DS Smith accelerates smart packaging with BeFC

DS Smith has partnered with Bioenzymatic Fuel Cells (BeFC), a French start-up that develops fully recyclable smart tags.

Macfarlane's Westbury staff celebrating the milestone

Macfarlane celebrates 75th anniversary

Macfarlane Group has marked 75 years of business with celebrations amongst its staff across the UK and Europe.

Firm fined after worker's fingers partially severed

A returnable packaging specialist has received a six-figure fine after an agency worker was injured when using an unguarded table saw at its facility.

A mock-up of Xeikon's Drupa booth, including one of its highlighted zones

Xeikon puts spotlight on specialist presses at Drupa

Xeikon plans to focus on digital presses for specialist applications at Drupa, including a new high-res inkjet model for labels and an inline embellishment system co-developed with Kurz.

Siegwerk is headquartered in Germany, but has sites on every (habitable) continent

Siegwerk forms new sustainable coatings division

German inks and coatings manufacturer Siegwerk has established a new division dedicated to functional coatings for new sustainable packaging products.

Dairi-Pak's new Autobox has in-built flexo printing capability, allowing it to upsell print to large box customers

Dairi-Pak makes productivity leap with new Autobox

Shropshire sheet plant Dairi-Pak has seen its short-run productivity leap after installing a brand-new Kolbus Autobox AB300.

Make Up's Digi-MollPak has automated the previously manual process of folding and gluing

Make Up Print Finishers brings gluing in-house

Make Up Print Finishers, the trade finishing arm of Gloucestershire-based Vale Press Group, has automated its in-house gluing process with a brand-new Moll Digi-MollPak folder-gluer.

Macqueen: "Education is the cornerstone of progress in the packaging industry"

Undergraduate degree in packaging opens enrolment for 2024/25

Sheffield Hallam University has opened enrolment for a packaging degree that is said to be the only course of its kind in the UK.

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John Lewis among brands committing to Pack4Good

John Lewis is among a raft of retailers and brands to sign up for environmental not-for-profit Canopy’s Pack4Good initiative to mark Earth Day 2024.

Woodberry snaps up Reelvision Print

Woodberry Packaging has chalked up another buy with the acquisition of specialist carton printer Reelvision Print.