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Article by Nampak 28 September 2012

Alternapak and Nampak join forces for long life liquid products

A cooperation agreement to develop the fast growing African market for long life liquid products was
concluded by Alternapak and Nampak in Cape Town recently.

Alternapak is a supplier of aseptic reels for brick-style packaging in Europe, and Nampak is Africa’s largest
packaging company, employing over 12 000 people. The signatories were Jurg Schwarz, a member of
Alternapak’s Supervisory Board, and Philip de Weerdt, a Nampak Group Executive.

In terms of the cooperation agreement, Alternapak will supply products, as well as technical know-how
and support, while Nampak will market the opportunity. Alternapak’s aseptic board can be used for long
life milk and juice. Supplied in reels, it is printed and creased for folding on existing filling machines.
At present, Alternapak supplies a number of leading dairy and juice manufacturers in Europe, namely Arla,
Muellermilch and Refresco. Previously, Nampak’s focus has been on fresh milk, with a small percentage of
hot fill long life juice. However, growing the long life offering in South Africa and the rest of Africa is a priority
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