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Lamination and sustainability
20 January, 2020
Laminates and coats are a fundamental part of the packaging industry,...
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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...

Solutions that stick 07 January, 2020 More than 80% of food packaging contains adhesives, although often only to a small extent. Depending on the food in question, there are very different requirements on its packaging....

A pressing engagement 10 December, 2019 For all the focus that companies give to the finished printed product, many times they have ignored the previous , vital step that occurs to deliver the printed product to the...

China's Pulp Demand Growth to Stabilize 09 December, 2019 The decline in pulp demand seen in China in late 2018 and early 2019 seems more temporary than structural. Demand drivers point to moderate growth in demand from 2020 onwards, as...

On a roll 25 November, 2019 Web cleaners are a common feature on printing lines, and remove dust and debris from paper and other materials using a variety of methods. The choice of which unit is most appropriate...

The bespoke approach 25 November, 2019 As the market moves from the mass approach to targeted, local and personalised, companies are discovering the many benefits of digital printing to deliver varied and engaging forms...

A volatile situation 25 November, 2019 Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are a hot topic in the flexographic industry. Boosted regulations have brought their challenges to the fore, with the indoor and outdoor...

Bend and flex 13 November, 2019 Versatile and functional, flexible packaging is, as its name suggests, flexible. Brands love flexible packaging as it allows them to package their products with few...

Finesse in the finish 13 November, 2019 With the industry gearing up for Labelexpo Europe in September, print and labelling are at centre stage for packaging, printing and converting companies. One area that is often...

Old kid on the box 13 November, 2019 The pretty one. The clever one. The sporty one. Just because something has a label, doesn't mean that's all it is. Gravure printing has long been considered 'the quality one',...

When Coating Fails to Impress 25 October, 2019 Tom Kerchiss of RK Print Coat Instruments writes about

The European plastics industry: hoping for the best, preparing for the worst” 20 August, 2019 In the run-up to K 2019, the European plastics industry faces challenges on several fronts. Overall, the economy is just bumping along; the prolonged exit of the UK from the...

FINAT releases RADAR #11 05 August, 2019 After last month’s report of slowing demand for self-adhesive label materials in 2018, FINAT’s latest edition of the 6-monthly market monitor, the FINAT RADAR, confirms signs of a...

WHITE PAPER CONFIRMS SEPHA VISIONSCAN IS NON-DESTRUCTIVE LEAK TEST METHOD 05 August, 2019 Dr Dorian Dixon, packaging specialist and senior lecturer in the School of Engineering at Ulster University, has published a new white paper that confirms the Sepha VisionScan is...

Worth the paper it's written on 05 August, 2019 Paper has an excellent reputation as a packaging material. Consumers love it, as it taps into their 'doing the right thing' consciousness and brands are fans of consumers’ usage....

Pretty perfect 22 July, 2019 We all shout about shelf appeal, but what does it really mean? Consumers have to actually see the product for them to be able to buy it, whether that's online or in-store. So while...

Smart engagement 22 July, 2019 Labels are ingrained in the very fabric of our lexicon, and so it is unsurprising that their importance in converting can never be overstated. As the link between consumers, brands...


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