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600,000 packages have so far been recycled under the project. Photograph: DuPont

The Virtuous Circle

11/07/2017

Although 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.
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The use of thermoforming machines is now standard in the automated packaging of bakery goods.  – Messe Düsseldorf, Constanze Tillmann

A new era for thermoforming machines

04/07/2017

Thermoformed 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.
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© Messe Düsseldorf

SAVE FOOD: Food Waste in Numbers

28/06/2017

About 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.
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Plastics made from sweet potatoes and thyme is said to provide better barrier protection, so that food will stay fresh for longer.  Photo: süskartoffel © karepa, fotolia.com

Back to Nature

26/05/2017

Bioplastics 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.
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Photo: Mayr-Melnhof Packaging. Artists: Gerlinde Gruber & Christine Strempel

Packaging: things that matter to the consumer

28/04/2017

We 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.
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Photo: Schreiner Group

Target Group Millennials: Digital Packaging

24/04/2017

As 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.
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Photo: Coopbox Italy

Well packed

31/03/2017

Modern packaging can help increase quality and shelf-life, especially for fresh meat.
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Vegan food, vegan cosmetics – the product trend is spilling out onto the packaging. Photo: © Minerva / fotolia.com

Vegan Wrap

22/03/2017

Vegan food can now be found on every street corner – but what is the situation with packaging?
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Photo: Louise Fili

Designed in good taste

28/02/2017

Here’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.
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Challenge for 2017: rising raw material prices Photo: Robotic factory line for processing and bottling pure spring water into canisters and bottles. Selective focus. © tamara83, fotolia.com

Good times for plastic packaging

24/01/2017

A 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.
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