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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

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
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