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HP unveils Blended Reality 3D printing platform

HP unveils Blended Reality 3D printing platform

HP has introduced its vision of future 3D printing by unveiling its new Blended Reality ecosystem.

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France moves closer to ban on single-use plastic bags

France moves closer to ban on single-use plastic bags

France may soon implement a ban on single-use plastic bags in shops following a vote in the National Assembly earlier this month.

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Petainer poll finds support for PET in bulk packaging

Petainer poll finds support for PET in bulk packaging

A new online poll has revealed that 40% of brewers, wine producers and brand owners are exploring the benefits that PET for bulk packaging can offer.

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Paper cup recovery group makes key appointments

Paper cup recovery group makes key appointments

The Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group (PCRRG) has appointed Neil Whittall, of Huhtamaki, as its chair and executive board member.

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German dairy giant invests in SIG Combibloc technology

German dairy giant invests in SIG Combibloc technology

German dairy company Frischli has installed filling technology from SIG Combibloc to boost performance and cut operating costs.

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Southern Tapes & Packaging wins Irish sustainability award

Southern Tapes & Packaging wins Irish sustainability award

Southern Tapes & Packaging’s eco food packaging initiative, Down2Earth Materials, has won the ‘Sustainable Packaging’ award at this year’s Repak Ireland awards.

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Mirri launches recyclable metallic product

Mirri launches recyclable metallic product

Mirri, the supplier of metallic paper and board, has developed MirriEco, a fully recyclable alternative to oil based products.

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DS Smith: Adopt circular mind-set to achieve zero waste

DS Smith: Adopt circular mind-set to achieve zero waste

Zero waste can be achieved by a collaborative approach throughout the supply cycle, according to corrugated giant DS Smith.

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Family name continues in robust market

Family name continues in robust market

The Smurfit name is now well established in the packaging sector, from its humble beginnings in 1938 in Ireland

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All roads lead to accelerated M&A frenzy

All roads lead to accelerated M&A frenzy

It’s been a busy year for packaging with investors keen to snap up a raft of the industry’s players, both big and small.

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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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Raj Bhardwaj: CorrBoard expertly manages a soft landing in uncertain times

Raj Bhardwaj: CorrBoard expertly manages a soft landing in uncertain times

Raj Bhardwaj discusses global economic factors surrounding the outlook for containerboard demand

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Supermarket sweep: packaging trends from the shop floor

Supermarket sweep: packaging trends from the shop floor

Kate Fischer, account director, Sun Branding Solutions – creative, discusses the trends that are driving changes in packaging

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Simon Preece: Biomotive Triggers help your pack get noticed

Simon Preece: Biomotive Triggers help your pack get noticed

Elmwood's Simon Preece examines how Biomotive Trigggers can offer valuable consumer insight

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Paul Foot: Innovation shifts to lightweight solutions

Paul Foot: Innovation shifts to lightweight solutions

Paul Foot, from intellectual property attorney Withers & Rogers, looks at how the market has moved towards lighter packaging

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BrandOpus designs new packs for Twinings tea range

BrandOpus designs new packs for Twinings tea range

BrandOpus has worked with Twinings to launch new packaging for 22 contemporary blends of tea....

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