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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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Kate Fischer| Intriguing innovations and latest trends

Kate Fischer| Intriguing innovations and latest trends

Kate Fischer, account director at Sun Branding Solutions – creative, reviews some exciting emerging trends in packaging.

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Hidden riches of pack waste compliance | Graham Margetson

Hidden riches of pack waste compliance | Graham Margetson

In the EU, packaging of consumer products has long been an environmental challenge for manufacturers and retailers.

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The Big Question

Will carrier bag levy be a success? | The Big Question

Will carrier bag levy be a success? | The Big Question

As Scotland’s carrier bag charge has raised over £1m for charity, some are calling the measure a triumph. PN asks it will be successful when introduced in England.

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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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