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OPA calls for careful consideration regarding carrier-bag tax exemption

OPA calls for careful consideration regarding carrier-bag tax exemption

The Oxo-biodegradable Plastics Association (OPA) has hit back at those objecting to exemptions from the bag tax for certain types of biodegradable plastic.

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Chapelton undergoes rebrand and launches new website

Chapelton undergoes rebrand and launches new website

Kent-based speciality paper and cartonboard supplier Chapelton Board Sales has announced a major rebrand of the company.

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UNI Packaging to demonstrate print technologies

UNI Packaging to demonstrate print technologies

UNI Packaging UK will be showcasing its rotogravure, flexography, and digital print capabilities at Packaging Innovations.

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RPC reports revenue rise in third quarter

Plastics giant RPC Group has reported that revenues are on the rise in the third quarter of the financial year.

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No plastic food packaging ban in Oxford

No plastic food packaging ban in Oxford

Reports on an upcoming ban on plastic takeaway packaging in Oxford have been at best hugely exaggerated and at worst erroneous, according to the FPA’s Martin Kersh.

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ButterflyCannon announces two senior appointments

ButterflyCannon announces two senior appointments

ButterflyCannon have added two recruits to its expanding team, account director Roxane Ip and creative account director Chris Joscelyne.

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Packaging Innovations 2015 | Schur Flexibles to demonstrate variety of products

Packaging Innovations 2015 | Schur Flexibles to demonstrate variety of products

Schur Flexibles will be displaying a range of products at Packaging Innovations next month.

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APPE extends Thermalite jar range

APPE extends Thermalite jar range

Rigid plastic packaging manufacturer APPE has extended its range of ThermaLite PET jar with the launch of five new round jars.

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Features

Packaging in 2015 | Spotlight on… Rigid Plastics

Packaging in 2015 | Spotlight on… Rigid Plastics

Simon Creasey discovers how converters and packaging specifiers are innovating to improve rigid plastics’ sustainability story and making businesses in the sector stronger than ever

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Smart packs for rugged look

Smart packs for rugged look

Today’s male consumer is into all manner of tinctures, potions and lotions to keep themselves looking pristine. Simon Creasey finds out how major brands are tapping into this ever growing...

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Novamont pushes for a bioplastic future

Novamont pushes for a bioplastic future

Italian manufacturer of biodegradable bioplastics Novamont is in the midst of a major investment drive in the latest technology Waqas Qureshi met chief excutive Catia Bastioli at its Porto Torres...

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Packaging in 2015 | Spotlight on… Flexible Plastics

Packaging in 2015 | Spotlight on… Flexible Plastics

Flexible plastic packaging is buoyant as it benefits from greater demand for pouches and snacks and adapts to demands for new patterns of production. Sally Cousins reports

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Dan Stamp | Industry needs to do more to attract young engineers

Dan Stamp | Industry needs to do more to attract young engineers

Dan Stamp, design engineer for Kliklok, explains why the packaging and processing industry must do more to attract new young engineers to the industry.

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Mike Gilligan | Keeping pace with the market

Mike Gilligan | Keeping pace with the market

Mike Gilligan of Mercury Search and Selection looks at the economic recovery and its impact on the recruitment market.

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Nigel Crunden | Tackling the jargon

Nigel Crunden | Tackling the jargon

Nigel Crunden at Office Depot explores the issue of jargon in business.

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Raj Bhardwaj: Growth, consolidation and uncertainty in 2015

Raj Bhardwaj: Growth, consolidation and uncertainty in 2015

A look at what's on the horizon this year in the corrugated market.

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Design

Pearlfisher designs Bud Light Super Bowl bottles

Pearlfisher designs Bud Light Super Bowl bottles

Pearlfisher has partnered with Bud Light to create a new limited edition bottle to celebrate...

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Environment

CPI outlines measures required from next government

CPI outlines measures required from next government

CPI director general, David Workman has issued his January MPs Briefing, outlining what he believes...

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