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Smart NFC-based tamperproof packaging

Remy Martin have a tamperproof NFC tag on their cognac that can give information on authenticity of the contents and whether it’s been opened as well as interacting with the consumer through the...

P&G adds bitter taste to detergent packs to improve safety

US home products giant Procter & Gamble has impregnated the outside layer of its laundry packets with a bitter taste in a bid to reduce potential child detergent poisoning.   ...

‘Significant’ progress in flexible packaging recyclability project

Significant progress has been made in trialling and developing new designs aimed at greatly improving the recyclability of flexible packaging, according to resource recovery specialist Axion...

Pharmaceutical packaging market forecast to 2020

The pharmaceutical packaging market was estimated around $56.9 billion in 2013, with the high share accounted by North America and Europe. The global pharmaceutical packaging market by value is...

Fresh or recycled fibre for packaging?

With their latest Facts & Trends report, the WBCSD Forest Solutions Group demonstrates the complementarity of fresh and recycled fibre for the sustainable supply of renewable raw material...

Global Smart Packaging to reach $39.7 billion by 2020

Smart packaging is described as that type of packaging, which gives the packaging contents an increased shelf life, protection from external atmosphere which might harm the product, as well as...

MIT sensor detects spoiled meat

MIT chemists have devised an inexpensive, portable sensor that can detect gases emitted by rotting meat, allowing consumers to determine whether the meat in their grocery store or refrigerator...

Packaging applications are ahead for printable OLED technology

Organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) have seen applications in television panels, mobile devices and related visual media. Now VTT Ltd. is looking to broaden those markets to include packaging...

Advanced waste to energy, recycling and collection technology market set to boom

The global ‘smart waste’ market, which includes advanced technologies such as plasma gasification for recovering energy from waste and optical sorting equipment for recycling facilities, is...

The global anti-counterfeit packaging market

Secure packaging is one of the essential techniques to avoid counterfeiting. Anti counterfeit packaging is defined as the process of assigning secure packaging to the product in order to...

Paper cup half full in the UK

United Kingdom :  The Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group (PCRRG) has welcomed Starbucks as its first new member of the year. This expansion is seen as a big step towards its goal of...

Paper cup half full in the UK

United Kingdom :  The Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group (PCRRG) has welcomed Starbucks as its first new member of the year. This expansion is seen as a big step towards its goal of...

Packaging - a review of 2014

For the global packaging industry, 2014 marked another year of transformation, with the market's players focusing on issues such as waste, design and innovation. Waste not, want not ...

Amazon unleashes 15,000 Hauler Robots

Ten Amazon warehouses in five US states are making use of 15,000 Kiva robots, hoping they can cut operating costs for the mega retailer by some 20 percent during the Christmas gift fest. ...

Smart Sunscreen Bottles

Well here's a technology development that should benefit all those sensible Brits going abroad who apply sun protection when they head for the beach.  Students from Brunel University,...

Gold in Packaging Innovation for the BeeMagicTray

Packaging Innovation Contest De Gouden Noot 2014 has been won by the BeeMagicTray, a ground breaking solution for packaging fresh meat. The winner was announced during the 10th  NVC...

Materials for Demanding Environments - a new group and funding opportunities

In everyday engineering applications, more and more is being demanded of materials in all sectors and this has become an area of interest for industry and academia. To address this...

65 billion PET bottles recycled in Europe in 2013

The Brussels-based non-profit European trade association Petcore, which pushes for increased value and sustainable growth in the PET value chain, said demand for PET packaging material is...

Morrisons claims 64% aluminium saving with new wine bottle closure

The Green Leaf (GL) screw cap closure is available on Morrisons’ own brand Soave 75cl wine. The cap has already been trailled in Italian, Australian and New Zealand markets. Steve Jackson,...

US demand for protective packaging to reach $6.4 billion in 2018

Protective packaging demand is expected to reach $6.4 billion in 2018, an improvement from the performance of the recession-impacted 2008-2013 period. Gains will be based on a continued...
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