All articles by Elliot Gardner

  1. Discussing the packaging generation gap with Kantar TNS

    According to research carried out by market research and information group Kantar TNS, a generation gap has emerged among the…
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    9 May
  2. Paper packaging: using moulded fibre as a sustainable alternative

    With plastic being demonised throughout the packaging industry, many brands are looking at new ways to cut plastic out of…
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    5 Apr
  3. Could artificial intelligence fix the date labelling problem?

    Artificial intelligence (AI) could revolutionise the packaging line and fix the problems caused by full automation and human error, according…
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    12 Mar
  4. Edible circuits: the graphene printing breakthrough

    A research team at Rice University in Houston, Texas led by Professor James Tour has discovered a new graphene printing…
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    1 Mar
  5. Touch and go: tactile innovation in ‘best before’ date food labelling

    Use-by, sell-by and best-before dates on food and drink packaging lead to a monumental amount of waste, with consumers and…
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    5 Feb
  6. What does 2018 hold for the packaging industry?

    Packaging made headlines throughout 2017, and already in 2018 there have been wide-reaching developments in the industry. With new technology,…
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    18 Jan
  7. The next industrial revolution: Packaging and ‘Industry 4.0’

    It is a challenging time for the UK manufacturing industry. With one of the lowest productivity levels amongst leading industrialised…
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    12 Dec
  8. Something sweeter: creating plastic from sugarcane

    Most plastic varieties contain toxic chemicals and the very creation of plastic goods is often a harmful activity, making use…
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    30 Nov
  9. The UK budget: where does the packaging industry stand?

    The UK’s autumn 2017 budget has been revealed by the Chancellor Phillip Hammond, and as expected proposed changes to the…
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    22 Nov
  10. Iggesund: Apple’s not-so-secret sustainable packaging partner

    Swedish company Iggesund has worked to supply electronics giant Apple with materials for its packaging for over a decade, but…
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    7 Nov