The Macfarlane Group has been hitting the headlines with a string of acquisitions. At its Milton Keynes site, a new approach to the challenges of online retail packaging is taking shape. PN editor Philip Chadwick visited the company’s Innovation Lab.
There is a growing feeling that the UK plastic recycling sector is fundamentally flawed. Simon Creasey investigates the factors impacting on recyclers
Moody’s says Euro paper market capital expenditure is to rise and many will want to strengthen their packaging sector presence, writes Waqas Qureshi
A lighter look at packaging in the news
MPs have voted for standardised tobacco packaging, which kicks in from 2016. But, finds Philip Chadwick, that was only part of the story that unravelled last month and expect yet more twists over the coming months.
A lighter look at packaging in the news.
Asia Pulp and Paper continues to eye international growth. Waqas Qureshi visited the company’s China operation to learn about its investments and global outlook
Business leaders from the foodservice packaging sector recently met to address issues such as industry collaboration and communication, legislative targets and the circular economy. Philip Chadwick reports
Key UK glass industry professionals gathered in central London to discuss recycling as it relates to the sector. Olivia McCrea-Hedley reports on some shared interests and common environmental goals
It’s been a busy year for packaging with investors keen to snap up a raft of the industry’s players, both big and small.
The EU’s tough waste recycling targets have been met by widespread criticism from the industry. So why is this the case and what options do various trade bodies have? Olivia McCrea-Hedley discovers more
Philip Chadwick analyses the results of the annual easyFairs/PN packaging buying survey and discovers that cost reduction has returned to the top of the list as the main driver of pack innovation in the market
Last month, visitors from all over the world flocked to Düsseldorf to attend the packaging and processing show Interpack. Philip Chadwick was one of them and reports on a market that is feeling pretty bullish
Brands have siezed upon the possibilities of augmented reality and with smartphone use in the UK set to grow expect more high-tech campaigns. But, finds Waqas Qureshi, not all embrace the new technology
The packaging industry is built around innovation, creative design and branding, all of which results in the creation of a substantial amount of intellectual property.