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Because of Christmas, far more packages are delivered in December than at any other time of the year. Photo: Element5 Digital, pexels.com

15 million Christmas parcels

14/12/2017

Online mail ordering has been growing steadily for many years. At the moment the challenges can be felt particularly in the packaging industry, as nearly 15 million parcels are dispatched in the run-up to Christmas in Germany alone.
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Packaging development must take account of demographic conditions, age structures and a country’s culture. Photo: Clem Onojeghuo, pexels.com

How culture and climate can impact packaging

11/12/2017

The success of a product on international markets is largely determined by the suitability of its packaging. Decisive criteria that must be covered by packaging solutions include not only secure transportation and a long shelf life, but also country-specific traditions.
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Pet food sales have been rising steadily, which has correspondingly led to an increase in differently packaged products. Photograph: snapwiresnaps.tumblr.com, pexels.com

Packaging for Puss and Fido

27/09/2017

Only the best food is good enough for man’s best friend. And what’s true for dogs is also true for the other pets: their owners are currently getting more demanding in terms of both content and packaging.
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Especially when expensive paintings are at stake packaging must fulfil its inherent function particularly well: protection. Photo: Una Laurencic / pexels.com

How do you safely pack US$ 110.5 million?

29/08/2017

Most of those buying artworks at Sotheby’s auctions spend several thousands, if not millions of dollars on them. They are well advised then to trust in the right packaging for transport.
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pacprocess Tehran - Iran, a growth market

25/08/2017

As a member of the umbrella brand interpack alliance, pacprocess Tehran takes place from 12 till 15 october, as new platform in Iran for all suppliers of packaging technology and related process industries along the complete value creation chain. Find all information why Iran is such an exciting packaging market in our infografic.
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More E-commerce means more parcels shipped. At the same time, the demands made on the packaging industry are rising. Photo:  alphaspirit / fotolia.com

Precisely Packaged

26/07/2017

E-commerce is as booming as ever and further growth can be expected. Here perfect-fit transport packaging guarantees happy mail order companies, logistics and transport companies and - last but not least – shoppers.
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According to consumer protection organisations, companies have to pay more attention to educating consumers about the criteria and performance of sustainable packaging.

Eco Design: there is more to it

18/07/2017

In the 60s and 70s ecological aspects were still considered marginal topics in society. Today, ecological elements have become an integral part of industrial processes – also in the packaging world.
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Supertrees from packaging materials. For this artwork Tom Seelbach was inspired by the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Photo: Tom Seelbach

Packaging is Art

01/06/2017

Packaging units are everyday objects – most of the time. But once in a while they are real gems and you start to marvel at the engineering and design skills that turn packaging into art when you hold it in your hands.
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Rapid prototyping – also known as additive layer manufacturing – allows the fast and cost-effective creation of models, prototypes, tools and end products, e.g. through 3D printing. Photo: © jean song

Printed glass

24/05/2017

No casting, grinding, milling, drilling or turning: all these stages in the production of a component can be replaced by 3D printing. For the first time researchers have now succeeded in producing glass components with a 3D printer.
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Would you like a new hiking backpack? That’ll be 22 PET bottles, please. Source: Forum PET.

Good things from the bottle

13/04/2017

Bottle-to-bottle is a well-known concept in Germany. An old bottle is turned into a new one. So far so good, but rPET can do much more than that.
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