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2021 packaging trends: the best so far

Paramount Packaging Systems’ specialism is the supply of packaging machinery. As we’re obliged to keep our ears to the ground, we thought it would be useful to list out what we believe to be the most important ‘second division’ packaging innovations - both in the wrappers which are our home turf and in the industry as a whole.

2020 packaging trends – what to expect

Packaging is a hot topic for 2020. With continuing pressures from manufacturers, consumers, retailers, wholesalers and even the government, brands are constantly looking at ways to meet the demands to reduce waste – more specifically plastic – and find more sustainable, eco-friendly alternatives for their packaging.

How to be green this Christmas

Christmas is perhaps the biggest and most celebrated event of the year, with lots of gift buying, wrapping, decorating and event hosting taking place. Invariably, all this ‘celebration’ has a significant environmental impact.

Reasons to go biodegradable

Retailers and product manufacturers are turning to biodegradable plastic, a material that can decompose naturally once exposed to the right environment, in a bid to reduce their impact on the planet. We take a look why.

5 eco-friendly packaging alternatives to plastic

The upsurge in businesses trying to reduce their use of plastic has inspired a huge increase in new eco-friendly alternatives on the market, including biodegradable containers and recycled agricultural waste. Here are a few eco-friendly packaging alternatives to get you thinking.

Traditional foods from around the world

Inspired by the World Cup currently taking place in Russia and the range of food products our Fuji Packaging Machinery wrap every day, we thought we’d take a look at some of the standout cuisines from countries participating in this year’s competition.

The most unusual Christmas products this year

Christmas is a time renowned for over-indulging, and with the shops looking to entice us into buying ever more innovative and unusual Christmas fare, we thought we'd take a look at some of the more unusual festive food offerings we've found being marketed in the shops this year.