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Blockchain and the Future of Food and Drink Packaging

Blockchain and the Future of Food and Drink Packaging

New collaboration with Avery Dennison and The Future Laboratory explores the implications of today’s trends on the future of label and packaging design.
FMD security scanning measures reveal fake cancer drugs in Holland

FMD security scanning measures reveal fake cancer drugs in Holland

Since the start of 2019 the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) requires all prescription medicines in Europe to carry scannable security codes on the packaging, which is recorded on a central database.
New Interactive 3D glass packaging experience

New Interactive 3D glass packaging experience

Ardagh Group is about to launch its latest online product catalogue with a lifelike 360° 3D feature allowing us to drag, flip, turn and even look inside each glass container.
Huhtamaki blueloop - Next generation flexible packaging drives for circularity

Huhtamaki blueloop - Next generation flexible packaging drives for circularity

The way packaging is designed has a major impact on its recyclability. Global food and drink packaging leader Huhtamaki launches blueloop, a new range of recyclable flexible packaging made of mono-material PP, PE and paper. Huhtamaki blueloop solutions involve innovative polyolefin structures to pack coffee, snacks, dry food, personal care and other fast-moving consumer products.
FIRST COFFEE CAPSULE COMPOSTABLE AT HOME

FIRST COFFEE CAPSULE COMPOSTABLE AT HOME

Organically based synthetic material with sunflower seed shells protects fossil resources.
Beauty Protected

Beauty Protected

The unique opening experience and positive ecological profile of the Slidissime® jar from the RPC Bramlage Division are the key benefits for the new Biotherm Life Plankton™ Sensitive Balm from L’Oréal.
DS Smith Announces Global Partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

DS Smith Announces Global Partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

DS Smith reinforces commitment to the circular economy with new partnership and £1 million community fund
Saica GreenHeart, the first flexible recycled plastic packaging in the world

Saica GreenHeart, the first flexible recycled plastic packaging in the world

It is a bag for non-food and non-cosmetic products made from recycled low-density polyethylene from the Saica Natur Cycle Plus plant.
Pacto by Aptar: Pocket Friendly Perfume

Pacto by Aptar: Pocket Friendly Perfume

Pocket friendly perfume dispensing pump and container, ready to fill from Aptar. What comes first in our mind when we listen this word PERFUME? “Fragrance”. And when we give a thought about its packaging, we imagine a classy glass bottle with an innovative shape, design, cap and what not….
Dow and BioLogiQ Announce Joint Evaluation of Plant-Based Polymers and Resins in Hopes of Creating More Sustainable Plastic Options

Dow and BioLogiQ Announce Joint Evaluation of Plant-Based Polymers and Resins in Hopes of Creating More Sustainable Plastic Options

Companies Exploring Potential Synergies Between BioLogiQ’s NuPlastiQ BioPolymer and Dow’s Polyethylene Resin Portfolio
Smart labels for e-bike's authentication

Smart labels for e-bike's authentication

Electric bicycles are becoming increasingly popular - in Germany, their number has nearly doubled in the last three years, according to the Federal Statistical Office. The importance of developing powerful and robust electric motors and precautions against tampering and pirating has grown accordingly.
HYDRANT

HYDRANT

Hydrant is a revolutionary dispensing solution for large containers. It brings an intuitive one hand opening and dispensing system which is ergonomic and soft to the touch.
SIG is first to offer aseptic cartons using ASI-certified aluminium foil

SIG is first to offer aseptic cartons using ASI-certified aluminium foil

SIG is the first in the industry to enable customers to demonstrate their commitment to responsible aluminium sourcing using the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) certification.
New food film made from langoustine shells

New food film made from langoustine shells

UK up-market retailer Waitrose , part of the John Lewis Partnership, has joined forces with a Scottish biotec company, CuanTec to develop a new film for food packaging made out of waste langoustine shells
Broadway Colours have seen a surge in larger lot masterbatch, compounding and additive requirements.c

Broadway Colours have seen a surge in larger lot masterbatch, compounding and additive requirements.c

Compounding in particular requires significant infrastructure as the volumes are much greater than that of masterbatch. In response to this, Broadway have invested in the latest 40mm twin co-rotating screw extruder from Germany.
Sainsbury’s makes commitments to cut plastic packaging

Sainsbury’s makes commitments to cut plastic packaging

Sainsbury’s will end the use of dark coloured plastics (which are difficult to recycle) across fresh foods by the end of 2019 and entirely by March 2020 as well as remove all plastic packaging from Christmas crackers this year.
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((rfid))-DistaFerr-ESD

Situation: Conventional RFID labels deliver poor reading results on ESD containers and ESD production racks.
Amazon's high speed robot packs 700 boxes per hour

Amazon's high speed robot packs 700 boxes per hour

Robots in Amazon's warehouses are taking on a new role of boxing up orders, and they do so much more efficiently and quickly than the human workers they replace.
Waitrose working on new food film made from langoustine shells

Waitrose working on new food film made from langoustine shells

Waitrose & Partners has joined forces with Scottish biotec company CuanTec to work on a new film for food packaging made out of waste langoustine shells
Research reveals Coca Cola and PepsiCo responsible for 25% of packaging pollution found on UK beaches

Research reveals Coca Cola and PepsiCo responsible for 25% of packaging pollution found on UK beaches

Coca Cola and PepsiCo have been named the worst offenders of packaging pollution found on UK beaches, accounting for around 25%.
High barrier packaging ideal for protecting moisture sensitive pharmaceutical products

High barrier packaging ideal for protecting moisture sensitive pharmaceutical products

Amcor and GSK win Alufoil Trophy for enhanced desiccated patient blister pack for Augmentin®
Rapak® Redesigns its Beverage Bag-in-Box Offering with an Improved Bag Fitment for Post-Mix Syrup and Juice Applications

Rapak® Redesigns its Beverage Bag-in-Box Offering with an Improved Bag Fitment for Post-Mix Syrup and Juice Applications

Rapak’s newest bag fitment for PCSS connecting systems provides a robust connection during Bag-in-Box change-overs on commercial dispensing machines.
Super Titanium by Essel Propack

Super Titanium by Essel Propack

Super Titanium is a new tube alternative where “less is more” absolutely holds true.
Henkel uses 50% recycled plastic for transport packaging for dishwashing brand Somat

Henkel uses 50% recycled plastic for transport packaging for dishwashing brand Somat

Henkel starts using the “I’m eco®” shrink film for its automatic dishwashing brand Somat.
Faerch welcomes new proposed EU tax Press release

Faerch welcomes new proposed EU tax Press release

Proposed EU tax could double price of non-recycled plastics A proposed tax on non-recycled plastics in the European Union aims to curb the use of plastics from non-sustainable sources. If the proposal is implemented as intended, it will effectively double the price of non-recycled plastics.
Nitro Can by Ardagh for Funkin Cocktails

Nitro Can by Ardagh for Funkin Cocktails

Funkin have opted for Ardagh’s Nitro Can to deliver their ground-breaking range of canned cocktails. The slim aluminium can features a fixed nitrogen-infused widget that mixes the cocktail instantly, ensuring maximum product quality and consistency and producing an unrivalled multisensory experience for the consumer.
ALPLA AND BILLERUDKORSNÄS TO JOIN FORCES TO PIONEER PAPER BOTTLES FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

ALPLA AND BILLERUDKORSNÄS TO JOIN FORCES TO PIONEER PAPER BOTTLES FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Plastic packaging solutions provider ALPLA and paper packaging materials- and solutions provider BillerudKorsnäs announced that they will embark on a joint venture. They do so with the vision to develop a fully biobased and recyclable paper bottle.
Pacto: Pocket Dispenser From Aptar B+H India

Pacto: Pocket Dispenser From Aptar B+H India

SKU size: 25ml No. of Sprays per 25ml net: 350 sprays Customization Options: Actuator, Shoulder Cap and Bottle color customization possible in 3 colour combinations 
CRANSWICK LEAD THE WAVE OF CHANGE AGAINST PLASTIC WASTE

CRANSWICK LEAD THE WAVE OF CHANGE AGAINST PLASTIC WASTE

As one of the very first signatories of The UK Plastics Pact, led by WRAP, Cranswick has today announced that in the 12 months since the pledge, they have already removed 703 tonnes of plastic from across the group.
Nano coating on packaging repels stains

Nano coating on packaging repels stains

The launch of a new product from MetaShield LLC (New York City), which specializes in advanced materials, offers an intriguing new option to protect packaging and products start to finish including through at-home use.
Essel Pharma & Health

Essel Pharma & Health

Essel has been maintaining long-standing business relationships with leading, global pharmaceutical companies. The biotech, healthcare and pharmaceuticals industries are constantly evolving in sophistication and complexity. They have risen to meet these demands by leveraging new innovations and maintaining world-class quality control mechanisms.
Blockchain Technology for Dairy

Blockchain Technology for Dairy

French retail giant Carrefour is using blockchain technology to let consumers trace information about the source of its milk products.
Tetra Pak package enhances distribution efficiency

Tetra Pak package enhances distribution efficiency

Every six packages form a cube, optimising use of space in transportation and storage
New Guhl packaging helps Kao reach sustainability goals

New Guhl packaging helps Kao reach sustainability goals

The Japanese personal care manufacturer is introducing rPET bottles for its renowned hair care brand Guhl. These are manufactured by Weener Plastics.
Pharma-Tac: Quickly Suspended

Pharma-Tac: Quickly Suspended

Situation: Infusion bottles must be suspended upside down from a rack. This requires a suitable hanging device. The application of conventional hangers often costs valuable time which is usually lacking in emergency situations. Additional costs incur for purchasing and regularly disinfecting these hangers.
Blochain technology by Nestle, Carrefour and IBM mash up

Blockchain technology by Nestle, Carrefour and IBM mash up

Nestlé has teamed up with French supermarket chain Carrefour and IBM to use the latter’s blockchain technology to track a famous French convenience food.
Snap Pack. An innovation to reduce plastic

Snap Pack. An innovation to reduce plastic

Carlsberg is constantly trying to make everything about beers even better. Snap Pack is one of the results. A world first for the beer industry, this innovation took them three years to develop together with their partners.
CLARIANT MASTERBATCHES ESTABLISHES REGIONAL PACKAGING CENTER IN THAILAND

CLARIANT MASTERBATCHES ESTABLISHES REGIONAL PACKAGING CENTER IN THAILAND

Clariant Masterbatches is ramping up its support for packaging industry customers in Asia Pacific by creating a Regional Packaging Center (RPC) in it’s Phanthong manufacturing facility in Thailand.
Coca-Cola Great Britain continues sustainable packaging drive with move to 100% recycled plastic in all GLACÉAU smartwater bottles

Coca-Cola Great Britain continues sustainable packaging drive with move to 100% recycled plastic in all GLACÉAU smartwater bottles

Coca-Cola in Great Britain on track to double the recycled content of all of its plastic bottles, across its 20 brands, to at least 50% in early 2020
Aptar Pharma and Lovelace Biomedical to Host Webinar on “New Tools to Advance CNS Drug Delivery”

Aptar Pharma and Lovelace Biomedical to Host Webinar on “New Tools to Advance CNS Drug Delivery”

Aptar Pharma, a leading drug delivery systems provider, will host a live educational webinar reviewing new methodologies in assessing CNS drug deliveries. Taking place on July 17 at 15:00 CET, the webinar, entitled “New Tools to advance CNS Drug Delivery”, will be hosted by Dr. Julie D. Suman, President of Next Breath, an Aptar Pharma business, and Dr.
HiFlow Airless

HiFlow Airless

All-in-one product, all features in one dispenser: High-dose dispenser 4cc reliable and effective, Metal Free Pathway for easy product compatibility, ShowerProof design optimized to get very limited water invasion under streaming water and Exclusive design which ensures on-shelf differentiation and convenience. 1) Exclusive design to ensure on-shelf differentiation
Aptar Beauty + Home Delivers Its Promise of “Think Local, Leverage Global”, Through an Immersive Range of Packaging Solutions

Aptar Beauty + Home Delivers Its Promise of “Think Local, Leverage Global”, Through an Immersive Range of Packaging Solutions

Aptar Beauty + Home, a packaging solutions provider with locations in India, launched its locally designed and developed solutions on May 10th, 2019. The range was influenced by the global and local market trends of on the go, affordable premiumisation and formula protection. The solutions brought together new packaging options for many beauty and personal care needs.
New fiber-based ready meal trays from Huhtamaki to replace black plastic

New fiber-based ready meal trays from Huhtamaki to replace black plastic

Waitrose & Partners launches its Italian ready meal range in the new fiber-based tray suited for both microwave and regular ovens. The new trays, called Fresh, are manufactured by the packaging specialist Huhtamaki, packed at Saladworks and the fiber used as the base material comes from the Swedish forest company Södra.
Climate-friendly new unit will open in Hämeenlinna, Finland

Climate-friendly new unit will open in Hämeenlinna, Finland

Huhtamaki’s Foodservice manufacturing unit in Hämeenlinna, Finland, will move to new premises in 2019. The new unit is designed to be highly energy-efficient and will enable very efficient manufacturing operations as well as top work safety.
i-pen

i-pen

The Haselmeier i-pen is a reusable, variable dose injection device designed for use with a standard 3ml cartridge. The i-pen features an attractive design and high variability for customization and choice of color. Designed from extensive research and patient testing, the i-pen is designed to meet the needs of self-injecting patients.
EMAMI MENTHO PLUS BALM/INDIA

EMAMI MENTHO PLUS BALM/INDIA

Emami Mentho Plus balm is a complete and quick solution for headaches. Coolants in the balm have a soothing effect which provides instant relief from all types of headaches.
Huhtamaki opens a paper straw manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland

Huhtamaki opens a paper straw manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland

Huhtamaki celebrates today the opening of its new, state-of-the-art foodservice packaging manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland. The facility is located in the town of Antrim, near Belfast, and it is expected to employ approximately 100 people over the next few years. With the new facility Huhtamaki now has three manufacturing sites in Northern Ireland employing altogether app.
Unilever to acquire Tatcha

Unilever to acquire Tatcha

London/Rotterdam - Unilever today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire leading prestige skincare brand, Tatcha. Founded in 2009 by Victoria Tsai in San Francisco with an innovation centre in Japan known as the Tatcha Institute, Tatcha is a modern skincare brand rooted in classical Kyoto rituals.
Alpine by Aptar

Alpine by Aptar

Alpine – New twist to lock aesthetic for 202/DS 211 Cans Two-piece design Hoodless, click-lock Orifice is hidden when closed Customizable finger grips Fits 202 + DS 211 cans For VX + BOV Multiple inserts available 53 mm
ValiDotz Security Markers

ValiDotz Security Markers

Dotz is an Australian-listed and Israel-based tech company which has developed proprietary marking, tracing and verification technology. ValiDotz™ security markers are non-toxic, carbon-based markers that can be easily mixed into plastics, coatings, inks, and varnishes to create product-specific codes.

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