At the end of 2017 Mintel released their annual report into Global Packaging Trends predicting what would be on trend this year. Given that we’re now nearly three quarters of the way through 2018, we thought it would be interesting to see just how right those predictions were, what new packaging trends have emerged this year and the impact this has had on the market.
This summer’s unprecedented heatwave saw temperatures soaring to over 30 degrees so it’s hardly surprising that people made the most of the warmer weather to dine alfresco, whether at a BBQ, picnic or a family day out at the beach. Whilst it’s mostly just harmless fun, this huge increase in the number of us dining alfresco has unfortunately had a huge impact on the environment.
Danish seafood processor Vega Salmon A/S is one of the early adopters of the FlatSkin® packaging system for its hot-smoked salmon products.
Our July Newsletter is packed with all the latest insights from SEALPAC UK.
Since Sir David Attenborough’s Blue Planet series hit television screens, plastic has been high on the news agenda. Headlines about a ‘plastic crisis’ are now a daily occurrence, with incidents of plastic littering the environment, damaging wildlife and destroying oceans, a resounding image.
Against this backdrop, it’s easy to see why some commentators are calling for a ‘zero plastics’ policy – but is that really the answer? Here, we take a closer look at the issue.
With the scale of the current plastics crisis, it’s hardly surprising that there are so many conflicting opinions in the industry as to what the next steps should be.
This was highlighted in a recent webinar roundtable by The Grocer on "Plastic and the Packaging Conundrum". Led by the Editor of The Grocer Adam Leyland, the discussion asked the question: What happens now? How does the industry square away such conflicting requirements to protect, preserve and prevent waste and save the planet from the blight of pollution and litter?
Our June Newsletter is packed with all the latest insights from SEALPAC UK.
In a Food Industry dominated by issues surrounding quality control, resulting in ever more stringent and mandatory control measures on all food production lines, established best practice for food inspection today is an on-site X-ray inspection capability.
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