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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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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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Kate Fischer: Packaging Innovations – the big trends of the future

Kate Fischer: Packaging Innovations – the big trends of the future

Sun Branding Solutions' Kate Fischer looks back at the Packaging Innovations show and shares her key takeouts from the event.

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Pack away your takeaway troubles with a patented P4CK pack

Pack away your takeaway troubles with a patented P4CK pack

Paul Foot at Withers & Rogers discusses the advantages of packaging that can be turned into a tray.

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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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The Big Question

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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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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