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It’s a patient, not a product - Drugs liable to cooling are subject to special provisions
"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.
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SAVE FOOD Packaging Award from 2017 - WorldStar Award to receive new category
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.
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Direct printing instead of paper labels
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™.
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New machines for packaging printing
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.
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Innovative pharmaceutical packaging: beautiful, safe and sustainable
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.
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Coffee capsules likely to remain exempt from mandatory deposit
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.
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Positive forecasts for aluminium packaging
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.
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If it’s still edible, it doesn’t belong in the bin
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.
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Packaging made from mushroom foam
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.
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PEF – 100% natural, 100% recycled, 100 % material benefits
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.
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