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TheMagicTouch wins again at Trophex

TheMagicTouch wins again at Trophex

TheMagicTouch were awarded the “Best Innovation” accolade for the second successive year at the Trophex exhibition, this time for its CPM transfer process.

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Europen calls for clearer EU legal framework for EPR

Europen calls for clearer EU legal framework for EPR

Europen has called for a clearer EU legal framework for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for packaging.

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Smurfit Kappa rolls out Shelf Smart service at flagship event

Smurfit Kappa rolls out Shelf Smart service at flagship event

Smurfit Kappa has announced the roll-out of its new Shelf Smart service at its Innovation Event 15-16 April in the Netherlands.

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New Heidelberg folder gluer for Multi Packaging Solutions

New Heidelberg folder gluer for Multi Packaging Solutions

Multi Packaging Solutions in Belfast has taken delivery of new finishing equipment supplied by Heidelberg

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GCS launches new anti-counterfeit closure

GCS launches new anti-counterfeit closure

Global Closure Systems (GCS) has launched a high quality security standard closure for the spirits market.

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MIT sensor detects spoiled meat

MIT sensor detects spoiled meat

MIT has devised what it describes as an inexpensive, portable sensor that can detect gases emitted by rotting meat.

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Entries now open for UK Packaging Awards 2015

Entries now open for UK Packaging Awards 2015

The UK Packaging Awards is open for entries with a new look website

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McDonald’s commits to eliminating deforestation from its supply chain

McDonald’s commits to eliminating deforestation from its supply chain

Fast food giant McDonald’s has announced a global commitment on deforestation encompassing the entire supply chain, including its fiber-based packaging.

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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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Jana Meier | Connectivity is key

Jana Meier | Connectivity is key

Jana Meier, PI division team leader & head of marketing checkweighing, Mettler-Toledo Garvens, says it is vital to minimise the risk of product weight inaccuracies.

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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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Design

Crown designs premium tins for Glen Scotia and Inchmurrin whisky

Crown designs premium tins for Glen Scotia and Inchmurrin whisky

Crown Aerosols and Speciality Packaging Europe is manufacturing new, intricately designed metal tins for two...

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Environment

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...

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Equipment

New Heidelberg folder gluer for Multi Packaging Solutions

New Heidelberg folder gluer for Multi Packaging Solutions

Multi Packaging Solutions in Belfast has taken delivery of new finishing equipment supplied by Heidelberg

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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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