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Old versus new
11 February, 2020
Conventional print or digital – do we have to choose a side or do...
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Convenience store 10 February, 2020 Time is the most precious resource for busy consumers these days, and packaging has to make sure that it provides those consumers with the quickest, simplest way to prepare or use...

To the letter 10 February, 2020 As a leading consumer goods company with a big footprint in plastic packaging, Procter & Gamble is among the first companies to develop a strategy to manage their plastic use – a...

Glass house effect 28 January, 2020 There are many communication problems between what brands are doing sustainably and how that informs customers to make ethical environmental consumer decisions. FEVE, the...

Smart, active and intelligent 28 January, 2020 Nowhere is smart packaging more relevant than in medical devices, where there is growing demand for functionality and an ability to meet human needs. Although such technology is in...

Primal scream 28 January, 2020 When a food industry giant moves into a niche market, as Kraft Heinz did with its acquisition of Primal Kitchen, it is a sign the mainstream is seeking vibrant new markets. Jim...

Foiled Again 20 January, 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...

Solving the Polypropylene waste issue 16 January, 2020 As policy makers, governments and organisations around the world continue to explore ways to reduce or eliminate the amount of plastic packaging sent to landfills, recyclers have...

Aluminium to go 17 December, 2019 Across the packaged goods landscape, sustainability is the focus of brand-owners, suppliers, retailers and their customers, chief among them Nespresso. John Fortune speaks to...

Engage in smart talk 17 December, 2019 Everywhere you look today, the impact of digital connectivity is clear. This is why connecting that consumer to a brand through the packaging is such a game-changing and profitable...

Where’s secondary packaging going? 17 December, 2019 The war on packaging waste is fought on many fronts in the beverage industry – from the manufacturers of packaging materials to the bottler. KHS is helping to develop new standards...

smart labelling matters with TLMI 02 December, 2019 As packaging moves from a mass market model to a more personalised approach, consumers require far more information before making purchases and want to feel that brands speak to them...

mineral oil migration 02 December, 2019 Since the beginning of the 2010s, mineral oil migration has brought the food packaging industry some of its most damaging headlines. Have we learnt our lesson, or will the same hold...

Yesterday, today and tomorrow 18 November, 2019 Responsible, progressive and innovative brands can choose carton for their packaging without raising the heckles of their sustainability-conscious consumers, making it the...

On that note... 18 November, 2019 There’s no hard sell when it comes to paper packaging. For brands, manufacturers and designers alike, choosing paper makes perfect sense. With increasingly innovative options...

What makes Instagrammable packaging? 18 November, 2019 Instagram is the internet. Once you've gone beyond asking Google or buying on Amazon, everyone that's anyone is looking at, posting on or watching things on Instagram. An...

Pharma chameleon 18 November, 2019 You always want what you haven't got, right? It's true for personal care and pharmaceutical packaging too. So, the latest trend addresses this by bringing the best of each area to...

Packaging considerations: Catering to the rising hot food-to-go movement 06 November, 2019 According to research, the UK’s food-to-go sector is set to grow at twice the rate of overall grocery retail to £22.8 billion by 2023, up from £17.8bn in 2018. By Andrew...

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...

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,...


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