Propak Cape 2014

New machinery on show at Propak Cape

Visitors will have the opportunity to view new machinery in action during live demonstrations at Propak Cape, which takes place at the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC) from 21-23 October. With its successful track record over the past decade as a highly influential packaging and related industries exhibition, the show enjoys strong industry support and this year is on track to be the biggest in Cape Town yet with over 200 exhibitors participating.

The show is an ideal platform for exhibitors to launch new products and Propak Cape is a must visit for all involved in packaging, food processing, plastics, printing, labeling and wine manufacturing.

Showcasing the latest products and technology advancements, Propak Cape will enable visitors to see the best of what this innovative industry can produce.

Pyrotec will be launching its new coding and labelling machines at the show. Each machine is unique in its own right as it delivers different features of printing, coding and labelling in various types of environments. Pyrotec’s offering includes on-pack product identification solutions including self-adhesive label systems as well as coding and labelling equipment. All the machines on the Pyrotec stand will be demonstrating various types of labelling and coding technologies where customers can view the machines in operation.

Propak Cape 2014

Showcasing two of its brands at the show, Pyrotec PackMark is an exclusive distributor for a variety of world-class labelling, coding and Print and Apply labelling equipment from Markem-Imaje, ALtech and Harlands – amongst others – who are trusted manufacturers of product identification and traceability solutions. Pyrotec PackMedia is in the business of developing, manufacturing and supplying Expanded Content Labels (ECL) which enable its customers to multiply the area used for communication on their packaging several times over providing vast potential for cost savings, packaging reduction and increasingproductivity and sales.
Multivac Southern Africa will be launching its new R 085 entry-level model for thermoforming packaging at Propak Cape. The machine can be used for running both flexible films and rigid films and is suitable for packing non-food products as well as food. Thismachine will be up and running on the Multivac stand to form part of a complete packaging line.
The new R 085 entry-level model is aimed at companies across a wide range of sectors who want to embark on automatic thermoforming packaging. The machine can be ordered with four standard format layouts and is suitable for packing both sliced products and individual items. The R 085 can be used to produce packs with inert gas as well as vacuum packs, so that users can also meet the requirement for extended shelf life for their packaged products.

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This new product is Multivac’sresponse to current trends in the packaging market. The demand is rising in almost all sectors for particularly high-quality product packaging in small batch sizes. Entry-level solutions, which are easy to operate, are currently just as much in demand as highly flexible solutions, which can be converted quickly and simply. This machine also fulfils the requirements for improved energy efficiency as electric drives are used for both the lifting units and the transport chain.
Propak Cape 2014 will offer visitors a great learning experience with many interactive product displays, daily live demonstrations and industry experts on stands, with the additional attraction of industry workshops and conferences alongside the show offering valuable content and networking opportunities.

“An extremely successful regional event, the show combines all elements of packaging and its related industriesand provides a powerful marketing vehicle for the broad industry it represents," says Gary Corin, Managing Director of Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, organisers of the show.

“Visitors will benefit from seeing the many interactive displays as well as the onsite demonstrations of machinery and equipment. They will also have the opportunity to interact with top industry experts and gain invaluable industry insights.”

“Propak Cape is further supported by a programme of workshops and conferences running alongside the exhibition, focusing on topical issues that will be of benefit to those involved in these industry sectors.”

Plastics SA will be hosting a workshop at the show at which Kiril Dimitrov of Woolworths will be speaking on “Design for Recycling” and Dr Martin Engelmann, PlasticsEurope Advocacy Director, will be speaking on “Zero Plastics to landfill”. The Institute of Packaging of South Africa (IPSA) will be hosting its annual conference alongside Propak Cape. A free-to-attend seminar will also be running during the course of the show covering packaging, printing plastics and general economic trends.
“Bringing additional content to our shows is a way of adding value to the visitor experience,” says Corin.

The Student Gold Pack Awards will also be a feature at Propak Cape this year. This is a reward programme for students in packaging, design and food sciences who show an insight into the challenges of packaging and the interaction of the multiplicity of disciplines involved.

“The student national award finalists entries will be on display at Propak Cape,” says Corin, adding that as a company they are proud to be associated with this event again this year, as they have been in the past over many years.

The Western Cape is the perfect home for Propak Cape. As a major exporter of wine, fruit and other valuable commodities to international markets, the area is heavily reliant on the packaging and associated industries. It is essential that fresh produce is properly packaged to ensure its safe and undamaged arrival at its destination, but although the basic function of packaging is to preserve and protect the pack contents, packaging - particularly in the retail market - continues to be a fascinating marketing tool that is used to promote and sell products.

“Advertising agencies, packaging designers, brand and product managers are encouraged to visit Propak Cape 2014,” says Corin, “to see the latest in packaging technology, materials and processes.”

Propak Cape has the support of The Institute of Packaging in SA, Printing SA and Plastics SA.

For further information, contact Simon Blair, Sales Executive at email or for international sales, contact Dawn Niemack at email

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