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  • Fresh for the fight

    Military logistical operations move enormous amounts of packaged food around the world. It is a perfect breeding ground for new packaging technologies that bring tangible improvements to the packaging industry,...

  • Colourless Colour

    The natural world produces colours from seemingly transparent substances. Patricia Pineau, research director at L'Oréal, explains to PCI exactly how this happens, and how the process can be adopted for...

  • Intelligent Design

    The possibilities that smart packaging offers are vast and unpredictable. Dr Peter Harrop of IDTechEx runs through some of the exciting and impressive technologies available to the packaging industry.

  • Smartly Wrapped

    Smart packaging can dramatically improve security and logistical issues. John Hayward, manager of packaging engineering, describes how smart packaging has been adopted at Hewlett Packard.

  • Counterfeit: Stemming The Tide

    The proliferation of counterfeit goods around the world in the last few years has forced producers to change how they do things. Timothy Trainer of the Global Intellectual Property Strategy...

  • Star Students

    With IMPZ and the GPTF taking place in Dubai, it seems the city is becoming an important venue for packaging events. The WSS competition shows that such events can promote...

  • Bottle Top

    Bottling is a fast-changing market, with consumers' tastes fickle. John T Cahill, CEO of the Pepsi Bottling Group, explains how to stay ahead of the competition and develop.

  • Versatility drives demand

    Glass has long been the packaging material of choice for many in the industry largely due to its versatility and the wide variety of choice and flexibility around colour, transparency,...

  • Intelligent packaging excites consumers

    The potential benefits of RFID are still to be fully understood by both manufacturers and consumers. Some industry practitioners sit down to discuss the future direction of RFID.

  • The carton of the future

    Paperboard and plastic are the two most popular packaging materials for recyclable materials. Members from both sides of the industry put forward their arguments for long-term sustainability.

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