Industry news


08 March 2017

BUDGET: Higher packaging targets chosen

Chancellor Philip Hammond has backed the most ambitious packaging targets proposed by Defra for 2018-20, and announced consultation on extending the scope of landfill tax to illegal disposals of waste, following the lead in Wales and Scotland.

Source: www.mrw.co.uk

06 March 2017

Midlands-based packaging outfits merge

CPS Flexible and Mercury Packaging have merged, forming a £15m-turnover company. 

6 March 2017

The pros and cons of personalised packaging for FMCG brands

With personalisation an ever-increasing phenomenon, we take a look at what effect personalised packaging is having on the consumer, courtesy of Nikki Gilliland from Econsultancy.

02 February 2017

Packaging penalties ‘should be spent on sector’

Industry figures have suggested that more money from breaches of packaging recycling regulations should go back into the sector.

Source: www.mrw.co.uk

01 February 2017

Warning: fast food packaging and grease-proof paper contain potentially harmful chemicals 

Some fast food packaging contains potentially harmful chemicals that can leach into food, warns a new study.

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

31 January 2016

Are brands taking packaging seriously?

It has been dubbed "the silent salesman" whose customers condemn it for its wasteful ways as much as they value its help when choosing what to buy.

25 January 2016

European parliament backs bioplastics in vote on waste legislation and packaging

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee (ENVI) has backed bioplastics in a vote on waste legislation.

January 2017

Stand Up Pouches - Product Packaging Done Right

Why a Trump Presidency Could Mean the End of Safe Packaging for Food

Source: www.standuppouches.net

18 January 2017

Two Retirees Create Marijuana Packaging Business in Colorado

The legal marijuana business has created a multibillion-dollar industry, including some interesting side ventures and spinoffs, and even unlikely entrepreneurs have found lucrative niches.

Source: www.nytimes.com

January 16 2017

Unilever sets goal to ensure all its plastic packaging is recyclable by 2025

Unilever has vowed to ensure all of plastic packaging is fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025, in a bid to bolster resource security and reduce the impact of plastic waste on marine habitats.... 

Source: www.businessgreen.com 

09 January 2017

Design in 2017 – what will packaging look like?

As part of our series on the future of design in 2017, Coley Porter Bell CEO Vicky Bullen looks at what will happen in packaging design over the next 12 months.

Source: www.designweek.co.uk

November 10 2016

China's packaging makers see profits squeezed as e-commerce boom draws new competitors

SHANGHAI, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Chinese packaging makers are bracing themselves for Singles' Day on Friday, stocking up on cardboard and taking on staff ahead of an online shopping bonanza that shifts more goods than Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the United States combined.

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

November 09 2016

Liquid Packaging Market Worth 370.75 Billion USD by 2021 

The report "Liquid Packaging Market by Packaging Type (Flexible, Rigid), Resin (Polyethylene, Polypropylene), End-use Industries (Food & Beverage, Industrial), Technique (Aseptic Liquid Packaging, Blow Molding, Form Fill Seal Technology) - Global Forecast to 2021", published by MarketsandMarkets The global market is projected to reach USD 370.75 Billion by 2021, registering a CAGR of 5.4% between 2016 and 2021.

Source: www.prnewswire.co.uk

07 November 2016

The deception behind food packaging

A team of researchers from Kiel University have found that food contained in light-coloured packaging appears to be healthier to consumers.

Source: www.newfoodmagazine.com

07 November 2016

From Idea to Packaging Prototype at UK’s First PackRight Centres

DS Smith has opened its first two UK PackRight Centres, giving customers the opportunity to work with packaging experts to design and build new or improved packaging prototypes. 

Source: www.packagingeurope.com

27 October 2016

Behavioural economics is the future of packaging

The study of how we make decisions and why we choose to buy certain products is becoming the focus of consumer goods companies and retailers 

Source: raconteur.net

26 October 2016

Misleading packaging blamed for 21 tonne wipes blockage in Lincoln

UK water companies are appealing to Trading Standards to end misleading packaging after it was revealed 21 tonnes of wipes and sanitary items were flushed in Lincoln.

Source: thelincolnite.co.uk

26 October 2016

Compostable and edible packaging: the companies waging war on plastic 

A new generation of manufacturers and scientists is working to tackle the global plastic waste crisis head on

Source: www.theguardian.com

24 October 2016

Artificial Intelligence - the solution to food waste at home.

Developers of the EatBy App have incorporated artificial intelligence into their kitchen management and grocery list app to reduce domestic food waste.

Source: www.packagingtoday.co.uk

24 October 2016

Softly does it

With a volume of 1.8 trillion litres in 2016, the non-alcoholic beverage market is big news. Canadean helps Packaging Today track innovation in beverage packaging, and asks what’s on the horizon for this colossal sector.

Source: www.packagingtoday.co.uk

24 October 2016

Food & Beverage Metal Cans Market Worth 63.01 Billion USD by 2022 

The report "Food & Beverage Metal Cans Market by Type (2-piece, 3-piece), Material (Aluminum, Steel), Application (Beverages (Alcoholic, CSD, Sports & Energy Drinks), and Food (Fruits & Vegetables, Convenience Food, Pet Food, Meat & Seafood)) - Global Forecast to 2022", The market is projected to reach 551.38 Billion units in terms of volume by 2022, and USD 63.01 Billion in terms of value and CAGR of 3.6% by the same year.

Source: www.prnewswire.com

20 October 2016

Denso launches scanners with RFID and NFC

Denso has announced the release of two new scanners, with RFID and NFC technology, onto the market.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk

20 October 2016

Smart packaging market to reach £21bn by 2024

The global smart packaging market is expected to reach $26.7bn (£21.75bn) by 2024, according to a new report.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk

20 October 2016

Cardboard packaging maker WE Roberts quadruples pre-tax profits as investment in machinery pays off

A cardboard packaging manufacturer more than quadrupled pre-tax profits to £385,000 as a seven-figure investment in machinery paid off.

Source: www.kentonline.co.uk

20 October 2016

Bulletproof Forges Bold New Packaging and Visual Identity for Beyond Meat 

The New York office of strategic brand and packaging design agency Bulletproof has created a bold new visual identity and packaging design for Beyond Meat; a plant-based protein brand with ambitious plans to change the way the world ‘meats’. 

Source: www.packagingeurope.com

18 October 2016

£110m-turnover packaging group snapped up

A £110m-turnover packaging group which has six manufacturing sites in the UK and Ireland has been acquired by a family-owned Spanish business.

Source: www.insidermedia.com

14 October 2016

Linx enables 40,000 yogurt pot label printing per hour

Linx Printing Technologies has supplied continuous ink jet printers to enable printing for 40,000 yogurt pots every hour at leading Israeli dairy company.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk

13 October 2016

Unilever looks for quick end to Tesco price stand-off

Brexit is being blamed for the absence of big brands from Tesco’s online store following a price disagreement with Unilever.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk

12 October 2016

Asda recalls tiger sausage rolls after packaging does not list milk as an ingredient

'You do not need your receipt. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused,' says the supermarket

Source: www.independent.co.uk

30 September 2016

Activia gets new look and updated packaging

Consultancy FutureBrand has worked on the redesign, which includes a new “interlocking” icon emphasising Activia’s digestive health benefits.

Source: www.designweek.co.uk

28 September 2016

UK first for ProPrint as it buys new Graphium press

ProPrint Group has invested in a new FFEI Graphium hybrid flexographic and UV inkjet label press, the first in the UK.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk

September 2016

Our secret's out.

Since we started shipping bikes eight years ago, here at VanMoof we’ve struggled to find shipping partners that give our bikes the same obsessive love and care that we do.

Source: medium.com

September 2016

Kola Premium Cannabis Capsules

Cannabis capsules never looked so good. Hired Guns Creative was tasked with designing Kola Premium Cannabis, giving it a sleek and modern look for a product that goes beyond organic.

Source: www.thedieline.com

22 September 2016

How to bring a packaging idea to life (and life to your ideas)

The clearest, most intuitive and understandable ideas are usually the simplest ones. Apple is a classic example. Its packaging mirrors the simplicity and minimalizing of the branding through a clean, intuitive structure that's not only functional, but beautiful. The products inside are revealed bit by bit, adding to the whole experience of unwrapping the device - writes Gillian Garside-Wight, packaging technology director at Sun Branding Solutions. 

Source: www.packagingeurope.com

22 September 2016

The packaging tricks companies use to make us spend

From celebrity endorsements to word repetition, companies use seven particular tactics to persuade us to part with our money, research has found.

Source: home.bt.com

21 September 2016

Packaging Innovations London 2016 | Organisers report resounding success

Early indicators point to huge success for London’s only packaging exhibition which took place on 14-15 September at Olympia.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk

21 September 2016

INCPEN aims to counter packaging myths

The Industry Council for research on Packaging and the Environment (INCPEN) is launching an initiative to try to counter packaging myths.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk

20 September 2016

FPA congratulates Frugalpac and calls for more government support on paper cups

The FPA has called on the government to fully support the Paper Cup Recycling Manifesto.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk

20 September 2016

Tetra Pak to target 100% juice sector

Tetra Pak is targeting the 100% juice drinks sector, which it is forecasting to return to growth by 2018.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk

15 September 2016

MW unveils Victoria Beckham limited edition make-up case

After months of secrecy, MW Luxury Packaging has unveiled its luxury pack for a Victoria Beckham limited edition make-up case.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk

02 September 2016

Liberal Democrats call for 5p charge on coffee cups

The Liberal Democrats have called for the introduction of a 5p charge on disposable coffee cups to cut usage.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk

02 September 2016

Malibu launches smart bottle to boost consumer loyalty

Malibu has launched what it claims is the largest deployment of near field communication (NFC) enabled connected bottles, in 1,600 Tesco stores.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk

19 August 2016

Packaging Innovations London 2016 | BCMPA returns to Olympia

The British Contract Manufacturers and Packers Association (BCMPA) will be at the London show, offering advice on outsourcing projects.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk

19 August 2016

Food packs could be labelled with pictures of teaspoons of salt and sugar

Food packaging could soon have images of teaspoons of sugar or salt to indicate the content of the food, according to a report from the Department of Health.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk

17 August 2016

Pizza Hut in UK made a playable DJ pizza box and will give them out

Pizza Hut's latest marketing gimmick in the UK is pretty awesome - and techy.

Source: www.pocket-lint.com

29 July 2016

Amazon will fix packaging waste issue with new technology

The online retailer will trial more sensible delivery boxes thanks to new technology. But what could it mean for your money?

Source: home.bt.com

27 July 2016

Parenteral Packaging Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016 - 2026

NEW YORK, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In this report, Future Market Insights (FMI) offers a 10-year forecast of the global parenteral packaging market between 2016 and 2026. In terms of value, the market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 10.2% over the forecast period. 

Source: www.prnewswire.com

27 July 2016

What Inspired Kylie Jenner's KyShadow Packaging? She Spills All On Her App — VIDEO

Kylie Jenner's KyShadow palette has officially become one of the fastest selling products from the brand. One glance at the product, though, and it's easy to see why this is the case. From the signature drips on the cover to the product inside, it's perfect. 

Source: www.bustle.com

26 July 2016

Macfarlane Group set to buy Leicester packaging firm

Glasgow-based Macfarlane Group is poised to make another acquisition in England as its continues to expand its packaging distribution business.

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

26 July 2016

Young’s names packaging firm supplier of year

THE international packaging company DS Smith has boxed away some tough  competition to receive Young’s Seafood’s  Supplier of the Year for Packaging award.

Source: www.fishupdate.com

25 July 2016

Steel recycling soars in latest packaging data

The amount of steel packaging recycled in the second quarter of 2016 has spiked according to provisional data released by the Environment Agency on Friday (22 July).

Source: www.letsrecycle.com

21 July 2016

Easysnacking™ Breaks the Ice for Frozen Yoghurt

The award-winning EasySnacking™ pack from RPC Superfos has played a crucial role in the success of a new range of frozen yogurt from Luxlait, Luxembourg’s leading dairy company.

Source: www.packagingeurope.com

21 July 2016

Plain confectionery packaging a heavy-handed response to health concerns

Legislating for tobacco-style plain packages for confectionery is a disproportionate response to the obesity crisis and strips companies if valuable trademarks, writes the institute of Economic Affairs' head of lifestyle economics.

Source: www.confectionerynews.com

20 July 2016

Corrugated packaging companies join forces to form new alliance

Nine independent packaging manufacturers have joined forces to form a “unique partnership” that will aim to help businesses throughout the UK and Ireland to streamline how their packaging is sourced, stored and supplied. 

Source: www.foodbev.com

19 July 2016

Imperial saffron is the new brown for Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton is ditching its famous chocolate-brown packaging, used since 2003, for a lighter shade.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk

19 July 2016

Industry heads into unchartered territory as Brexit hits confidence

The packaging industry has been urged to keep calm as it sails into “unchartered territory” following the UK vote to leave the European Union.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk

14 July 2016

Sustainability Awards Winner: Bio-Based

The winner of our 2016 Sustainability Award for bio-based packaging is Solidus Solutions, for its solid board enriched with Tomato PLANT Fibre.

Source: www.packagingeurope.com

14 July 2016

Green packaging market – top level sustainable option for packaging industry; research report 2016

Packaging is one of the most important promotional tools to attract customers. For consumers, packaging refers to safety convenience and comfort, and for manufacturers, packaging represents profit and survival. 

Source: www.yourrenewablenews.com

14 July 2016

Sainsbury’s and Tesco recall canned packs

Supermarket giants Sainsbury’s and Tesco are recalling some of their canned pasta products as they may contain pieces of rubber.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk

13 July 2016

PFF unveils £1m innovation centre

The PFF Packaging Group has unveiled a £1m innovation centre built to reduce time to design and produce bespoke food packaging.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk

13 July 2016

Huber Announces New Innovative Packaging Launch

Huber Engineered Materials, a division of J.M. Huber Corporation, announces the launch of a new packaging concept implemented at its Havre de Grace, Maryland (U.S.), precipitated amorphous silica production facility. 

Source: www.packagingeurope.com

13 July 2016

The Trend of Recycling Cosmetics Packaging

Cosmetics are part of a multi-billion dollar global industry expected to reach $675 billion by 2020. As with most industries today, one of its fastest growing influences on consumer purchasing behavior are claims for sustainability. 

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

06 July 2016

Luxury Packaging Awards 2016 | Judging day video

Judges for Luxury Packaging Awards 2016 share their thoughts on the array of entries. The awards dinner will take place at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, 14 September.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk

June 2016

Bright future for global luxury packaging market

An insight into the luxury packaging market that continues to grow globally, driven by exciting trends - the surge of personalised packaging, attention to sustainability issues, economic and demographic drivers.

Source: www.smitherspira.com

22 June 2016

Advertising students rework food packaging to show calorie counts

Two Madrid-based advertising students have been reworking some of the world's most recognisable food packaging to betray the calorie counts of the tasty treats inside.

Source: www.thedrum.com

13 June 2016

Sun Branding helps create 3D effect on Comfort packs

Sun Branding has revealed it was behind the launch of Comfort packs featuring innovative real gold particles, creating a 3D effect.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk

02 June 2016

Wilkins Group invests £300,000 in new Heiber + Schröber kit

The Wilkins Group has invested £300,000 in a new rotary window patching and lining machine as part of its ongoing investment plan to increase capacity.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk

02 June 2016

Packaging’s Role in Reducing Environmental Impact

The environmental impact and sustainability credentials of food and drink packaging are now firmly at the front of consumers’ minds. This interest has progressed from a focus on the end-of-life of a package – over 80% of consumers are now actively recycling waste – to an increasing appreciation of the beginning-of-life, with customers associating ethically sourced products with good quality. Furthermore, two thirds of consumers say that they have bought environmental products, even when they cost more.

Source: www.packagingeurope.com

01 June 2016

Can packaging help patients learn?

Joe Reynolds thinks so. As research manager in Noble’s design and engineering department, Reynolds helps drug and medical device manufacturers develop training aids that can help patients learn how to self-administer therapies. 

Source: www.packagingdigest.com

01 June 2016

Young’s in ‘Dragon’s Den’ packaging quest

A ‘DRAGON’S Den’ style event has been held at Grimsby based Young’s Seafood to find the best new, innovative packaging ideas that could transform the future of the sector.

Source: www.fishupdate.com

30 May 2016

Plastic packaging levy 'could cut Welsh beach litter'

Calls for a plastic food packaging levy to help reduce litter have been made by an environmental group.

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

25 May 2016

Mind changer: Is plain packaging the cure for our cigarette habit? 

It's a hotly contested subject amongst smokers and non-smokers alike: will plain packaging bring down smoking rates, or will it have no discernible impact at all? 

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

24 May 2016

Poundland donates £800k to UK charities from plastic carrier bag charge

Poundland is to donate almost £800,000 to charities across England, Scotland and Wales, from the sales of its plastic carrier bags.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk

24 May 2016

FPA: Labels and rules should prevent takeaway food fatalities

Following a Yorkshire man’s death from peanuts in a takeaway curry, the FPA says allergen labelling and EU regs should prevent such fatalities.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk

13 May 2016

Bridget Jones actress in glass recycling video

A new Friends of Glass video features comic actress Sally Phillips highlighting the environmental benefits of glass bottles and jars.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk

12 May 2016

Unilever Develops Groundbreaking Sustainable Packaging

On any given day, 2 billion people use Unilever products to look good, feel good and get more out of life.

Source: www.triplepundit.com

11 May 2016

EU approves smart plant-based food packaging

Bioplastic packaging that extends the shelf life of food and informs when it is no longer fit to eat has been given the green light by the EU.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk

5 May 2016

Challenges for the Global Packaging Industry

Several studies presented recently have examined the global packaging market and defined trends, challenges and opportunities.

Source: www.packagingeurope.com

27 April 2016

KFC introduces edible bowls to replace plastic packaging

KFC has announced it's trialing edible bowls in some branches in India.

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

21 April 2016

Vegware Wins 2nd Queen’s Award for Compostable Packaging with Recycling Support

Edinburgh eco packaging firm Vegware win their second Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation – the SME’s 60th accolade.

Source: www.packagingeurope.com

20 April 2016

EU circular economy plan may threaten packaging

The European Commission’s (EC’s) ‘circular economy’ proposals may sound very general and still look a long way off as far as regulation goes

Source: www.foodmanufacture.co.uk

20 April 2016

Coca-Cola overhauls pack designs to utilise iconic red branding

Coca-Cola has taken a hugely strategic branding decision to roll out new packaging for cans and bottles of its diet and low sugar variants, largely keeping the iconic red packaging of regular Coke.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk