, DPI Plastics is a key supporter of AMWN’s... 

‘Clear Rivers’ campaign reaches 50-rivers milestone

By: Mia Breytenbach     5th August 2016 The ‘Clear Rivers’ campaign, an initiative of the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) and its partners, has managed to clear more than 50 rivers of pollution to date, the department reports. The campaign, the umbrella initiative for all clean-ups across South Africa, was established by the... 

Industry bodies determined to maintain standards

10th June 2016 The Installation and Fabrication Plastics Pipe Association (IFPA), a subsidiary of the local representative body of the plastics pipe industry South African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma), together with umbrella body for the local plastics industry Plastics SA, has implemented a... 

Tool Die And Mould-Making At South African Automotive Week

17th May 2016 The Tool, Die, Mould-making and precision engineering sectors will take centerstage at the 5th edition of South African Automotive Week from October 11-13 2016 at the Tshwane Events Centre. Speaking after the launch of the Eastern Cape Tooling Initiative in Port Elizabeth in April, Inkanyezi... 

Dates, Venues Announced For South African Automotive Week

11th April 2016 Tshwane - Organisers have announced South Africa's 'Auto City', Tshwane, as the host for the 5th edition of South African Automotive Week will from October 11-13 this year. This year The Week, which includes a Business to Business matching programme for buyers and suppliers, an Automotive... 

Anton Hanekom

5th February 2016 This week we feature Anton Hanekom, executive director of Plastics SA, an industry body that represents the full value chain of South Africa's plastics industry 

Plastics industry expects 300 delegates at conference in March

By: Bruce Montiea     29th January 2016 Industry association Plastics SA expects about 300 role-players and decision-makers to attend its Second Plastics Industry Conference, themed The Triple Bottom Line and the Plastics Industry, to be held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, in Nasrec, on March 16.  

Plastics industry joins water relief efforts amid national drought

By: Natalie Greve     15th January 2016 The South African plastics industry has joined the wave of volunteers helping to bring water relief to drought-stricken areas, with the Maitland office of Plastics South Africa (SA) chosen as a collection point for water donations from members of the public and businesses in Cape Town. “Low... 

Local plastics sector shows solid growth performance

By: Dylan Slater     15th January 2016 Plastics sector representative body Plastics South Africa (SA) has predicted a positive outlook for 2016, following a solid growth performance in the past financial year.  

Plastics industry propelled by recycling versatility

15th January 2016 The inherent versatility of plastics recycling, including the industry’s ability to recycle most grades and compositions of plastics, contributes strongly to plastics and synthetic fibres’ strong market acceptance, sustainable use and eco friendliness, says Cape Town-based plastics recycler the... 

Propak Africa 2016 to highlight important role of packaging to the economy

4th January 2016 The South African packaging industry plays an important role in the South African economy, contributing R79-billion in 2014. Plastics packaging makes up the largest share contributing R35,9-billion in 2014. This was followed by paper and board packaging contributing R25,2-billion to the economy... 

Plastics recycling industry showing positive momentum

By: Zandile Mavuso     13th November 2015 In the face of adverse economic conditions, key opportunities for growth still remain for the plastics industry in South Africa, as in the last financial year it managed to contribute about 1.6% to the country’s gross domestic product as well as 14.2% to the manufacturing sector, which is a... 

Industry conferences and workshops confirmed for Propak Africa

13th October 2015 Conferences and workshops hosted by the Institute of Packaging of Southern Africa, Plastics SA and Printing SA will run alongside Propak Africa 2016, taking place at the Expo Centre, Nasrec in Johannesburg, from 15-18 March 2016. The South African and African packaging and related industries will... 

Study finds plastic pipes have lowest environmental impact, energy costs

26th June 2015 When comparing manufacturing costs, long-term maintenance, transportation costs and recyclability of various piping systems, plastic pipes have come out on top, according to a recent study conducted by the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association’s (Sappma’s) technical committee. 

9% more plastics diverted from landfill in 2014 

By: Natalie Greve     28th May 2015 A survey on the 2014 performance of the South African plastics industry has shown that 1.4-million tons of plastics from domestic production and imported materials were converted over the year, remaining flat on volumes seen in the prior year. The results, released by Plastics SA this week,... 

Recycling key to meeting goal of zero plastics to landfill by 2030

By: Zandile Mavuso     22nd May 2015 Industry body Plastics South Africa (SA) believes that its sustainability objective, dubbed ‘Zero Plastics to Landfill by 2030’, which was launched in February last year, is both realistic and achievable. The organisation says the goal, which will be pursued in phases, will rely heavily on... 

Recycling key to meeting goal of zero plastics to landfill by 2030

By: Zandile Mavuso     22nd May 2015 Industry body Plastics South Africa (SA) believes that its sustainability objective, dubbed 'Zero Plastics to Landfill by 2030', which was launched in February last year, is both realistic and an achievable. The organisation says the goal, which will be pursued in phases, will rely heavily on... 

Propak Cape to highlight packaging and related industries, latest industry trends

14th October 2014 The biggest ever Propak Cape, incorporating FoodPro, Pro-Plas Expo, Print Expo and Pro-Label Cape, is taking place at the Cape Town International Conference Centre from 21-23 October and will be showcasing the packaging, food processing, plastics, printing, labelling and wine manufacturing... 

Industry body launches 2030 ‘zero plastics to landfill’ objective

By: Sashnee Moodley     1st August 2014 South African plastic industry body Plastics SA has launched its new sustainability objective ‘Zero plastics to landfill by 2030’, which aims to divert all plastic from the country’s landfill sites and significantly influence the plastic industry’s waste and recycling strategic direction over the... 

Learnership to be launched in KZN

By: David Oliveira     18th July 2014 South African plastic industry body Plastics SA will introduce its new Polymer-compound Manufacturing learnership at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Southern Africa’s (IOM3 SA’s) gathering in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, next month. Plastics SA KwaZulu-Natal regional training... 

Campaign aims to eliminate plastic waste through sustainability

By: Jonathan Rodin     11th July 2014 Local plastics industry umbrella body Plastics SA announced last month that it had set a new sustainability goal – the Zero plastics to landfill by 2030 campaign – which will greatly influence the plastic industry’s strategic direction over the next 16 years, says company executive director Anton... 

Plastics Industry’s Efforts To Combat Marine Litter Up 90 %

8th July 2014 Plastics|SA has announced that there are currently approximately 185 projects planned, underway or completed as part of the Declaration of the Global Plastics Associations for Solutions on Marine Litter (Global Declaration), a public commitment by the global plastics industry to tackle plastic in... 

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