• Signal failure: The problem with receipt traffic lights

    Signal failure: The problem with receipt traffic lights

    Experts have recently proposed a traffic light system for supermarket receipts, alerting customers to high levels of fat, sugar and salt in their weekly shop. Taken at face value, it could be effective in curbing obesity levels in the UK, but delve a little deeper and the system is fraught with problems, according to Ed

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  • UPM exhibiting at PPMA & Interplas 2017

    UPM exhibiting at PPMA & Interplas 2017

    UPM Conveyors will be exhibiting at PPMA and Interplas this year.The stall at PPMA will focus on the latest conveyors technologies with a focus on improving efficiency in product handling. Operational solutions for bulk accumulation with product orientation via fail-safe sensors will be presented at the show. UPM Conveyors will also demonstrate metal detection with

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  • Fashion forward for ceramic packaging

    Fashion forward for ceramic packaging

    Ceramic, for many of us, is something we have grown up with in our home. As a packaging material, ceramic has seen tremendous traction over recent years, in particular with the boom in craft spirits. Because of the product’s versatility, the industry is experiencing increasing demand to create candles, reed diffusers and fragrance bottles by

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  • Brand enhancements on show as company takes luxury brands to the next level

    Brand enhancements on show as company takes luxury brands to the next level

    API will take its full range of brand enhancement products to Packaging Innovations as the company continues its focus on products and services that take luxury brands to the next level. David Peters, API’s Creative Development Manager, will be on hand to give advice on the most effective packaging enhancements to elevate and enrich their

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  • Maintaining air quality Integrity

    Maintaining air quality Integrity

    Indoor air quality is an important issue from both a social and economic point of view, with people becoming more aware of what they breath, and  the quality of the air around them. Indoor air quality (IAQ) refers to the quality of the air that affects the health and wellbeing of individuals in a particular

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  • Frozen fanciness as two new additions join cocktail range

    Frozen fanciness as two new additions join cocktail range

    Frozen Fizz and Frozen Rosé have launched as a limited edition to the Ice & Easy ready-to-drink cocktail range. Frozen Rosé (aka Frozé) is a rosé wine-based cocktail made with hints of lemon and berry, is a sophisticated twist on a modern drink, while Frozen Fizz enjoys refreshing hints of elderflower, mint and cucumber and

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  • Another gong for transformational technology

    Another gong for transformational technology

    A transformational approach to can coating formulations from Dow has gained more industry recognition in the latest Edison Awards for Applied Technology, an annual competition honouring innovation excellence. The award is the latest in a series of achievements for the progressive technology, which offers food and drink producers an alternative to epoxy coatings which rely

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  • Outstanding packaging for unique products

    Outstanding packaging for unique products

    Manufacturers looking to enhance their product’s shelf appeal can’t do much better than to present it in sustainable packaging made of glass, and Stölzle provides a stunning line of four luxury spirits standard bottles, ranging from 50ml to 1000ml. They are available upon request, even as a dedicated tallware production up to 3000ml. State-of-the-art technologies

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  • European expert poses the question: Are you properly packaged?

    European expert poses the question: Are you properly packaged?

    As you look around exhibitions, you really get to see the shop front of every business. It is surprising in an industry as visual as packaging that many experts don’t package their business in the best possible way. Back of house is busy developing, investing in R&D, recruiting new talent, and wondering if they have

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