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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