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Funding granted to improve aerosol packaging safety

A consortium of organisations led by secondary packaging company TrakRap have been awarded a grant by Innovate UK to develop a prototype that could...

Poland, Italy and Turkey experiencing fastest flexibles growth

Italy, Poland and Turkey were the fastest growing major flexible packaging markets in Europe in 2016, according to PCI Wood Mackenzie's latest review of...

Study confirms that appearances really do matter

New research suggests that a consumer’s sense of taste, smell and feel is directly affected by the packaging a product comes in. In an experiment...

Carbon black project secures EU funding

Technical compounder Luxus, polymer processor Polykemi and plastics manufacturer One51 have together secured a £1.29m (€1.47m) investment for NIRSort, a project that aims to...

Waste wars: Revenge of the pith

Spain’s Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) is funding a project that aims to produce biopolyesters by using fermentation from wastes of...

Pharmaceutical packaging market to grow steadily

The pharmaceutical packaging market is projected to grow at an annual rate of 6.4 per cent during the forecast period 2016 to 2021, mainly...

PET recycling suffering from reduction in quality

The average yield coming from PET recyclers has decreased from 73 per cent to 68 per cent since 2011, which has led to substantial...

80 per cent of UK companies expecting turnover to increase

The British Plastics Federation’s (BPF) latest Business Conditions Survey, which was conducted in June and July 2017 by 106 companies, indicates increased optimism within...

Blue Sky thinking from Jabil in Spain

Jabil has opened a Blue Sky Innovation Center in Tortosa, Spain, which is co-located with its manufacturing facility and provides pan-European support for advanced...

Project seeks to increase bio-based plastics use in food packaging

A research project at the University of Wageningen in The Netherlands aims to increase the use of bio-based plastics in injection moulded food packaging. The...

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