10/07/2019Many supermarkets cut prices on their goods just before they reach their best-before date. Up until now, these items have been priced down manually using discount labels, but in the future this could be done automatically thanks to a pricing algorithm that automatically reduces the price on items that are due to expire soon or have expired.
03/07/2019Non-recyclable classic multilayer films used in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic packaging will be able to be replaced with bio barrier films made of PLA bioplastic in the future, which boosts the recycling process.
21/05/2019Innovative technologies replace traditional purchasing process – including the implementation of augmented reality (AR) applications in product packaging. The advantages are obvious: Customers receive comprehensive information about the goods on their smartphone without any loss of time. Customer loyalty is increased and the product is marketed in a targeted manner.
26/04/2019It is still not clear how future trade relationships might be between Great Britain and the EU after Brexit. The current postponement to 31 October 2019 hasn't helped alleviate uncertainties, whether for the public or for businesses. Brexit without a deal is still a possibility. But what consequences would this have on the food industry and the associated packaging and process industry?
03/04/2019According to estimates by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), around a third of all food spoils world-wide – this amounts to 1.3 billion tons annually. By 2030, they expect losses to increase to more than two billion tons per year. Innovative industrial and societal solutions can help counter this negative trend.
26/03/2019In January 2018, the European Commission passed the first Europe-wide plastics strategy. Step by step, the member states are now following with national regulations. In Germany, politics supports the dialogue between trade and industry as well as environmental groups and consumer protection bodies.
21/03/2019Since its market introduction in 2017, interest in grass paper as a packaging material has been increasing. Currently mainly used for fruit and vegetable trays, the application fields are steadily expanding. One brand new field: self-adhesive labels.
08/03/2019Ordering food and beverages online is growing in significance around the world. As a result, food and beverage producers and packaging manufacturers are developing cost-effective and environmentally-friendly solutions to meet consumers’ increasing demand.
08/03/2019Considering the lifecycle of food, flexible packaging accounts for less than 10% of the CO2 footprint on average.
26/02/2019Packaging is increasingly being assessed according to its sustainability, and this assessment covers environmental, economic and social aspects. Different packaging materials have different benefits. Plastic packaging has suffered a lot of criticism recently, yet one of its benefits is that it saves more resources than it uses.