All Smart Packaging articles – Page 7

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    Void Label suite from Schreiner improves tamper evidence for pharma packs


    The use of labels featuring tamper evidence devices on pharmaceutical packaging is becoming more widespread. Now this packaging can be protected by means of specialty Void-Labels from Schreiner MediPharm. These make tampering attempts and first opening clearly and irreversibly visible, says the company.

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    Re-usable, ultra-thin smart label allows tracking of lightweight items


    Pod Group, a Giesecke+Devrient company, which claims to be the world’s first Enterprise Network Operator (ENO), in partnership with SODAQ and Lufthansa Industry Solutions (LHIND), has announced the launch of a paper-thin tracking device in the form of a smart label, which will revolutionize the logistics industry by allowing tracking of small and lightweight items, which has not previously been possible using traditional tracking devices, it says.

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    The search for the perfect antimicrobial solutions continues


    As l mentioned in my recent article ‘Making the case for antimicrobial packaging films: Time to get more Active?’, the number of research projects developing antimicrobial or antibacterial films is staggering. Industry intel and other reliable sources continue to report regularly as papers are published on new active and intelligent solutions for food packaging.

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    Tapwow and Identiv partner to deliver enhanced smart packaging and IoT solutions


    AIPIA member Tapwow, which provides cloud-based IoT software solutions, has announced a new strategic partnership with fellow member Identiv, which specializes in digital security and identification in the Internet of Things (IoT). The result, they say, is a set of comprehensive IoT solutions for smart packaging, including customer engagement, authentication, product diversion and traceability.

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    Panasonic produces stretchable substrate for printed electronics applications


    Panasonic has introduced BEYOLEX™, a new thermoset stretchable film polymer substrate for printed electronics (PE). This novel material is based on a proprietary non-silicone thermoset polymer chemistry developed by Panasonic researchers at the Electronic Materials laboratory in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan.

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    Unilever adds accessible QR code to Persil packs


    Zapvision, the new Accessible QR solution for people who are blind and partially sighted, created by digital agency and longstanding AIPIA member Zappar, has partnered with Unilever so that it is now available on packs of Persil laundry detergent products across the UK.

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    Berry integrates data tracking into child-resistant closure for pharmaceuticals


    Berry Global, an AIPIA member providing packaging and engineered products, has launched an innovative child-resistant closure that integrates innovative digital technology to improve medication adherence. The new Berry Digi-Cap digital closure is ideal for clinical trials, drug development, research and academic studies, it says. Patient behaviour data is analysed to enhance medicine adherence and gain insights into its effectiveness relative to the prescribed regime.

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    Smart re-use platform aims to eliminate single use plastic waste


    Circulayo, a UK-based sustainable technology company that has recently joined AIPIA, has a mission to reduce single-use waste by making reusable packaging convenient for consumers, commercially beneficial for businesses, and scalable for the planet through a digital, smart technology platform.

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    Securikett launches fully transparent security label


    Austrian security label producer and longstanding AIPIA member Securikett, a global specialist in the field of product and brand protection, has succeeded in creating a completely transparent security label with a particularly impressive opening effect, it says.

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    New ‘Smart Jar’ from Hellmann’s and Ogilvy aims to reduce food waste


    Hellmann’s has teamed up with Ogilvy to design a smart mayonnaise jar that tells consumers when their fridge is at the optimal temperature to keep their food fresher for longer and cut down on food waste.

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    Cosmetic products in glass protected by latest digital solution


    Glass packaging producer Gerresheimer has partnered with AIPIA member TruTag Technologies, a brand protection specialist, to offer a secure digitization solution for cosmetic brands. 

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    Faller Packaging and CTI develop printable temperature and light indicators for self-application medicines


    Faller Packaging and Chromatic Technologies Inc. (CTI) have unveiled a new solution for smart labels with printable temperature and light indicators for self-administered medicinal products in a bid to increase their user-friendliness and safety.

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    SNAPPLE drinks brand uses AI for new marketing campaign


    Snapple, a well-known US beverage brand that offers flavoured teas and juice drinks, has announced the launch of the Snapple fAIct Generator, an AI-powered tool that makes it easy to create facts about any topic, the brand of Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) says. The generator can be accessed by scanning the QR on the bottle.

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    interpack 2023: Joining the value chain


    As the world’s most important packaging industry event, interpack – taking place at Messe Dusseldorf from 4-10 May – is the place to be this year for anyone with a vested interest in packaging. Here we take a look at some of the key themes we’re looking forward to learning more about this year, as well as how Packaging Europe itself will be participating.

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    Denomination designs ‘world’s first’ label-free wine packaging


    The label is often the most distinctive part of a wine bottle, and Crate by Australian winery Fourth Wave Wines sets itself apart through the absence of any label at all. What is claimed as a first-of-its-kind label-less wine, takes a unique approach to sustainably for its high-quality, barrel-matured red wines.

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    Industry gives thumbs up to the future of connected packaging


    It seems that the forecast season is in full swing for the Smart Packaging sector, with several companies revealing the results of surveys and studies about the impact of connected packaging on retailers, consumers, and the industry at large.

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    Deadline Alert: Enter your Smart Technology in the Sustainability Awards by the 17th of March


    The deadline for entering your latest Smart Packaging technology in this year’s Sustainability Awards is approaching fast! With the increasing use of Smart Packaging to improve the reuse, recycling and environmentally friendly application of packaging gaining more recognition all the time, this is a great opportunity to put your relevant Active & Intelligent packaging in the spotlight.

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    Identiv and ST expand partnership to offer enhanced NFC inlays


    Longtime AIPIA member Identiv recently announced an expansion of its partnership with STMicroelectronics (ST) to offer new near-field communication (NFC) inlays for luxury goods, wine and spirits, healthcare, pharmaceutical, medical devices, consumer packaged goods, apparel, and smart packaging applications for any industry.

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    Is this the world’s first cellular label for supply chains?


    Unilog, an Israel-based technology company with particular expertise in the design and management of global supply chains has introduced Ucontrol™, which it describes as a revolutionary IoT solution that has the potential to change supply chain dynamics.

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    New barrier film from cellulose nano crystals claims strong environmental credentials


    We do not usually cover straightforward barrier film developments in the AIPIA newsletter as there are many versions, and in our view, there is nothing particularly exceptional about packaging with barrier features. But Melodea, a new member of AIPIA, based in Israel, offers recyclable barrier coatings which are somewhat different, and certainly smart!