Forming is one of two divisions of the Group and is categorised as a Rigids product manufacturer. The Forming division has two plants in South Africa – RPC Astrapak Thermopac and RPC Astrapak Plastform, both located in Cape Town.
Between these two facilities, Forming provides the market with a wide range of thermoformed and moulded packaging, improving and enhancing their customer's shelf presence. Forming products include thermoformed cups, tubs and trays for dairy and other food applications, together with decorative options. These products have become market leaders in the dairy industry with Forming developing bespoke packaging tubs for some of South Africa’s prominent dairy brands and chain stores.
RPC Astrapak Thermopac and RPC Astrapak Plastform’s facilities extrude their own sheet requirements. RPC Astrapak Plastform has a state-of-the-art sheet extruder to produce sheet film that is then thermoformed. There is an extensive range of generic products available to the market, and both operations also offer the opportunity to develop a unique shape offering to its customer base.
Forming has a well-established presence in the Dairy, Food and Beverage markets, offering their customers a unique and competitive advantage.
Forming's wide range of products for the Dairy, Food and Beverage markets further include packaging for the following end market applications: bakery, deli and prepared foods applications, as well as a range of trays developed to support MAP applications and shelf life extension, a range of thermoformed pots, food containers, and drinking cups, with the additional option of applying a heat shrink sleeved decoration.