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Bubble wrap was created in 1957 by inventors Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes. They originally began working on bubble wrap with the intention of it being three-dimensional textured wallpaper, however this creation did not take off and they later discovered it was better suited to packaging – Bubble Wrap became a registered trademark in 1960. […]
How packaging played a big part for an inspiring designer The James Dyson award is open to current and recent design engineering students and is run by James Dyson’s charitable trust to celebrate, encourage and inspire the next generation of design engineers. All designs are truly inspiring, however as a packaging company, Kite Packaging are […]
Peak Packaging Monday – Are you ready? Traditionally in the UK, the final quarter of the year has been the busiest trading period, with UK retail and industry sectors seeing their sales turnover accelerate. This year, Peak Packaging Monday falls on 21st November. We see most companies placing orders for packaging materials, throughout ‘Peak season’, […]
The Finnish Baby Box Here at Kite we are always interested in industry news and packaging designs that are in the headlines. The latest one to attract our attention is the ‘baby box’, originally founded in Finland, Finnish mothers for the last 78 years have been given a box by the Finnish state, including necessities […]
The rise in B2B mobile optimisation For the first time ever the UK saw smartphones and tablets account for over half of online sales (51%) during the period November 2015 to January 2016 according to IMRG, demonstrating how smartphones and tablets are becoming a major component in e-commerce sales, as this figure is up 40% […]
E-commerce is accelerating the increase in peak season retail sales, but with it comes new challenges and a greater demand for innovation Traditionally in the UK retail and industrial sectors see their sales turnover accelerate in the final quarter of the year. Referred to as “Peak season”, for many companies this time of year brings […]
Monday 23rd November 2015 is the day when the biggest volume of packaging purchases will take place in the UK. In the UK, the final quarter of the year is traditionally the busiest trading period for Business to Business markets, both retail and wholesale. Nowhere is this truer than the Packaging Distribution sector. This year, […]
If your business exports to the US, you’ll know how important it is to ensure you are up to date with all the rules and regulations about products and the different certifications they need to carry. But have you ever thought about the rules surrounding packaging materials?
That time has come round again when we celebrate Employee Ownership Day. A fantastic time of the year to recognise the global movement that is employee ownership, and encourages employee-owned businesses to share their success stories…
If you watched the 10 o’clock news last night on BBC1 you will have seen a piece about fake reviews on-line, and the use of external third party agencies to generate a gradual and ‘seemingly real’ influx of favourable comments…