• ‘When nature gave us lemons we made lemonade!’

    ‘When nature gave us lemons we made lemonade!’

    The brains behind drinks manufacturer, We Made Drinks, made the company’s first batch of lemonade whilst at university, after being set the task of starting a business for one of their modules. The company’s first batch of 160 bottles was a huge hit and sold out in just a few hours. The zesty lemonade received

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  • Patented new void fill system gets green light

    Patented new void fill system gets green light

    Easypack Limited, the UK’s leading manufacturer of environmentally friendly packaging solutions, have launched a new high-speed void fill packaging system with new patented technology.

The NEW Quantum™XT is a fast void fill solution that allows users to firmly secure goods inside the box using 100% recycled, 100% recyclable, 100% biodegradable paper. The system is ideal for

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  • Seminar provides guide to improving your productivity

    Seminar provides guide to improving your productivity

    ABB Robotics seminar and workshop for UK SMEs explains why investing in robots doesn’t have to be difficult ABB’s forthcoming Switch to Robots seminar will explain how ongoing reductions in the cost and complexity of robotic automation are opening up new opportunities for UK SME manufacturing companies. Taking place at ABB’s Milton Keynes site on

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  • New Mirri Wow Pack variations

    New Mirri Wow Pack variations

    A recent micro-experiment Celloglas conducted with The Retail Institute saw brands, agencies and print industry professionals put themselves in the shoes of the consumer to consider the impact of packaging interior and if it could be connected to product quality perception. Conducting a micro-experiment, Celloglas and The Retail institute set out to test a researched theory

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  • BoxMart wins UK packaging award for second year

    BoxMart wins UK packaging award for second year

    BoxMart Ltd has fought off stiff competition from some of the UK’s largest packaging companies to win the UK Packaging Award for Corrugated: Retail Ready and Point of Sale for a second consecutive year! This year’s winning entry was a unique Magic Cube gift pack created for global beauty retailer LUSH. Described as a “technical

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  • Collaborations helped family firm achieve growth

    Collaborations helped family firm achieve growth

    Riggs Autopack Ltd, a British manufacturer of high quality volumetric depositors and filling machines, transfer pumps and automatic conveyor filling lines, has been praised for helping Clarks UK Ltd, a family-run business based in Newport, Wales, that produces natural sweeteners, syrups and dessert sauces, to grow at a rapid rate following several successful collaborations. Their

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  • Service solves complex packaging challenges

    Service solves complex packaging challenges

    Tasked with finding a packaging solution that improved the customer experience for food delivery service HelloFresh, Smurfit Kappa used its eSmart service to find a solution. A proven approach based on three focus areas, optimisation of e-retail processes, supply chain efficiency and superior consumer experience, eSmart helps identify packaging insights that solve complex challenges. Smurfit

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  • New vacuum ejector comes in smaller size

    New vacuum ejector comes in smaller size

    SMC has refreshed its ZH body ported type vacuum ejector so that it is more compact, lightweight and easy to mount. It also has an improved maximum suction flow rate, improving its overall effectiveness and functionality. The pneumatics expert has updated its ZH Series vacuum ejector so it is more compact in design, adaptable and

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  • Colourful range is top of the scoops

    Colourful range is top of the scoops

    Measom Freer’s popular range of measuring scoops range in size from 0.5 to 150ml and are ideal for the precise dispensing and dosing of powders, supplements, dried goods and liquids. This makes them ideal for the food sector. The hand scoops come in four sizes, from small to large for bulk handling of grains, herbs,

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