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Inside Packaging is the essential reading material for decision-makers in the packaging industry, bringing you the latest news and analysis in a visually stunning, interactive format. Produced by a team of experienced editors and contributors, this bi-monthly magazine brings together insights into key consumer and market trends and the latest developments in packaging, printing and labelling technologies and materials, making Inside Packaging the most exciting way to unwrap your industry updates.
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Issue 53 | July 2020
In this issue: We look at packaging for the visually impaired, and why brands should stop using accessibility as a marketing tool. We also ask if ocean plastic could bolster European R-PET markets, and hear from Tetra Pak about the company’s new fully-renewable carton package.
Issue 52 | May 2020
In this issue: We take a look at the rise of alternative materials in response to the UK’s plastic straw ban. We also delve into how European recycling markets are being impacted by Covid-19, as well as what to keep in mind when communicating sustainability to consumers, and more.
Issue 51 | March 2020
In this issue: We cast an eye on whether recycling ocean plastic could be an opportunity for the packaging industry, the potential of aluminium as an alternative material to plastic in drinks packaging, and more.
January 2020 Top
Issue 50 | January 2020
In this issue: Trends for 2020, new ideas for plastic-free cosmetics packaging, the pros and cons of plastic alternatives, progress in accessible packaging, and more.
2019 Yearbook Top
In this issue: A look back at the biggest packaging stories from the past year, including the quest for sustainability, the march of digitisation and more.
November 2019 Top
Issue 49 | November 2019
In this issue: Balancing luxury with sustainability, augmented reality brings packaging to life, caps and closures respond to emerging trends, and more.
September 2019 Top
Issue 48 | September 2019
In this issue: How younger consumers are driving packaging evolution, the politicisation of waste, keeping pharmaceuticals safe with packaging, and more.
July 2019 Top
Issue 47 | July 2019
In this issue: Squid protein and seaweed as solutions to plastic waste, Tetra Pak’s vision for connected packaging, beating FMCG’s counterfeiters, and more.
May 2019 Top
Issue 46 | May 2019
In this issue: Embracing the circular economy, working with reclaimed ocean plastics, digitalisation of the supply chain, and more
March 2019 Top
Issue 45 | March 2019
In this issue: Robotics in packaging, sustainable container films, ‘tuneable’ bioplastics and more
December 2018 Top
In this issue: Looking back on the biggest packaging stories of 2018.
November 2018 Top
Issue 43 | November 2018
In this issue: Paper’s potential in the war on plastic, packaging solutions to reducing food waste, adding value to the skincare sector, and more.
September 2018 Top
Issue 42 | September 2018
In this issue: We look at the top trends in the household cleaning and laundry market, find out more about new fragrance formats, learn more about the rise of e-groceries and much more.
July 2018 Top
Issue 41 | July 2018
In this issue: We look at the corrugated sector, the global make up market, touch free meat packaging and much more.
May 2018 Top
Issue 40 | May 2018
In this issue: We look at materials and innovation, the microbead ban and much more.
May 2018 Top
Market Focus Special Issue | May 2018
In this issue: The latest research, insights and analysis from GlobalData, including smart and simple pack designs and how packaging can add value to toiletries and hygiene products.
March 2018 Top
Issue 39 | March 2018
In this issue: How does packaging design impact healthcare, innovation within caps and closures and much more.
February 2018 Top
Market Focus Special Issue | February 2018
In this issue: The latest research, insights and analysis from GlobalData, including on-the-go pack designs and how packaging can add value to prepared meals
January 2018 Top
Issue 38 | January 2018
In this issue: we look at brands and how they add pack value, safety seals for milk and much more.
November 2017 Top
Issue 37 | November 2017
In this issue: we look at counterfeit products and authentication techniques, glass packs for pharmaceuticals and much more.
Special Issue: October 2017 Top
Market Focus Special Issue | October 2017
In this issue: The latest research, insights and analysis from GlobalData, including trends in ‘smart’ packaging and how innovative designs can add value to dairy products.
September 2017 Top
Issue 36 | September 2017
In this issue of Inside Packaging we look at recycling rates, food waste and the link between packaging and much more.
Special Issue: August 2017 Top
Market Focus Special Issue | August 2017
In this issue: The latest research, insights and analysis from GlobalData, including key trends in the packaging industry and how pack designs can add value to baby products.
July 2017 Top
Issue 35 | July 2017
In this issue of Inside Packaging we look at paper solutions, the ecommerce landscape and much more.
Special Issue: June 2017 Top
Market Focus Special Issue | June 2017
In this issue: The latest research, insights and analysis from GlobalData, including key business trends, closures and cold drinks.
May 2017 Top
Issue 34 | May 2017
In this issue of Inside Packaging we look at clean labels, flexible solutions and much more.
Special Issue: April 2017 Top
Market Focus Special Issue | April 2017
In this issue: The latest research, insights and analysis from GlobalData, including dosing bottles, dispenser packs and luxury soap.
March 2017 Top
Issue 33 | March 2017
In this issue of Inside Packaging we look at track and trace technology, smart solutions and much more.
Special Issue: February 2017 Top
Market Focus Special Issue | February 2017
In this issue: The latest research, insights and analysis from Canadean, including novel pack designs, trigger systems and how packaging can add value to pet products.
January 2017 Top
Issue 32 | January 2017
In the latest issue of Inside Packaging we look at holographic films, 3D paper and much more.
Special Issue: December 2016Top
Market Focus Special Issue | December 2016
The latest research, insights and analysis from Canadean, including flexible packaging, aerosols and portion control popcorn packs.
Issue 31 | November 2016
In the latest issue of Inside Packaging we look at optical illusion printing, anti-seagull food packaging and how supermarkets can reduce waste.
Special Issue: October 2016Top
Market Focus Special Issue | October 2016
The latest research, insights and analysis from Canadean, including investment trends and innovations in delivery systems and labels
Issue 30 | September 2016
In the latest issue we look at limited edition packs, product design and the concept of ‘precycling.’
Special Issue: August 2016Top
Market Focus Special Issue | August 2016
The latest research, insights and analysis from Canadean, including investment trends and packaging innovations in beverages, household care and cosmetics.
Issue 29 | July 2016
In the latest issue we take a look at companies switching to mushroom-based packaging, explore how the travel retail market is influencing design considerations and learn more about the zero-waste movement.
Issue 28 | May 2016
In the latest issue we round up the best ideas from Packaging Innovations 2016, look at how colour influences buying decisions and much more.
Issue 27 | March 2016
In this issue we find out more about the invention of bubble wrap, look at flexible packaging solutions and much more.
Issue 26 | January 2016
In this issue we find out more about authentication innovations, adhesive solutions, caps and closures advancements and much more.
Market Focus Special Issue 5 | November 2015
Trends in European retail packaging: competitive landscape
Issue 25 | November 2015
In this issue we look at the corrugated packaging sector, find out how companies can connect to older consumers and much more.
Market Focus Special Issue 4 | October 2015
In this issue: Trends in European retail packaging: regulatory environment.
Market Focus Special Issue 3 | September 2015
In this issue: Trends in European retail packaging: design & manufacturing.
Market Focus Special Issue 2 | July 2015
In this issue: Trends in European retail packaging: market dynamics.
Issue 24 | September 2015
In this issue we look at marine pollution and how it affects the industry, speak to Equator Design and much more.
Market Focus Special Issue 1 | July 2015
In this issue: Trends in European retail packaging: consumer drivers.
Issue 23 | July 2015
In this issue we discover the latest innovations in ecommerce packaging, look at how personalised packaging is developing in the home, profile South London design agency Sedley Place and much more.
Issue 22 | May 2015
In this issue we discover how savvy marketing and packaging design can reel in the male target market, find out more about digital glass printing, discover how the right packaging can enhance the benefits of functional drinks and much more.
Issue 21 | March 2015
In this issue we discover how packaging innovation can aid the premium spirits market, investigate new ways to market brands to health conscious consumers and much more.
Issue 20 | January 2015
In this issue we take a look at innovations in caps and closures, investigate the natural packaging trend in the food industry, profile Germany’s first packaging free store and much more.
Issue 19 | November 2014
In the latest issue of Inside Packaging we profile the rise of the beer can, take a look at the emerging African packaging industry, discover how a new antimicrobial technology can aid the UK poultry industry and their fight against bacteria, and much more.
Issue 18 | September 2014
The latest issue of Inside Packaging features laser labeling technology, current beer trends, innovative new cup holding solutions and much more.
Issue 17 | July 2014
In the latest issue of Inside Packaging we take a look at the key trends for 2015, investigate the future of digital printing, look at new disposable packaging for on the move eating, profile a new bioplastic developed using shrimp shells, ask how effective the plain packaging policy for cigarette packaging has been and, finally, we speak to leaders in the glass industry about how glass can be utilised in the fight against food waste.
Issue 16 | May
In this issue we explore the design trends that 2015 will bring, analyse innovative new beauty and medicinal packaging, look at life in 3D, explore how to keep waste to a minimum and follow the evolution of transporting products.
Issue 15 | March 2014
In this issue we look ahead to 2015 to give you the key design trends, investigate the recycling obstacles brands face, analyse the evolution of beauty packaging, track the success of gluten products, learn about a new way to drink wine and find out what is holding sustainable solutions back.
January 2014 Top
Issue 14 | January 2014
In this issue: Winners of the Inside Packaging Awards 2013, the trends for 2015, the best new materials for luxury packaging, a look at the Cartocan, why nanographic printing is making waves in the industry, s smart closure system, how to tailor packaging to the over 65s market, innovative designs for packaging in a digital space, and more
November 2013 Top
Issue 13 | November 2013
Bold Ideas: How innovative packaging designs are helping brands stand out from the crowd
September 2013 Top
Issue 12 | September 2013
Form & Function: From self-cooking packs to surface control, innovation in materials is creating exciting packaging opportunities.
July 2013 Top
Issue 11 | July 2013
Smart Packs: From augmented reality to talking packaging, new technology is transforming the consumer experience.
May 2013 Top
Issue 10 | May 2013
Eye Catchers: Packaging designs that make products stand out on the shelf, and the technologies behind them
March 2013 Top
Issue 9 | March 2013
Green Trends: From bioplastics to dissolvable packaging and recycling, we find out how the industry is boosting sustainability.
Issue 8 | December 2012
Fresh Ideas: From edible food packaging to luxury designs and digital printing, we review innovative concepts and technologies.
Issue 7 | October 2012
Hand in Hand: From design choices to social media integration, we explore they key role of packaging in building a brand and making it a success.
Issue 6 | August 2012
Material World: From flexible to lightweight, and from post-consumer recycled to naturally derived: How new materials are making packaging greener and better
Issue 5 | June 2012
Substance for Style: From digital presses to high-performance, eco-friendly inks and printed electronics, we find out how the latest printing trends are transforming packaging.
Issue 4 | April 2012
Fresh & Tasty: We explore the latest trends in food and drinks packaging and find how new technologies help to improve shelf life and consumer appeal.
Issue 3 | February 2012
The Green Issue: From fully compostable bioplastics to smart paper and nano-materials, the industry is pushing ahead to create ever more sustainable packaging designs.
Issue 2 | December 2011
Grand Designs: Shaper of brand identity, unique communication medium and essential marketing tool – we find out how designers are unleashing the potential of packaging
Issue 1 | October 2011
Out of the Box QR codes, ‘green’ bottles and designers with something up their sleeve: the leaders of the pack are taking technology, marketing and design to new levels
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