Dedicated industry forums take on packaging’s hottest topics

Experts from major brands, such as Coca-Cola, Ella’s Kitchen and REN Clean Skincare, will take to the stage as part of the dedicated industry forums for the beauty, food and drink sectors at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2019. The show, which returns to Olympia on 11 & 12 September, will tackle the key subjects of sustainability, packaging design and branding, during its CPD accredited conference programme

Rocketing orders result in more investment by Advanced Dynamics

Advanced Dynamics Ltd has announced a further investment of around £250,000 this year in its Bradford-based facility to help meet the filling and labelling machine specialist’s bulging order book. Establishing a foothold in new markets with its Pack Leader range, Advanced Dynamics’ simple philosophy of putting the customer’s needs first must be striking the right chord as the decision to improve facilities, boost the workforce and implement a rebranding exercise comes against a backdrop of a predicted growth in turnover of 25%.

Digitizing packs and packaging

You might be wondering how the pack enters the Pack Cloud, transforms into a digital asset in the form of a studio photograph, 360º photograph, or a 3D model, and travels throughout Webpac's brand-supplier online ecosystems.

Celebrating 10 years of the quiet revolution

The revolution in the handling of both wet and dry goods in food production environments is celebrating its tenth anniversary. The Sæplast B2000 PE features an easy-to-clean design and meets the highest hygiene standards, including DIN 9797. User-friendly features include a pointed slope that directs the dumping outflow in the desired direction.

Smurfit Kappa sees surge of interest in sustainable packaging solutions for fresh produce

Smurfit Kappa has seen a marked increase in the number of companies seeking sustainable packaging alternatives for fresh fruit and vegetables. Portuguese grape producer Pomares do Sol approached Smurfit Kappa with the intention of finding a solution that would meet its sustainability requirements, increase the profile of its brand and have the capacity to withstand the journey through a complex and demanding supply chain.

Californian wine brand Böen partners with Guala Closures and SharpEnd to launch first NFC-enabled wine bottles in the United States

Californian wine brand Böen, part of Copper Cane Wines & Provisions by Joseph Wagner, announces itself as the first United States wine brand to deploy Near-Field Communication technology to date. This new technology, developed by technological visionaries Guala Closures and SharpEnd, gives consumers instant access to information about the wine they are purchasing simply by tapping the bottle’s cap with their smartphone.

New spirits brand launches first product with unique packaging from Croxsons

Leading glass-packaging company, Croxsons, has helped Monmouthshire-based Silver Circle Distillery launch their first product, Wye Valley Gin, with a distinctive bottle and closure. In looking to develop a vibrant, dynamic spirits brand, the new craft spirits producer was after an impactful primary packaging solution synonymous with the essence of the Wye Valley.

Connect to nature: Making supply chains sustainable


In the next part of our Connect to Nature series, we take a look at how connected packaging can help supply chains become more sustainable and efficient. Connected packaging powers more than a gateway for communication. It can actually help producers improve sustainability within their supply chains.

Pregis joins Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier network

Pregis LLC, a leading protective packaging materials and automated systems manufacturer, has joined the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier (APASS) network. As part of the APASS network, Pregis can certify that packages meet the requirements of Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging programs and its 3 tiers of certification.

Bottles help deliver a soup-erior experience

A major disruptor in the prepared soups market is providing a new taste and well-being experience with the help of custom-moulded bottles from M&H Corby, a company of Berry Global. The distinctive rectangular-shaped bottle creates a strong impression on-shelf with the soups clearly visible to emphasise their natural properties.

Amcor designs lightweight PET bottles for pasteurized beer in Brazil

Amcor has adapted its leading-edge design technology to develop the first polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles for pasteurized beer in Brazil. The company designed custom 600 milliliter containers for beverage maker New Age Bebidas, Leme, São Paulo, that feature the beauty of a glass-like, champagne-style base combined with the convenience of lightweight and shatter resistant PET.

Pollards enhances quality with additional investment

Rigid box specialist Pollard Group, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, has invested a further £200,000 in new equipment for its Leicestershire factory. The company has installed a Lamina 1116 Blackline fully-auto litho sheet laminator, in particular to meet the demands of a significant new order from a major high street retailer.

Antares Vision introduces traceability solution with consumer engagement capabilities

Antares Vision, global leader in visual inspection systems, track & trace solutions and smart data management, has introduced TrackMyWay, a next-generation track & trace platform providing dialogue between various stakeholders throughout a product’s supply chain journey and lifecycle. This new tech product aims to further protect and guarantee the transparency of production processes and distribution channels along with keeping increasingly sophisticated consumers informed about the products they purchase.

Ardagh partners with Mountain Culture Kombucha

Ardagh has partnered with Mountain Culture Kombucha to introduce a new 12oz glass bottle design for its kombucha, which features a convenient, twist-off cap. In an effort to differentiate its products, Mountain Culture Kombucha chose to package its product in a 12oz glass amber bottle that would offer UV protection for the live organisms within the kombucha.

Research shows consumers' understanding of plastic film recycling has a long way to go

bpi protec, a company of Berry Global, has released the detailed findings of a study to identify consumers’ understanding regarding the recyclability of plastic films. The major quantitative research asked over 1,000 UK consumers their opinion on a variety of questions in relation to plastic film recycling, with the full results revealed at the Environmental Packaging Summit.

Biopac expands product range as it joins forces with BioPak Pty

Biopac UK Ltd is joining forces with Australia’s leading providers of eco-friendly food packaging, BioPak Pty. Both companies were acquired by Duni AB last year, with the vision to bring the best of all companies to the UK, allowing all companies to work towards their shared goal of preserving and protecting the environment for current and future generations.

Huhtamaki launches new compostable double wall cup

Huhtamaki has launched its new compostable Bioware Impresso double walled hot cup. Adding to Huhtamaki’s existing Bioware compostable range, this new cup in a mixed sleeve of white and green designs utilizes the unique Impresso bubble emboss which provides enhanced insulation and a tactile touch for the holder.

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