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RPC Group acquires BPI 08 Aug 2016
UK based RPC Group has acquired packaging firm British Polythene Industries (BPI).

AmeriStar award for intuitive PETG pack 14 Jun 2016
Handler safety, ease of use and convenience are all achieved through the unique packaging designed for NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Radiogenix Isotope Separation System’s product

Packaging without the barcode 16 May 2016
A new alternative to the barcode – the Digimarc Barcode – can appear almost imperceptibly many times on a package, making scanning much faster and opening up a whole new virtual world, full of information, coupons, and even entertainment.

Breaking down sustainable packaging 25 Apr 2016
A new infographic shows how the industry is adopting sustainable practices

Gerresheimer has new ‘green’ products with enhanced convenience 20 Apr 2016
Gerresheimer is presenting two new products at FCE Pharma in Sao Paulo, Brazil from May 10 to 12 - Biopack and Duma Combi. Biopack is a more eco-friendly alternative to PE and PET. Duma Combi is a tablet packaging with an additional compartment for the patient information sheet.

Coca-Cola reveals 'One Brand' packaging 19 Apr 2016
Coca-Cola has announced the launch of new graphics that use one visual identity system featuring Coca-Cola Red as a unifying color across the Trademark.

E-book on reducing patient pharma misuse via packaging and labelling 13 Apr 2016
Patients rely on the information provided on a product to facilitate safe and effective use. Any errors could have fatal consequences. In this top tips eBooK on improving patient compliance via packaging and labelling, packaging specialist Karel van der Waarde presents strategies to enhance patient compliance.

Circular economy microsite live 30 Mar 2016
Steel - the Permanent Material in the Circular Economy micro-site has been launched by worldsteel.

DS Smith acquires TRM 30 Mar 2016
DS Smith Plc has announced the acquisition of TRM Packaging Ltd.

UK Groups Target Paper Cup Recycling in the UK 21 Mar 2016
It is estimated that up to 3 billion paper cups are used in the UK every year, with demand expected to rise. Natalie Daniels looks at what is being done to reduce the number ending up in landfill and incinerators.

EasySnacking recognised by awards 15 Mar 2016
The convenience benefits of two RPC packs have been recognised at the World Food Innovation Awards. The EasySnacking container from RPC Superfos and the Yowk packaging solution from RPC Bebo were both named as finalists in the Best Convenience/’On-the-Go’ Packaging category at the Food Awards.

2015 OBSERVATOIRE ALL4PACK findings 09 Mar 2016
Survey relating to Packaging, Processing, Printing and Handling in France shows manufacturer confidence growing.

FPA Gold Award for Daisy Sour Cream Pouch 03 Mar 2016
The Flexibles division of Sonoco has been recognized with a Gold Achievement Award from the Flexible Packaging Association for its high-performance film laminate contributions to the Daisy Sour Cream squeezable pouch.

ÅF designs huge processing plant for reusable items in the food industry 02 Mar 2016
ÅF is to design and deliver a new logistics and processing plant for Svenska Retursystem.

Eco-friendly food packaging material doubles shelf-life 25 Feb 2016
A natural chitosan-based film enhanced with anti-bacterial and antiviral properties of grapefruit seed extract improves food safety and quality.

Alufoil demand starts 2015 weaker, signs of recovery EAFA 27 May 2015
Deliveries of aluminium foil products fell by 2.5% to 218,500 tonnes in the first three months of 2015 compared with the first quarter of 2014 (224,000 tonnes). But clear signs of stronger demand emerged in February and March, according to figures released by EAFA, the European Aluminium Foil Association.

Market developments put PET recycling at risk says Plastics Recyclers Europe 27 May 2015
Markets such as milk packaging, home and personal care are planning to progressively switch from HDPE to PET for cost, marketing and sustainability reasons says Plastics Recyclers Europe. These products are typically packaged in colourful containers and this market shift could result in more than 300,000 additional tonnes of coloured PET entering the recycling stream which would affect the recylate.

New Report Explores Potential for a Scottish System of packaging recovery 20 May 2015
The study finds that a Scottish-specific system of producer responsibility around packaging, replacing the current UK-wide system, could be feasible and identifies the issues to investigate further.

ICFPA sustainability report available - progress on commitments 13 May 2015
The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations' (ICFPA) 2015 Sustainability Progress Report highlights improvements on sustainability indicators and demonstrates contributions toward a green economy.

European Parliament adopts EU legislation on lightweight plastic carrier bags 29 Apr 2015
MEPs have voted in favour of legislation agreed with the Council, to reduce lightweight plastic carrier bags in Europe.

Seedling design for compostable bags 22 Apr 2015
The German Association for Compostable Products (Verbund kompostierbare Produkte e.V.)has published recommendations for a coherent labelling and design of compostable biowaste bags.

British MPs back standardised packs for cigarettes 12 Mar 2015
MPs have voted in favour of introducing standardised packaging for cigarettes in the UK.

Companies want recyclable coffee pods 14 Jan 2015
A satirical video has been released in which the city of Halifax is under the attack of discarded coffee pods to generate awareness about the effects the consumer trend is having on the environment.

BMA - sign standardised tobacco packaging letter 17 Dec 2014
Doctors are being urged to support an open letter demanding immediate Government action on the introduction of standardised packaging for tobacco products.

Project aims to recycle more flexible packaging 08 Dec 2014
A collaborative project involving high-profile global brands is aimed at significantly improving the recyclability of flexible packaging and diverting more of it from landfill.