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The market for flexible packaging is also expected to continue growing worldwide. Photo: Messe Düsseldorf, Constanze Tillmann

Upward Trend for Packaging Industry Worldwide


The figures for last year are now out and the German packaging industry can look back positively on the year: both output and turnover were up and the sector of industry also posts general growth on a global scale.
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Fat-resistant materials offer quality protection when packaging bakery goods. Photo: Weber Verpackungen.

No-Mess Snacking thanks to the Right Packaging


Only a quarter of bakery products are still consumed at home. This means demand for practical packaging for food on the go is high.
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Liekens’ “Mampfred” packaging taps into an emotional vein and is fun for kids. Photo: Christoph Petersen Design

Packaging – Suitable for Children


With gaudy colours, big letters and funny characters packaging for muesli and the like can become a fun factor especially for kids while promoting health-conscious nutrition among this young target group at the same time.
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It squares up nicely: the square multipurpose solution for snacks and similar products


The rising demand for new packaging formats and the resulting increase in product diversity have led to a wide spectrum of innovative packaging solutions. The Square Can – a newcomer on the market – is a multipurpose can with a hinged lid. It is ideally suited for crisps and numerous other products, while also offering clear benefits in terms of storage and transport.
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Cardboard cartons as advertising media give pastry producers an ideal vehicle to convey their message. Photo: Charlie Smith Design

Packing Pastry for Generation Y


The so-called “millennials” are said to be the reason why pastry producers and packaging specialists have to reorient themselves. After all, demand for cookies, sandwiches and savoury snacks “on-the-go” in re-closable bags or boxes is constantly on the rise.
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No. 1 on the sweet biscuits market: at Bahlsen over 2,500 staff produce some 142,000 tons of cookies every year. © Bahlsen GmbH & Co. KG

A golden cookie for the cookie monster


Once again Bahlsen can rejoice at an anniversary. We already covered the 80th anniversary of salt sticks last year. About twelve months later it is the turn of Leibniz cookies. In honour of these “toothed” sweet biscuits there will be a special edition launched and, needless to say, the commonly known traditional packaging.
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Year in, year out…


Germany’s supermarkets are full of gingerbread, ginger biscuits and other goodies these days. This can be extremely tempting, of course. Yet it’s by no means the pre-Christmas period yet. While offering “autumn confectionery”, the German packaging industry is consciously avoiding Christmas themes such as angels and Christmas trees until 29 November – the first Sunday in Advent.
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In order to ensure that the bread develops a soft texture, yeast and sourdough are used when baking.

Water, whole grain, sourdough and time.


Nothing is fresher than the baking industry 6,000 years after having been invented. No company knows this better than Lieken.
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Special Edition Packaging Launched to Mark Salt Stick Anniversary


Salt sticks are turning 80! Reason enough for the Saltletts manufacturer to offer this snack in a celebratory pack. Efficient production is ensured by special machinery.
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