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Issue 17

In the last of our four part series we profile the latest trends for the New Year including the ‘sensorial overload’ movement, as well as looking at how digital printing can be advantageous to brands in the future.

We also discover how packaging has changed to cater to busy, modern life with innovative delivery systems that allow food and drink to be consumed on the move, in addition to exploring how bioplastics are being isolated from shrimp shells.

Moreover, we find out how plain tobacco packaging plans could change the industry and look at how the concerns over reducing food waste could be helped by glass packaging.

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In this issue

Trends for 2015: Rich and Playful
As packaging designers gear up for next year we look at the key trends for 2015. In the last of a four feature series, Lucy Ingham profiles the ‘sensorial overload’ trend, combining vivid colours with crafted details.
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Digitally Speaking
The market for digital printing has grown exponentially due to run length reduction and the ability to personalise products. Charlotte Richardson Andrews discovers how brands can benefit from digital printing in the future.
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On the Move
As our lifestyles become more active and hectic, new delivery systems and packaging are needed to consume food and drink on the move. Sonia Sharma finds out more about this trend.
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Under the Sea
To meet the needs of a packaging industry desperate for bioplastics, researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute developed a method of manufacturing objects using bioplastic isolated from shrimp shells. Stephanie Phillips finds out more.
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Keep It Simple
Branding-free tobacco packaging has been a hot topic for the government, health ministers, retailers and cigarette companies. Sonia Sharma investigates how plain packaging could change the face of smoking.
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Made of Glass
Although concern over reducing food waste continues, little attention is being paid to how glass packaging can help. Stephanie Phillips discusses how glass can be used in the packaging world.
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Next Issue: September 2014

Marks & Spencer’s plans to trial a new laser fruit labeling technology that allows brands to print straight on to the fruit surface without damaging the skin. We speak to the developers of this new technology, Laser Food.

Also in the next issue, we look at how Pots & Co use ceramics and artisan-quality packaging design to stand out in a crowded market, we speak to beer industry leaders at the Canadean beer conference and profile Dassault Systemes who have created a virtual shop to showcase new packaging lines for manufacturers.

Moreover, we profile the new packaging innovation Handle-It; a reusable cup holder that allows the user to carry a drink with just one finger and find out how even in tough economic times brands continue to seek new ways for consumers to experience luxury.

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