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Two men with a tray made from pulp material

Image: PulPac

Eurostars project for fibre-based packaging concluded

11.07.2023

As part of the Eurostars funding programme, PulPac in Sweden and the Bio-Lutions start-up in Germany have together developed a prototype for a new dry-moulded-fibre machine that’s able to process fibres from agricultural waste. The project saw them adapting standard components that are traditionally used to make plastic products.
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Detail of a packaging plant with revolving grippers.

Image: Rotzinger

Wireless automation

11.07.2023

Manufacturing increasingly requires automated solutions that intelligently network components within plants. Rotzinger is therefore now using CoreTigo's wireless IO-link technology in its new machine for packaging food. The technology is being employedfor wireless control of grippers on a rail system as they move through the plant performing tasks.
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Food packaging with compostable extrusion coating

Image: BASF

Compostable coating for food-safe paper packaging

13.06.2023

Barrier properties are particularly important to food packaging. Consumers are additionally demanding solutions that are environmentally friendly. BASF has developed an extrusion coating for paper and cardboard packaging, which may be composted both industrially and domestically.
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Rolls of tin on a meadow with flowers

Image: thyssenkrupp Rasselstein

Tin packaging becomes more climate-friendly

13.06.2023

They are regarded as best for recycling: Tin cans, tubes and bottles. But they don’t score well in terms of their carbon footprint because it is not yet possible to produce steel without using coal as the source of energy. Industry is, however, working on more sustainable solutions and has launched the first carbon-reduced steel for packaging.
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Millad®️ NX®️ 8000 for PP certified by RecyClass for plastic packaging recycling in Europe.

Image: Milliken & Co.

Mono-material packaging solutions take center stage at interpack

23.05.2023

Polypropylene is durable, lightweight and very popular as a packaging material, but often requires multi-material constructions to ensure end-use performance, making such packages difficult to recycle. New material developments –– improving barrier properties and clarity –– are making effective, all-PP packages a reality.
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The SoVi app’s user interface being displayed on several mobile-phone screens.

Image: SonicView

Designing barrier-free packaging

16.05.2023

No packaging, no product protection. But how can the visually impaired be sure about what they’re putting in their shopping baskets? A German designer has come up with a clever solution to this problem.
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Three women in front of laptops.

The students worked on the research project in six teams. (Image: BAU)

SAVE FOOD research project: New food packaging from leftover food

18.04.2023

Food production generates a lot of residual material, which is usually not put to use but disposed of. At the same time, there is an increasing demand for alternatives to plastic packaging. Biodegradable and compostable packaging can be a sustainable solution, especially if it is made of leftovers from food production.
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Cold shipping with paperfloc eco systems

Impression of a trade fair hall at interpack

These topics will shape interpack 2023

18.04.2023

Circular economy, conserving resources, digital technologies and product safety – those are the four hot topics which will shape interpack 2023 more than any other issue. But what exactly are these focal points of interest all about?
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tna’s virtual factory experience at Interpack 2023

tna at interpack 2023

Advertorial - Virtual processing and packaging world to advance sustainability

10.04.2023

tna invites food producers for a virtual factory immersive experience at interpack 2023.
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Cold shipping with paperfloc eco systems

The carbon neutral paperfloc eco systems keep temperature sensitive products cold and can be disposed of completely with the waste paper. (Image: easy2cool GmbH)

Green shipping package for temperature sensitive products

13.03.2023

When food, cosmetics or pharmaceutical products have to be shipped, they sometimes need constant cooling. Often, the solution is polystyrene. The Munich company easy2cool has developed a sustainable alternative. The paperfloc systems are fully recyclable.
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