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M&S slashes plastic use in food packaging to cut waste

A major UK supermarket has slashed the amount of packaging used for its popular snacks such as crisps and popcorn by reducing the pocket of air at the top of the bag. As a result of so-called ‘Project Thin Air’, more than 140 of Marks & Spencer’s best-selling products have been redesigned and repackaged in smaller, less bulky packets containing the same amount of food as before.

Bag-in-Box Packaging for Motor Oil

Motor oil has traditionally been stored in plastic bottles which typically use around 85% more material than the new Bag-in-Box packaging solution by smurfit kappa.

Convenient Cheese Packaging

This packaging is convenient and further development of the existing cheese slice packaging

Packaging: REDEFINING MASCULINE SENSUALITY

The Encre Noire saga by Lalique takes its inspiration from the ‘Encrier Biches’ (inkwell) designed by René Lalique in 1913. First introduced in 2006, the latest edition is an intense, masculine fragrance that sheds new light on the personality of the Encre Noire man

New Terminal Reel Box

This developed high-intensity octagon terminal reel box made from one sheet. With this development transportation efficiency grows 122% by increase stacking number.

Double chamber pharmaceutical blister acts as mixer and dispenser

The Frangible Formpack Blister, is an aluminium foil blister pack, with several chambers, made of Amcor Flexibles’ Formpack bottom web and a lidding foil.

Cream Jar with rippled effect

By using new injection molding process, AMOREPACIFIC was able to achieve the extraordinary rippled effect with a 76% reduction in material waste

Light-weight sustainable agrochemical auto-stackable containers 

Dow AgroSciences’ light-weight, sustainable, agrochemical, auto-stackable, 15L PET containers provide considerable functionality in stacking and distribution and allow greater ease of product dispensing than traditional containers.

Unit Dose dry powder Inhaler

Unit dose disposable dry powder inhaler which is designed to be an ultra low cost device

New High Torque 22DCT Athlonix ™ Mini Motor from Portescap High torque in a compact package

 Portescap has added a new 22 mm diameter motor to its DCT line of Athlonix Brush DC motors. The new 22DCT motor is a result of Portescap’s 80 years of expertise in developing miniature motor solutions.  Featuring its proven energy efficient coreless design with an optimized self-supporting coil and magnetic circuit, the 22DCT delivers higher performance in a compact package.

Swanline and Woolcool team to ‘revolutionise’ cold chain distribution

A collaboration between Swanline Print and UK-based Woolcool, is set to revolutionise the transportation of pharmaceuticals and other perishable products across the world.

Sherpack an extensive European project for flexible packaging

The European project Sherpack « Innovative structured polysaccharides-based materials for recyclable and biodegradable flexible packaging

Air France baby kit made by Albéa for 2nd year running (2015 and 2016 editions)

The baby kit is an attractive bag that cleverly turns into a changing mat when unfolded.
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Yes We Can - Ishida Weigher Meets the Challenge of Hundreds of Different Products

2-head Fresh Food Weigher from Ishida Europe has enabled leading Belgian delicatessen producer Deldiche to handle a huge range of different products on a single machine, delivering greatly improved speed and efficiencies to the packing operation.      

BEST IN CLASS: RadTech Europe conference explores the vibrant UV/EB technologies and markets

The end-use markets for UV/EB curing have grown dramatically in the two years since RadTech Europe held its last conference.

Apex’ Smart Anilox Solutions Enable Innovation

Apex’ stand B20 in Hall 11 will once again act as a Knowledge Center for label printers looking for smart solutions to todays and tomorrows challenges, as the industry continues to innovate. With further announcements and more details scheduled in the run up to Labelexpo 2017, these are already two of our main announcements for the show:  

Repack

Since 1995 a nordic company, organization, or individual has been recognized with a nordic environment prize for exemplary efforts to integrate respect for the environment into their business or work or for some other form of extraordinary initiative on behalf of the environment.    

Budweiser America: Recapturing their largest market through packaging redesign

There are few brands that conjure an image of Americana quite like Budweiser. Founded in 1876 in St. Louis, Missouri, the brand is steeped in heritage. However, for the last 27 years, Budweiser has seen a steady decline in sales in its largest market, the U.S. Micro breweries and the craft beer movement have successfully swayed consumers into thinking bigger isn’t better.

Hot lock bag

Hot Lock Bag is an open mouth paper bag that allows the filler clean and easy closure of the bag

BURTON’S BISCUITS CADBURY FINGER SNACK PACK – AN INNOVATIVE ‘SNAP AND GO’

Introducing our stand-out, innovative snack pack concept that taps into the on-the-go convenience market. Delivering strong brand identity and on-shelf aesthetics for retailers, the novel design features a laser-perforated lid that allows consumers to snap off one pack and keep the rest sealed for later.

Peel Wrap

Peel wrap is an innovative and  easy open feature for shrink and non-shrink packaging

Bobst Italia Makes An Impact At Gravure Innovation Event

Stirring and dynamic were the words buzzing through the two days dedicated to the gravure innovation event “Extending the scope, new technologies for gravure” held on 11th and 12th May 2017 at Bobst Italia, in San Giorgio Monferrato, Italy.

Dressings make an impact in PET

RPC Promens Consumer Kolding is supplying custom-designed PET bottles for a range of dressings and sauces from leading Scandinavian food company Scandic Food A/S, part of the Good Food Group A/S.
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Parkside creates first re-close frozen for Northcoast Seafoods

Packaging solutions provider, Parkside, has collaborated with Northcoast Seafoods, a UK seafood supplier, to create a first to market re-close pack for frozen foods. The pack has been developed with Parkside’s unique laser scribe technology, Parkscribe®, creating an easy open and reclosable pack for frozen products.

RosUpack 2017: Greiner Packaging presents an enhanced range of products for the Russian market for the first time

RosUpack is the largest packaging fair in Russia and Eastern Europe, with more than 18,000 visitors from some 50 countries once again taking the opportunity from June 20 to 23 in Moscow to find out about the latest trends in the sector.
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INX expands Edwardsville manufacturing facility

Schaumburg, IL – June 14, 2017 – Following a successful expansion of its metal decorating plant ln Charlotte, NC late last year, INX International Ink Co. recently doubled the size of its manufacturing facility in Edwardsville, KS.
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CO-OP’S 2020 RECYCLING AMBITIONS BOLSTERED BY COVERIS’ INNOVATIVE NEW FILM PACKAGING

  Spalding, Lincolnshire, 13/06/17 – Supporting the Co-op’s recent announcement that it plans to have 80% of its own-brand packaging recyclable by 2020, Coveris has developed an innovative new multi-layer film with integral sealing capabilities that enables current polythene lined packaging trays to be more easily recycled.

Ebeam, Uteco Converting And Inx Digital To Unveil Mass Personalization Digital Solution At Label Expo 2017

Commercial Launch Of First Industrial End-To-End Inkjet Production Line With Inline Ebeam Curing For Food Safe Printed Packaging And Labels

Food Packaging: Smart Packaging Technology Rapidly Changing the Economics of Connecting Objects to the Internet

Food Packaging Industry Using the Internet of Things to Make Processing Smarter

Zero-Waste, Water-Soluble Pods Shake Up Personal Care

Consumers are growing more accustomed to seeing water-soluble, unit-dose pods on shelves in the laundry and dishwasher detergent aisles, but now they can also find these little pods next to cans of shaving cream.

Paper for Perfectionists in graphic design and fine printing

PERGRAPHICA® complements Mondi’s offering at the high end of its professional print portfolio. It is called ‘Paper for Perfectionists’ because it fulfils the most demanding requirements for sophisticated and elegant printed documents.

Cling film with CO2 boundary layer for longer self-life

The cling film developed by dr-PLAST Engineering Zrt.have a CO2 boundary layer and is made of special antifog raw material.

PETG Thermoformed Package

PETG thermoformed tri-fold, NorthStar’s Radiogenix™ Isotope Separation System’s packaging is designed to hold and protect three separate bags filled with liquid reagents, one being caustic, and its tubing during storage, shipping and handling.

Systech Illinois and OxySense, the force in gas analysis

We are pleased to announce that OxySense, the leading brand in non-invasive optical oxygen analyzers and permeation testing solutions is joining Systech Illinois. OxySense and Systech Illinois have been trusted for decades to deliver the highest quality and most reliable gas measurement solutions.

Marks & Spencer reduces snack packaging through ‘Project Thin Air’

Marks & Spencer has reduced the packaging for some its best-selling snack products by reducing the bags’ pocket of air.

Wipak UK develops packs for new popcorn snack

The flexible packaging company used a specially-developed film structure and advanced laser-score technology to create the pull away panel, with the resulting pack robust enough to withstand the rigours of the supply chain, but still easy to open.

Robinsons Squash´d redesign concept

ChrisThursfield student from Loughborough University, United Kingdom had redesigned the Squash´d bottle.

Sustainable Aluminium can

TUBEX GmbH has developed an aluminium aerosol can called Purity. This can is manufactured without any ink or lacquer on the inside or outside.

Coca-Cola Made Detachable Bottle Labels That Work as Wristbands for Music Festivals

No one does packaging stunts quite like Coca-Cola, and here’s another clever idea from the soda giant—bottle labels that detach and become working wristbands that young people can use to access music festivals.

Industrial fire hydrant packaging

Knauf Industries has developed and is manufacturing this new industrial packaging for fire hydrants for Bayard.

Optimize the Manufacturing of Creation Windows

Comexi has developed an innovative combination of Comexi Cingular Laser and lamination in register. The solution devised by Comexi saves costs in production, machinery and energy as it simplifies the process of creating a window in a packaging.

Spout for Liquid Paper Cartons

DNP Develops the Industry's First Spout for Liquid Paper Cartons that Allows Opening of the Cap and the Inner Plug in a Single Motion

ECONOMICAL ALTERNATIVE TO BLOW-FILL-SEAL

Portions of sensitive single-use liquids and pastes are traditionally packaged using the blow-fill-seal method (BFS). However, in general this is complex and inflexible.

Stand Up Pouches Leak Detection System

Qipack leak detection, reduced production failure with Clean Pouch

Bumper Shipper Pack

DS Smith Ltd has designed a pack for Bumper Shipper for Jaguar Land Rover. This new packaging allows 90 off bumpers to be shipped (125% increase).

SPLASHBAG on World Tour – sustainable, water-repellent paper bag receives global recognition

Mondi Industrial Bags, in collaboration with its customer and cement producer LafargeHolcim, has created SPLASHBAG – a paper-based solution designed to satisfy the need of dealing with materials that are often exposed to wet conditions or environments.

Block Bottom Bag 

A special lacquer coating strengthens the edges of the block bottom bag so that they do not break.

Easy peeling

A developed container featuring easy-peelability with little change. 

New Linx CSL60 Laser Delivers Brand Protection, Quality and Productivity

The challenge of achieving the highest quality codes on ultra-fast bottling lines to maximise productivity is being met with the launch of a new laser marking solution from Linx Printing Technologies.  

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