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McGann to retire from Smurfit Kappa in September

McGann to retire from Smurfit Kappa in September

Gary McGann is to step down as chief executive of Smurfit Kappa and will be replaced by Tony Smurfit

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FSC launches new global brand in consumer drive

FSC launches new global brand in consumer drive

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has launched a new global brand to drive more consumers to FSC-certified products.

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Kraft Foods registers design patent for new hot drinks packaging

Kraft Foods has registered a patent for the design of a hot drinks cup featuring a capsule containing the milk for one-the-go froth.

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Label Apeel launches Shuck Design

Label Apeel has launched a new business offering design and branding services to the FMCG markets.

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BBIA elects officers and appoints new board members

The Board of the Biobased and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA) has elected new officers for the 2015-2016 term.

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AR Packaging snaps up MWV European operations

AR Packaging snaps up MWV European operations

ÅR Packaging Group has acquired the European packaging operations of MeadWestvaco Corporation.

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MEPs vote for lightweight plastic bag reduction

MEPs vote for lightweight plastic bag reduction

MEPs in Strasbourg have voted in favour of legislation agreed with the European Council to reduce lightweight plastic carrier bags in Europe.

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Smurfit Kappa launches new double head filling machine

Smurfit Kappa launches new double head filling machine

Smurfit Kappa has announced the launch of a new automatic Bag-in-Box filling machine, continuing the growth of its supply of the BIB 700 range.

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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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Comment

Mike Richmond: Future of Packaging

Mike Richmond: Future of Packaging

Sustainability is the greatest challenge for the next 10 years but also a key area for opportunity, says HAVI's Mike Richmond

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Jana Meier | Minimising downtime

Jana Meier | Minimising downtime

Jana Meier, PI division team leader & head of marketing Checkweighing, Mettler-Toledo Garvens, discusses how manufacturers can maximise productivity.

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Ian Lancaster : Hologram stamp of approval for genuine alcohol

Ian Lancaster : Hologram stamp of approval for genuine alcohol

Ian Lancaster from the International Hologram Manufacturers Association looks at how holographic tax stamps can aid the alcoholic drinks market

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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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