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Smurfit Kappa sells graphic and solid board arms to Aurelius

Smurfit Kappa sells graphic and solid board arms to Aurelius

Pan-European investor Aurelius has acquired the Dutch, Belgian and UK Solid Board and Graphic Board activities from Smurfit Kappa.

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Symphony reduces losses but revenue still down

Oxo-degradable additive firm Symphony Environmental Technologies has registered both a decrease in revenue as well as a decrease in loss in 2014.

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TCL Packaging to host technical learn shop on flexographic print

TCL Packaging to host technical learn shop on flexographic print

TCL Packaging is hosting a technical learn shop on flexographic print processes for flexible packaging.

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PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 17 April 2015

PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 17 April 2015

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

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Nampak calls for recycled plastic support following Closed Loop woes

Nampak calls for recycled plastic support following Closed Loop woes

Plastic milk bottles producer Nampak Plastics has called on the British dairy supply chain to maintain its commitment to recycled high density polyethylene (rHDPE).

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Scotland bag charge raises over £1m for charity

Scotland bag charge raises over £1m for charity

Scotland’s Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead says four retailers donated more than £1m to charity as a result of the single-use carrier bag charge.

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Time is running out to enter the Luxury Packaging Awards 2015

Time is running out to enter the Luxury Packaging Awards 2015

There are less than three weeks to go before entries close for the Luxury Packaging Awards

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easyFairs and Jaarbeurs Utrecht strike deal over Dutch shows

Exhibition organisers easyFairs and Jaarbeurs Utrecht have reached an agreement for Dutch tradeshows in the packaging sector

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Features

Debate tackles growth sector | Personal Care Roundtable – video

Debate tackles growth sector | Personal Care Roundtable – video

In the first of our series of roundtable events, held in association with the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association, PN and a panel of experts look at the of issues facing...

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Metal makers undented | Supplier Analysis – Metal

Metal makers undented | Supplier Analysis – Metal

Uncertainty in Europe and currency fluctuations has failed to dent the good fortune and optimism of metal packagers. Jez Abbott finds out more.

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Pharma’s future | Category Focus – Pharmaceutical

Pharma’s future | Category Focus – Pharmaceutical

Numerous obstacles may have hindered pharmaceutical pack innovation over the years but despite increased regulation could pack designers soon enjoy more freedom? Tony Corbin reports.

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Degree crisis needs solution | Higher Education – Special Report

Degree crisis needs solution | Higher Education – Special Report

With the ending of Brunel University’s packaging technology management MSc in September 2014, the UK lost a ‘holistic’ view of the packaging process. Does this add up to a wider...

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Grant Montague: Consumer centric packaging

Grant Montague: Consumer centric packaging

Grant Montague of PRS takes a look at the key principles for winning in-store

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Graham Margetson | The hidden riches of packaging waste compliance

Graham Margetson | The hidden riches of packaging waste compliance

Lorax Compliance's Graham Margetson highlights the hidden business benefits within the EU’s Packaging Essential Requirements Regulations; revealing how manufacturers can use packaging best practice to boost profits and avoid their...

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Mike Ridgway | Closing the doors on packaging

Mike Ridgway | Closing the doors on packaging

CPMA director Mike Ridgway considers the consequences of the extension of the display ban on tobacco packaged products.

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Is the Budget good for packaging? | The Big Question

Is the Budget good for packaging? | The Big Question

The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne appears to have delivered a business-friendly budget, albeit just before the election. PN asked leading figures what they thought it meant for packaging....

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International

ELSA aims to strengthen mission with new corporate image

ELSA aims to strengthen mission with new corporate image

Mexican industrial packaging company Envases y Laminados has created a new corporate image inspired by...

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