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Eco Plastics and Viridor agree recycled bottles partnership

Eco Plastics and Viridor agree recycled bottles partnership

January 9, 2014 Comments Off

Recycling company Viridor has signed a multi-million pound agreement with plastics recycler Eco Plastics to supply 10,000 tonnes of bottles this year Read More »

Raj Bhardwaj: Heightened competition and key strategic moves on the horizon

Raj Bhardwaj: Heightened competition and key strategic moves on the horizon

January 6, 2014 Comments Off

Recent decisions and events are bringing together a perfect storm; the year ahead will prompt another industry shakeout. Let’s review the background and think through the likely repercussions Read More »

Sun Branding updates ODIN pack launch software

Sun Branding updates ODIN pack launch software

May 3, 2013 Comments Off

SBT, part of the Sun Branding Solutions group, is to roll out the latest version of its ODIN packaging launch software tool in June 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 »

McDonald’s makes sustainable packaging commitment

McDonald’s makes sustainable packaging commitment

March 14, 2011 3 Comments »

Fast food restaurant giant McDonald’s has set out a vision to eventually source all its packaging from sustainable sources. Read More »

Ten brand giants form green packaging group

March 11, 2011 Comments Off

Ten US packaging giants have formed an association, modelled after Europen and Incpen, to represent the packaging industry and coordinate the sector’s environmental efforts Read More »

Eziserv in talks over dispensing system for refillable milk packs

Eziserv in talks over dispensing system for refillable milk packs

February 14, 2011 Comments Off

Dispensing specialist Eziserv is in talks with two dairies about trialling filling machines for milk that would be used in supermarkets in conjunction with a plastic pouch Read More »

Korsnäs hikes prices for white top kraftliner

January 25, 2011 Comments Off

Folding carton manufacturers will have to bear the brunt of further cost rises after Korsnäs announced a price increase of £65 per tonne on all white top kraftliner grades Read More »

Government plans ‘transformation’ of UK energy market

December 17, 2010 Comments Off

The government is looking to “transform” the UK’s energy supply as it moves to replace a quarter of the country’s generation capacity in the next decade Read More »

Bird flu boosts Bunzl sales

December 14, 2010 Comments Off

A boost from bird flu cleaning products is set to help packaging and distribution group Bunzl increase sales, the company said this morning Read More »

Widdowson secures 1m egg-box distribution deal

October 4, 2010 Comments Off

Logistics specialist the Widdowson group has secured a 1m three-year deal to store and distribute moulded-fibre packaging to egg and fruit producers in the Read More »

Bunzl continues global acquisition spree as first-half profits rise 6%

August 31, 2010 Comments Off

Packaging and distribution group Bunzl has completed its seventh and eight acquisitions of 2010 as it revealed an 6% increase in pre-tax profit in the first half Read More »

Ineos Nova and DuPont to raise polymer prices in September

August 27, 2010 Comments Off

Ineos Nova and DuPont have announced packaging polymer price increases from next month Read More »

Corrugated transport system bids for Dyson engineering gong: video

August 20, 2010 1 Comment »

A novel corrugated board contraption designed to help shoppers transport heavy loads by hand is vying for a major international prize Read More »

Laserpack to showcase pallet-edge protector at easyFairs London

August 18, 2010 Comments Off

Laserpack will be presenting its new pallet-edge protector at the easyFairs show in London in October Read More »