INFOPACK NEWS _ 18/04/2021

Packaging management, the discipline that provides a comprehensive response to the needs of industry

Trends & design

Packaging management, the discipline that provides a comprehensive response to the needs of industry


The packaging value chain faces important future challenges that require a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach in areas related to marketing, technological innovation and sustainability ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: strategies BRAND: ITENE
Cardboard is renewed as a functional and sustainable material

Markets & packaging

Cardboard is renewed as a functional and sustainable material


Paper and board have traditionally been the most widely used materials in the packaging sector. According to Eurostat data, in 2018, 40.9 of the total packaging waste generated in Europe, being a total of 31.8 million tonnes, were paper and board. A value far from 19.0 for plastic waste, 18.7 for glass, 16.1 for wood and 5.0 for metal ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Materiales de envase BRAND: ITENE
The “R” applied to plastic films: how to reduce and recycle

Markets & packaging

The “R” applied to plastic films: how to reduce and recycle


We understand "flexible" to mean that which adapts easily to changes and to different situations or circumstances. Within packaging, we could say that this term refers not only to the physical characteristics of the film, but also to the versatility and diversity that this type of plastic packaging provides within the value chain.  ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Sustainability and environment BRAND: ITENE
Biowaste from the food industry as a source of value for new products

Markets & packaging

Biowaste from the food industry as a source of value for new products


It has been estimated that the world's population has increased markedly in recent decades. From 2.6 billion people in 1950 to 7.7 billion in 2020 (United Nations, 2020). Rapid population growth together with socio-economic development comes hand in hand with industrial growth in the food, agricultural and livestock sector, reaching 181.7 billion euros in the market in 2018 (Eurostat, 2018). ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Sustainability and environment BRAND: ITENE
Printed electronics: technology that connects and impacts

Industry equipment

Printed electronics: technology that connects and impacts


In an increasingly connected world, data and the ability to extract information about how, when or how consumers use the products they purchase is a great tool to better respond to market needs. In this sense, incorporating electronics into packaging opens the door to a world of new possibilities for the packaging industry. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Machinery and applications BRAND: ITENE
Critical factors in the assessment of exposure to nanomaterials

Markets & packaging

Critical factors in the assessment of exposure to nanomaterials


Nanotechnology is one of the key technological areas to boost Europe's competitiveness in the future. Nanomaterials have already been commercialized at various stages of the packaging supply chain from food storage to traceability and tracking. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Material innovations BRAND: ITENE
Chemical modifications for more sustainable materials: from the laboratory to the market

Trends & design

Chemical modifications for more sustainable materials: from the laboratory to the market


Improve properties or reduce layers. These have been the strategic lines of the NEWDEFER project of the ITENE technology centre, which is supported by the IVACE and in which work has also been done with active packaging technologies. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Innovations BRAND: ITENE
Oxidation, fungi and pests: new packaging keeps food fit for consumption longer

Markets & packaging

Oxidation, fungi and pests: new packaging keeps food fit for consumption longer


In the FOOD-REDUWASTE project, supported by IVACE, ITENE has developed various packaging solutions for nuts, pasta and rice, red fruits and vegetables. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Material innovations BRAND: ITENE
Food contact materials: safety and quality

Markets & packaging

Food contact materials: safety and quality


There is a growing awareness both among packaging manufacturers and the food industry itself, as well as among consumers, of the importance of ensuring the quality and safety of all materials intended to come into contact with food. The quality of the packaging destined to come into contact with food is fundamental in the production process of the final product, since it plays an important role in the food safety of the packaged food.   ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Materiales de envase BRAND: ITENE
Life extension technologies

Trends & design

Life extension technologies


Packaging plays a critical role in the food supply chain ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: strategies BRAND: ITENE