Stars in our eyes — Industry Starpack winners

The 2008 Starpack Industry Awards saw the marriage of materials, sustainability, design and marketing performance. Some of the winners are presented here.

Rise of the machines — packaging systems

European standards and regulations demand improved methods of packaging production. This article describes some of the systems available.

Speeding up design-to-print

Delays in the design-to-print process can harm market share. Management solution supplier ODIN, has developed sotware to aid free-flowing communication, minimise errors and eliminate duplication, resulting in an effective design-to-print process.

Catching the eye — eyetracking for pack design

The optimal design for a pack displayed on-shelf differs from that seen up close. Gaining comprehensive data on the effectiveness of pack design can be time-consuming and expensive. Eyetracking software and methodologies can help.

Chimney sweep — how traditional power stations reduce emissions

The Large Combustion Plant Directive (LCPD) sets limits for the emission of sulphur dioxides, nitrogen oxides and dust from power stations, petroleum refineries and other industrial processes powered by gas, liquid or solid fuel. To comply with the targets, UK coal-fired power stations have either opted out of the LCPD, meaning they have only 20,000 hours operation remaining from January 2008, or are using, or installing, a flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) system.