Engineering & Industrial

Shelf Life and the Impact of Technological Advancements
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Shelf Life and the Impact of Technological Advancements

Despite facing a barrage of choices down every aisle, a trip to the supermarket is no harrowing journey for the modern consumer. Compared to the grand tapestry of human history, we are in the favorable position of being spoiled for choice rather than risking the purchase of spoiled food or beverages. The globalization of the supermarket – where “in season” has become a moot term – is a result of the drastic increase in product shelf life through the technological leaps-and-bounds of packaging.

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Toppan product ID Authentication Platform
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Toppan Launches Product ID Authentication Platform in China

Toppan Printing (Toppan), a global leader in communication, security, packaging, décor materials, and electronics solutions, has launched a cloud-based ID authentication platform in China that uses unique IDs to link real-world products to the digital world. By fusing its ID device technology with NFC-enabled ID authentication system infrastructure from Selinko SA (Selinko), Toppan has established a cloud-based ID authentication platform in China that creates customer touchpoints and facilitates supply chain management through safe and secure authentication of unique IDs assigned to individual products.

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ISTA Standards Council Approves New Unitized Load Stability Test

The stability of unitized loads provides challenges for many companies around the globe. The ISTA Standards Council authorized a workgroup to be formed with the objective to improve the industry’s ability to predict the effects of non-restrained events that occur on unit loads in a generalized supply chain. To tackle this objective, the workgroup walked through research, discussions, and experiments to understand field inputs that create load stability issues and test methods that can be used to predict the effects of those inputs on shipping units.

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Premier Tech Chronos Richardson
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Chronos Richardson Legacy – 136 Years Of History

In 2002, Premier Tech acquired German world-renowned Chronos Richardson, famous for its automatic weighing systems invention. As a tribute to its roots and to the power of innovation, Premier Tech retraces the great history of two men who radically changed the packaging industry in the 19th century.

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Guardian OLP at Shriram Veritech
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India’s Shriram Veritech Solutions improves print quality, reduces waste with “fantastic system” Guardian OLP

Shriram Veritech Solutions (veritech.in), one of India’s leading providers of brand protection and anti-counterfeiting solutions, has realized improved print quality, reduced inspection time, and reduced substrate and ink waste by installing a new Guardian OLP Offline Proofing & Inspection system from Baldwin Vision Systems. Shriram Veritech is located in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, and offers a broad range of products such as holograms, labels, stamping foils and more, helping their customers to execute brand protection and enhancement strategies.

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Kolbe-Coloco Successfully Completes EcoLeaf™ Beta Program

ACTEGA Metal Print GmbH today announces that the German print specialist, Kolbe-Coloco Spezialdruck GmbH, has successfully completed the beta program for its revolutionary, sustainable and cost-effective metallization technology, EcoLeaf™. The new ACTEGA technology is enabling Kolbe-Coloco to meet its customers’ sustainability targets for reduced waste, while increasing operating efficiencies and opening the door to new profitable business.

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Cost Savings Through Packaging SKU Rationalization
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Cost Savings Through Packaging SKU Rationalization

Packaging SKU rationalization can drive cost savings opportunities in a few different ways. It may allow a brand to consolidate its packaging material suppliers and purchase fewer structures and sizes. It may provide an opportunity to reduce the amount of packaging material inventory it needs to keep on hand. Reducing the number of packaging SKUs helps a brand to better utilize its warehouse space. It also enables a brand to optimize asset utilization across manufacturing and packaging facilities.

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NOVA Chemicals debuts first three 100% PE-PCR resins
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NOVA Chemicals debuts first three 100% PE-PCR resins

Calgary, AB (April 6, 2021) – NOVA Chemicals Corporation (“NOVA Chemicals”) has introduced its first three grades of 100% post-consumer polyethylene resins. The post-consumer resin (PCR) grades each come from a dedicated source and are ideal for a range of flexible film applications

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Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics partners with Syntegon to expand its portfolio of sustainable solutions for India
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Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics partners with Syntegon to expand its portfolio of sustainable solutions for India

Mumbai, India – March 24, 2021 – Dow P&SP has partnered with Syntegon Technology India
(formerly known as Bosch Packaging Technology) to offer fully recyclable pillow pouch
packaging in India. Syntegon’s vertical form-fill-seal (VFFS) packaging machines are capable
of successfully handling award winning INNATETM TF Polyethylene Resins for Tenter Frame
Biaxial Orientation (TF-BOPE) to produce fully recyclable pillow pouches..

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Advanced Material Development
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Nano-tech offers next generation anti-counterfeiting for packaging

nMark is a new nano technology platform from Advanced Material Development (AMD), a UK-based AIPIA member which specializes in funding research into 2D nanotechnologies and materials. It has been developed to enable next generation provenance and anti-counterfeiting capabilities for products and packaging, says the company

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