OPERATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Our continuous investment in new machinery and cutting edge technology ensures more variety and improved efficiency within our flexible plastic offering, helping us keep pace with an ever-evolving industry.

SUPERIOR TECHNOLOGY

The philosophy at ITB is to continuously invest in top of the range technology and machinery. ITB has invested significantly in this area over the past few years. This commitment to top quality machinery allows us to manufacture a wide range of products with technically superior properties.

Investing substantially in the latest technology keeps us abreast with global trends.

MANUFACTURING FACILITIES

ITB’s head office and manufacturing centre located in Isithebe, KwaZulu-Natal, has in excess of 22 000 m², housing production, warehousing and office space. ITB’s warehouse has the capacity to hold in excess of 1 200 tonnes of raw material.

Sales, communication and distribution activities are activated through the dedicated national sales team with offices in KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and the Western Cape.

22 000 m2

HOUSING PRODUCTION,
WAREHOUSING AND OFFICE SPACE

1 200 TONNES

RAW MATERIAL
CAPACITY

ITB has a well-structured management team with a robust foundation, built on experience and dedication. Production skills, particularly in development/ technical, printing and conversion are of an exceptional standard.

CERTIFIED QUALITY

The Quality Management System of ITB is based on ISO 9001 with quality management audits conducted on an annual basis with a three-year certification body.

ISO is the guiding principle of all work-related procedures with a strong emphasis on quality aspects.

ITB also holds an ISO 22000 food safety management certification. As a business, we strive to increase value in the supply chain by providing excellent quality products and timeous service to customers. Recent surveys have shown that customer satisfaction is at an all-time high.

Our superior print capabilities have been recognised by The Flexographic Technical Association of South Africa Excellence Awards, with numerous accolades.

ITB prides itself on its quality processes which are best served to deliver quality products

ISO 9001

QUALITY CERTIFIED

ISO 22000

FOOD SAFETY MANAGEMENT CERTIFIED

A CLEANER ENVIRONMENT

We promote and manage waste avoidance as a key driver for the concept of sustainability and invest in clean technology in order to minimise emissions, to balance environmental, economic and social aspects of sustainability.

Our philosophy of avoidance and reduction enables us to eliminate waste through closed cycles that maximise the value of materials in environmental and economic terms, thus improving resource use efficiency at all times.

As a step towards making a meaningful contribution, and providing a solution toward a cleaner environment, we recycle all in-house surplus and waste material ensuring that manufacturing scrap never enters the waste stream.

We firmly support the “reduce, reuse, recycle” principle.

ECO-FRIENDLY PLASTIC PACKAGING

ITB has produced a 100% recyclable sturdy plastic bag. It is thicker than the ordinary plastic bag creating a sturdier product. It can be reused for up to two years.

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF RECYCLING

In the recycling process, old material is reprocessed into new products with the aim of preventing the waste of potentially useful materials.

There are numerous favourable environmental benefits from the recycling process versus biodegradable packaging:

  • Reduces the consumption of fresh raw materials – conserves natural resources
  • Avoids the environmentally damaging process of mining and harvesting new virgin material
  • Reduces and diverts waste
  • Reduces energy usage, air (from incineration) and water (from land filling) pollution
  • Lowers greenhouse gas emissions compared to virgin production

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies of degradable, biodegradable and oxo-biodegradable biopolymers are inconclusive, recycling is still one of the key components of modern waste management.

However, as we are continuously striving for superior performance, and our commitment to contribute to long-term sustainable development, we intend on learning more about these new materials.