Africa Food Manufacturing & Safety Summit (AFMASS) Conference & Expo – Western Africa edition

AFMASS Western Africa is the largest food, beverage and milling industry's largest conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Western Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety technologies. Bringing together delegates and visitors from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Benin, Ivory Coast and surrounding countries in Western Africa, AFMASS…

AFMASS FoodTech – Rwanda edition

AFMASS FoodTech Conference & Expo - Rwanda edition is the first conference and exhibition targeted at the food & beverage and milling industry in Rwanda and the Great Lakes region (Uganda, Burundi, South Sudan and eastern DRC). The event is focused on providing a platform to share vital technical skills to the food manufacturing, retail…

AFMASS Eastern Africa edition

AFMASS Eastern Africa is the food, beverage and milling industry's largest conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Eastern Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety technologies. The event will be held in Nairobi, Kenya on May 2-4, 2019. More information can be found on the events…

Finish packaging group Huhtamaki inaugurates US$26.03m packaging plant in Egypt

EGYPT – Huhtamaki, a global food packaging firm based in Finland, has inaugurated a new state-of-the-art flexible packaging facility in Egypt at an investment worth US$26.03 million. The food and drinks packaging major said that investment is expected to serve the Egyptian market as well as export market into other African countries as well as…

Sweden packaging group to acquire Nampak’s Nigeria packaging business

SOUTH AFRICA – AR Packaging group has entered into a definitive agreement with South Africa’s Nampak for the acquisition of its Nigerian packaging business, Nampak Cartons Nigeria at an undisclosed amount. Nampak Cartons Nigeria, Subsidiary of the Johannesburg stock exchange listed firm, Napmak, engages in production of packaging material production for the food and consumer…

AFMASS FoodTech – Tanzania edition

AFMASS FoodTech Conference & Expo Tanzania edition is the first conference and exhibition targeted at the food & beverage and milling industry in Tanzania. The event is focused on providing a platform to share vital technical skills to the food manufacturing, retail and foodservice industry; Government agencies and other stakeholders in Tanzania, while enabling the…

Nigeria’s regulator mulls ban on sachets, PET bottles as alcoholic packages

NIGERIA - The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Nigeria has unveiled plans of banning the use of sachets and Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles in packaging alcoholic beverages. According to a report Beverage Industry News, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director General at NAFDAC, said that the regulator will no longer approve…

Tetra Pak to offer customized and flexible digital printing on cartons

SWITZERLAND -  Global food packaging leader, Tetra Pak has unveiled new digital printing technology that will offer customers with full-colour, customized and flexible digital printing on its carton packages. This offers new possibilities for beverage manufacturers, benefiting from on-package printing and a variet y of designs that best suit their customers The digital printing technology…

Danone partners Ecosurety to bolster recycling traceability

UK – The food products corporation has signed a three-year recycling partnership with Ecosurety, a UK based investor in quality recycling for plastic to increase packaging waste recycling. As part of the deal, Ecosurety will manage Danone’s packaging and waste recycling obligations in UK through its market leading compliance scheme and expertise in recycling projects.…

Nampak ramps up aluminium cans due to plastics backlash 

SOUTH AFRICA (Bloomberg News)- Nampak is ramping up production of aluminium cans as Africa’s biggest producer of beverage packaging responds to consumers’ global retreat from plastic. The Johannesburg-based company is also putting greater emphasis on cardboard cartons and developing a type of renewable plastic lid made from sugarcane, chief executive officer Andre de Ruyter said…