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Paper: The future of pallet packaging

Paper: The future of pallet packaging

Paul Gill, development manager at the UK’s leading paper honeycomb manufacturer Dufaylite, explores the benefits of cardboard pallet packaging and why the future will see plastic alternatives left behind

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Convey, don’t say: how alcohol brands might address plain packaging

Convey, don’t say: how alcohol brands might address plain packaging

Chris Aukett, research manager at design research agency The Big Picture, discusses whether the plain packaging debate will stop at cigarettes

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Hervé Turpault: FMCG brands need to smarten up their act against own label

Hervé Turpault: FMCG brands need to smarten up their act against own label

Hervé Turpault, of PRS, looks at the how the own label market is faring against its branded rivals

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Things to consider when shipping items

Things to consider when shipping items

Shipping items overseas for business involves issues such as timings, regulations, safety and more. Anna Longdin discusses the packaging issues involved when trying to send products abroad legally and safely

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Putting secondary packaging first

Putting secondary packaging first

Matt Pomorski, from SAICA’s in-house design agency SAICA Creative, explains why secondary packaging shouldn’t be left on the shelf

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Mark Ryan: The case for quality corrugated packaging

Mark Ryan: The case for quality corrugated packaging

TRM Packaging's Mark Ryan explores the corrugated packaging landscape

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The Big Question

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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The Big Question | Do brands target packs at women?

Last month PN reported on research claiming that women are three times more likely to be targeted with on-pack promotions and packaging gimmicks than men. So are women more easily...

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The Big Question | Is sector’s food waste focus right?

Food waste has become a key part of the latest phase of the Courtauld Commitment. So is the packaging industry on the right track by creating new packs that keep...

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