Propak Cape 2017

Propak Cape 2017 to showcase latest food-bev packaging products and innovation

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, materials and services offered by the packaging, food processing, plastics, printing and labelling industries.

There will also be a focus on sustainability, eco-sensitivity and recycling in packaging. Expert advice from technical specialists will be on hand to find the right solutions for business growth.

Propak Cape will be showcasing the broad industry lifecycle from raw materials and processing to bottling, packaging, plastics, printing, labelling, logistics, warehousing, recycling and waste management.

Bringing wine and olive oil production and supply into the spotlight will be the newly-launched Wine and Olive Oil Production Expo which will be held alongside Propak Cape.

Visitors will have the opportunity to see the latest products being launched to market and to view machinery in action during live demonstrations.

Leading industry players at Propak Cape

Polyoak Packaging will introduce visitors to its newly formed Dairypack Cartons division, launched to push the boundaries of the standard “carton brick” by offering aseptic packaging systems in innovative new shapes to customers across Southern Africa.

The full system service includes fully integrated filling machines, multilayer packaging and matching closures, as well as the necessary downstream equipment for secondary packaging, to produce a finished product at the highest quality.

Pyrotec PackMark will be showcasing its newly-launched ultra-portable Anser U2 Mobile Hand-held Printer and the 9405 Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) coder from Markem-Imaje.  The Anser U2 is a unique, versatile and lightweight printer, weighing in at a mere 1kg and proving to be super easy to handle and use on even the most tricky-to-print surfaces.

SMC Pneumatics will have a team of experts on their stand for visitors to learn more about their hygienic-design, washable components, corrosion-resistant materials, special seals, non-toxic materials and niche solutions.

Some of the great features that will be showcased on Tetra Pak’s ‘Future Ready’ themed stand at Propak Cape include a “Food Island” and Customilkzation, an interactive video game tool that promotes customisation using the latest technology and packaging options.

An exciting line-up of products will be on display at the Ishida Europe stand. The Ishida FFW (Fresh Food Weigher) series transfers the benefits of multihead weighing to sticky and fragile products such as fresh meat, poultry, seafood, dried fruits and coated fragile products. Also on show will be the Atlas iTPS™ Total Snackfood  Packing System with packing speeds of up to 220 bpm for extruded snacks and up to 150 bpm for potato chips.

J-Pak will be displaying its Linx Continuous Ink Jet 8900 Range and the Allen Coder Thermal Transfer Range at Propak Cape. There will be an X-Ray demonstration and presentation on the J-Pak stand at 12h00 on each day of the show.

 HG Molenaar will be showcasing their newest range of Thermal Transfer and Small Character Inkjet Coders at Propak Cape, as well as the newest software compatibilities of the product range.

 Ulma Packaging Systems will be exhibiting the ULMA TSA540 tray sealer (new in their traysealing range) capable of traysealing up to 30 packs per minute. Also on display will be the ULMA Superchik 60 – stretch wrapping at 60 packs per minute, as well as the ESPERA ES7001 price-weigh-labeller – thermal print and apply at 120 labels per minute, and the ULMA Florida E Flow Wrapper.

Other top exhibitor names at Propak Cape include Filmatic, Golden Era Printers, Acepak, USS Pactech, Multivac, Pail Pac, B.T Enterprises, Baypac, Festo, Greif-South Africa & Sub Saharan Africa, Chiorino South Africa and Fanuc South Africa, amongst many others.

Additional visitor attractions

  • The daily free-to-attend seminar programme will include an array of interesting topics covering plastics, packaging, processing, printing and wine and olive oil. 
  • The South African National Bottled Water Association (SANBWA) will also have a dedicated afternoon of enlightening talks on Wednesday 25 October. A bottled water market review will be presented by BMI and PETCO will engage the audience on how they are driving the transition to a circular economy in South Africa. 
  • The Packaging Indaba will be running alongside Propak Cape on Tuesday 24 October. Industry insights from across the packaging value chain will be highlighted in a comprehensive one day agenda. For more information, cost and booking details, visit the conference organisers website:
  • The 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 will be amongst those exhibiting in the Sustainability Pavilion and industry experts will be available for discussion around sustainability, the environment, recycling and related issues.

Propak Cape is endorsed and supported by the Institute of Packaging South Africa (IPSA), Plastics SA, Printing SA, Packaging SA, the South African National Bottled Water Association (SANBWA), and the Italian SA Chamber of Trade and Industries (Italchamp). The show is organised by Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, a member of the prestigious Montgomery Group.

To register for free entry to Propak Cape and for further information, go to