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Dave's Diary

Dave will post regular updates on happenings around the world from exhibitions, film procedures, print and pre-press developments.

Downgauging Plastic Packaging

96% of audits carried out have offered opportunities for reducing the amount of plastic used by downgauging, or offering alternative materials which, for example, could be recyclable.

Do you know your MDOPE from your BOPE?

The packaging world really loves an acronym; PET, BOPP, EVOH being just a few examples! Now due to our search for sustainability we have even more. So, what is OPE? – Well, it’s oriented polyethylene.

Biodegradable food packaging – 15 benefits to really shout about!

We love a good dictionary definition here at National Flexible, and we’ve got one here for biodegradable: “A substance or object capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms and thereby avoiding pollution.” That seems straightforward enough, but before we dive into our list of benefits, let's look at how that transfers into packaging materials and products.

Eco friendly food packaging

Eco friendly. There are two parts to the phrase we’re looking a little deeper into. If we’re going to help our planet retain resources without causing the ongoing harm we have, we need to consider it closely and how it impacts our actions.

Why choose a stand up pouch?

We don’t have to tell anyone how popular a pack stand up pouches are. You only have to take a quick browse around any supermarket or convenience store to see an abundance of sizes, shapes, and colours, holding every type of product imaginable.