July 2020

Future of Sustainable

The Future of Sustainable Packaging: Dow introduces INNATE™ TF Polyethylene Resins for Tenter Frame Biaxial Orientation

Compared to traditional polyethylene (PE) films, the TF-BOPE film made with INNATE™ TF Polyethylene Resins for Tenter Frame Biaxial Orientation has higher mechanical properties and material rigidity, better optical and printing performance, and offers considerable sustainability advantages, including the potential for all-PE structures for recyclability.

Extremely light

Extremely light and fully recyclable: KHS and ALPLA Group develop returnable PET bottle

“Reduce, reuse, recycle”: for the KHS Group these three pillars of sustainability are a composite part of its corporate philosophy. The manufacturer of filling and packaging technology consistently focuses on resource-saving, recycling-friendly systems and solutions. Together with Austrian packaging expert ALPLA KHS has now developed a returnable PET container that at 55 grams is extremely light. The 1.0-liter bottle’s high recyclate content of 35% also has a very positive effect on its overall ecobalance.


Security Solutions for the counterfeiting menace in the Global Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

The life sciences industry and regulators around the world are facing many challenges in protecting the safety of patients. Poor visibility across the supply chain has led to proliferation of drug-related criminal activities such as drug counterfeiting, illegal diversion, and theft. It has also caused inefficiencies to surface across supply chain functions. This not only hampers the brand equity of pharmaceutical companies but also puts the life of patients in serious danger. Therefore, serialization laws are fast becoming mandates in many countries.

Packaged Fruits

Consumer Preference Towards Packaged Fruits & Vegetables Amidst Coronavirus

The Coronavirus pandemic has posed a severe health problem globally. This health crisis has placed a special emphasis on the need to take extra precautions when it comes to hygiene and safety. With the ongoing crisis, a new emerging trend with regard to packaging is that of grab-and-go options. To limit possible exposure to the …

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Self healing

Self-Healing Nanofiber Time-Temperature Indicator for Securing Cold Chains

A team from the Research Centre for Bio-based Chemistry at the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) has developed a cold-chain safety sticker based on nano-fibre technology. The sticker indicates whether any cold-chain food products, such as fish, meat, or fruits and vegetables, may have spoiled, by being exposed to temperatures outside the permitted range.


Siegwerk launches new Circular Economy website

Siegwerk, one of the leading suppliers of printing inks for packaging
applications and labels, has launched their new Circular Economy website. The company strongly
believes in the needs of a Circular Economy (CE) and is committed to contribute to creating a circular packaging industry.

The new website provides information about the company’s CE approach.

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