Have you ever heard of International Parking Offenders’ Day (February 11), International Pillow Fight Day (first Sunday in April), International Lost Sock Day (May 9), International Hairstyle Day (April 30), National Toilet Paper Day (August 26), or International Hand-Washing Day (October 15)? The last three have been practically attributed prophetic significance this year. However, we do not want to focus our attention on these unusual days but rather on those which do actually make sense, such as National Packaging Day (June 6), whose campaigns have been postponed until next year on account of the pandemic, “Trendtag Glas”(usually in September but now likewise postponed until next year), Child Safety Day (June 10) which primarily concerns product safety and whose campaigns have been postponed until the second half of the year, or Baby Day (May 2), originating in the USA but which ensures more focused concentration on the well-being of the smallest citizens here and offers numerous tips on baby care and nutrition.
Novel wood-based packages
Kiilto, a manufacturer of chemical industry products and Woodly, a Finnish company that has developed a novel wood-based plastic, are working together to develop Woodly packages for domestic cleaning products manufactured by Kiilto. The goal is to launch the first novel packages by the end of 2021.
Flexible packaging recycling
New study reveals collection, design for recycling and uptake of recyclates as the main drivers.
"Say Hi to the Future"
With mainstay trades shows such as drupa and interpack postponed, W&H will be taking exhibits planned for those shows directly to customers’ computers around the world in the company’s first Virtual Expo to be held on 24 & 25 June 2020.
Accolades for pioneering packaging
Maximum product protection and high convenience combined with outstanding recyclability: Multipeel PurePP film packaging from SÜDPACK meets all three requirements – and thus provides genuine benefits for people and the environment. For this future-oriented product, SÜDPACK has been awarded the PackTheFuture Award in the "Save Food" category. The prize is jointly awarded by ELIPSO, the French association for plastic and flexible packaging, and Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e.V., the German industry association for plastic packaging.
Focus on sustainability
Packaging has become pervasive in our everyday lives. Without it, it would be impossible to transport food and beverages safely. Accordingly, it helps to protect not only products but also resources. At the same time, the topic of food packaging is subject to some very emotional discussions in public with demands for bans or punitive tariffs being voiced at regular intervals.
PackTheFuture Award 2020
58 entries, 14 nominees and 10 award winners - this is the positive outcome of the PackTheFuture Award 2020. While the award ceremony had to be postponed due to the current corona pandemic, the organizing associations of the plastic packaging industry IK and ELIPSO were pleased to inform the winners about their awards.
Syntegon building on stable business performance
The process and packaging technology specialist Syntegon, formerly Bosch Packaging Technology, reported stable business performance in 2019. Sales increased to 1.33 billion euros (2018: 1.28 billion euros), and new orders also rose slightly. In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, the systems supplier to the pharmaceutical and food industries is seeing increased demand in its services business. Since interpack – the largest trade show in the industry that was originally scheduled for May – has now been postponed until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Syntegon is presenting its latest process and packaging technology at a virtual trade show from today until May 13. In this context, a special focus is on intelligent and sustainable technologies for the pharmaceutical and food industries. Following the introduction of the Syntegon corporate brand at the beginning of the year, the company is also unveiling its new product design for the first time at the event.
Packaging with a Future
ENGEL is committed to greater sustainability of plastic packaging. In collaboration with six other companies from the Austrian packaging industry, the injection moulding machine manufacturer founded the "Verpackung mit Zukunft” (Packaging with a Future) platform. The aim of the initiative is to improve public awareness of meaningful use of packaging. The companies are taking an active role in the development of a global circular economy for plastic packaging.
Przemysł opakowaniowy walczy z pandemią
W czasie pandemii dostawcy opakowań umożliwiają bezpieczne zaopatrywanie społeczeństw w żywność i angażują się w bezpośrednią walkę z koronawirusem.
The FreshSafe PET® success story
With its Plasmax coating technology and the FreshSafe PET® packaging system which has evolved from it, KHS offers the food and beverage industries a sustainable, environmentally-friendly system with the best possible product protection. Today’s coating system for PET bottles dates back to the 1990s when it was used in the pharmaceutical industry. How has this extraordinary story of success come about?
Extrusion Blow Moulded Packaging
Bekum, machine builder and specialist for extrusion blow moulded packaging, will be at the exhibition Interpack, at booth B32 in hall 13 and inform about packaging trends and pro-duction innovations. The focus is on the processing of recycling materials, calcium carbona-te (chalk) and newly developed PET materials, the processing of which Bekum specializes in as an industry leader. With the “Concept 808” machine study presented at the K 2019 trade fair, Bekum heralds the future of the extrusion blow moulding machine with more energy-efficient extrusion and very fast production changes for the up-to-date production of pack-aging.
New metallic aesthetic
Clariant Masterbatches has developed a novel chrome color that opens new opportunities for designers and manufacturers of high-end products, bottles and packaging.
Packaging Innovation Awards by Dow
Dow (NYSE:DOW) is launching its call for entries for the 2020 Packaging Innovation Awards. Submissions for the international awards program will be accepted from January 30 through April 10 on the Packaging Innovation Awards website.
Indian interpack alliance trade fairs
The second edition of the combined interpack alliance trade fairs pacprocess India, food pex India and the parallel drink technology India trade fair organised by Messe München was well received by visitors. Every year, the trade fair trio alternates between event locations Mumbai and New Delhi and is accompanied by an extensive conference programme.