• International Focus

    International Focus

    By Stephanie Cornwall International focus will have a strong focus on bio-alternatives for the packaging industry over the next couple of months, with a number of events being staged that will celebrate and share information about advancements in the industry. Winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe will be announced on the second day of

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  • Packaging Notions

    Packaging Notions

    By Chris Waterhouse For the majority of the Pharmaceutical industry the overwhelming challenge for 2018 remains the ongoing implementation of product, machinery and data management changes to meet the deadlines for serialisation and authentication required within the Falsified Medicines Directive legislation. The FMD legislation will no doubt contribute to a reduction in the number of

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  • Designer’s Den

    Designer’s Den

    By Jo Saker Altering branding or the look of a brand can be tricky and introducing a new brand into a competitive market is a minefield. True innovation is elusive. Over the years many brands have suffered through arrogance, believing the customer will always applaud what they do, or they have been complacent by ignoring

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  • Neil says …

    Neil says …

    By Neil Farmer I have been undertaking much work in recent months in the packaging equipment sector. Corporate activity, including company evaluations and acquisition targeting has been at the forefront of discussions. The outlook for the global packaging market has improved substantially over the last few months. Economic fundamentals in the USA and Europe are

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  • PACKAGING NOTIONS

    PACKAGING NOTIONS

    CHRIS WATERHOUSE discusses why packaging professionals can gain a wealth of knowledge from other industries

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  • DESIGNER’S DEN

    DESIGNER’S DEN

    LISA HASTINGS looks at the associations and influences created by different hues

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  • NEIL SAYS

    NEIL SAYS

    NEIL FARMER discusses innovations in the packaging market

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  • NEIL SAYS …

    NEIL SAYS …

    The deals continue Neil Farmer discusses recent mergers and acquisitions activity and details how the trend will continue throughout 2017 In my column I have always extolled the virtues of globalisation. I firmly believe that international trade, market expansion and development of new innovative products in emerging market can only be a good thing. This

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  • DESIGNER’S DEN

    DESIGNER’S DEN

    Don’t have an ‘oscar oops’ Jo Saker says there can be consequences when some of the key points are taken for granted during new packaging creation We all know how embarrassing it is when things go wrong. No-one wants to be Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announcing the wrong ‘best picture’ Oscar. Many people are

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