New Article information at Packaging Gateway New and updated information from Article listed on en-us New Article information at Packaging Gateway Coca-Cola GB’s new recycling plans, big step forward or drop in the fizzy brown ocean? In early July Coca-Cola announced a change to their recycling strategy in the UK, with plans to double recycled plastic content in bottles to 50% from 25%. Elliot Gardner finds out more. Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:15:00 GMT How can innovative pack designs add value to baby products? The arrival of a baby is a life-changing event for many parents, requiring them to adjust to a different lifestyle and face various challenges. Eloise McLennan draws on GlobalData research to examine new packaging innovations that add benefits to bab… Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Smart solutions: using IoT technology to abolish bar queues Absolut-owned coconut flavoured alcohol brand Malibu last year launched two smart packaging solutions, one of which allows bar goers the ability to order a drink refill without having to leave their chair. Katie Woodward finds out more from the manuf… Wed, 09 Aug 2017 09:16:00 GMT July's top stories: Francis Ford releases wine cans, UK prefer plastic-free aisles in supermarkets Francis Ford Coppola Winery releases Diamond Collection wines in cans, Survey finds UK consumers support plastic-free aisles in supermarkets and ACE claims 66% of UK's local authorities collect beverage cartons for recycling. wr… Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT A history of heritage: how do beauty companies build up their brand? Fonts, colours and designs are crucial elements of packaging. Eloise McLennan explores how beauty companies create their brand history through design. Fri, 04 Aug 2017 10:55:00 GMT Wasted space: reducing the size of snack food packaging Marks and Spencer has redesigned its snack packaging, reducing the amount of empty space in crisp and popcorn packets. Elliot Gardner looks into the impact of the move and asks why ‘thin air’ is needed at all. Fri, 04 Aug 2017 07:45:00 GMT A sustainable future: rethinking materials from fossil fuel Can everything that’s made from fossil fuels today be made from wood tomorrow? Karl Henrik CEO at Stora Enso explains how anything you can do with fossil fuel in terms of materials you can do with a tree. Wed, 02 Aug 2017 09:35:00 GMT Treofan Zacapu Plant Expansion German biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films manufacturer Treofan Group announced plans to install a new manufacturing line at its plant in Zacapu, Michoacan, Mexico, in July 2017. Tue, 01 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT A clear mission: working towards more sustainable options Sustainability is arguably one of the biggest drivers in creating new packages. Sonia Sharma finds out how the industry is working towards this aim. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 09:13:00 GMT Unboxing videos: how can this phenomenon influence consumer decisions? Social media influencers are now a key aspect of any good marketing strategy but how are they impacting consumer buying decisions? Sarah Power investigates how the unboxing videos of vloggers, bloggers and instagrammers are encouraging consumer spend… Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Inside Packaging – Market Focus Special Issue – August 2017 In this issue: The latest research, insights and analysis from GlobalData, including trends in the packaging industry and how pack designs can add value to baby products Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:06:00 GMT Clean labels: the importance of product transparency The health and wellness trend has had a large effect on the packaging industry. Sarah Power finds out what ‘clean label’ means and whether companies are embracing it. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:41:00 GMT Brand interactivity: consumer engagement within beverages Previously just an inert delivery medium, packaging is rapidly becoming an active component of a product, enabling firms to engage with customers and monitor the integrity of their wares. Barry Mansfield looks at how the latest developments in ‘smart… Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Flexible Solutions: are packs meeting consumer demands? With a large percentage of flexible solutions now incorporating reclose systems, the industry needs to question if current products meet consumer expectations. Andy Singh finds out more. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 10:19:00 GMT Are packaging manufacturers doing enough for visually impaired consumers? While legislation is in place to ensure visually impaired individuals have braille information on their pharmaceutical goods, is enough being done in other consumer areas to ensure everyone is catered for? Elliot Gardner speaks to Color Me Blind pack… Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:26:00 GMT Kendall Packaging’s Pittsburg Facility Expansion, Kansas Kendall Packaging is building a $10m expansion of its manufacturing facility in Pittsburg, Kansas, US. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Sharing Experiences: promotional packaging campaigns are proving to be successful For big name brands, promotional campaigns are a significant feature of drinks marketing, but now some brands are expanding their strategy to involve consumers. Eloise McLennan examines how packaging can be used to drive consumer engagement Sun, 09 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Larger players: how can smaller suppliers enhance their presence? Packaging is one of the world’s most lucrative and competitive industries, primarily driven by big market players with a level of customer reach and influence that is difficult to beat. Paul Black, CEO at sales-i discusses how smaller suppliers can c… Wed, 05 Jul 2017 11:51:00 GMT June's top stories: Cortec's corrosion protection boxes, DS Smith to buy 80% of Interstate Resources Cortec to introduce corrosion protection boxes, DS Smith sign deal to acquire 80% of Interstate Resources for $920m. Packaging-gateway wraps up key headlines from June, 2017. Tue, 04 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Inside Packaging Magazine: Issue 35 In this issue of Inside Packaging we look at paper solutions, the ecommerce landscape and much more. Tue, 04 Jul 2017 11:24:00 GMT