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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…

  • 4 days ago

Clearmark receive double award shortlisting for ‘excellence in industry’ and ‘employer of the year’

Clearmark Solutions (ICE), experts in coding and labelling, was recently shortlisted for two business performance accolades by the Nottingham Post, recognising an ongoing commitment to business improvement. After several weeks of consideration, the Nottingham Post Business Award committee and its…

  • 16/05/2019

4Sight Automatic Print Inspection System ‘Gets the Message’

A groundbreaking collaboration between SICK and AutoCoding Systems has resulted in the launch of the first fully-automatic smart vision inspection system for printed coding and marking on food, pharmaceutical and other consumer goods packaging. The 4Sight Automatic Print Inspection System can…

  • 15/05/2019

Pregis announces restructuring of its European operations

Protective packaging specialists, Pregis, is announcing the restructuring of its European business operations to create a platform for future growth. Its recently acquired FP International’s European operations will be combined with UK based, Pregis Ltd. The latter, formerly known as…

  • 24/04/2019

Macsa ID UK to show upgraded iLaserbox 450 compact laser marking work station

Macsa ID UK Ltd – a division of Barcelona-based laser coding, marking and scoring equipment manufacturer, Macsa ID – will be showing its upgraded iLaserbox 450 laser marking work station at the Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Show. Ideal for first time laser users, the more…

  • 15/01/2019

German packaging law updates: less than a month to comply

UK companies which sell goods to Germany have less than a month to comply with the country’s updated packaging laws or face fines of up to €200,000. Businesses could also be prohibited from selling goods on the German market if they fail to adhere to the new legislation. All companies…

  • 11/12/2018

Smurfit Kappa’s ‘Better Planet Packaging’ heralds another step forward on its sustainability journey

Packaging leader Smurfit Kappa has launched the ‘Smurfit Kappa Better Planet Packaging’ initiative to open the future of sustainable packaging. Launched at its European Management Conference in Berlin last week, the new initiative builds on the company’s expertise in packaging…

  • 12/09/2018

New business manager announced at ULMA Packaging UK

ULMA Packaging UK has appointed James Couldwell as business manager for the South of England, following two years of service with the leading packaging machinery provider. Couldwell, who previously acted as the Financial Controller at ULMA Packaging UK, has implemented several successful business…

  • 21/08/2018

Smurfit Kappa's packaging innovation recognised in the WorldStar Awards

Smurfit Kappa has won awards for innovative automotive and Point of Sale (POS) packaging solutions in the renowned WorldStar Packaging Awards. The first product was the engaging AlphaBooks display produced for the IF gifts company. Smurfit Kappa designers created a bespoke POS display which gave a…

  • 10/05/2018

‘Substance and style approach’ to reign in 2018, predicts Antalis Packaging

Booming online retail sales are set to drive demand for “substance and style” packaging innovations in 2018, predicts Antalis as UK businesses, competing to inject that all-important ‘wow’ factor into the customer experience at home, embrace solutions combining greater…

  • 05/01/2018