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Designprojekt Input

THE NEXT GENERATION IS READY FOR TAKE-OFF

The packaging industry mostly agrees that the change towards a real circular economy can only be accomplished by avoiding waste, designing packaging to be recycled, using recycled materials and a great deal more reuse. Universities and universities of applied sciences are also contributing ideas, where young up-and-coming designers are perfecting their future-ready, and often prize-winning, solutions. Take the following projects, for example.

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Packaging technology

Static electricity can pack up

In the packaging industry, the phenomenon of electrostatic charging and discharging is one of the daily challenges. Thus, food manufacturers are also dependent on processes to reduce electrostatic charge by means of ionisers – and depending on the application, as precisely, efficiently and energy-savingly as possible.

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Paper machine on the fast track

Over the last few years, Andritz converted the PM10 from production of SC paper to a fluting and testliner machine. The scope of supply comprised the stock preparation section, a comprehensive rebuild of the paper machine, and the complete automation.

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Protect machine networks safely

Companies are increasingly becoming victims of hacker attacks and recent cases show that companies should not underestimate the danger and neglect their digital security. Optima Packaging has therefore partnered up with Lancom Systems to protect their systems and data.

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Packaging materials

STRETCH FILM FOR EX ZONES

The new Duo Ex-Tra film developed by the film manufacturer Duo Plast AG from Lauterbach, Germany, features the polymer Elastostat, which can conduct and dissipate static electricity. According to the manufacturer, this is the first stretch film that is suitable for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (EX zones). The newly developed film prevents static electricity from becoming an ignition source, meaning that pallet units covered in stretch film no longer pose an explosion hazard.

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PCR COFFEE CAPSULES STAY IN THE RECYCLING LOOP

Coffee capsules do not really have the best reputation. They are not used for a long period of time, but instead are thrown away quickly after use, and they also consume a lot of raw materials in the form of new plastics. However, as in many other sectors, companies are also working on developing new and more sustainable solutions to this problem. Greiner Packaging and LyondellBasell are one example of this. Together, the companies developed a circular solution for coffee capsules for the Nestlé brand Nescafé Dolce Gusto.

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Green packaging

REFILL AND REUSE

Most packaging is still single-use, destined to be thrown away after. However, a change in this trend is emerging: In addition to improved recycling possibilities and the increasing use of recycled materials, new reuse and refill systems are becoming increasingly attractive as alternatives to single-use packaging.

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Marketing and design

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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Designprojekt Input

THE NEXT GENERATION IS READY FOR TAKE-OFF

The packaging industry mostly agrees that the change towards a real circular economy can only be accomplished by avoiding waste, designing packaging to be recycled, using recycled materials and a great deal more reuse. Universities and universities of applied sciences are also contributing ideas, where young up-and-coming designers are perfecting their future-ready, and often prize-winning, solutions. Take the following projects, for example.

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Company news

Optima is expanding its presence in the U.S.

The Optima Group’s Pharma business unit is massively expanding its service presence in the USA. The number of service personnel in the U.S. will triple between 2019 and the end of 2022. Mid-2022, Optima will be opening a new service hub in Knightdale near Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Products

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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