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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Designing pharmaceutical packaging is more complex, costly and challenging than ever before, as manufacturers and brand-owners look to balance market, compliance and sustainability concerns with patient demands for user-friendly, age-specific dispensing solutions. Keith Allen, technical manager at GlaxoSmithKline, reveals how smart packaging could hold the key.
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.
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.
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.
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.