• ‘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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  • Feeding your curiosity

    Feeding your curiosity

    After the sugar tax, with Brexit on the horizon, plastic under fire and a boom in free-from and vegan products, what’s next for the food and drink sector?

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  • Event just keeps on growing

    Event just keeps on growing

    The UK packaging market has a reputation for being robust, vibrant and innovative. It needs a packaging event that can reflect and support this, and that’s something Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging 2018 strive to achieve. The events, which return to London Olympia on September 12th and 13th, offer a chance to meet, discuss, learn

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  • Brexit worries stifling manufacturing growth

    Brexit worries stifling manufacturing growth

    Concerns over Brexit is stifling UK SME manufacturers’ export growth as the sector focuses on stabilising its current position, according to new figures.

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  • City of London’s ‘Plastic Free City’ campaign launch

    City of London’s ‘Plastic Free City’ campaign launch

    The City Corporation, the governing body supporting diversity and sustainability in London, has launched its Plastic Free City campaign, which urges businesses and individuals to reduce single use plastics across the Square Mile.

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