Issue 19

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The first-ever Indie Beer Can Festival illustrated the rise of the beer can. We find out more about how the image of the can has changed over time.

In the latest issue of Inside Packaging we also take a look back at the most interesting designs from the last year, as well as going behind the scenes at the Danone Research Packaging Centre to learn more about what goes into making the perfect packaging.

Moreover, we profile the new antimicrobial technology that addresses poultry contamination in the supply chain, explore how the African manufacturing and packaging market is taking off and find out more about the importance of design for brand managers.

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In this issue

Can It
The can has received some bad press over the years but trends suggest its status may be changing. Margot Knight discusses how the first-ever Indie Beer Can Festival showcases the rise of the beer can.
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Pushing Forward Design
As 2014 comes to a close, Stephanie Phillips roundups the most interesting packaging designs that were seen this year.
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Behind the Scenes
Taking a packaging design from concept to reality can be a lengthy and strenuous process. Stephanie Phillips goes behind the scenes at the Danone Research Packaging Centre to discover what goes into making the perfect packaging.
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Battling Bacteria
Research by the UK Food Standards Agency shows that 59% of shop bought chicken is contaminated by Campylobacter. Margot Knight finds out how LINPAC Packaging and Addmaster’s unique packaging solution is addressing the problem.
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Out of Africa
The African continent is gaining more economic power. Along with power comes the willingness to showcase the best of its upcoming industry. Sonia Sharma takes a look at the recently launched AfriStar Awards.
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Enduring Brands
For many brand managers looking to make their mark during a long tenure on a product or category, packaging design is a quick and highly visible change. Adrian Collins, MD at Ziggurat Brands, discusses.
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Next Issue: January 2014

Few elements have as much impact on how a product is used as caps and closures. We speak to industry leaders about the need for innovation in the closures market.

As the trend for all natural continues we investigate the trend for natural-looking packaging, ask how the opening of the world’s first packaging free supermarket will affect the industry and look at the demand for alternative easy open packaging in the convenience food market.

Moreover, we take an in-depth look at the new EU regulations for food labelling and, finally, we speak to industry experts to discover how the industry can educate consumers about packaging.

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