29/11/2017This issue is not new to the packaging industry: there are numerous solutions to prevent the migration of mineral oils offered by manufacturers but these are only rarely made use of by retailers and food producers.
16/11/2017Bioplastics have been a hot topic in the packaging industry for decades now. Just like with other materials they have their advantages and disadvantages. Only open and honest communication can bring enlightenment.
07/11/2017In 2018 sales of packaging are expected to go up to US$ 975 billion. International market research companies have recently studied this successful industry and taken a close look at trends and tomorrow’s packaging solutions.
24/08/2017Quoting this famous line by a German national football team coach we are not automatically referring to football. A smart transport solution for water melons and other innovative packaging shows how the industry has responded to consumer wishes for a longer shelf life and more convenience.
11/07/2017Although the new food and packaging project Virtuous Circle was only created in October 2016, it is already successful in its combat against hunger. Moreover, the activities are helping to improve general awareness of food and environmental protection.
04/07/2017Thermoformed plastic packaging is considered to be safe, robust and ideally suited for high-quality, heavy and sensitive products. The latest generation of machinery is now making production even more attractive for market players.
28/06/2017About 1.3 billion tons of food is lost or wasted annually. This fact is particularly striking when looking at its negative effects: The total amount of avoidable food waste and loss would be able to feed all the people suffering from malnutrition and starvation worldwide. And more than enough would be still left.
26/05/2017Bioplastics as an alternative or supplement to conventional plastics are by no means new in the world of packaging. What is new, however, is the increasing diversity in the combinations of raw materials and improvements in potential applications.
28/04/2017We tend to think that different countries have different customs, but this doesn’t seem to apply to consumer preferences for packaging material. Whether it’s Europeans, Asians or Americans, all of them appear to be enjoying paper and cardboard as packaging.
24/04/2017As a key target group across varied sectors they have their own demands when it comes to packaging: so-called “millennials” require a new approach – moving away from traditional packaging towards smart packaging.