Engineering a future with RPC Astrapak

RPC Astrapak welcomes Marven Geza as Engineering Manager of the Westmead-based JJ Precision site. Marven was eager to explore a new opportunity in his career and found himself applying for this position. We believe his past experience will help him excel here at RPC Astrapak.

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What Could be Sweeter than Bulldog’s New Sustainable Packaging?

RPC M&H Plastics and Bulldog Skincare for Men have joined forces once again for Bulldog’s new line of skincare packaging, with a sustainable twist. The first men’s skincare brand in the world to use Sugarcane as a raw material, Bulldog have chosen to go green with their updated flexible tube line up, which features Moisturisers, Face Washes and Face Scrubs, with multiple variations of each product focusing on different skin types which includes sensitive skin, mature skin and oily skin.

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Future of plastic

Plastic is fundamental to industry and everyday life; however, they have become one of the most wasteful examples of our linear economy. Many people see plastic in a bad light, but what they don’t realise is that most plastic packaging is vital for everyday products. Here at RPC Astrapak we have dedicated our time and efforts in ensuring that all our materials and methods reduce the carbon footprint.

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RPC Bramlage to Launch New Lotion Pump

RPC Bramlage will underline its pre-eminent position as a supplier of innovative packaging solutions for the cosmetic and personal care market with the launch of a new lotion pump at Cosmoprof in Bologna in March. The stand will also showcase the company’s many other market-leading products for a wide variety of applications. 
 

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Thermopac retains BRC status

RPC Astrapak Thermopac has retained their BRC status after a recent audit was conducted at their Western Cape plant. The audit result translated to an AA rating although the final score is to be verified by SAI Global (auditing firm).

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Vibrant new HR team at RPC Astrapak

Most companies consist of multiple teams, but in every company, there should be one team that runs smoother than silk. This team is HR. Human Resources is an incredibly important element of our company as RPC Astrapak HR Executive, Futhi Buthelezi explains. “An effective HR team is the main way to make the company successful.” She believes that companies should pay the utmost attention to this function, as they help “to raise the level of engagement”. “People are the most important resource that we have – they are our differentiating factor.” In saying this, RPC Astrapak welcomes three new incredible women to our HR team.

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Striving for a circular economy

Plastic packaging is an integral part of our modern lifestyle and all sorts of items are contained, and in some instances their shelf life prolonged, by means of plastic packaging. From food and beverage to toiletries, cosmetics and personal care items, to automotive lubricants and even chemicals and hazardous contents, plastic packaging provides a means in which to contain product to the end-user.

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Edgy Design Keeps Tube Range Cutting-Edge

RPC Zeller Plastik Zell has extended its screw-on Classic range of polypropylene hinge tube closures (HTC) with the addition of a 25mm size, available with a matt finish. The new closure joins existing 50mm, 40mm, 35mm and 30mm sizes enabling brand manufacturers to create family ranges using a single closure design. Its contemporary look meets current market trends for a more modern and edgy appearance on-shelf.

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Strong showing by RPC Group for first six months

The RPC Group delivered another strong set of results in the first half of the year ending 30 September 2017, with key financial measures at record levels. The Vision 2020: Focused Growth Strategy continued to deliver substantially improved profits and cash generation, which benefited from BPI, ESE and Letica, the larger acquisitions in 2016/17. The integration activities of Promens, GCS and BPI are largely complete and the synergy realisation continues.

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