Smurfit Kappa launches ‘revolutionary’ water-resistant paper

SMURFIT Kappa has developed a new water-resistant paper called AquaStop. The product is part of the firm's new TechniPaper portfolio, described as consisting of papers...

Macfarlane snaps up German protective packaging specialist

MACFARLANE Group has announced the acquisition of German-headquartered protective packaging business PackMann Gesellschaft für Verpackungen und Dienstleistungen mbH. The firm described the move as being...

Coca-Cola’s new attached bottle caps to be produced in East Kilbride

NEW attached bottle caps are to be produced in East Kilbride for use across Coca-Cola's range of soft drinks. The company said that the new...

New products primed for packaging exhibition showcase

ORGANISERS of Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022 have revealed details of some of the new sector innovations set to be showcased when the event...

Packaging business celebrates vegan-certified status

SMURFIT Kappa has announced it has become the first packaging company to become vegan-certified. The business said obtaining the Vegan Society trademark also marks the...

100% rPET packs to be rolled out for 500ml IRN-BRU products

AG Barr has unveiled plans to roll out out 100% recycled plastic (rPET) packs across all 500ml IRN-BRU and Rubicon products. The new packs will...

Scotland could introduce mandatory calorie labelling on pre-packed foods

A consultation has been launched by the Scottish Government on the introduction of mandatory calorie labelling in the 'out of home' food sector. It would...

Taking stock: material availability is key focus for industry

MATERIAL availability has replaced sustainability as the industry’s top priority this year, according to Dalkeith-based NSD Labels. While environmental ambitions remain a crucial focus, NSD...

Diageo confirms £40.5 million investment in beer packaging facilities

DIAGEO has announced it investing £40.5 million to expand capacity at its packaging facilities in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Runcorn, England, to support the...

77% of businesses unaware of plastic packaging tax

OVER three quarters (77%) of UK businesses are unaware of the impending plastic packaging tax, Veolia has reported. The French-headquartered utility and service firm commissioned...
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