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GO WITH THE FLOW! WITH THE FASTEST COMPLETE WATER FILLING LINE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

In the Middle East, consumers’ purchasing decisions are increasingly changing, especially when it comes to beverages. The demand for bottled water is increasing, and water accounts for a third of all soft drink sales in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) today. Water suppliers have to confront the rising demand and increase their capacities. Mai Dubai also faced this challenge, and turned to packaging solution provider Sidel for support in mastering it.

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BENELUX TO RECYCLE BEVERAGE CARTONS

Beverage cartons consist of valuable raw materials that can be recycled. A plant near Cologne, Germany, has already proven that beverage carton recycling is technically possible as of last year. Now, two beverage carton manufacturers are assessing its feasibility in the Benelux countries together.

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Packaging technology

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GO WITH THE FLOW! WITH THE FASTEST COMPLETE WATER FILLING LINE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

In the Middle East, consumers’ purchasing decisions are increasingly changing, especially when it comes to beverages. The demand for bottled water is increasing, and water accounts for a third of all soft drink sales in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) today. Water suppliers have to confront the rising demand and increase their capacities. Mai Dubai also faced this challenge, and turned to packaging solution provider Sidel for support in mastering it.

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FORGERY-PROOF BLISTER PACKS

For medication, clear product identification is a fundamental requirement. Folding boxes, cartons and pallets generally meet this requirement, but primary packaging such as blister packs does not. Two companies have launched a solution that comprises a whole range of technologies for printing, inspecting and packaging serialised blister packs and for their aggregation in boxes.

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Packaging materials

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MONO-MATERIAL, A RAY OF HOPE

The world of packaging is undergoing a radical change. The looming consequences of the climate crisis are a reason to rethink the materials and substances used in packaging and to examine tried and tested packaging materials with an eye towards the circular economy. One measure that more and more companies are taking is to switch to mono-materials. However, this can also be challenging.

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Green packaging

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BENELUX TO RECYCLE BEVERAGE CARTONS

Beverage cartons consist of valuable raw materials that can be recycled. A plant near Cologne, Germany, has already proven that beverage carton recycling is technically possible as of last year. Now, two beverage carton manufacturers are assessing its feasibility in the Benelux countries together.

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Environmentally friendly online shopping

At Wismar University of Applied Sciences, Rebekka Jochem and Jacobo Cuesta Wolf have developed a shipping package that is damage resistant and can be used several times. It is intended to help curb the waste caused by the growing online mail order business and thus make online shopping more resource-friendly.

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Marketing and design

Ardagh designs golden vodka can

Choosing a highly reflective gold colour for the can body, end and tab, Au Vodka have worked with Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP) to create an irresistibly charismatic pack with immense visual impact.

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Mondi wins Swiss Packaging Award for sustainability

Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, has been recognised by the Swiss Packaging Institute (SVI) for its RetortPouch Recyclable solution. The packaging won the Swiss Packaging Award for the Sustainability category and was developed for Coop’s private label range of healthy pulses and grains sold in Switzerland.

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Amelie Graf Meal Bag

A FRESH DESIGN FOR FOOD PACKAGING

Food packaging is one of the most common everyday items which consumers rarely bother to think about. The next generation of designers thinks differently: Universities and institutes of higher education are taking a novel approach to packaging food and drinks.

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Fairs and exhibitions

The future of Life Sciences industries at Pharmintech

At the 10th of March a press conference was held with previews of the special edition of Pharmintech powered by Ipack Ima, the international exhibition dedicated to processing and packaging technologies for the pharmaceutical, parapharmaceutical, cosmeceutical, nutraceutical, medical device and biotechnology industries scheduled from 3 to 6 May in Milan, Italy.

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