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BPF reports continued flattening of confidence for plastics firms

BPF reports continued flattening of confidence for plastics firms

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has published its latest Business Conditions survey revealing further flat lining of business confidence.

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Coca-Cola Great Britain to unify portfolio under “one brand”

Coca-Cola Great Britain to unify portfolio under “one brand”

Coca-Cola Great Britain (CCGB) has announced that it will be unifying the Coca-Cola portfolio of products under a new “one brand” strategy.

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Student competition for packaging launched

Student competition for packaging launched

Watch Me Think, which creates videos of consumers interacting with packaging in their homes, has launched its Student Packaging Designer of the Year competition

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HP and KBA to launch new colour inkjet web press

HP and KBA to launch new colour inkjet web press

HP and KBA have announced plans to develop a high speed, high volume inkjet web press for pre-printing of corrugated top liner.

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DS Smith publishes circular economy report

DS Smith publishes circular economy report

DS Smith has published a report into the role packaging can play in the circular economy, including a look at M&S, Unilever and Walmart's programmes.

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Rieke unveils ‘major’ sustainability programme

Rieke unveils ‘major’ sustainability programme

Rieke is implementing what it describes as a major sustainability programme to help reduce the impact of its operations on the environment.

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Empack 2015 | Enercon highlights Super Seal range

Empack 2015 | Enercon highlights Super Seal range

Enercon Industries “took cap sealing to the max” when it visited the Empack show, co-located with Packaging Innovations, in February.

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Woodway UK Launches PackAcademy – Train the Trainer course

Woodway UK Launches PackAcademy – Train the Trainer course

Woodway UK have launched their new training course, PackAcademy, offered to customers to increase the packaging skills and knowledge of their teams

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Features

Circular debate heats up | Resource 2015 preview

Circular debate heats up | Resource 2015 preview

The circular economy is a topic that’s gathering momentum both at home and abroad. So this year’s Resource is perfectly timed with some big hitters attending. Packaging News previews...

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Corrugated hits the high point | Supplier Analysis – Corrugated

Corrugated hits the high point | Supplier Analysis – Corrugated

Corrugated packaging is on a high but the perception of the sector as being 'wasteful' remains a drawback. Jez Abbott speaks to six companies to find out what’s...

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Revamps get left on the shelf | Category Focus – Own label (1)

Revamps get left on the shelf | Category Focus – Own label (1)

Supermarket own label products are big business but pack redesigns seem to have been put on the back burner of late. Simon Creasey finds out why this is happening

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Foodservice sector talks collaboration | Analysis

Foodservice sector talks collaboration | Analysis

Business leaders from the foodservice packaging sector recently met to address issues such as industry collaboration and communication, legislative targets and the circular economy. Philip Chadwick reports

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Lee Carlsen: Something old, something new

Lee Carlsen: Something old, something new

Tinpac's Lee Carlsen believes that there's plenty of life in tin and can help meet recycling targets.

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John Rainer: Food industry at robotics tipping point

John Rainer: Food industry at robotics tipping point

John Rainer, regional sales manager at FANUC UK, discusses the state of robotics in the UK food processing sector.

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Soap Box blog: Recycling regulations great for resource quality and value

Soap Box blog: Recycling regulations great for resource quality and value

DS Smith's European commercial director, Mathew Prosser says: "The new regulations that came into force at the beginning of January put quality at the heart of recycling."

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Raj Bhardwaj: The sheet plant sector is on the rise

Raj Bhardwaj: The sheet plant sector is on the rise

A snapshot of the corrugated sector from Raj Bhardwaj.

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Design

BrandOpus designs FRijj Less Sugar

BrandOpus designs FRijj Less Sugar

As part of an ongoing relationship, BrandOpus has worked with FRijj, the flavoured milk brand...

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Environment

Rieke unveils ‘major’ sustainability programme

Rieke unveils ‘major’ sustainability programme

Rieke is implementing what it describes as a major sustainability programme to help reduce the...

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