• How to design the perfect craft beer label

    How to design the perfect craft beer label

    With a staggering 22 million+ barrels being produced in the U.S. alone in 2014 – and sales in excess of $19 billion (that’s roughly £13 billion for our UK readers) – the craft beer market is extremely lucrative to say the least. However, with over 4,000 breweries now registered in the U.S. (and plenty more

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  • Latest trends for packaging of fresh produce presented

    Latest trends for packaging of fresh produce presented

    Fresh produce packaging is in focus in the latest viewpoint from Stora Enso. In this packaging trend report, the company identifies insights for brand owners and retailers within the fruit and vegetables category. The report confirms that sustainable fibre-based packaging can increase profit margin and reduce food waste. The report notes that as much as

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  • Vibrant choice for new brand

    Vibrant choice for new brand

    New beauty brand Soaper Duper turned to labelling expert Royston Labels when it wanted some striking, punchy and unusual-shaped labels for its new range of indulgent, foamy body washes. The body washes have now rolled out into Tesco stores nationwide, after the brand initally launched in luxury store, Liberty, in London at the end of

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  • Award-winning and reputable depositors manufacturer

    Award-winning and reputable depositors manufacturer

    Riggs Autopack Ltd is a British manufacturer of high quality volumetric depositors and filling machines, transfer pumps and automatic conveyor filling lines. It is a UK market leader with an excellent reputation and supplies its equipment to the food production industry. The company’s semi or fully automatic depositors and filling machinery effectively dispense hot or

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  • Nothing mysterious about effects of new technology

    Nothing mysterious about effects of new technology

    The definition of enigma is ‘something that is mysterious and seems impossible to understand completely’. What is easy to understand, however, is the major leap forward in flexographic print quality that National Flexible has achieved with a new flexographic print process: The enigma printing technology. This latest technology allows higher image resolution and greater contrast.

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  • Popular 300ml PET Tubular helps to complete a family

    Popular 300ml PET Tubular helps to complete a family

    M&H’s portfolio of bottle shapes and sizes enables you to easily create families of products. This new 300ml Tubular (Ref: 4320) has been added to complement our existing PET Tubular range and also products in the HDPE range where a family needs to be made up of opaque or translucent bottles and clear versions to

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  • Hydro MicroScreen™ launch improves process efficiency

    Hydro MicroScreen™ launch improves process efficiency

    Hydro International is launching its low-energy, small footprint rotating belt screen, the Hydro MicroScreen™ for the UK Food and Beverage sector. The Hydro MicroScreen™ can save operators up to 50% in power use and has only one tenth of the footprint of multi-stage pre-treatment. Meeting water discharge regulations is critical for industrial organisations – the

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  • Contrast sensor technology leaps forward with the SICK KTS/KTX

    Contrast sensor technology leaps forward with the SICK KTS/KTX

    SICK has launched the KTS/KTX family of contrast sensors, delivering a powerful next-generation technology that breaks new ground in reliability, accuracy and versatility for print, labelling, converting and packaging applications. “SICK’s contrast sensors are the industry standard for detection or registration marks,” says David Hannaby, SICK’s UK product manager for presence detection. “However, that does

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  • 1937-2017: Gordian Strapping Ltd. 80th Anniversary!

    1937-2017: Gordian Strapping Ltd. 80th Anniversary!

    This year, Gordian Strapping is proudly celebrating its 80th anniversary. The year is also marked by exciting news with the launch of new StraPack strapping machines from parent company StraPack Corp, Japan, and further consolidation with existing business partner OMS who build and supply automated pallet strapping, wrapping and hooding systems for multi market applications

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