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Packaging technology

Packaging materials

Green packaging

Looks like PET, but is the bioplastic PEF. (Image: Avantium)


Plastics have become a fundamental part of the packaging world. There is a broad spectrum of applications for polymers. In addition, they have a low weight, long shelf-life and can also be used in sensitive application areas like the food or pharmaceutical industry.

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The European Green Deal is supposed to make Europe carbon neutral by 2050.


In December 2019, the European Commission unveiled their hitherto most ambitious plan: With the European Green Deal, the net emissions of all countries belonging to the European Union are to be reduced to zero by 2050. A circular economy is one of the most important components of this plan. The latest step of the EU Commission is a suggestion presented at the end of November for a Europe-wide packaging regulation.

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Marketing and design

Company news


CCL Label was able to reduce the thickness of their stretch sleeves to 30 micrometres. (Image: CCL Label)


A good packaging should use as little material as possible and as much as is necessary to maintain the needed protection of the product and meet the expectations of customers. This makes sense not only from an economic point of view – less material usually also means less costs – but also from an ecological perspective. Because less packaging means less carbon emissions during production.

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Fairs and exhibitions

Meat-Tech 2024 will take place from 28th to 30th of May. (Credit: Ipack Ima)

Meat-Tech announced for 2024

The exhibition Meat-Tech (28-30 May 2024, Fiera Milano) will showcase a complete ecosystem of industry-leading processing and packaging technologies for the cold cuts, meat and ready meals sector.

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Where is the packaging industry heading?

Times are anything but rosy. War in Europe, exploding energy prices, shortage of raw materials and high inflation. Against this background, the packaging industry met at Fachpack in Nuremberg – and was surprisingly optimistic. At the end, six packaging experts shared their impressions of the trade fair and their personal assessments of where the packaging industry is heading in these times in our packaging journal Live Talk.

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