Plastic Packaging

David Wilson, director at Vanden UK, comments on the recent broadside against plastic packaging and suggests ways packaging designers can improve reclamation... more

31 Jan 2018 17:00 Industry News

Labelling technology developed by materials scientists at Brunel University will use phosphor coding labels to advance recyclate sorting efficiency. more

11 Apr 2017 10:55 Industry News

Over 40 industry leaders have given their backing to a new plan to increase plastic packaging recycling targets globally. more

17 Jan 2017 12:26 Environment

Global consumer goods manufacturer, Unilever, has made a commitment to ensure all its plastic packaging is 100 percent reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. more

16 Jan 2017 10:06 Environment

An antibacterial ‘bag for life’ has been named Best New Product at industry awards organised by the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT). more

22 Nov 2016 10:01 Materials

Plastipak Packaging (formerly APPE) has announced the launch of its latest PET innovation for the beverage industry. more

11 Nov 2015 15:14 Industry News

A Brazilian agribusiness company says it has doubled the shelf life of fresh milk by incorporating silver-based microparticles into the plastic packaging. more

6 Aug 2015 10:09 Industry News

Innovation is key to keeping plastic packaging fresh in 2015

Ruth Price, Business Development Director at plastic packaging manufacturer, Sharpak Aylesham, talks about how the packaging industry has continued to develop in order to meet shifting consumer demands. more

16 Jan 2015 10:16 Guest Blog

Packaging manufacturer and supplier, Duo UK, has boosted its research and development capabilities with the launch of a dedicated Quality Control lab, which it says will aid development of new, super-strength films and recycled products. more

26 Aug 2014 13:48 Industry News

A new addition to the range of Britain’s oldest pasta sauces, Ragú, has become the first UK product to go on-shelf in RPC Superfos’s SuperLock barrier pack. more

15 May 2014 15:42 Materials

M&H Plastics, part of the RPC Group, has developed a method of printing Braille characters directly onto plastic packaging. more

7 May 2014 16:42 Industry News

Manchester-based polythene packaging manufacturer, Duo Plastics UK, has won a contract with PhotoBox, the European market leader for online photo printing, to supply bespoke branded mailing bags. more

19 Mar 2013 15:08 Materials

Plastic packaging manufacturer, Kobusch UK, has purchased five thermoforming machines for delivery in the first half of 2013, following on from similar investment in 2011 and 2012 that have brought growth for the company. more

19 Mar 2013 14:31 Machinery

RPC Containers Corby, based in Northamptonshire, has developed a custom-designed squeezable 300ml bottle for a range of accompaniments from General Mills’ Old El Paso brand. more

28 Feb 2013 14:16 Materials

‘Recycle and Reward’ schemes, offering people money back for recycling empty plastic bottles and other materials including glass and aluminium will be piloted in Scotland. more

27 Feb 2013 15:08 Environment

A UK-based label manufacturer has unveiled a removable synthetic label that is said to be fully recyclable and with no on-cost in comparison to paper equivalents. more

27 Feb 2013 14:45 Environment

Nampak Plastics, a UK producer of plastic milk bottles, has created what it says is the world’s lightest ever four-pint high density polyethylene (HDPE) bottle. more

27 Feb 2013 12:27 Materials