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Mission impossible for packaging waste? | Analysis

Mission impossible for packaging waste? | Analysis

September 3, 2014 No Comments »

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... Read More »

Cost is the innovation driver, says survey | easyFairs/Packaging News buying survey results

Cost is the innovation driver, says survey | easyFairs/Packaging News buying survey results

August 6, 2014 1 Comment »

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... Read More »

Halls buzz with positive outlook on sector | Analysis – Interpack 2014

Halls buzz with positive outlook on sector | Analysis – Interpack 2014

June 1, 2014 No Comments »

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... Read More »

Analysis | Augmented reality – Power of technology brings opportunity

Analysis | Augmented reality – Power of technology brings opportunity

March 10, 2014 Comments Off

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... Read More »

Ian Grey: the value of intellectual property | Analysis

Ian Grey: the value of intellectual property | Analysis

February 12, 2014 1 Comment »

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 Read More »

Slashing corporation tax through patents | Analysis

January 8, 2014 Comments Off

Patents can secure a commercial advantage over the competition. But the new Patent Box legislation can benefit packaging designers and brands in another way, says patent specialist Jason Lessard from... Read More »

The many routes to a winning pack design | Packaging For Retail Success Review

December 5, 2013 Comments Off

Delegates at November’s Packaging for Retail Success conference were handed a raft of ideas on how to get the best out of the packaging supply chain and creating engaging packs... Read More »

The ever-changing world of label printing | Analysis

The ever-changing world of label printing | Analysis

September 3, 2013 Comments Off

With the next edition of Labelexpo Europe this month, Mike Fairley, on behalf of industry body FINAT, has a look at the history of label printing and considers... Read More »

Differentiation goes up the pack agenda | Analysis

Differentiation goes up the pack agenda | Analysis

August 5, 2013 Comments Off

Josh Brooks analyses the results of the annual easyFairs/PN packaging buying survey and discovers that cost reduction, for so long the top driver of packaging innovation, could be losing its... Read More »

Food waste is at top of the agenda for Courtauld 3 | Analysis

Food waste is at top of the agenda for Courtauld 3 | Analysis

July 4, 2013 Comments Off

The latest phase of Wrap’s Courtauld Commitment has targeted food and drink waste. Unlike the previous two versions, CC3 has been met with more positivity although there are dissenting voices.... Read More »

The inside track on sustainable progress | Analysis

The inside track on sustainable progress | Analysis

May 30, 2013 1 Comment »

Research by Smithers Pira has provided some interesting insight into the market’s priorities and approach to the subject of sustainability. Pira’s Adam Page examines the white paper’s results and the... Read More »

Time is ticking for EU food label regs | Analysis

Time is ticking for EU food label regs | Analysis

May 7, 2013 Comments Off

New regulations on nutritional labelling are coming into force that will affect every single food pack across the European Union. Philip Chadwick explores the aims – and potential consequences... Read More »

Education, education | Analysis – Fresher for Longer

Education, education | Analysis – Fresher for Longer

April 3, 2013 Comments Off

A major study into food waste has revealed some surprising attitudes to packaging. So a new drive is aiming to dispel myths and educate how best to keep food. Josh... Read More »

Calling time on illegal logging | Special report – EU timber regulations

Calling time on illegal logging | Special report – EU timber regulations

April 3, 2013 Comments Off

Getting a grip on illegal logging has been difficult but there now appears to be progress. Liz Gyekye reports on how new EU regulations on timber are giving the chance... Read More »

Packs could help beef up UK food market after horsemeat scandal | Analysis

March 1, 2013 Comments Off

As horse meat continues to be found in the food chain, from ready meals to beefburgers, Tony Corbin looks at how the scandal has impacted packaging and how the... Read More »