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Lee Carlsen: Something old, something new

Lee Carlsen: Something old, something new

Tinpac's Lee Carlsen believes that there's plenty of life in tin and can help meet recycling targets.

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John Rainer: Food industry at robotics tipping point

John Rainer: Food industry at robotics tipping point

John Rainer, regional sales manager at FANUC UK, discusses the state of robotics in the UK food processing sector.

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Soap Box blog: Recycling regulations great for resource quality and value

Soap Box blog: Recycling regulations great for resource quality and value

DS Smith's European commercial director, Mathew Prosser says: "The new regulations that came into force at the beginning of January put quality at the heart of recycling."

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Raj Bhardwaj: The sheet plant sector is on the rise

Raj Bhardwaj: The sheet plant sector is on the rise

A snapshot of the corrugated sector from Raj Bhardwaj.

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Hervé Turpault: Packaging for the ageing population

Hervé Turpault: Packaging for the ageing population

Are brands doing enough to provide packaging that appeals to and meets the needs of the aging population? Perception Research Services' Hervé Turpault finds out more.

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A path for greener packaging

A path for greener packaging

Phil Davidson from HAVI Global Solutions discusses the importance of a holistic approach when assessing levels of recyclability.

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The Big Question

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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Are brands serious about colour? | The Big Question

The above story on Cadbury and Nestlé’s legal battle shows the importance of colour to a brand. But while consistency across packs is crucial, is there a danger that brands...

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The Big Question | Are easy-to-open packs scarce?

A survey last month from Which? claimed that consumers don’t buy certain foods because packs can be difficult to open. So is there a big problem: are manufacturers failing...

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