Propak Cape 2023 Partners

Fibre Circle

Fibre Circle is a government-recognised producer responsibility organisation. We manage extended producer responsibility programmes to keep paper and paper packaging, which are renewable and recyclable products, out of South Africa’s landfills. This helps to create a clean and dignified living and working environment for all South Africans.


ROTOCON provides tailor-made turnkey solutions for the label printing and packaging industry. Our goal is to learn about your printing environment and recommend the ideal solution to meet your needs.

ROTOCON also provides the ECOLINE and CHROME range of finishing equipment, on-site service, spare parts, and previously owned finishing machines and printing presses.

Local production of solid rotary dies, print cylinders and accessories takes place out of the ROTOCON Johannesburg branch. At each depot, ROTOCON delivery vehicles handle the logistics of transferring orders – such as spare parts, tools and dies – under our own control from the airport directly to our customers

Siyakha Imperial Printing Company

Siyakha Imperial Printing Company (SIP) was established in 2000 with a vision of producing value added high quality labelling to the industry. We are perfectly positioned to provide comprehensive quality and cost-effective solutions to all your labelling needs. We specialize in Wrap Around, Shrink Sleeve and Pressure Sensitive Labels for the FMCG Market. Our products stand proud on supermarket shelves nationally and internationally. SIP’s experience and expertise makes it the first choice amongst a wide range of blue chip customers.

The Institute of Packaging SA (IPSA)

The Institute of Packaging SA (IPSA) is an association of packaging professionals whose aim is to promote high standards and professionalism in the packaging industry, to provide opportunities for networking and education and to promote the recognition of packaging as a profession. The Institute’s Gold Pack Awards, Student Gold Pack Awards and the four-tier skills development programme are key focus areas to achieve these aims.

Packaging SA

The Packaging Council of South Africa (PACSA) was founded in 1984 and has been replaced by a new industry body called Packaging SA.  Packaging SA is closely associated with The Institute of Packaging South Africa (IPSA).  Packaging SA is a voluntary industry body.  Its members are in two broad categories, Converters and Associates. The Converters represent some 70% of the revenue generated by the industry.  Associates are in effect the major raw material suppliers, material organizations, brand owners, retailers and other organizations and associations with interests in the packaging industry. Collectively this body directly employs some 60 000 people in South Africa.

Packaging SA represents views of its members on National issues with particular focus on environmental matters.

Plastics SA

Plastics|SA represents all sectors of the South African Plastics Industry including polymer producers and importers, converters, machine suppliers, fabricators and recyclers.

​Together with our associations, we play an active role in the growth and development of the SA industry and strive to address plastics related issues, influence role-players and make plastics the material of choice.

Printing SA

At Printing SA, we represent the interests of the printing, packaging, branding, creative design, marketing and communications industry. We ensure the industry is sustainable and that all stakeholders and, in particular, our members prosper.

South African National Bottled Water Association (SANBWA)

The South African National Bottled Water Association (SANBWA) is a voluntary association of bottlers whose primary concern is the health, safety and pleasure of our consumers.

We were formed in 1997 by several proactive bottlers who recognised the need for the natural bottled water industry to set standards with which to regulate their industry.

These bottlers researched the accepted norms, standards and government regulations of more established natural bottled water markets. This enabled them to provide input for new South African standards, in line with the European quality guidelines, with which to regulate and monitor the quality of local bottlers. This new South African legislation was published in the Government Gazette in July 2006 and promulgated a year later.

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Italian-South African Chamber of Trade and Industries

ItalCham is a strong and agile NPO that represents the local Italian-South African business community and supports any commercial activity between Italy and South Africa. 
As a bridge between Italian and South African business, we provide vital knowledge, contacts and tailor-made assistance to companies exploring the prospects of bilateral trade between the two countries.
​The Chamber offers a diverse array of services and is able to provide incisive advice on the South African and Italian markets.

We are extremely effective with assisting and representing small to medium businesses which do not yet have the funds to establish an office abroad.

Packaging and Print Media (PPM)

Published 11 times a year, PPM is dedicated to serving the needs of the commercial printing sector, packaging printers and converters, and packaging end users in the FMCG and retail sectors.

PACKAGING & Print Media, the official mouthpiece of IPSA and FTASA will be previewing the PROPAK CAPE show in a separate document to be posted out with the August issue of PPM.

We will also be printing extra copies to hand out at the show.

Food Review

Food Review has been the industry mouthpiece for the past 47 years and is more comprehensive, relevant and valuable than ever.

The journal is the only one of its kind in the country to target decision makers in the manufacturing processes of food, beverages and, related industries. It offers incisive and authoritative reports on all aspects of the process, from raw material sourcing, to manufacturing and packing, right down to the distribution and marketing of finished goods. Food Review informs readers about the introduction of new ingredients, equipment, products and packs, and provides objective commentary on local and international market trends and issues, as well as significant processing and packaging technologies.

Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review

Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review presents readers with incisive and authoritative reports on all aspects of manufacturing, packaging and marketing of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, toiletries, health and wellness, and household products. For the past 36 years, Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review has presented readers with reports on the manufacturing, packaging and marketing of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, toiletries, health and wellness and household products.

Where to Print

WHERE TO PRINT (BN 2115481) published by NUMBERS CMYK LTD (RC 728214) is Nigeria’s industry-licensed and dedicated bi-monthly trade magazine circulated free-of-charge to targeted print & allied stakeholders both in print and online. In 2020, WHERE To Print Ghana was birthed vide NUMBERS CMYK GHANA LTD (CS024612020) to continue to promote and positively influence print purchase decisions in these countries both in print and online –

Over the years, the publications have consistently worked and partnered with organisers of PROPAK brands in Africa especially in East, South and West Africa where we promote the largest packaging, plastics, food processing, labelling and print exhibitions in the regions i.e. PROPAK Cape, PROPAK East Africa, PROPAK Ghana, and PROPAK West Africa.

More importantly, we have also been publishing PROPAK West Africa DAILY, PROPAK East Africa DAILY and PROPAK Ghana DAILY to improve exhibition experience during the 3-Day show by reporting product launches, daily happenings, interviews/ news, and industry reports on a daily basis which is circulated free-of-charge to all participants (visitors, VIP Guests and exhibitors alike). With a minimum of 500 copies produced and distributed at these events every day, the DAILY has become the official mouth-piece and memorabilia of the shows giving value to all participants especially advertisers whose target markets are covered during the industry-dedicated events.

To partner with us to get into these specialised markets in Africa, email: or call: +234803 862 9114, (0)901 239 9805.

Engineering News

South Africa’s premier source of weekly real economy news on projects, products, policies, personalities & technoeconomic progress, covering a wide range of industries – from agropro-cessing to information technology – mainly in South & Southern Africa.

The GAPP Magazine

If you can print it, on it or with it – The GAPP Magazine covers it. With an Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) Certified Distribution, The GAPP Magazine reaches key decision makers in the Printing, Packaging, Signage, Graphics, Advertising, Corporate and FMCG industries. Our readers are the decision-makers, movers and shakers behind this multi-billion rand industry. This premium industry publication boasts top level editorial content that is complemented by a sophisticated look and feel. The GAPP Magazine is now in East and West Africa.

Supermarket & Retailer

Supermarket & Retailer brings wholesalers, retailers and suppliers the latest industry  news,  store trends, merchandising,  promo ideas and operating  efficiencies in  our  monthly  printed publication,  our Equipment & Services Buyers Guide and our website.

SA Polymer Technology

Summit Publishing – based in Cape Town, South Africa – launched SA Polymer Technology magazine in 2002. Publisher, Martin Wells, has more than 40 years’ experience as a journalist and editor focusing on the polymer industry. The magazine is published six times a year in Feb, April, June, August, October and December and has a mailing list of over 2500 addresses. Our readers include individuals across the spectrum of the Southern African polymer industry – from equipment and material manufacturers and suppliers, their agents and principals, convertors, recyclers, raw material suppliers, product manufacturers and plastics services and ancillaries’ suppliers. Our readers also include members of research and development facilities in South Africa.

Independent Media (IOL)

Independent Media is a leading multi-platform content company in South Africa. The company’s stable of publications includes the country’s most prominent newspapers that focus on major metropolitan areas such as Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town and also has a strong presence in the Eastern Cape for the Xhosa speaking community. Business Report is the largest business newspaper in South Africa. Independent Media has an established loyal base due to its uncompromising approach to delivering fresh, original content to its audiences with the aid of cutting-edge journalism from South Africa’s most talented news staff. The company aims to become the leading content provider across media platforms in Africa by adopting best global practice, investing in state-of-the-art technology and employing highly skilled individuals.

Specialised Exhibitions

Specialised Exhibitions offers South Africa’s largest portfolio of exhibitions servicing business to business sectors of the Southern African economy. Backed by over 50 years of experience, Specialised Exhibitions, a division of Montgomery Group, is widely recognised as an organiser of innovative, inspiring, and highly effective exhibitions that meet the needs of the industries it serves.