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APPG for packaging industry officially reformed

APPG for packaging industry officially reformed

The Packaging Federation has announced that the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Packaging Manufacturing Industry has been reformed following June’s snap general election. Mark Pawsey, Conservative MP for Rugby & Bulkington, remains chair & registered contact. The other officers are: Peter Aldous, Vice Chair, (Conservative), Tom Tugendhat (Conservative) and Ian C. Lucas, treasurer (Labour). OtherRead More

LabelExpo 2017

HP is set to demonstrate its latest technology driving the conversion of labels and packaging printing from analogue to digital at Labelexpo 2017. Taking place 25-28 September 25-28 in Brussels, HP will showcase the HP Indigo’s with its GEM technology, enabling the application of fully digital graphic embellishments in one pass. Developed with JetFX, GEMRead More

New design for nutrients: Doppelherz sparkles with effervescent IML packaging from Sanner

Bensheim/Flensburg, Germany, July 5, 2017 – Food supplements are in vogue, especially effervescent tablets with vitamins and minerals. However, their practical packaging usually lacks an exciting design. To increase attention at point-of-sale for their “Doppelherz” effervescent tablets, Queisser Pharma now relies on the IML Brilliance® tubes from Sanner. Combined with the proven desiccant closures, theRead More

Coca-Cola European Partners marks fifth year of Plastipak partnership

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has marked five years since investing in a pioneering initiative to transform plastics recycling in the UK. The anniversary comes as CCEP passed the milestone of sourcing 50,000 tonnes of food-grade recycled plastic (rPET) for its portfolio of products sold in Britain. The original joint venture in 2012 marked a stepRead More

Sonoco swoops for $170m Clear Lam Packaging

Sonoco has acquired Clear Lam Packaging in a $170m (£133m) deal to expand its flexible packaging arm. Illionis-based Clear Lam Packaging develops and manufactures flexible and rigid packaging materials for food and non food applications including fresh and processed foods, personal health care products, electronics, household products and industrial products. With a workforce of aroundRead More

Dell sustainability report highlights ocean plastic packaging drive

The “2020 Legacy of Good” update is centred around corporate social responsibility initiatives toward communities, people, the environment and the supply chain following the Dell/EMC merger. Dell exceeded the initial 2020 goal of using 50 million pounds of sustainable materials in its products and adjusted the goal to use 100 million pounds of recycled-content plasticRead More

Recycling for plastic packaging arrives

All those plastic bags floating around after shopping expeditions can now be recycled under a joint initiative between the retail sector, the packaging industry and the Government. The Love New Zealand Soft Plastics Recycling programme was launched in Dunedin yesterday, and will enable soft plastics and soft packaging such as shopping bags, bread bags, frozenRead More