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Label suppliers in good health | Supplier analysis – labels

Label suppliers in good health | Supplier analysis – labels

August 7, 2014 No Comments »

The label sector is going through a period of growth if PN’s snapshot of suppliers is anything to go by. Jez Abbott spoke to six companies and looked at the... Read More »

Strong market serves growth | Supplier Analysis – foodservice

Strong market serves growth | Supplier Analysis – foodservice

July 1, 2014 No Comments »

Foodservice is a sector that’s been buzzing with some packaging firms seeing plenty of growth. Jez Abbott spoke to five companies and discovers their challenges Read More »

Flexible players set for growth | Supplier Analysis – flexible plastics

Flexible players set for growth | Supplier Analysis – flexible plastics

June 1, 2014 No Comments »

The flexible packaging market seems to be on the up and some UK suppliers in the sector are confident. Jez Abbott finds out more and speaks to five businesses Read More »

Opening up to a growing market | Supplier Analysis – closures

Opening up to a growing market | Supplier Analysis – closures

May 6, 2014 No Comments »

A snapshot of the UK closures sector points to strong trading conditions for businesses while attempting to create more daring innovations, finds Jez Abbott Read More »

Copackers grow in tough market | Supplier Analysis – contract packing

Copackers grow in tough market | Supplier Analysis – contract packing

April 7, 2014 Comments Off

A snapshot of the contract packing sector suggests that while many are growing, expansion is being checked by tough market conditions. By Jez Abbott Read More »

Versatility in a changing world | Supplier Analysis – corrugated

Versatility in a changing world | Supplier Analysis – corrugated

February 10, 2014 Comments Off

Challenges thrown up by the internet and the growing recycling agenda are shaping the corrugated market. Jez Abbott spoke to some of the players in the sector to find out... Read More »

Bullish outlook in testing times | Supplier Analysis – Glass

Bullish outlook in testing times | Supplier Analysis – Glass

January 8, 2014 Comments Off

New product development and premiumisation suggest customers of glass packaging specialists are growing in confidence and expectation. Jez Abbott speaks to some of the big names in the sector Read More »

The costs that you can influence | Sector Focus

The costs that you can influence | Sector Focus

December 21, 2012 Comments Off

There’s not a lot a packaging printer can do when faced with rising costs for inks and consumables. However, not all is lost and as Philip Chadwick finds, by... Read More »

Design agencies search for elusive talent | Sector Focus

December 21, 2012 Comments Off

A dilemma is facing design agencies in the packaging sector. Fewer graduates are attracted to the market and those that do emerge aren’t all up to scratch. Simon Creasey... Read More »

Flexibles step up on food shelf life | Sector Focus

Flexibles step up on food shelf life | Sector Focus

December 21, 2012 Comments Off

Packaging is increasingly recognised as a vital weapon in the fight against food waste. Philip Chadwick reports on how the flexible plastics sector is innovating to play its part in... Read More »

Fast food race to cut waste | Sector focus

Fast food race to cut waste | Sector focus

November 7, 2012 Comments Off

The pressure is on the foodservice sector to reduce its food and associated packaging waste. Amanda Roberts finds out what targets have been set and what the market is... Read More »

Glass takes fight to the opposition | Sector Focus

Glass takes fight to the opposition | Sector Focus

November 7, 2012 Comments Off

With retailers and brands switching certain product lines away from glass packaging, some say the material has had its day.But Simeon Goldstein finds that the sector is far from finished... Read More »

Agencies search for elusive talent | Sector Focus

Agencies search for elusive talent | Sector Focus

November 1, 2012 Comments Off

A dilemma is facing design agencies in the packaging sector. Fewer graduates are attracted to the market and those that do emerge aren’t all up to scratch. Simon Creasey... Read More »

Short runs could add up for labels | Sector focus

Short runs could add up for labels | Sector focus

July 5, 2012 Comments Off

Digital print technology isn’t new to the label sector but it still needs to be used wisely for some applications. Simeon Goldstein looks into how shorter runs might result... Read More »

SCA deal setting up a M&A frenzy | Sector focus

SCA deal setting up a M&A frenzy | Sector focus

July 5, 2012 Comments Off

The dust had barely settled on 2011 when DS Smith bought SCA’s packaging operations. For some, this move represents a sea change in the corrugated market. Tony Corbin looks at... Read More »