• LLFlex Acquires Hampden Papers, Bolstering Consumer Packaging Offerings

    Hampden’s wide array of laminating, sheeting, coating & embossing capabilities to be combined with LLFlex’s packaging business to provide customers with expanded portfolio of foil, film, holographic, metallized, paper and paperboard packaging material solutions

  • Cosmo Films Launches BOPP-Fragranced Packaging Film


    New Delhi, 28th September, 2020– Cosmo Films, a global leader in specialty films for flexible packaging, lamination, labeling applications and synthetic paper introduces a new bi-axially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) based coated film which is designed to slowly release a fragrance which lasts for a long time. 

  • Ardagh Group delivers returnable bottle for sustainable brand fritz-kola

    Ardagh Group has worked closely with fritz-kola to produce a new long-neck 200ml flint bottle for their rebellious cola brand, created for the hospitality industry.
    Founded by two friends in Hamburg in 2003, fritz-kola was created to deliver a range of premium quality, great-tasting drinks in the most sustainable and responsible way. 100% recyclable, returnable and reusable glass packaging was the obvious choice to maintain the product’s quality and taste and is key to their sustainability strategy. 

  • Lumson combines technology, creativity and innovation

    Airless and Dispensing Systems The Airless and Dispensing Systems have always been the company’s main focus which, together with its offerings of bottles, jars, and accessories created in different materials, offer integrated and personalised solutions. In particular, there are numerous advantages that set the Airless system apart which can be summarised in five key points: Protects the products from contact with the air, avoiding any possible microbial and environmental contamination Reduces the risk of oxidation and external contamination with the product Ensures dispensing of the entire quantity of the product Suitable for all types of formulas Guarantees consistent product dosing. “After the Coronavirus emergency, packaging as a means of protecting the product from contamination or deterioration will become increasingly more important in the cosmetic world," explains Matteo Moretti, Lumson President . "It will have to guarantee the safety and integrity of the bulk it contains and for this reason, there will be a considerable increase in demand for ‘touchless’ solutions and airless systems that avoid possible product contamination risk”. “Touchless” the future beyond airless In the last 10 years, Lumson, a pioneer in the development of the Airless system with Pouch, has developed different types that are all guaranteed by a patented system which guarantees absolute product purity. The performance of the Touchless with Pouch system is based on 4 fundamental principles: Maintenance of product purity and integrity (patented by Lumson) Ability to separate different materials, allowing for the various components of the packaging to be recycled appropriately Gradual deflation of the pouch as product is dispensed until it is completely finished The pouch is available in mono or multi-layers according to the product type and viscosity.

  • Marks. Help RB Launches Newly Designed Air Wick Freshmatic

    An Appealing Transformation: RB partnered with one of the world’s leading product design and development consultancy DCA to transform the device, with the redesign of shape (also resulting in a 17.2% reduction of plastic) with softer curves and the inclusion of a blossoming effect with the spray hole integrated into this. DCA was also able to make it more attractive to customers in the redesign by reducing the number of batteries required from two to one. The redesign follows in-depth customer research. Continuous Freshness: Global design agency Marks worked with RB to bring the new design to life through packaging. Taking the theme ‘continuous freshness’ to capture the new fragrance and odour-neutralising technology, Marks distilled the pre-existing visual iterations into a simple, easy to understand design, while letting the new device take centre stage through an enlarged pack window. Bold and impactful: The redesign retains the bold, impactful colours familiar to existing customers and further simplifies the layout to ensure it communicates clearly and achieves shelf stand-out. Clean and unfussy graphic language speaks to the idea of purity and odour-neutralising technology and each fragrance is illustrated on pack for quick communication with associated colour palette for easy navigation. The new refills in turn use the clean, graphic language of the device packaging to create a range of simple, colour-coded ‘frames’ that hero the light, fresh and inspiring imagery to drive home the idea of quality fragrance. A successful redesign: Global design strategy director of RB, Jos Harrison says: “Our redesign is the result of listening to customers and designing something that they truly want. It’s also the perfect example of our agencies working together across every touch point to deliver a really exciting new variant.” RB’s Freshmatic Marketer David Bermejo added: “Understanding our customer’s desires for the redesign was essential. The device has always delivered in terms of fragrance over a long period, but the new design allows the product to take centre-stage in the home environment, something to be proudly displayed, not hidden away. “Reducing the amount of plastic is also hugely positive and part of our ambition to make the device more responsible. This has also reduced the total shipping weight by 28.9%, which significantly reduces CO2 emissions and the consumption of fossil fuels for shipping.” Air Wick Freshmatic Automatic Spray launches across Europe this summer and in the USA in the second half of the year.

  • The market situation for aluminum tubes and aerosol cans will worsen in the third quarter of 2020

    Reliable forecasts are essential for sufficient planning security

    Düsseldorf, September 23, 2020 - After an overall satisfactory market development in the first half of 2020, the deliveries of aluminum tubes and, in particular, aluminum aerosol cans to the German market are now significantly declining.

  • Sidel celebrates 40 years of blowing and packaging expertise for PET containers

    It was 40 years ago when Sidel launched its first commercial blower to produce PET bottles for the beverage industry. The company has been supplying and pioneering innovative PET packaging solutions for beverage as well as the Food, Home and Personal Care (FHPC) markets to meet the growing and fast-changing consumer demands since then.

  • POA Symbol: An overview on POA symbol in cosmetics packaging

    The period-after-opening symbol or PAO symbol is a graphic symbol that identifies the useful lifetime of a cosmetic product after its package has been opened for the first time. It depicts an open cosmetics pot and is used together with a written number of months or years.

  • Dabur launches Real’s new low-calorie range in Tetra Pak® Craft packaging

    Tetra Pak® Craft has been chosen by Dabur to launch their first-of-its-kind “Low Calorie” Fruit juices range. Addressing the need gap for “Calorie Conscious” consumers looking for Tasty, Fruit nutrition, Real Activ ‘Low Cal’ range which contains no added sugar, no added color and no added preservatives, is the perfect partner for their fitness goals and healthy lifestyle. Speaking about the launch, Mayank Kumar, Business Head (Foods), Dabur India said, “’Calorie Conscious’ consumers are increasingly looking for beverages that bring out the natural goodness of fruits without the guilt of excessive “Calories” and we had the perfect offering in Real Activ ‘Low Cal’. We were looking for the right packaging to complement the product concept and Tetra Pak® Craft proved to be the perfect solution. A market first, the new Real Activ ‘Low Cal’ range will appeal to fitness & health conscious consumers and the innovative Tetra Pak® Craft packaging will strengthen the product’s credibility.” Ashutosh Manohar, Managing Director, Tetra Pak South Asia said, “We are very happy to build on our partnership of innovation with Dabur for its new ‘Low Cal’ Real Activ range in Tetra Pak® Craft pack. As consumer demand for healthy alternatives grows, food companies are looking for packaging innovation that represents the values of the brand and the product accurately. With its natural look and high on-shelf differentiation, Tetra Pak® Craft is the ideal match for products that lay emphasis on natural ingredients and authenticity.”

  • Nuvae Healthcare opts for Constantia’s packaging

    Nuvae Healthcare handcrafts one of its most important products, the Gosan hand sanitizer in small batches. It is an easy-to-use 70 percent alcohol-based liquid for water-free cleansing. The company opted for a complete recyclable packaging made of EcoLamPlus.

    EcoLamPlus laminate is one of Constantia Flexibles’ products in the monopolymer EcoLam packaging family based on PE. It has been developed to replace non-recyclable multipolymer structures where water vapor and oxygen barrier are needed. It also helps to sustain highly volatile products like alcohol.

    ‘It’s a huge honor for us to partner with Nuvae Healthcare as our valued customer and to package its product, Gosan hand sanitizer, with our recyclable EcoLamPlus laminates. Health and safety is one of our key pillars and that’s why Nuvae Healthcare is such a strong partner for us,’ said Tony Sirohi, executive chairman at Constantia Flexibles India. ‘We are glad to have this successful and sustainable venture. Looking forward to further joint projects.’

    ‘We are very proud of our unique formula of Gosan. It revolutionizes personal hygiene by making it simple and highly effective. It is paraben free, cruelty free, and vegan. The health and well being of all people are our priority. Therefore, it makes sense to also use packaging that is fully recyclable, just like EcoLamPlus. It’s a perfect combination of protecting the environment and our customers,’ added Utsavi Parekh, director of Nuvae Healthcare.

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