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A spirited spectral solution
03 June, 2020
Brands are volatile, they’re not invincible; they can just as easily...
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Lead the charge 26 May, 2020 With the world stumbling to a crisis point in its over use of plastic, especially single-use, a drastic change in direction is needed. Mutinationals like Nestlé are leading the way...

Ease the transition 26 May, 2020 Even in our digital age, print remains hugely important to the packaging sector – it’s the first thing about a product the consumer sees. Annie Scanlan, membership and information...

Industry fate is sealed 11 May, 2020 Before the covid-19 reality, sustainability led the agenda for the packaging and converting industry, dictating a number of the newest innovations and launches. A key example of this...

Get me the low-down 11 May, 2020 With the nature of labelling fast-changing, new and more explicit means of conveying information are required to inform an increasingly busy and convenience-focused market. Without...

Latest study confirms negative carbon footprint for Amorim cork stoppers 28 April, 2020 Sparkling wine stoppers with two natural cork discs have the highest CO2 retention in the whole closure industry

Interview with Sabine Geldermann: drupa postponed to April 2021 28 April, 2020 Mid-March, the postponement of the world's leading trade fair for printing technologies, drupa, to April 20 - 30, 2021 was announced due to the exponential spread of the...

Packaging and food waste reduction strategies 14 April, 2020 Packaging has many roles to play. It must securely contain and hold a variety of products of different shapes, sizes and content, enabling them to be transported from the manufacturer...

Sustainable forest management – a central element in the value chain of paper bags 13 April, 2020 In times of rising concerns about climate change and environmental pollution, consumers are increasingly changing their behaviour and making more environmentally friendly...

Reduced off-odor of plastic recyclates via separate collection of packaging waste 31 March, 2020 Plastic recyclates produced from waste packaging have to meet high sensory
requirements in order to be used for new products. Plastic recyclates often have
off-odors, some...

Recycling Revolution 30 March, 2020 How Manufacturers Are Finding Innovative Ways to Support a Circular Economy. Written by
Tracee Auld, Chief Sustainability Officer, Graham Packaging

Accelerating plastic recovery in the United States 17 March, 2020 Plastic waste is a critical issue of our time. Effecting change will require an integrated approach.

by Thomas Hundertmark, Manuel Prieto, Andrew Ryba, Theo Jan Simons,...

Winning in the new age of packaging: An interview with WestRock’s CEO, Steve Voorhees 17 March, 2020 WestRock, which is headquartered in Atlanta, has operations
around the world and expertise in every shopping category. The
company has created game-changing innovations...

And the winner is… 18 February, 2020 30 judges, 11 committee members and a handful of FTA staff were present for the judging of the 2019 FTA Excellence in Flexography Awards. They saw hundreds of pieces of...

TLMI on labels and labelling 18 February, 2020 Your name on a bottle? A relative on a jar? Personalised packaging has been a driving trend in the labelling sector since Coca-Cola disrupted the sector with the much-talked-about...

foiled again 04 February, 2020 Fresh, convenient, lightweight and decorative: films and foils have long been a popular material for packaging. Leading figures from European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) talk...

Lamination and sustainability 20 January, 2020 Laminates and coats are a fundamental part of the packaging industry, keeping the products inside safe and free from contamination. Any failures can have terrible consequences, both...

Paper sacks provided equivalent shelf life as plastic sacks 20 January, 2020 A recent study found that paper sacks and form-fill-seal (FFS) polyethylene sacks provided equivalent protection for cement when stored for 18 months under the same conditions. The...

The Carton Revolution 07 January, 2020 Carton is undergoing a green revolution. From replanting forests to recycling, the industry is doing a huge amount in the fight against climate change. Andrea Valentino talks to...

Above and beyond 07 January, 2020 Companies want to do right by their customers and the environment. One major focus area is in inks, how they can be separated in recycling and waste stream, and support...


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