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Water-Soluble Film for Single-Dose Packs Can Reach New Markets

Water-Soluble Film for Single-Dose Packs Can Reach New Markets

07-08-2017

Mondi’s technical films business has created and introduced a water soluble film for the smart and convenient packing and dosing of powders, tabs and granulates. Dissolving completely in water, the film is ideal for single doses of dry materials, such as dishwasher and laundry tabs or bath salts.

Packaging a Podcast ‘Adds Tactility’ to Listening Experience

Packaging a Podcast ‘Adds Tactility’ to Listening Experience

01-08-2017

A student at the UK’s Royal College of Art (RCA), graduate Seungtae Oh, has created packaging designs for podcasts including Serial and 99% Invisible to add tactility to the listening experience. Oh's Making Podcast Physical project explores the ways podcasts could go beyond audio-only. It also asks how producers could exploit printed materials as a way of boosting their show's identity.

RFID Puts You in Control of the Coffee Bean

RFID Puts You in Control of the Coffee Bean

01-08-2017

While many people take their coffee drinking seriously, even those with a proper espresso machine at home do not roast their own beans. This is typically done on an industrial scale using specialist equipment, far away from the end user. Now Bonaverde intend to bring roasting into the kitchen with the first all-in-one machine that turns raw, green coffee beans into ‘proper coffee’ thanks largely to RFID technology.

CONGRESS TOPIC: Blockchain Gains Support in Food Supply Chain

CONGRESS TOPIC: Blockchain Gains Support in Food Supply Chain

07-08-2017

The food industry is warming up to blockchain, according to Ambrosus, the Swiss startup which was founded last year, but officially launched late in July this year. An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) will begin in September. According to its website, the company aims to use cutting-edge technology to improve the food supply chain: “Combining high-tech sensors, blockchain protocol and smart contracts, to build the world’s first publicly verifiable, community-driven ecosystem to assure the quality, safety, and origins of food.”

‘Largest Ever’ Deployment of NFC Tags in Wines and Spirits

‘Largest Ever’ Deployment of NFC Tags in Wines and Spirits

07-08-2017

Thin Film Electronics the major NFC mobile marketing and smart product solutions provider, is partnering with Spanish winemaker, Barbadillo, with the launch of a consumer-focused marketing campaign using Thinfilm’s SpeedTap™ tags and CNECT Brand Analytics SaaS Platform.

PART 2: HOW TO MANAGE CONNECTED PACKAGING AND PRINT

PART 2: HOW TO MANAGE CONNECTED PACKAGING AND PRINT

11-08-2017

With the spreading of smartphones, QR codes became very popular in marketing and advertising about six years ago. But then it all seemed to come to a grinding halt, at least in the Western world. Why? One of the main reasons is that the experience people got when scanning a QR code was disappointing. The pay-offs were illegible (for example, a desktop site on a mobile screen), not relevant (for example, link to the company’s home page instead of detailed product information), out-of-date, hard-to-download (outdoor internet connection was poor in those days), etc. And marketers quickly decided that QR codes were ugly...

Combination label with QR code, RFID and NFC : CONGRESS TOPIC

Combination label with QR code, RFID and NFC : CONGRESS TOPIC

07-08-2017

SECURIKETT® Ulrich & Horn GmbH now offers a security label featuring a dual RFID/NFC chip in addition to a QR code. Its use in the CODIKETT® web application for product tracking and authentication was demonstrated for the first time at interpack..

CONGRESS TOPIC: Absolut-ly Fabulous Internet of Things

CONGRESS TOPIC: Absolut-ly Fabulous Internet of Things

07-08-2017

One of this year’s Key Note addresses is a user case. Markus Wulff, who is Digital Business Innovation Manager at the Aboslut Company will offer insights in the Pernod-Ricard (Absolut’s parent company) ‘Connected Packaging’ pilot. With a changing role for brands Markus' focus is on the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it can be leveraged to deliver new products and services that drive positive business outcomes and end-user value.