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LATEST NEWS Researchers create ‘smart packaging’ to transform food transport Case Western Reserve University scientists are developing a revolutionary smart packaging system designed to monitor the conditions of perishable food products during transport.This innovative approach could reshape supply chains, reduce costs and ensure better-quality food for consumers.This system aims to monitor temperature fluctuations, moisture changes and pathogens in perishable food product Read More Custom made ‘aardbeien cushion’ Custom-made strawberry cushion: transporting strawberries safely to JapanLevarht is a grower and supplier of fruits and vegetables. They produce the most delicious fruit and vegetable varieties all year round. They then export these throughout the entire world. For example, the company exports many strawberries to Japan each year. Strawberries are considered a luxury product there. Bakeries, Read More CCEP collaborates with Sidel on tethered bottle caps Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) is working with Sidel to move to a lighter neck for its carbonated soft drinks plastic bottles.CCEP is an organisation formed by three main bottling companies for the Coca-Cola Company. Sidel and CCEP have collaborated for more than 30 years at a global group level across multiple projects in equipment, packaging development and support services.CCEPs introduc
LATEST NEWS Saudi FDA Mandates Child-Resistant Packaging For Medicines With Significant Toxicity Risk Drug companies operating in Saudi Arabia have 18 months to comply with new requirements for child-resistant packaging of medicines that can have dangerous consequences for children if accidentally ingested. Read More Displai aims to enable augmented reality packaging Australia-based augmented reality (AR) platform for product packaging Displai has announced a programme to enable augmented reality packaging.Consumers can scan products with a smartphone to activate virtual experiences, as well as access product information and exclusive content.The programme also reportedly offers access to Displais proprietary AR software, training and support, as well as co-ma Read More Linhardt Winners of German Packaging Award 2023 Linhardt are the winner of the GermanPackagingAward2023 in the category sustainability by Deutsches Verpackungsinstitut e. V. - and this twice! It shows - packaging protects laboriously produced goods and thus per se contributes to resource conservation.Reduce, Replace, Recycle: Our TopTube unites the sustainability triad of material reduction, use of recyclate and recyclabilit
LATEST NEWS Parkside collaborates with fruit farm for compostable packaging The packs are made with Parksides patented triplex Park2Nature material, which is TV certified as home-compostable within 26 weeks in normal composting conditions and 12 weeks in an industrial composting facility. The products are grown, processed and packed entirely on the New Forest Fruit Companys farm in New Forest, Hampshire, ensuring minimal carbon footprint for each product.Staci Bye, Parksi Read More James Charles Uses Artist Tubes & Paint Cans for Makeup Packaging James Charleswho broke into the beauty business as CoverGirl's first "Cover Boy"has launched Painted by James Charles, a brand with innovative packaging. "Create Paint" is the brand's signature product. The high-pigment makeup is in tubes resembling an artist's paint tube. The vivid colors are designed to mix and apply with a brush.Beauty fans can use the "paint" as eyeliner, blush, or draw a Read More Bottle-to-bottle Valgroup: sustainability is in our DNA There are several classifications for recycling processes. Currently, the best known and most used is mechanical recycling.In mechanical recycling, the plastic bottles go through label removal, followed by separation, grinding, and washing processes. The materials that come out of the recycler are known as flakes, which consist of chopped and washed material, ready for production of resin. The fla
LATEST NEWS Joint pilot testing launches for horizontal recycling of flexible packaging film The Japanese Governments Resource Circulation Strategy for Plastics includes a target of transitioning to reusable or recyclable plastic designs by 2025. Milestones under the strategy for 2030 include that 60% of plastic containers and packaging should be reused or recycled, and that the recycling of plastic resources should be doubled. With 2025 as an important starting point toward those milesto Read More Magnetic Coatings Earn Recycling Recognition for PET-G Shrink Sleeves There's a new way to literally make recycling more attractive using a common shrink-sleeve material. The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) has granted Responsible Innovation Recognition to Magnomer for its Magmark SS magnetizable coatings applied to PET-G shrink films for labeling of PET containers. Based on a high-volume commercial scale recyclability test for shrink sleeves, the APR recogni Read More Jolly Rancher Gummies Teams Up with Local Artists for Bold New Street Art-Inspired Packaging
  Ideas and opportunities in Packaging 2013: Reconnecting Dear friends of packaging,   I hope this email finds you well. I am excited to reconnect with you and share some valuable insights from our past seminar that have stood the test of time.   As part of my seminar in 2013, I delivered three informative YouTube videos on various packaging-related topics, covering subjects like innovation, website integration, and other aspects that hold great relevance even today.   I am pleased to announce that I have recently uploaded these videos to our PackagingConnections YouTube channel. These videos capture the essence of our seminar and highlight the key principles and trends that have shaped the packaging industry over the years.   Part-1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quLNelbaHLo&t=4s Part-2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxyRML-r25Y&t=2s Part-3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E70JQ3YI0ak&t=8s   Furthermore, I'm thrilled to share that we have more exciting content in the works. I plan to upload more videos weekly on cutting-edge packaging strategies, sustainability initiatives, and technological advancements in the industry.   I invite you to subscribe to our YouTube channel and enable notifications, so you won't miss any future updates.   Looking forward to our continued journey in shaping the future of packaging! Best regards,  
  Ideas and opportunities in Packaging 2013: Reconnecting Dear friends of packaging,   I hope this email finds you well. I am excited to reconnect with you and share some valuable insights from our past seminar that have stood the test of time.   As part of my seminar in 2013, I delivered three informative YouTube videos on various packaging-related topics, covering subjects like innovation, website integration, and other aspects that hold great relevance even today.   I am pleased to announce that I have recently uploaded these videos to our PackagingConnections YouTube channel. These videos capture the essence of our seminar and highlight the key principles and trends that have shaped the packaging industry over the years.   Part-1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quLNelbaHLo&t=4s Part-2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxyRML-r25Y&t=2s Part-3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E70JQ3YI0ak&t=8s   Furthermore, I'm thrilled to share that we have more exciting content in the works. I plan to upload more videos weekly on cutting-edge packaging strategies, sustainability initiatives, and technological advancements in the industry.   I invite you to subscribe to our YouTube channel and enable notifications, so you won't miss any future updates.   Looking forward to our continued journey in shaping the future of packaging! Best regards,
LATEST NEWS Pot Noodle trials new paper-based packaging in the UK Pot Noodle, the UKs biggest instant hot snack brand,  is trialling a new recyclable paper pot,  made with FSC-certified paper. This is the most significant innovation to the brands iconic pot since it launched almost half a century ago.The new paper pot has launched exclusively in retailer Tesco, with an initial stock of 500,000 of the brands most popular flavour, Chicken & Read More Water-soluble polymer could make vaporized aluminum in food packaging unnecessary Mix of polyelectrolytesThe possible alternative for aluminum in thin food packaging was discovered in the Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium (ARC CBBC), a consortium in which various chemical companies and knowledge institutes have been working since 2016 on innovative chemical processes and materials. This specific study was a collaboration between Wageningen University Read More PayU and Prosus champion sustainable packaging solutions in India with new report
LATEST NEWS Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and PepsiCo named as worst packaging polluters in UK Campaign group Surfers Against Sewage, which released its annual audit on Friday, looked at more than 30,700 individual polluting items collected by more than 4,000 citizen scientists along coastlines, canal paths, bridleways and city streets over a 12-month period up to June 5 2023.The audit found that 12 companies are responsible for more than two thirds (70%) of branded pollution collected over Read More Ahlstrom's Cristal™ transparent paper transforms Maped’s eraser packaging to a more sustainable alternative Ahlstroms Cristal base papers are an optimum solution for transparent packaging. By partnering with adapa and Maped, the three companies have developed fiber-based window packaging for a popular school supply erasers.   "This collaboration between Ahlstrom, adapa, and Maped is an example of our shared dedication to sustainability and responsible business practices," said Guillaume Lavou Read More Vegemite to release silver and gold replica jars
LATEST NEWS Melodea says its sustainable barrier coating will increase food packaging recyclability Melodea Ltd., Rehovot, Israel, a producer of sustainable barrier coatings for packaging, has introduced MelOx NGen, which it describes as a high-performance barrier product engineered to allow for the recyclability of plastic food packaging. Melodea says the new barrier maintains food freshness while reducing plastic waste.MelOx NGen is a water-based, plant-sourced coating designed to line the ins Read More A Leaner, Greener, and More Clever Paper Cup Now theres a novel new solution, The Good Cup from Hong Kong-based Choose Planet A. Its an innovative, all-in-one, plastic-free paper cup, the culmination of the company's mission to eliminate plastic takeaway cups.Made of 100% paper from agricultural waste in collaboration with envoPAP, The Good Cup is lined with a non-plastic, aqueous coating, making it fully recycl Read More Digital Inkjet Printing Powers Packaging Personalization, Possibilities
  Introducing Paper-based Packaging Structural Design Services Dear Friend of Packaging, I hope this email finds you well. I am reaching out to introduce our company, PackagingConnections’ exceptional paper-based packaging structural design services that can revolutionize your brand's packaging solutions and elevate your product presentation to new heights. At PackagingConnections’, we specialize in crafting innovative and sustainable packaging structures using paper as the primary material. We understand that packaging plays a crucial role in capturing consumers' attention, protecting your products, and conveying your brand's values. With our expertise in paper-based packaging design and a commitment to sustainability, we have helped numerous clients achieve remarkable success in their respective industries. I invite you to explore our website at Packaging Design Solutions- (packagingconnections.com) to learn more about our comprehensive range of packaging structural design services. Our offerings include: Creative Concept Development: Our team of skilled designers collaborates closely with clients to develop captivating packaging concepts tailored to your brand's identity and target audience. We focus on delivering designs that not only stand out but also reflect the essence of your products. Structural Design and Engineering: Leveraging our deep understanding of paper as a versatile material, we create packaging solutions that are not only visually appealing but also functional and structurally sound. Our designs prioritize product protection, ease of use, and efficient manufacturing processes. Material Selection and Sustainability: As advocates for sustainability, we prioritize eco-friendly solutions in our paper-based packaging designs. We explore innovative paper materials, including recycled and responsibly sourced options, to align with your brand's values while maintaining high-quality aesthetics and performance. Prototyping and Testing: Our iterative prototyping process enables us to refine and perfect packaging structures before production, ensuring optimal functionality, visual impact, and consumer appeal. This process saves time and costs while maintaining a high level of quality. Collaboration and Customization: We believe in working closely with our clients to understand their unique requirements and challenges. We are dedicated to creating customized packaging solutions that align with your brand's vision, target market, and product characteristics.