• Self-Healing Nanofiber Time-Temperature Indicator for Securing Cold Chains


    Their research was published in the prestigious journal Advanced Materials IF:25.809 earlier this year: "A Self-Healing Nanofiber-Based Self-Responsive Time-Temperature Indicator for Securing a Cold-Supply Chain." This cold-chain safety sticker creates an image on it when exposed to room temperature (10 0C or higher). Room temperature exposure history and time throughout the cold chain delivery process are indicated but cannot be manually edited. When refrigerated or frozen foods are exposed to room temperature, usually bacteria begin to grow and reproduce. However, it is difficult to see visually as certain bacteria do not affect the taste and smell of foods and frozen foods have almost the same appearance even after melting and refreezing. The core technology of the cold-chain safety sticker is nanofibre film. The researchers attempted to attach a typical film on the back of this newly developed film. At low temperatures, the nanofibre film has a stable structure where thin threads intersect each other, making it opaque because the light is scattered. When exposed to room temperature for a period of time, this structure collapses. Specifically, the thin threads start to melt and become entangled with each other. This allows light to transmit through the film, making it appear transparent. Then the image produced on the typical film on the back becomes visible from the front, showing that the food may have spoiled. The researchers found a way to control the time that is required for the film to become transparent when exposed to room temperature, accounting for variations in spoilage times of different foods. So each sticker was designed to become transparent after a minimum of 30m and a maximum of 24 hours of exposure. This was achieved by controlling the composition and thickness of the nanofibres. Dr Dongyeop Oh from the KRICT said, "This sticker, once exposed to room temperature, cannot be restored to its original state, even if one attempts to refrigerate or freeze it again. Also, room-temperature exposure time cannot be manually adjusted. This means that there is virtually no room for any manipulation." “It does not require modularization, accurately measures localized or gradient heat and functions even after crushing, cutting, and when weight?loaded in a manner that existing TTIs cannot. It also contains no drainable chemicals and is attachable to various shapes because it operates through an intrinsic physical response,” he added. The cold-chain safety sticker can be widely used not only for food product applications but also for the cold-chain distribution of expensive medicine and medical supplies, they say. This is because the sticker is thin and flexible. It is estimated manufacturing cost is low at one cent per unit.

  • TVI wins the “Fleischer-Handwerk Award 2022” And the winner is… TVI!

    Bruckmühl (Germany), May 15, 2022 – Quality, innovative strength, and above all, a passion for meat – this is what TVI is all about, portioning at its best. The latest product development from the Bruckmühl-based specialists has just been honored with a coveted award. This year, the Fleischer-Handwerk Award 2022 (Butcher’s Trade Award 2022) in the category of processing machines is going to TVI. The winner: the universal GMS 400 portioning machine. The worldwide unique, attractively priced entry-level model represents a milestone in terms of cost-effectiveness and resource efficiency.

  • Successfully shaping the future – with sustaina-bility and digitalization

    MULTIVAC looks back on a successful 2021 and is already in a position to announce an even better 2022, in spite of all the current uncertainties. As a provider of integrated end-to-end systems, the company will be introducing innovative solutions and setting new standards in terms of sustainability and digitalization. At the press conference at the IFFA 2022 in Frankfurt, MULTIVAC’s Group Presidents, Christian Traumann and Guido Spix, will outline the innovations that MULTIVAC is presenting at the IFFA and how the company intends to shape the future in dialogue with its customers.

  • Clever Cookie Packaging Folds Out Into a Serving Tray


    Bakery products, especially cookies are the most versatile and widely consumed products because of their delicious taste and unique appearance, which also makes them a perfect present. Not only for personal use, but some of the bakery items also make the best party favors such as cookies, they are used as holiday presents, Halloween treats, birthday and bridal shower favors, and many more.

    When a customer enters a shop they skim through the products and decide to go for the one that seems the most reasonable to their eyes. For instance, from different products, the one that is designed attractively and has something unique like informative packaging, alluring colors, laminations, foiling or other custom techniques that make one product distinguished from the other.

    Cookie packaging has taken a new turn in terms of packing and serving. Customization offers companies with the most innovative and advanced customization techniques that allow them to go for unique shapes, adjustable sizes, and personalized designs that are more effective in grabbing the attention of the customers.

    Well, the discussion is all about the packaging that folds out into a serving tray. This the perfect moment, when you do not have to rush around looking for the owl or the plate to serve cookies, especially when you are having the best time of your life sitting with friends, family or your loved one.

    Packing-Come-Serving Tray:

    There is a group of students from a Swedish University, who designed custom cookie packing that starts from a hexagonal shaped box that unfolds to make a very attractive and functional tray for better serving.

    This box is divided into three sections that hold three different flavors of cookies in a single box. Every section of the division has custom slots that hold each cookie in place. Unfolding this box gives a flat shape that lay on a flat surface perfectly.


    These boxes make an ideal serving tray for parties and other occasions that demand better presentation with functionality.

    Besides this, you can get your custom packaging in every shape that you can think of. So, it is all about being creative and imaginative with your packaging as customization is free of all the restrictions and limitations that could hinder your imagination.

    For instance, you can use a die-cutting technique to create shapes that can be folded or unfolded in the desired way.

    Tray and Sleeve Compartment Boxes:

    The sleeve is a packaging covering on the box that gives a very durable and captivating outlook to the box. These boxes have a tray like base that contains box inserts that make separate space for every cookie giving it a more organized and protective covering. This box goes into the sleeves when removed gives an attractive serving tray kind of look. 

    Bag Box:

    This is the most innovative and unique cookie box, a bag? A box? No, a bag! A bag box it is. This shape holds a box in the center of the base that protrudes up the box and gives a bag-like shape with handles. It can be carried with the handle, which gives a very unique and functional packaging.

    Once the box is unfolded it lay flat on the surface exposing the box that holds the cookies.

    Custom cookie boxes USA are tailored for every customer according to their needs and requirements in the most sustainable material. You can get custom printed cookie boxes for your business in the designs that represent the brand more effectively. Custom logos, patterns, colors, imagery, and product information helps in creating a more professional image of the product and the brand in the most effective manner. Branded boxes help in the marketing and advertising of the brand and also communicate with the customers to create long term and beneficial relationship with the customers.

    The good news is that you can get premium packaging at the most affordable rates for your business.  Cookie Boxes are the cheapest packaging boxes than other packaging material that is available in the market. It is not because they are any less in quality, durability, functionality, or aesthetic appeal than other expensive options that are available at higher prices.

  • Packaging in the Metaverse

    You probably thinking, what does Packaging have to do with Metaverse, that's a fair question.

    Well, Companies & big brands are jumping into this game of Metaverse early to make their marketing game strong, By using your packaging materials as a portal into virtual and augmented realities, you can gain new business from within the metaverse that you would not have otherwise!

  • Mondi switches all glassine-based release liners to certified base paper

    • Mondi moves to certified base paper for its full portfolio of glassine-based release liners.
    • The switch to certified base paper helps ensure that the wood is harvested from responsibly managed forests.
    • Mondi collaborates with certification schemes like PEFC to enable traceability and compliance.

    Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, has switched its entire portfolio of glassine-based release liners to certified base paper.

  • HSIL Limited is now AGI Greenpac Limited

    HSIL Limited (NSE: HSIL; BSE: 500187), a leading Packaging Company, announced today that it is changing its name to AGI Greenpac Limited. In addition, the company has also changed the name of its PET business from Garden Polymers to AGI Plastek.

  • EskoWorld 2022

    We can't wait to see you LIVE in 2022!
    Join us for the largest Esko user conference of the year – EskoWorld - in Grapevine, TX, June 7-9th!

    EskoWorld 2022 will be the 31st annual event, bringing together over 500 professionals from both suppliers and brand owners. The event will be hosted at the award-winning Gaylord Texan Resort.

    This annual event gathers Esko users from around the globe. Users collaborate on accomplishments, discuss shared obstacles, enhance their knowledge of Esko solutions, and share and learn industry best practices. Attendees will see and hear industry trends, be able to influence Esko solution roadmaps, and have plenty of time to network with colleagues. And most importantly, have fun!

    EskoWorld 2022 is a must-attend event for all Esko users!

    EskoWorld 2022 will take place from June 7-9 2022 at the Gaylord Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, near Dallas, Texas, USA. There is still time to register – please visit www.eskoworld.com to book your place now.

  • Smurfit Kappa’s Bag-in-Box is first to secure Amazon’s ‘Frustration-Free Packaging’ certification Smurfit Kappa’s


    Businesses selling on Amazon Marketplace can now use this ready to go, pre-certified Bag-in-Box design avoiding the need to go through costly and time-consuming testing at a specialised ISTA certified laboratory to gain FFP certification.

    Commenting on the collaboration, Smurfit Kappa VP of Innovation and Development, Arco Berkenbosch stated: “We are delighted to partner with Amazon to deliver the first ever pre-certified FFP design. It is a testament to the experience Smurfit Kappa has gathered conducting ISTA certified packaging analysis and Amazon FFP certification over the past 14 years. This new collaboration gives businesses the opportunity to sell through Amazon Marketplace at a much faster speed.”

    Bag-in-Box, part of Smurfit Kappa's eBottle portfolio, is the ideal packaging solution for transporting liquids, such as juices and wine, to be sold online. It is robust enough to protect the product during transit and its shape allows for optimal logistical efficiency and handling. Bag-in-Box uses on average 75% less plastic than rigid plastic packaging and has easy to separate materials, therefore guaranteeing high recycling rates.

    When in Rome is a British wine company which will benefit from the announcement. Rob Malin CEO of When In Rome, said: "When in Rome is a premium Italian craft wine brand and we have sold very successfully on Amazon UK since July 2020. The availability of pre-certified FFP designs will certainly make it easier for us and other eco-friendly wine brands to grow the market share of bag-in-box wines on Amazon and, accordingly, help us reduce the environmental footprint of the wine industry."

    Bag-in-Box is a part of Smurfit Kappa’s Better Planet Packaging portfolio of products that seek to make a positive impact on supply chains, while improving packaging’s environmental footprint.

  • Press conferences at Anuga FoodTec and IFFA 2022

    We would like to invite you to attend our press conferences:

    Anuga FoodTec: 27 April 2022, 11 am Konrad-Adenauer-Saal in the Congress Centrum Nord

    IFFA: 16 May 2022, 11 am Raum Transparenz in the Portalhaus, Level

    There MULTIVAC will be presenting innovative solutions for the food industry, which will provide a significant contribution to making processes even more efficient, reliable and sustainable. The joint Group Presidents, Guido Spix and Christian Traumann, will report on the development of the business and the strategic direction of MULTIVAC.

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