Five innovative packaging trends

From elegant designs for cannabidiol oil cosmetics to compostable materials and plastic-free deliveries, innovation in packaging is almost as important as the products themselves

Beauty brands are embracing sustainable packaging

In a bid to reduce single-use plastics, there’s a growing trend for beauty brands to move towards recyclable and refillable packaging

How to make packaging more accessible

Designing packaging that is easier to read, open and use for blind and disabled people ultimately improves everyone’s user experience

Five new creative jobs for AI

Artificial intelligence is shaking up the world of work, automating out routine tasks and freeing workers to concentrate on the more creative elements of their job. But it can often be surprisingly good at mimicking human creativity, and with varying levels of human involvement is now making inroads into new areas of work

Five brands boosting creative packaging design

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From materials to marketing, innovative packaging designs are helping to launch impactful new brands

Innovative packaging design around the world

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Global cultural differences can influence, or even dictate, design changes in packaging, reflecting local consumer demands

Supply chains are looking better in 3D

3D printing product development

It is proving a useful tool in enabling companies from multiple sectors to revolutionise their supply chains and 3D printing can also achieve significant cost-savings

3D printers producing factory goods

Prototyping or creating products in the comfort of your own home is now a possibility with 3D printing, yet the industry’s real potential lies in manufacturing, as Nick Martindale reports