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.
19/02/2019Mustard tubes, ketchup sachets but also toothpaste and the like: the last few product residues are often impossible to get and end up in the bin with the packaging. Now a commercially rewarding solution for complete emptying seems to have been found thanks to a new technical development.
06/02/2019The parcel arrives – and then what? Apart from anything else, packaging also serves the important task of informing recipients about the properties and recommended handling of the products it contains. Correct labelling is the only way to avoid misuse and damage to products or harm to their users and prevent exclusion of liabilities.