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Luxury Packaging Awards 2014: winners revealed

Luxury Packaging Awards 2014: winners revealed

Packaging News reveals the winners of the first Lucury Packaging Awards, announced last night at The Underglobe, London

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Moody’s: European paper firms’ investments paying off

Moody’s: European paper firms’ investments paying off

Overall profitability for many rated European paper companies has improved this year, despite falling demand, suggesting that transformational investments are beginning to pay dividends

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PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 26 September 2014

PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 26 September 2014

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

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New Ishida X-ray system to detect bones in meat fillets

New Ishida X-ray system to detect bones in meat fillets

Ishida Europe has launched an X-ray model capable of detecting small bones in meat and poultry at high inspection speeds.

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Landa Digital Printing selects AVT

Print automatic inspection and quality control company AVT has been selected as the strategic provider of Landa Digital Printing’s Print and Quality Control Solution.

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Repro-house bolsters proofing with FlexPack

Waldo, the reprographic firm, has upgraded its proofing capabilities with FlexPack from Oris Packaging Innovations

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Smurfit Kappa to buy US corrugated firm in $150m deal

Smurfit Kappa to buy US corrugated firm in $150m deal

Smurfit Kappa Group is to acquire Bates Container, a Texas-based corrugated packaging manufacturer, for an initial fee of $150m (£92m)

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De La Rue hit by double profit warning

De La Rue hit by double profit warning

Shares in De La Rue, the company responsible for printing banknotes in England, have plunged following a profits warning

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Community copacker’s new owners add value

Community copacker’s new owners add value

Following a management buy-out last year, Joanne Varey has instilled a proactive approach to winning business from blue-chip clients in London. Waqas Qureshi visited the multi-channel contract packer

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A responsible path to luxury | Category Focus – luxury packaging

A responsible path to luxury | Category Focus – luxury packaging

Packaging in the luxury market has a reputation for putting sustainability near the bottom of the priority list. But is this changing? Simon Creasey finds out

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Fresh ideas for rigid market | Supplier Analysis – rigid plastics

Fresh ideas for rigid market | Supplier Analysis – rigid plastics

The rigid plastics sector is driving forward on two fronts - a push towards new products and a focus on sustainability. Jez Abbott caught up with six packaging suppliers in...

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Mission impossible for packaging waste? | Analysis

Mission impossible for packaging waste? | Analysis

The EU’s tough waste recycling targets have been met by widespread criticism from the industry. So why is this the case and what options do various trade bodies have? Olivia...

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Barry Darnell: The best toy packs stick to classic principles

Barry Darnell: The best toy packs stick to classic principles

What makes good toy packaging? Analogue's Barry Darnell, who has worked with some of the world’s biggest toy brands, shares his top tips

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Raj Bhardwaj: Material costs rise – with differing impacts

Raj Bhardwaj: Material costs rise – with differing impacts

Raj Bhardwaj takes a look at how the corrugated market is performing and what to look out for in the future

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The two sides to every carton | Tech Talk – Matt Rockley

The two sides to every carton | Tech Talk – Matt Rockley

There are two sides to every story – and two sides to every carton

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Smithers Pira | The key trends driving bioplastics

With packaging markets consuming more than 60% of all global bioplastics production, the packaging industry has become the most important end-use sector for bioplastics. Smithers Pira finds out more

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Equipment

New Ishida X-ray system to detect bones in meat fillets

New Ishida X-ray system to detect bones in meat fillets

Ishida Europe has launched an X-ray model capable of detecting small bones in meat and...

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International

Moody’s: European paper firms’ investments paying off

Moody’s: European paper firms’ investments paying off

Overall profitability for many rated European paper companies has improved this year, despite falling demand,...

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