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25 September 2018

What are the benefits of hyper-personalisation in packaging?

Manufacturers are transitioning to offer more personalised approaches and complete solutions for the products they produce. In many industries packaging remains a large part of this; what are the main benefits to hyper-personalisation in packaging?

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


21 September 2018

The Collective launches technology to help recycle black plastic packaging

Gourmet dairy brand The Collective is set to launch near-infrared (NIR) colourant technology which could help the industry recycle black plastic trays and packaging.

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


19 September 2018

Government ‘mulls new tax’ on retailers for cardboard waste

The government could introduce new taxes on retailers using large amounts of cardboard, as part of the Resources and Waste Strategy.

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


12 September 2018

Iceland ditches plastic packaging for its bananas

The supermarket estimates the change, fully in force by the end of 2018, will eventually save 10 million plastic bags a year.

The full story can be found at - news.sky.com


10 September 2018

OPRL and Valpak to form alliance to increase packaging recyclability

The On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) scheme is to form a close alliance with packaging compliance scheme Valpak in order to best serve the interests of their overlapping memberships.

The full story can be found at - resource.co


07 September 2018

Carsten Schleeberger | Look at the German model for a deposit return scheme

Carsten Schleeberger, managing director, Remondis Plastics Recycling UK, explains the benefits of a DRS system.

Scotland is now consulting on a deposit return scheme, and the UK Government have committed to doing the same within the year.

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


07 September 2018

BrandOpus revamps Schwartz & Ducros herbs and spices packaging

BrandOpus has redesigned the branding for Schwartz & Ducros herbs and spices.

Owner McCormick tasked the agency to create a new design to inject a sense of dynamism and modernity across the entire European portfolio, showcasing the superiority and quality of the ingredients.

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


07 September 2018

From black and white to bold and bright

Harvey Nichols revamps its own label snacks, biscuits and tea packaging.

Set to be the trendiest food products to hit the shelves this summer, Harvey Nichols new fearlessly stylish Own Label range with vibrant colours, elegant patterns and witty words will be available in all stores from July 2018.

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


05 September 2018

Hugo Beck Showcases Film Packaging Solutions

Hugo Beck will be displaying its latest film packaging solutions in Hall 4A, stand 307 at FachPack 2018 in Nuremberg, from 25-27 September. 

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


03 September 2018

Solidus Solutions swoops for Northern Paper Board

Solidus Solutions has acquired a majority stake in Northern Paper Board, the Skipton-based corrugated box manufacturer, for an undisclosed fee.

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


30 August 2018

Lucozade trials compostable packaging at sporting events 

To cut down on plastic waste at marathons, Lucozade will start handing out sports drinks in seaweed-based compostable tubes 

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


29 August 2018

Food Beverage Packaging Market Forecasted to Grow at Steady Pace During 2015 - 2021 

Food and beverages packaging provides protection, tampering resistance and special physical, chemical, or biological needs for the food and beverages. Further Food packaging aids food nutrition, rapid and reliable distribution of food among the value chain and reduces post-harvest losses.

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


29 August 2018

France launches scheme to tackle the plastic packaging mountain

France is the latest country to react to the hot topic of the moment – the impact of plastics packaging on the environment – with plans to introduce a tax on products made from non-recycled plastics. This represents a new approach to this thorny issue. 

The full story can be found at - www.packaging-gateway.com


29 August 2018

Which? calls for manufacturers to stop using non-recyclable packaging

Which? is calling on manufacturers to stop using non-recyclable packaging where recyclable options exist.

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


24 August 2018

Bulletproof hires new image and motion director

Design agency Bulletproof has recruited Dan Healy as image and motion director.

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


21 August 2018

Coca-Cola unifies original and zero sugar packaging

Coca-Cola has unified the packaging design of its zero sugar variant with the full sugar original drink in a bid to encourage more people to give the healthier option a try.

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


20 August 2018

Treasury mulls over packaging taxes

Industry bodies have warned the government not to use the tax system to reduce waste from on-the-go packaging.

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


20 August 2018

Antalis ramps up regional presence with new packaging hubs

With its packaging division continuing to go from strength-to-strength, Antalis has unveiled plans to extend its regional network of packaging hubs across the UK, including Bristol, Coventry, Newcastle and Leeds.

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


17 August 2018

Fairy, Head & Shoulders and Tesco launch eco-friendly bottles

Fairy and Head & Shoulders are launching new bottles in Tesco, made from up to 100% recycled plastic, including beach plastic.

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


14 August 2018

FIGHTING PACKAGING CONFUSION

According to a recent survey, the majority of Germans feels unable to objectively judge packaging and feels that there is a lack of information. Although this survey focused on Germany, results would likely be similar in other European countries, including the UK.

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


09 August 2018

Korean store unveils 'genius' banana packaging to avoic overripe fruit

Some have critisised the company's excessive use of plastics

A Korean supermarket has launched a new form of banana packaging which is being hailed as "genius" on social media.

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


08 August 2018

MSM and Advanced Poly-Packaging partner to offer bagging solutions

RFID and barcode solutions company MSM Solutions has partnered with Advanced Poly-Packaging to provide complete bagging solutions.

The full story can be found at - www.packaging-gateway.com


02 August 2018

Kraft Heinz makes sustainable packaging pledge with 2025 commitment

Kraft Heinz has announced it is to make all of its packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025 and increase use of recycled materials.

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


26 July 2018

SoGud launches new products and packaging by Who Dares Design

SoGud, a growing business with a passion for ‘creating food that’s good for people’, has launched a new range with new packs.

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


25 July 2018

COCA-COLA GB TO LAUNCH REVERSE VENDING MACHINE INITIATIVE

Coca-Cola Great Britain has announced a partnership with Merlin Entertainments, to offer people 50 per cent off entry to popular family attractions in the UK, in exchange for used plastic drink bottles. This comes following research by Coca-Cola Great Britain, revealing 64 per cent of Brits would recycle more on-the-go if they were rewarded instantly for their actions.

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


25 July 2018

Seaweed-based sauce sachet trials in the U.K.

Online food delivery company Just Eat works with sustainable technology startup to trial fully-compostable seaweed-based sauce sachets at one of its restaurant partners in England.

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


24 July 2018

Packaging Innovations & Luxury Packaging 2018 | Futamura to focus on NatureFlex

Futamura will be showcasing the latest product applications using renewable and 100% home compostable NatureFlex films.

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


23 July 2018

DS Smith sets ambitious goal to make all packaging reusable or recyclable by 2025

DS Smith has pledged to manufacture 100% reusable or recyclable packaging by 2025, and to use 100% recycled or chain of custody certified papers by 2020.

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


24 July 2018

Packaging Innovations & Luxury Packaging 2018 | Futamura to focus on NatureFlex

Futamura will be showcasing the latest product applications using renewable and 100% home compostable NatureFlex films.

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


23 July 2018

DS Smith sets ambitious goal to make all packaging reusable or recyclable by 2025

DS Smith has pledged to manufacture 100% reusable or recyclable packaging by 2025, and to use 100% recycled or chain of custody certified papers by 2020.

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


20 July 2018

NEWLY DEVELOPED TRANSPARENT BIO PLASTIC AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO ALUMINIUM FOR AEROSOLS

VELOX GmbH  and its long-term partner SK Chemicals Co. Ltd. are presenting an innovation for plastic packaging applications such as aerosol containers as well as cosmetic and hot fill bottles.

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


19 July 2018

Gen Z consumption trends evolutionizing snack industry

New U.K. research suggests packaging and branding need to grab the attention of this youthful market to build future customer loyalty.

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


18 July 2018

Packaging Innovations & Luxury Packaging 2018 | Spectacular print tech from Keskeny & Co

Keskeny & Co will be highlighting its latest print technologies at the London show.

Keskeny & Co Printing + Packaging is market leader amongst offset printers based in Budapest, specialising in unique special print products.

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


10 July 2018

RECOUP promotes recycling at Welsh Airshow

RECOUP has organised collections of on-the-go post-consumer expanded polystyrene trays and cups and PET drinks bottles at the Welsh Airshow in Swansea.

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


10 July 2018

Packaging Innovations & Luxury Packaging 2018 | Metsä Board to present sustainable luxury solutions

Metsä Board will present its innovative sustainable solutions for luxury packaging and examples of its award-winning design. at the Olympia, London show.

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


10 July 2018

Starbucks to charge 5p ‘Latte Levy’ across all stores in Britain

Starbucks is to test a 5p paper cup charge across all 950 stores in Britain, following a similar trial in London

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


10 July 2018

Packaging Innovations & Luxury Packaging 2018 | Vetroplas to unveil new foamer

At this year’s London show Vetroplas will be showcasing Velvet, an innovation based on new pump engine technology.

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


06 July 2018

Crown helps Coca-Cola Turkey go thermochromic for summer

Coca-Cola Turkey is making ‘unprecedented’ use of thermochromic inks on interactive cans provided by Crown.

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


06 July 2018

CEREAL STRAIGHT FROM THE PACK WITH EASYSNACKING™ POT

The EasySnacking™ pot from RPC Superfos is being used for a new cereal product that allows consumers to enjoy premium cereal straight from the pack.

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


04 July 2018

New Packs Allow Bacon to be Crisped in the Microwave

New Crispy Bacon Packs from Sirane’s food packaging team allow bacon to be sold and cooked in a microwaveable pack in which it will crisp up.

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


04 July 2018

NEW PACKS ALLOW BACON TO BE CRISPED IN THE MICROWAVE

New Crispy Bacon Packs from Sirane’s food packaging team allow bacon to be sold and cooked in a microwaveable pack in which it will crisp up.

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


04 July 2018

New Active Packaging Protects Pasta from Moisture and Insects

The Packaging, Transport and Logistics Research Centre (ITENE) has developed an active packaging that repels insects and absorbs moisture that protects and preserves dried food products from pantry pest infestations. 

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


27 June 2018

Clifton Packaging MD wins IoD East Midlands Director of the Year award

Shahid Sheikh, managing director of Clifton Packaging, has been named as the Institute of Directors (IoD) East Midlands Director of the Year.

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


21 June 2018

RE-INVENTING THE WHEEL: THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND ICE CREAM WITH LARGE CHUNKS

Elsebeth Baungaard, product and concept manager, Tetra Pak, discusses ice cream market drivers behind the development of the new Extrusion Wheel, which produces stick ice cream products with large chunks of additional ingredients at highest capacity on the market.

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


19 June 2018

DS Smith ticks all the right boxes to cash in on global shift from plastics

The internet delivery boom, the flight from plastic packaging and a stream of acquisitions propelled the unlikely FTSE 100 star DS Smith, a cardboard maker, to soaring profits.

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


15 June 2018

McDonald's to ditch plastic straws

McDonald's will replace plastic straws with paper ones in all its UK and Ireland restaurants, starting from September.

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


14 June 2018

Budweiser launches noise-activated World Cup packs

Budweiser has launched noise-activated cups and a two-hour delivery service with Amazon during the FIFA World Cup.

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


12 June 2018

DS Smith Launches Solution to Reduce E-commerce Packaging Size

DS Smith has announced a solution set to be the first ever 3D-adaptable packaging, minimising size and cut associated costs by up to 60 per cent.

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


09 June 2018

The Coca-Cola Foundation commits $1M to help prevent marine debris

The grant, given to The Recycling Partnership, will provide new carts with lids to coastal communities and will help improve the collection of recyclables in these areas. 

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


08 June 2018

Pollard Group invests £150,000 in new kit

The Pollard Group has installed a bespoke magnet and ribbon loop inserting machine, which it says is the first of its kind in the UK.

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


05 June 2018

Waitrose creates punnets using dried tomato leaves

Waitrose is experimenting with a new form of non-plastic punnet which uses tomato leaves to help package tomatoes.

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


04 June 2018

Fazer and Sulapac team to develop new ‘responsible’ food packaging

Fazer and Sulapac have begun collaborating, with the aim of researching, developing and testing plastic-free, biodegradable packaging solutions for foodstuffs.

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


28 May 2018

Suez waste company calls for 'pay-as-you-throw' to help recycling

A "pay-as-you-throw" system for household rubbish should be introduced by 2030, one of the UK's biggest waste firms has said.

Suez said weighing domestic waste with microchip technology in bins would help drive a revolution in recycling.

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


28 May 2018

Omani students bag awards in Arab regional packaging contest

Muscat: Three Omani students won the best model award at the Arab regional packaging contest “Arab Student StarPack 2018” in structural packaging and visual packaging categories.

The full story can be found at - timesofoman.com


26 May 2018

Snapple switches to PET, but keeps the shape, cap, and ‘pop’

A new PET bottle with metal closure—a U.S. first for beverages—replaces Snapple’s glass package, keeping the satisfying snap of the cap when it opens as well as other iconic features.

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


24 May 2018

Packaging education offer set to ramp up

Packaging education in the UK, as it relates to food and drink, is set to improve dramatically, with at least one university-based degree apprenticeship course due to get off the ground next year.

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


24 May 2018

Multivac Presents Product and Marking Inspection in the High Output Range

With its I 410 model MULTIVAC Marking & Inspection offers an automatic inspection solution, which the company says is precise, fast and consistently reliable. 

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


24 May 2018

Croxsons recognised by London Stock Exchange

Glass packaging firm Croxsons has been recognised in the London Stock Exchange Group’s 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain.

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


24 May 2018

New Research Project MIPLASCOE for Biodegradable and Compostable PBS Bottles

The project MIPLASCOE, framed within the call Innterconecta, seeks to recover the wastes generated in the orange juice sector productive activity through the extraction of different monomers by microbial fermentation and the synthesis of biopolyesters that, after a subsequent modification, expect to have the properties appropriate for its use in profile extrusion and for the production of bottles by injection blow moulding. 

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


22 May 2018

DS Smith to acquire Corrugated Container Corporation

Packaging manufacturer DS Smith has agreed a deal to acquire US-based corrugated packaging company Corrugated Container Corporation (CCC) for an undisclosed sum.

DS Smith will acquire CCC’s four manufacturing facilities located in Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia as part of the agreement.

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


17 May 2018

Plastic-free trust mark introduced on food and drink products

Savvy shoppers interested in the environmental impact of their packaged food and beverage products, can now see at a glance which are plastic-free thanks to a new voluntary ‘trust mark’ introduced this week.

The full story can be found at - fdiforum.net


16 May 2018

New labelling helps UK shoppers avoid plastic packaging

Iceland is among the first supermarkets to introduce the new ‘trust mark’ that shows shoppers which food packaging has no hidden plastic in it.

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


16 May 2018

Packaging power list: the 10 most powerful people in fmcg packaging

Blue Planet has put plastic packaging under the spotlight, but there is a lack of consensus from campaigners and producers over what the problem is – let alone how to solve it. So who will lead the sustainability charge? Check-out our list

The full story can be found at - m.thegrocer.co.uk


15 May 2018

Stora Enso Launches Biocomposites as a Renewable Replacement for Plastics

DuraSense is available to companies seeking high performance and a sustainable, bio-based alternative to plastics.

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


14 May 2018

Luxury gifting on the rise claims survey

A survey commissioned by API has indicated that the luxury gifting category is on the up.

The research surveyed 250 senior decision makers within the creative and marketing industries and was gathered by 72 Point. It found that 60% of brand manages said that the category offers a “significant opportunity in the upcoming development of their product portfolios.

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


08 May 2018

The internet of boxes – tech’s next big thing?

We've all heard of the Internet of Things, along with the smart TVs, smart fridges and smart phones that make it up. But what about the boxes all these shiny gadgets arrive in? That’s just cardboard right, quite separate to the cool future-tech?  

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


02 May 2018

Tetra Pak to develop paper straws for its portion-size carton packages

Tetra Pak is to launch a paper straw as part of a programme to address the issue of plastic straw waste.

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


01 May 2018

Ice cream novelty multipacks use singular packaging

Fruit-infused Turkey Hill ice cream parfaits in multipack cups offer consumers a different kind of frozen dessert experience and packaging.

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


01 May 2018

Study Finds Consumers Don't Notice On-Pack Sustainable Messaging

Consumers say that sustainability influences their purchases but most don’t notice sustainability branding on packaging, according to a new study by QuadPackaging and Package InSight, a Clemson University partner. The research examined whether or not shoppers’ behaviours are influenced by a visual sustainability rating system placed on the front of packaging.

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


30 April 2018

Supplier concern over planned Sainsbury’s, Asda merger

The prosed merger of supermarkets giants Sainsbury’s and Asda has sparked concerns that suppliers could be squeezed.

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


30 April 2018

Packaging group Mondi to buy Egypt-based industrial bags maker

JOHANNESBURG, April 30 (Reuters) - Mondi has agreed to buy a privately-owned industrial bags maker operating in Egypt for 23.7 million euros ($28.75 million) to expand deeper into the Middle East, the South African packaging group said on Monday.

The full story can be found at - uk.reuters.com


26 April 2018

Companies sign up to pledge to cut plastic pollution

More than 40 companies have signed up to a pact to cut plastic pollution over the next seven years.

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


25 April 2018

REN Clean Skincare to debut 100 percent recycled bottle made from reclaimed ocean plastic

REN Clean Skincare is set to become one step closer to achieving its goal of becoming a Zero Waste company with the launch of a new green packaging solution for its award-winning Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium Body Wash. 

The full story can be found at - globalcosmeticsnews.com


25 April 2018

Schur Flexibles appoints new chief executive

Schur Flexibles Group has announced the appointment of Thorsten Kühn as its new chief executive.

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


24 April 2018

IPL Plastics launches tamper evident and IML capable food containers

IPL Plastics is launching two new sizes of containers for the food industry that are both tamper evident and IML capable.

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


24 April 2018

Lego Wants its Packaging to be 100% Sustainable by 2025

These days there's a lot of talk about single use plastics and the amount of waste that accumulates because of the amount packaging that gets ripped open and thrown away - ready to drift into the sea and kill some turtles. A lot of big companies have announced their plans to tackle the issue, and now Lego has revealed it wants to make sure its packaging is 100 per cent sustainable by 2025.

The full story can be found at - gizmodo.co.uk


24 April 2018

Supermarkets ‘should help recycle unnecessary packaging’

Shoppers should be able to dump unnecessary plastic packaging in the supermarket where they bought it, environmentalists have said.

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


23 April 2018

Chester Medical appoints business development director

Chester Medical Solutions has appointed Ian Robinson to the position of business development director.

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


23 April 2018

THE INFLUENCE OF ECOMMERCE ON THE PACKAGING INDUSTRY

As more and more consumers embrace online shopping, packaging continues to play a pivotal role in both the brand and the consumer’s ecommerce experience. With online purchasing causing a need for companies to adapt to change, strapping specialists, Mosca UK share their views on innovation in the packaging industry as a result of the rise of ecommerce. 

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


22 April 2018

A SUPERMARKET IS MAKING TOUCH-FREE PACKAGING BECAUSE MILLENNIALS ARE AFRAID TO TOUCH RAW MEAT

One revealed she douses her chicken in antibacterial spray before cooking it.

A major supermarket chain in the U.K. is developing touch-free packaging after determining millennial shoppers are too afraid to handle raw meat.

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


22 April 2018

AB Sugar promises green packaging and carbon cuts

In its first sustainability report the world's largest sugar producer promises all its plastic packaging will be reusable, recyclable, bio-degradable or compostable by 2030

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


21 April 2018

France bans use of meat-like terms in packaging for vegetarian food

'It will not stop the shift away from animal to plant protein consumption'

Food producers in France will be forced to think of new ways to describe some of their vegetarian and vegan foods when they are banned from using terms such as “vegetarian sausages”, "vegetarian mince" and “vegan bacon”.

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


20 April 2018

Plain packaging on spirits could ‘stifle innovation’

There are calls for alcohol producers to follow the tobacco industry and use plain packaging for their well known brands. The Spirits Business investigates.

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


20 April 2018

Can Online Retail Solve Its Packaging Problem?

A new wave of reusable packaging companies are trying to mitigate the waste from the billions of online purchases made each year. But it’s an uphill battle.

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


19 April 2018

Tetra Pak launches new packaging material effects for shelf appeal

Tetra Pak has launched a suite of new packaging material effects to help food and beverage producers revitalise the look and feel of their products.

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


19 April 2018

Recycling: UK consumers would pay an extra £200 for recyclable packaging

UK CONSUMERS remain confused about recycling despite being prepared to pay an extra £200 a year for recyclable packaging, a survey has found. Almost two thirds of people say they recycle as often as they can.

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


18 April 2018

Could Plastic Digesting Enzyme Be “Real Solution” To Plastic Pollution?

Scientists have engineered an enzyme which can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics, providing a potential solution to the growing issue of plastic pollution.

The full story can be found at - ciwm-journal.co.uk


14 April 2018

Supplement maker launches recycling program

Consumers can now recycle supplement and vitamin packaging through Twinlab’s Supplement the Earth Recycling Program, while earning money for non-profits, schools, or charitable organizations.

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


13 April 2018

Marsden Packaging awarded AA grade by BRC

Contract packaging firm Marsden Packaging has again been awarded the British Retail Consortiums (BRC) annual audit AA grade.

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


09 April 2018

The edible solutions to the plastic-packaging crisis

A UK startup making water containers from seaweed is one of many businesses thinking of food-based answers to the global problem of plastic. Can they catch on?

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


31 March 2018

Co-op “tests the water”offering shoppers 50% rPET bottles

The Co-op has unveiled plans to switch all of its bottled water to 50% recycled plastic (rPET), which, in addition to being a more-environmentally, is noticeably different in appearance.

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


27 March 2018

Prince Charles visits James Cropper’s plastic-free packaging site

The Prince of Wales has visited James Cropper’s new Colourform production unit as well attending a roundtable in Kendal.

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


27 March 2018

Schur Flexibles Group readies to swoop for UNI Packaging

Austrian and European flexible packaging giant Schur Flexibles Group has reached a general acquisition agreement with France’s UNI Packaging.

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


22 March 2018

Unbranding Economic Freedom: The WHO And The Case Of Plain Packaging

Since Australia imposed plain packaging, an extreme anti-property rights policy to reduce the smoking rate, the two-decade steady decline in smoking stopped. That’s according to the government’s own records.

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


22 March 2018

Waste free oceans partners with Henkel to fight marine plastic litter

Waste Free Oceans has announced a new partnership with Henkel to remove plastic waste from oceans and rivers – and transform it into over a million bottles used for the Lovables laundry brand. The collaboration is the largest that WFO has agreed so far and will run for at least three years. Together, the partners aim to remove enough plastic from rivers, lakes, seas and oceans to produce 100 tonnes of usable recycled material each year.

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


20 March 2018

Survey reveals which Easter eggs use the most packaging

Plastic and cardboard packaging makes up more than a quarter of product weight in some of the UK’s best-selling chocolate eggs

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


13 March 2018

Plastic tax: coffee cups and food packaging could face levy

Phllip Hammond accused of delaying action after he announces consultation

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


12 March 2018

Tory MP accuses Tesco of 'cynical' packaging after label hides gap in contents

A Conservative MP has accused Tesco of "cynical" packaging after buying a product where the label covered a gap between two pieces of meat. 

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


09 March 2018

Secrecy over costs in Philip Morris plain packaging case stokes TPP fears

Coalition refuses to reveal how much tobacco giant’s investor-state dispute settlement bid cost

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


07 March 2018

Coca-Cola European Partners Announces Sprite brand identity overhaul

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is unveiling a brand refresh and new Sprite Lemon Lime and Cucumber No Sugar variant as part of the brands’ biggest investment in over five years.


The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


05 March 2018

Müller to buy more Nampak plastic bottling plants

Müller has announced plans to acquire more bottle manufacturing plants owned by Nampak, in a move it says will reduce plastic packaging use.

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


02 March 2018

Standout shape

The launch of a new health beverage in the premium category requires standout and sustainable packaging, so leading European health drinks innovator, Konnekt Smartdrinks, chose a shaped aluminum bottle for its Konnekt Smartdrinks brand.

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


02 March 2018

Belmont Packaging calls for more women in the workforce

Belmont Packaging is calling for more women towork in male-dominated industries, such as packaging.

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


01 March 2018

Packaging Innovations 2018 | Plastics debate completes great first day

Crowds defied the heavy snow across the UK to attend the first day of Packaging Innovations, Label&Print & Empack 2018 at the NEC Birmingham.

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


26 February 2018

James Cropper provides ‘Eco-chic’ pack for fragrance brand

James Cropper 3D Products has teamed up with new fragrance brand Floral Street to produce a striking and sustainable solution in a sector notorious for packaging overuse.

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


23 February 2018

Gove backs straw ban despite warnings from disability group

Britain’s departure from the EU could make it easier to ban plastic straws, according to the Environment Secretary Michael Gove.

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


23 February 2018

Message in a Bottle: Procter & Gamble’s Push to Recycle Ocean Plastic

Consumer products giant P&G is tackling marine pollution by creating bottles made from beach plastic and developing new technologies to reduce waste. P&G’s Virginie Helias talks about the importance of collaboration to solve the ocean plastic crisis.

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


22 February 2018

HP launches ‘game changing’ C500 press for corrugated packaging

HP has announced the worldwide commercial launch of the HP PageWide C500 press, which is set to advance packing print for the corrugated sector.

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


21 February 2018

Harrogate Water and Keep Britain Tidy plan biggest ever UK litter picking

The Great British Spring Clean, organised by Keep Britain Tidy and sponsored by Harrogate Water, returns in March and is expected to be even bigger.

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


15 February 2018

BBC to ban in-house single-use plastics

The BBC has announced plans to ban single-use plastics by 2020, following reaction from the Blue Planet II series.

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


13 February 2018

Tesco launches new avocado packaging to boost shelf life

Tesco is launching an improved packaging film to extend shelf for avocados to cut food waste.

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


08 February 2018

Dunkin’ Donuts to switch to paper cups worldwide by 2020

Dunkin’ Donuts is to eliminate all polystyrene foam cups in its global supply chain this spring 2018, with a targeted completion date of 2020.

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


08 February 2018

Asda outlines strategy to cut plastic packaging by 10%

Asda is the latest big retail name pledging to take action plastic packaging after announcing it would reduce plastic in its own-brand packs by 10% over the next 12 months.

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


02 February 2018

Ryanair pledges ‘plastic-free’ flights

Ryanair has announced a five-year plan to eliminate plastic packaging on all its flights by 2023.

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


30 January 2018

Stella Artois uses limited-edition packs to run clean water campaign

Stella Artois has renewed a campaign using limited-edition packs to help provide access to clean water in under-developed areas.

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


25 January 2018

MP urges government to work with the packaging industry

MP Mark Pawsey has emphasised the role the packaging industry has played and will continue to play in the responsible use of plastics.

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


25 January 2018

UK sandwich habit 'as bad for the environment as eight million cars'

The worst offender is said to be the 'all-day breakfast', with homemade cheese and ham having the smallest carbon footprint.

The UK's annual consumption of sandwiches has the same environmental impact as around eight million cars, scientists have claimed.

The full story can be found at - news.sky.com


23 January 2018

European paper sector grows 15% through increased packaging demand

The European paper sector rose 15.6% in 2017 in share price terms, benefitting from increased packaging demand and pulp prices, according to Jefferies. 

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


23 January 2018

KFC's new packaging for chicken wings can morph into a drone

KFC, yes Kentucky Fried Chicken, just rolled out its new KFC Smoky Wings in India. Unlike most of the company's products, this is not about the "finger lickin' good" chicken, but the box it comes in. When you're done chomping down the chicken, the box itself is a DIY drone.

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


25 January 2018

Mark Andy makes show debut

The leading US manufacturer of narrow web presses, Mark Andy, will be exhibiting at Packaging Innovations for the first time.

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


19 January 2018

Waitrose to be black plastic packaging free by 2019

Waitrose has announced that it will stop using black plastic packaging on all of its products, including fish, fruit and vegetables, by the end of 2019. 

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


19 January 2018

New Vision produces new packaging for Copperpot originals

New Vision Packaging was tasked with producing the packaging for the new Copperpot originals range.

Stephen Shortland, managing director, New Vision Packaging, said: “We were thrilled when asked to produce the packaging for Copperpot. We wanted to ensure the colors of the range were exactly as required so we went to every length to make sure our customers were happy with the finished product.”

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



19 January 2018

Coca-Cola pledges to recycle all packaging by 2030

Coca-Cola has announced a pledge to recycle a used bottle or can for every one the company sells by 2030.

Calling it a "massive global ambition" the firm admitted its part in littering the environment and a responsibility to tackle the problem.

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


19 January 2018

Coca-Cola to collect and recycle ‘100% of its packaging’ by 2030

Coca-Cola has announced it is to ‘fundamentally reshape’ its approach to packaging and recycling.

The world’s largest soft drink company said its global goal is to help collect and recycle the equivalent of 100% of its packaging by 2030.

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


19 January 2018

Coffey launches Gosport paper cup recycling scheme

Environment minister Thérèse Coffey has launched a new recycling initiative for paper coffee cups in Gosport.

Created through a partnership between Gosport Borough Council and paper cup manufacturer Huhtamaki, the scheme will pilot a collection and recycling service for used coffee cups for residents and businesses.

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


18 January 2018

Never throw your lipstick away again: Now you can refill it – and loads of other make-up staples

  • The Daily Mail Turn The Tide On Plastic campaign hopes to reduce plastic use
  • Estimates suggests 61 per cent of cosmetics are packaged in plastic
  • FEMAIL revealed a selection of environmentally friendly cosmetics and toiletries

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


16 January 2018

McDonald's aims for fully recycled packaging by 2025

Fast food giant McDonald's has said all its packaging worldwide will come from sustainable sources by 2025.

The restaurant chain will aim to get all items like bags, straws, wrappers and cups from recycled or renewable materials, up from half currently.

The full story can be found at - www.bbc.co.uk/news


16 January 2018

FOOD FOR THOUGHT The misleading food packaging which is guaranteed to leave shoppers hungry

These photos reveal how some of the nation's favourite supermarkets have used clever packaging tricks to make the portion sizes seem much more generous than they really are...

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


16 January 2018

Tony Gaukroger | Why removing plastic packaging will do more harm than good

Colour Tone Masterbatch’s director responds to the government’s consideration of plastic-free aisles.

The government’s announcement that it intends to explore with supermarkets the introduction of plastic free aisles where food is sold loose as part of its 25 year environmental plan demands careful consideration.

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


03 January 2018

Graphic Packaging buys majority stake in International Paper division

Graphic Packaging has merged its existing businesses with International Paper’s North America Consumer Packaging business, for an undisclosed fee.

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


18 December 2017

The evolution of smart temperature controlled packaging

Adam Tetz, Director of Worldwide Marketing for Peli BioThermal, shares with Packaging Europe how innovation and new technologies are proving paramount to the emergence and evolution of smart temperature controlled packaging protecting pharmaceutical payloads worldwide. 

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


18 December 2017

Call to scrap 490 tons of plastic wrap on supermarket cucumbers

A supermarket chain makes its case for maintaining plastic wrapping on vegetables as a peer argues it is a complete waste.

A member of the House of Lords is calling on the Government to force supermarkets to scrap "unnecessary" plastic wrapping on vegetables, specifically cucumbers.

The full story can be found at - news.sky.com


15 December 2017

Bunzl snaps up Lightning Packaging and announces revenue boost

Bunzl has announced a 15% increase in group revenue forecast for 2017 as well as the acquisition of packaging products supplier Lightning Packaging.

The boost in revenue was helped the impact of acquisitions and by new business wins in North America.

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


13 December 2017

Mintel packaging predictions highlight food waste and circular economy

Mintel has announced five trends set to impact the global packaging industry in 2018, with a focus on food freshness, food waste and a circular economy. 

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


December 2017

Three key issues facing the protective and transit packaging market

Three industry trends are providing incentives for innovation and are creating new opportunities and threats for players in the global protective transit packaging business.

Protective transit packaging is integral to the safe and efficient transport of goods from the factory to the retail floor, the commercial worksite, or the e-commerce customer’s doorstep. Protective transit packaging products and systems are vital components in the global $32.2 trillion (2016) commerce in manufactured goods.

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


13 December 2017

Plain packaging regulations could cost food and drink brands over £200bn

A new report by financial consultancy Brand Finance looks at the potential financial impact of forcing big companies such as Pepsi Co and Coca-Cola to have non-branded packaging.

Introducing plain packaging for unhealthy food and drink products could cost companies up to £220bn, a new report from financial consultancy Brand Finance shows.

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


13 December 2017

Recyclers issue advice on ‘confusing’ packaging

Ahead of the Christmas period, consumers are being given advice on how to dispose of ‘confusing’ packaging items.

The Recycling Association’s message to the general public is “If in doubt, throw it out” when recycling at home.

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


08 December 2017

Philip Chadwick | Will a packaging tax encourage change?

Packaging News editor Philip Chadwick wonders whether a tax on single use packaging will really change public behaviour.

It may have been a small passage in the Chancellor’s Budget, but the ramifications of a tax on single-use packaging were big. There was no praise for an industry that has strived to do the right thing when it comes to sustainability; just a tax bombshell.

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


07 December 2017

Packaging ink prices up for new year

Flint Group and Sun Chemical have separately announced price rises for packaging inks and coatings, effective from 1 January 2018.

Flint has announced its latest round of rises in response to “significant increases” in raw materials costs, some of which have already taken place and some that are forecast for 2018.

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


06 December 2017

Quorn sausage roll packaging prompts complaints

Meat substitute company Quorn Foods will change its sausage roll packaging after a Twitter complaint was shared tens of thousands of times.

Dan Douglas drew attention to an asterisk on a packet of 12 of the meat substitute snacks at a supermarket in Sydenham, London.

Following the asterisk, he pointed out the pack contained three sausage rolls which the labelling recommended could be served as "12 mini rolls when cut into 4's."

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


29 November 2017

RPC reports revenue growth and profit

RPC Group announced its half year results for the six months ended 30 September 2017, showing revenue growth of 53% to £1,876m. 

The rigid plastic packaging specialist said the results reflect the contribution from organic growth, polymer price tailwinds and translation benefits from foreign exchange movements and acquisitions.

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


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


28 May 2018

Suez waste company calls for 'pay-as-you-throw' to help recycling

A "pay-as-you-throw" system for household rubbish should be introduced by 2030, one of the UK's biggest waste firms has said.

Suez said weighing domestic waste with microchip technology in bins would help drive a revolution in recycling.

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


28 May 2018

Omani students bag awards in Arab regional packaging contest

Muscat: Three Omani students won the best model award at the Arab regional packaging contest “Arab Student StarPack 2018” in structural packaging and visual packaging categories.

The full story can be found at - timesofoman.com


26 May 2018

Snapple switches to PET, but keeps the shape, cap, and ‘pop’

A new PET bottle with metal closure—a U.S. first for beverages—replaces Snapple’s glass package, keeping the satisfying snap of the cap when it opens as well as other iconic features.

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


24 May 2018

Packaging education offer set to ramp up

Packaging education in the UK, as it relates to food and drink, is set to improve dramatically, with at least one university-based degree apprenticeship course due to get off the ground next year.

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


24 May 2018

Multivac Presents Product and Marking Inspection in the High Output Range

With its I 410 model MULTIVAC Marking & Inspection offers an automatic inspection solution, which the company says is precise, fast and consistently reliable. 

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


24 May 2018

Croxsons recognised by London Stock Exchange

Glass packaging firm Croxsons has been recognised in the London Stock Exchange Group’s 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain.

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


24 May 2018

New Research Project MIPLASCOE for Biodegradable and Compostable PBS Bottles

The project MIPLASCOE, framed within the call Innterconecta, seeks to recover the wastes generated in the orange juice sector productive activity through the extraction of different monomers by microbial fermentation and the synthesis of biopolyesters that, after a subsequent modification, expect to have the properties appropriate for its use in profile extrusion and for the production of bottles by injection blow moulding. 

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


22 May 2018

DS Smith to acquire Corrugated Container Corporation

Packaging manufacturer DS Smith has agreed a deal to acquire US-based corrugated packaging company Corrugated Container Corporation (CCC) for an undisclosed sum.

DS Smith will acquire CCC’s four manufacturing facilities located in Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia as part of the agreement.

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


17 May 2018

Plastic-free trust mark introduced on food and drink products

Savvy shoppers interested in the environmental impact of their packaged food and beverage products, can now see at a glance which are plastic-free thanks to a new voluntary ‘trust mark’ introduced this week.

The full story can be found at - fdiforum.net


16 May 2018

New labelling helps UK shoppers avoid plastic packaging

Iceland is among the first supermarkets to introduce the new ‘trust mark’ that shows shoppers which food packaging has no hidden plastic in it.

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


16 May 2018

Packaging power list: the 10 most powerful people in fmcg packaging

Blue Planet has put plastic packaging under the spotlight, but there is a lack of consensus from campaigners and producers over what the problem is – let alone how to solve it. So who will lead the sustainability charge? Check-out our list

The full story can be found at - m.thegrocer.co.uk


15 May 2018

Stora Enso Launches Biocomposites as a Renewable Replacement for Plastics

DuraSense is available to companies seeking high performance and a sustainable, bio-based alternative to plastics.

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


14 May 2018

Luxury gifting on the rise claims survey

A survey commissioned by API has indicated that the luxury gifting category is on the up.

The research surveyed 250 senior decision makers within the creative and marketing industries and was gathered by 72 Point. It found that 60% of brand manages said that the category offers a “significant opportunity in the upcoming development of their product portfolios.

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


08 May 2018

The internet of boxes – tech’s next big thing?

We've all heard of the Internet of Things, along with the smart TVs, smart fridges and smart phones that make it up. But what about the boxes all these shiny gadgets arrive in? That’s just cardboard right, quite separate to the cool future-tech?  

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


02 May 2018

Tetra Pak to develop paper straws for its portion-size carton packages

Tetra Pak is to launch a paper straw as part of a programme to address the issue of plastic straw waste.

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


01 May 2018

Ice cream novelty multipacks use singular packaging

Fruit-infused Turkey Hill ice cream parfaits in multipack cups offer consumers a different kind of frozen dessert experience and packaging.

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


01 May 2018

Study Finds Consumers Don't Notice On-Pack Sustainable Messaging

Consumers say that sustainability influences their purchases but most don’t notice sustainability branding on packaging, according to a new study by QuadPackaging and Package InSight, a Clemson University partner. The research examined whether or not shoppers’ behaviours are influenced by a visual sustainability rating system placed on the front of packaging.

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


30 April 2018

Supplier concern over planned Sainsbury’s, Asda merger

The prosed merger of supermarkets giants Sainsbury’s and Asda has sparked concerns that suppliers could be squeezed.

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


30 April 2018

Packaging group Mondi to buy Egypt-based industrial bags maker

JOHANNESBURG, April 30 (Reuters) - Mondi has agreed to buy a privately-owned industrial bags maker operating in Egypt for 23.7 million euros ($28.75 million) to expand deeper into the Middle East, the South African packaging group said on Monday.

The full story can be found at - uk.reuters.com


26 April 2018

Companies sign up to pledge to cut plastic pollution

More than 40 companies have signed up to a pact to cut plastic pollution over the next seven years.

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


25 April 2018

REN Clean Skincare to debut 100 percent recycled bottle made from reclaimed ocean plastic

REN Clean Skincare is set to become one step closer to achieving its goal of becoming a Zero Waste company with the launch of a new green packaging solution for its award-winning Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium Body Wash. 

The full story can be found at - globalcosmeticsnews.com


25 April 2018

Schur Flexibles appoints new chief executive

Schur Flexibles Group has announced the appointment of Thorsten Kühn as its new chief executive.

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


24 April 2018

IPL Plastics launches tamper evident and IML capable food containers

IPL Plastics is launching two new sizes of containers for the food industry that are both tamper evident and IML capable.

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


24 April 2018

Lego Wants its Packaging to be 100% Sustainable by 2025

These days there's a lot of talk about single use plastics and the amount of waste that accumulates because of the amount packaging that gets ripped open and thrown away - ready to drift into the sea and kill some turtles. A lot of big companies have announced their plans to tackle the issue, and now Lego has revealed it wants to make sure its packaging is 100 per cent sustainable by 2025.

The full story can be found at - gizmodo.co.uk


24 April 2018

Supermarkets ‘should help recycle unnecessary packaging’

Shoppers should be able to dump unnecessary plastic packaging in the supermarket where they bought it, environmentalists have said.

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


23 April 2018

Chester Medical appoints business development director

Chester Medical Solutions has appointed Ian Robinson to the position of business development director.

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


23 April 2018

THE INFLUENCE OF ECOMMERCE ON THE PACKAGING INDUSTRY

As more and more consumers embrace online shopping, packaging continues to play a pivotal role in both the brand and the consumer’s ecommerce experience. With online purchasing causing a need for companies to adapt to change, strapping specialists, Mosca UK share their views on innovation in the packaging industry as a result of the rise of ecommerce. 

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


22 April 2018

A SUPERMARKET IS MAKING TOUCH-FREE PACKAGING BECAUSE MILLENNIALS ARE AFRAID TO TOUCH RAW MEAT

One revealed she douses her chicken in antibacterial spray before cooking it.

A major supermarket chain in the U.K. is developing touch-free packaging after determining millennial shoppers are too afraid to handle raw meat.

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


22 April 2018

AB Sugar promises green packaging and carbon cuts

In its first sustainability report the world's largest sugar producer promises all its plastic packaging will be reusable, recyclable, bio-degradable or compostable by 2030

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


21 April 2018

France bans use of meat-like terms in packaging for vegetarian food

'It will not stop the shift away from animal to plant protein consumption'

Food producers in France will be forced to think of new ways to describe some of their vegetarian and vegan foods when they are banned from using terms such as “vegetarian sausages”, "vegetarian mince" and “vegan bacon”.

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


20 April 2018

Plain packaging on spirits could ‘stifle innovation’

There are calls for alcohol producers to follow the tobacco industry and use plain packaging for their well known brands. The Spirits Business investigates.

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


20 April 2018

Can Online Retail Solve Its Packaging Problem?

A new wave of reusable packaging companies are trying to mitigate the waste from the billions of online purchases made each year. But it’s an uphill battle.

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


19 April 2018

Tetra Pak launches new packaging material effects for shelf appeal

Tetra Pak has launched a suite of new packaging material effects to help food and beverage producers revitalise the look and feel of their products.

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


19 April 2018

Recycling: UK consumers would pay an extra £200 for recyclable packaging

UK CONSUMERS remain confused about recycling despite being prepared to pay an extra £200 a year for recyclable packaging, a survey has found. Almost two thirds of people say they recycle as often as they can.

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


18 April 2018

Could Plastic Digesting Enzyme Be “Real Solution” To Plastic Pollution?

Scientists have engineered an enzyme which can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics, providing a potential solution to the growing issue of plastic pollution.

The full story can be found at - ciwm-journal.co.uk


14 April 2018

Supplement maker launches recycling program

Consumers can now recycle supplement and vitamin packaging through Twinlab’s Supplement the Earth Recycling Program, while earning money for non-profits, schools, or charitable organizations.

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


13 April 2018

Marsden Packaging awarded AA grade by BRC

Contract packaging firm Marsden Packaging has again been awarded the British Retail Consortiums (BRC) annual audit AA grade.

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


09 April 2018

The edible solutions to the plastic-packaging crisis

A UK startup making water containers from seaweed is one of many businesses thinking of food-based answers to the global problem of plastic. Can they catch on?

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


31 March 2018

Co-op “tests the water”offering shoppers 50% rPET bottles

The Co-op has unveiled plans to switch all of its bottled water to 50% recycled plastic (rPET), which, in addition to being a more-environmentally, is noticeably different in appearance.

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


27 March 2018

Prince Charles visits James Cropper’s plastic-free packaging site

The Prince of Wales has visited James Cropper’s new Colourform production unit as well attending a roundtable in Kendal.

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


27 March 2018

Schur Flexibles Group readies to swoop for UNI Packaging

Austrian and European flexible packaging giant Schur Flexibles Group has reached a general acquisition agreement with France’s UNI Packaging.

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


22 March 2018

Unbranding Economic Freedom: The WHO And The Case Of Plain Packaging

Since Australia imposed plain packaging, an extreme anti-property rights policy to reduce the smoking rate, the two-decade steady decline in smoking stopped. That’s according to the government’s own records.

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


22 March 2018

Waste free oceans partners with Henkel to fight marine plastic litter

Waste Free Oceans has announced a new partnership with Henkel to remove plastic waste from oceans and rivers – and transform it into over a million bottles used for the Lovables laundry brand. The collaboration is the largest that WFO has agreed so far and will run for at least three years. Together, the partners aim to remove enough plastic from rivers, lakes, seas and oceans to produce 100 tonnes of usable recycled material each year.

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


20 March 2018

Survey reveals which Easter eggs use the most packaging

Plastic and cardboard packaging makes up more than a quarter of product weight in some of the UK’s best-selling chocolate eggs

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


13 March 2018

Plastic tax: coffee cups and food packaging could face levy

Phllip Hammond accused of delaying action after he announces consultation

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


12 March 2018

Tory MP accuses Tesco of 'cynical' packaging after label hides gap in contents

A Conservative MP has accused Tesco of "cynical" packaging after buying a product where the label covered a gap between two pieces of meat. 

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


09 March 2018

Secrecy over costs in Philip Morris plain packaging case stokes TPP fears

Coalition refuses to reveal how much tobacco giant’s investor-state dispute settlement bid cost

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


07 March 2018

Coca-Cola European Partners Announces Sprite brand identity overhaul

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is unveiling a brand refresh and new Sprite Lemon Lime and Cucumber No Sugar variant as part of the brands’ biggest investment in over five years.


The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


05 March 2018

Müller to buy more Nampak plastic bottling plants

Müller has announced plans to acquire more bottle manufacturing plants owned by Nampak, in a move it says will reduce plastic packaging use.

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


02 March 2018

Standout shape

The launch of a new health beverage in the premium category requires standout and sustainable packaging, so leading European health drinks innovator, Konnekt Smartdrinks, chose a shaped aluminum bottle for its Konnekt Smartdrinks brand.

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


02 March 2018

Belmont Packaging calls for more women in the workforce

Belmont Packaging is calling for more women towork in male-dominated industries, such as packaging.

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


01 March 2018

Packaging Innovations 2018 | Plastics debate completes great first day

Crowds defied the heavy snow across the UK to attend the first day of Packaging Innovations, Label&Print & Empack 2018 at the NEC Birmingham.

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


26 February 2018

James Cropper provides ‘Eco-chic’ pack for fragrance brand

James Cropper 3D Products has teamed up with new fragrance brand Floral Street to produce a striking and sustainable solution in a sector notorious for packaging overuse.

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


23 February 2018

Gove backs straw ban despite warnings from disability group

Britain’s departure from the EU could make it easier to ban plastic straws, according to the Environment Secretary Michael Gove.

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


23 February 2018

Message in a Bottle: Procter & Gamble’s Push to Recycle Ocean Plastic

Consumer products giant P&G is tackling marine pollution by creating bottles made from beach plastic and developing new technologies to reduce waste. P&G’s Virginie Helias talks about the importance of collaboration to solve the ocean plastic crisis.

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


22 February 2018

HP launches ‘game changing’ C500 press for corrugated packaging

HP has announced the worldwide commercial launch of the HP PageWide C500 press, which is set to advance packing print for the corrugated sector.

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


21 February 2018

Harrogate Water and Keep Britain Tidy plan biggest ever UK litter picking

The Great British Spring Clean, organised by Keep Britain Tidy and sponsored by Harrogate Water, returns in March and is expected to be even bigger.

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


15 February 2018

BBC to ban in-house single-use plastics

The BBC has announced plans to ban single-use plastics by 2020, following reaction from the Blue Planet II series.

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


13 February 2018

Tesco launches new avocado packaging to boost shelf life

Tesco is launching an improved packaging film to extend shelf for avocados to cut food waste.

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


08 February 2018

Dunkin’ Donuts to switch to paper cups worldwide by 2020

Dunkin’ Donuts is to eliminate all polystyrene foam cups in its global supply chain this spring 2018, with a targeted completion date of 2020.

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


08 February 2018

Asda outlines strategy to cut plastic packaging by 10%

Asda is the latest big retail name pledging to take action plastic packaging after announcing it would reduce plastic in its own-brand packs by 10% over the next 12 months.

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


02 February 2018

Ryanair pledges ‘plastic-free’ flights

Ryanair has announced a five-year plan to eliminate plastic packaging on all its flights by 2023.

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


30 January 2018

Stella Artois uses limited-edition packs to run clean water campaign

Stella Artois has renewed a campaign using limited-edition packs to help provide access to clean water in under-developed areas.

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


25 January 2018

MP urges government to work with the packaging industry

MP Mark Pawsey has emphasised the role the packaging industry has played and will continue to play in the responsible use of plastics.

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


25 January 2018

UK sandwich habit 'as bad for the environment as eight million cars'

The worst offender is said to be the 'all-day breakfast', with homemade cheese and ham having the smallest carbon footprint.

The UK's annual consumption of sandwiches has the same environmental impact as around eight million cars, scientists have claimed.

The full story can be found at - news.sky.com


23 January 2018

European paper sector grows 15% through increased packaging demand

The European paper sector rose 15.6% in 2017 in share price terms, benefitting from increased packaging demand and pulp prices, according to Jefferies. 

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


23 January 2018

KFC's new packaging for chicken wings can morph into a drone

KFC, yes Kentucky Fried Chicken, just rolled out its new KFC Smoky Wings in India. Unlike most of the company's products, this is not about the "finger lickin' good" chicken, but the box it comes in. When you're done chomping down the chicken, the box itself is a DIY drone.

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


25 January 2018

Mark Andy makes show debut

The leading US manufacturer of narrow web presses, Mark Andy, will be exhibiting at Packaging Innovations for the first time.

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


19 January 2018

Waitrose to be black plastic packaging free by 2019

Waitrose has announced that it will stop using black plastic packaging on all of its products, including fish, fruit and vegetables, by the end of 2019. 

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


19 January 2018

New Vision produces new packaging for Copperpot originals

New Vision Packaging was tasked with producing the packaging for the new Copperpot originals range.

Stephen Shortland, managing director, New Vision Packaging, said: “We were thrilled when asked to produce the packaging for Copperpot. We wanted to ensure the colors of the range were exactly as required so we went to every length to make sure our customers were happy with the finished product.”

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



19 January 2018

Coca-Cola pledges to recycle all packaging by 2030

Coca-Cola has announced a pledge to recycle a used bottle or can for every one the company sells by 2030.

Calling it a "massive global ambition" the firm admitted its part in littering the environment and a responsibility to tackle the problem.

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


19 January 2018

Coca-Cola to collect and recycle ‘100% of its packaging’ by 2030

Coca-Cola has announced it is to ‘fundamentally reshape’ its approach to packaging and recycling.

The world’s largest soft drink company said its global goal is to help collect and recycle the equivalent of 100% of its packaging by 2030.

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


19 January 2018

Coffey launches Gosport paper cup recycling scheme

Environment minister Thérèse Coffey has launched a new recycling initiative for paper coffee cups in Gosport.

Created through a partnership between Gosport Borough Council and paper cup manufacturer Huhtamaki, the scheme will pilot a collection and recycling service for used coffee cups for residents and businesses.

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


18 January 2018

Never throw your lipstick away again: Now you can refill it – and loads of other make-up staples

  • The Daily Mail Turn The Tide On Plastic campaign hopes to reduce plastic use
  • Estimates suggests 61 per cent of cosmetics are packaged in plastic
  • FEMAIL revealed a selection of environmentally friendly cosmetics and toiletries

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


16 January 2018

McDonald's aims for fully recycled packaging by 2025

Fast food giant McDonald's has said all its packaging worldwide will come from sustainable sources by 2025.

The restaurant chain will aim to get all items like bags, straws, wrappers and cups from recycled or renewable materials, up from half currently.

The full story can be found at - www.bbc.co.uk/news


16 January 2018

FOOD FOR THOUGHT The misleading food packaging which is guaranteed to leave shoppers hungry

These photos reveal how some of the nation's favourite supermarkets have used clever packaging tricks to make the portion sizes seem much more generous than they really are...

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


16 January 2018

Tony Gaukroger | Why removing plastic packaging will do more harm than good

Colour Tone Masterbatch’s director responds to the government’s consideration of plastic-free aisles.

The government’s announcement that it intends to explore with supermarkets the introduction of plastic free aisles where food is sold loose as part of its 25 year environmental plan demands careful consideration.

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


03 January 2018

Graphic Packaging buys majority stake in International Paper division

Graphic Packaging has merged its existing businesses with International Paper’s North America Consumer Packaging business, for an undisclosed fee.

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


18 December 2017

The evolution of smart temperature controlled packaging

Adam Tetz, Director of Worldwide Marketing for Peli BioThermal, shares with Packaging Europe how innovation and new technologies are proving paramount to the emergence and evolution of smart temperature controlled packaging protecting pharmaceutical payloads worldwide. 

The full story can be found at - packagingeurope.com


18 December 2017

Call to scrap 490 tons of plastic wrap on supermarket cucumbers

A supermarket chain makes its case for maintaining plastic wrapping on vegetables as a peer argues it is a complete waste.

A member of the House of Lords is calling on the Government to force supermarkets to scrap "unnecessary" plastic wrapping on vegetables, specifically cucumbers.

The full story can be found at - news.sky.com


15 December 2017

Bunzl snaps up Lightning Packaging and announces revenue boost

Bunzl has announced a 15% increase in group revenue forecast for 2017 as well as the acquisition of packaging products supplier Lightning Packaging.

The boost in revenue was helped the impact of acquisitions and by new business wins in North America.

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


13 December 2017

Mintel packaging predictions highlight food waste and circular economy

Mintel has announced five trends set to impact the global packaging industry in 2018, with a focus on food freshness, food waste and a circular economy. 

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


December 2017

Three key issues facing the protective and transit packaging market

Three industry trends are providing incentives for innovation and are creating new opportunities and threats for players in the global protective transit packaging business.

Protective transit packaging is integral to the safe and efficient transport of goods from the factory to the retail floor, the commercial worksite, or the e-commerce customer’s doorstep. Protective transit packaging products and systems are vital components in the global $32.2 trillion (2016) commerce in manufactured goods.

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


13 December 2017

Plain packaging regulations could cost food and drink brands over £200bn

A new report by financial consultancy Brand Finance looks at the potential financial impact of forcing big companies such as Pepsi Co and Coca-Cola to have non-branded packaging.

Introducing plain packaging for unhealthy food and drink products could cost companies up to £220bn, a new report from financial consultancy Brand Finance shows.

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


13 December 2017

Recyclers issue advice on ‘confusing’ packaging

Ahead of the Christmas period, consumers are being given advice on how to dispose of ‘confusing’ packaging items.

The Recycling Association’s message to the general public is “If in doubt, throw it out” when recycling at home.

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


08 December 2017

Philip Chadwick | Will a packaging tax encourage change?

Packaging News editor Philip Chadwick wonders whether a tax on single use packaging will really change public behaviour.

It may have been a small passage in the Chancellor’s Budget, but the ramifications of a tax on single-use packaging were big. There was no praise for an industry that has strived to do the right thing when it comes to sustainability; just a tax bombshell.

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


07 December 2017

Packaging ink prices up for new year

Flint Group and Sun Chemical have separately announced price rises for packaging inks and coatings, effective from 1 January 2018.

Flint has announced its latest round of rises in response to “significant increases” in raw materials costs, some of which have already taken place and some that are forecast for 2018.

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


06 December 2017

Quorn sausage roll packaging prompts complaints

Meat substitute company Quorn Foods will change its sausage roll packaging after a Twitter complaint was shared tens of thousands of times.

Dan Douglas drew attention to an asterisk on a packet of 12 of the meat substitute snacks at a supermarket in Sydenham, London.

Following the asterisk, he pointed out the pack contained three sausage rolls which the labelling recommended could be served as "12 mini rolls when cut into 4's."

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


29 November 2017

RPC reports revenue growth and profit

RPC Group announced its half year results for the six months ended 30 September 2017, showing revenue growth of 53% to £1,876m. 

The rigid plastic packaging specialist said the results reflect the contribution from organic growth, polymer price tailwinds and translation benefits from foreign exchange movements and acquisitions.

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


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