• Short-term promotions favour AR packaging

    Short-term promotions favour AR packaging

    Augmented reality (AR), which blends the real and virtual world together, has emerged as one of the most exciting technologies in the intelligent packaging space for several food and drinks brands. However, despite the initial novelty of AR packaging, it is unlikely that many brands will incorporate it into their products, according to data and analytics company GlobalData.

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  • Enlarged international contingent at Anuga FoodTec 2018

    Enlarged international contingent at Anuga FoodTec 2018

    Anuga FoodTec 2018, the international supplier trade fair of the food and beverage industry which took place in Cologne recently, attracted more than 50,000 experts from the food industry, an increase of almost 11% on last year’s figure.

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  • Global event dedicated to aerosol, dispensing, perfume and cosmetic packaging

    Global event dedicated to aerosol, dispensing, perfume and cosmetic packaging

    China’s dedicated event for the aerosol, dispensing, perfume & cosmetic packaging and design community, ADF&PCD Shanghai 2018, which takes place next week, on March 28th and 29th, at the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing, will tackle the latest industry challenges and feature exhibits from a host of international suppliers, as well as hosting The Pentawards.

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  • Call for oxo-plastics restriction request to be withdrawn

    Call for oxo-plastics restriction request to be withdrawn

    A European Commission request for the preparation of a restriction dossier, on the ground that potential risk to the environment may arise from the use of oxo-plastics because of their potential to initiate the generation of microplastics has been denounced as “fundamentally misconceived” by the Oxo-biodegradable Plastics Association, which is calling for the EC reconsider its position and withdraw its request.

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  • Rewarding innovation in plastic and flexible packaging

    Rewarding innovation in plastic and flexible packaging

    ELIPSO and IK, the trade organisations representing the plastic and flexible packaging industry in France and Germany, have announced the launch of the 4th PackTheFuture Sustainable Plastic Packaging Award.

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  • Tobacco brands will have to “reinvent branding”

    Tobacco brands will have to “reinvent branding”

    With more countries likely to adopt plain packaging legislation as a logical next step in anti-tobacco policies to limit the power of branding, tobacco companies will have to find avenues beyond packaging to ensure brand influence over a long term, it has been revealed.

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