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Major brands to judge Luxury Packaging Awards

Major brands to judge Luxury Packaging Awards

Representatives from some of the UK’s biggest brands will be judging the Luxury Packaging Awards

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Food packs forecast to reach 2 trillion in 2016

Food packs forecast to reach 2 trillion in 2016

The number of food packaging units sold globally rose 3% to 1.9 trillion in 2014, with 2 trillion packs forecast to be sold worldwide in 2016.

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Xeikon Café show sees boost in footfall

Xeikon Café show sees boost in footfall

Xeikon has registered a 35% rise in visitor numbers at its Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations show.

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PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 27 March 2015

PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 27 March 2015

Each week, we publish the average trading price for packaging recovery notes from PRN trading platform the Environment Exchange.

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Oakland International focus on human resources and training

Oakland International focus on human resources and training

Oakland International has appointed Laura Watkins as HR advisor in a newly created role within the business.

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DHL launches next phase Resilience360 risk management tool

DHL launches next phase Resilience360 risk management tool

DHL is adding new capabilities to its end-to-end supply chain risk management platform Resilience360.

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Smurfit Kappa invests in new digital printer for Spanish plant

Smurfit Kappa invests in new digital printer for Spanish plant

Smurfit Kappa has installed a Jetmaster-Inkjet single-pass digital printer in its Alcalá plant in Madrid, Spain.

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APP to install 200MW of solar power in Chinese mills

APP to install 200MW of solar power in Chinese mills

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is to install rooftop solar capacity in excess of 200 mega-watts (MW) across eight of its mill companies in China.

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Features

Balancing act for copackers | Suppiler Analysis – Contract Packing

Balancing act for copackers | Suppiler Analysis – Contract Packing

The market is proving to be fraught with new regulations that need to be complied with. However, that hasn’t prevented a great deal of optimism. By Jez Abbott

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Trying to read the label code | Category Focus – Food Labelling (cont.)

Voxpop: Does the public need more nutritional information on pack?

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Filling specialist set to make Euro move | Profile – Peter Nilsson

Filling specialist set to make Euro move | Profile – Peter Nilsson

Des King catches up with Ecolean chief executive Peter Nilsson who is confident he can emulate the firm's Asia-Pacific and China achievements in Europe.

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APP shows its metal with Chinese facility | Analysis

APP shows its metal with Chinese facility | Analysis

Asia Pulp and Paper continues to eye international growth. Waqas Qureshi visited the company’s China operation to learn about its investments and global outlook

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Comment

Raj Bhardwaj: Wishing won’t reduce those prices

Raj Bhardwaj: Wishing won’t reduce those prices

A look at the latest developments in the corrugated market.

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Soap Box: FPA response to DCLG ‘Litter and fly-tipping’ report

Soap Box: FPA response to DCLG ‘Litter and fly-tipping’ report

Foodservice Packaging Association's Martin Kersh welcomes the DCLG's Litter and fly-tipping in England report, particularly what it means for foodservice operators and pack suppliers.

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A last gasp protest… | Comment – Des King

A last gasp protest… | Comment – Des King

A last gasp protest in the face of proposed government legislation - Des King ponders whether blaming tobacco pack branding is merely a smokescreen

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Regulation creates balancing act | Comment – Philip Chadwick

Regulation creates balancing act | Comment – Philip Chadwick

Innovation must strike a balance between consumer need and increasing regulation, says Philip Chadwick

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Design

Staeger launches packs for Louis Widmer range

Staeger launches packs for Louis Widmer range

Staeger Clear Packaging has created a new pack, named the Hybrid Tube, which is being...

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Environment

Rieke unveils ‘major’ sustainability programme

Rieke unveils ‘major’ sustainability programme

Rieke is implementing what it describes as a major sustainability programme to help reduce the...

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Equipment

Pacepacker develops portable mixed tray loader

Pacepacker develops portable mixed tray loader

Pacepacker Services has developed a new offline, portable Mixed Tray Loader pick-and-place system.

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