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German Printing Industry Looks Optimistically Toward the Future

Packaging Machinery in printing plant. © industrieblick - Fotolia The German printing industry is painting an optimistic picture. According to the results of a recent study by the German Printing and Media Industries Federation (bvdm), a majority of those surveyed rate the past quarter as having been overall successful, and expect sales to continue increasing to the end of the year.German Printing Industry Looks Optimistically Toward the Future

Changes in Shelf Life Labelling on Packaging

© shootingankauf - Fotolia.com In 2012 the Union of German Municipal Statisticians nominated the record of the year, which is also undeniable about two years later: every German citizen still “dumps” an average of 81.6 kilograms of food in the waste bin rather than in their stomach. This fact is in part attributed to the “best before” dates stated on packaging labels. Changes in Shelf Life Labelling on Packaging

Advertising Myth and Truth in Food

How far do companies go to persuade consumers to buy their products when advertising them? As regards food they often go far too far in the eyes of the non-profit consumer protection organisation Foodwatch. This is why it has called upon web users for the fifth consecutive time now to nominate the winner of the most brazen advertising lie. Advertising Myth and Truth in Food

Art and Biscuit Tins – Packaging Art since 1889

Bahlsen The family-owned biscuit company Bahlsen is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year and is showcasing over 250 different biscuit tins in an exhibition entitled “Kunst und Keksdose” (Art and Biscuit Tins) at Berlin’s Bröhan Museum. Art and Biscuit Tins – Packaging Art since 1889

Controversial discussion of draft amendment to German Packing Regulations

© carsten jacobs - Fotolia.com After many months of wrangling in the German Parliament (Bundestag), the draft amendment to the country’s packaging regulations was finally adopted. While some see the amendment as a forward-looking decision for stability and environmental awareness, its critics feel that it will be of long-term detriment both to consumers and to businesses.Controversial discussion of draft amendment to German Packing Regulations

 
 

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The Green Deal

The Green Deal 
“Promoting brand values through sustainable packaging“ – was the motto of last year’s Pro Carton Congress in Düsseldorf. Ever greater importance is being attached to sustainability: it is one of the crucial drivers of innovation of all.