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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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Jana Meier: Improving measuring accuracy

Jana Meier: Improving measuring accuracy

Jana Meier, PI division team leader & head of marketing checkweighing, Mettler-Toledo Garvens, discusses the importance of accurate measurement in grocery packaging

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Building brand identity through sustainable packaging

Building brand identity through sustainable packaging

Angus Blundell, marketing director (EMEA) Sun Chemical, looks at the role brand owners can play in ensuring packaging is fit for purpose, while reducing spoilage and food waste.

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A fresh perspective on robots

A fresh perspective on robots

Chris Sumner, managing director of FANUC UK, considers why robotic uptake within the fresh produce segment has been lower than that in other manufacturing sectors.

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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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The Big Question

Is the Budget good for packaging? | The Big Question

Is the Budget good for packaging? | The Big Question

The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne appears to have delivered a business-friendly budget, albeit just before the election. PN asked leading figures what they thought it meant for packaging....

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Are media myths being challenged? | The Big Question

Are media myths being challenged? | The Big Question

The packaging industry is regularly demonised in the media but is it doing enough to combat myths and inform of all the positive aspects of packaging?

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Is government intervention needed? | The Big Question

Is government intervention needed? | The Big Question

Over 80% of packaging is recyclable, but at local authority level the recycling rate is about 50% and is showing signs of stagnating. So should the government step in and...

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The Big Question | Will the 2015 election change anything for the industry?

The Big Question | Will the 2015 election change anything for the industry?

Packaging industry experts ponder what effect the result of the May general election might have on the industry

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The Big Question | Is the sector seeing a recovery?

The Big Question | Is the sector seeing a recovery?

In the first month of the year, statistics suggested that the sluggish economy was finally moving in an upward direction. Critics suggest that the figures dont’ tell the full story....

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The Big Question | Should there be more focus on home use in pack design?

While the role of packaging is to attract the consumer in a retail environment, a major part of the brand experience comes in the home. But should pack designers focus...

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The Big Question | Do we shop for packs, not the product?

There are so many factors that go into purchasing decisions. And with convenient packaging and new innovations, is it fair to say that consumers are influenced more by the packs...

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