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The world of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) packaging is changing rapidly, with new demands around e-commerce-ready options, a greater focus on sustainability and an increased need for product segmentation and customisation. Read more

The pet food market has mirrored trends across CPG over recent years, with new opportunities for packaging to add value. Bernard Meunier of Nestlé Purina shared his story of sustainability, premiumisation and digitisation with (cat owner) Tim Sykes Read more

With e-commerce continuing to grow year on year, along with ever-changing customer requirements, Automated Packaging Systems has launched the the Autobag® 600™ and Autobag® 650™. Read more

Amcor has opened two e-commerce testing laboratories, one in Manchester, Michigan, US, and one in Ghent, Belgium. At both sites, the company’s packaging experts will test and certify packaging for customers from around the world. Read more

Dow has today announced the results of the 2019 Packaging Innovation Awards. Tim Sykes, who was privileged to participate in the competition’s jury for a second consecutive year, reports on the winners. Read more

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Paul Stoudmann discusses BOBST’s pioneering MASTERCLASS concept: a day of high-level and hands-on packaging education for brand owners and designers Read more

Packaging materials and solutions provider BillerudKorsnäs has introduced Xpression E-Com - a paper quality specially designed for e-commerce bags providing a 'superior and direct substitute' for single-use plastic mailing bags and other solutions. Read more

Packsize exhibits a complete process for products with very different dimensions at the FachPack. Read more

Sean Riley, senior director, media and industry communications, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, explores the evolution of digital printing and explains why it is poised to "pop". Read more

Packaging Europe is delighted to announce it is supporting an innovative new education concept created by BOBST: a PACKAGING MASTERCLASS giving brand owners hands-on immersion in packaging technology trends and developments. Read more

Cepac, a UK provider of corrugated packaging, has unveiled a new range of adaptable packaging solutions for the ecommerce market. Read more

The global market for brand protection, anti-counterfeiting and security packaging components is forecast to grow during the period 2019–24 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.4% to $4.0 billion. Read more

Smurfit Kappa’s Gérard van den Boogaard discusses the mind-boggling array of variables presented by e-commerce, overturning almost all of the suppositions that have served logistics and tertiary packaging well until now. Read more

It’s no big news to say that the way we consume is changing. And, ever mindful of consumer demands, retailers and brand owners are evolving to cater to these new habits. Victoria Hattersley reports. Read more

How can e-commerce consumer trends boost the adoption of smart and intelligent packaging? How can we make sustainability the core of packaging design? What are the implications for packaging in an omnichannel world? Read more

Look around you, plastics is the new enemy. Brands, retailers and consumers are demanding we change the way we pack today. Waste reduction, recyclability and composability are turning from buzzwords to business fundamentals. Read more

Smurfit Kappa has launched an innovative new range of premium papers that are suitable for both digital and flexographic printers. Read more

Packhelp, a Warsaw-based startup that allows users to design and order their own custom-branded packaging, has raised $10 million in one of the largest Series A rounds in the CEE region. Read more

Last year saw great strides in the construction of a circular economy in plastics, mapping out how to marry design for recycling with a viable market for PCR. But some suggest that even universal recycling of plastics would be no panacea. Read more

Sustainability director Bertrand Swiderski tells Tim Sykes about Carrefour’s strategy for cutting carbon, food waste and plastics, as well as the role it is playing the launch of the Loop online shopping concept. Read more

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