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Focus on flexible packaging can drive repeat business

Focus on flexible packaging can drive repeat business

July 24, 2014 No Comments »

Mike McCreesh, from Office Depot UK & Ireland, assesses the importance of packaging to ensure customer goods are received satisfactorily in terms of driving repeat business Read More »

Matthew Parris to speak at BPF dinner

Matthew Parris to speak at BPF dinner

July 18, 2014 No Comments »

Former Tory MP Matthew Parris will deliver the after dinner speech at this year’s British Plastics Federation (BPF) Annual Dinner Read More »

Carrier bag usage on the rise according to Wrap figures

Carrier bag usage on the rise according to Wrap figures

July 15, 2014 No Comments »

Wrap has revealed that 8.3bn thin-gauge (single-use) carrier bags were used in 2013 by customers of major UK supermarkets Read More »

M&S moves to on-demand digitally printed packaging

M&S moves to on-demand digitally printed packaging

July 15, 2014 No Comments »

M&S has claimed to be the UK's first retailer to use digital print to produce confectionery packaging Read More »

Tetra Pak pushes for responsible material sourcing

Tetra Pak pushes for responsible material sourcing

July 11, 2014 No Comments »

Tetra Pak is calling on the packaging industry to ensure responsible material sourcing and move forward from just recycling through weight reduction and disposal Read More »

Huhtamaki to buy Indian packaging firm in $336m deal

July 9, 2014 No Comments »

Huhtamaki has announced plans to buy Indian firm Positive Packaging for $336m (£196m) in a move to expand into Indian and Middle Eastern markets Read More »

Food packaging concerns following new study

July 8, 2014 2 Comments »

There is renewed concern about the safety of some food packaging, with the presence of hazardous chemicals linked to cancer and fertility, a new study has warned Read More »

Amcor continues to lead Europe’s plastics packaging industry

Amcor continues to lead Europe’s plastics packaging industry

July 7, 2014 No Comments »

The Amcor group remains the largest plastics packaging producer in Europe in value terms, according to business research and analysis consultancy Applied Market Information Read More »

UNI Packaging boosts capability with HP digital press investment

UNI Packaging boosts capability with HP digital press investment

July 7, 2014 No Comments »

Flexible packaging group UNI Packaging has installed a HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press at its ICPACK facility in Périgny, France Read More »

Biscuit brand turns to NXL Design to create packs

Biscuit brand turns to NXL Design to create packs

July 7, 2014 1 Comment »

Border Biscuits has linked up with NXL Design to create new packs for its fruit shortbreads Read More »

M&S and Sainsbury’s to trial new CPET trays in recycling push

July 4, 2014 No Comments »

Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury’s are heading an in-market trial aimed at increasing the number of black CPET trays that are recycled Read More »

Americk appoints new CEO with further expansion expected

Americk appoints new CEO with further expansion expected

July 4, 2014 No Comments »

Christopher Hart has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Americk Packaging Group Read More »

Supreme Creations hosts sustainable packaging awards

Supreme Creations hosts sustainable packaging awards

July 4, 2014 No Comments »

Supreme Creations, manufacturer of wholesale bags and packaging, recently hosted an awards evening focused on innovative designs and sustainable packaging Read More »

Market players develop film optimised for ultrasonic sealing

Market players develop film optimised for ultrasonic sealing

July 2, 2014 No Comments »

Bosch Packaging, Amcor, Dow and Herrmann Ultraschall joined forces to develop a film for cheese which has been optimised for ultrasonic sealing Read More »

Beck machines help OCS wrap fresh blankets for air travellers

Beck machines help OCS wrap fresh blankets for air travellers

July 2, 2014 No Comments »

Facilities management services provider OCS Group is helping re-use in-flight passenger blankets using wrapping machines from Beck Packautomaten Read More »