• Companies honoured at Label Industry Global Awards

    Companies honoured at Label Industry Global Awards

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    • September 26, 2018

    Innovations by Avery Dennison, Hamillroad Software and RotoMetrics were among the category winners honored at this year’s prestigious Label Industry Global Awards, which took place recently at Joe’s Live in Rosemont, Chicago, as part of Labelexpo Americas 2018.

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  • Europeans awarded for carton excellence

    Europeans awarded for carton excellence

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    • September 24, 2018

    Design students from Austria and Sweden have been honoured at the Pro Carton Young Designers Award 2018 at the ECMA Congress Award Gala in Riga, Latvia.

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  • Coffee pods market taking a harder stance

    Coffee pods market taking a harder stance

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    • September 21, 2018

    The coffee pod market is likely to see a compound annual growth rate of 2.2% between now and 2026, with the more sustainable hard pods being more and more in demand, a recent study by Fact.MR reveals.

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  • UK Parliament to dramatically reduce plastic use through new compostable products

    UK Parliament to dramatically reduce plastic use through new compostable products

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    • September 20, 2018

    The UK Parliament has announced that it intends to lead by example by replacing existing single-use plastic items in the House of Commons and the House of Lords with a new range of compostable products. The plant-based products include certified compostable single-use cutlery, coffee cups and lids, soup containers, takeaway food containers, salad boxes, and drinking straws.

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  • ‘Strong demand’ for packaging authentication technology

    ‘Strong demand’ for packaging authentication technology

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    • September 19, 2018

    A new packaging report confirms there is a ‘strong demand’ for the latest anti-counterfeiting technology. The Global Anti-Counterfeit Packaging Market Professional Survey Report 2018 examined the anti-counterfeiting packaging market in North America, China, Europe, Asia, Japan and India, and forecasts production, revenue, consumption, and import and export in these regions up to 2025. The market for global anti-counterfeit packaging technologies is set to continue to grow in the next few years, reaching more than US$ 357bn by 2026.

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  • Series aims to bring new blood to polymer industry

    Series aims to bring new blood to polymer industry

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    • September 17, 2018

    UK trade association, The British Plastics federation (BPF), in conjunction with Cogent Skills and PlasticsEurope, is hoping a series of training seminars will help and encourage those in the polymer industry to bring new skills to the sector and encourage young people to base their future careers around it.

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  • Pro Carton launches 5 Rs of Responsibility to help reduce packaging waste

    Pro Carton launches 5 Rs of Responsibility to help reduce packaging waste

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    • September 10, 2018

    Pro Carton, the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard manufacturers, has renewed its call for the waste hierarchy to respond to today’s packaging conundrum, stating that the 3 Rs of recycling (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) don’t accurately reflect or respond to today’s society.

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  • M&A growth continues at a pace

    M&A growth continues at a pace

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    • September 5, 2018

    Mergers and acquisitions within the packaging industry are ever-increasing, newly released date shows. The first half of 2018 saw continued high levels of M&A, with 183 transactions completed in the first half of the year according to the data from global investment banking and asset management firm Alantra. This follows a record year for packaging

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  • ESA outlines how to meet recycling targets

    ESA outlines how to meet recycling targets

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    • September 4, 2018

    The Environmental Services Association (ESA), the voice for the UK’s resource and waste management industry, has launched the second of two new reports looking at what it will take to meet the (weight-based) recycling targets proposed by the EU Circular Economy Package.

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