Oil-repelling materials

Materials World magazine
Polymeric microfibres may hold the key to the first simple process for manufacturing super oil-repelling (oleophobic) materials.

Discussing carbon footprinting strategies for the FMCG chain

Packaging Professional magazine
A benchmark for assessing a packaging manufacturer's carbon footprint is a long way off, concluded delegates at the Intertech Pira conference on reducing carbon footprint in the FMCG supply chain’, held from 27-28 November 2007, in London, UK.
Bar codes on red apples

Preparing for smaller bar codes on packaging

Packaging Professional magazine
Global supply chain standards and solutions organisation GS1 UK, based in London, has announced that packaging manufacturers should start preparing to adopt a new, smaller bar code by 1 January 2010.

Carrier bag controversy

Packaging Professional magazine
The UK’s London Assembly has called for a national levy on all free throw-away shopping bags to reduce their usage and subsequent environmental impact.

New packaging standard

Packaging Professional magazine
The Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials now includes non-food packaging, announced the British Retail Consortium (BRC) at the standard's launch on 17 December 2007