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ACTIVE & INTELLIGENT PACKAGING
AIPIA'S MISSION IS TO DECIMATE SUPPLY CHAIN COSTS, REDUCE WASTE AND INCREASE ITS MEMBERS' PROFITABILITY BY THE IMPLEMENTATION OF HIGH TECH SOLUTIONS IN PACKAGING
Better Recycling with A&IP18-09-2018
To demonstrate just how environmentally responsible Active & Intelligent Packaging can be, one of the Congress presentations this year features Recycl3R, which uses the Internet of Things (IoT) to provide value to something that is not valuable for the brands: their packaging waste.
Wear the Shirt! Visit the Lab wot dun it!!08-09-2018
Avery Dennison was recently named the global licensee of F.C. Barcelona's name and numbers shirt customization according to an article in Printed Electronics Now. Avery Dennison products include names, numbers, crests, woven labels and specialty trims. The company is already a provider for a number of the top clubs in La Liga and 90% of clubs in the English Premier League.
Charge the phone and heat the coffee!18-09-2018
Inductive Intelligence system, a patent-pending technology, turns paper, plastic, glass, foil pouch and metal packaging into heatable IoT devices. The system transfers a matrix of data from the package to the base unit. This unit then authenticates the device or package and responds by wirelessly sending the appropriate amount of energy, tuned to the right frequency, to a metal receptor in the package to create the right heating experience for the package and its contents.
‘Final approval’ for antioxidant ‘blockbuster additive’ for plastics08-09-2018
Addivant has received final approval for its ‘blockbuster additive’ WESTON 705, the first antioxidant since the 1970s that has achieved global food-contact approvals. The next generation nonylphenol-free liquid phosphite antioxidant for plastics and elastomers can be used in water bottles, dairy milk bottles and packaging for snacks, as well as several other formats.
Nano molecules ‘light up’ on packaging when bacteria present.18-09-2018
Contaminated produce continues to cause illness and even death in many parts of the world. Now a new type of smart food packaging may help to prevent food-borne illnesses from E.coli and other pathogens . Scientists at McMaster University in Canada have developed packaging that monitors for bacteria in food and emits a fluorescent signal if they are detected. Findings were recently published in ACS Nano.
Self-heating can for beverages and soups heading for retail shelves08-09-2018
The 42 Degrees Company, which acquired the patent for self-heating coffee cans last year, has redeveloped the ingredients and packaging of the product and will be launching it to suppliers and convenience stores soon.
Cutting Food Waste with Inexpensive ‘Slippery’ Packs08-09-2018
New research from Virginia Tech aims to cut down on the food waste left in sachets and convenience packages at food service outlets, as well as the consumer frustration it generates. The University has created a novel approach to creating super slippery industrial packaging. The study establishes a method for wicking chemically compatible vegetable oils into the surfaces of common extruded plastics. It was published in Scientific Reports and has a provisional patent.
DHL secures temperature sensitive shipments18-09-2018
One of the leading global brand in the logistics industry, DHL, assures that temperature-sensitive international shipments are transported within authorised conditions. With services that are crucial for companies from different sectors, the company is now partnering with AIPIA member Blulog to optimize supply chain processes.