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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...
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Sold as seen 30 July, 2019 The retail squeeze means consumers are buying online or in smaller supermarkets; shelf space is more premium than ever before, yet consumers want choice. For excellent products,...

Box clever 30 July, 2019 Global ecommerce growth is predicted to keep going year on year, and the evolution of the industry has huge potential for the packaging industry, with brands, manufacturers and...

Keep a lid on it 30 July, 2019 Innovations in closures and caps give brand-owners an opportunity to differentiate through convenience and style – and helps packaging manufacturers stay ahead of the game....

Water in a can – the best of both worlds 02 July, 2019 Water in a can – the best of both worlds

PVOH with David Edwards 18 June, 2019 In a recent interview, Matthew Rogerson spoke with David Edwards to learn more about his technology, PVOH. As the industry gears towards more sustainable solutions we discuss...

Ethical indulgence 18 June, 2019 Luxury is never out of fashion – unless it seems out of touch with the current mood. So how to get the right balance between responsibility and luxury when it comes to packaging? More...

Reaction to chemicals 20 May, 2019 The following is an edited extract from the report ‘ECHA Strategic Plan 2019-2023’ from the European Chemicals Agency.

Like oil and water 20 May, 2019 There are many benefits to be found in the growing market of waterless cosmetics; they can reduce waste, cut costs and provide a healthier product. Plus, anything that diminishes...

Wrapped in art 20 May, 2019 The packaging industry knows that design drives good packaging just as much as smart material development or clever closures. But what makes packaging well designed? Emma-Jane Batey...

Bend the rules 07 May, 2019 Matthew Rogerson, with help from GlobalData, investigates the latest innovations in flexible packaging and takes a closer look at the size of the market and why it’s such a favourite...

Circular argument 07 May, 2019 Packaging as a concept is changing. It's as important as the product within for forward-thinking consumers, as well as law makers and global brands. So how can the industry...

Marriage of virtues 07 May, 2019 Changing consumer habits means people are increasingly vocal about reducing their plastic waste, being more responsible in the packaging they purchase and relying on products to...

Green Inks 23 April, 2019 Sherry Washburn, Supplies Business Unit Manager at Videojet Technologies, takes a closer look at the green aspects of industrial printing inks and asks: can they ever be truly green?

Eye on the markets 25 March, 2019 The following research, ‘FMCG Industry Business Outlook and Procurement Survey August 2018–January 2019’, is based on the surveyed opinions of leading executives in 73 FMCG...

Get smart to fix weak links 25 March, 2019 Identifying the right smart pack to beat counterfeiting threats is now a priority for operators in the fast-moving consumer goods sector. Matthew Rogerson identifies potential...

It’s a snap 25 March, 2019 Earlier in the year, Carlsberg held a presentation on its latest sustainable innovations, including a new product that was being released simultaneously with the conference, in the UK...

Portion Controlled Meat & Cheese Products as Value-Added Service 11 February, 2019 Processors gain a competitive edge by providing QSR and grab n’ go deli establishments with ready to use, pre-sliced, interleaved portions of meat and cheese says John Buckley,...

The wellness factor 29 January, 2019 A shift towards ‘green’ consumerism is evident in cosmetics, with 75% of consumers believing that living an ethical and sustainable lifestyle is important in creating a feeling...

Antimicrobial packaging: a nano solution 14 January, 2019 Growing use of reusable shopping bags has sparked worries about hygiene risks due to spilt food. To solve the problem, there has been increased interest in exploring ways to...


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