Analysis

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • Waste legislation under review

    The European Union Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste raises many questions, not least the need for a more innovative approach towards waste management.

  • The popularity of PET packaging

    Why is PET packaging the most widely used plastic packaging material? part of the answer is that its attributes are many and its future opportunities extensive.

  • Packaging vital to differentiation

    If new food products are to survive in the future, the packaging industry must keep pace with the constant development of shapes, materials and technology.

  • Designing smart labels

    A recognition tag on an existing anaesthetic represents an early groundbreaking example of the use of radio frequency identification.

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