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i2r wins second prestigious Queen’s Award

    i2r wins second prestigious Queen’s Award

Market leading aluminium foil tray manufacturer, i2r Packaging Solutions, has been awarded with a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise, this time for innovation. The company, who previously won their first

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UK’s Flagship Packaging Event Unveils New Features to Inspire the Industry

    UK’s Flagship Packaging Event Unveils New Features to Inspire the Industry

Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022 will introduce two brand-new interactive features, The Big Debate and the Sustainability Trail, when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 25 and 26 May. The features

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Industry Stars Take to the Stage at Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022

    Industry Stars Take to the Stage at Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022

Ocado, Nestlé, Pret A Manger, and Waitrose are just some of the major brands taking to the stage at Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022. They will form part of the

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Packaging Innovations 2022 Launches The Sustainability Trail

    Packaging Innovations 2022 Launches The Sustainability Trail

Sustainability, the packaging industry’s most contentious topic, is set to take centre stage at Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022, with the event organiser, Easyfairs, announcing the launch of ‘The Sustainability Trail’.

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Diageo to invest £40.5 million in its beer packaging facilities

    Diageo to invest £40.5 million in its beer packaging facilities

Diageo is making a £40.5 million investment to expand capacity at its packaging facilities in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Runcorn, England, which is set to support the growth of Guinness

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Sustainability Gurus Join Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022 Speaker Line-up

    Sustainability Gurus Join Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022 Speaker Line-up

Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022, the UK’s flagship industry event, has released a first look at the leading sustainability experts joining its speaker programme when the show returns to the NEC

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Bord Bia introduces new Food Processor Standard

    Bord Bia introduces new Food Processor Standard

Bord Bia has developed a new Food Processor Standard (FPS), which combines and replaces the Meat Processor Quality Assurance Standard* (MPQAS) and the Prepared Fruit and Vegetable Standard (PFVS). The Standard is designed to

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Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to NEC Birmingham for 2022

    Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to NEC Birmingham for 2022

Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022, the UK’s flagship packaging event, will reunite the industry when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 25 and 26 May. The show will feature suppliers

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Müller and Waitrose to scrap the coloured milk cap

    Müller and Waitrose to scrap the coloured milk cap

Müller is partnering exclusively with Waitrose in a trial to scrap the humble blue, green and red caps used on milk bottles, replacing them with clear caps. The move could

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New printed packaging service launched for food and drink SMEs

    New printed packaging service launched for food and drink SMEs

One of the UK’s leading label manufacturers is disrupting the packaging market with the launch of its new service to provide SMEs with greater flexibility and more affordable packaging solutions.

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Project could increase plastic bottles’ recycled content to 30% minimum

    Project could increase plastic bottles’ recycled content to 30% minimum

Scientists from Heriot-Watt University have been funded by Innovate UK to develop additives and processing methods that will drastically increase the recycled content of plastic bottles. This will help manufacturers meet

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Easyfairs announces new May dates for 2022 edition of Packaging Innovations & Empack at the NEC, Birmingham

Postponement from original February dates, due to current Coronavirus wave and international travel restrictions, means a unique spring edition for the UK packaging sector’s leading event driving innovation and investment.

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$200 million beverage can plant for Northern Ireland

    $200 million beverage can plant for Northern Ireland

Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP) plans to build a new state-of-the-art $200 million beverage can plant in Northern Ireland. The plant will be located near Belfast and will service the growing

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Coca-Cola bottler invests £11 million in reducing emissions at its GB sites

    Coca-Cola bottler invests £11 million in reducing emissions at its GB sites

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP), the largest independent bottler of Coca-Cola globally, has announced a major £11 million investment over the next five years in its manufacturing sites in Great Britain,

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Britvic to invest £26.9 million in its Rugby site

    Britvic to invest £26.9 million in its Rugby site

As part of its commitment to the continuous improvement of its supply chain, Britvic has announced a £26.9 million investment into the future of its factory at Rugby in England,

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Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to the NEC for 2022 to bring a new vision of the full packaging journey

    Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to the NEC for 2022 to bring a new vision of the full packaging journey

Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 16 & 17 February 2022 to kick-start the year for the whole packaging journey, from design and development through to packing, filling

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Greencore Unveils a Range of Sustainability Pledges

    Greencore Unveils a Range of Sustainability Pledges

Greencore, a leading manufacturer of convenience foods in the UK, has outlined a new sustainability strategy which includes a range of pledges across the areas of sourcing, manufacturing, and community

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Smarties Becomes First Global Confectionery Brand to Switch to Recyclable Paper Packaging

    Smarties Becomes First Global Confectionery Brand to Switch to Recyclable Paper Packaging

Nestlé has announced that its popular Smarties brand is now using recyclable paper packaging for its confectionery products worldwide. This represents a transition of 90% of the Smarties range, as 10% was previously

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Sweet & Snacks Innovation Boosted by Successful Sustainability Storytelling

    Sweet & Snacks Innovation Boosted by Successful Sustainability Storytelling

Potential developments in the highly innovative sweets & snacks categories reflect some of the key trends identified by Innova Market Insights in its Top Trends for 2021.  Provenance, sustainably sourcing and

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Tennent’s to Remove 100 Million+ Plastic Rings From Packaging in Shift From Plastic to Card

    Tennent’s to Remove 100 Million+ Plastic Rings From Packaging in Shift From Plastic to Card

A £7 million investment in packaging equipment at Wellpark Brewery in Glasgow sees Tennent’s, Scotland’s favourite beer brand, well on its way to eradicating single use plastic from consumer packaging.

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FrieslandCampina Switches to 100% Recycled PET Bottles

    FrieslandCampina Switches to 100% Recycled PET Bottles

As from February 2021, FrieslandCampina will be making PET bottles from 100% recycled PET (rPET). Because a PET bottle can only be recycled if the consumer has removed the label,

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Ornua Foods UK Announces £3 Million Investment at Leek Cheese Packing Facility

    Ornua Foods UK Announces £3 Million Investment at Leek Cheese Packing Facility

Ornua Foods UK, the major supplier of cheese and butter to leading UK retailers, has announced a £3 million investment in state-of-the-art cutting and packing equipment at its Leek facility.

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Nestle Partners With Plastic Energy in First Steps For Recycling Facility in the UK

  Nestle Partners With Plastic Energy in First Steps For Recycling Facility in the UK

Nestlé UK and Ireland has joined forces with Plastic Energy, a major chemical recycling company, with the aim of developing

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Coca-Cola in Western Europe Transitions to 100% Recycled Plastic (rPET) Bottles in Two More Markets

  Coca-Cola in Western Europe Transitions to 100% Recycled Plastic (rPET) Bottles in Two More Markets

Coca-Cola in Western Europe has taken another important step on its journey to eliminating new virgin oil-based plastic as Coca-Cola

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Heineken UK Rolls Out Innovative Sustainable Packaging

  Heineken UK Rolls Out Innovative Sustainable Packaging

This summer, despite major operational obstructions caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Heineken UK is rolling out its innovative 100%

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Coca-Cola European Partners Introduces CanCollar® Technology

  Coca-Cola European Partners Introduces CanCollar® Technology

Coca-Cola European Partners, the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottler based on revenue, has announced the introduction of CanCollar®, an innovative paperboard

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CCEP Invests in Creation of Circular Economy For PET in Western Europe

  CCEP Invests in Creation of Circular Economy For PET in Western Europe

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler, has taken an important step on its journey towards 100%

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Diageo Creates World’s First Ever 100% Plastic Free Paper-based Spirits Bottle

  Diageo Creates World’s First Ever 100% Plastic Free Paper-based Spirits Bottle

Diageo has announced that it has created the world’s first ever 100% plastic free paper-based spirits bottle, made entirely from

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79% of Consumers are Changing Their Purchase Preferences Based on Social Responsibility, Inclusiveness, or Environmental Impact

  79% of Consumers are Changing Their Purchase Preferences Based on Social Responsibility, Inclusiveness, or Environmental Impact

A new report from the Capgemini Research Institute examines the impact sustainability has on consumer purchasing patterns and how well consumer

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Lactalis UK & Ireland Invests in Seriously Brand With NPD and Packaging Relaunch

  Lactalis UK & Ireland Invests in Seriously Brand With NPD and Packaging Relaunch

Lactalis UK & Ireland is investing in its award-winning Seriously brand with an innovative new product launch and packaging refresh.

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Successfully Communicating Sustainability Leads The Top Packaging Trends

  Successfully Communicating Sustainability Leads The Top Packaging Trends

Clearly and successfully communicating sustainability credentials to consumers is key to developments in food and drinks packaging. This benchmark has

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Tetra Pak Commits to Net Zero Emissions

  Tetra Pak Commits to Net Zero Emissions

Tetra Pak has reconfirmed its strategic priority in driving the sustainability transformation by setting an ambition for net zero emissions

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Arla Foods Introduces Sustainable Packaging For Skyr to Reduce Plastic by 40%

  Arla Foods Introduces Sustainable Packaging For Skyr to Reduce Plastic by 40%

Every year, consumers across Europe buy 17 million skyr buckets from Arla Foods. Now, the international dairy group is ready

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European Natural Mineral Water Sector Pledges 90% Glass Packaging Collection Target

  European Natural Mineral Water Sector Pledges 90% Glass Packaging Collection Target

EFBW, which represents European natural mineral and spring water producers, has joined “Close the Glass Loop” – the industry stewardship

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Mondelēz International Announces Significant Packaging Innovation With Philadelphia Tubs and Lids Set to be Made With Recycled Plastic

  Mondelēz International Announces Significant Packaging Innovation With Philadelphia Tubs and Lids Set to be Made With Recycled Plastic

Mondelēz International has announced that Philadelphia cream cheese sold in the UK and Europe is to be made with recycled

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KHS Invests €20 Million to Modernise its Dortmund Site

  KHS Invests €20 Million to Modernise its Dortmund Site

The KHS Group has invested €20 million in modernising its headquarters in Dortmund, Germany. In a bundle of measures underway

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Nespresso Launches New Capsules Using 80% Recycled Aluminium

  Nespresso Launches New Capsules Using 80% Recycled Aluminium

Nespresso has launched the first coffee capsules made using 80% recycled aluminium. This is part of the company’s continued journey

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Lower Costs, Improved Productivity Through Automated Packing

  Lower Costs, Improved Productivity Through Automated Packing

Interfood continues to offer options for automated packing solutions which can significantly reduce costs and improve productivity in end-of-line packing

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Packaging manufacturer Frugalpac secures £2m investment

  Packaging manufacturer Frugalpac secures £2m investment

UK-based sustainable packaging firm Frugalpac has secured additional funding of £2m as it prepares for the next stage of development.

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Sappi’s virtual interpack: The starting signal will sound on 6 May

  Sappi’s virtual interpack: The starting signal will sound on 6 May

Live sessions and product news presented at Sappi’s virtual interpack trade show The globally active paper manufacturer will kick off

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Kerry Group Invests in Clean-label Food Protection

  Kerry Group Invests in Clean-label Food Protection

Kerry Group, the taste and nutrition company, has expanded its clean-label food protection capabilities through the acquisition of two innovative

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Call For Nutri-Score on All Foods in the EU

  Call For Nutri-Score on All Foods in the EU

Nearly 40 stakeholders from across the spectrum – including consumer groups, policy makers, academics, food companies and retailers – are

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Glass Packaging is Top Choice For Environmentally Conscious Consumers

  Glass Packaging is Top Choice For Environmentally Conscious Consumers

As industries, businesses and politicians make strong commitments to initiatives like the European Green Deal and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, consumers all

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Coldstores to reach capacity in two weeks

Coldstores will reach capacity within two weeks warns the Cold Chain Federation in its latest Covid-19 update. Shane Brennan, CEO,

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A Paradigm Shift in How Effectively PET Can be Recycled

  A Paradigm Shift in How Effectively PET Can be Recycled

Carbios, a company pioneering new bio-industrial solutions to reinvent the lifecycle of plastic and textile polymers, has announced the publication

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Aldi’s potted herbs switch to recyclable packaging

  Aldi’s potted herbs switch to recyclable packaging

Aldi Ireland announced today that its own-label Irish sourced potted herbs are now packaged in recyclable and home compostable materials.

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Mondelēz International Accelerates Transition to a Circular Economy For Plastic

  Mondelēz International Accelerates Transition to a Circular Economy For Plastic

Mondelēz International has joined two leading initiatives focused on tackling plastic waste and pollution, as the company accelerates its efforts

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EPAL CP pallets ready for the market

  EPAL CP pallets ready for the market

EPAL CP pallets requirements were fully met in consultation with users from the chemicals industry After many discussions with users

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Gerhard Schubert GmbH launches new digital technologies

  Gerhard Schubert GmbH launches new digital technologies

Packaging machinery manufacturer Schubert is addressing the increasingly complex market requirements of greater product diversity and smaller batch sizes. Its

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PFM Packaging Machinery Supports Ireland’s Big Cheese

  PFM Packaging Machinery Supports Ireland’s Big Cheese

PFM Packaging Machinery’s range of equipment has played a major part in helping a cheese manufacturer in Ireland to diversify

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PPMA Show 2020 – 29 September to 1 October 2020 – NEC, Birmingham

  PPMA Show 2020 – 29 September to 1 October 2020 – NEC, Birmingham

PPMA Show 2020 returns to the NEC, Birmingham, on 29 September to 1 October 2020 in what is the UK’s

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Container Glass to Reduce CO2 By 50%

  Container Glass to Reduce CO2 By 50%

The Federation of European manufacturers of glass containers (FEVE) has launched an ambitious new project – the ‘Furnace of the

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Low Carbon Packaging Company Wins International Award

  Low Carbon Packaging Company Wins International Award

Innovative secondary packaging company TrakRap has beaten off competitors from across the globe to win the Best Manufacturing Technology award

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Carbon in the Spotlight at UK’s Leading Packaging Show

  Carbon in the Spotlight at UK’s Leading Packaging Show

Carbon was the main topic of conversation at Packaging Innovations 2020, which returned to Birmingham’s NEC on 26 & 27 February, with

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