• Anniversary article reveals integrated steel approach

    Anniversary article reveals integrated steel approach

    Agricultural producers and retailers are shifting towards a more integrated approach when it comes to steel packaging, according to the third in a series of articles commissioned to celebrate APEAL’s 30th anniversary. APEAL (the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging) published the article to share views about the future of steel for packaging.

  • Get ready for WorldStar down under!

    Get ready for WorldStar down under!

    Hot on the heels of this year’s successful event, organisers of the WorldStar Packaging Awards are urging packaging companies all over the globe to start preparing their submissions for the 2018 awards, which are now open for entry, with Australia set to be the host country for the next awards ceremony. Submissions for the 2018

  • From science fiction to reality

    From science fiction to reality

    IDTechEx’s new report titled 3D Bioprinting 2017 – 2027: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts, the global 3D bioprinting market is predicted to experience a period of high growth to reach a size of $1.8 billion by the year 2027. 3D bioprinting, defined as the layer-by-layer deposition of cells to create a final 3D construct, provides users with

  • Environment and health concerns drive glass preference

    Environment and health concerns drive glass preference

    Growing concern for the environment, combined with consumer preference for healthy living, is driving increased trust in glass as the ultimate packaging choice for food and drinks. According to a Europe-wide independent survey, commissioned by the Friends of Glass community, 85% of Europeans would recommend glass to their friends and family. This marks a 15%

  • United aerosol vision

    United aerosol vision

    The Aerosol Association of Australia and its UK counterpart, the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (‘BAMA’) have signed a reciprocal cooperation agreement. The agreement will see the two associations work together to share information and cooperate on a range of initiatives, including in the areas of sustainability and training. Aerosol Association of Australia President, David Cowper,

  • Universities join CNC project

    Universities join CNC project

    THE University of Huddersfield and Cranfield University have teamed up with top engineering companies and research institutes in a £1 million pound project aimed at improving efficiency for UK manufacturers. The goal is to extend the principle of “servitisation” to firms that use Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinery for precision-engineered products. This means that a

  • European consortium to advance circular economy solutions

    European consortium to advance circular economy solutions

    A consortium of European companies have launched a new project to make flexible packaging more relevant to the circular economy. The new project, CEFLEX, has been organised by companies representing the entire value chain of flexible packaging and will endeavour to advance better system design solutions. It continues the work of the recently concluded project

  • ‘Poor material is a threat’

    ‘Poor material is a threat’

    ​A survey of UK recycling industry experts has revealed that 59% of respondents considered poor material quality to represent the biggest threat to the sector. At the Recycling Association’s Quality First Recycling Conference April 5th, more than 100 delegates, from all areas of the recycling supply chain, were asked what posed the biggest threat to

  • Going over-board for cheese impact

    Going over-board for cheese impact

    A full-scale cutout of English dairy farmer, Michael Elvis, who founded Glastonbury Festival, and a full-size phone box made from corrugated cardboard will be displayed at the British Cheese Awards event at the end of the month. Entries have now closed for the 24th British Cheese Awards which take place on May 31st at the