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Watch Out for MORE Augmented Reality Packaging Technology in 2017

Watch Out for MORE Augmented Reality Packaging Technology in 2017

22-02-2017

Augmented Reality (AR) is one of the most exciting technologies to emerge in the intelligent packaging space and one to watch in 2017, according to a recent article in Australian packaging journal PKN. AR is opening a world of possibilities to brand owners seeking to drive immersive consumer interaction with their products...

Four New Developments Add to Thinfilms Market Presence

Four New Developments Add to Thinfilms Market Presence

22-02-2017

Thin Film Electronics the leading NFC (Near Field Communication) provider of smart-packaging solutions using printed electronics, has announced a raft of new partnerships and contracts to bring this smart technology to an even wider market...

Tostitos Bag Makes You Think When You Drink!

Tostitos Bag Makes You Think When You Drink!

13-02-2017

Frito-Lay created a limited-edition “Party Safe” bag for its Tostitos brand, which told imbibing Super Bowl fans to think twice before driving home from that big match party. The special bag, created by Goodby Silverstein & Partners, was equipped with a sensor connected to a microcontroller, calibrated to detect small traces of alcohol on a person’s breath. If any alcohol is detected, the sensor turns red and forms the image of a steering wheel, along with an Uber code and a ‘Don’t drink and drive’ message.

New Dutch Taskforce to Fight Food Waste and EU Urged to be More Holistic on Waste

New Dutch Taskforce to Fight Food Waste and EU Urged to be More Holistic on Waste

22-02-2017

In an attempt to ‘re-boot’ rather unsuccessful attempts at food waste reduction Wageningen University & Research, in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Sustainable Food Alliance has initiated a new Taskforce aimed at connecting initiatives against food waste...

ActinPak launches Student Competition to Increase Collaboration

ActinPak launches Student Competition to Increase Collaboration

13-02-2017

ActInPak the EU funded COST Action focused on active, smart and intelligent fibre-based packaging solutions, has launched a Student Competition (SC) aimed at increasing collaboration between European students, researchers and companies in the field of active & intelligent packaging...

The Rise and Rise of SMART Labels, with new Development Funding Too

The Rise and Rise of SMART Labels, with new Development Funding Too

22-02-2017

The global smart label market is expected to reach top $16bn in value by 2025, driven by anti-counterfeit and anti-theft applications, according to new market research from to Grand View Research (GVR). The rapid growth –around 15 percent every year – will propel the market from just $4.2bn in 2015, according in the report...

Hidden QR Makes This New Cup Hot Promotion Tool!

Hidden QR Makes This New Cup Hot Promotion Tool!

13-02-2017

Huhtamaki has produced the Monaco Cup, a single-use paper cup featuring a label with a unique QR code that is now for sale at some Shell service stations, restaurants and cafes in Finland. The new digitalized content and marketing platform makes single-use paper cup a perfect media tool for smart device centered promotional campaigns, says the company. Unique and dynamic QR codes are hidden under heat-sensitive printing and controlled with special digital data and content management software.

Food package's life cycle research

Food package's life cycle research

23-02-2017

Consumers, food producers and retailers continuously search for new ways to offer and receive more information, transparency and guarantees about for example the quality, safety, origin, authenticity, or transport and storage conditions of (packaged) food products. The most obvious way to realize this is through the food package itself, but the underlying design, development and production processes and methods gradually fail to rapidly and efficiently respond to constantly changing demands, stricter regulations, new food products and emerging technologies...