• 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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  • First lifetime achievers announced with Worldstar winners

    First lifetime achievers announced with Worldstar winners

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    • January 12, 2017

    This year’s WorldStar presentation evening, which takes place in May, will see the first group of Lifetime Achievement in Packaging winners receive their awards. Thomas L Schneider, president of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) which organises the awards, said the awards honour “some truly great packaging professionals” and has urged all WPO members to make

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  • It’s a canny weekly habit

    It’s a canny weekly habit

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    • November 21, 2016

    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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  • Study throws up questions on call-handling

    Study throws up questions on call-handling

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    • November 21, 2016

    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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  • Steel ideal for circular economy

    Steel ideal for circular economy

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    • November 21, 2016

    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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  • MP gets insight into industry issues

    MP gets insight into industry issues

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    • November 21, 2016

    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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