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Sustainability: the bigger picture

By Tony Hitchin, general manager of Pro Carton, the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard Manufacturers 'SUSTAINABILITY'is a term everyone is familiar with, but few...
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Prepare now for supply chain transformation

By Diane Carroll, La Palette Rouge's (LPR) commercial director for the UK and Ireland Over the next decade, the supply chain is set to undergo a radical transformation,...
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Time to work Smart

Timo Schaffrath of CSB-System outlines the six main technologies that can help businesses take advantage of today’s Smart Factory

Sustainability still important part of design mix

Effective design that combines creativity and practicality with sustainability benefits is crucial to keeping plastic packaging relevant, explains RPC Group design manager Brian Lodge

A circular approach to filmic packaging

Promoting a circular economy in flexible film packaging is essential and is leading the development of new products across a wide variety of market sectors, explains Julie Eller, sales director at RPC bpi protec

Where does 3D printing fit into the plastics manufacturing mix?

3D printing - also called additive manufacturing - is often touted as a trend and technique to rival injection moulding

Packaging fit for the future

By Rob Carle, DS Smith e-commerce team E-COMMERCE is growing at an unprecedented rate around the world and has resulted in huge demand for packaging...

Why glass is still a clear winner

By Charlotte Taylor, marketing manager at glass manufacturer Beatson Clark DESPITE competition from other materials, glass continues to hold its own as the premium packaging...

Why packaging technologists are becoming a luxury

By Diane Smedley, senior consultant – manufacturing and engineering, HRC Recruitment IF there was one trend that stood out in 2018 from a packaging recruitment...

Sound advice for packaging firms

Mark Williamson, sales and marketing director at audio branding specialist PHMG, explains why sound should be considered a crucial part of the marketing mix...
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