Issue 20

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The intricate area of caps and closures should be further looked into. We speak to packaging manufacturers and big brands about the need for more innovation in this market.

In the latest issue of Inside Packaging we also find out how natural packaging is helping shape the supermarket aisles as a different approach is being taken, in addition to learning about Germany’s first packaging free store.

Moreover, we explore the alternatives for easy opening packaging in the convenience market, analyse the new legislation for food packaging and allergen information in the European Union, and look at possible solutions between food and packaging waste.

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In this issue

No Cap on Innovation
Few elements have as much impact on how a product is used as caps and closures. Jim Banks speaks to packaging manufacturers and big brands about the need for innovation in this area.
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Natural Touch
As the trend for all natural foods continues, the food produce market has started to reflect the same messages through its packaging. Sonia Sharma profiles this fresh approach.
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Packaging Free Zone
Germany’s first packaging free store was met with fevered anticipation, but is the store and many others like it, an inevitable result of the backlash against packaging? Stephanie Phillips finds out more.
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Easy Open Packs
A new survey by Canadean has found that one in five (22%) of consumers consider tinned food difficult to open. Charlotte Richardson Andrews considers the demand for alternative easy open packaging in the convenience food market.
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Legislating the Industry
With the new European Union regulations concerning food packaging and allergen information getting increasingly closer, Sonia Sharma finds out whether the guidelines have been a welcome change.
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Waste Not, Want Not
Many consumers make a connection between packaging and food waste, but fail to realise that proper use of packaging can help to prevent food waste, rather than cause it. Margot Knight looks into the problem and its potential solutions.
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Next Issue: March 2014

Analysis by packaging company Smurfit Kappa has discovered that brands are missing a significant marketing opportunity by overlooking shelf ready packaging. We find out how brands can utilise shelf ready packaging.

Also, we look at how Amcor addresses the area of sustainability, discover recent innovations in child-resistant packaging, speak to Sunniva to discover how the company revamped a mature product for a crowded market and discover the new ways to market brands to appeal to the healthy consumer.

Moreover, we ask whether pharma companies delay in implementing strategies to to achieve compliance with the forthcoming EU Safety Features regulations in the EU’s Falsified Medicines Directive (EU-FMD) will lead to a significant shake up in pharma manufacturing.

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