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Packaging & Converting Intelligence Spring 2019

Food safety continues to be front of mind for brands as the slightest hint of contamination can risk a catastrophic loss of business or brand. Carlsberg have created their better world strategy, and discuss some of the latest and greatest of their sustainable packaging initiatives to get them to these goals.

Choosing the right adhesive in today’s convenience and reopening/closing focused packaging is a critical decision that must be taken carefully to avoid becoming unstuck.  As Digital print continues to grow, the impact on conventional printing continues to develop in lock step; brands discuss their thoughts on which is best for them. Just weeks after the EU approved the Single-Use Plastics ban, leading forestry consultancy Pöyry brought experts together to discuss solutions to the problems of plastic waste in the packaging industry.

Decorative finishes are more than the final touch for packaging design, at once offering consumers more while defining a product’s market position and central demographic.

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Packaging Converting Intelligence Autumn 2018

Time is ticking away from the declarations of major companies of their intent to manage the problem of plastic packaging with major retailers and suppliers all working towards reduction of plastic packaging waste. Articles by Amcor and leading retailers both discuss our cover story.

Neil Thompson explores how businesses are discovering new opportunities to boost efficiency, safety and trust in their supply chains and packaging activities and GlobalData’s latest materials innovation report gives the low-down on the main four materials that could boost the industry’s eco-friendly credentials.

Jules Lejeune, managing director at FINAT, and Garçon Wines’ business development executive, Amelia Dales discuss  how innovation, legislation and company aspirations are impacting labelling.

Also in this edition,  Philippe Thuvien of L’Oréal, and Eric Näf, packaging director at Absolut, discuss the evolution of premiumisation,  evolution, sustainability and the role packaging plays in creating a brand’s identity.

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Cosmetic Packaging Insight Winter 2018

In this issue: millennials make up almost a third of the world’s population, spending about $200 billion each year, so GlobalData Consumer conducted a special report on millennials and their purchasing habits in the beauty sector.

Tubes have proved to be effective, and cost-effective, packaging components across the cosmetics and skincare industries for many years, and are increasingly being adopted by other markets. Cosmetics Packaging Insight selects a number of products featuring tubes as primary packaging components from GlobalData’s pack track database, and highlights the features that make these products innovative and improvements on what came before.

Neil Thompson explores how businesses are discovering new opportunities to boost efficiency, safety and trust in their leading labels. Also, From the EU Cosmetics Regulation to halal certification and REACH, the 2018 Cosmetics Business Regulatory
Summit covered a broad range of key legislative topics for the beauty and personal-care industries. Julia Wray reports.

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Beverage Packaging Innovation Winter 2018


Earlier in the year, Carlsberg held a presentation on its latest sustainable innovations, including a new product that was being released simultaneously with the conference, in the UK and Norway. Mathew Rogerson was able to speak with Simon Boas Hoffmeyer, director of sustainability, and Håkon Langen, packaging innovation director, to learn more about the latest advances and groundbreaking innovations that the company has developed and released.

Whether using NFC tags, augmented reality or mixed media to engage with consumers, there have been many innovations in the smart packaging market released in 2018. We take a look at some of the latest examples, from pack track to global market.

Also in this issue, An examination of the recent improvements in machinery for craft brewing and wine production, with a look at recent updates to plants and equipment. Eli Gershkovitch, CEO of Steamworks Brewery, and Manny Moreno, director of packaging operations at McManis Family Winery’s, share some insight. Plus: We present comments from executives in the branding and marketing of beverage producers, on the latest in design and marketing.

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