Seda to expand Welsh site

ITALIAN food packaging manufacturer Seda is to invest £18 million in an expansion of its facility at Blackwood in Wales, creating 70 new jobs. The...
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...
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Warning of a skills shortage in packaging design

THE managing director of a packaging design company has spoken out about his fears of a skills shortage in the sector. Stephen Shortland of...

Eliminating the package

A student master’s thesis at the Pratt Institute in the US, called The Disappearing Package, outlines a proposal for how product packaging might be...
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...

Stars of packaging sought

PACKAGING designers from all over the UK are invited to submit entries to this year’s Starpack Industry Awards scheme. Now in its 54th year, the...
Huhtamaki hot cup

Huhtamaki hot cup

PACKAGING and disposables manufacturer Huhtamaki has introduced a new double wall paper hot cup aimed at the takeaway beverage market. The new Enjoy design features...

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...

Food firm fined for safety breach

An Edinburgh company was fined £1000 after a worker seriously injured his hand on an unguarded dough mixer. Joseph Burnett, 22, was working for Jian’s...

News in brief

• AN Essex packaging company has been fined after one of its employees sustained a serious hand injury on an unguarded laminating machine. Gary Dean,...
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