• 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

  • The Last Word

    The Last Word

    Simon Ellis discusses the challenges an ageing population creates for packaging design …   Longer lifespans and an ageing population mean there is a growing consumer group that needs particular consideration nowadays – and it’s no easy challenge meeting their needs. So are brands properly in touch with this section of their customer base and

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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’.



    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

  • United approach to going ‘green’

    United approach to going ‘green’

    PRE exhibitors to share solutions on how the recycling of plastics can be made economically viable Companies exhibiting at the Plastics Recycling Expo (PRE) at the Telford International Centre on June 16 and 17 will showcase the latest technology developed to keep costs low, reduce material contamination and save energy during production. Meanwhile experts from

  • Uncapping the trends

    Uncapping the trends

    Kevin Heap, packaging expert with Sumitomo (SHI) Demag, talks about the trends in caps and closures …   Global demand for caps and closures is continuing to rise, with market volume estimated to reach 2,312.0 billion by 2018, up from 1,826.0 billion in 2012. Screw caps for canisters and bottles, in addition to plastic caps

  • Packaging Notions

    Packaging Notions

    Keith Barnes, Chairman The Packaging Society, looks at how packaging has evolved over the past 30 years … The world of packaging is growing rapidly and, in turn, becoming more complex. In our expanding global market there is a thirst for new ideas and these are coming in thick and fast, from numerous sources and with