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Packaging and Converting Intelligence March 2008

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Hats off, latino-style Improved economic performance and sophisticated consumer demands are driving demand for packaging within Latin America. Euromonitor International’s Peta Conn provides a detailed analysis on... > read more
Impact Zone The ecological impact of new materials for the packaging sector should be at the heart of the development cycle. Martin Kay, Pira International, tells Jim Banks how environmental considerations...

All Roads Lead to Growth Demand for cartonboard in the US and Western Europe is relatively static. That said, the environmental performance of the material could stimulate business. Demand is also rising in the...

Guessing game From airline parts to pharmaceuticals, brands are under attack from counterfeiters. Yet no one knows the true extent of the problem and no fool-proof solution has been found. Only a...

Ride the Wave of Innovation The packaging industry thrives on improving products to address challenges. Advances in inks, labelling, printing and packaging open up many opportunities for the industry, and the IOP:...

Unmask the Fakes The fight against counterfeit drug sales comes up against many obstacles. One of the most frustrating is a lack of political will to crack down on the culprits. Andrew Jackson, Novartis, tells...

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Dawn of Opportunity
A changing global market means the packaging industry must operate in new ways. Dr Carl Olsmats, general secretary of the World Packaging Organisation, tells PCI how companies must act now if...

Eastern Promise
The European folding carton market has been slow to follow trends in the US, where the industry has consolidated heavily, and is being reshaped by many forces on the demand and supply side....

Keep Pace
Brand development, smart packaging and the crucial need to drive innovation were among the hot topics debated at this year’s PACE Forum. Sarah Cowell reports on what some of the biggest names...

Locked-in Innovation
Craig E Densmore, Birds Eye Foods, talks to Barry Mansfield about the company’s ongoing plans to change the way food is managed and...

Packaging with Punch
The shelves in any major store are a battleground, where it is harder than ever to win the attention of the customer. Innovative package design is an important weapon, Mike Maggio, Johnson...

Print for Packagers
Drupa is one of the largest exhibitions within the print and graphic arts industry. This year it returns to Dusseldorf from 29 May to 11 June. PCI talks to Manuel Mataré, project...

Quest for Perfection
Danone is fuelling growth in its brands by building a packaging strategy that nurtures bright ideas from inside and outside the company. Jim Banks talks to Gilles Ghnassia and Andy Roberts...

Waste Not Want Not
Waste is an unavoidable element of the packaging and product lifecycle. Richard Inns, former global issue leader with Unilever R&D, explains what is being done and where producers need to go...