In an increasingly competitive market place, brand owners have to explore new ways to differentiate themselves against others. Pressure sensitive materials can open up a world of creative decorative solutions. By Marcel Coté, segment director Asia Pacific, Food, Beverage, Wine & Spirits, Avery Dennison

The new Ecolean Air Aseptic 125 ml provides manufacturers with the following properties: ease of use, shelf differentiation, and minimal impact on the environment. Being aseptic, the packaging overcomes the limitations of refrigerated distribution.

Despite being lightweight and thin, the multilayer structure protects the content with extended light and oxygen barriers.

In line with the Air Aseptic range, this lightweight packaging with its unique and eye-catching shape suits it for the display of products such as white milk, flavoured milk, drinking yoghurts, juice drinks, nectars, ice tea, etc.

Available now in 125 ml, consumers now can carry their favourite beverages around and consume them on-the-go.

The emerging markets of today are predicted to form an economic powerhouse in the next few years. What trends and opportunities are there in these markets, especially for the beverage industry? By Thomas T. Fischer, vice president, investor relations and corporate affairs, Crown Holdings Incorporated

Flexible packaging is a growing dynamic sector for the technology suppliers, packaging converters and brand owners of the food and beverage industry, but which trends should we keep our eye on most? By Smithers Pira

Combining grapefruit seed extract with chitosan, a polymer created from crustacean shells such as shrimp, researchers from National University of Singapore have developed natural, biodegradable packaging that can double the shelf-life of bread and other perishable food products.

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