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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

Sustainability takes centre stage at Packaging Innovations 2020

The UK’s largest packaging event announces full line-up for the BIG Carbon Debate, including a sustainability focussed show floor and seminar programme, and other green-focussed features. Coca-Cola, Aveda, and Britvic are just some of the global brands set to put sustainability firmly in the…

  • 28/01/2020

Packaging made from 100 per cent post-consumer waste

New for 2020, Bell has announced that it can supply Retran packaging made from 100 per cent post-consumer waste. The material has been approved by the European Food Standards Agency for direct contact with food. Traditionally the surfaces of Retran have required a virgin layer of film for food…

  • 13/01/2020
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Is it time to rethink replace plastic in packaging?

A cross-party parliamentary group warning that firms are replacing plastic with potentially more harmful alternatives for the environment is a wakeup call for companies to redouble their sustainability efforts, says an industry expert. ULMA Packaging UK is working with a number of material…

  • 10/01/2020

Regular packaging machinery maintenance key to business performance

Packaging businesses should undertake preventative maintenance between regular equipment servicing to maximise operational productivity and lengthen equipment life, says a leading packaging machinery supplier. Unplanned downtime can have pronounced financial, logistical and operational implications…

  • 13/12/2019

Packaging Innovations 2020 announces plans for the BIG Carbon Debate

Leading industry experts from some of the UK’s most respected authorities will come together on the Ecopack Stage at Packaging Innovations 2020 to debate one of the industry’s hottest topics – sustainability. The BIG Carbon Debate, which has evolved from the show’s hugely…

  • 09/12/2019

Packaging made from 100% post-consumer waste

New for 2020, Bell has announced that it can supply Retran packaging made from 100% post-consumer waste. The material has been approved by the European Food Standards Agency for direct contact with food. Traditionally the surfaces of Retran have required a virgin layer of film for food…

  • 13/11/2019

New wide-load bagging machine boosts flexibility for growing e-commerce businesses

Growing e-commerce businesses can now benefit from increased flexibility of mail order packaging following the launch of a range of wide-load bagging machines. Autobag 600 … With e-commerce continuing to grow year on year, along with ever-changing customer requirements, Automated Packaging Systems…

  • 28/10/2019

Recycling plastic versus biodegradable plastic

There’s a lot you can do in 12 minutes. Unfortunately, it’s also the average time a plastic bag is used before it’s sent to landfill. Following its uneventful 12-minute lifespan, that plastic bag could remain on the planet for up to 1,000 years. Miguel Campos, export sales manager…

  • 21/06/2019