• Efficient, flexible and fast

    Efficient, flexible and fast

    The global consumption of confectionery is growing. For manufacturers of chocolate, sweets, chewing gum and other sugary sweets, this means making their production facilities fast, flexible, economical and safe. Minebea Intec´s powerful, state-of-the-art weighing and inspection solutions help producers increase efficiency. “For confectionery manufacturers, the variety of products as well as processing and packaging quality

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  • Prolonging pallet life

    Prolonging pallet life

    University trials show UPALL extends working life of pallets by ‘a minimum of three times’ before first repair Edinburgh Napier University tests have confirmed that new patented guards fitted to Euro size (800mm x 1200) wooden pallets extend their grocery supply chain lifespan – and their environmental benefits – dramatically. The robust UPALL-branded protectors, which

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  • Consultancy led coding and labelling support

    Consultancy led coding and labelling support

    For almost 20 years Clearmark Solutions Ltd, (commonly known as ICE within the industry) has worked hard to build a reputation as the UK’s leading coding and labelling solutions provider of ICE and Zebra coding equipment. This reputation is built on a portfolio of the best quality products, unparalleled service and support and consistently delivering

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  • Improve your pack room equipment

    Improve your pack room equipment

    Employee-owned packaging company, Kite Packaging, has recently expanded two of its popular pack room products, their dynamic gummed paper tape machine and glue gun bundles. Efficiency in your pack room is essential to ensure the smooth running of your operation, along with high-quality equipment at your disposal. Kite’s new gummed paper tape dispenser is suitable

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  • Data management in the new packaging regime

    Data management in the new packaging regime

    Changes to packaging waste regulations will see a major rise in costs for producers. Valpak Policy Advisor George Atkinson explains what the new rules mean, and how to navigate them The impact of extended producer responsibility (EPR) reforms to the UK’s packaging waste regulations in 2023 will be profound. For some, EPR is a long

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  • Foremost solutions

    Foremost solutions

    When a leading telecom client required an enclosure with very specific requirements, Foremost Electronics was on hand to help overcome the hurdle Foremost Electronics, the engineering-led Essex based importer and specialist distributor of electromechanical components, works closely with its global suppliers to provide bespoke solutions for its customers where standard products do not meet the

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  • Plastic recycling returns to the agenda

    Plastic recycling returns to the agenda

    Focus on eliminating single-use plastics and promoting closed-loop packaging has fallen off the agenda in recent months as the devasting impact of the coronavirus pandemic has forced businesses to re-evaluate priorities. For many, those corporate CSR efforts that were gaining momentum in 2020 were put on pause as the lockdown forced businesses into remote working

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  • Getting back to business

    Getting back to business

    Cory Brothers has weathered more than its fair share of storms during its 150 year history, writes Mark Bowden Staying true to its “never standing still” slogan, the company is already guiding importers and exporters beyond 2020 Established in the mid-1800s, Cory Brothers has seen revolutions, recessions & recoveries, the good times and the bad.

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  • Introducing recycled content into BOPP films

    Introducing recycled content into BOPP films

    Innovia Films is a major producer of Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene films (BOPP) and supplies products to the Packaging and Labelling sector from manufacturing sites in Cumbria UK, Belgium, Poland, Mexico and Australia. To enable a circular economy, it is of vital importance for polymer converters to introduce recycled materials into their products.  Innovia have a

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