• Cardboard tent gets global recognition

    Cardboard tent gets global recognition

    An eco-friendly cardboard tent is now sharing the same prestigious title as industry-leading products from the likes of Apple, Dyson, Rolls-Royce and Samsonite, after being awarded a Red Dot Award. KarTent was the brainchild of two young Dutch entrepreneurs who spotted a growing tendency by festival goers to abandon their tents at the end of

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  • New theme sections complement showcased technologies

    New theme sections complement showcased technologies

    MEAT-TECH 2018, the exhibition for the meat and fish processing and packaging industry, is launching theme sections devoted to several important steps in the production process. The refrigeration chain and equipment for production, cutting and packaging will take centre stage at the 2018 show. Planning work on MEAT-TECH 2018 is continuing in order to respond

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  • Industry merger welcomed

    Industry merger welcomed

    APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, has welcomed the launch of Metal Packaging Europe as an overarching European association that brings together manufacturers, suppliers, and national associations, to promote the benefits of rigid metal packaging. It was announced today that Beverage Can Makers Europe (BCME) and European Metal Packaging (Empac) will

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  • Last chance to gain a Pentaward trophy

    Last chance to gain a Pentaward trophy

    Packaging designers, brand owners, packaging suppliers and students only have a few days left to show to the world their creativity by entering the awards scheme to win a Pentaward Trophy. The Pentawards scheme is a worldwide packaging design competition. Created in January 2007, the Pentawards are recognised as prestigious worldwide competition devoted to packaging

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  • UK’s biggest coffee cup recycling scheme launched

    UK’s biggest coffee cup recycling scheme launched

    Caffeine-fuelled workers in London are being urged to use new recycling points established across the Square Mile as part of the UK’s biggest push to date to tackle the issue of disposable coffee cup recycling. The City of London Corporation, Network Rail, national coffee retailers and some of the Square Mile’s biggest employers have joined

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  • Award for plastics innovation and design now open

    Award for plastics innovation and design now open

    The Horners’ award for plastics innovation and design is now open for entry. The deadline has been announced as 31 July 2017. Focusing on UK innovation, the award is for plastics design and manufacture, or the processing of plastics, and celebrates achievements of many types including those that demonstrate an environmental advantage. BPF Membership Services

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  • Big brand inspiration

    Big brand inspiration

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    • February 27, 2017

    Pro2Pac 2017, the UK’s only dedicated food and drink packaging event, will deliver big brand inspiration from leading companies and give visitors the opportunity to discover innovative new packaging technology and concepts when it returns to ExCeL, London, in March. Together with Waste-Works, the only waste and sustainability event dedicated to the food and drink

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  • A new international scent …

    A new international scent …

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    • February 15, 2017

    A new international focus will be seen in the 2017 edition of Cosmopack, a B2B event for the beauty supply chain which will take place in Bologna from March 16th to 19th. This year, there will be new exhibitors from South Korea and Japan. With more than 440 exhibiting companies, South Korea will present the innovative “K-Beauty trends” while Japan will pay

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  • Packaging Design & Innovation summit

    Packaging Design & Innovation summit

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    • February 2, 2017

    In an ongoing battle for attention on physical and online shelves, packaging design is one of the most important elements in a successful product launch. Over the last few years the role of packaging has grown from a simple protection function towards becoming the central element of the buying experience and the strategic point of

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