• Profit from productivity

    Profit from productivity

    Packaging companies invest thousands of pounds in their printing and finishing equipment as well as paper stock – so it makes sense to invest a little more to ensure optimum performance and long life for that equipment. Without some sort of humidity control, machines and paper stock are exposed to uncontrolled environments where climatic conditions

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  • Bespoke Kombucha bottle boosts sales for equinox

    Bespoke Kombucha bottle boosts sales for equinox

    The UK’s best-selling kombucha tea is now being sold in new bespoke glass bottles made by leading glass manufacturer Beatson Clark. Equinox Organic Kombucha is a fermented tea craft-brewed in the Calder Valley in West Yorkshire from Chun-Mee green tea, raw cane sugar, spring water and kombucha culture. Having started life seven years ago as

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  • Kite Packaging tops its target to reduce plastic usage

    Kite Packaging tops its target to reduce plastic usage

    Employee-owned business, Kite Packaging, has exceeded its 2019 target to cut down on the use of plastics. Having set itself and its customers the challenge of achieving a 120-tonne reduction in plastic use by the end of the year, the company has announced they’ve hit their target early. Kites ‘120 tonne challenge’ was achieved within

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  • Future of plastic

    Future of plastic

    The EU has mandated that all plastic packaging will need to be reusable or recyclable by 2030. However, currently only 30% of EU plastic is recycled. Clearmark outlines some of the key alternatives to plastic packaging and considers why plastic remains so prevalent within packaging. What is bioplastic packaging?Bioplastics are made by fermenting sustainable, natural

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  • Designed with quality, built for speed

    Designed with quality, built for speed

    DTM’s CX86e Colour Tag Printer is the ultimate fast, compact printing solution for production, POS and POI applications The DTM CX86e is the world’s smallest LED label printer and helps companies to produce versatile and professional colour labels and tags that maximize advertising impact. Whether they are vouchers, coupons, value-added receipts, ID tags with photos,

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  • Moving beyond sensors

    Moving beyond sensors

    They say it’s an important virtue to practice what you preach – which is why SICK went all out to assemble a ground-breaking Industry 4.0 factory from scratch THE concept of the Industrial Internet of Things and the idea of a “Smart Factory” has become a familiar talking point, yet while most manufacturers understand the

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  • SMC supports a practical approach to Industry 4.0

    SMC supports a practical approach to Industry 4.0

    With advances in technology, industrial manufacturing is moving ahead at breakneck speed. Machines are becoming more efficient due to cutting edge developments in automation that bring improved performance and versatility. This – combined with the development of intelligent robots – means that smart machines are no longer a distant vision in the future. Today, these

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  • The “War on Carbon” not the “War on Plastics”

    The “War on Carbon” not the “War on Plastics”

    Innovia Films Ltd is a major producer of speciality Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) films and supplies products to the Packaging and Labelling sector from manufacturing sites in the UK, Belgium, Mexico and Australia. The unacceptable pictures of pollution that we’ve all seen through various media over the last two years have given rise to an

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  • Demand for California Walnuts continues  to grow as the 2019 harvest gets underway

    Demand for California Walnuts continues to grow as the 2019 harvest gets underway

    With the new harvest starting in late August, the 2018-19 year to date results show that UK demand for ‘shelled’ California Walnuts has grown substantially. UK shipment figures to 31st August highlight a year-on-year increase for ‘shelled’ California Walnuts of over 15%. This equates to an uplift of 1,358,293 pounds, or just over 616 metric

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