• Traffic Sign Shops Say Good-bye to Screen Printing

    Avery Dennison began the digital traffic sign revolution in 2014 with our introduction of the TrafficJet Print System. Quickly becoming one of the best-selling printers for specification compliant traffic signs with warranties exceeding industry standards, TrafficJet is in regular use in nearly 500 locations across 50 countries. This printer has been instrumental in the elimination of more than 1.5 million gallons of wastewater worldwide. “Our newest printer, TrafficJet Pro, truly challenges the need for toxic screen printing” says Aaron Means, senior product manager. “This affordable printer featuring UV LED instant cure and True Traffic Color spot inks, delivers print speeds comparable to high-volume screen printing, while eliminating the complexity and multiple waste streams associated with screen printing. In addition, the print production process can be housed in an area less than one-third required by screen printing, conserving valuable space and associated costs. For government agencies, longer-life TrafficJet Pro signs reduce their replacement cycles and maintenance costs, lessening the impact on the environment.

  • Indiapack pacprocess-2017


    Messe Düsseldorf India and the Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) is jointly organizing 'indiapack pacprocess' where both organisers will join their expertise in the packaging, packaging materials and production sector and the related processing industry with a focus on the Indian market. The trade fair will take place from October 26-28, 2017 in Halls 8,9,10 & 11 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. With expected 20,000 trade visitors not only from India but also from neighboring SAARC regions, middle-east and other important region + 300 exhibitors from India and overseas.


    The fair is powered by Interpack - the largest trade fair for Processes and Packaging in Düsseldorf, Germany.

    USP of Indiapack Pacprocess 2017 -

    The fair spreads across 10,000 sqm

    Participation from over 300 exhibitors from India and overseas

    Strong conference


    Powered by "Interpack", Germany, the leading trade fair in packaging and processing, well known brand to the Indian market


    Unique platform for entrepreneurs, decision makers, senior govt. officials, investors, industry members, traders, equiment buyers and suppliers, academia, engineers and trade delegations to congregate, brainstorm, showcase and forge meaningful partnerships for business.


    More event details available at http://www.pacprocess-india.com/

    Contact person - Amit Sharma

    Contact Numbers:  +91-0-11-48550000 / +91-0-11-48550069 /

    Email: SharmaaM@md-india.com



    Smart and Safe refills Many cleaning products consist mostly of water. That is why it is a good idea both ecologically and economically to provide the active ingredients in a concentrated form. ALPLA has developed an ideal solution for this application in the form of NOW. The packaging solution consists of two elements: • A small bottle with liquid concentrate. The snap lid developed especially for it features a predetermined breaking point, yet it still seals the bottle safely.

  • Nestlé Purina boosts innovative, sustainable home delivery in Chile

    The mobile app is easy to use: The pet owner simply selects one of two Purina Dog Chow products and chooses the time and day for delivery. One of three electric tricycles circulating in 8 communes of the Chilean capital Santiago will then deliver the pet food to the consumer's front door. The Algramo salesperson will help the consumer to select the desired quantity on the screen – and the product will be dispensed into a reusable and refillable container. The containers are equipped with a chip connected to the digital platform and the consumer's individual account, enabling an efficient and reliable delivery and payment system. Through this initiative, Nestlé aims to reduce plastic packaging and promote the culture of shopping using reusable containers as a good sustainable practice. It is estimated that a consumer can save up to 10 grams of plastic per kilo purchased. On top of that, by using electric vehicles to distribute the pet food, greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced.

  • Unique Look for New Car Range

    The unique design of the bottle features a square shape that distinguishes it from the round varieties more traditionally used in this sector. A long neck section, incorporating either a trigger spray or push & pull cap, further individualises the look of the pack while also providing ease of handling, particularly when using the trigger spray. The square 500ml HDPE bottle maximises on-shelf utilisation, and the distinct red colour and large decoration panels featuring high quality labels with eye-catching imagery create high-impact branding. In particular, the square design allows all four sides of the bottle to be used for communication, with each side carrying product information in two different languages. This enables Motul to use the same pack throughout its global markets. Berry Bramlage BMS worked closely with Motul to successfully meet the design brief for a totally individual look for the bottle, while at the same time ensuring complete functionality. In particular, attention was paid to the overall height so that it did not exceed 25cm with the trigger spray in place, enabling the bottle to fit easily onto retail shelves. The companies are also working on the incorporation of post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic into the manufacture of the bottles in the future, in line with Motul’s sustainability commitments. “We have enjoyed a long and successful partnership with Berry, and we were confident that the company could meet our requirements for a new bottle design different from anything else on the market,” commented Motul Product Manager Chanborina Tom. “This was a radical approach, but the resulting pack was very well received and has been an immediate success in the market.” Eight different products in the new Motul Car Care range are being packed in the bottle including car shampoo and wheel rim and leather cleaners.

  • How to Make Trading Card Packaging?

    Getting the right trading card packaging is not very hard if you find the right company, as they know the process. If you think you will not get many options, then you may surprise to know that options are unlimited. You can design the packaging on your own or take some professionals help, after explaining to them about the brand. You can get an option when it comes to picking a material, size, style, shape, and even color. There are many companies that offer this service; you just have to pick the right one. A company that not only do quality work but also demands reasonable money, according to your budget. It is not impossible to find a company, but it is a bit challenging. Now come back to the trading card packaging, if you want the right packaging, there are few things you have to consider. The points will eventually allow you to make the right packaging. Size of the trading cards You can get the right packaging for the trading card until you know the size of the cards. It is better if you measure and not give a rough estimation to the company. Otherwise, you may give the wrong order to the company and later realize all the money you invest is a total waste. The right size also matters as it keeps the cards well protected and take less space at the time you have to deliver. The packaging will take more space; then, you will have to pay extra while shipping that is not good. The theme of the trading cards To grab the attention of the customer, you can go wrong with the theme. It is something that makes people decision, whether they want it or not. Imagine you print something else on the card just because it looks good, but people are looking for a trading card that is not visible. For sure, they will not pay attention and move on. It is important you stick by the theme, print some kind of picture on the packaging that tells what is inside. It is obvious that if you are packing a Pokémon card, one character if for sure known by everyone. You can print that to the attention and print other things too. Information like how many cards are inside and so on. Where are you about to deliver trading cards? Now, if you don't have any plan to ship the cards somewhere far and your own vans can transport, then a simple cardboard box is enough for the packaging. But if you are delivering them somewhere and you don't know how they are going to handle them, then you have to pay extra attention to the packaging. Use silver metallic wrapper or plastic wrapper to pack individual cards or few in one. Then pack them in a box. In this way, if they place the box at a place that is wet, the cards will not receive any damage. Keep in mind the age group you are targeting. It is another point that you have to keep in mind while making the packaging for a trading card. You will not like to get a box on which children show no interest. Keep in mind that impressing children is not easy, as they don't go with the information on the box or quality of the box. They like the box that will attract them the most. To get the attention of them, choose bright colors and cartoon characters that are famous. Set your budget It may not look important to, but it is. You will not like to get the boxes that are so expensive, and you not able to cover the price in card price. Now you may think that every company is offering service at a reasonable price, but in reality, the difference is quite real. Some companies try to take advantage of the customer, as they know they don't have an idea or they don't have any other choice. It is important if you take someone helps, who has experience or search a bit online. In this way, it will help you to stay safe from scammers, and you will not invest your time and money in the wrong place.


    By promoting the use of more sustainable materials in packaging, such as those produced with Neste’s hiqh-quality drop-in hydrocarbons produced from renewable and recycled raw materials, the partners wish to help other companies using such rigid plastic packaging to meet their materials-related sustainability targets. The joint aim of Neste and Jokey is to work towards a future with an increasing share of renewable and recycled materials and a plastics economy built upon solid circular value chains. Jokey produces rigid plastic packaging, such as buckets, boxes and trays, which are up to 100% recyclable. Jokey packaging for food and non-food goods stands for the highest level of quality, hygiene, ease of use and innovation. Neste’s product for plastics production consists of renewable and recycled components derived from biomass, such as various waste and residue oils and fats, as well as chemically recycled plastic waste. It is very well suited for high-quality rigid packaging applications. The plastics produced with Neste’s renewable and recycled feedstock are compatible with existing production and recycling infrastructures, and their quality is identical to conventional plastics – they can be used safely even in sensitive applications, such as in healthcare and food packaging. “With the Jokey Eco Concept 2.0, we are setting ourselves a sustainable development guideline. Our packaging is already designed to meet the requirements of a circular economy. We always look forward to exploring new paths and to inspiring insights with Neste, which will make our future even more sustainable“, says Michael Schmidt, Chief Procurement Officer at Jokey SE. “We see a great match between Neste’s and Jokey’s solid commitments to sustainability. We are inspired by the opportunity to support Jokey in its mission to offer their customers packaging solutions based on sustainable materials from renewable and recycled sources. We are equally delighted to join forces with Jokey to contribute to the industry’s transformation towards a circular plastics economy,” says Mercedes Alonso, Executive Vice President, Renewable Polymers and Chemicals at Neste. While aiming to deepen their collaboration, Neste and Jokey are inviting other value chain partners to join in their mission to develop circular plastics value chains and more sustainable plastics solutions.


    This functional specification establishes guidelines for the packaging of aircraft parts and supplies shipped to an airline and contains minimum requirements of the airline industry to be used in the design, development, and procurement of effective packaging. Sufficient flexibility has been incorporated in these guidelines to permit desirable technological developments in the packaging field.

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  • Kezzler ensures consumers in China are getting the right radish

    Radishes are an important ingredient in Chinese cooking and are used extensively in that country. The project involves the application of unique, secure, and traceable QR codes to every pack of radishes. In addition, there is a four-digit hidden pin code for authentication. Chen Hailin, senior project manager at RunHui explained, “We were impressed with Kezzler’s technology and the speed and ease at which it could be integrated with our existing digital infrastructure. This enabled us to create a connected and visible supply chain. The solution helps ensure that our supply chain has the responsiveness to maximize productivity based on data collected and deliver high-quality and safe products. A quick and easy authentication process reassures consumers that they have purchased genuine Weixian radishes, protecting the reputation of the Weixian brand and the economic growth of the region.” Kezzler’s ‘state of the art’ traceability platform is integrated with the industrial park’s existing big data platform provided by Beijing Aokemei Tech & Service. Upstream information such as batch, picking dates and inspection can be associated with the unique codes, allowing all data to be stored in one central platform for full traceability. Christine C. Akselsen, CEO of Kezzler commented, “Kezzler is at the forefront of unit-level traceability, with the ability to change the global food industry forever by making every single product digitally unique and interactive. The agile and scalable suite of cloud-based solutions provides visibility from creation to consumption. Traceability supports food safety and opens up new channels for brands to engage directly with consumers. Food fraud poses a serious risk to public health and threatens the economic development of agricultural regions, therefore the ability to verify purchases directly is of increasing importance.” The solution is integrated with China’s popular WeChat platform allowing consumers to scan the product directly from within the app on their phone. By entering the four-digit pin code they can receive instant verification that the product is genuine and experience the farm-to-fork journey of the exact product in their. In 2020 the serialization will be extended to cover Hanting watermelons.

  • In the Loop: Tesco and TerraCycle pilot 'zero-waste' refill service in the UK

    Called Loop, the platform enables shoppers to purchase refillable versions of food and drink, health and beauty and cleaning products online. Brands signed up in the UK include Heinz, Coca Cola, Unilever, Danone and Nivea. Customers pay a deposit fee on each piece of packaging that is refunded to them when they return the containers. They can make returns from home, by completing an online request for a pick-up, or by dropping used packaging to one of DPD’s 2,500 collection points. TerraCycle then receives the used packaging for cleaning. It has partnered with DHL to secure warehouse space for sanitisation, deposit return scanning and packaging clean containers for returns to product manufacturers. Loop was due to launch in the UK in March, but TerraCycle and Tesco took the decision to postpone the pilot as a result of Covid-19. During lockdown, the platform has continued to operate in the regions where it had already launched, including the US and Paris. "Tesco is the perfect partner to bring Loop to retail in the UK due to its commitment to sustainability, in combating plastics waste, and its operational scale as the UK’s biggest grocery retailer,” TerraCycle founder and chief executive Tom Szaky said. Tesco is notably striving to remove one billion pieces of plastic from products sold in UK stores by the end of 2020. It is also signed up to WRAP’s UK Plastics Pact, and, in a bid to meet the Pact’s requirements, has implemented a ‘4 Rs’ plastics packaging strategy. The strategy name stands for ‘remove, reduce, reuse, recycle’. The supermarket’s chief executive Dave Lewis said that Loop will help Tesco to develop more reusable packaging formats, describing the potential of reuse models as “exciting”. Other UK supermarkets piloting refill offerings include Waitrose & Partners and Marks & Spencer. Asda and Sainsbury’s, meanwhile, are due to launch refill trials in the near future. Plastics vs the pandemic As Bloomberg put it in a recent feature: Plastics had been falling out of favour – then came the virus. The wave of plastics action sparked by Blue Planet 2 in 2017 was de-prioritised overnight as public health (rightly) sky-rocketed up the agenda. Some businesses operating refill models were either mandated to close or chose to pause these services as they implemented new health and safety procedures. Last month, a coalition of 119 scientists from 18 countries published a joint statement assuring businesses and individuals that reusable containers, when used in systems where basic hygiene is implemented, do not increase the Covid-19 transmission risk. Time will tell what impact this has on the uptake of reuse model. In the meantime, edie has published an ‘in numbers’ feature charting public attitudes to plastics in the context of Covid-19, and a special episode of the Sustainable Business Covered Podcast for Plastic-Free July.

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