03/01/2020The European Union has resolved a multi-stage ban of single-use plastics from 2021 onwards. In Germany, the Federal Government finalised a ban on plastic bags in November 2019. And in Britain, customers are calling for carrier alternatives for their supermarket shopping.
12/11/2019The packaging industry goes digital: With 3D printing, Industry 4.0 and 24/7 online shipping. In order to meet customer demands 365 days a year and remain competitive, manufacturers now have to integrate innovative Packaging 360 solutions in their packaging products.
29/10/2019The US packaging market has a significant impact on the global industry. We take a closer look at the current status and coming trends from a global point of view.
19/08/20193D printing provides an all-round view from the start. Planned objects can be viewed from all sides, even whilst they are being made. However, when it comes to sustainability, this otherwise state-of-the-art technology is only just finding its feet.
15/08/2019The Tampon Book breaks two taboos: On the one hand, it ensures that female menstruation is no longer only whispered about, and on the other it breaks with the tax rate of 19% that is usually charged for sanitary products.
02/07/2019The future is now: Staggering growth is predicted for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). Implementing computer-supported applications such as these in packaging enables manufacturers to improve the customers’ experience and increase customer loyalty.
06/06/2019Launched in France, picked up in New York and already scheduled for implementation in other cities: The joint initiative between Carrefour and TerraCycle, called Loop, aims to reduce packaging waste.
04/06/2019Adidas, the world-famous sporting goods manufacturer, wants to push its objective to boost recycling even more in the future using a new method of shoe development. Following hot on the heels of the Parley shoe, created from ocean plastic, the FUTURECRAFT.LOOP shoe, a 100% recyclable shoe, is due to hit the market from 2021.
07/05/2019The first phase of the revised EU Directive on the traceability of tobacco products comes into effect on 20 May 2019. From then on cigarette packs etc. will have to be labelled with an individual ID code.
04/05/2019The online trading sector is booming. And this means an increased demand for packaging. Besides expecting packaging to protect goods during transport, consumers have high requirements with regard to design and convenience. The manufacturers’ answer: Functional and creative packaging for positive customer experiences.