The UK has long lagged behind many industrial nations with its uptake of automation in manufacturing, according to figures from the International Federation of Robotics. Yet automation of manufacturing tasks gives the UK huge potential to increase its productivity.
A market study by Fraunhofer IVV has evaluated modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) in the retail sector and identified potential cost savings.
Erze Ambalaj has incorporated Parx Plastics’ antimicrobial technology into its expanding foam packaging.
Stora Enso has opened an Innovation Centre for packaging at its head office in Helsinki, targeting converters, manufacturers, brand owners and retailers.