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Avoiding Food Losses and Waste

03/07/2018

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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Ambitious recycling targets in the EU

27/06/2018

Belgium 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.
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An award-winning combination: using a specially designed augmented reality glass, digital content is projected into the environment in the form of videos, images and animations.

Award-winning packaging

26/06/2018

The 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.
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A skin for the skin: the ‘Edipeel’ coating is to give fruit and vegetable a longer shelf life. Photo: Messe Düsseldorf, Constanze Tillmann

Edipeel: Spray it fresh!

30/04/2018

Opinions 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.
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The Micvac process helps to make gourmet food durable. Photo: micvac

Gourmet cuisine from the microwave

05/04/2018

Industrial-scale production and restaurant quality are not necessarily a contradiction in terms. With the right packaging and preservation method high-end star-rated meals can also be served at home.
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LIDL Deutschland is the latest member joining the SAVE FOOD Initiative against food losses and waste. Photo: Messe Düsseldorf, Constanze Tillmann

Retail supports SAVE FOOD

20/03/2018

The latest member to join the Save Food Initiative of the FAO, UNEP and Messe Düsseldorf is food retailer LIDL Deutschland. With this move the discount chain underscores its commitment to reducing food losses.
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High-barrier films can protect food against mineral oil migration. Photo: Taghleef Industries

Food contact: regulatory trends

23/02/2018

A look at regulatory compliance in light of new requirements introduced at the “glocal” level, on the possibility of marketing these materials in certain regions. Focus on the controversial relationship between legislation and industry.
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Packaging bands are available in paper and film. Whether printed or unprinted, they can be used for a variety of purposes. Photo: Bandall

Bundled packaging

13/02/2018

Semi-wrapped, yet packaged safely and informatively. For some products banding is the perfect packaging solution.
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For the 2018 Winter Olympics Coca-Cola is launching special editions featuring the names of 4 US athletes on the US market. Photo: The Coca-Cola Company

Sports year 2018: custom packaging doubles as marketing tool

29/01/2018

This year fans around the world are in for not one but two major sporting events: the Winter Olympic Games and the World Cup. These are ideal opportunities to promote your company with special packaging editions.
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EXTENDO high-barrier films protect food against mineral oil migration. Photo: Taghleef Industries

Migration of Mineral Oils: solutions not sufficiently used so far

29/11/2017

This 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.
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