All Smart Packaging articles – Page 4

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    Smart packaging can play a role in supply chain carbon accounting


    In an era defined by heightened environmental awareness and the urgency of carbon reduction, supply chains are undergoing a profound transformation. At the forefront of this revolution is the integration of smart packaging technologies, which is redefining the way organisations measure, manage and reduce their carbon footprint, according to Immy Mobley of Xtonnes, a company offering carbon accounting software providing data analytics to ‘decarbonise with confidence’.

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    New tamper evident labels from Securikett expand portfolio


    Two new tamper-evident labelling products from AIPIA member Securikett are aimed at two very different product segments and expand the offering to containers with screwcaps and the luxury product segment.

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    New RFID label press embeds tags into existing primary labels


    Meyers, a Minnesota-based creator of packaging, labels and retail displays has created a state-of-the-art RFID label offering that it says can improve quality, efficiency, and scalability of RFID label production. This eliminates the challenges most Consumer-Packaged Goods (CPG) brands face with RFID labels around branding and shelf appeal, says the company.

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    Mondelez rolls out recycling and sustainability messages via on-pack QR codes


    Australia has become the proving ground for many major multinational brand owners to test smart packaging solutions. Now Mondelez International has launched Snacking Right – a new on-pack QR code that the company says can provide Australian consumers with current recycling and packaging disposal information, as well as details on the company’s commitment to what it describes as “mindful snacking and sustainable sourcing”, according to a report in PKN, Packaging News Australia.

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    Slow-release ethylene inhibitor can improve shelf life of fresh berries


    The blueberry harvesting season is in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere. The blue fruits business in both hemispheres may soon have an innovative tool for extending seasonality and reducing food waste, says Polish food-tech company Fresh Inset.

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    Zappar make the case for accessible QR codes


    Brands are increasingly being held to account for how they are impacting the world around them and making information on product packaging available to everyone is a vital step in this journey, says Zappar which is helping to achieve this with its Accessible QR (AQR) code.

  • salad

    Taking condition monitoring sensors to the next level


    It is not just in the area of ‘active’ material technology, such as colour-changing films, that condition monitoring can be found. Electronic sensors can often offer more precise results as well as recording the actual levels and speed of deterioration as well as humidity to offer further insights into this area. Here are two very smart examples.

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    The world’s first lie-detector-in-a-can


    According to a recent survey commissioned by Molson Coors’ brand Simply Spiked Lemonade, just over half (51%) of Canadians aged 19+ have lied to avoid conflict and/or protect someone’s feelings. This new-to-Canada alcoholic lemonade drink, on the other hand, is trying to help them be more honest with a clever piece of packaging technology.

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    Advanced nanocarbon materials for modern digital supply chain efficiency


    Advanced Material Development (AMD) is innovating a range of highly conductive nanocarbon-based inks to provide compostable alternatives to traditional metal-based UHF RFID technologies used in supply chains.

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    Australian mangoes and berries tracked by home grown technology


    Queensland fruit producer Piñata Farms is using innovative Australian-designed Escavox technology to track the temperature and location of premium berries and mangoes along the supply chain, giving it valuable data for optimizing delivery, according to a report in PKN Packaging News, Australia. The company has smart trackers in every berry consignment leaving its main packing operation at Wamuran.

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    New tag chip from Impinj sparks flurry of new inlays from Tageos and Beontag


    Impinj, the major manufacturer of radio-frequency identification (RFID) devices and software, has released the Impinj M800 series RAIN RFID tag chips to meet enterprise needs for item connectivity in global IoT deployments, it says. The AIPIA member claims the new chips offer unmatched and enhanced readability in enterprise deployments as well as ease of manufacturing. On the back of this launch, both Tageos and Beontag have launched new inlays containing the M800. As a pioneer of RAIN RFID technology, Impinj says it has now delivered more than 85 billion tags.

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    Peer Ledger and Alitheon partnership ensures authenticity and ESG traceability


    New AIPIA member Alitheon, an optical AI technology company, has joined with Peer Ledger, the ‘responsible supply chain’ company, to integrate Alitheon’s patented FeaturePrint technology into Peer Ledger’s patented MIMOSI Connect platform.

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    The latest roundup of active food packaging materials research


    The onrush of research into shelf-life extending, antimicrobial/antibacterial and condition monitoring flexible packaging materials for perishable foods continues unabated. Some common themes seem to emerge, in that cellulose and chitosan are often a component of the material.

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    Nestlé Waters joins ‘uniquely rewarding’ recycling trial


    In a ‘first-of-a-kind’ recycling trial, consumers in the small Welsh town of Brecon can use smartphones to scan a beverage container’s label or sticker for a monetary reward, according to a report in the USA’s Packaging Digest. One of the major brands participating in the trial is Nestlé Waters UK. It runs for 12 weeks from July 13 to October 4, 2023.

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    ‘World’s first’ graphene-enhanced stretch film released by Gerdau Graphene and Packseven


    Gerdau Graphene, the nanotechnology company pioneering advanced graphene-enhanced materials for industrial applications, has announced that Packseven, one of Brazil’s largest flexible film makers, has commercialized the world’s first graphene-enhanced stretch film, according to a report from Terrance Barkan of the Graphene Council.

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    Instagram filter and coloured stripe on Heinz Ketchup label to verify product authenticity


    Wunderman Thompson Turkey has developed a new label and Instagram filter to prevent foodservice outlets from serving imitation ketchup in Heinz bottles by identifying the exact Pantone shade of the sauce.

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    New supply chain solution offers traceability for champagne producer


    Maison Burtin, a champagne producer located in Epernay, France has chosen an identification execution solution from technology company Zetes to provide traceability of its bottles from packaging to delivery. The system combines the ZetesAtlas solution with Zetes MD smart printing and applicator labelling stations, linked to the ZetesMedea order preparation solution. This project forms part of a global digitalisation strategy aiming to optimise the company’s packaging and picking solutions.

  • Immertia AI and AR

    Combining AI with AR: the future of shopping may have arrived


    With a simple scan of a product in the supermarket aisle, you can ask any question and receive an accurate answer, all through a spoken command! Australia-based creative agency Immertia is at it again with the release of its MVP (Minimum Viable Product) demonstrating a new way consumers can engage with products, providing instant access to information, personalised recommendations and a truly seamless shopping experience, it claims.

  • qr

    New partnership aims to bring copy detection to mainstream QR coding

    2023-07-19T08:43:00Z, a provider of QR code solutions, has announced a strategic partnership with The collaboration aims to bring security and copy detection into mainstream QR coding used in the packaging industry, revolutionizing the level of security and authentication confidence with which the brands engage with their customers and unlocking new opportunities for seamless consumer experiences, the partners claim.

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    Researchers create packaging tray that warns of contamination before food is unwrapped


    Researchers at McMaster University in Canada have created a new packaging tray that can signal when Salmonella or other dangerous pathogens are present in packages of raw or cooked food such as chicken. The new technology will enable producers, retailers and consumers to tell, in real-time, if the contents of a sealed food package are contaminated without having to open it, say the developers.