If I have seen farther than other men, it is because I stood on the shoulders of giants.’ – Sir Isaac Newton My fellow friends of PackagingConnections, We hope that you have a great start to the new year 2012 both privately and business-wise with your friends, family and relatives.
Sanex Packaging connection Pvt Ltd unveils the Year’s biggest Packaging Innovation report. Interpack 2011 world’s largest packaging show was held in May 2011 and PackagingConnections’ team attended the event held in Düsseldorf , Germany.
This is a natural miracle in a natural world. Metal is made from a natural resource in huge quantities. It comes from earth and goes back to earth going through natural process of oxidation/ so this is truly recyclable as there is no concept of virgin metal really speaking. Ardagh group has published the great book on this and i really liked it.
What a irony that there is a blanket ban on plastics is proposed which would impact the business of more than 250 million USD but no solutions are proposed. My basic thing is if something is wrong then why allow at the first time , and if it has to be stopped then why not answers to tackle the issue.
Bridging the gap a popular game stuck our attention today. The game is very much similar to what we do as packaging professionals. The game involves building a bridge for a train, and sees whether it safely passes the bridge to other side. There is limited material and budget for building the bridge and the train can move at varying speeds.
This is quite interesting that some people look at packaging as an art while some just look at it like science. Lot of work on packaging is dine by advertising companies who mostly come with art background.
I HAD BEEN READING I HAVE A DREAM BY RASHMI BANSAL. A VERY INTERESTING BOOK INDEED AS THIS TALKS ABOUT THE ENTREPRENEURS WHO FOUND A NEW WAY TO SOLVE OLD PROBLEMS OR WORKING FOR THE SOCAL CAUSE. THIS ALSO COVERS THE STORY RAGS TO RICHES. THIS IS ABOUT CONSERVE INDIA BY ANITA AHUJA. ANITA FOUND NEWS WAYS TO MAKE HANDBAGS FROM THE WASTE SAY LIKE PLASTICS.
Its quite interesting that packaging means different to different people. Like some would say its protection to products and that is its function, and after that they are not concerned. Some would say it the means of carrying the product and some would say both.
Colours on canvas and creativity are like a creative packaging for products to make the first impression. Today morning, India's great painter MF Husain known as India's Picasso passed away in London today morning 9th June 2011 at the age of 95.
Manufacturing details are associated with unique identification code and code is securely printed at the point of manufacturing.
Everything is in thinking: This was the line that I noticed somewhere and it got me thinking again. Books are the great source to aid thinking, when we start thinking, we also come out with new ideas and then those ideas can lead to actions. Actions will then decide our performance/existence in this world.
Recently while a over the tea conversation with some of my colleagues, a discussion on cosmetic packaging erupted. Discussion stirred towards enamels and near unanimously all the female counterparts said that they were vary of the good old cylindrical shaped glass bottles.
I understand that Government of India has announced that all pharmaceutical export shipments must have track & trace feature to avoid any spurious Indian pharmaceutical products in the market. Governemnt of India has recommended 2D bar coding.
This is the question hit me one day, that Do we really need packaging? If yes, then why and if no, again why? Thinking about it, we started a Poll at Linkedin and started getting interesting results and comments. You too can give your opinion and comments.
Now there is a scheme in India for anti-counterfeiting based on number system. This is Information Technology Act 2008 compliant in India and confirms to common principles of Information Technology Acts in countries across the world.
Today in the Mail Today I read that Indian packaging industry is growing approx 10% annually and estimated packaging market is 13 billion USD. The growth is happening due to growth of pharma and food industries. Its also getting lot of push by the growth of retail outlets in India.
Packaging waste is always a question running in everybody's mind and lot of discussions around. Sometimes when i visit, i see so much packaging waste is generated in packaging exhibitions. Exhibitors distribute tonnes of brochures to their visitors and then they carry those home. And that extra weight also leads to extra fuel burning in planes due to additional weight.
During my last trip to CPHI in Paris, while in Metro, I noticed an interesting advertisemnt poster in metro by Levi's . It says that We beleive it, about shape not size. Since I am packaging, I immediately connected it to packaging and thought, how true it is? Isn't it?
Counterfeit is a big problem but not many companies really want to come in open and admit this issue. This is the fact which is well appreciated as corporates would like to protect their brand identity too.
Mr B K Karna, my classmate, friend and Dy Director at Indian Institute of Packaging, Hyderabad has started the historic campaign to write a Packaging Slogan everyday.