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BAT threatens to sue UK government over plain packs

BAT threatens to sue UK government over plain packs

British American Tobacco (BAT) has warned the UK government it will mount a legal challenge if tobacco plain packaging is introduced, while Ireland becomes the first EU member state to...

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Diamondpak doubles turnover and creates 65 new jobs

Diamondpak doubles turnover and creates 65 new jobs

Pontypool packaging manufacturer Diamondpak has seen turnover double since it received a £50,000 loan from Finance Wales.

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Innovia and API booklet highlights cold foil possibilities

Innovia and API booklet highlights cold foil possibilities

A collaboration project involving Innovia Films and API Foils has been helping to showcase the possibilities of cold foil for label converters.

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KM Packaging strengthens team with new business director

KM Packaging strengthens team with new business director

Food packaging company KM Packaging Services has appointed a new business director.

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Iggesund invites designers to ‘learning experience’

Iggesund invites designers to ‘learning experience’

Iggesund Paperboard, manufacturer of Invercote, is inviting designers from all over the world to participate in a design event.

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Macfarlane results boosted by packaging distribution growth

Macfarlane results boosted by packaging distribution growth

Macfarlane Group has posted a 7% rise in revenue for 2014 thanks to a strong performance from its packaging distribution division.

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Maxim introduces innovative new pallet pack

Maxim introduces innovative new pallet pack

Maxim Solutions has launched a new returnable, reusable pallet pack said to have several environmental and cost advantages.

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Tharstern integrates Esko systems in PRIMO deal for OPM

Tharstern integrates Esko systems in PRIMO deal for OPM

Tharstern, the specialist software house, has signed a new deal with OPM (Labels and Packaging Group).

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Circular debate heats up | Resource 2015 preview

Circular debate heats up | Resource 2015 preview

The circular economy is a topic that’s gathering momentum both at home and abroad. So this year’s Resource is perfectly timed with some big hitters attending. Packaging News previews...

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Corrugated hits the high point | Supplier Analysis – Corrugated

Corrugated hits the high point | Supplier Analysis – Corrugated

Corrugated packaging is on a high but the perception of the sector as being 'wasteful' remains a drawback. Jez Abbott speaks to six companies to find out what’s...

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Revamps get left on the shelf | Category Focus – Own label (1)

Revamps get left on the shelf | Category Focus – Own label (1)

Supermarket own label products are big business but pack redesigns seem to have been put on the back burner of late. Simon Creasey finds out why this is happening

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Foodservice sector talks collaboration | Analysis

Foodservice sector talks collaboration | Analysis

Business leaders from the foodservice packaging sector recently met to address issues such as industry collaboration and communication, legislative targets and the circular economy. Philip Chadwick reports

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John Rainer: Food industry at robotics tipping point

John Rainer: Food industry at robotics tipping point

John Rainer, regional sales manager at FANUC UK, discusses the state of robotics in the UK food processing sector.

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Soap Box blog: Recycling regulations great for resource quality and value

Soap Box blog: Recycling regulations great for resource quality and value

DS Smith's European commercial director, Mathew Prosser says: "The new regulations that came into force at the beginning of January put quality at the heart of recycling."

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Raj Bhardwaj: The sheet plant sector is on the rise

Raj Bhardwaj: The sheet plant sector is on the rise

A snapshot of the corrugated sector from Raj Bhardwaj.

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Hervé Turpault: Packaging for the ageing population

Hervé Turpault: Packaging for the ageing population

Are brands doing enough to provide packaging that appeals to and meets the needs of the aging population? Perception Research Services' Hervé Turpault finds out more.

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Environment

Unilever and Greenredeem team for Comic Relief

Unilever and Greenredeem team for Comic Relief

Greenredeem, the company that rewards people for everyday green actions, and Unilever are inviting the...

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