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Digitisation is growing rapidly in the packaging sector. © pitju_scm /

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 /



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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Customer-friendly closures


Innovative solutions for resealable packaging made from high-quality materials will soon lead to more customer-friendliness. The RLC Packaging Group even convinced the 2015 Red Dot Award jury.
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Iggesund awards prizes to packaging designers


Packaging designers throughout the world were given the opportunity to design and submit sustainable packaging creations to ‘Iggesund Paperboard’. Three of the about 200 designs handed in were now awarded a prize.
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'What Do You Think of Green Brands?' © GDS Infographics /

What do Consumers really Want?


Packaging is also subject to trends. Current surveys have identified what is important to consumers when it comes to packaging in 2015 and how China, USA and Germany differ.
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