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smart labelling matters with TLMI
02 December, 2019
As packaging moves from a mass market model to a more personalised...
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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,...

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...


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