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  • World’s biggest cardboard box

    World’s biggest cardboard box

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    • September 30, 2016

    Smurfit Kappa has entered the record books by making the world’s largest cardboard box. Measuring a staggering 40 metres by 20 metres, it was designed and manufactured by a team of creative thinkers in the Smurfit Kappa van Dam plant in the Netherlands. The challenge was to make a box big enough to eclipse the

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  • Neil says..

    Neil says..

    Neil Farmer discusses the beauty and personal care market packaging innovations now being driven by sustainability The beauty and personal care market, worth more than $23 billion, is exhibiting important developments in sustainable packaging and eco-friendly solutions. It is forecast that the global market will be worth $28 billion by 2018/19, driven by growth in

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  • Designer’s Den

    Designer’s Den

    Jo Saker discusses why it may be time to recapture the real meaning of ‘Artisan’ Our supermarket shelves and fast food outlets are full of brands and products claiming artisan credentials but has the use of the term become so pervasive that it no longer seems meaningful? At one end we have skilled craftsmen, making

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  • Neil says..

    Neil says..

    Neil farmer discusses why mergers and acquisitions are good news for the internation FMCG packaging industry …   Over the past year I have observed with interest the spate of merger and acquisition activity in the consumer goods packaging sector. The deal that caught the eye was the purchase by RPC Group of the international closures

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  • Taking the cold out of frozen

    Taking the cold out of frozen

    Jo Saker poses the question: Is frozen food even better than chilled? For many of us, frozen food conjures up images of the 1970, when boil-in-the-bag fish, party vol-au-vents and black forest gateau were all the rage. Since then, there’s a certain amount of anti-frozen snobbery that’s stuck around. Sure, it’s convenient and cheaper, but frozen

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