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Features List 2013

Welcome to Packaging News’ 2013 Features List. Below you will find details of PN’s planned print features and specials for the year.

Scroll down to the ‘Features Explainer’ for information on each of the feature formats

For information on contributing to features, contact features editor Philip Chadwick on philip.chadwick@metropolis.co.uk

For information on advertising, contact sales executive Jon Newell on jon.newell@metropolis.co.uk


January 2013

Cover feature Food packaging
Equipment Buyers’ Guide Quality control, inspection and detection
Special feature Review of 2012
Regulars General feature
Design case study
Profile
Project Profile

 


February 2013

Cover feature Soft drinks packaging
Equipment Buyers’ Guide Filling
Show preview
easyFairs Packaging Portfolio, Birmingham NEC
Regulars General feature
Design case study
Profile
Project Profile
Supplement easyFairs Packaging Portfolio Show Guide
Supplement The Contract Packer

 


March 2013

Cover feature Chilled and frozen food packaging
Equipment Buyers’ Guide Capping, lidding and sealing
Show preview
Pro2Pac
Regulars General feature
Design case study
Profile
Project Profile

 


April 2013

Cover feature Personal care and cosmetics packaging
Equipment Buyers’ Guide Form, fill and seal
Regulars General feature
Design case study
Profile
Project Profile
Supplement Insiders’ Guide to… Print Innovations

 


May 2013

Cover feature Foodservice and on-the-go packaging
Equipment Buyers’ Guide Pallet stretch wrapping
Show Preview
North Print & Pack
Regulars General feature
Design case study
Profile
Project Profile
Supplement PowerBook and Directory 2013

 


June 2013

Cover feature Pharmaceutical packaging
Equipment Buyers’ Guide Robotics, pick and place and conveyors
Show Preview
Total Processing & Packaging show preview
Regulars General feature
Design case study
Profile
Project Profile
Supplement The Contract Packer

 


July 2013

Cover feature Tea, coffee and hot drink packaging
Equipment Buyers’ Guide Product identification, coding and marking
Regulars General feature
Design case study
Profile
Project Profile

 

August 2013

Cover feature Secondary packaging, retail ready and point of sale
Equipment Buyers’ Guide Thermoforming and blow/injection moulding
Show preview
Packaging Innovations London show preview
Regulars General feature
Design case study
Profile
Project Profile

 


September 2013

Cover feature Retailer own-label packaging
Equipment Buyers’ Guide Label applicators/ print and apply systems
Special feature UK Packaging Awards Shortlist
Show preview Packaging Innovations London 2013
Regulars General feature
Design case study
Profile
Project Profile
Supplement Rising Stars (TBC)

 

October 2013

Cover feature Luxury packaging
Equipment Buyers’ Guide Die-cutters and folder-gluers
Show preview K2013
Regulars General feature
Design case study
Profile
Project Profile
Supplement The Contract Packer
Supplement easyFairs Packaging Innovations London Show Guide

 


November 2013

Cover feature Alcoholic beverages packaging
Equipment Buyers’ Guide Printing presses
Regulars General feature
Design case study
Profile
Project Profile

 


December 2013

Cover feature Confectionery packaging
Equipment Buyers’ Guide Blister packaging and counting
Special feature UK Packaging Awards Winners
Regulars General feature
Design case study
Profile
Project Profile
Supplement PackBook 2014

 

NB. Please be aware that this features list is subject to change without notice. If in doubt, please contact the Packaging News team

 


Features Explainer

Cover feature

A major new format for 2013, each month’s cover feature will be an in-depth examination across at least four pages of the packaging trends, innovations and challenges in a particular end-user market.

With a focus on the demands from brand owners and retailers in each market, each feature will look at the materials, formats and graphics trends shaping packaging for the market; as well as consumer trends, supply chain issues and the opportunities and challenges for suppliers to that market.

Equipment Buyers’ Guide

The flagship feature of our monthly Equipment section looks at developments in a particular sector of the machinery market and includes case studies, star products and news on the latest trends and issues in that sector.

Design case study

Each month, we look in-depth at an innovative new pack design and tell the story behind the project from the brand owner and designer’s point of view.

Profile

Every month we interview an industry personality making waves in the packaging sector.

General feature

Most months, Packaging News runs a feature analyzing a particular trend in the packaging supply chain; this is selected close to the time of publication and can cover anything from business issues such as M&A trends to the latest in smartphone technology for packaging.

Project Profile

Part of the Equipment section, Project Profile examines a packaging equipment investment and explains the background to the project, how it was implemented and the results.

Supplements and special reports

Throughout the year, Packaging News produces guides and previews to the industry’s trade shows as well as in-depth reports on specific areas of interest.