• Packaging Notions

    Packaging Notions

    Keith Barnes, Chairman The Packaging Society, discusses the sustainability concept and differing levels of involvement … Sustainability has no agreed definition. British Standards tried but were unsuccessful. It has different meanings depending on who one talks to in the supply chain or any other industry. Having said that, within the packaging world, I like to use it

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  • Designer’s Den

    Designer’s Den

    Steven Anderson discusses how packs are a permanent fixture in marketing campaigns American marketing guru E. Jerome McCarthy devised the ‘Four Ps’ classification in 1960, which has since been used by marketers throughout the world. The ‘Product’ category has always included packaging, but recent campaigns have led me to wonder if perhaps our specialist niche

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  • Efficiency deficiencies

    Efficiency deficiencies

    Jim Barker discusses how the packaging sector can help take the pressure off in the supply chain Globalisation has resulted in the tremendous growth of international trade over the past few decades, and the logistics sector has coped well with that continual growth in demand. But as developing economies boom and trading expands globally, and

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  • Neil says..

    Neil says..

    Neil Farmer says environmental developments will aid the continual rise of the pouch packs … I was speaking at a seminar at Camden BRI, Chipping Campden, earlier in the year on Innovations in the Drinks Packaging market. The whole sector is now full of innovative new packs and after the economic downturn of 2008-2013 things

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  • Glass is class

    Glass is class

    Lynn Sidebottom believes glass is still the number one choice for most With its health and environmental advantages and its long pedigree, glass is hard to beat as a premium packaging material. Look on any supermarket shelf and you will see a bewildering array of packaging designs, colours, styles and materials. Modern consumers are interested

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  • Neil says..

    Neil says..

    Neil Farmer reflects on the packaging industry in Sri Lanka and its relevance to the UK … Neither civil war nor regulatory barriers have been able to drive down the commitment to creating successful business opportunities in Sri Lanka. Rather, the Indian sub-continent treats challenges with enthusiasm and a determination to succeed. So what can

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  • The best packaging in the world

    The best packaging in the world

    WorldStar 2015 recognises continuing growth of excellence in packaging art, with the best of the best receiving global applaud …   Winners of the WorldStar Awards, which give members of the packaging industry the chance to win global recognition, were to receive their 2015 awards in May 2015 and entries are already being invited for

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  • Designer’s Den

    Designer’s Den

    Steven Anderson discusses why the simple approach is often the most effective   Simplicity is certainly not an easy thing to achieve in a pack, but when done right it can be far more eye-catching than something complicated. I n the 1960s, the US military coined the famous KISS design principle: ‘Keep it simple, stupid’.

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  • INTERNATIONAL APPEAL

    INTERNATIONAL APPEAL

    Pro2Pac 2015 sees its highest number of international exhibitors Fresh Montgomery, which organised Pro2Pac 2015, has announced record breaking figures for the event. Pro2Pac 2015 took place alongside the UK’s largest food and drink event, the International Food and Drink Event (IFE) and the inaugural Waste-Works event, which focused on resource and waste in the

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