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E-Commerce trends and the packaging sector


More and more companies and consumers around the world are using the options online trade offers. Consumer demands influence parcel services as well as packaging manufacturers.
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Wooden packaging used between the European Union and Great Britain will be subject to stricter phytosanitary measures after Brexit. Photo: Webandi/Pixbay.com

Foto: Webandi/Pixbay.com

Brexit: How will it affect industrial packaging?


Originally planned for 29 March 2019, Great Britain’s exit has now been postponed twice – the new deadline for an agreement between the Brits and the EU member states has been extended to 31 October. None of the parties involved wants a chaotic Brexit, which would have dramatic economic consequences.
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Industrial Goods Packaging


Industrial packaging generally protects particularly delicate, dangerous or bulky goods that depend on stable transportation. Industrial packaging is used directly after a product has been manufactured at the plant as well as at any later time along the supply chain.
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Warehouse or the shores of Illyria? Stage set for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Staatsoper Hannover made of 365 cardboard boxes. Photo: Staatsoper Hannover/Jörg Landsberg

Foto: Staatsoper Hannover/Jörg Landsberg

365 Boxes for Staging an Opera


Cardboard packaging is designed to protect its contents from damage in transit or during storage. However, there is more to these often brown boxes – they can double as stage scenery or a make-shift construction material for destroyed buildings.
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GHS-pictograms: www.reach-compliance.ch

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Packaging symbols, Part 2: Caution - danger of death!


In this series on packaging symbols, we look at symbols we often see around us. But offhand, do we actually know what they mean?
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Demand for German packaging machines is high throughout the world; this is also evidenced by interpack, the global No. 1 trade fair for the packaging industry and related process industries.

German Packaging Machines No. 1 Worldwide


One in three packaging machines worldwide comes from Germany. Following Europe, Asia and North America are the most important consumers of packaging technology made in Germany.
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The Internet of Things is likely to boost the world’s industrial production by 20 per cent over the next three years, so that it will grow to nearly US$124 billion. Photo: Messe Düsseldorf

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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Serialisation in combination with Track & Trace solutions can ensure more transparency for the supply and value chain thereby helping to curb counterfeits.

10,000% more counterfeits in two decades


Serialisation is on everyone’s lips – especially in the pharmaceuticals industry. However, a recent study shows that other sectors of industry have also realised the benefits of serialised packaging.
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An increasing number of people are moving to cities and need ever more packaging. Photo: stock.tookapic.com / pexels.com

Expensive Paper


Since the start of 2017 the global paper market as well as the affiliated packaging industry has been feeling the effects of raw material shortages. One of the areas where rising raw material prices are prompting concern is the corrugated card and paper industry.
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From June 2018 manufacturers will be responsible for the safety of loads during transport. Photograph:  industrieblick, fotolia.com

Manufacturers to be held liable for load safety


Whenever goods are transported from A to B, safe packaging is indispensable. From June 2018 onwards a new EU-wide directive will be in force, with new regulations on requirements and liabilities.
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