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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
Venture Capitalists Invest in Battery-Free Bluetooth ‘Smart Everything’17-11-2017
Wiliot, a fabless semiconductor start-up company, has closed an investment round with Qualcomm Ventures, the investment arm of Qualcomm Incorporated, and M Ventures, the strategic, corporate venture capital arm of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company. The announcement was made in conjunction with the opening of the AIPIA Congress in Amsterdam where the company made its first public presentation to leaders in the packaging industry.
Bringing the Walking Dead to Life!17-11-2017
A recent partnership between Mountain Dew and TV channel AMC brought characters from the exceptionally popular show, The Walking Dead to life…so to speak. Through an augmented reality app, consumers were able to experience some of the show’s most iconic zombie walkers in their own real-world environments and then share the interaction via social media.
The World’s Most Tactile Spirit Bottle?29-10-2017
AIPIA always acknowledges that ‘smart’ packaging can come in many forms. And it does not always involve a tag or smartphone to create a very clever and disruptive pack. Merely the touch and look of a container can create a stunning effect and generate consumer engagement. That IS smart!
‘Talkin’ Trillions’ as New Partnership Opens Up Smart Packaging Solutions17-11-2017
Talkin’ Things®and PragmatIC have announced a strategic partnership to make products talk, they claim. Talkin’ Things® will embed PragmatIC’s flexible integrated circuits into its smart packaging solution to bring consumer engagement and brand protection to trillions of products, as well as personalised marketing campaigns and the ability to measure return on investment, using a suite of user friendly tools.
Counterfeit Plain Packs of Cigarettes appear in UK17-11-2017
The Consumer Packaging Manufacturers Alliance (CPMA) has expressed its concern over the discovery of counterfeit tobacco plain packs in the UK according to a recent report in Packaging News. Betterretailing.com reported that the first counterfeit standardised packs of tobacco in the UK were uncovered by Retail Express and trading standards departments.
‘Beyond the Seal’ the Future of Smart Caps29-10-2017
With lives becoming more connected via the internet, co-founder of Water.io, Yoav Hoshen figures now is the time to leverage web-enabled technology in the caps and closures business. He sees a relationship with containers that can go far beyond the utilitarian, according to a report in Plastics News. They will exhibit their technology during the Congress
Opportunities in Asia for Active & Intelligent Packaging29-10-2017
Two of our speakers this year will focus on the opportunities for A&IP technologies in Asia and offer some useful insights into how Western companies can exploit these in both the mature markets of Japan and the growing economies of China and Asia generally. Indeed all of the analysts are predicting that the A&IP sector will find its biggest growth in the Far East as the rapidly expanding middle classes demand more and better CPGs but have less time to shop – hence more complex supply chains and higher value products. But the biggest driver will be the smartphone...
Digital Packaging Solution for Food and Pharma17-11-2017
Constantia Flexibles has launched Constantia Interactive, a digital packaging solution for the food and pharmaceutical industries which includes digitally readable packaging material, digital platform for data management and a smartphone app