"It’s a patient, not a product" says the sign on the wall of UPS Healthcare’s packaging hall. And this is precisely the point for highly sensitive drugs. From production to arrival at their destination some goods travel for weeks, especially in international shipping. An uninterrupted cool chain is ensured by appropriate packaging.
Packaging has sustainable solutions in store which – beyond protecting the packaged merchandise – also prevents food loss and waste. The “SAVE FOOD” Initiative has already been committed to this end since 2011 and is now to receive its own category in the renowned WorldStar Award for the first time.
The Belgian brewery Martens has decided to do without paper labels on the packaging of its own special Pilsner beer. Its new direct printing process has been developed in collaboration with KHS GmbH which, together with NMP Systems and Danone Waters, is also currently marketing another global innovation, known as Nature MultiPack™.
Personalised packaging with short print runs, seasonal products and limited editions require flexible printing methods. The market is currently full of solutions for quick and simple changes in size and material as well as innovative machinery with state-of-the-art technology.
Once a year employees of the Internet platform Healthcare Packaging recognise outstanding pharmaceutical packaging designs. For 2016 the results are out – and below we introduce you to seven of the 20 particularly user-friendly, sustainable, innovative or original winners.
They are extremely practical and the coffee they contain is exceptionally tasty. The colourful aluminium capsules are currently in the focus of public attention again giving rise to the demand for a deposit system. How things will go for ‘Nespresso’ & Co. in Germany in future remains to be seen.
A recent forecast has shown that the demand for transparent protective film and flexible aluminium foil will grow over the next five years. At the same time the number of innovative aluminium packaging solutions will also rise, and a special campaign is currently drawing attention to this popular material.
As hunger is increasing in the world, the prevention of food losses should of course be of concern to everyone. However, it should be especially at the focus of the food industry. As well as increasing social responsibility, Save Food innovations are also of benefit to the energy balance of a business.
The computer manufacturer Dell Inc. came first, and now IKEA is to follow. Packaging which has so far been made from expanded polystyrene is to be replaced by a biodegradable alternative made from mushrooms.
Sustainability is an issue which has occupied the packaging industry for a long time now. Again and again attention has focused on the use of renewable raw materials in the production of plastics. Recent research has delivered innovative plant-based materials with outstanding properties.
interpack is the essential event for the food, beverage, confectionery, bakery, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, non-food and industrial goods sectors. No other trade fair in the world represents the entire supply chain. And at no other trade fair does the packaging industry provide all industry sectors with tailored solutions and innovative designs based on such a variety of materials.
Make new contacts, acquire new clients and leave your mark with an innovative stand design. interpack is a must for global players, innovative mid-sized companies and traditional small businesses alike.