New technology key to success in African packaging market

Companies wishing to take advantage of growth in the African packaging market in the future will need to remain adaptable, ready to meet changes in global consumer demand. Growing consumer demand will dictate that companies come up with solutions that are both innovative and sustainable, and making use of new technologies will be key to making this possible.

Many local companies will be showcasing new developments and technologies at this years’ Propak Cape exhibition. The latest new developments and technology in automated packaging machines, systems and materials; production and industrial applications; printers and inkjet coders; food processing, packing and weighing machines; high-performance X-ray inspection systems; and food storage systems will be on show amongst many other technologies, equipment and machinery. These new developments in technology form the cutting edge of the industries’ response to changing consumer demand trends.

The sustainability of packaging has never been more important and local packaging companies are investing in research and development to develop new eco-friendly materials that can be recycled, but remain sturdy and temperature resistant.

The Propak Cape Sustainability Pavilion will enable visitors to view the various industry initiatives that have been successfully implemented by the sector’s Producer Responsibility Organisations. Many of South Africa’s leading Associations, such as the Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association of South Africa, MetPac-SA, PETCO, Polyco, the Polystyrene Association of South Africa, the Paper Recycling Association of South Africa, the South African Plastics Recycling Organisation, the Southern African Vinyls Association and the Glass Recycling Company will be amongst those exhibiting in the Sustainability Pavilion.

Visitors will be able to see the latest sustainable initiative implemented by the sector and industry experts will be available for discussion around sustainability, the environment, recycling and related issues.

In addition, visitors will be able to meet and engage with the Institute of Packaging South Africa, Plastics SA, Printing SA, Packaging SA, the South African National Bottled Water Association and the Italian SA Chamber of Trade and Industries.

The show is organised by Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, a member of the prestigious Montgomery Group.

For further information or to register for free entry to Propak Cape, visit the website at

Doors are open daily between 9AM – 5PM & you can stay connected to the build-up & with all of the daily happenings of the show via Propak Cape 2017 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn pages.