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23 November 2017

Barriers vs Lightweighting

The objectives of increasing barrier properties and decreasing the amount of packaging material both answer the calls of sustainability and cost efficiency. Better barriers cut food waste; thinner substrates translate to material and energy reductions. However, the two objectives are often in tension. Tim Sykes and Libby White explore the technological strategies and trade-offs involved in balancing them.

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


22 November 2017

Finnish sustainable packaging start-up wins circular economy prize

Finnish start-up Sulapac has won the 2017 Green Alley Award for its innovative alternative packaging for cosmetics products.

Earlier this month (9 November) in Berlin, Sulapac, the brainchild of Suvi Haimi and Laura Kyllönen, beat five other finalists from France, Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands to win Europe’s first award for circular economy start-ups launched in 2014 by Green Alley Investment GmbH and the German crowdfunding platform Seedmatch.

The full story can be found at - resource.co


22 November 2017

Pharma R&D focus helps advance contract packaging market 

New report says that while food and beverage leads the market, the pharmaceutical industry will drive this market through 2022. 

The full story can be found at - www.packworld.com


16 November 2017

Coveris launches new waste recovery system

Coveris has marked a decade of its in-house sustainability drive with the launch of a new recovery system.

Based at its Lincolnshire environmental services facility, Recoveris enables the delamination and separation of label stock from silicone backing paper for reprocessing.

The full story can be found at - www.packagingnews.co.uk


15 November 2017

Qualvis creates gift box solution for Clipper

Leading print & packaging firm, Qualvis, has created a variety pack of infusions for organic and Fairtrade tea company, Clipper. Initially produced as a limited edition, the gift box holds a selection of 6 flavour varieties in separate compartments with each containing 10 infusion envelopes.  

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


15 November 2017

Packaging needs of gen-next consumers

Any business no matter what the size, from a start up to an established enterprise, B2B or B2C that does not keep in mind the needs, wants and desires of the millennial generation will be executing a flawed strategy which will setup them for either failure or a painfully long learning curve.

The full story can be found at - retail.economictimes.indiatimes.com


14 November 2017

HP to usher in new design era with its revolutionary software

HP is opening its software to help creatives and brands collaborate to achieve greater and more rapid customisation and personalisation of their products.

The full story can be found at - www.thedrum.com


08 November 2017

Smurfit Kappa working with ‘70% of leading European e-retail brands’

Smurfit Kappa said it’s now working with 70% of leading European e-retail brands and is renaming its e-tail offering.

The full story can be found at - www.packagingnews.co.uk


07 November 2017

Constantia introduces interactive packaging

Constantia Flexibles has launched Constantia Interactive, a new offering to facilitate digital communication and marketing opportunities in the food and pharmaceutical industries. 

The full story can be found at - www.labelsandlabeling.com


07 November 2017

Coca-Cola to double use of recycled plastic in PET bottles to 50%

Coca-Cola has announced a new set of sustainability commitments in Western Europe: saying it will ensure all packaging is recyclable or reusable; and aiming to collect 100% of its packaging. It will also use 50% recycled plastic in its PET bottles and work on developing new sustainable packaging materials. 

The full story can be found at - www.beveragedaily.com


06 November 2017

The Power of Silence

In 2010 Mehmet Gözetlik (co-founder and executive art director of Antrepo) released images of familiar branded goods stripped of the ‘visual noise’. The project went viral, in the process shaking the design world and eliciting a profound emotional response from millions of consumers. With the benefit of seven years’ hindsight Mehmet talks to Tim Sykes about the ideal of minimalism in a maximalist market – and is as passionate as ever about rescuing the human psyche from data overload.

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


03 November 2017

This edible packaging will make you reconsider seaweed

And if you don't want to eat it, it will dissolve quickly in water

Many Westerners don't include seaweed in their regular greens consumption unless they're sushi enthusiasts, but more than 21 species of the high-protein stuff are used in Japan (and in other Asian cuisines)...

The full story can be found at - www.businessgreen.com


03 November 2017

Emoji themed anti-litter campaign to target schools

A new emoji-based anti-litter campaign targeting schools has been unveiled.

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) and PlasticsEurope have linked up with the Marine Conservation Society for the new drive called ‘Bincentives’.

The full story can be found at - www.packagingnews.co.uk


02 November 2017

Qualvis Qube hits sweet spot with confectionery manufacturers

An innovation that was initially aimed at the drinks industry for bottle conveyance, has become a hit at retail with confectionery manufacturers.

The full story can be found at - www.packagingnews.co.uk


01 November 2017

Beauty’s ‘Gastronomia’ Trend Remains Healthy 

Three innovative personal care products blur the line between beauty and food—and boast innovative packaging to boot.

The full story can be found at - www.beautypackaging.com


01 November 2017

Brandon Reveals Identity and Packaging Design for Atkins Harvest

Brandon recently designed the identity and packaging for Atkins Nutrition's new sub range of carb-lite, low sugar, gluten free bars, 'Atkins Harvest.' The new range aims to move Atkins into the gluten free aisle, as the trend for healthy eating continues to sweep the UK.

The full story can be found at - www.dexigner.com


01 November 2017

Toluna launches package design testing tool

US – Digital consumer insight company, Toluna, has released an automated DIY tool for feedback on package design concepts called PowerPack.  

The full story can be found at - www.research-live.com


31 October 2017

5 Packaging Design Must-Dos For Mass Consumer Appeal

According to Walmart’s corporate website, Wal-Mart Discount Stores offer 120,000 items and their Wal-Mart Super Centers offer approximately 142,000 different items in-store. 

The full story can be found at - www.forbes.com


25 October 2017

Hershey adds ‘spooky’ packaging to KitKat and Reese’s to boost Halloween candy sales

Hershey's KitKat and Reese’s brands for Halloween this year will come in glow-in-the-dark and ‘spooky eyeballs’ packaging. 

The full story can be found at - www.confectionerynews.com


25 October 2017

China bans foreign waste – but what will happen to the world’s recycling?

The move by the world's largest recyclable materials importer will leave other nations searching for alternative waste-management solutions

The dominant position that China holds in global manufacturing means that for many years China has also been the largest global importer of many types of recyclable materials. Last year, Chinese manufacturers imported 7.3 million metric tonnes of waste plastics from developed countries including the UK, the EU, the US and Japan.

The full story can be found at - www.independent.co.uk


24 October 2017

Apple’s Tim Cook plants trees at Iggesund

Apple’s Tim Cook visited Iggesund in Sweden to discover more about the sustainability work that lies behind the paperboard material Invercote.

The manufacturer, Iggesund Paperboard, is part of the Holmen forest industry group and is at the forefront of sustainability. Present to discuss with Tim Cook were Holmen’s chief executive Henrik Sjölund and Iggesund Paperboard’s chief executive Daniel Peltonen.

The full story can be found at - www.packagingnews.co.uk

 

 


24 October 2017

Notts firm that's innovating packaging for Asda, Pizza Express and Pukka Pie

Wilkins Group recently invested £600,000 on a new machine that makes luxury packaging

Family-run global packaging and printing firm The Wilkins Group’s work is there for all to see on supermarket shelves, working for some of the biggest retailers, brands and suppliers. Dan Robinson visits its Colwick factory to find out how it became one of the major players in its chosen market – and how technology is helping it innovate for future expansion.

The full story can be found at - www.nottinghampost.com

 

 


23 October 2017

DS Smith develops new screw cap adapter for bag-in-box packaging

DS Smith’s business unit Worldwide Dispensers Europe has developed a new screw cap adapter for bag-in-box packaging with an external tamper evident ring.

The new screw cap adapter has been developed to replace previous system with an inner pull-off membrane.

Available in different types of plastics dispensing glands, the tamper evident screw cap adapter is designed to suit for all bag-in-box formats and can be used with different types of plastics dispensing glands.

The full story can be found at - closures.packaging-business-review.com

 


23 October 2017

Croxsons Clear Choice for Brighton Gin Half Bottle Launch

Leading glass packaging company, Croxsons, has created primary packaging and cork closures for Brighton Gin’s new 350ml Two-Pitch bottle. 

Having designed the original 700ml bottle and cork closure for the distiller as a start-up, including their more recent 50ml miniature range, the glass packaging firm was in the mix once again as Brighton Gin launch their handbag-sized product. 

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com

 


23 October 2017

Mastering the product packaging design process 

Instruct the designers well, but maintain the vision for your product in the face of off-brief ideas.

If your product is set to be sat on a shelf crammed with competitors, you want it to stand out. A label or packaging that grabs attention, but also tells your brand story, is key if it’s to catch the eyes of consumers.

The full story can be found at - www.telegraph.co.uk

 


23 October 2017

IPL | 7 Secrets of Highly Successful Packaging – SHELF IMPACT

The first in a series of seven, IPL Packaging’s LB Odendaal discusses one of those vital attributes that take packaging from ordinary to exceptional.

Secret #1 – SHELF IMPACT

The most effective and successful brands are those that stand out distinctively – and packaging design is a critical element for effective brand standout.

The full story can be found at - www.packagingnews.co.uk

 


23 October 2017

John Nelson | Four drivers for luxury packaging markets

The distinction between mass-market and luxury products is becoming blurred, prompting luxury brands to turn to innovative technologies and strategies to attract customers to their high-end goods.

According to the new Smithers Pira report – The Future of Luxury Packaging to 2022 – the luxury packaging market was valued at over $13.77 billion in 2016, with global sales forecast to increase by 3.4% in 2017 to $14.25 billion. In volume terms, a growth rate of 2.6% is forecast for 2017, after which the world market is expected to increase by an annual average of 1.3% up to 2022.

The full story can be found at - www.packagingnews.co.uk

 


19 October 2017

Sustainable packaging to attract consumers in 2018

A study on consumer trends has pegged sustainable packaging as one to watch as food manufacturers move into the new year.

Recycling campaigns and government bans are turning consumers heads towards green alternatives, research by Mintel says.

The full story can be found at - www.newfoodmagazine.com


12 October 2017

Supermarkets must stop using plastic packaging, says former Asda boss 

Exclusive: Consumers do not want plastic-polluted oceans so supermarkets and packaging industry have to work together, says Andy Clarke.

The former boss of Asda is calling for supermarkets to stop using plastic packaging saying billions of pounds of investment in recycling has failed to resolve the world’s plastic proliferation crisis.

The full story can be found at  - www.theguardian.com


11 October 2017

Pret to trial reusable glass water bottles in selected outlets

The chief executive of Pret a Manger has revealed that three of its outlets will trial the sale of reusable glass bottles for water.

According to a blog by Clive Schlee, the aim is to understand if customers choose to refill a bottle rather than buying a new plastic one.

Plastic bottles will remain on sale but the glass bottles will be sold alongside. Selected stores will incorporate filtered water stations enabling customers to refill their glass bottle.

The full story can be found at  - www.packagingnews.co.uk


06 October 2017

Crabbie’s launches rugby rewards promo packs

Crabbie’s has launched new promo packs on the back of its long-term sponsorship of the Rugby Union season.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk


21 September 2017

UNI Packaging provides digital solution for Ice & Easy’s drinks pouches

UNI Packaging has worked with the Ice Co to provide digitally printed stand-up pouches for its ‘Ice & Easy’ branded Frozen Alcoholic Slushies.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk


18 September 2017

Doisy & Dam unveils new look packaging

Superfood chocolate brand, Doisy & Dam, has updated its signature patterned packaging.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk


15 September 2017

MPs revive inquiry into plastic packaging and paper cups

MPs are to reopen an inquiry into single use plastic bottles and disposable coffee cups.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk


04 September 2017

Lidl airbrushing crosses from food? You can’t just excise religion from life

It’s a grandiloquent moral to draw from the packaging on supermarket yoghurt, but ignoring faiths won’t make the future pasteurised.

Source: www.theguardian.com


04 September 2017

Glass packaging demand grows in Europe

Glass packaging production in Europe grew by 2.9% in volume and by 2.1% in unit terms in 2016 according to data published today by the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE).

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk


24 August 2017

The ridiculous habit that's adding an extra £33 to your shopping bill - but you don't have to fall for it

We may be a nation of bargain hunters but when it comes to luxury packaging, Britons are hooked on looks

Source: www.mirror.co.uk


23 August 2017

McDonald's in luxe limited edition packaging first

An as-yet-unnamed digital printer has been tasked with producing a luxe limited edition box to mark the ‘unexpected pairing’ of fashion designer Julien Macdonald OBE with fast food chain McDonald’s UK. 

Source: www.printweek.com


23 August 2017

Borough Market to phase out plastic bottles

London’s Borough market has claimed that the introduction of free drinking water fountains is a big step towards the area becoming “plastic free”.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk


21 August 2017

West Berkshire Brewery to build new beer packaging line

The West Berkshire Brewery is building what is believed to be one of the UK’s most flexible and highest quality beer packaging lines.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk


18 August 2017

Fanta’s journey from Sicily to hall of fame | Case study

The story behind Fanta’s new spiral bottle was one of many ups and downs. It took years to come to fruition and at one point was in danger of going nowhere. Philip Chadwick looks at how the project became hugely successful.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk


03 August 2017

Water soluble film from Mondi reduces waste and improves safety

Mondi’s technical films business has created a water soluble film for the smart and convenient packing and dosing of powders, tabs and granulates.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk


03 August 2017

Parkside unveils new packaging made from eucalyptus trees

Parkside has expanded its sustainable packaging range with the launch of a biscuit pack made from eucalyptus trees.

Source: foodproducts.packaging-business-review.com


27 July 2017

Essentra is proposing ending production of folding cartons at Newport by the end of the year

Essentra is proposing ending production of folding cartons at Newport by the end of the year

Source: www.walesonline.co.uk


27 July 2017

Mondelez eliminates 46,300 metric tonnes of packaging

Mondelez International has announced it has cut 46,300 metric tonnes of packaging, as part of its ambitious sustainability goals.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk


26 July 2017

Survey ‘reveals 91% support’ for plastic packaging free aisles in supermarkets

More than 90% of Britons want supermarkets to introduce an aisle free of plastic packaging in stores, according to a poll.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk


25 July 2017

Research project looks at replacing carbon black in plastic packaging

A research project is underway into replacing carbon black and other challenging pigments in plastics packaging.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk


13 July 2017

Taxi and Coca-Cola rebrand Minute Maid

Taxi Studio collaborated with Coca-Cola’s global design team to give Minute Maid a convention-defying new brand identity. 

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk


13 July 2017

Glass ‘the perfect packaging for Millennials’

Glass is absolutely the perfect packaging for Millennials. This liberal, disloyal, ‘selfie’ generation are conscious of the world’s problems, as well as being pragmatic idealists who seek clarity in their endeavours. Along with coveting clarity, they want to resist pressure from their antagonists and continuously recycle and reuse their core values to benefit the future.

Source: www.thedrinksbusiness.com


12 July 2017

Packaging firm boxing clever with expansion plans

Cepac is investing £2m in an expansion of its site at Rawcliffe Bridge

Source: www.hulldailymail.co.uk


12 July 2017

Coca-Cola unveils new packaging strategy to double recycled plastic usage

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has unveiled its new GB sustainable packaging strategy – to double the amount of recycled plastic in all of its bottles to 50% by 2020.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk


05 July 2017

Siegwerk joins forces with brand owners and converters on new packaging solutions

German printing inks manufacturer Siegwerk is supporting brand owners and converters to develop and realize innovative packaging solutions. 

Source: packagingmaterials.packaging-business-review.com


July 2017

How LUSH Is Turning Trash Into Packaging, Giving You Another Reason To Love The Brand

LUSH has turned itself into a cult-favorite company thanks to its luxurious soaps and bath bombs, inventive new launches, and that heavenly scent that wafts out of its stores as you walk by. 

Source: www.bustle.com


04 July 2017

Rotech system helps firm meet e-cigarette labelling rules

The RF2 standalone friction feed overprinting system fitted with iJet coding system from Rotech is -enabling London e-cigarette firm Shoreditch to meet new labelling rules.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk


14 June 2017

Contest features kid-designed Nestle water bottle labels

Through a contest sponsored by Nestle Pure Life and Crayola, winning artwork by kids is featured on 8-oz bottles of Share-a-Smile water.

Source: www.packworld.com


30 May 2017

Print, paper and packaging deals pass £6bn in Q1 2017

The global print, paper and packaging sectors have recorded over £6bn worth of deals in Q1 2017, according to Deloitte.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk


23 May 2017

“Innovative, useful, production friendly” rice design wins the 2017 SPDYs!

That’s a wrap (or is it a wrapping?) for the 2017 Student Packaging Designer of the Year awards.

Source: blog.watchmethink.com


23 May 2017

The Ugly Problem of Pretty Packaging

What happens after the Instagram unboxing?

Source: www.racked.com


22 May 2017

Co-op votes to make 100% of own-brand packaging recyclable

Co-op has pledged to make all of its own-brand packaging recyclable, in the same week as the head of food policy told edie the retailer is exploring the option to publicly release all of its food waste data.

Source: www.edie.net


22 May 2017

DuPont names latest packaging innovation awards winners

DuPont has named the winners in its latest Awards for Packaging Innovation competition, including compostable materials, new structures and hybrid printing technology. 

Source: www.labelsandlabeling.com


21 May 2017

Epson adds new label and packaging printer to its Demo Center

Epson has enhanced its Carson, California Demo Center with the addition of its new SurePress L-6034VW. 

Source: graphicartsmag.com


19 May 2017

Makers of Pringles urged to ditch tube packaging 

Cigarettes to be sold in standardised green packaging bearing graphic warnings of dangers of smoking from this weekend

Source: www.theguardian.com


18 May 2017

Makers of Pringles urged to ditch tube packaging 

Pringles' tube packaging should be scrapped because it is difficult to recycle, it has been suggested

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


18 May 2017

Richmond sausages revamps packaging with £5 million campaign 

Richmond sausages is relaunching its range with a new packaging design, to modernise the brand and showcase the brand’s quality credentials to shoppers. The re-design forms part of the brand’s biggest ever campaign with a £5m investment.

Source: www.pig-world.co.uk


18 May 2017

Packaging and litter feature in Conservative manifesto

The Conservative Party has launched its 2017 General Election manifesto today (18 May), in which it pledges support for ‘comprehensive rubbish collection and recycling’.

Source: www.letsrecycle.com


18 May 2017

Recycling Association criticises Pringles and Lucozade packaging

Pringles tubes and Lucozade Sport bottles are the “villains” of the recycling world, according to The Recycling Association.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk


17 May 2017

Mosca kit installed at Smurfit Kappa Inspirepac

Smurfit Kappa Inspirepac has added two Mosca strapping machines for its new site at Markham Vale.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk


17 May 2017

Retailers Lead the Charge toward Bio-Based Packaging

Retailers, with their increased use of sustainable packaging, are playing a leading role in encouraging consumers to adopt bio-based packaging materials; manufacturers and retailers that adopt biodegradable packaging materials will benefit through cost cuts and tax reductions, according to a Technavio market research analysis.

Source: www.environmentalleader.com


17 May 2017

Study finds glass packaging for food and drink still popular

More than half of UK consumers want food and drink in glass packaging, preferring its higher recyclability compared to other packaging materials, according to new research. 

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk


11 May 2017

Unilever tears up sachet waste with new recycling technology 

Consumer goods giant unveils ground-breaking technology to recycle plastic sachets as part of strategy to make all its packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025 

Source: www.businessgreen.com


10 May 2017

Food packaging gets smart – and poses a recycling nightmare 

Use of electronics in packaging is on the rise, raising questions about the recyclability of everyday products

Source: www.theguardian.com


10 May 2017

Futuristic packaging changes colors when food spoils 

Braskem, a thermoplastic resin producer, has joined with universities in the U.S. and Brazil to develop fresh food packaging that will change color when food is hazardous to consume, according to Food Navigator.

Source: www.fooddive.com


10 May 2017

Paul Foot | Smurfit Kappa – anti-counterfeiting packaging

Manufacturers of high-value goods often mark their products and packaging so that its authenticity is immediately obvious. 

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk


09 May 2017

Fortnum & Mason biscuit packaging, by Design Bridge

Design Bridge has designed new packaging and tins for Fortnum & Mason’s core range of biscuits, using decorated ceramics and fine china as inspiration for the illustrations.

Source: www.designweek.co.uk


08 May 2017

CO-OP cuts waste with pizza packaging revamp

The Co-op is transforming packaging on its own-brand pizzas to reduce waste. 


04 May 2017

Anti-Counterfeit Packaging Market to reach $142.7 Billion by 2020.

According to a new report by Allied Market Research titled "Anti-Counterfeit Packaging Market (Food & Pharmaceuticals) - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2012 - 2022", the global anti-counterfeit packaging market in food and pharmaceuticals is forecast to attain market value of $142.7 billion by 2020 from$57.4 billion in 2013, growing at 13.9% CAGR during 2013 to 2020. 

Source: www.linkedin.com


May 2017

Anti-counterfeiting, brand protection and security packaging market to reach $3.6 billion in 2022

Diverse ongoing threats, new regulatory requirements for life critical products, and technical evolution will fuel market growth for anti- counterfeiting packaging technologies across the next five years, according to exclusive new data from Smithers Pira.

Source: www.smitherspira.com


02 May 2017

Industry experts welcome food waste report but point to omissions

The cross party Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA) has issued its report into food waste in England. 

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk


02 May 2017

Amazon, Coca-Cola and interpack spring ahead in packaging

The top ecommerce retailer in the U.S., the world’s No.1 beverage company and the largest packaging trade show on the planet all made waves last month with our global packaging community. 

Source: www.packagingdigest.com


27 April 2017

Plain cigarette packaging could drive 300,000 Britons to quit smoking 

Review by research organisation Cochrane suggests impact of UK’s ban on branded packs could echo results seen in Australia 


26 April 2017

EU firms look to boost flexible packaging recycling

A consortium of European companies including Unilever, PepsiCo and Nestlé have set up a project to increase flexible packaging recycling rates.

Source: www.mrw.co.uk


12 April 2017

'Finishing 4.0' world first for Bell & Bain

Bell & Bain is to dramatically increase bindery throughput with a £1m-plus investment in a bespoke Muller Martini solution that will be a world first. 

Source: www.printweek.com


10 April 2017

Linpac and Tesco team to maximise pack recyclability

Tesco has partnered with key supplier, Hilton Food Group, and Linpac to maximise the recyclability potential of its plastic fresh food packaging.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk


10 April 2017

Unilever to Combine Foods and Refreshment Units and to Quit Spreads

Following a review of its operating model, Unilever has decided to combine its Foods and Refreshment divisions into one organisation.


30 March 2017

Vegetarian Society launches vegan trademark for food packaging

The Vegetarian Society has launched a new vegan trademark for food packaging as consumer appetite for animal-free continues to grow.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk


27 March 2017

German company offers alternative to plastic

DEG invests in packaging made of plants. Plastic packaging waste is one of the largest problems worldwide. The Indian government reacted to this problem by banning certain types of plastic packaging.

Source: www.freshplaza.com


24 March 2017

HP works with Nestlé and Ultimate Packaging on personalised KitKats

Hewlett-Packard has worked closely with Nestlé to print and give away more 56,000 personalised KitKat packs.

Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk


20 March 2017

Jessica Cresswell | Three packaging eco-innovations you should know about

Packaging Innovations 2017 saw a fantastic line-up of suppliers from the packaging industry showing off their newest and most innovative products.


15 March 2017

FSA announces recalls at Tesco and Lindt following packaging errors

A packaging mix-up at Tesco and at Lindt has sparked allergy fears and led to product recalls. 


15 March 2017

39% of Online Consumers Will Not Repeat their Purchase if they Receive a Defective Packaging

The sixth edition of the ISTA European Packaging Symposium held at the facilities of ITENE in Valencia (Spain), brought together more than 100 professionals to debate about the future of packaging for distribution, with 20% more attendees than the previous edition.

Source: www.packagingeurope.com


14 March 2017

Mercury Packaging merges with CPS Flexible

UK flexible packaging companies Mercury Packaging and CPS Flexible have merged in a move designed to increase capacity and boost production efficiencies.

Source: www.confectioneryproduction.com


06 March 2017

Midlands-based packaging outfits merge

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


06 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 2017

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 2017

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


16 January 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