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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

Brexit instability leaves UK suppliers in demand

By Stephen Jarrold, sales and marketing director at Denny Bros WHEN you arrive at any trade show, you have a number in mind. A target...

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...

Pharmaceutical trends: 2020

Adrian Pittock, marketing director at pharmaceutical consumables supplier Valley Northern, looks at pharmaceutical trends for 2020 Artificial intelligence Artificial intelligence (AI) has become an increasingly popular...

Sixth sense: a time to act

The recent update to the BRCGS Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials has put the safety and quality of packaging materials - and...

GS1-128 barcodes – setting the standard now and into the future

Greg Kasprzak, senior product marketing manager for drop-on-demand printing lines at Markem-Imaje, explains how barcode evolution and deployment is adapting to modern market demands BARCODES...

Compostability and barrier performance: a match made in packaging heaven

By Mark Shaw, new product development technical manager at Parkside A significant shift in consumer environmental awareness is driving continuous innovation in the high barrier...

Why plastics are still a sweet solution

By Brian Lodge, design manager, Berry Global PLASTICS have played an important role in the continuing development of food packaging, helping to deliver products safely,...

Don’t leave it too late to automate

Unlike many of our European counterparts, the UK has been slow to automate. But a perfect storm of Brexit and Covid-19 is set to...

Peak periods and packaging preparation

Andy Pretious, UK sales and marketing manager at Automated Packaging Systems, shares an insight on how to maximise sales by making essential adjustments to...