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Analysis

  • PP is closing in on PET

    Dr Surendra Agarwal of Kraft Foods spells out the numerous advantages offered by polypropylene compared to PET, and speculates on what the future may hold.

  • Critical label compliance

    As regulatory requirements become increasingly strict, correctly designed labelling machines promise to make compliance relatively easy, assures John Clayton of Newman Labelling Systems.

  • The Harmful Effects of UV Light Exposure

    Based on research showing the detrimental effects of UV exposure, Dr Daniel Connor of Milliken Chemical states that the way forward for Pet packaging is to add UV protection.

  • A Code for Patient Safety

    Rich Hollander of Pfizer explains how the fairly simple inclusion of barcodes on unit-dose blister packs can reduce medication errors significantly.

  • Retailers Face Myriad Challenges

    Terry Robins of Sainsbury's supermarkets investigates trends in retail packaging and the consequences of growing environmental concern among customers.

  • Education in the name of progress

    WPO education officer Keith Pearson stresses the importance of continuous education and training in the packaging sector, and looks at the crucial role that WPO plays here.

  • A major step for Ghana

    A new Packaging Institute is set to further Ghana's packaging industry through cooperation with stakeholders, research and training, says Kofi Essuman, president of the institute.

  • Digital printing comes of age

    While digital printing still faces competition from established technologies, Packaging Technology International estimates that its advantages will lead to a sustained boom in demand in the coming years.

  • The rise and rise of aluminium foil

    Aluminium foil may be thinner and lighter these days, but it is selling in ever- greater weight quantities. Why has it proved to be an increasingly popular packaging material?

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