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In this issue of Inside Packaging we look at fraudulent good such as counterfeit cosmetics and fragrances, which not only result in significant economic loss to the industry, but also pose a considerable risk to consumer health. We find out what role packaging and authentication techniques can play in this sector.

We also find out how glass is being utilised in pharmaceuticals, learn more about on-shelf appeal and profile the next industrial revolution.

Finally, we ask why a large majority of e-commerce deliveries are over-packaged and discover how manufacturers are improving the supply chain.

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Fighting the Fakes: Utilising technology within the supply chain
Counterfeit cosmetics and fragrances not only result in significant economic loss to the industry, but they also pose a considerable risk to consumer health. Sonia Sharma finds out more.
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Materials: Glass Packs for Pharmaceuticals
Drug giants Merck and Pfizer have teamed up with glass manufacturer Corning to create a solution for injectable drugs in vials and cartridges. Katie Woodward explores the benefits of glass packs for pharmaceuticals.
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On-Shelf Appeal: Driving anticipation through premium packaging
Luxury products, such as high-end personal care items, rely on stand-out packs to entice the consumer. Eloise McLennan explores how premium packaging can drive anticipation around luxury product offerings and deliver an enhanced consumer experience.
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The Next Industrial Revolution: Industry 4.0
As the manufacturing sector moves towards Industry 4.0, so too must the supply chain supporting it, particularly packaging, without which no goods can move.  Martin Leeming, CEO of Trakrap, looks at the challenges and opportunities the smart factory presents for the packaging industry.
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Over Packed: Unnecessary packaging in e-commerce
With online shopping becoming an essential for many consumers, retailers have been scrutinised over the amount of unnecessary packaging they use for their online orders. With figures showing that 40% of online shoppers are being sent deliveries with packaging that is too big for what they ordered, Callum Tyndall explores the issue.
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Technology advancement: the path to becoming irreplaceable
The advance of technology has made the manufacturing process faster and more accurate, which in turn means customers’ expectations are rapidly increasing. Thomas Kure Jakobsen, Managing Director Northern Europe at DS Smith finds out more.
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In the next issue of Inside Packaging we look at the role aesthetic labelling and decorative techniques play in the pack format, and how brands are adding value through visuals, such as special effects and printing capabilities.

We also look at cosmetic airless jars and the benefits it has over traditional packs, as well as discovering more about milk packaging that uses HDPE bottles and induction heat seal liners.

Finally, we analyse the male grooming market to find out how design and marketing is attracting this target audience, profile a new material with anti-microbial properties that has been launched in an attempt to extend food shelf life and reduce food waste.