Lynda Searby gauges the mood of some thermoformed packaging suppliers to get the lowdown on which new equipment they are investing in – and, crucially, why
Lynda Searby explores how coding technology can help brands protect their products against counterfeiters
Spanish suppliers are leading the pack in pouch making kit with machines that offer high speeds, quick changeovers and even aseptic capabilities. Lynda Searby looks at the latest equipment and technology
There has been more of a drift than a shift to x-ray inspection systems from traditional metal detection lines, but is this changing? Lynda Searby explores the forces at work in this crucial area for packaging and product safety
For high value FMCG items, switching to a completely thermoformed pack could improve line productivity as well as pack security and recyclability, writes Lynda Searby
Lynda Searby asks if a horizontal configuration for packing multipacks will help suppliers stay on the right side of the multiples
Shorter makeready times are driving developments in die-cutting, reports Lynda Searby
Linerless labellers are catching on, albeit slowly, but many are sticking with conventional print options, writes Lynda Searby
Companies should not necessarily dismiss the option in-house thermoforming just because of volumes, writes Lynda Searby.
Gordon Carson finds that M&A activity in the labels sector is a result of its central position in the supply chain.
The growing pharmaceutical market is facing ever-tougher legislation and increased competition. Simeon Goldstein finds out how a visit to this month’s Interpack exhibition can help drugs firms come out on top.
Although it still underpins the daily storage and movements of goods within the UK, the wooden pallet is coming under heavy pressure from rival materials, not least plastics and corrugated, writes Des King.
The topic of openability for older generations is only going to get more important. A new set of EU guidelines and an Age UK conference this month highlight a difficult balancing act for packs, says Philip Chadwick.
Lynda Searby on the range of options for powder filling equipment
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