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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...

Rising rum: preparing for the inevitable market boom

Gary Steen, UK sales director at Stölzle, speaks on the changing trends in the spirits industry and shares predictions for the next year Rising rum Over...

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...

The medication lifecycle

Once medication is packaged, a wealth of regulations become applicable, including NICE guidelines and General Pharmaceutical Council standards of conduct. Here, Dale Pittock, sales...

Are you FMD-ready?

Pharmaceutical manufacturers must now comply with the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) which is aimed at reducing the number of falsified medicines infiltrating the European...

The packaging challenges posed by an ageing population

Industry faces the challenge of creating packaging that is secure and tamper-proof, but also easy to open for elderly consumers and those who lack...

Packaging can help in fight to reduce waste

There are currently drives to reduce the amount of packaging used in the food industry. However, wasted food is also an environmental problem. Here,...

How to reduce plastic packaging wall thickness by 25% using injection compression moulding

By Kevin Heap, UK packaging expert at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag What is injection compression moulding? The method of pressing material in a mould is quite a...