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War on plastic: Is it time to bring back the term Litterbug?

What happened to the term, Litterbug? For context, it was a phrase that was bandied about on the school playgrounds during the 1990s - an unwanted tag for children who were caught littering. It was a jibe and one, speaking from experience, that you didn’t want to be on the end of. Being…

  • 11/02/2021

DS Smith to launch virus resistant packaging

As we adjust to the new normal with packaging playing an ever greater role in our lives, fears around packaging safety are front of mind. Six in ten consumers now claim to wash their hands thoroughly after touching packaged groceries and household products. These fears could be eased today…

  • 03/12/2020

Pandemic cannot mean sustainability takes a back seat warns packaging giant 

Packaging giant DS Smith is warning brands and retailers that the Covid-19 pandemic does not mean they can overlook their environmental efforts after European research shows that shoppers continue to prioritise sustainable packaging. The new study, conducted by DS Smith and Ipsos MORI, a global…

  • 24/11/2020

What is the True Cost of Returned Goods?

An increase in fulfilled orders means more returns. If you have returns that are still unprocessed, chances are you're losing potential profits, sacrificing warehouse space and wasting labour resources. The Autobag® 650H bagging system helps increase labour productivity and reduce operational…

  • 12/11/2020
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2020 has seen package deliveries become a national pastime

2020 has seen package deliveries become a national pastime: your delivery process has become as important as your product … Gary Peeling, CEO, Where The Trade Buys … Gary Peeling, CEO at UK commercial print company: Where The Trade Buys , currently producing PPE for UK education spaces, workplaces…

  • 08/09/2020

Saica Group announces first US location in South West Ohio

Saica Group, one of the largest and most advanced European players in the development and production of recycled paper for corrugated packaging is establishing its first North American facility near Cincinnati, Ohio. The company will construct a new corrugated manufacturing facility in the City of…

  • 04/08/2020

Easyfairs postpones Packaging Innovations & Luxury Packaging London to December

Easyfairs has today announced that its Packaging Innovations & Luxury Packaging London, which was due to take place on 23 & 24 September at Olympia London, has been moved to 8 & 9 December, again at Olympia, and reaffirms its commitment to ensuring the industry has this valuable…

  • 21/07/2020

Renovotec launches 3-month Trial Scheme for Honeywell PX940 error-free barcode printer

· Prints labels that are defect-free and 100 per cent accurate every time … · Does away with unreadable barcodes, non-compliance and returned shipments … · Designed for heavily regulated industries including food, pharmaceuticals and automotive … · Three month PX940…

  • 16/07/2020
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Sealing elements for maximized cable packing density

KDS-DES sealing elements for CONTA-CLIP cable entry systems provide IP64 ingress protection … Developing the KDS-DES sealing elements for unassembled cables, CONTA-CLIP has transferred the simple cable entry principle of its KES system to its KDS cable feedthrough system: to insert a cable, the…

  • 10/02/2020
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Brightest packaging minds take to the stage at Packaging Innovations 2020

Coca-Cola, Dixons Carphone, Carlsberg, Wrap and Britvic are just some of the big names in packaging taking to the stage at Packaging Innovations 2020 , to form part of its most robust seminar programme to date, when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 26 & 27 February. Two new seminar…

  • 03/02/2020