Putting the supply chain to work

The Starpack Packaging Summit 2009, to be held on 21 May, will examine how successful new product development, packaging innovation and sustainability can help create business opportunities.

The salvation industry

Packaging Consultant Keith Barnes offers his opinions and tips on surviving the economic downturn.
The range of james from Stuad in Austria is complemented by closures featuring reproductions of musical instruments and famous paintings

On the metal – adding value with metal closures

Metal closures can provide a value-added feature for your brand. Jason Hegarty, New Products and Marketing Manager at Crown Closures Europe in Dorset, UK, reports

Modified atmosphere packages

Andrew Goodwin, UK representative from Danish packaging company Danapak Flexibles A/S, describes the company’s flexible packaging materials for the food industry.
Cast cladding bricks

The aesthetic of waste - mineral waste as alternative construction material

A project that examines mineral waste as an alternative to traditional construction materials is underway at the Silicates Research Unit at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. Researchers David Binns and Alasdair Bremner describe its progress.