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Heat Seal Coating bonds plastic films, papers, and foils 31 October 2014
October 30, 2014 - Designed to be applied by flexographic presses and other roller coating applicators used in both web and sheet-fed production equipment, Aqualene®1190 achieves heat sealing or heat activation at 210–230°F. Water-based coating contains no VOCs or ozone depleting ingredients and can be cleaned up without caustic or hazardous cleaning products. It is suited for bonding treated and non-treated plastic films, such as PP, PET, and PVC as well as paper, paperboard, and aluminum foil. Read More...
Active, biodegradable packaging for oily products 31 October 2014
An oil container. The BIOMAT group has manufactured an active container with natural antioxidant agents for full-fat, fat or semi-fat cheeses, and cheese portions. The packaging makes the product last longer in a good condition, which plays an important role not only in the quality of the product but also in reducing discarded, uneaten food. Read More...
Elkhorn non-profit looking for food packaging volunteers 30 October 2014
LAKE GENEVA—Children's World Impact, an Elkhorn non-profit, is looking for volunteers to help at its sixth annual Hungry Bellies food packaging event. The event will be from 3 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, and from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Geneva Ridge Resort, W4240 Highway 50, Lake Geneva. Read More...
The European GRP (glass fibre reinforced plastics) market in 2014 29 October 2014
The volume of glass fibre reinforced plastics (GRP) manufactured in Europe will grow by over 2% in 2014. Growth has therefore stabilised in this segment, which is by far the largest area of the fibre reinforced plastics and composites industry. The composites market is extremely heterogeneous not only in terms of company size and the processing techniques used in GRP production but also in the types of components and products manufactured Read More...
Visitors up 10% at Packaging Innovations London 29 October 2014
Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London reported a record turn-out with visitor numbers up 10% year-on-year to 3,930. We couldn’t be more delighted with how this year’s show turned out,” said Alison Church, event director for EasyFairs packaging events Read More...
When it comes to food packaging, what we don't know could hurt us 28 October 2014
It’s almost impossible to imagine life without flexible, transparent and water-resistant food packaging, without plastic sandwich bags, cling film or shelves filled with plastic jars, tubs and tubes and durable bags and boxes. Read More...
Tesco milk packaging leaves little to the imagination 27 October 2014
A supermarket chain of the size of Tesco has to design a large amount of packaging for its in-house food and home products. Sometimes, things will inevitably fall through the cracks as it did with this buttermilk packaging for its Irish branches. Read More...
TOTINO conquer the vermouth market with new embossed bottle from Ardagh 24 October 2014
To attract maximum interest and attention to its new herbal aperitif TOTINO bottle, Henkell& Co Vinpol has turned to Ardagh Group to create and execute some stunning embossing and style the whole range as a brand family. The design and production teams at the company’s Gostyń unit in Poland did not disappoint, with a redesign for the 1L bottle, and the creation of 2 new capacities, 500 ml and 750 ml. Read More...
Dyson's 20 Best Inventions of the Year Include Packaging Innovations 24 October 2014
Every year, the James Dyson Foundation holds a worldwide competition for the best inventions of the year that answer a simple brief: Design something that solves a problem. Before the announcement of the big winner on November 6th, Dyson has unveiled the top 20 inventions. Read More...
The Pentawards 2014 Packaging Design Award Winners 22 October 2014
The Pentawards has as its mission the global promotion of packaging design. According to Brigitte Evrard, Pentawards co-founder, "Packaging design is a very demanding and difficult discipline, as it is subject to the laws of a market more and more focused on cost reduction and short-term profitability. Read More...
Clever packaging cheated sniffers, scanners 21 October 2014
A cursory glance at the tin cans which had heroin concealed in them does not reveal much. They do not look any different from the innocuous food cans one finds at general stores. But the fact that the smugglers managed to send the contraband outside India using this modus operandi has yet again exposed the limitations of drug detection at entry and exit points. Read More...
Health fears over BPA chemical in plastic food packaging 20 October 2014
Food and drinks packaging helps food to stay fresh and enjoy a longer shelf life. Plastic is commonly used in food containers, bottles and wrapping materials as well as in the linings of tin cans. Read More...
US rigid bulk packaging market to reach $7.3 bn in 2018 17 October 2014
With increase in manufacturing activities and access to shale oil & gas in the US, the demand for rigid bulk packaging is projected to increase 4 percent per year to $7.3 billion in 2018, according to a new study from the Freedonia Group – the US-based market research firm. Growth will represent an improvement from the performance of the 2008-2013 period as manufacturing output and construction activity recover further from post-recession troughs. Read More...
Prominence of warnings on tobacco packaging; India slips to 136 15 October 2014
New Delhi: India ranks 136 among 198 countries in terms of prominence of pictorial health warnings on tobacco packaging, down from the 123rd position it had managed in 2012. The report ranks 198 countries and territories on the size of their health warnings on cigarette packages, lists countries and territories that require picture warnings, and documents the global momentum towards implementation of plain packaging. Read More...
How Your Packaging Improves Customer Experience 14 October 2014
When we think of packaging as a branding tool, we tend to think of amazing retail packaging like Apple’s. The electronics firm maintains a secret “packaging room” where hundreds of potential package designs are tested to get the opening experience perfect Read More...
Packaging cos oppose govt order to ban PET for pharma products 13 October 2014
Pharma packaging majors have objected to the Union government's decision to prohibit the use of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) to package liquid drug formulations. They view the notification issued by the government as one driven by public interest groups with vested interests. According to a section of pharma packaging players, including the Bengaluru based Manjushree Technopack, PET has undergone stringent tests before it could be approved for use in pharma and food packaging since 1982. It is only in 2014 after a gap of 32 years that the government has raised objections to its use asserting that PET properties are harmful. Read More...
Through transition, R&D/Leverage has kept its identity 11 October 2014
LEE’S SUMMIT, MO. — About six years ago, R&D/Leverage made a decision to rebrand to emphasize that the company was much more than a tool shop. That part of the company’s story is well known by now. But what’s sometimes forgotten is how the company managed to hang on to its history and its corporate culture during the transition. Read More...
Revolutionary EcoCup™ Single-Serve Capsule Takes First Place at Packaging Innovators Competition 10 October 2014
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The ground-breaking EcoCup™ capsule was voted MOST INNOVATIVE PRODUCT at the Packaging Innovators Competition hosted by PAC, Packaging Consortium last week in Toronto, Ontario. Read More...
Packaging maker invests Dh250m in Abu Dhabi 9 October 2014
Technovaa Packaging Industries Ltd., the industrial arm of DARVESH and one of the leading paper products/plastic film producers in the region, is to set up a new manufacturing facility at the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), with an initial investment of Dh250 million, Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has announced in a statement. Read More...
Bosch to showcase its complete packaging systems competence at PACK EXPO International 2014 8 October 2014
Bosch Packaging Technology, a leading supplier of processing and packaging solutions, will showcase its complete systems competence, from processing to primary and secondary packaging to end-of-line technologies at PACK EXPO International 2014. Read More...
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