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Digital watermarks for smart packaging recycling

Markets & packaging

Digital watermarks for smart packaging recycling


Under the patronage of AIM, the European Brands Association, over 85 companies and organizations from the packaging value chain have joined forces with the ambitious goal to assess whether a pioneering digital watermarks technology can enable better sorting and higher-quality recycling rates for packaging in the EU, to drive a truly circular economy. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Material innovations BRAND: AIM
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
Oxidation, fungi and pests: new packaging keeps food fit for consumption longer

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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
Amcor launches first recyclable shrink bag for meat, poultry, and cheese

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Amcor launches first recyclable shrink bag for meat, poultry, and cheese


Amcor Eco-Tite R is a new PVDC-free, fully recyclable shrink bag for meat and cheese. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Material innovations BRAND: amcor
Walki’s PET-free solution for ovenable trays helps companies comply with EU directives

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Walki’s PET-free solution for ovenable trays helps companies comply with EU directives


EU is expected to revise the 1994 Packaging Directive to require all plastic packaging to be reusable or recyclable by 2030. The implementation of the Single Use Plastic Directive will ban materials like styrofoam containers. Several EU countries are also considering a tax on plastic and single use items. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Material innovations BRAND: Walki
New barrier solution from AR Packaging helps Bel Group to eliminate plastics

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New barrier solution from AR Packaging helps Bel Group to eliminate plastics


In the quest to minimise the use of plastics and yet provide optimal product protection and performance, AR Packaging has developed Safeboard, a plastic free packaging, which is now used by Bel Group for its Boursin cheese range. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Material innovations BRAND: AR Packaging
Compostable packaging materials in the fresh food counter

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Compostable packaging materials in the fresh food counter


Fresh food on self-service shelves, such as meat, poultry, or fish, must be well packaged so that it reaches the consumer's table clean and germ-free. With its organic and compostable PADECO moisture absorption pads, Pomona Company from the Polish Żyrardów ensures that liquids are trapped in the packaging and do not get into fresh food. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Material innovations BRAND: BIO-FED
Innovative packaging concepts for minced meat

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Innovative packaging concepts for minced meat


A new look for a kitchen classic from the refrigerated section: SÜDPACK is launching two innovative packaging concepts for minced meat that do without bottom trays. What is more, the two concepts are mono-material packaging solutions based on polypropylene (PP). ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Material innovations BRAND: SÜDPACK
Bio materials as an alternative to complying with increasingly demanding legislation

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Bio materials as an alternative to complying with increasingly demanding legislation


According to FAO data, every year 1.300 million tons of food are wasted, which is equivalent specifically to a third of their world production, with the associated social, environmental and economic problems. One of the main strategies to avoid the waste of food is to extend the shelf life of products by packaging them with materials with barrier properties, generally materials with multilayer structures (eg PET / PE, PET / EVOH / PE, OPP / OPP, PET / met / PE, etc). ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Material innovations BRAND: ITENE
BioActiveMaterials project to improve the properties of food packaging

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BioActiveMaterials project to improve the properties of food packaging


Researcher from Fraunhofer IVV, Fraunhofer IGB and KCPK are working on a new, highly advanced packaging material. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Material innovations BRAND: Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV)