Packaging Industry Calls for Raw Material Security

Posted by Christine Alford - Packaging International Reporter on 20/08/2012 - 04:35:00

Packaging Industry Calls for Raw Material Security

Bringing in raw materials from outside the UK could be detrimental to the packaging industry. UK Companies are calling on the government for raw material security.

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Could Printable Electronics Replace QR Codes?

Posted by Victoria Knowles - Packaging International Reporter on 14/08/2012 - 09:05:00

Could Printable Electronics Replace QR Codes?

South Korean researchers have developed small 'rectennas', a cross between an antenna and an AC/DC current converter which could replace QR code technology.

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China Has New Packaging Standards Set for 2013

Posted by Christine Alford - Packaging International Reporter on 13/08/2012 - 06:35:00

China Has New Packaging Standards Set for 2013

New Chinese food packaging regulations are set to come into practice in 2013 which will require basic nutritional information to appear on the packaging.

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Inspiration and Ideas expected at London’s 2012 Packaging Innovation Event

Posted by Christine Alford - Packaging International Reporter on 10/08/2012 - 07:05:00

Inspiration and Ideas expected at London’s 2012 Packaging Innovation Event

Packaging Innovations 2012 is set to take place in London between the 4th and 5th of October covering topics including sustainability and consumer emotions.

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Corrugated Packaging and UK Packing Industry Receive Praise

Posted by Christine Alford - Packaging International Reporter on 10/08/2012 - 05:55:00

Corrugated Packaging and UK Packing Industry Receive Praise

A recent survey by the Confederation of Paper Institutes (CPI) Corrugated Sector has revealed that corrugated retail ready packaging is becoming a must in the UK food and beverage industry.

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Unnecessary Red Tape Slashed from Packing Industry

Posted by Christine Alford - Packaging International Reporter on 09/08/2012 - 06:20:00

Unnecessary Red Tape Slashed from Packing Industry

The Minister of State for Energy has announced that 86 regulations are to be scrapped in an attempt to reduce unnecessary red tape from the packing industry and the pressure it puts on manufacturing.

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The First UK Store Switches to Electronic Shelf Labelling

Posted by Christine Alford - Packaging International Reporter on 07/08/2012 - 05:25:00

The First UK Store Switches to Electronic Shelf Labelling

A Nisa local store has become the first in the UK to use electronic shelf labels to display product information, such as price and bar-codes. The new system will free up staff for other duties as well as save paper

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Plain Packaging Laws Spark New Debate in India

Posted by Christine Alford - Packaging International Reporter on 06/08/2012 - 05:30:00

Plain Packaging Laws Spark New Debate in India

After a meeting between the Indian parliament and tobacco taskforce of health officials from Australia and India, the new laws on plain tobacco packaging is being carefully considered.

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Square SunnyD Bottle Reduces Carbon Footprint

Posted by Victoria Knowles - Packaging International Reporter on 02/08/2012 - 10:20:00

Square SunnyD Bottle Reduces Carbon Footprint

Sunny Delight have released their new, ergonomically designed square bottle which stores more easily within fridge doors and has helped to reduce the business' carbon footprint.

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Olympics Defend Outsourced Chinese Packaging

Posted by Victoria Knowles - Packaging International Reporter on 01/08/2012 - 06:30:00

Olympics Defend Outsourced Chinese Packaging

The London 2012 Olympic Organising Committee have defended their decision to use outsourced food packaging from China, in the face of criticism over sustainability

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