All Smart Packaging articles – Page 6

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    A second round of smart packaging business bites


    Andrew Manly, communications director at AIPIA, runs us through a number of recent smart packaging developments, including sweet-smelling trash bags set to fight bacteria, market growth in anti-counterfeit packaging, and a warning of an upcoming $500 million theft hit.

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    Paper Security Seals succeed at WorldStar Awards


    Securikett, a prominent AIPIA member, gained the top global accolade for its product line of paper security labels at the recent WorldStar Packaging Awards ceremony held at interpack in Dusseldorf. The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) announced the “IT’S PAPER” series from the Austrian security label manufacturer as the winner in the ‘Labelling & Decoration’ category of this year’s competition.

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    Thai University creates antimicrobial coating for strawberries using CBD


    To increase the shelf life of strawberries, researchers at the Thammasat University in Thailand have incorporated cannabidiol, a non-hallucinogenic compound from cannabis known more commonly as CBD and sodium alginate, into an edible, antimicrobial coating that delays the rotting process, according to a report published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces by the American Chemical Society.

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    Smart interpack: Antares Vision Group launches Diamind integrated digital solution


    At its two stands at interpack 2023, one dedicated to Life Science and the other to Food & Beverage, Antares Vision Group launched Diamind. Its latest technological development connects physical products with digital values and integrates line, factory, warehouse, company and supply chain levels, establishing a customizable and data-driven path towards digital innovation.

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    Utilising the digital elements of packaging: Sealed Air’s PACK DIGITAL event


    On the 15th-16th March Sealed Air held its PACK DIGITAL event in Milan ahead of the launch of its prismiq brand, a portfolio of solutions for design services, digital printing and connected packaging. Frances Butler reports.

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    AIPIA takes Smart Packaging’s story to MENA and SE Asia


    The Association for Active and Intelligent Packaging, AIPIA, is back on the road again taking the latest developments in Smart Packaging technologies, as well as the story of the category’s growth and expansion over the last decade, to new markets and other regions where growth could be exponential soon.

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    Sidel end-of-line technology helps Guerlain to prevent counterfeiting


    Guerlain, one of France’s oldest perfume and cosmetics houses, is using the latest end-of-line and traceability technologies from French machine makers Sidel to fight counterfeiting. Its combi packing/palletizing solution for bottles in cartons is also delivering product care and compactness on Guerlain’s new line for advanced skincare, say the companies.

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    Various codes, one solution – serialization service for pharmaceutical packaging


    Graphic Packaging, an AIPIA member headquartered in Atlanta, USA, has introduced a serialization service for pharmaceutical packaging which it says is highly flexible – accommodating several different kinds of compliant coding and other applications in country-specific formats. It also meets drug traceability requirements.

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    Hologram Concierge provides information and facilitates sales


    Immertia, the Australia-based creative studio which brought us SWIGR, has a new Hologram Concierge concept that links an intelligent holographic assistant to packaging to offer a ‘captivating and futuristic way for customers to interact with products’, it claims. The augmented reality (AR) concept works by scanning the pack with a smartphone camera.

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    SMART interpack: Elvis takes centre stage on latest ‘on pack’ connected experience


    AIPIA member Greiner Packaging, which creates plastic packaging for the food and non-food sectors, has created a fun and interactive connected experience to celebrate the next iteration of its sustainable K3® packaging.

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    RFID-powered self-checkout solution launched for fashion retailers


    Teamwork Commerce, a global retail management software provider with headquarters in Florida, USA, has announced the launch of its RFID-Powered Self-Checkout solution, designed to simplify the checkout process for in-store customers.

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    SmartID barcode system uses surface texture to create unique, offline verification


    At Interpack 2023, the Fraunhofer team will present a demonstrator for a counterfeit-proof barcode system called SmartID. In the SmartID project, the Fraunhofer Institutes for Applied Polymer Research (IAP), Secure Information Technology (SIT) and Open Communication Systems are developing a novel labelling system to uniquely verify and authenticate products via smartphone, they say.

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    PolyTaksys unveils smart label in bid to prevent food loss


    PolyTaksys, a Germany-based AIPIA member which has previously developed Open Monitor stickers that can reveal messages over a defined time period, is now able to announce the introduction of U4FOOD Smart Labels to address the issues of food loss and waste in the refrigeration sector.

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    The barcode turns 50 and is about to change our lives again, says GS1


    The next generation of barcodes can offer new levels of reliable information, for the benefit of consumers, businesses, and the planet, according to GS1, the neutral, non-profit organisation that provides global standards for efficient business communication around the world. It is best known for the barcode, one of “the 50 things that made the world economy” according to one broadcaster.

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    Tetra Pak uses smart, connected packaging for better consumer engagement


    Major food processing and packaging company Tetra Pak has included a fun and interactive smart packaging experience on its cartons for a leading European fruit juice producer to help educate and inspire its customers, it says. The feature has been developed in partnership with creative technology studio Appetite Creative. Both are AIPIA members.

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    The key to creating brand-friendly and efficient omnichannel packaging


    New analysis from Smithers has laid out a suggested pathway for brands to design their premium e-commerce packaging for optimal business practices, from resealable packs for product returns to smart packaging solutions to smart solutions to tracking consumer engagement.  

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    Polytag to print QR codes and UV tags on Co-op bottle labels for consumer engagement and recycling traceability


    Co-op’s own-label, 2-litre PET spring water bottles will now feature unique-every-time QR codes and UV tags from Polytag in a reported industry first; the move is expected to facilitate visibility during the recycling process and make way for the development of a Digital Deposit Return Scheme (DDRS).

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    Updates to Avery Dennison connected product cloud incorporate AI features


    Prominent AIPIA member Avery Dennison Corporation has announced updates to its connected product cloud, which is helping brands transform their supply chains. The platform now manages over 28 billion items for brands across the apparel, retail, food, and healthcare sectors, the company reveals.

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    MIT develops an unclonable micro tag for crop seeds to fight counterfeiting


    Average crop yields in Africa are consistently far below those expected, and one significant reason is the prevalence of counterfeit seeds whose germination rates are far lower than those of the genuine ones. There have been many attempts to prevent this counterfeiting through tracking labels, but none have proved effective.

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    ‘Alexa, is my food still fresh?’ New vacuum containers talk to consumers


    Israeli startup Silo has developed a vacuum-seal container system that incorporates a built-in Alexa (Amazon’s cloud-based voice service) feature that not only keeps the food fresher for longer, but also reminds consumers to use stuff already stored in their fridges.