good morning packaging keeping pace with packaging around the world, issue 34, vol. 2, 2007



1.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp cheaper and effective bioplastic packaging &nbsp2.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp rfid innovation for blue cheese &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp3.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp blisterpacked sneakers sport super heroes in japan &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp4.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp scientists improve food packaging with nanotechnology &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp5.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp airless bottles from taiwan &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspcheaper and effective bioplastic packaging netherlandsbased purac, a producer of lactic acid for the food sector, has invested in new lactides that will contain l and d lactic acids and will potentially provide the food, pharma and cosmetics industries with cheaper and more effective bioplastic packaging. &nbspthe new lactides will be sold to companies for use in bioplastics to enable them withstand greater heat as it will withstand temperatures of up to 175 celsius. the new materials will be suitable for applications as diverse as hotfill bottles, microwaveable trays, temperature resistant fibres and electronics. more information at &nbsprfid innovation for blue cheese radio frequency identification rfid has now been adapted to track spanish blue cheese as it travels along the food chain. &nbspa team of scientists from the university of dortmund department of logistics, said that they have developed a method of tracking and tracing the production of queso cabrales, a blue cheese from northern spain. cheesemakers using the new system will be able to put an rfid transponder on the product, which is then replaced by a serial number during packaging. customers purchasing the cheese can then use the serial number to track the stages of its journey to their table. the number will allow them to identify which farmer supplied the milk, when the cheese was produced and for how long the cheese was in the ripening cellar. during the development of the new system, the scientists had to deal with problems such as using rfid on fresh cheese, and creating a transponder that survives the ripening process, jansen said. &nbspblisterpacked sneakers sport super heroes in japan batman, the flash, wonder woman and superman can now be found on bapesta sneakers in japan. available in blisterpack, actionfigure style packaging, the dc comics heroes join bapestas other line of superhero sneakers which feature marvel comics characters.more information at www.hypebeat.comscientists improve food packaging with nanotechnology wagonwheel shaped molecules have been developed in germany which can greatly improve the strength, rigidity, and thermal stability of materials used in packaging. this is usung nanotechnology. the molecules hub, spokes and rim can be used as fillers for plastics because they impart excellent mechanical properties to materials such as inorganic alumina platelets and polymers. the next step, researchers say, is to grow these little wheels into spider webs. more information at bottles from taiwan taiwan manufacturer jiann gwo plastic industry presents their attractive airless bottle for all types of creams and lotions. this bottle is specifically made with creams &amp lotions in mind and gives an attractive shopfront to any brand wishing to package either. press releasestechnical papers &nbspsteps involved in new product development&nbsp www.packagingconnections.comdownloadsdownload112.pdf &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsphappy &nbsp

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