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Packaging Market Russia


The Russian economy is charted for economic recovery again after two difficult years in 2015/2016. The main reason for this positive trend is the increase in oil prices since late 2016. The growth drivers for the coming years include industrial production, investment and the construction sector.
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Packaging symbols, Part 1: Food safety


Packaging symbols are very much part of life, and we see them everywhere. There are lots of them, but not everyone would be able to tell you offhand what each symbol stands for.
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The rule for children: unwrapping should be easy, fun and build anticipation about what is inside. Photo: Fruit Glasses by Viktoriia Schmid and Arthur Schmidt / https://recreatepackaging.com

Packaging for Children


Children like anything sweet and colourful but – as a rule – they don’t like taking medicine. However, original packaging designs and “join-in” ideas can make it very easy to convince the little ones of healthy food and necessary drugs.
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Convenient opening mechanisms such as pull-tab or peel-off lids ease the opening of tin cans. This is particularly handy when out of home. Photo: Initiative Lebensmitteldose

Packaging for Eternity


You can prevent food from perishing long term by preserving, freezing or freeze-drying it. However, one thing you cannot forego is packaging.
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Packaging: Ready to go


Germans love burgers, Brits choose Chinese and the French prefer to eat local. Everybody's different. One thing is for sure: Practical packaging and ready made meals are a part of our everyday life.
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Packaging design over decades: every three to four years the fast-food chain changes the look and feel of its packaging.

McDonald’s: Packaging conveys the Brand


A handbag made out of a Big Mac© folding box, shoes with drinking-straw-studded heels or a backpack made out of a hamburger bag – this is how fast-food chain McDonald’s staged its packaging re-launch for the media.
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If necessary, it can have customised information printed on it, and it can be used in combination with oven-proof CPET trays, for instance as packaging for in-flight food.

Special packaging on flights


When a flight starts early in the morning, passengers are often very happy to receive a morning snack. To make sure it’s a delight to their taste buds, it needs to meet a few requirements – including the right packaging.
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Packaging machinery worldwide


Some 150 years ago the first packaging machine was invented. The jobs previously performed by vertical shafts, cam discs, sprocket wheels and cams back then, have long become the work of state-of-the-art high-tech components and robots.
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France is the first country in the world to have passed a law against food waste. The “gourmet bag” is to encourage guests at restaurants to take home any unfinished food. Photo: © L. Pastural, France

Doggy bags against food waste


A large number of independent studies have shown that about one third of all food throughout the world gets thrown away. In the European Union alone this volume amounts to more than 100 million tonnes per year. Sustainable “doggy bags” can prevent such waste and increase public awareness.
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Avoiding Food Losses and Waste


One third of all food produced for human consumption gets lost or is wasted. Various initiatives around the world show how this can be combated with the right ideas, modern technology and, above all, with joint forces.
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