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The Better Planet Packaging Initiative aims to reimagine and redefine the future of sustainable packaging. As the first of many initiatives, Smurfit Kappa is launching two design challenges, open to designers, engineers, inventors & creative thinkers Read more

The European e-commerce market for food and beverages was valued at €15.06 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow at an average rate of 11.3% per year. Read more

As well as talking about innovation at Packaging Europe, we like to practise it. That’s why we have partnered with HP to create digitally printed, localised packaging for our own magazine for thousands of subscribers across Europe Read more

An expanded polypropylene (EPP) tote offers outstanding insulation helping to reduce food wastage, they are easy and comfortable to handle, and their lightweight reduces carbon emissions and transportation costs. Read more

Adhesive pallet stabilisation saves money, cuts waste and avoids damage during transportation and storage, according to Protek Packaging Read more

A Christmassy theme for for this week's video roundup, with a look at a festive beer can, a whisky advent calendar and chocolate Santa Claus wrapping. Read more

Saxon Packaging has created a whisky advent calendar for the Really Good Whisky Company. The brief was to create a pack for the whiskies in miniature form. Read more

LivingPackets, a next-generation packaging solutions start-up, has launched "LivingPackets THE BOX," a revolutionary, sustainable and trackable shipping box which generates almost zero packaging waste. Read more

This week's video highlights from the world of packaging include a bottle from 100% recycled plastics and a cardboard honeycomb structure previously used for surfboards protecting wine bottles in transit. Read more

Like many other industries, the packaging sector constantly adapts to market requirements. Changes are being influenced by factors such as regulation, skills shortages and digital transformation. Read more

A new biodegradable packaging solution to prevent damage to glass bottles in transit is set to transform delivery for the UK drinks industry. The packaging has been created by brothers Will and Sam Boex, founders of Flexi-Hex. Read more

Digital transformation is inevitable. Industry, economy and society are already there. How can companies face these changes and get the most value out of it? Johannes Stemmer, Director Digital Transformation at BEUMER Group, offers his thoughts. Read more

Smurfit Kappa has invented a sustainable new alternative for the heavy wooden, chipboard and plastic boards that are used to protect palletised products during transport and storage. Read more

Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging vendor incentive program has landed in Europe. Tim Sykes spoke with Dr Kim Houchens, Amazon’s director, Customer Packaging Experience, to discuss the aims and far-reaching implications of this initiative. Read more

DS Smith Plastics Bilzen has designed a returnable pack that fits inside reusable crates and can be stacked without a crate. The innovation was launched at BrauBeviale in Nuremberg in Germany. Read more

Corrugated cardboard boxes have been the backbone of e-commerce for some time. The engineered paper product has a highly designed construction, which enables it to carry a wide range of weights - from food products to books and electronics. Read more

Swiss start-up Yamo, offering home delivery of fresh baby purees, takes us on its journey to create an e-commerce solution. Read more

DS Smith Plastics, Extruded Products announced today the launch of a new feature to their AkyPak Advanced sub-brand of Returnable Containers. Read more

Peli BioThermal officially opened its latest service centres in Basel and Berlin serving the global pharmaceuticals sector. Read more

“THIMM COOLandFREEZE”, the temperature-controlled packaging wins once again in this year’s packaging competitions. Read more

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