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What is conveyor technology 4.0?


Order a book or a coffee machine today and have it delivered tomorrow – no problem for e-commerce. However, keeping up this fast pace requires automated intralogistics systems and modern conveyor technology 4.0.
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Blue ALDI carrier bag

Alternatives to plastic bags and single-use plastic packaging


The European Union has resolved a multi-stage ban of single-use plastics from 2021 onwards. In Germany, the Federal Government finalised a ban on plastic bags in November 2019. And in Britain, customers are calling for carrier alternatives for their supermarket shopping.
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Robot’s face

Packaging 360 with cutting-edge technologies: a must for the packaging industry


The packaging industry goes digital: With 3D printing, Industry 4.0 and 24/7 online shipping. In order to meet customer demands 365 days a year and remain competitive, manufacturers now have to integrate innovative Packaging 360 solutions in their packaging products.
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Number of the Month: Packaging market USA


The US packaging market has a significant impact on the global industry. We take a closer look at the current status and coming trends from a global point of view.
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Packaging 360 – how 3D printing uses old bottles


3D printing provides an all-round view from the start. Planned objects can be viewed from all sides, even whilst they are being made. However, when it comes to sustainability, this otherwise state-of-the-art technology is only just finding its feet.
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Tampon Book with tampons

The Tampon Book saves VAT


The Tampon Book breaks two taboos: On the one hand, it ensures that female menstruation is no longer only whispered about, and on the other it breaks with the tax rate of 19% that is usually charged for sanitary products.
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100% measurable: Augmented reality (AR) packaging


The future is now: Staggering growth is predicted for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). Implementing computer-supported applications such as these in packaging enables manufacturers to improve the customers’ experience and increase customer loyalty.
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“Loop”, the joint initiative of Carrefour and TerraCycle, aims to improve recycling. Photo: Carrefour

France Develops Loop System for Reusable Packaging


Launched in France, picked up in New York and already scheduled for implementation in other cities: The joint initiative between Carrefour and TerraCycle, called Loop, aims to reduce packaging waste.
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It doesn’t just look good: The Adidas FUTURECRAFT.LOOP is a running shoe that is 100% recyclable. Photo: ADIDAS AG

Adidas Boosts Recycling with Trainers


Adidas, the world-famous sporting goods manufacturer, wants to push its objective to boost recycling even more in the future using a new method of shoe development. Following hot on the heels of the Parley shoe, created from ocean plastic, the FUTURECRAFT.LOOP shoe, a 100% recyclable shoe, is due to hit the market from 2021.
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From 20 May 2019 cigarette packaging and related product packaging in the EU must be marked with an individual ID code pursuant to the EU Tobacco Product Directive. Photo: Tim Reckmann@ flickr.com

EU Tobacco Products Directive: Track and Trace for tobacco products


The first phase of the revised EU Directive on the traceability of tobacco products comes into effect on 20 May 2019. From then on cigarette packs etc. will have to be labelled with an individual ID code.
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