Corrugated boxes have been the backbone of e-commerce and facilitate transport of anything...
Corrugated boxes have been the backbone of e-commerce and facilitate transport of anything from books to frozen fish around the world. Pamela Kokozska finds out what trends are shaping this market and what machinery requirements are needed in order to make the boxes.
Consumers are becoming more aware of the impact that packaging has on the environment and there is a growing expectation that it should be sustainable, kept to a minimum and easily recyclable. UK-based Troo Foods followed these unwritten rules when repackaging its range of prebiotic, 'gut-friendly' granola cereals in plastic-free, paper-based pouches.
The vast majority of companies now have a sustainability policy, so to stand out from the crowd, it is vital that they put their money where their mouth is, and act upon their pledges.
The make-up sector is a saturated and highly competitive market, which means that brands continuously need to find new and engaging ways to appeal to consumers. Drawing from research by GlobalData, Eloise McLennan examines how brands are using packaging to enhance the appeal of products and target consumer trends.
British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has launched 'touch-free' plastic packaging for its chicken range, in a bid to encourage millennials to cook at home more often. Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou looks at the way touch-free packs could disrupt the market.
The plastic pollution debate is more prominent than ever. With many companies pledging to go ‘plastic-free’, how easy is this to implement in the frozen food section? With plastic historically used to enhance shelf life, Callum Tyndall asks how practical it is for companies to completely eliminate plastic packs.
In January 2018, China initiated the biggest change in plastic recycling in history by effectively banned the importation of over 20 kinds of foreign waste – including plastic – as part of an initiative to focus on its own domestically-produced waste.
Flexible packaging solutions provider American Packaging Corporation (APC) completed the construction of the first phase of its new packaging manufacturing facility in the town of Chili, Monroe County, New York, US, in June 2018.
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