It is no secret that food waste is a growing problem, doubling per person over the last 40 years. Today, up to 40 percent of the available food supply is not consumed, sending approximately 133 billion pounds of food to the landfill and costing Americans the equivalent of $161 billion each year, according to Department of Agriculture figures.
DuPont has announced its 2017 winners, honoring companies that have demonstrated major advancements in packaging technology to address the diverse and particular needs of consumers in markets around the world.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, along with The Prince of Wales's International Sustainability Unit, launch a $2 million New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize, which calls for innovators to find new ways of designing packaging to help keep plastics out of the ocean.
Visitors at Global Pouch will learn how Sun Chemical’s SunBar (Aerobloc) oxygen barrier coatings offers converters with cost effective, durable, and sustainable films that support lighter weight packaging trends by creating a homogenous, pinhole-free and flexible gas barrier layer that can be easily overprinted with inks and laminated to a variety of secondary films.
New packaging equipment is being developed to help end users with challenging carton profiles, like beer baskets that showcase the expanding universe of craft beers, or delicate cigarette boxes, and even the brave new world of marijuana packaging and bottles made from completely recycled materials.
Under the motto “Apple taste as it used to be,” the premium brand of fruit and vegetables SanLucar presents its Opal® apple in an attractive and new retro packaging. The new packaging with 6 Opal® apples is available in a limited edition.
TC Transcontinental Packaging is pleased to announce that its plant TC Robbie won not only a Gold and a Silver award in the Wide Web/Process/Film category but was also given the highest honor of “Best of Show” for the category at the 2017 Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) Excellence in Flexogaphy Awards Competition.
At interpack 2017 in Hall 7a, Stand C06, Sun Chemical and its parent company, the DIC Corporation, are demonstrating their capabilities as a global, full service provider of innovative packaging solutions, from concept to consumer, to uniquely address the key aspects of packaging optimization, reflected as five separate zones on the stand: Consumer Protection, World of Color, Lightweighting, Food Waste and Consumer Experience.
Diverse ongoing threats, new regulatory requirements for life critical products and technical evolution will fuel market growth for anti- counterfeiting packaging technologies across the next five years, according to exclusive new data from Smithers Pira.