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Lockdown brings labels into the light
11 January, 2021
Consumer interest in product labelling has grown sharply in recent...
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Print: A Crucial Element 11 January, 2021 No matter the technology used, and even though some parts of the market may be more mature, print is always going to be vital in the packaging and converting process. Whether...

Trucircle 18 December, 2020 With its TRUCIRCLE portfolio, SABIC is capturing value from sources like animal-free bio-based feedstock and post-consumer recycle, which have traditionally been ignored or discarded....

Square the circle 18 December, 2020 Packaging waste and its reduction or removal continues to be of key concern to both consumers and the brands that supply them. Despite the intrusion of coronavirus into the...

The burning question 08 December, 2020 PLASTIC POLLUTION SCARS LANDSCAPES, FILLS OUR OCEANS AND HARMS THE HEALTH OF THE WORLD'S POOREST PEOPLE. Nevertheless, global plastic production is still increasing,1 and is set to...

The future of food packaging ~ Sustainable materials for the food industry 08 December, 2020 From your favourite childhood sweets to your perfect bottle of wine, food and beverage packaging can be as evocative as the food itself. But that is not its primary purpose. Here...

Fibre, research and future thoughts 24 November, 2020 As a spectator one is granted the benefit of a wider field of vision, which in the case of cartons means that an outsider might see a number of trends that are connected through their...

Shine on 24 November, 2020 Perhaps second only to 'protecting the product within', finishing is possibly the second oldest trend when it comes to packaging. While sustainability, light-weighting, and...

Carton recycling trial set for Tesco stores 10 November, 2020 Tesco, Kellogg and the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK) have announced a five month trial to collect cartons at in-store recycling points.

Data: The next wave in forestry productivity 09 November, 2020 To achieve both environmental and production goals, the forestry industry needs effective management and harvesting processes. Today, they are being transformed through more effective...

Graphic-paper producers: Boosting resilience amid the COVID-19 crisis 26 October, 2020 Four proven actions can help graphic-paper producers rebound despite the market declines that have been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic by Abhinav Goel, Felix Grünewald,...

All the taste, none of the waste 26 October, 2020 Producing paper products generates a lot of waste. In the classic recycling cycle, the production waste or surplus is shredded and then returned to the production process. The...

prepress thrives 13 October, 2020 Prepress has been central to the printing industry for decades, yet has long suffered from a number of cost and efficiency problems. But with the rise of automation, the field may soon...

Print: A Crucial Element 13 October, 2020 No matter the technology used, and even though some parts of the market may be more mature, print is always going to be vital in the packaging and converting process. Whether...

Mineral Matters 29 September, 2020 Over the past decade, mineral oil migration has brought the food packaging industry some of its most damaging headlines. Have we learned our lesson, or will the same hold true for...

Long live print 29 September, 2020 Even in our digital age, print remains hugely important to the packaging sector – it’s the first aspect of a product a consumer sees. Annie Scanlan, membership and information officer...

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and manufacturing’s great reset 15 September, 2020 Manufacturers that are ahead in scaling advanced production technologies are successfully navigating four durable shifts that are critical to managing unprecedented disruption....

New groundbreaking solution for JNSD production: save up to 67 % energy 15 September, 2020 This Whitepaper is for anyone in the beverage processing industry who works with juices, nectars, still drinks, or teas, which we will abbreviate as JNSD. In general, we can also refer...

Pillar of sustainable strength 31 August, 2020 Flint Group Packaging Inks, one of the largest consumable suppliers to the global packaging industry, has identified four strategic pillars key to successfully achieving...

Go the extra layer 31 August, 2020 If the primary purpose of packaging is to protect a good and help move it from manufacturer to consumer, then coating and laminating is responsible for protecting the packaging...


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