All articles by Julian Turner

Julian Turner

BillerudKorsnäs AB develops world’s first stretchable paper

BillerudKorsnäs AB, a leading producer and supplier of fibre-based packaging solutions, has developed a cost-effective and environmentally sound alternative to plastic called FibreForm – the first 3D formable (stretchable) paper.

Ahead in the cloud: PantoneLIVE revolutionises brand colour management

Standardising brand colour integrity on all substrates for all printing processes, across the entire workflow, from design concept to retail store shelves, has long been the Holy Grail for the packaging sector – now the PantoneLIVE programme may finally have made it a reality. Julian Turner talks to a trio of industry experts about the challenge of delivering and managing colour DNA in the cloud.

Can-do attitude: dispelling myths about beverage can recycling

UK trade body the Can Makers has joined forces with the British Film Institute to launch a nationwide student film-making competition, aimed at raising awareness about drinks can recycling among young people. Julian Turner talks to Can Makers chairman Geoff Courtney and dispels some of the myths surrounding the recycling process.

Safety first: the great BPA debate

Messages surrounding the safety of bisphenol A are becoming increasingly confused. Rod James speaks to Dr Anna Federica Castoldi of the European Food Safety Authority and Nick Mullin of the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association about the main arguments on the subject of BPA, and how the packaging industry would survive without it.

Recycled content: best practice made perfect

Katherine O’Dea of GreenBlue, a US-based non-profit organisation that promotes sustainable business practices, talks to Packaging & Converting Intelligence about
a recent study into the opportunities and challenges surrounding the use of recycled content in fibre-based packaging applications.

Proceed with caution: global packaging industry trends

Industry analyst Canadean looks at how the changing economic climate may shape the global packaging industry over the next year and what opportunities this new landscape may offer, and warns that optimism is waning among some of the major players.

Untapped potential: in-mould labelling opportunities

In-mould labelling may still be in its infancy, but the benefits in terms of image quality, flexibility and cost-efficiency are clear. Dr William Llewellyn, vice-president and senior consultant, AWA Alexander Watson Associates, looks at in-mould labelling technologies, markets and opportunities – and explains why communication and collaboration between all stakeholders throughout the supply chain is crucial to success.

Migration of mineral oil hydrocarbons: it’s time to pull together

In light of the recent European Food Safety Authority study into mineral oil hydrocarbons, Andrew Tunnicliffe looks at how this research could act as a call to arms for the wider packaging community – and how some have already taken the initiative and acted first.

Press ahead: the future of digital printing

As technology continues to reshape the way we conduct business, its impact on the printing model continues to be felt throughout the packaging industry. Digital techniques appear to be advancing at a rapid rate, but are they living up to their promise? Andrew Tunnicliffe reports.

Perfect score: Walmart’s packaging scorecard

Unveiled five years ago, Walmart’s packaging scorecard has significantly changed the way today’s companies source their packaged goods. Ron Sasine, senior director of the group’s packaging procurement division, gives Ross Davies an overview of the initiative, which has seen the retail giant work with both suppliers and manufacturers to improve sustainability across the board.