• CARBON PRICING NEEDED FOR BIOPLASTIC INNOVATION

    Bioplastics – the association representing the value chain of bioplastics in Europe – is supporting initiatives to develop global carbon-pricing mechanisms and implement them effectively. Such measures would be needed to incorporate the external costs of climate change into product prices and enable the development of greenhouse gas saving materials like bioplastics. Putting a price tag on fossil carbon has been one of the major commitments that were discussed at the COP21 climate conference in Paris.
  • Coca-Cola sends tolerance message with label-free cans

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    Coca-Cola has issued label-free cans as the company said it wants people to imagine a world without labels. Coke’s label-free version of the iconic red-and-white can is available in Middle Eastern countries for Ramadan. The cans, intended to promote open-mindedness and tolerance, feature Coke’s signature dynamic white ribbon but not the words “Coca-Cola”. The message “Labels are for cans, not people” features on the back of the can.    

  • Patterson and Rothwell develops dessert pots with thinnest wall

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    Injection moulding specialist Patterson and Rothwell has developed a method for manufacturing “the thinnest wall PET on the market”, which will be used to create premium dessert pots for the food industry. With a wall thickness of between 0.8mm and 1mm – up to 0.4mm thinner than the previous thinnest option – the recyclable pots will meet a need for elegant packaging in the premium dessert sector.  They are available in a range of shapes and sizes for yogurts, mousses and other desserts. The pots are injection moulded using a unique multi-cavity, “all electric” method that allows the manufacturer to create the walls so thin.    

  • PlantBottle™

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    PlantBottle is Coca-Cola's vision to develop a more responsible plant-based alternative to packaging traditionally made from fossil fuels and other non-renewable materials. Using groundbreaking technology to create a recyclable plastic bottle made from renewable plant materials, the brand owner can justifiably claim to have pushed the boundaries of sustainable innovation.  The PlantBottle maintains the high quality package consumers expect but with the added benefit of being made from renewable materials. It can be used for a variety of packaging sizes and across water, sparkling, juice and tea beverage brands.       

  • FAZER ALKU NEW MILL PRODUCTS

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    This package offers a decisive advance in terms of sustainability: no more annoying inner plastic bags which negatively affect the product’s convenience as well as its value appeal. Resealability has also been beautifully solved; simply press the corner and the pack is sealed. A number of other facets also make the contents appetising: clear, natural product images underline the quality. The elaborate design with six colours and a matt varnish create interest in the contents which are visible through a round window. This package features perforation in the upper part which allows easy opening and closing as well as simple dispensing. The cross-wise closing flaps keep the base sealed. The new gable shape clearly distinguishes the product from the competitors’ flat pack tops . The high cartonboard ratio makes the pack ideal for recycling.

  • Innovative Carton design

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    This innovative cardboard design was given by two American undergrad students. This boxes are less wasteful, easy to handle and quick to assemble. They have a patent pending and are looking for manufacturing partners to commercialize their vision of the 21ste century cardboard box.   The traditional boxes are extremely wasteful, they are also hard to open and difficult to pack, Henry Wang and Chris Curro of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering at Cooper Union found that.These boxes are 20 percent less wasteful   This box is also easier to fold, requiring only a custom jig, that allows you to fold the cardboard box within seconds. The adhesive strips make affixing the whole package a lot easier as well. The real magic happens when you open the box, though. Instead of ripping open the box, you simply push a tab on the top of the box and the whole thing opens up automatically, ready for reuse.

  • Apple packaging with identical compartments

    Packaging multinational NNZ has developed a unique packaging for apples (image) in partnership with Schut Systems and Pillopak.

  • Boom Box

    Boom Box is an innovative packaging which serve as the speaker.

  • BelGioioso resealable provolone package

    improved resealable packaging as compared to Bemis’ SmartTack EZ Peel Reseal technology.

  • Easy-Erect Asparagus Tray

    Easy erect is a corrugated tray with a laminated PET inner liner.

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