• Starpack Student and School awards

    Starpack Student and School awards

    By Stephanie Cornwall I had the pleasure of attending judging day for the 2018 Starpack student and school awards recently, and as in previous years, was completely bowled over by the ideas, planning, explanations and real enthusiasm displayed by what could be the future generations of packaging professionals. The winners of this year’s Starpack School

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  • Packaging Notions

    Packaging Notions

    By Chris Waterhouse One of the current mega-trends in labelling is greater content and, whichever sector you’re involved in, digital colour management is ever more established. More reliable over recent years, the benefits of digital colour management has vastly improved definition of colour at design stage: Harmonised colour across substrates, link to central standards, keeping

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  • Designer’s Den

    Designer’s Den

    By Jo Saker Spend any time with new parents and it’s quickly apparent that some are more relaxed than others in their approach to nurturing their little ones through the joys and bumps of the first few years. However, they all want to give their new baby the best start for a healthy, happy life

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  • Neil says …

    Neil says …

    By Neil Farmer I originally worked in South Africa more than 30 years ago and returned there last year and reported on an economy I felt had great potential despite its challenges. I also said there were grounds for optimism. After another recent visit, I can say those comments have been vindicated. Over the last

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  • 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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