interpack Magazine

Henkel turns plastic soup into detergent bottles
Detergents are dubbed laundry shampoos and fabric softeners conditioners – at least with Henkel’s new “laundry care” line ‘Lovables’. However, not only the names but also the packaging materials are meant to be new.
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Packaging World stricken with Football Fever
When Captain Morgan triumphantly places his foot on a football rather than a barrel of rum we know for sure: that time has come around again for one of the most important football events in the world. Already months ahead of the World Cup kick-off in Russia in mid-June 2018 supermarkets are packed with products whipping up football fever.
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Track and Trace for Tobacco Packaging
Labelling on packaging is becoming more and more important – and not only in the pharmaceutical industry. Every so often new labelling laws also apply to other sectors of industry, such as the tobacco industry where encoding is hoped to combat illegal trade.
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No to plastics tax in the EU
Over the last few months a rumour about the possible introduction of a plastics tax in the EU has been worrying the packaging industry. However, it has now been decided that there should be no general tax on plastics.
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Internet of Things in the packaging market
The Internet of Things – IoT for short – is finding its way into the packaging sector, where the so-called Industrial Internet of Things is being applied to production processes. In the future, reliable machinery and smart manufacturing equipment will ensure sustainable and efficient overall productivity.
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New Enzyme Improves PET Recycling
Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Britain’s University of Portsmouth have found an enzyme capable of decomposing PET.
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Nestlé’s KitKat to turn pink now
Red plastic packaging in a 4-finger format with red lettering on a white oval background – this is how KitKat used to be known in Europe. With the launch of the new flavour KitKat Ruby the chocolate snack by Nestlé will turn pink for the first time – both inside and out.
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Edipeel: Spray it fresh!
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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Well selected or glue-it-yourself
Products seduce shoppers with their visual appearance. This also holds true for wine bottles whose otherwise sleek look is made special by the label alone.
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EUR 5 million for a cereal box
What’s the real value of a cereal box? If it’s a branded product, the supermarket price is about three euros (£2.50). Now experts are telling us that it’s worth five million euros. How can that be?
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