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.
31/03/2017Modern packaging can help increase quality and shelf-life, especially for fresh meat.
22/03/2017Vegan food can now be found on every street corner – but what is the situation with packaging?
28/02/2017Here’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.
24/01/2017A 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.