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Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the Packaging & Converting Intelligence editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought-provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

Latest Packaging & Converting Intelligence Feature

Unbox the future
11 May, 2020
While polystyrene is 100% recyclable, its potential as a recyclable...
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Industry fate is sealed 07 May, 2020 Before the Covid-19 reality, sustainability led the agenda for the packaging and converting industry, dictating a number of the newest innovations and launches. A key example of this...

Lead the charge 07 May, 2020 With the world stumbling to a crisis point in its flagrant use of plastic, especially single-use, a drastic change in direction is needed. Multinationals are leading the way in...

Long live print 07 May, 2020 Even in our digital age, print remains hugely important to the packaging sector – it’s the first aspect of a product a consumer sees. Annie Scanlan, membership and information officer...

Reuse, recycle, revolution 07 May, 2020 With packaging in a period of rapid transformation, manufacturers are finding increasingly innovative ways of supporting a circular economy. Tracee Auld, chief sustainability officer...

Crisis management 07 May, 2020 The rapid spread of Covid-19 poses unprecedented challenges to the food service industry. With high-street footfall completely extinguished, meaning lay-offs aplenty, and the...

Follow the money 07 May, 2020 E-commerce is fast reaching parity with traditional retail models, and it won’t be long before the majority of shopping takes place online. What does this mean for packaging?...

Pop ’til you drop 07 May, 2020 The global beverage industry is increasingly focused on health and wellness, with sustainable and beautiful packaging supporting that trend. Emma-Jane Batey speaks to Dash...

Get the low-down 07 May, 2020 With the nature of labelling fast-changing, new and more explicit means of conveying information are required to inform an increasingly busy and convenience-focused market. Without...

Key trade fair pushed back 06 May, 2020 Drupa, the world’s leading trade fair for printing technologies, and originally set for June this year, was postponed in mid-March because of the global spread of the Covid-19...

Follow the money 05 May, 2020 E-commerce is fast reaching parity with traditional retail models, and it won’t be long before the majority of shopping takes place online. What does this mean for packaging?...

New Circular Economy Action Plan 2.0 A New Wave of Sustainability Requirements 21 April, 2020 On 11 March 2020, the European Commission (EC) published its long-awaited new Circular
Economy Action Plan 2.0 (Action Plan), which constitutes one of the main building blocks of...

How consumer-goods companies can prepare for the next normal 21 April, 2020 Consumer-packaged-goods manufacturers must anticipate changes in consumer behavior and set up plan-ahead teams to guide and accelerate decision making. By Raphael Buck, Tracy...

Get smart 31 October, 2019 Smart packaging offers huge value to the whole of the supply chain. There are a number of recent innovations that can help to optimise monitoring. Emma Green speaks to Ruud van der...

Digital direction 31 October, 2019 The flexibility and speed of digital printing makes it an easy choice for brands big and small; special offers, limited editions and start-ups all appreciate the ease of digital...

Leaders of the pack 31 October, 2019 We dive into GlobalData’s Pack Track database to chart the latest innovations to hit the world of packaging, with the addition of one launch from earlier in the year that has...

Protect and serve 31 October, 2019 There’s no hard sell when it comes to paper and carton. Consumers keen to live responsibly are already on board, particularly those who are keen to limit their dependence on plastic,...

The tide turns on plastics 31 October, 2019 One of the most well-known drivers of initiatives and action around marine litter and plastics waste is the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Through its New Plastics Economy initiative...

The truth seeps in 31 October, 2019 Over the past decade, mineral oil migration has brought the food packaging industry some of its most damaging headlines. Have we learned our lesson, or will the same hold true for...

A sweet solution 31 October, 2019 Production managers are employing exciting robotics, automation and technology solutions in order to produce better products faster and with less waste. Matt Rogerson speaks with...


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