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Luxury cognac uses NFC chip to connect with consumers

Luxury cognac uses NFC chip to connect with consumers

10-01-2019

As announced at the AIPIA Congress in Amsterdam, Rémy Cointreau is to integrate an NFC chip technology, supplied by some of the Association’s leading members, NXP Semiconductors and Selinko, into the cork stopper of all the decanters produced for its Louis XIII luxury cognac brand. This enables buyers to register their purchase and become a member of the Louis XIII Society, a private club where members can enjoy exclusive content, unique experiences and personalized services through their smartphones.

Full temperature traceability of pharmaceuticals in 7 seconds

Full temperature traceability of pharmaceuticals in 7 seconds

17-01-2019

The strength, efficacy and potency of a drug can be profoundly degraded by changes in temperature. So drugs should be stored and transported only within temperature conditions under the terms of their Marketing Authorisations (MA),” says Stéphane Mure founder of Thermolabo. His company has worked with AIPIA member BluLog for a simple solution and created the Sensolabo®.

Morrisons to trial new film coating to extend produce life

Morrisons to trial new film coating to extend produce life

17-01-2019

One of the UK’s top six supermarket chains, Morrisons, is set to trial a new film packaging technology developed by long standing AIPIA member It’s Fresh! The new film is claimed to prolong the life of fresh produce. Dubbed a ‘purposeful packaging’ technology by the company, 'Infinite', a sustainable active deliver system, has been designed to reduce food waste in supermarkets, in the supply chain and at home, it says.

One quarter of alcohol consumed in many emerging markets is illicit

One quarter of alcohol consumed in many emerging markets is illicit

10-01-2019

If you needed to sober up after all the seasonal merriment a new White Paper from Euromonitor, which provides strategic market research, says illicit alcohol accounts for 25.8% of consumption in 24 countries studied in three regions: Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe (including Russia).

Final tests for watermarking plastic bottles in 2019

Final tests for watermarking plastic bottles in 2019

17-01-2019

Speaking at the recent AIPIA Congress in Amsterdam Filigrade’s CEO Johan Kerver confirmed that final tests on watermarking of plastic bottles to aid recycling will be carried out in the first quarter of 2019 and they are partnering with a French company, as yet unnamed, to build the first processing plant.

Intelligent packaging solutions go global with Microsoft cloud platform

Intelligent packaging solutions go global with Microsoft cloud platform

17-01-2019

Stora Enso has joined forces with Microsoft to bring cloud-based intelligent packaging solutions to clients globally. Intelligent Packaging by Stora Enso utilizes Microsoft Azure, the leading cloud platform for business digitalization, it says. The global and scalable cloud platform enables reliable and secure data collection and analytics for clients investing in innovative intelligent packaging solutions, according to the company.

Zappar looks at AR packaging landscape in 2019

Zappar looks at AR packaging landscape in 2019

17-01-2019

According to a recent article in Food Navigator Augmented Reality (AR) content is growing fast thanks to the launch of Apple’s ARKit, Google’s ARCore, Snap’s Lens Studio and ZapWorks. Following the AIPIA Congress in Amsterdam FN interviewed Zappar, which has worked with Mindshare UK and Neuro-Insight, to produce a ‘Layered’ report which explores user behaviour and predict key AR trends for the coming year.

Label shows how to chill out with red wine

Label shows how to chill out with red wine

10-01-2019

We may all be shivering in the cold in the northern hemisphere, but it is always summer somewhere on the planet. Australian based Taylors Wines is featuring touch-activated sensors and temperature guides on its packaging as part of the 2018/19 summer ‘Taylor the Temperature’ campaign, which encourages consumers to chill their red wine before serving, according to a report in PKN.

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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