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So-called 'liquid caps' can easily be mistaken for sweets by children. The Europe-wide initiative “Keep Caps from Kids” raises awareness among consumers. © Arkady Chubykin / fotolia.com

Less colourful and no longer transparent


So-called 'liquid capsules' score points with their consumer-friendly dosing. But the colourful capsules can easily be taken for sweets. This is why, in the interest of child protection, liquid detergent packaging has been subject to stricter provisions in Europe since the beginning of the year.
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© Bosch Packaging Technology

And the Oscar goes to...


Leonardo DiCaprio was not the only one who waited for years for his first so ardently longed for award. In the packaging industry awards are also a popular form of recognition and guarantee successful product sales.
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Shipping of dangerous goods: reliable transport protection for lithium batteries


The shipping and storage of lithium batteries are subject to strict regulations. Smart packaging systems are not only safe but also convenient in their application.
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Digitisation is growing rapidly in the packaging sector. © pitju_scm / fotolia.com

Digitisation - the future of packaging


Digitisation and cloud-based solutions are also buzzwords in the packaging industry. Responding to customers’ purchases anywhere and anytime with more efficient manufacturing processes and flexible offerings.
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Collection boxes for packaging waste are used rather rarely. Despite their environmental awareness, many consumers see the opening of the packaging as a worthwhile experience before using the product.

Take back obligation


Under the German Packaging Regulation manufacturers and traders must take back any outer packaging that has been used for sales or transport purposes. They must also dispose of such packaging in an environment-friendly manner. Consumers primarily use this option with purchases on the internet.
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e-Commerce – taking the lead when it comes to sustainability.

Top marks for online packaging


Not one but two recent studies have looked into the current e-Commerce trend, thus underlining the importance of packaging for sustainability in the supply chain.
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1,700 pieces of corrugated paperboard were used for the Cardboard Lexus. © Toyota (GB) PLC

From corrugated paperboard to an origami Lexus


The market has now been enriched by yet another luxury car – the new Lexus IS Saloon. In this instance, however, it has taken the form of a unique item in an unusual guise, as it is made entirely from corrugated paperboard.
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The future belongs to nanotechnology © agsandrew / fotolia.com



The future belongs to nanotechnology. This is the conclusion reached for the packaging sector by analysts from Transparency Market Research.
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The benefits of compact packaging are obvious. © Unilever UK

Compact packaging – made presentable


Compact packaging may be environment-friendly and economical, yet many Germans are still more confident about XXL formats. Several competing manufacturers now want to join forces in persuading the consumer.
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The exact recipe for the porcelain mass is a secret, and it is well protected by the

Cannot be broken.


Those who have been successful in the non-food business since 1763, had to often have very good ideas in order to survive. Like KPM.
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