Author Archive | John Ducard

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7 Great Food Packaging Designs In 2019

Packaging is very important as it is not only the sole protector of your product, but it also can double up as some very effective marketing, if you get it right. Not only that, consumers look for an indication from packaging that they are making the ‘right choice’. This, in itself, gives a lot of […]

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What Packaging Materials are Biodegredable?

The UK has recently announced its plans of cutting greenhouse gas emissions to almost zero by 2050, under the government’s new plan to tackle climate change. Britain is the first major nation to have proposed this target, perhaps after increasing pressures from demonstration groups such as the extinction rebellion and it has been praised by […]

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Polyethylene

Polyethylene is the most popular and commonly used plastic in the world, used in shopping bags, toys and shampoo bottles. There are over 100 million tonnes of the material’s resins produced annually, which accounts for 34% of the plastics market. Following on from our blog post about the advantages and disadvantages of polypropylene, in this […]

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Why the EU does Not Support Oxo-Degradable Plastics

Oxo-biodegradation is biodegradation, defined as being “degradation resulting from oxidative and cell-mediated phenomena, either simultaneously or successively. Oxo-biodegradable plastics are made from polymers such as polyethylene, polypropylene or polystyrene and contain a pro-degradant catalyst which helps the plastic degrade in the presence of oxygen.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Polypropylene

Polypropylene is considered the steel of plastics due to its versatility; it can be modified in countless ways to suit multiple applications. It has become the second-most widely produced plastic in the world. When it was first made in 1951, its popularity soared within six years, and today is the material of choice for manufacturers […]

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How Poor Packaging Can Affect Your Business

A common sign of poor packaging is damage to the product. Whether it is the primary or secondary packaging, if it is not durable enough to withstand the conditions it faces along the line, it is not likely the product will reach the consumer in good condition. This can be costly to manufacturers, who could […]

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