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Coveris bolsters flexibles offer with Learoyd acquisition

Coveris bolsters flexibles offer with Learoyd acquisition

Coveris has hit the acquisition trail again, snapping up Learoyd Packaging for an undisclosed sum

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BPF Recycling Group launches manifesto

BPF Recycling Group launches manifesto

The British Plastics Federation Recycling Group (BPFRG) has launched its new manifesto for 2014 with a strong message for PRN/PERN system reform for plastics

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Robinson Packaging profits fall in first half of 2014

Robinson Packaging profits fall in first half of 2014

Robinson Packaging has posted flat revenue and a sharp drop in profits for the first half of this year

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PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 15 August 2014

PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 15 August 2014

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

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Polymer Logistics launches HDPE alternative to pallets

Polymer Logistics launches HDPE alternative to pallets

Polymer Logistics has launched a space saving, cheaper HDPE alternative to wooden pallets that it says is set to provide flexibility in load carrying

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Ishida to showcase quality control range at Macropak

Ishida to showcase quality control range at Macropak

Ishida Europe will showcase some of its latest capabilities in weighing and quality control with a model from its X-ray range at this year’s Macropak

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Riverside Medical to launch new kit at Compamed fair

Riverside Medical to launch new kit at Compamed fair

Riverside Medical has announced it will launch the ‘Shawpak’ thermoform machine at the Compamed trade fair in Germany,in November

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Morrisons claims 64% material saving with new closure

Morrisons claims 64% material saving with new closure

Supermarket giant Morrisons has unveiled a new screw cap, which it claims uses 64% less aluminium than a standard screw cap

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Label suppliers in good health | Supplier analysis – labels

Label suppliers in good health | Supplier analysis – labels

The label sector is going through a period of growth if PN’s snapshot of suppliers is anything to go by. Jez Abbott spoke to six companies and looked at the...

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Time to rethink shelf-ready? | Category focus – point of sale/SRP

Time to rethink shelf-ready? | Category focus – point of sale/SRP

For some, shelf-ready packaging is not a priority. But there are others who view it differently, believing SRP works well with pack design. By Simon Creasey

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Cost is the innovation driver, says survey | easyFairs/Packaging News buying survey results

Cost is the innovation driver, says survey | easyFairs/Packaging News buying survey results

Philip Chadwick analyses the results of the annual easyFairs/PN packaging buying survey and discovers that cost reduction has returned to the top of the list as the main driver of...

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Tough talk over pharma issues | Pharmaceutical roundtable and video

Tough talk over pharma issues | Pharmaceutical roundtable and video

In the second of our series of roundtable events, held in association with Essentra Packaging, PN and a panel of experts look at the wide range of issues facing players...

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Putting secondary packaging first

Putting secondary packaging first

Matt Pomorski, from SAICA’s in-house design agency SAICA Creative, explains why secondary packaging shouldn’t be left on the shelf

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Mark Ryan: The case for quality corrugated packaging

Mark Ryan: The case for quality corrugated packaging

TRM Packaging's Mark Ryan explores the corrugated packaging landscape

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Has UK Pharma lost its Euro-Vision?

Has UK Pharma lost its Euro-Vision?

Former AstraZeneca serialisation expert, Christoph Krähenbühl, demystifies the arguments around compliance with the forthcoming EU Safety Features regulations in the EU’s Falsified Medicines Directive (EU-FMD)

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Better energy procurement practices for packaging

Better energy procurement practices for packaging

Mark Eccles, from Gazprom Energy UK, explores how packaging purchasers can overcome the environmental challenges that the industry faces as a whole whilst retaining a competitive edge through effective energy...

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Equipment

Ishida to showcase quality control range at Macropak

Ishida to showcase quality control range at Macropak

Ishida Europe will showcase some of its latest capabilities in weighing and quality control with...

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International

Duo UK to produce sugarcane mailing bags

Duo UK to produce sugarcane mailing bags

Polythene bag manufacturer Duo UK has become the first UK-based manufacturer to produce mailing bags...

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