Month: February 2021

RFID the future of smart packaging

RFID: the future of smart packaging?

OEM companies in the high-tech industry place high demands on their suppliers regarding the quality of packaging, to make sure their fragile and valuable components are delivered in perfect condition. In order to protect products, avoid defects and delivery problems, nowadays customers more oftenly specify in advance which packaging should be used. Because advanced packaging solutions are expensive, the use of durable returnable packaging (for multiple use) is recommended.

Sidel's aseptic PET technology

RJ Corp in India implements Sidel’s aseptic PET technology

Varun Beverages Ltd, part of RJ Corp group, one of the largest franchises for PepsiCo Inc. globally, has installed Sidel’s Aseptic Combi Predis™ in its newly established plant in Punjab, India. This pivotal project aims to expand PET bottling capacity and provide production flexibility for the private label milk brand Cream Bell as well as Pepsi’s Tropicana juice range. By choosing the new aseptic dry preform sterilisation technology, RJ Corp is commercialising its liquid dairy products (LDP) in PET for the first time in India.

Life Cycle Assessment

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) can guide Sustainable Packaging Design

Environmental impact categories can include carbon/greenhouse gas emissions, water depletion, mineral consumption, land transformation, eutrophication, toxicity, and many more and can be undertaken through a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).
This assessment by Nerida Kelton looks holistically at environmental impacts of products, and associated packaging, from raw materials, to production, through to household, and then at end-of-life.

Fabbri Hybrid

Fabbri Hybrid: A Turning Point in the Packaging World

The perfect synergy between the “HYBRID” wrapping machines and the films produced by Fabbri Group is therefore a guarantee of optimum results, but the new machines have been designed to ensure quality packaging even with alternative films. At a time when the debate on reconciling sustainability policies with the efficiency of production organisation is still extremely topical, changing the film used according to the demands of one’s customers will therefore no longer be a problem.

Global Trends Driving the Print Industry

Global Trends Driving the Print Industry

Drawing on industry research, HP Team has put together this easy-to-read report on the top seven trends driving the printing industry. The key drivers are changing consumer preferences, supply chain, time to market, customization, brand protection & sustainability

rPET bottle food grade

Case for Improving Plastics Circularity in Asia

EcoBlue has been working to develop rPET grade suitable for food contact applications over the past few years. The company have received a Letter of No Objection from US FDA for rPET for food contact use. Being a part of the recycling industry over these years and also working on developing rPET grades suitable for food contact, has given EcoBlue a first-hand experience of the various elements at play in the recycling industry in the region.
Pranay Jain shares his insights with other stakeholders involved the pertinent factors that he feels have an influence on improving circularity of plastics in Asia.

chemical recycling make plastic more sustainable

Can chemical recycling make plastic more sustainable?

Chemical recycling is attracting serious interest and investment. Still in its relative infancy, the technology carries a weight of expectation as a possible solution to the mountain of plastic waste created every year. But not everyone is convinced – chemical recycling is not without its critics and there will be challenges to overcome if it’s to live up to its hype.

PCR plastic packaging

Waken Switches Aluminium Packaging for Plastic Alternative

The move to PCR plastic has contributed to the brand’s Carbon Neutral certification and lowered its price point
One year on from its launch, oral care brand Waken has switched up its packaging for a recyclable plastic alternative in an effort to make its products certified Carbon Neutral. The new PCR plastic packaging, adopted across all four skus, is made primarily from old milk bottles and plastic from sugar cane.

Reduces Small Plastic Waste

Colgate Keep Reduces Small Plastic Waste

Colgate® Keep is designed with a snap-on replaceable brush head and a reusable aluminum handle to inspire people to make small steps that add up to significant impact. With availability online and at national retailers, Colgate® Keep is making less plastic more accessible for all looking for easy ways to reduce their plastic waste.

paper-based packaging

Balisto bar paper-based packaging for German market

Mars Wrigley Germany has become the latest major brand offering a chocolate bar series, the Balisto, in a paper-based packaging for the first time, in a deal with its retail partner German retail partner EDEKA Minden-Hannover, writes Neill Barston. The move follows a similar announcement from Nestle as it moves away from plastics used in its Smarties chocolate range, which is anticipated to herald a significant wider shift from the industry in making major environmental improvements.

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