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Designed in good taste


Here’s a trick which every toddler knows: If you don’t like your food, just hold your nose while eating, and you won’t notice the taste. This shows that our senses of smell and taste are closely related. But many studies have shown that this is also true for other senses. Our visual impressions, too, play a major role during food intake.
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Challenge for 2017: rising raw material prices Photo: Robotic factory line for processing and bottling pure spring water into canisters and bottles. Selective focus. © tamara83, fotolia.com

Good times for plastic packaging


A survey by the German Association for Plastic Packaging and Films (IK) has shown that plastic packaging manufacturers are pleased with the economic situation and optimistic about 2017.
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A juicy variety of different packages for some fruity tea blends.

Nothing like a nice cuppa


The innovative design of this new tea packaging conveys a sense of enjoyment well before you pour the first cup.
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A basic prerequisite for growing export success are safe conditions in the fresh mango business. Packaging, of course. Photo: Wipf AG

Success Formula


Commitment, stamina and a shared goal: these are the “ingredients” that SAVE FOOD and Azuri Health have mixed to produce tasty dried mangoes.
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Somehow reminiscent of the invisible magic ink in J. K. Rowling's books. Hidden barcodes on the packaging as a promising innovation on the packaging market. Photo: Digimarc Corporation

Invisible barcode could revolutionise packaging market


Invisible to the human eye special image scanners are capable of selectively decoding information from so-called Digital Watermark Codes (DWCodes) – an innovation with promising potential for the packaging market. At present, retail giant Walmart is testing this technology at its outlets.
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All packaging must contain the Big 7: energy, fat including saturated fatty acids, and carbohydrates including sugar, protein and salt. Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), flickr.com

“The Big 7”


Information which was once at the manufacturer’s discretion has now been mandatory since 13 December this year. It means that details of at least seven nutrients must be declared on all packaged food throughout the EU.
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Reducing food losses means improving the climate


4 November was a crucial date, as this is when the Global Climate Treaty entered into force, an agreement which had been decided upon only a year earlier, in Paris, by over 190 countries. A few days later representatives from those countries convened again to specify the details of their climate targets, which had previously been formulated in Paris, and also to develop appropriate rules.
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The end of the corner shop


Impulse buying at the POS is partly the result of packaging and displays. Using real-life case studies, manufacturers – especially brand manufacturers – can determine in advance what the perfect product presentation should look like.
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Packaging Trends in 2017


By 2020 the demand for packaged food and pharmaceutical products will increase. Among other things, a growing population, smaller households and changes in consumer behavior are responsible for this development. Our infographic shows which shape, design and functions consumers prefer and which sectors are expected to see the greatest growth.
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The Beste-Reste-Box consists of water and fat-resistant FSC-certified kraft paper, and can transport 1,350 millilitres of leftovers. Photo: BMEL

Best rests


“Clean your plate!” is passé: a project to curb food waste makes the doggy bag acceptable with the “Beste-Reste-Box”.
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