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AT&T enables next generation global mobile asset tracking with smart shipping label

AT&T is connecting a smart printable and disposable shipping label that will help businesses track the location and condition of products shipped worldwide and enable actionable decisions based on the massive amounts of data collected. The adhesive label developed by Sony Semiconductor Israel…

  • 4 days ago

Labelling issues cost manufacturers nearly £1 million a year from production line shutdowns

Manufacturers on average incur losses of around £955,000 per year due to production line shutdowns caused by label printing problems, a global study of IT directors in manufacturing organisations has revealed. The study of 300 IT directors found that on average more than two-thirds of…

  • 4 days ago

Forthcoming packaging and waste regulations add to pressures for greater ecommerce packing efficiency

The cardboard supply market is under stress, and forthcoming changes to the regime around packaging and waste will have further impacts. Retailers and shippers will need to act now to optimise their use of an increasingly valuable commodity. By Jo Bradley, Business Development Manager for Packaging…

  • 6 days ago

DS Smith doubles R&D spend as it accelerates its Circular Economy strategy

DS Smith, the FTSE 100 sustainable packaging company, today announced a £100m R&D and innovation package to accelerate its work in the Circular Economy. The new investment over five years includes the creation of a new breakthrough technologies hub in the UK, new materials development to…

  • 10/05/2021

Smurfit Kappa accelerates CO2 emissions reduction in 2020

Smurfit Kappa continues to make significant and tangible progress on achieving its sustainability targets according to its 14th Sustainable Development Report ("SDR"). It highlights the company’s long-standing objective to be an impactful business that drives change and nurtures a greener…

  • 05/05/2021

Pressure to reduce plastic use risks disrupting paper recycling and stifling innovation

Recycling labelling proposals from the UK Government risk disrupting the paper recycling stream, which currently operates efficiently, and shutting out much-needed innovation which can provide a route to genuine recycling with the increased use of coated paper. This is the warning from Aquapak, the…

  • 26/04/2021

Huhtamaki acquires leading manufacturer of paper bags, wraps and folding carton packaging in China

Huhtamaki, a key advanced manufacturer of sustainable packaging solutions for consumers around the world, has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Jiangsu Hihio-Art Packaging Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of paper bags, wraps and folding carton packaging in China. The company…

  • 23/04/2021

Why it is time to reduce the use of stretch film

Environmental concerns, rising cost of raw materials and the impending Plastic Tax are making packaging and logistics companies think twice about their use of stretch film. But is it possible to cut the use of this warehouse staple? According to Antalis Packaging’s Machinery & Systems…

  • 20/04/2021

Amcor partners with Nestlé to bring sustainable packaging to shelves

Amcor has leveraged its global R&D resources to help Nestlé put enviro-conscious consumers first, by making Smarties the first confectionery brand to move to recyclable paper packaging in Australia. The new packaging is made from sustainably sourced thermoformable paper and is dynamic…

  • 14/04/2021

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