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Reaction to chemicals
20 May, 2019
The following is an edited extract from the report ‘ECHA Strategic...
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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...

If we want a sustainable future, it will be driven by companies. 14 January, 2019 Expert Point of View by Tomi Nyman, Principal at Pöyry

A never-ending story—the life cycle of a steel beverage can 12 December, 2018 A never-ending story—the life cycle of a steel beverage can

Shining Track Record 12 December, 2018 Shining Track Record - Packaging steel is a pioneer in sustainability

Preparing PIs for Post EU-FMD Success 22 October, 2018 Ian Haynes is a Director of Excellis Europe, a leading provider of strategy and implementation consulting services within the Life Sciences and Healthcare industries and recognised as...

Paper Packaging's sustainable future 22 October, 2018 Consumer demand and environmental challenges will drive the future for paper, says Dr Liz Wilks, APP European director, sustainability and stakeholder outreach, in this...

Clear winner 08 October, 2018 Glass is endlessly recyclable, nonporous and offers a degree of elegance. Whether their focus is luxury, practicality or desirability, it’s no wonder brands have been choosing glass...

Paper back 24 September, 2018 Paper packaging ticks a lot of boxes; it’s recyclable, renewable and attractive. Emma-Jane Batey speaks to suppliers, brand-owners and packaging manufacturers about how the latest...


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