The food industry wants the label to be a guideline informing the consumer about the quantity of salt, sugar, sodium and fats in the packet without giving a health warning, saying that the aim should be to enable consumers to make an informed decision and not discourage consumption of packaged food.
Recent innovative packaging developments have predominantly revolved around different aspects of sustainability, such as recyclability, biodegradability, compostability, refillability, reusability and the use of biosourced materials or raw materials derived from renewable resources. These trends are being pushed by multiple drivers, starting with individual consumers being more eco-conscious, along with brands wanting to be more forward thinking and focusing on the 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle).
New Milestone in Recycling: Constantia Flexibles Achieves up to 80% Recycled Content in a PE Film Using EcoLam Laminates’ Waste
New milestone in recycling: Constantia Flexibles achieves up to 80% recycled content in a PE film using EcoLam laminates’ waste. Optimizing the recyclability of packaging is one of the most important steps into a more sustainable future.
BOBST and Project Partners Launch ‘Generation 2.0’ Samples of High Barrier Flexible Packaging Solutions Designed for Recyclability
BOBST and its partners have announced a key milestone in their pioneering work to replace non-recyclable high barrier multi-material packaging structures with mono-material alternatives designed for recycling.
Sumitomo Chemical has launched MeguriTM, a new brand for plastic products obtained through recycling technology. The Company will work to spread MeguriTM products to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other environmental impacts.
Elcoflex Ltd, based in Finland, an AIPIA member manufacturing copper based RFID antennas, has developed a new low-cost Smart Label concept based on a printed battery and readily available RFID chips. Current Smart Sensors use an embedded microprocessor system for analogue signal processing which, says the company, leads to a higher unit price.
Sabic, St. Johns Packaging and Kingsmill Launch World’s First Ever Bread Packaging Based on Recycled Post-Consumer Plastic
SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, has announced the successful roll-out of another project as part of its TRUCIRCLE™ program to accelerate the implementation of a circular plastic economy.
ISBC, a Russia based RFID solutions developer has collaborated with AIPIA member, SAPPI – a global paper and packaging material supplier – to present an innovative new smart paper with embedded RFID chips.
Kellogg’s UK announced recently that, following a successful trial, new smart packaging technology will be permanently added to all of its Europe-bound cereal boxes to make them accessible to blind and partially sighted people.
Tageos, an AIPIA member supplying RFID inlays and tags, has launched the EOS-202 U9 RAIN RFID inlay, which it claims has the smallest form factor available today for healthcare and pharmaceutical applications The new inlay has successfully passed tests specified by the Auburn University RFID Lab Spec S and is certified by DoseID for a broad range of pharmaceutical and healthcare purposes.