Flip Cap Opening

Bottles or containers of today are getting updated with flip cap openers. The use of normal screw bottle caps has been reduced with more easy and advanced cap designs in the market. But with new upcoming design, new strategies should also be appointed for testing its quality.

Aptar's Beauty & Home division's 5 flagship packaging formats for every Indian youth!

When we look for good and robust product dispensers and associated formats, the five letter word Aptar pops up immediately in our mind. Aptar is a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative dispensing, sealing and active packaging solutions for the beauty, personal care, home care, prescription drug, consumer health care, injectables, food and beverage markets.

ABC's of Package Tests: Stiffness (Handle-O-Meter)

The Handle-O-Meter stifness tester has a flat plate to hold the specimen over a slot, a bar which forces the film through the slot and a strain gauge to sense the force exerted against the bar by the film sample. 
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Freeze Indicator: Temperature Monitoring of Sensitive Substances

About one in five temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products is damaged due to a broken cold chain while being shipped. Particularly affected are sensitive substances such as biopharmaceuticals and vaccines. Therefore, seamless monitoring that indicates for instance if a pharmaceutical has been exposed to freezing temperatures is imperative.

ABC's of Package Tests: Peel Adhesion

Peel adhesion is defined as the force needed to "Peel" an adhesion tape from any given surface whether flexible ,smooth ,or rigid. This "Peel" force is always and only measured across the width of the taped substrate, making it more difficult seprating force to resist.

ABC's of Package Tests: Tear

A tear tester has a stationary clamp and a movable clamp on a pendulum, means for holding this pendulum in a raised position, then quickly releasing it, and a scale that registers the arc through which the released pendulum swings.

ABC's of Package Tests: Coefficient of Friction

Coefficient of Friction (COF) is a simple ratio equal to the force required to slide on surface over another, divided by the force perpendicular to the contacting surfaces.

Flexible packaging for two products

Two products with spouts in a single pouch is the great innovation patmented by Oleksandr Grytsenko from Ukarine.

ABC's of Package Tests : Impact strength

The pendulum impact tester can be used to measure impact strength of films. An impacting head on the end of pendulum is swung through an arc into and through sample. Tester has a means of measuring difference between potential energy of pendulum at maximum height in free swing and potential energy of the pendulum after rupture of sample.

ABC's of Package Tests : Tensile and elongation

The testing machine consists of clamps to hold the sample, some means of gradually increasing the load on the specimen until it breaks and indicators which show the load and the amount of elongation.  

Yato Dharmastato Jaya (Sanskrit: यतो धर्मस्ततो जयः) a Sanskrit shloka is true for packaging too!

Yato Dharmastato Jaya (Sanskrit: यतो धर्मस्ततो जयः) a Sanskrit shloka. and it means that "Where there is adherence to right action, there [alone] lies victory!"  Same is true in business ethics to be successful. Some people say we got to be practical as they come with the arguments that an omelette can not be made without breaking eggs.

5 reasons you should select Packaging Connections for promoting your business

Widespread network of 100 thousand + packaging members across the globe – Isn’t this is a good number to make your product visible to brand managers, packaging key decision makers and end users.  

Top 5 Packaging Instruments used in the Rigids’ Packaging section of the CPG/FMCG industry

1. Wall Thickness Gauge, WTG - To measure the thickness of the bottles (PET/PP/HDPE/PVC) across various peripheries / curvatures, the wall thickness gauge is used on the wide scale in the industry.

The Impact of Packaging On The Success of e-Commerce

E-commerce has taken the world by storm. Its massive growth has provided a sea of opportunities for the packaging industry and its future prospects appear only brighter.

Packaging is a silent salesman

Packaging is the first thing a customer observes when he is shopping for any product. Packaging could include the box that the product is shipped in or the shopping bag the item is placed in at the store. Inner packaging is what keeps your product nestled safely in the outer packaging.

Top 5 Packaging Materials Used in Industry

1. Corrugated Fibre Board Container (CFC):

Micro: Airless Packaging’ by Aptar B+H, India

Every packaging professional whether in Consumer Packaged Goods industry or in Pharmaceutical company craves for using airless dispensing of products such as creams and lotions for various obvious reasons.

Impact of packaging on the success of eCommerce : Survey

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Relation between packaging and consumer Packaging is an essential part of product mix and packaging decision is a crucial one in manufacturing industries for them to achieve started marketing objectives and a keen competitive business environment.

Sustainable Packaging

Sustainable packaging is inarguably the new hot term in the packaging world. Many big corporations and consumers are increasingly emphasising on sustainability. The natural instinct is to ask what is sustainable packaging? Sustainable packaging is the development and use of packaging which results in improved sustainability. The goals of sustainable packaging are multiple.

Aptar Dispensing System

Aptar Beauty+ Home is a solution partner of packaging delivery system and Dispensing system to the Beauty , Personal Care and Home Care Market. Aptar is a hub of the Closures , Dispensing System and any other technical packaging devices for Beauty+Home , Food, Beverages and Pharma industries.

Pocket Friendly Perfume

8th April 2019 - Product focus - PACTO What comes first in our mind when we listen this word PERFUME? “Fragrance”. And when we give a thought about its packaging, we imagine a classy glass bottle with an innovative shape, design, cap and what not….


It has become increasingly important to gain a layman’s perspective on packaging. That would help producers to mould their packaging according to the requirements of the consumers.


E-commerce has taken the world by storm. E-commerce markets are growing at staggering rates. The online market is expected to grow by 56% in 2015–2020. In 2017, retail e-commerce sales worldwide amounted to 2.3 trillion US dollars and e-retail revenues are expected to grow to 4.88 trillion US dollars in 2021. Traditional markets are only expected to have 2% growth during the same time.

Impact of packaging on the environment

Packaging   has positive and negative impact on the environment. The negative impact  include resources use and the effect of packaging related wastes and emissions. The positive impact is that packaging consumer goods facilities their distribution and thus make it possible to obtain goods otherwise not accessible.

Benchmarking in Packaging

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Journey of Packaging : History of Packaging

A Brief Journey of Packaging

The packaging industry is one the oldest industries that has been around since the beginning of man. Early man used vessels and containers made of natural materials in form of leaves, nuts or gourds, bamboo, coconut shells animal skin, wood as a packaging material for transporting, storing, and protecting food and tool related items.  

Gravure Printing

Gravure is an intaglio process, in that the printing image is in recessed form. The printing image consists of recessed cells engraved in a metal image cylinder. This image cylinder runs in an ink duct containing low viscosity liquid ink. The cells and the surface of the cylinder are consequently flooded with ink.

Only a Packaging Professional can understand this…..

You growl if anyone says “Dabba banaate ho” (you make boxes) You follow your experience and knowledge to open a pack, rather then mere tearing or twisting it. You can spend countless hours in retail stores or hyper marts simply by ‘just’ looking at the packaging of different products

Dip Coating and its Packaging applications

Dip coating is the precision controlled immersion and withdrawal of any substrate into a reservoir of liquid for the purpose of depositing a layer of material. Dip coating is a process used in Industries to manufacture bulk products such as coated fabrics, specialized coatings in the biomedical field etc.
Five interesting Packaging Connection’s stories

Five interesting Packaging Connections stories

Stories are always interesting to hear, no matter what your age is. An adult equally enjoys reading a story book (may be called as a ‘novel’) just like a child does. Packaging Connections have lot of activities happening in the same interesting way. Based on our members engagement on our services and their popularities, here are the top 5 stories of Packaging Connections –

Schreiner MediPharm's tamper evident 'Covert-Hologram Seal'

The Europe-wide Falsified Medicines Directive 2011/62/EU coming into force in February 2019 requires all pharmaceutical manufacturers to mark their prescription medicine packaging with a serial number and an additional tamper protection device. Covert-Hologram Seal manufactured by Schreiner Medipharm provides a wide range of features which abide to the EU directives:
Plastics and Environment Survey Results by

Plastics & Environment Survey Results

During World Environment Day 2018, the theme was "Beat Plastic Pollution" and slogan was "moving towards  a plastic-free future". But don't you think blaming plastics alone is not right. It is true disposable plastics, bottles and non-recyclable waste is the worry of every one but banning all the plastics is definitely not the solution. 

Ultra Violet (UV) Coating

UV Coating is a tough clear-coat applied over printed materials to 1) protect against scratches, tears and fingerprints and 2) enhance the brilliance of the ink colors.

Adopting 5 Packaging Companies Globally

We have started our Adoption programme to increase the sales of packaging companies. We would be adopting 5 such companies and would promote their business free of charge and that too globally. Our idea is to make sure packaging grows.

Recipe for success by #ShivKhera

The key message here is that few positive actions must be repeated and that too daily. Repetition is the mother of learning, it brings consistency. Consistency results in proficiency, it is proficiency that shapes our lives. Afterall consistency signifies credibility. 

Extrusion Coating and Lamination

Paperboard is coated with plastics to combine the mechanical properties of the paperboard with the barrier and sealing properties of plastics. Paperboard combined with a relatively small number of plastic materials will provide the extra features needed to make the paperboard suitable for a number of specially demanding applications.

Packaging and Marketing are the two faces of the same coin

In today’s world, the brand’s recognition, perception, image and differentiation depends on the packaging of the product.

Packaging to provide improved health journey

"Packaging is like a soul to the body". It provides life to the product by protecting it from environmental spoilage, gives shelf appeal, provides information to the end customer and many others. Often, packs are designed such that they directly conveys the "key role" of the product to the customer.

Needle Stick Injury and Needle Trap

Needlestick Injury is defined as the accidental puncture of the skin by a needle during a medical intervention Accidental exposure to blood caused by needle injuries may carry the risk of infection by blood-borne viruses. Accidental contact may occur-

Had we kept seniors in mind while designing a Package?

Being Packaging professional have we ever thought of the problems faced by elderly people while designing a package, especially medicines. There are lot many surveys which are done time to time for finding the answer of this question.

Packaging Jobs Scenario and Packaging Brains, survey results

Being into Packaging sector for more then 30+ years now, I have witnessed the shifts, changes and trends happening in all the sectors related to packaging field.

Don’t Let Your Packaging Salespeople Become Obsolete

Years ago, packaging salespeople were extremely valuable to customers because they were the holders of information. Without salespeople, customers were hard-pressed to uncover facts and gain insight on pricing, product specifications, similar and innovative applications, and industry trends.

Retail scenario and Emerging Packaging Trends: India

Businesses are to create wealth, this is the general understanding. So its said that all major industries create wealth but if there is one industry that plays a unique role by way of both creation of wealth through a wide range of manufacturing activities and also by way of preserving the value created by many other industries, it is PACKAGING  

Remoistenable Adhesive Products

The history of adhesives dates back to ancient Egypt. Man's first application of a water remoistenable adhesive to paper made use of naturally occuring water-activated gums. It was in the 1830's that the British Postal Service first put an adhesive on the back of a postage stamp. It was not until 1841 that an envelope appeared which could be sealed without the use of sealing wax.


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