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How do I: Comply with Packaging Regulations?

This guide outlines some of the main elements to provide you a sound working knowledge of the regulations helping you manage effective packaging development.
Published by Scotland Food and Drink Network

How food & drinks cans are made


Published by EU Rigid Metal Packaging Association (EMPAC)

How ring pull can ends are made


Published by EU Rigid Metal Packaging Association (EMPAC)

International corrugated national standards

National Standards Comparison Chart
Published by European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers (FEFCO)

Is sustainability in packaging important?

Consumer attitudes study to importance of sustainability in packaging
Published by European Association of Carton and Cartonboard manufacturers (Procarton)

Key packaging legislative and policy topics

Guides to all the major EU packaging legislations and policies. Good overviews of key topics
Published by European Organisation for Packaging and the Environment (EUROPEN)

LCA (life-cycle) data on corrugated packaging


Published by Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA)

LCA of aluminium

Environmental profile report
Published by European Aluminium

LCA of Packaged Foods Products

Study of flexible packaging LCA - executive summary
Published by Flexible Packaging Europe

LCA of ready-to-serve lasagne bolognese packed in aluminium foil containers

This study investigates the environmental performance of the packaging with respect to its function within the life cycle of ready-to-serve lasagne and the environmental relevance of stages and interdependencies within the life cycle of ready-to-serve lasagne while taking consumption patterns into consideration.
Published by International Aluminium Institute

Life Cycle Analyses (LCA) of various Food Products (latest update: Summer 2009)

LCA for various food foil packaging applications. Study using ESU Services limited own (copyright) data - looks at total product including use phase
Published by European Aluminium Foil Association (ALUFOIL)

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of the North American glass container industry

The Glass Packaging Institute has produced a comprehensive Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of the North American glass container industry.
Published by Glass Packaging Institute (GPI)

Limbic packaging report

Report on how the brain reacts to packaging. Useful information regarding consumer attitudes
Published by European Association of Carton and Cartonboard manufacturers (Procarton)

List and description of plastics processing techniques

Description of the processes and typical applications. Useful list of processing techniques for plastic. Suitable for those needing to understand more about how plastics can be treated for packaging manufacture/conversion
Published by British Plastics Federation (BPF)

Lists of plastics additives by function

Additives information by type. Detailed links of the basics of what additives do and how then can be used
Published by British Plastics Federation (BPF)