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    • November 21, 2016

    It's a canny weekly habit

    The can is progressively becoming the consumer’s drink pack of choice. In 2007, 36 per cent of consumers in the UK said the can was the pack they drank from most. This number has increased to 40 per cent. On average, 55 per cent said they currently drink a canned beverage at least once a week, a figure which is higher

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    • November 21, 2016

    Study throws up questions on call-handling

    Packaging firms’ call handling standards have come into question as the result of a major new study into telephone practice. The research conducted by audio branding specialist PHMG, which audited 103 firms in the packaging industry, discovered the large majority risk losing custom by subjecting customers to generic music and audio

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    • November 21, 2016

    Steel ideal for circular economy

    APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, has launched a new video animation highlighting the unique benefits of steel as the ideal packaging material for a circular economy.The animation forms part of APEAL’s overall aim to increase understanding of how the inherent properties of steel already meet the

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    • November 21, 2016

    MP gets insight into industry issues

    The MP for Stretford and Urmston has been looking into some of the challenges and opportunities facing the packaging industry, particularly surrounding sustainability, following the UK's decision to leave the European Union.Kate Green MP recently visited SAICA Paper at its Greater Manchester mill, known as PM-11, and took part in a

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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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