20/09/2018You can prevent food from perishing long term by preserving, freezing or freeze-drying it. However, one thing you cannot forego is packaging.
19/09/2018Germans 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.
18/09/2018A 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.
13/09/2018When 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.
31/07/2018Some 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.
17/07/2018A 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.
03/07/2018One 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.
27/06/2018Belgium will find it easier to keep within future EU recycling targets. Its 80% recycling rate makes Belgium the top recycler among the EU-28. All other member states still need to make a major effort to keep within the ambitious recycling targets of the EU Commission.
26/06/2018The packaging industry did not rest on its laurels in the first half of 2018. Rather, quite a few innovative solution proposals were presented to numerous jury members in various contests, providing persuasive evidence in matters of digitisation, sustainability, design and convenience.
30/04/2018Opinions differ especially when it comes to fruit and veg. Some question whether natural products really need to be pre-packaged while others argue they do because packaging extends their shelf life. With his company ‘Apeel Science’ James Rogers has invented a protective sleeve for fruit and vegetables that keeps the produce fresh twice as long after being harvested.