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Anti-plain pack legal action grows as JTI files suit

Anti-plain pack legal action grows as JTI files suit

Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has become the third tobacco company to begin legal action over UK standardised packaging law.

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More US plastic bag ban resistance

More US plastic bag ban resistance

The City of Dallas, and 12 other Texas municipalities, are unlikely to be allowed to proceed with attempts to ban or tax plastic bags.

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PH Flexible Packaging buys new commercial site

PH Flexible Packaging buys new commercial site

A Derbyshire bubble wrap manufacturer has bought a new headquarters after securing a seven-figure investment from NatWest.

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AR Metallizing launches eco-friendly paper for packaging applications

AR Metallizing launches eco-friendly paper for packaging applications

AR Metallizing has had a new patent granted in Belgium and Italy for its production technique for multi-layered laminated and metallised paperboard.

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New ink to ‘boost print quality and cut downtime’

New ink to ‘boost print quality and cut downtime’

A new ink designed for manufacturing and packaging across several industries is set to improve coding quality and reduce downtime according to Markem-Imaje.

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Gordian supplies automated horizontal wrapper to Rettig UK

Gordian supplies automated horizontal wrapper to Rettig UK

Gordian Strapping has supplied a TE600S fully automated horizontal stretch wrapper to Rettig UK, Kingston-Upon-Hull.

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Tobacco players confirm legal action over plain packaging

Tobacco players confirm legal action over plain packaging

Tobacco giants Philip Morris International (PMI) and British American Tobacco (BAT) have launched legal action against the UK government over standardised plain packaging.

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Scottish public backs deposit refund system

Scottish public backs deposit refund system

Public support in Scotland for a deposit refund system to cover cans and both glass and plastic bottles is strong, according to a new poll.

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Features

A market open for opportunity | Supplier Analysis

A market open for opportunity | Supplier Analysis

Specialists in the closures market are enjoying a second year of buoyant trade with more clients wishing to use a wider range of technologies to ensure quality.

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Sweet success for brands | Category Focus – Confectionery

Sweet success for brands | Category Focus – Confectionery

The confectionery sector is a crowded market but Tony Corbin finds that there might still be space for brands of all sizes

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Tipping point for recyclers

Tipping point for recyclers

There is a growing feeling that the UK plastic recycling sector is fundamentally flawed. Simon Creasey investigates the factors impacting on recyclers

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European paper firms bank on investment | Analysis

European paper firms bank on investment | Analysis

Moody’s says Euro paper market capital expenditure is to rise and many will want to strengthen their packaging sector presence, writes Waqas Qureshi

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Comment

Richard Nemesi | Best practices in coding innovative pharmaceutical packaging

Richard Nemesi | Best practices in coding innovative pharmaceutical packaging

Richard Nemesi, says pharmaceutical packaging manufacturers must invest in a printing solution capable of addressing today and tomorrow’s regulatory demands, as well as specific local needs

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Michael Stephen | How can oxo-biodegradable plastics most effectively be used?

Michael Stephen | How can oxo-biodegradable plastics most effectively be used?

Michael Stephen, chairman of the Oxo-biodegradable Plastics Association and deputy chairman of Symphony Environmental Technologies, discusses how this material biodegrades in the outdoor environment.

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Paul Foot | Innovative design patent for hot drinks packaging

Paul Foot | Innovative design patent for hot drinks packaging

Paul Foot, from intellectual property firm Withers & Rogers, looks at a new patent for the design of a hot drinks cup featuring a capsule containing the milk for on-the-go...

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Adin Heller: Brands’ sticky situation with sugar

Adin Heller: Brands’ sticky situation with sugar

Adin Heller, The Big Picture, New York looks at how brands are dealing with the increasingly prominent issue of sugar content.

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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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