• Bright future for global luxury packaging market

    Bright future for global luxury packaging market

    An insight into the luxury packaging market that continues to grow globally, driven by exciting trends – the surge of personalised packaging, attention to sustainability issues, economic and demographic drivers.   Data from the Smithers Pira report The Future of Global Packaging to 2020 estimates a total world market for all packaging in 2015 worth

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  • Brexit, Film Prices and Self Audits

    I think Brexit came as a surprise to most of us and it is for that reason few companies made preparations for the fallout from such a momentous decision. Having admitted last month to being totally unprepared for the short term consequences to prices of film supplies, as time passes we are now able to

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  • The Sugar Tax Cost:  Sugary Drinks Tax will Cost Suppliers Half a Billion

    The Sugar Tax Cost: Sugary Drinks Tax will Cost Suppliers Half a Billion

    The Sugar Tax is to be implemented in the UK by the Conservative Government after years of lobbying by celebrity chefs, dieticians and health advisors. Chancellor George Osborne has estimated that the tax levied will raise £530 million (more than 740 million US dollars).   The Sugar Tax has been introduced in an effort to reduce

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  • Global market for industrial packaging forecast to reach $61 billion by 2020

    Global market for industrial packaging forecast to reach $61 billion by 2020

      The global market for industrial packaging was estimated at $48.6 billion in 2013 and is forecast to reach $61 billion by 2020, at a growth rate of 3.4% per annum, according to a new market study by Smithers Pira.   Fluctuations in overall economic activity provide a good indicator of movements in industrial packaging

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  • Insight: Five Key Trends Driving Growth in Folding Cartons

    From cereal boxes to ready meals to pharmaceutical packaging, folding cartons are a key product in the global packaging market. This market, valued at $140,000 million in 2012, continues to grow and is forecast to be worth $184,000 million in 2018. This growth will be fed mainly by the continued and growing demand for health

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  • Visible Source Tagging: a new trend in product security

    Source Tagging – which places EAS labels on products at the point of manufacture – has long been heralded as a positive development by the packaging industry. Not only does it save retailers a considerable amount in labour costs but thanks to strict pre-agreed security label application guidelines, it also helps meet packaging and labelling

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