The Argument Against Plastics Has Become Emotional

Carbon was the main topic of conversation at Packaging Innovations 2020, which returned to Birmingham’s NEC on 26 & 27 February, with exhibitors and speakers alike putting the industry’s hottest subject in the spotlight. While exhibitors showcased the sector’s latest developments and technologies designed to lower packaging’s carbon impact, the two-day seminar programme featured the …

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How to create Instagram-ready packaging

In the Age of Instagram, well-designed, beautiful packaging is being shared across social media almost as much as the product and purchase itself. Many social media influencers are using distinct luxury packaging as props for their carefully curated Instagram photos – presenting brands with a great opportunity to increase brand awareness. Brands need to be …

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Reduce Costs and Stress while Increasing Output!

It’s time to take it easier! Our competitively-priced and super-reliable Semi- and Fully-Automatic machines are a great way of increasing your output, lowering Health & Safety risk and saving money at the same time! We have helped customers with Strapping Machines Pallet & Parcel Strappers Pallet Stretch Wrappers Air Pillow and Void Fill Systems Shrink …

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How to find the “Sweet Spot” for your e-commerce packaging

E-commerce presents more complexities in life cycle and an increased number of touchpoints compared with bricks and mortar. But with the right tools, knowledge, expertise, and innovation methods, your packaging ‘Sweet Spot’ can be found. Corrugated cardboard and the first box designs were created over 100 years ago for the bricks and mortar supply cycle, …

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Amazing ways to re-use a Cardboard Box (before you fully recycle it!)

STOP! Before you throw those boxes into the recycling skip at your local refuse centre (or shred them in your lovely Hub Packaging Shredder!) – consider these ways to give them a second life and entertain a small person near you 🙂 A Washing Machine A Tumble Dryer An AirStream-style Caravan A Handbag A Dream …

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Ten Affordable Tips for a more Sustainable Business

Sustainable green business initiatives are buzz-worthy for many a good reason – a greener workplace reduces its impact on the planet while becoming a more productive and healthier place to work. Going green might seem daunting, but contrary to what many cash-strapped small-business owners think, sustainability management doesn’t have to cost a fortune – in …

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The Facts on “Biodegradable”

Biodegradable is a generalised term for the physical and chemical decomposition of materials under certain environmental conditions and in the presence of specific catalysts. In the broadest sense, all plastics could be described as biodegradable as they will eventually disintegrate, but this can be misleading when comparing their environmental impact. To evaluate a plastic’s environmental …

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Reduce your Cost per Carton with Water Activated Tape (WAT)

How much is it costing you to seal your corrugated cartons? Did you know that you could save money, speed up the process, improve your packaging security and green credentials just by changing to water activated tape? We’re not talking about new technology here – gummed paper tapes have been around since Thomas Edison was …

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