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Amcor expands in China with latest acquisition

Amcor expands in China with latest acquisition

Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Zhongshan Tiancai Packaging Company.

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Scotland’s environment secretary presses for UK deposit return scheme

Scotland’s environment secretary presses for UK deposit return scheme

The Scottish environment secretary will meet UK government counterpart Liz Truss to discuss the potential for a deposit return scheme for drinks bottles and cans

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TRM installs latest Bobst flatbed die-cutter

TRM installs latest Bobst flatbed die-cutter

TRM Packaging has completed the installation of a £2.5m state-of-the-art Bobst Mastercut die-cutter.

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PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 29 May 2015

PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 29 May 2015

Each week, we publish the average trading price for packaging recovery notes from PRN trading platform the Environment Exchange.

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Linpac extends premium tableware range

Linpac extends premium tableware range

European multi-material packaging manufacturer Linpac is extending one of its product ranges, LINdis R, increasing both the colour and size range available

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Parkside expands its business development team

Parkside expands its business development team

UK and Asia based speciality-packaging supplier Parkside has announced the appointment of Sandra Evans to its business development team.

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Client newswrap | Amazon, B&Q, Tesco and more

Client newswrap | Amazon, B&Q, Tesco and more

Welcome to this week’s Client Newswrap, rounding up the latest news from retailers and brands

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Thorntons kept sweet with Linx installations

Thorntons kept sweet with Linx installations

Thorntons has invested in new Linx continuous ink jet printers to meet coding requirements across its range of famous products.

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Features

A market open for opportunity | Supplier Analysis

A market open for opportunity | Supplier Analysis

Specialists in the closures market are enjoying a second year of buoyant trade with more clients wishing to use a wider range of technologies to ensure quality.

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Sweet success for brands | Category Focus – Confectionery

Sweet success for brands | Category Focus – Confectionery

The confectionery sector is a crowded market but Tony Corbin finds that there might still be space for brands of all sizes

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Tipping point for recyclers

Tipping point for recyclers

There is a growing feeling that the UK plastic recycling sector is fundamentally flawed. Simon Creasey investigates the factors impacting on recyclers

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European paper firms bank on investment | Analysis

European paper firms bank on investment | Analysis

Moody’s says Euro paper market capital expenditure is to rise and many will want to strengthen their packaging sector presence, writes Waqas Qureshi

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Comment

Ruth Price | The importance of ‘Protective Packaging’

Ruth Price | The importance of ‘Protective Packaging’

Ruth Price, business development director at Sharpak Aylesham, discusses the importance of protective packaging and why innovation never goes to waste.

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Editor’s blog | Tobacco packaging saga just goes on and on

Editor’s blog | Tobacco packaging saga just goes on and on

Another week, another round of tobacco stories. The plain packaging debate just won’t go away and now the tobacco giants have dragged their lawyers into the arena

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Richard Nemesi | Best practices in coding innovative pharmaceutical packaging

Richard Nemesi | Best practices in coding innovative pharmaceutical packaging

Richard Nemesi, says pharmaceutical packaging manufacturers must invest in a printing solution capable of addressing today and tomorrow’s regulatory demands, as well as specific local needs

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Michael Stephen | How can oxo-biodegradable plastics most effectively be used?

Michael Stephen | How can oxo-biodegradable plastics most effectively be used?

Michael Stephen, chairman of the Oxo-biodegradable Plastics Association and deputy chairman of Symphony Environmental Technologies, discusses how this material biodegrades in the outdoor environment.

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