Packaged in the Press

The 2018 Summit made headlines across Europe. See what they had to say...

UPM Raflatac partners with Vellamo for bottled water Industry's first and only wood-based clear plastic label material

UPM Raflatac is partnering with Vellamo, Finland's award-winning natural mineral water for a truly innovative sustainable label. Vellamo's bottles feature UPM Raflatac Forest Film PPTM, the world's first and only wood-based polypropylene plastic label material. This transparent label material is constructed from UPM BioVerno naphtha, a 100 percent wood-based solution made from tall oil, a residue of pulp production, originating from sustainably managed forests.
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Label materials supplier UPM Raflatac joins U.S. Plastics pact, committing to meet ambitious circular economy goals by 2025

UPM Raflatac, a global leading manufacturer of pressure sensitive labels, is pleased to announce it has joined the U.S. Plastics Pact. This collaborative, soltuions-driven initiative is rooted in four ambitious goals intended to drive significant systems change by unifying diverse cross-sector approaches, setting a national strategy, and creating scalable solutions to create a path forward toward a circular economy for plastics in the United States by 2025. The first North AMerican Pact of its kind, the U.S. Pact is a collaboration led by The Recycling Partnership, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
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Toray Develops World's First Waterless Offset Printing Press

-Eliminates VOC in printing on flexible packaging for food, etc. and realizes about 80% in energy saving- Toray Industries, Inc. announced today (March 14 2019) that it has succeeded in the development of a waterless offset printing press for the first time in the world, jointly with Miyakoshi printing Machinery Co., Ltd. and others in a New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) project, to be used in printing on flexible packaging materials for familiar products such as lifestyle goods and food products.
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Paulig's Sustainability Initiatives

High-quality and durable packaging plays a key role in preventing food waste. Good packaging protects the product and its taste throughout the production chain and ensures that the product remains fresh. Important perspectives in decreasing food waste include the size of the packaging and how easy it is to use and empty. Paulig Group invests strongly in packaging development and also takes into account the environmental effects of packaging. Did you know that Paulig was the first in the world to introduce renewable raw materials to vacuum coffee packages?
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Unique Opportunities: The Rise of e-Groceries

At this year’s Global Packaged Summit, Tetra Pak launched the 2018 Tetra Pak Index, an annual report that investigates consumer trends and growth opportunities in the Food and Drink industry. Sonia Sharma explores the rise of e-Groceries and the role packaging plays.
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The Power of Packaging Integral Products

At Packaged, the 7th Global Summit in Amsterdam, Dr. Chris Simms, a Reader in Innovation Management and New Product Development at Portsmouth University, gave a talk on the opportunities presented by packaging integral products. Elisabeth Skoda took the opportunity to speak to him to find out more.
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The Impact of Packaging at the "Moment of Truth"

At the Packaged summit in Amsterdam, Elisabeth Skoda spoke with Alexandre de Souza Carvalho, Director Marketing Services at Tetra Pak, about the growth in the online grocery market, and how packaging innovations can help consumers to have a better shopping experience.
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