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Packaging and Converting Intelligence September 2004

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Sustainable equations In today's market, the eco-aware consumer cannot avoid being bombarded with information about sustainable development. Ian Dent, CEO of the Packaging Federation, looks at how businesses... > read more
A degree of flexibility David Atkinson looks at the current advances in UV cured ink systems for flexible package...

Protect and print As end-users call for coatings and films that are more flexible and resistant, developers are attempting to meet their needs with innovative films and coatings that are suitable for digital...

Competitive ink Keri Allen examines the ways in which ink manufacturers are addressing the demands made upon printers for high definition and shorter run...

Colour schemes Keri Allen discusses the importance of colour management in printing to establish a uniform brand identity around the...

A flexible future Packaging and Converting Intelligence investigates the boom of the flexible pouch industry, and asks industry leaders for their opinions on its future...

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A feel for dispenser technology
Anthony Clark examines how the feel of packaging can help to lure consumers away from habitual purchases of cosmetics and personal care...

Active research
Throughout history, packaging has protected food. George Sadler, professor of packaging at Illinois Institute of Technology, discusses the development of containers that can actively enhance...

Candid camera
Packaging and Converting Intelligence talks to Graham Lewis, head of high-speed video business at Keymed, and Robert Westerkamp, senior sales and marketing executive at Selo, about the need...

Information and innovation
Carl Olsmats, general secretary of the WPO, discusses the key ideas and developments that will feature in this issue of Packaging and Converting...

Patient progress
Due to stringent legislative restrictions, pharmaceutical companies expect a high standard of quality and service from packagers, and these expectations are rising...

PET: The shape of things to come
In the past year, there has been renewed interest in PET bottling of beer. Phil Gunning, vice president of sales and marketing at Amcor PET Packaging, discusses the development of this...

Plastic fantastic?
Since plastic structures for packaging were first introduced, there has been one objective: to simulate the barrier properties of glass or metal. Professor Aaron Brody of the University of...

Radio waves
Simon Marsden, principal consultant at Pira, looks at the ways in which radio frequency identification can improve traceability in the supply chain, and the global effort to unify its...

Stand and Deliver
Dennis Calamusa, of Alliedflex™ Technologies Inc, discusses the manifold benefits of stand-up pouch...

Wrapping up the rules
Sébastien Fily, international packaging development manager at Roche Consumer Healthcare, discusses the impact of new regulations on packing technologies for pharmaceutical and...