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Analysis

  • Convenience Food Advantage

    Packaging and sealing solutions are key to winning and retaining consumers, with quality and utility central to this goal. Some of the industry's leading players reveal the advantages they can...

  • A Branding all of their Own

    A €100bn market, the private-label (own brand) foods business is a rapidly growing sector that relies on packaging design expertise at every step, from materials specification through to photography. PCI...

  • WPO promotes packaging

    The packaging markets are constantly in flux, what with new technology, demographics and international development. Dr Carl Olsmats, general secretary of the World Packaging Organisation and research manager for strategic...

  • Outward improvement

    Once the poor relation of the packaging world, contract packing has seen itself develop into an efficient means of creating variation. With several advantages becoming apparent, Will North explains just...

  • Flexible issues all wrapped up

    Why is flexible packaging such an attractive proposition for the industry and the consumer? How is the market currently performing? What can we expect from R&D? Where do we stand...

  • An inkling of things to come

    The potential of RFID is becoming apparent across the spectrum of packaging, and other industries. However, before it can spread to all products it must become cheaper. Dr Daniel Engels,...

  • Making RFID Affordable

    RFID promises many potential benefits to industry, as it facilitates tracking of items, stocktaking and ordering. While there is a strong case for the technology, cost is one factor limiting...

  • Smart packaging moves pharma forward

    An ageing population and a high level of preventable medical errors are just two reasons for more sophisticated drug packaging and delivery. Dr Peter Harrop of IDTechEx describes the vital...

  • Sustainable equations

    In today's market, the eco-aware consumer cannot avoid being bombarded with information about sustainable development. Ian Dent, CEO of the Packaging Federation, looks at how businesses should balance environmental concerns...

  • A degree of flexibility

    David Atkinson looks at the current advances in UV cured ink systems for flexible package printing.

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