Toward Sustainable Packaging: Addressing Solid & Food Waste Management Issues

Aspiring towards a circular economy, product innovations and a surge in demand will be expected for different sustainable packaging solutions such as plant-based polymer packaging. Contributed by Diego Shimizu, Chemicals, Materials & Food at Frost & Sullivan. The world generates more than 200 million tonnes of plastic waste annually. The…

Sidel: Top 3 Packaging Trends For 2020

Sustainability Vincent Le Guen, Vice President Packaging at Sidel: From a global perspective, we are witnessing the implementation of an increasing number of measures towards a circular economy. For instance, the EU Single Use Packaging Directive—voted on in early 2019—sets ambitious goals towards the collection and recycling targets for all…

Smarter Snack Packaging In India

Consumer expectations are becoming increasingly high, and industries across the spectrum are upgrading their snack products and systems to become smarter, and provide exceptional customer experience. Recent years have seen a boom in the e-commerce and the organised retail sectors in India, with the manifold increase of packaged food consumption,…

Food Grade Gases For Preservation

Around the world, farmers, innovators, R&D specialists and entrepreneurs are developing technologies to address issues in every aspect of the food system. Food grade gasses provide solutions to several challenges in the industry. By Nalin Amunugama, General Manager, BOGE Kompressoren Asia Pacific. As the food supply chain becomes increasingly global,…

Getting Smart About Packaging

Smart labelling can also protect against counterfeiting, product tampering and theft, as well as help to extend the shelf life of fresh produce and reduce waste of both food and packaging materials. By Alvin Poon, regional business development manager, Commercial & Industrial Printer Division, Epson Singapore.    Industry 4.0 is…

Going Active And Intelligent With Packaging

With significant developments in the A&IP sector, food and beverage brand owners must embrace A&IP and apply it to their businesses. By Andrew Manly, communications director, Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA)
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