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Ultrasonic welding of uncoated paper

12.12.2023

Welding uncoated paper using ultrasound is something new. The innovative joining procedure is friendly to the environment, making it possible to save large amounts of energy and resources. Syntegon, who own the patent, have recently licensed the process to Herrmann Ultraschall. The company is supposed to bring the process to market.
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Fog rising from a pine forest.

Bio-based adhesives may for example be produced from pine resin. (Image: Michele Purin/unsplash)

Glue goes green

17.11.2022

Quite often, consumers only take notice of it when it doesn’t work: glue. But as invisible as this little helper of packaging might be, so important is paying attention to its carbon balance, too. Improvements can be made, for example by using bio-based adhesives.
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Baked goods and biscuits with a Christmas branch.

Foto Dr. Oetker

The Great Baking Trend

13.11.2020

Home-made just tastes best! Your Grandma’s cakes aren’t the only ones that are best when they’re handmade. By the time the corona crisis happened, Grandma wasn’t the only one that was baking up a storm - in most kitchens, baking has now become a trend.
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Green packaging with bio-based recyclable print

Photo: Metsä Board

Sustainability in to-go packaging

18.09.2020

Our world is to become more eco-friendly, and manufacturers across all industries and segments are doing everything they can to give their products and processes a more sustainable design. This has resulted in a range of solutions, one of which is sustainable to-go packaging for baked goods.
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Man with cap and croissants on a baking tray

Foto: Bühler

More automation in baked goods packaging

18.06.2020

Automation continues to make great strides in baked goods packaging. Manufacturers of baked goods are making more and more investments in automated robotics in the production and packaging processes and are thus increasing their reliability along with their quality, speed, efficiency and flexibility.
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Graphic: Messe Düsseldorf

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Number of the Month Confectionery and Baked Goods 2020

19.02.2020

Regardless of whether we prefer sweet or salty – the global confectionery and baked goods industry is delighted to see an increase in sales. Customers are looking for a varied range of products and packaging as well as practical packaging solutions for out-of-home consumption that are sustainable at the same time. Responsive and flexible modern technologies and equipment are in high demand.
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Packaging of Kellogg’s Tresor

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Putting damaged packs to good use

06.12.2019

As one of the largest companies for cereals in the world, the American Kellogg Company (Kellogg’s) has been committed to charitable and environmental projects for many years now. Damaged packs of cornflakes have been donated to charitable organisations and cereal waste has been used for making beer since 2019.
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Kellogg's eco muesli with no added sugar in packaging with a natural design.

© Kellogg’s

New packaging design for sugar-reduced baked goods

22.08.2019

When it comes to baked goods and sweets, consumers around the world are on the lookout for healthy ingredients and the lowest possible sugar content. This desire for natural products is increasingly reflected in the packaging design.
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Baked goods are increasingly being packaged in stand up pouches

24.06.2019

Within the past years, manufacturers of grain products such as bread and muesli have switched from conventional bag-in-box options to flexible pouches, also known as stand up pouches or stand up bags. In addition, the number of bio-based and biodegradable materials such as paper, cardboard and bioplastics used for packaging has steadily increased in the baked goods industry.
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Unmade loaves of bread in bakery factory

Photo: Automatic bakery production line with bread in bakery factory © Studio Romantic

Long-life Packaged Bread Increasingly Popular in Asia

24.06.2019

Due to the high moisture content of bread and baked goods, suitable packaging needs to meet special requirements to counter the growth of mould whilst at the same time preventing the goods from becoming hard and dry or losing their aromas.
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