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Advanced waste to energy, recycling and collection technology market set to boom

The global ‘smart waste’ market, which includes advanced technologies such as plasma gasification for recovering energy from waste and optical sorting equipment for recycling facilities, is...

The global anti-counterfeit packaging market

Secure packaging is one of the essential techniques to avoid counterfeiting. Anti counterfeit packaging is defined as the process of assigning secure packaging to the product in order to...

Paper cup half full in the UK

United Kingdom :  The Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group (PCRRG) has welcomed Starbucks as its first new member of the year. This expansion is seen as a big step towards its goal of...

Paper cup half full in the UK

United Kingdom :  The Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group (PCRRG) has welcomed Starbucks as its first new member of the year. This expansion is seen as a big step towards its goal of...

Packaging - a review of 2014

For the global packaging industry, 2014 marked another year of transformation, with the market's players focusing on issues such as waste, design and innovation. Waste not, want not ...

Amazon unleashes 15,000 Hauler Robots

Ten Amazon warehouses in five US states are making use of 15,000 Kiva robots, hoping they can cut operating costs for the mega retailer by some 20 percent during the Christmas gift fest. ...

Smart Sunscreen Bottles

Well here's a technology development that should benefit all those sensible Brits going abroad who apply sun protection when they head for the beach.  Students from Brunel University,...

Gold in Packaging Innovation for the BeeMagicTray

Packaging Innovation Contest De Gouden Noot 2014 has been won by the BeeMagicTray, a ground breaking solution for packaging fresh meat. The winner was announced during the 10th  NVC...

Materials for Demanding Environments - a new group and funding opportunities

In everyday engineering applications, more and more is being demanded of materials in all sectors and this has become an area of interest for industry and academia. To address this...

65 billion PET bottles recycled in Europe in 2013

The Brussels-based non-profit European trade association Petcore, which pushes for increased value and sustainable growth in the PET value chain, said demand for PET packaging material is...

Morrisons claims 64% aluminium saving with new wine bottle closure

The Green Leaf (GL) screw cap closure is available on Morrisons’ own brand Soave 75cl wine. The cap has already been trailled in Italian, Australian and New Zealand markets. Steve Jackson,...

US demand for protective packaging to reach $6.4 billion in 2018

Protective packaging demand is expected to reach $6.4 billion in 2018, an improvement from the performance of the recession-impacted 2008-2013 period. Gains will be based on a continued...

The UK Milk industry leads the way in recycling practice

Recoup Recycling, the plastics recycling organisation, has released figures in conjunction with Nampak Plastics showing recycling levels of the high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic milk...

Standardised packaging can save lives and boost local economies

New Public Health England (PHE) figures reveal the potential benefits that standardised packaging of tobacco products could bring, not only for health, but in savings of around £500 million –...

US demand for pharmaceutical packaging products to exceed $22 Billion

Demand for pharmaceutical packaging products in the US will increase 4.9 percent annually to $22.1 billion in 2018.  Primary containers will make up two-thirds of the total, with the...

Packaging for an Ageing Population

A new report assesses the implications of our ageing society on packaging design and demonstrates ways in which manufacturers can address these challenges. From 2010 to 2050, in developed...

Packaging under pressure as EU unveils tough recycling targets

Recycling and preparing for reuse of packaging waste is to be increased to 80% (by weight) by 2030 with individual materials  required to recycle more. Paper, ferrous metal,...

Active and Intelligent Packaging to Save Food Waste

  Results now published from a major road-mapping exercise, held during the recent Interpack exhibition in Dusseldorf, Germany, clearly show broad support for the development and...

Recycled Paper Packaging Market to grow to $139 billion by 2018

Within the recycled materials market, paper packaging is the largest sector, accounting for around 65% of all recycled packaging. Paper and paperboard also have the highest recycling...

On-line Sales of Packaged Goods to jump to $53 billion by 2016

Global e-commerce sales of packaged goods will hit $53 billion by 2016 to take some 5.2 percent of total turnover. This is an increase from the current 3.7 percent as consumers...
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