New Features information at Packaging Gateway New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Packaging Gateway 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 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 Pointless waste: the problem with disposable coffee cups The takeaway coffee industry is growing at an incredible rate in the western world, but it turns out all those disposable coffee cups might be harder to recycle than first thought. Elliot Gardner finds out more about the problem and what’s being done… Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:00:00 GMT Smart packaging: how augmented reality is revolutionising the sector Augmented reality could change every aspect of business, and the packaging sector is no different. Elliot Gardner speaks to an AR expert to see what changes we can expect in the not-so-distant future. Thu, 08 Jun 2017 12:38:00 GMT May's top stories: Toray Plastics' new PET films, Unilever's new plastic recycling technology Toray Plastics (America) has introduced PET films for use in gamma irradiation sterilisation packaging applications, and Unilever, along with Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV, has developed a new application fo… Sun, 04 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Inside Packaging – Market Focus Special Issue – June 2017 In this issue: The latest research, insights and analysis from GlobalData, including key business trends, closures and cold drinks. Thu, 25 May 2017 16:49:00 GMT Marine plastic: Corona pledges to reduce use of plastic packaging Corona has partnered with Parley for the Oceans to combat the issue of plastic found in our world’s oceans, but what is the company doing to lessen the impact of its own plastic packaging on the planet? Elliot Gardner finds out more. Wed, 17 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT April's top stories: Biome Bioplastics unveils bio-based plastics, Silgan buys WestRock’s dispensing systems Biome Bioplastics has developed a new range of bio-based plastic materials for use in the manufacture of disposable cups, lids, and coffee pods, and Silgan has acquired WestRock’s dispensing systems business for $1.025bn. Packaging-gateway wraps up k… Tue, 02 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Inside Packaging Magazine: Issue 34 In this issue of Inside Packaging we look at track and trace technology, smart solutions and much more. Tue, 02 May 2017 15:20:00 GMT Augmented reality and predictive maintenance: the future of the packaging workplace With the business world focusing on digitisation and industry 4.0, the packaging sector has the potential to be heavily affected by changes within the workplace. Elliot Gardner looks at some of the information coming out of Hannover Messe 2017 from T… Mon, 01 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT Will a deposit return scheme boost Britain’s plastic bottle recycling rates? Plastic bottle recycling rates in the UK are significantly lower than for several of its European neighbours. The UK and Scottish Governments are reportedly considering implementing a plastic bottle deposit return scheme, providing customers with a f… Mon, 10 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Women in packaging: the road to a gender-diverse industry Packaging is traditionally a male-dominated industry, but with initiatives like Women in Packaging, workplaces are becoming more and more diverse. Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:47:00 GMT