Thin Film Technologies has received orders for its anti-counterfeiting smart labels from a global consumer packaged goods company.

Smart food packaging to hit the shelves

SMART packaging may be finally coming of age – granted, we’ve heard that before but earlier this year one or two developers confirmed the...
Phone app feedback for package design

Phone app feedback for package design

RESEARCH conducted using a smartphone app from packaging design specialist ThePackHub throws light on consumers’ views of Heinz Beanz 1kg Fridge Pack. ThePackHub CSI...
Sustainable sweets progress slows

Sustainable sweets progress slows

CONFECTIONERS have been urged to redouble their efforts to slim down the packaging around chocolate Easter eggs, after a report in March found that...
Booklet labels for Harmony Fruit & Yoghurt Desert (Pago International).

A sticky question: wet-glue or self-adhesive labelling?

THERE are many factors to weigh when making the choice between wet-glue or self-adhesive labelling. Wet-glue (WG) still dominates in the food and beverage world,...
Luxury biscuit brand Mary Steele has been awarded a Grampian Food Forum Innovation Award for its packaging design.

Premium pack takes Grampian design gong

Luxury biscuit brand Mary Steele has been awarded a Grampian Food Forum Innovation Award for its packaging design. Designed by Edinburgh based creative branding...
In the bag: US awards for flexible pack innovators

In the bag: US awards for flexible pack innovators

THE annual awards of the US-based Flexible Packaging Association in March showcased recent advances in printing, packaging and sustainability for a wide range of...
Smoke alarm package changes buyer behaviour

Smoke alarm package changes buyer behaviour

A new way of packaging a smoke alarm was discussed at the Packaging Innovations conference in February, in a presentation on how packaging can...
RESEARCHERS at the universities of Bangor and Aberystwyth have developed a technique where the sugar is squeezed out of ryegrass and the leftovers are moulded to create packaging.

Grass packaging breakthrough

RESEARCHERS at the universities of Bangor and Aberystwyth have developed a technique where the sugar is squeezed out of ryegrass and the leftovers are...
Toby Bridges, centre, with members of the NBT team, Joel Hodgson and Luke Feilden.

North east firm targets growth

NBT GROUP is on target to double its turnover by 2015 with an new growth strategy and image for its new generation of customers. Established...

BPI director foresees missed plastic targets

THE boss of one of Scotland’s biggest food packaging suppliers has branded the UK government’s new plastic recycling targets “unachievable”. Andrew Green, managing director of...
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