Roberts: “We have started the financial year very strongly"

DS Smith hails resilient performance

DS Smith has reported a ‘continued resilient performance’ in a challenging environment, in a trading update for its Q3 period.

The site is set to close in August. Image: Google Maps

DS Smith to close Louth site

DS Smith is set to close its site in Louth, Lincolnshire, with 70 jobs understood to be affected.

96% are planning for an increased digital marketing spend in 2024

Connected packaging on the rise in 2024

Companies are overwhelmingly likely to connect their packaging production to their digital marketing or online presence according to new research, as they seek to gain extra value from their...

Macfarlane sales down but profit up in 2023

Macfarlane Group experienced a 3% drop in revenue in 2023, but its pre-tax profit climbed by 2%, as its recent acquisitions delivered strong performances.

Me & My: KSP rigid boxmaking system

Not too long ago there was a branch of specialist packaging with the wonderfully evocative description ‘fancy boxes’. Sadly, the ‘fancy’ tag has more or less died out nowadays, but demand for robust...

EPR: is it workable?

The trade is well aware – or should be so by now – of the government’s Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging (EPR) legislation that aims to move the full cost of managing household waste onto...

Patton: "We are pleased that the UN has recognised our progress to date". Image credit: Jamie Simpson

Macfarlane Group joins United Nations Global Compact

Macfarlane Group has joined corporate sustainability initiative the United Nations Global Compact.

The machine covers a thickness range from 250mm to an ultra-thin 1mm

CMC Packaging Automation unveils CartonWrap-Duo

CMC Packaging Automation has introduced a new system for packaging items in both boxes and corrugated envelopes, all on demand.

Organisers were anticipating around 7,000 visitors

Larger Packaging Innovations impresses in Birmingham

Packaging Innovations returned to the NEC in Birmingham this week with 20% more floorspace and a positive reception from exhibitors, as sustainability once again proved the dominant talking point.

Emanuel founded Key Production in 1990, taking it to a £24m business

Key Production Group establishes employee ownership trust

Bespoke physical music and packaging broker Key Production Group has set up an employee ownership trust.