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BUSINESS & IP CENTRE

PACKAGING INDUSTRY GUIDE

Updated 20 September 2007

Directories
Converter: The New Directory 2007 (Faversham House Group Ltd, 2007) [DIR 676.2029441]
This is a guide to the paper, board, film and foil converting industry. It lists details of manufacturers
and suppliers of products and equipment used in the industry.

European packaging Directory 2006 (McMillan-Scott Plc, 2006) [DIR 338.768880254]


Comprehensive guide to the European packaging industry includes buyers' guide listing service and
product suppliers to the industry across Europe.

Who’s Who in Corrugated - Annual Directory 2006 (Brunton Business Publication, 2006)
[DIR 676.288]
Guide to paper board manufacturers, suppliers, machinery and other service providers to the paper
board industry.

Binsted Bottling Directory 2006 (Binsted Publications Ltd, 2006) [DIR 338.766302541]
Guide to paper board manufacturers, suppliers, machinery and other service providers to the paper
board industry.

Packaging Industry Directory 2005 (CMP Information Ltd, 2005) [DIR 668.8]
This is a source guide to products, services, trade names and brands for the Packaging industry in
the UK. Also contains a who’s who of the sector.

The Folding Carton Industry Manual and Directory 2004 (Brunton Business Publications, 2004) [(B)
AA 746 BUS]
This is an industry manual with information on industry associations, educational institutes and
product & equipment suppliers. Also contains technical information such as fact sheets of machine
and carton board specifications.

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The Processing & Packaging Machinery Directory 2004 (The Processing & Packaging Machinery
Association, 2004) [(B) AA 746 BUS]
This is a sourcebook for over 1000 processing and packaging machinery suppliers and manufacturers
worldwide.

The Institute of Packaging Directory 2003 (The Institute of Packaging, 2003) [(B) AA 746 BUS]
This is a directory of company contacts of packaging manufacturers in the UK. Also contains
research reports on the market, new technology information, new design information and case
studies.

The Packaging Machinery Directory 2003 (Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, 2003) [(B)
AA 746 BUS]
This is a guide to the global packaging industry, including technology and equipment available from
the industry.

Market Research & Statistics


Business Ratio Report: Paper & Board Packaging Manufacturers 2007 (Key Note, 2007)
[(MKT) 338.436763]
Report provides information on the industry background, performance, company profiles and
performance league tables.

Food Packaging in The United Kingdom 2007 (Euromonitor, 2007) [[available onsite via electronic
sources]
This report gives a market overview, corporate ranking, product sector ranking and industry
concentration overview.

Non – Food Packaging: United Kingdom 2007 (Euromonitor, 2007) [[available onsite via electronic
sources]
This report gives a market overview, corporate ranking, product sector ranking and industry
concentration overview.

Packaging Industry Country Report - United Kingdom 2007 (Euromonitor, 2007) [[available onsite
via electronic sources]
This report gives a market overview, corporate ranking, product sector ranking and industry
concentration overview.

Can Makers UK Market Report 2007 (Can Makers Information Service, 2007)
[(MKT) 338.47663] and @ http://www.canmakers.co.uk/downloads/June07.pdf
The report gives detailed market statistics for the UK Can market, also details information of the
European market.

Business Ratio Report: Paper Merchants 2007 (Key Note, 2007)


[(MKT) 338.436762]
Report provides information on the industry background, performance, company profiles and
performance league tables.

Financial Survey Report: The Paper & Board Industry 2007 (Key Note, 2007)
[(MKT) 338.436762]
The report gives financial and market information on limited British companies in the industry.

Stationery (Personal & Office) Market Report 2007 (Key Note, 2007) [(MKT) 338.476762823]
Reports covers market size, trends, segmentation, competitor analysis, swot analysis, industry
background, brand strategy, global markets, buying behaviour, forecasts and company profiles

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Business Ratio Report: Plastics Packaging Manufacturers 2006 (Key Note, 2006)
[(MKT) 338.4366849]
Report provides information on the industry background, performance, company profiles and
performance league tables.

Financial Survey Report: The Plastic, Metal & Glass Packaging Industry 2006
(Key Note, 2006) [(MKT) 338.436888]
The report gives financial and market information on incorporated British companies in the industry

Beverage Packaging in The United Kingdom 2006 (Euromonitor, 2006) [[available onsite via
electronic sources]
This report gives a market overview, corporate ranking, product sector ranking and industry
concentration overview

The World Market for Consumer Packaging 2005 (Euromonitor, 2005) [[available onsite via
electronic sources]
This report gives a market overview, corporate global ranking, product sector ranking and industry
concentration overview.

Packaging Machinery in The United Kingdom 2005 (Euromonitor, 2005) [[available onsite via
electronic sources]
This report looks at the market size, market sectors, research & Development, corporate overview,
company profiles and forecasts.

Paper and Cardboard Packaging in The United Kingdom 2005 (Euromonitor, 2005) [[available
onsite via electronic sources]
This report looks at the market size, market sectors, research & Development, corporate overview,
company profiles and forecasts.

Disposable Paper Products – Market Report 2005 (Key Note, 2005)


[(MKT) 338.476762840941]
Reports covers market size, trends, segmentation, competitor analysis, swot analysis, industry
background, brands strategy, global markets, buying behaviour, forecasts and company profiles

Global Advances in Food Packaging (Technical Insights) (Frost & Sullivan, 2005) [available onsite
via electronic sources]
The study starts off with an overview of food packaging technology and briefly outlines the recent
developments that are considered ‘disruptive’ in the analyst’s view. The study overview is followed
by a detailed assessment of food packaging technology and its applications.

Financial Survey Report: The Paper, Board & Timber Packaging Industry 2006
(Key Note, 2006) [(MKT) 338.436763094105]
The report gives financial and market information on limited British companies in the industry.

The Future of Packaging in China: Strategic Five Year Forecast 2004 (Pira International, 2004) [(B)
TU 80 BUS]
This report looks at the hot topics, markets & forecasts, mergers & acquisitions, new products &
developments, price trends, regulatory compliance & legal issues and companies profiles.

The Future of Intelligent Packaging: Strategic Five-Year Forecasts and Company Intelligence
Profiles (Pira International, 2004) [(B) TV 20 BUS]
This report looks at medium-term technology, markets, forecasts, supply chain case studies and
company profiles.

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The Future of Anti-Counterfeiting, Brand Protection and Security Packaging: Strategic Five-Year
Forecasts and Company Intelligence Profiles 2004 (Pira International, 2004)
[(B) AU 71 BUS]
This report looks at medium-term technology, markets, forecasts, supply chain case studies and
company profiles.

The Future of Dangerous Goods Packaging: Strategic Five-Year Forecasts


(Pira International, 2004) [(B) TV 72 BUS]
This report looks at medium-term technology, markets, forecasts, supply chain case studies and
company profiles.

Packaging (Food and Drink) Market Review (Key Note, 2003) [(B) HQ 38 BUS]
Reports covers market size, trends, segmentation, competitor analysis, swot analysis, industry
background, brand strategy, global markets, buying behaviour, forecasts and company profiles.

Food & Drink: Food & Drink Packaging 2003 (Mintel, 2003) [(B) HP 172 BUS]
This report reviews the market value of food & drink packaging, discusses industry and consumer
attitudes and future trends of food and drink packaging.

European Packaging: Strategic Five-Year Forecasts 2003 (Pira International, 2003)


[(B) TU 80 BUS]
This report offers country and company market profiles and analysis.

Active Packaging 2003 (Pira International, 2003) [(B) HQ 38 BUS]


This report looks at oxygen scavengers & emitters, moisture scavengers, modified & controlled
atmosphere packaging, carbon dioxide scavengers & emitters, ethylene scavengers & emitters,
ethanol emitters, antibacterial films, microwave packaging, flavour/odour absorbers & flavour
releasing films, lactose & cholesterol removers, temperature control packaging, legislative &
regulatory issues and business directory.

The Future of PET Packaging: strategic five-year forecasts and company intelligence profiles 2003
(Pira International, 2003) [(B) TV 52 BUS]
This report looks at the key drivers & trends, cutting edge technology developments, European
market overview, national markets for PET packaging, end use market developments, global PET
markets, supply chain issues, industry structure developments and company profiles.

Introduction to Flexible Packaging 2003 (Pira International, 2003) [(B) TV 61 Bus]


This report looks at flexible materials, films, innovations in flexible materials, flexible based retail
units, printing of flexible packaging, machinery, legislative issues and end-use markets.

Packaging (Glass) 2003 (Key Note, 2003) [(B) TU 80 BUS]


Reports covers market size, trends, segmentation, competitor analysis, swot analysis, industry
background, brand strategy, global markets, buying behaviour, forecasts and company profiles

Packaging (Metals and Aerosols) 2003 (Key Note, 2003) [(B) TU 80 BUS]
Reports covers market size, trends, segmentation, competitor analysis, swot analysis, industry
background, brand strategy, global markets, buying behaviour, forecasts and company profiles.

Packaging (Plastics) 2003 (Key Note, 2003) [(B) TV 52 BUS]


Reports covers market size, trends, segmentation, competitor analysis, swot analysis, industry
background, brand strategy, global markets, buying behaviour, forecasts and company profiles

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UK Paper & Board Packaging 2003 (Snapshots International, 2003) [available onsite via electronic
sources]
Report covers the market size, segmentation, market shares, forecast, socio-economic data and
further sources of information.

UK Plastic Packaging 2003 (Snapshots International, 2003) [available onsite via electronic sources]
Report covers the market size, segmentation, market shares, forecast, socio-economic data and
further sources of information.

Trade Magazines & Newsletters


Flexible: the Journal of Plastics Packaging Technology (Pira International, Bi-Annual)
(P) TV 61 -E(1)
This is a technical journal from Pira International which provides technical analysis and forecasts of
flexible packaging technology for users, converters, raw material producers and print equipment
manufacturers.

Food Packaging Bulletin (Research International Ltd, Monthly) [(P) TV 72 - E (4)]


This is a newsletter for the industry. It offers information on regulations, legislation, recycling and
covers glass, plastic & metal packaging information.

Packaging Business (Miller Freeman, monthly) (P) TU 80 -E (71) www.packagingbusiness.com


This publications looks at the industry news, market, technology and companies

Packaging Magazine (Benn Publications, fortnightly) [(P) TU 80 - E (88)]


www.packagingmagazine.co.uk Magazine cover industry news, case studies, legislation and latest
manufacturing techniques.

Packaging Professional (Cambridge Publishers, Bi-monthly) [(P) TU 80 - E (88)]


This is a trade magazine for packaging companies. It includes information on new products,
packaging machinery, label & labelling, contract packaging, training, branch news and new member
information.

Packaging Technology and Science (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, monthly) (P) TU 80 -E(48)
Trade magazine for packaging manufacturers particularly for plastic packaging. Looks at techniques
and industry news.

Plastics in Packaging.com (Sayer Publishing Group, monthly) [(P) TV 52 - E (4)]


www.plasticsinpackaging.com
Trade magazine covering plastics, resins and packaging machinery and products. Also has country
profiles and product news.

Internet Sources
The British Plastics Federation
The British Plastics Federation (BPF) is the leading trade association of the UK Plastics Industry. This
comprehensive website has sub-sector market groups such as a packaging with information on
training, awards, industry news, environmental issues, business support network and an ask the
expert service.
http://www.bpf.co.uk

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Can Makers
The Can Makers is a trade body representing the UK manufacturers of beer and carbonated soft
drink cans. The website has information on the history of can making, consumer information, drinks
market information, news and links to further sources.
www.canmakers.co.uk

Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association


The Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association represents the interests of companies involved in
the production of light metal containers, closures and components. Their website has information on
statistics, news, awards, design, member directory and a listing of useful links.
www.mpma.org.uk

The Packaging Federation


The Packaging Federation is the representative body of the UK packaging manufacturing industry.
Members include major manufacturers from all sectors of the industry, including paper and board,
plastics, metals, and glass. The website has information on industry news, legislation, events,
publications and a company directory.
http://www.packagingfedn.co.uk

Packaging Magazine
This packaging industry website has information on industry news, innovation, machinery,
suppliers, packaging features, jobs and a calendar of events.
www.dotpackaging.com

Packaging News
This website and magazine has information on UK industry news, events new technology, case
studies and a supplier directory.
www.packagingtoday.co.uk

Packaging Today
This is a comprehensive website of industry news, case studies, product reviews, company directory
and exhibitions.
www.packagingtoday.co.uk

Flexible Packaging Association:


This is the trade organisation for flexible packaging coverters and suppliers. The website has industry
information, news, buyers guide, environmental issues, achievement awards and a calendar of
events.
http://www.flexpack.org

Pira International Ltd


Pira is a commercial consultancy business that specialises in the packaging, paper, printing and
publishing industries. The website has industry news, publications to buy, contacts, information
centre, training and testing service information.
http://www.pira.co.uk

The Packaging and Industrial Films Association


This website has industry news, a buyer’s guide, market information and a calendar of events.
http://www.pifa.co.uk

Note: Every effort has been to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this document,
however some recently acquired items may since have been added to the collection. Please ask for
help at the enquiry desk or check the Business Information Catalogue for more details

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