First UK drinks carton recycling plant

First UK drinks carton recycling plant

THE UK’s only dedicated beverage carton recycling facility has been opened in Stainland (near Halifax), West Yorkshire. Capable of recycling up to 40% (25,000...
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Design companion – Revision for handbook

RECOUP’S guideline document for packaging technologists and pack developers involved in plastic packaging has been revised for the second time this year. ‘Recyclability By Design’...
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DoH gives green light to new food labelling system

A voluntary traffic-light system of food labelling is to be introduced in the UK, providing an at-a-glance appraisal of a product’s salt, sugar and...
Cups and food containers employing bio-plastics can be compostable, such as Huhtamaki's BioWare range.

Breaking down the barriers to compostable packaging

MORE and more product packaging is being recycled each year but a lot of it still goes to landfill, particularly where plastics are present....

Asset finance: The right choice in difficult times?

EQUIPMENT suppliers in the packaging world now offer a variety of Asset Finance (AF) schemes, whereby machinery can be leased or paid for in...

Digital print hits the mainstream

SURELY a significant milestone in the maturation of digital print, the recent “personalised” bottle labels from Coca-Cola – later mimicked by Irn Bru to...
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,...