Packaging is the third largest industry in the world and consumes more than 40 percent of the plastic with half of it for food packaging. The current global consumption of plastics is more than 200 million tonnes, with an annual growth rate of about 5 percent, which represents the largest field of application for crude oil.
Augmented reality offers interesting possibilities and potentials, e.g. for maintenance work on intra logistic systems: a head-mounted minicomputer could display all necessary information to the service employee. This would simplify their work, hands-free. The BEUMER Group development department places a high priority on this topic. With an app for smart
By Parth Motwani Plasma is an ionised gas consisting of free electrons, ions, reactive atoms, neutral molecules and photons, and exists over a large range in temperatures and densities. The constituents of plasma are not in thermal equilibrium. It was originally developed to increase the surface energy of polymers, enhancing
Serac’s groundbreaking Agami technology, which received the World Dairy Innovation Award 2015 in the Manufacturing/Process Innovation category, continues to extend bottle thermoforming possibilities by enabling manufacturers to produce their bottles out of pre-printed plastic sheet reels. Agami: Decorated Bottles in One Step Very successful in the drinking yoghurt market with
Today plastics are the material of choice in packaging for sectors such as FMCG, food and beverages and pharmaceuticals. In India, a large chunk of products that households buy for daily use are packaged in plastics. Plastics are used heavily for packaging due to innovative visual appeal for customer attraction
Positive Journey ahead for Packaging Industry The Indian packaging industry has grown in stature and capabilities over the years, says P V Narayanan in an interview with Food Marketing and Technology. Mr Narayanan has held several eminent posts in national and international organisations including the United Nations International Development Organisation.
Packaging is part of our daily life. The trend is moving towards ‘eco-friendliness’ but what does eco-friendly packaging really mean? By Anjali Kapoor Environmental considerations are playing an ever-increasing role in determining packaging, but what does that actually mean? According to the European Waste Guidelines, certain measures in waste prevention
Sidel, the leading global provider of PET solutions for liquid packaging, has introduced a revolutionary PET blowing solution – the Sidel Matrix™ blower eHR – to produce hot fillable PET bottles of consistently high quality. By heating the mould via electrical heat resistance (eHR) instead of hot oil, the Sidel