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Massive fire hits packaging firms in Leeds

A huge fire at the site of Leeds-based packaging and recycling company Tradpak has damaged two buildings including packaging firm Hazel Products, with fire crews successfully preventing further damage to...

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Sonoco to invest $20m on new Malaysian facility and studio at Hartsville HQ

Global packaging company Sonoco is to invest $20m (£12m) to build a new, high-speed composite can production facility near Kuala Lampur, Malaysia

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Kraft recalls US hot dogs due to faulty labelling

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling around 43,000kg of hot dogs in the US because they may have been sold in the wrong packaging, with incorrect labelling

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Environmentally-friendly packaging launched by Dempson

Environmentally-friendly packaging launched by Dempson

Dempson, the food grade paper, polythene and foil packaging firm, has revised its Heritage range aimed at environmentally conscious sandwich shops, cafés, and delicatessens

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Packaging Innovations London to return to Islington this September

Packaging Innovations London to return to Islington this September

Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging are set to return to Islington's Business Design Centre this year in a two-day event showcasing the best in packaging for both everyday and luxury...

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UK Packaging Awards 2014: Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Unilever and more join star-studded judging panel

UK Packaging Awards 2014: Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Unilever and more join star-studded judging panel

A host of big-name brands and retailers including Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Mondelez and Nestlé have signed up to judge this year’s UK Packaging Awards

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PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 18 April 2014

PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 18 April 2014

Each week, we publish the average trading price for packaging recovery notes from PRN trading platform the Environment Exchange

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Clondalkin Pharma & Healthcare achieves PS9000:2011

Clondalkin Pharma & Healthcare has become the first pharmaceutical printed packaging company to achieve the PS9000:2011 pharmaceutical quality standard certification in North America and across all of its global manufacturing...

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Sealed Air launches high-speed inflatable packaging system

Sealed Air launches high-speed inflatable packaging system

Sealed Air Europe has launched its Fill-Air Rocket inflatable void-fill system to the European market.

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Xeikon Café highlights potential of digital folding carton production

Xeikon Café highlights potential of digital folding carton production

Xeikon and its Aura Partners are to present how the digital production of folding cartons can transform the business of packaging printers and converters at the Xeikon Café on Packaging...

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YouGov survey highlights preference for plastic amongst Britons

YouGov survey highlights preference for plastic amongst Britons

Seventy-seven percent of Britons would rather squeeze their tomato ketchup out of a plastic container than shake it out of a glass bottle, according to a new survey commissioned by...

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Sandland Packaging swoops for local rival

Sandland Packaging, the West Midlands-based cardboard box manufacturer, has completed the acquisition of local competitor Conyers Packaging through administrators Nationwide Acquisitions, for an undisclosed fee

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RKW Group acquires Hyplast

Agricultural and plastic films producer RKW Group has acquired Belgian plastics manufacturer Hyplast, after approval by the German Anti-Trust Commission

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Brown Bear packaging firm snapped up by EuroFoods

Brown Bear packaging firm snapped up by EuroFoods

Cwmbran-based food packaging firm Brown Bear Food has been acquired by Newport-based Euro Foods, saving 40 jobs

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Glenroy supplies flexible packaging for Haitian aid project

Glenroy supplies flexible packaging for Haitian aid project

Wisconsin-based Glenroy, manufacturer of flexible packaging, is providing packaging material for HopeGel - a nutrient and calorie-dense protein gel designed to aid children suffering from severe acute malnutrition

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GWP Packaging to support Swindon Foodbank through 2014

Protective Packaging firm GWP Packaging has adopted Swindon Foodbank as its chosen charity for the

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