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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
Bluetooth electronic data logger for Cold Chain System24-09-2018
Tracking temperatures of sensitive products enroute to its destination is now more accurate, easy and reliable with the introduction of LOG-IC® 360 Bluetooth Data Logger, says American Thermal Instruments, who developed the device. The addition of Bluetooth technology provides multiple advantages for the cold chain system worldwide, it claims.
Look, no App! Latest iPhones have backround tag reading function24-09-2018
According to Thinfilm CEO Davor Sutija last week was an important milestone in the evolution of NFC technology. Apple’s launch of the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR models was accompanied by news that these devices will feature an important enhancement to the iPhone NFC experience: a background tag-read capability that allows users to launch NFC-based mobile experiences without requiring a mobile app.
TWE Rolls out AR experience on its major Brand wines.24-09-2018
We are always very excited by Augmented Reality (AR) applications so it is pleasing to find a report in Australias leading packaging publiucation PKN that, following its successful foray into augmented reality on its 19 Crimes wine labels last year, (see AIPIA newsletter 03/01/18) Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has invested in the technology at scale, launching it on two more of its leading brands.
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.
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.
Visual Oxygen indicator for food packaging24-09-2018
The main cause of most food spoilage is oxygen where aerobic food-spoiling micro-organisms grow and thrive. Using modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) it is possible to reduce the concentration of oxygen to very low levels which means an increase of shelf-life of the product.
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.
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.