• OlssønBarbieri makes minimalist chocolate packaging for CF18 Chocolatier


    The packaging forms part of a wider visual identity created for local confectionary business CF18 Chocolatier, which has been shortlisted for this year's Dezeen Award in the graphic design category.

    In a bid to cut out the plastic that is normally contained within chocolate packaging, the design makes use of recycled cardboard trays and inlays made from a type of mouldable paper called FibreForm.

    Thanks to its cellulose fibres, which are longer than those of standard paper, the malleable material can be shaped using a special deep debossing machine to create the cavernous, circular indentations, which secure the hemispherical chocolate pieces in place.

    According to a life cycle analysis by the Research Institutes of Sweden, the process of creating the material emits up to 71 per cent less carbon than a comparable plastic tray.

    "Since plastic is a default solution for many industries, we felt this project was perfect for experimenting with an alternative material due to the artisanal scale and distribution of CF 18 chocolates," OlssønBarbieri's managing director Henrik Olssøn told Dezeen.

    "We think this material and its properties could rival plastic also on a larger, more commercial scale, where there is room to invest in a more advanced moulding tool."

    In order to keep production costs down, the paper liner is manufactured as a standard module that holds 12 pieces of chocolate.

    This can be split in half along a perforated line to fit inside a box of six or doubled up to fit the 24-pack.

    The boxes are housed inside an all-white sleeve also made from FibreForm, which needs to be torn open in order to access the sweets within.

    Through this kind of performative ritual, the design hopes to encourage a more conscious, considered relationship with an ephemeral object like packaging.

    Inspired by the fact that CF18 Chocolatier's founder used to work in engineering, and the fact that many of his early chocolate designs resembled stones, OlssønBarbieri created a visual identity heavily informed by the sciences.

    The company's oval brand mark, which is embossed on the sleeve and into each of the circular indents, features a hammer and a spatula.

    "The hammer belongs mostly to geology but is also used to break the chocolate," said Olssøn.

    "A spatula is a tool used by chocolatiers for tempering the chocolate but it also resembles a shovel."

    Meanwhile the glassine – the translucent, glossy paper that lies on top of the chocolate – is emblazoned with holographic foil spelling out the periodic table.

    OlssønBarbieri was also involved in the design of the actual chocolate, with each flavour featuring distinct patterns and colours that imitate real stones or minerals found in Norway.

  • Soapbottle - Packaging made from soap


    SOAPBOTTLE is a packaging for personal care and hygiene products made from soap. Once the liquid content is finished, the empty container can be used as hand soap and “washes away” over time. The soap is made from natural and biodegradable ingredients; Waste can be completely avoided.

    This innovation rethinks everyday items and takes your experience with personal care to a new, enjoyable and meaningful level – without compromising sustainability.


  • Tetra Pak and FINISH Society partner to increase collection & recycling of used carton packs in Udaipur


    Udaipur is a high-visibility tourist destination and therefore sees a lot of carton consumption. At the same time, it is also ranked 1st in Rajasthan under the Swachch Sarvekshan 2020 for cities with under 10,000,00 residents. Tetra Pak and FINISH Society will therefore focus on raising awareness among the waste-picker community, about the value they can derive from collecting used beverage cartons and selling them to a recycler. At the same time, the initiative will also raise awareness among consumers about the positive impact of waste-segregation and recycling on the cleanliness of their surroundings, as well as on the environment at large. The used cartons collected through this initiative will be sent to the nearest recycler - Khatema Fibres Ltd, a local paper-mill based in Uttarakhand, and a recycling partner for Tetra Pak since 2013.

    Speaking about the initiative, Jaideep Gokhale, Sustainability Director, Tetra Pak South Asia said, “Tetra Pak cartons are paper-based, recyclable and have the lowest carbon footprint among all other packaging materials used for similar food products. So, when we choose carton packaging, we are already making a positive choice. And when we segregate used cartons from our waste, we ensure that waste pickers earn an additional livelihood, and the used cartons get recycled into many useful items like benches, desks, bins, roofing sheets and more. Over the past 17 years, we have been able to expand our collection & recycling ecosystem across the country and today, over 40% cartons sold in India are recycled. We had been looking for a suitable partner to work with in Rajasthan and we have found that in FINISH society. Together, we look forward to helping build a Swachh Udaipur.”

    “The need of the hour is to recover all recyclable waste and convert it into a resource. We will work on raising awareness about recyclability of these packages on one hand, as well as set up ‘drop-off points’ at registered shops, juice centres & other easily accessible locations where consumers can deposit their used cartons easily. But the key focus of our work will be on educating the waste-picker community about the value of carton waste and the role it can play in augmenting their household income. We are thankful to Tetra Pak for leading from the front, and also the Municipal Corporation of Udaipur for their continued support,” says Saurabh Agnihotri, Finish Society.

    Tetra Pak cartons are paper-based and recyclable. Tetra Pak, along with its partners, has been strengthening the carton package recycling eco-system in the country for over 17 years. The used carton packages are collected and recycled into various materials like paper, waterproof poly-aluminium, or panel boards which are then turned into useful items like classroom furniture for disadvantaged schools, roofing sheets, notebooks, seats & backrests for commercial vehicles and more. With the addition of Udaipur, today, Tetra Pak’s collection network covers 22 states and Union Territories. This network is supported by 26 collection & awareness partners and 4 recyclers across the country.

  • Canada to impose binding plastic standards for products and packaging


    Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Canadians threw away around 3 million tonnes of plastic every year, of which only 9% was recycled.

    “The problem is getting worse,” he told a news conference. Ottawa has a target of zero plastic waste by 2030.

    “To ensure we keep much more of our plastic in the economy we are proposing to develop regulations to establish higher standards for plastic products and packaging,” he said.

    The measures could include stipulating new products must contain certain levels of recycled plastics and obliging producers and sellers to do more to collect and recycle plastic. This, Wilkinson said, would spur investment in the recycling infrastructure, cut emissions and create jobs.

    He spoke at event to confirm Ottawa is pressing ahead with a ban on six single-use plastic items like straws, bags and cutlery by the end of 2021.

    All are harmful to the environment, difficult to recycle, and can readily be replaced by alternatives, he said. The ban was first announced in June 2019.

    The federal Liberal government is starting consultations with enterprises and the 10 provinces on how to draw up rules on greater use of recycled plastic.

    “I would like to get this done within the next 12 to 24 months,” Wilkinson said.

    The Canadian Chamber of Commerce said in a statement that while it welcomed the news, “significant shortfalls in waste facility capacity, recycling capacity and compostable plastics production need to be addressed.”

    The western province of Alberta, Canada’s main source of oil and gas, said on Tuesday it aimed to become a hub for recycling plastics within a decade.

  • Mondi scoops two sustainable packaging awards


    Rewe, one of the biggest retailers in Austria worked together with Mondi to launch a more sustainable cheese tray for its organic brand Ja! Natürlich. Mondi developed a special kraft paper, Advantage Formable Brown, to replace rigid plastic trays. Its unique stretch characteristics mean it can be formed into a shallow tray enhanced with a special barrier coating. This technology combines 80 percent paper, a renewable and recyclable raw material, with a 20 percent barrier coating.

    ‘The adoption of this package allowed Rewe to reduce the amount of plastic used by 70 percent and the carbon footprint by two-thirds,’ commented Marko Schuster, COO of Mondi Functional Paper and Films.

    Mondi has also reinvented packaging for Austrian meat producer Hütthaler. It was designed for recycling while maintaining optimum barrier properties and replacing a previous, less sustainable, packaging.

    ‘Together with Hütthaler, we developed a mono-material film technology for thermoforming applications that can be fully recycled, and still provides a barrier to protect food. The new film meets high food standards, preserves shelf life and also helps Hütthaler to save on disposal fees due to its recyclability,’ said Andreas Koppitz, COO of Mondi's consumer flexibles business.

  • Impact of Covid 19/ Coronavirus on the packaging industry

    There are both advantages or disadvantages in many sectors because of covid-19 pandemic. But the packaging sector around the world has significant benefits than other industries.

  • IPhone 12 Ships Without A Charger And Headphones: Apple's 'Planet-Sized' Eco-Friendly Plan


    iPhone 12 will be shipped without headphones and a wall adapter

    Apple has a ‘Planet-sized’ plan to become the most eco-friendly company. They have announced the Apple will be 100% Carbon Neutral by 2030. They are creating all the new gadgets with recycled materials and will be using clean energy to make them to completely remove their carbon footprint.

    Inside the Box:

    • Apple has slimmed down the size of the new iPhone boxes significantly. These boxes will be using low carbon materials to be made. The boxes will see the removal of the lightning cable earphones and the wall adapter as Apple believes a vast amount of both these items already exist in the world and removing them from the box will reduce their carbon footprint. The new iPhone box will be shipped with just the device and a USB-C to a lightning cable that supports fast charging.

    100% recycled materials:

    • Apple will be using 100% recycled and renewable materials for all their devices and packaging. Apple believes that making doesn’t mean taking from the planet.

    Recycling Functional Parts:

    • Apple believes that once an iPhone has lived its life cycle, it's not the end of it. They use cutting edge technology to recycle the functional parts from all the thrown out iPhones for their new devices.

    100% Clean energy:

    • Apple has promised that by 2030 all its products will be made with clean energy. They will help all its manufacturers transition to renewable energy in order to be 100% carbon neutral by 2030.

    Apple’s Stores and Offices:

    • Apple’s stores, offices, and data centers are powered by 100% renewable electricity. Now all of their operations, from commute to business travel, are carbon-neutral too.

    Apple’s Eco-Friendly Investments:

    • Apple has made sizeable investments to further propagate their eco-friendly ideologies. They are investing in Earth’s natural carbon removers like forests, wetlands, and grasslands to capture what’s left.

    Apple Trade-in:

    • With Apple Trade-In, people can exchange their old device for credit toward their next purchase, or get an Apple Store Gift Card they can use anytime. If eligible, their device can have a second life with another owner. If not, Apple will recycle it free of charge. A win-win for the user and the planet.
  • CPhI & P-MEC India rescheduled to 24 - 26 November 2021

    Over recent weeks and months, we have been in constant discussions with key industry stakeholders, partners and the local government to stay abreast of the challenges and complexities in the face of disruption due to COVID-19.

    In this context, Informa Markets in India has taken the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the upcoming late edition of the CPhI & P-MEC India Expo 2020, scheduled for January 27-29, 2021 at the India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, Delhi-NCR.

    The 2021 edition will take place from 24-26 November 2021 at the same venue. We believe that the next edition will allow more time for normality and confidence to return to the marketplace and provide all-around better conditions for exhibitors and visitors to engage.

    Our shows will be organised in accordance with Informa’s AllSecure health and safety standards. As the world’s leading event’s organiser, Informa has developed a detailed set of enhanced measures to provide the highest levels of hygiene and safety at its events, providing everyone with reassurance and confidence they are participating in a safe and controlled environment.

    We thank all the participants and those who have supported CPhI & P-MEC India Expo 2020. Our sole focus remains to provide an event of enhanced quality, with more exhibitors and qualified trade buyers to make your participation a huge success.

  • New: Sustarin® C (POM-C) films in blue (RAL 5002)- Short delivery time and many dimensions


    Delivery programme – Films - Sustarin® C (POM-C):

    • Colours: blue (new), natural, black

    • Other colors on request

    • Thicknesses: natural and black from 0.2 to 1.5 mm, blue from 0.3 mm to 1.5 mm

    • Width: 20 to 1,000 mm

    • Length: up to 600 m

    Service: We cut your films to size with high cutting accuracy on our modern cutting systems.

    Properties - Films - Sustarin® C (POM-C):

    • Good chemical resistance

    • Low moisture absorption

    • Very good sliding properties

    • High abrasion resistance

    • Low tendency to creep

    • Favorable electrical and dielectric behavior

  • Coverpla Packages Two Fragrance Foundation France Award Winners


    In the “Independent Niche Brands” category, Ganymède, a project between the couturier Marc-Antoine Barrois and the perfumer Quentin Bisch, took honors for Full-Service Packaging—achieved by Coverpla. The brand chose a bottle, cap and pump cover from the Coverpla collection associated with an invisible pump from Silgan. The assembly and décor were realized in Coverpla’s workshop in Nice.
    With their monikers Hors-Piste, Un Deux, Trois, Soleil, Demain Promis, Pleine Lune and Bataille, Bastille Paris took home the “Responsible Innovation in Fragrance” award. In compliance with ISO 9235 norms, the juices are made from 95% natural ingredients.

    Made entirely in France, their packaging includes a recycled cardboard box and a bottle with only the amount of plastic required for the pump and the cap insert. For its part, Coverpla supplied the Laura bottle from its collection in a 50ml format. The brand selected this model for its thin base, avoiding excess material. The catalog is made up of more than 150 references, all designed by Coverpla and manufactured by its glassmaker partners. The design features the Passion cap, also from Coverpla’s catalog.

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