• Pioneering proof of concept to help close the loop for digitally printed pouches

    Pioneering proof of concept to help close the loop for digitally printed pouches

    Within a cooperation project the key industry players Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics (P&SP), a business unit of Dow (NYSE: DOW), HP Indigo, Cadel Deinking and Karlville together with Reifenhäuser, announce the successful delivery of the first-of-its-kind pouch-to-pouch mechanical recycling concept.

  • Which Packaging Is Better For Cosmetics? Glass Or Plastic?  Read more: https://www.getnews.info/1169127/which-packaging-is-better-for-cosmetics-glass-or-plastic.html#ixzz78Dyzuwqa

    Which Packaging Is Better For Cosmetics? Glass Or Plastic? Read more: https://www.getnews.info/1169127/which-packaging-is-better-for-cosmetics-glass-or-plastic.html#ixzz78Dyzuwqa

    While buying and using cosmetic products, there are different types of packaging. But packaging materials can also have the significant amount of influences over the actual product itself?

    There is also another fact that is seen that the different type of product in terms on application also has the fixed tradition of packaging. Such as nail polish bottles are made of glass. Or fairness creams, face wash packaging tubes are made of plastic. Here are the pros and cons of these materials.

    Plastic packaging for cosmetics

  • Plastic using Mango leaf extract offers food preservation and UV filtering

    Plastic using Mango leaf extract offers food preservation and UV filtering

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    This packaging is intended to maintain the properties of food for a longer period without the need to add chemical additives. This is due to the biodegradable film containing antimicrobial and antioxidant compounds from mango leaf extract that have been tested in vitro, while at the same time offering a more powerful ultraviolet light filter, that also delays food spoilage. These tests looked at antimicrobial performance against two food pathogens: Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. The researchers compared two different techniques for obtaining the packaging. The conventional one consists of dissolving the components in a solvent, which is later removed. The alternative procedure uses supercritical CO2 to functionalize the polymer, which provides the bioplastic with more effective physico-chemical and bioactive properties, they say. The innovative aspect of this study is that it validates the latter method of obtaining the film.

    In addition this bioactive packaging increases the protective barrier against ultraviolet light especially on foods containing oxidable compounds such as lipids. “Food wrapped in this film could be preserved longer without the addition of preservatives. The film itself replaces the chemical additive, since the active substance exerts its effect via the packaging without the need to add anything to the food,” said Cristina Cejudo, researcher at the University of Cadiz. To develop this bioplastic, the experts used mango leaf extracts from pruning remains from the cultivation of the fruit at an experimental farm at the Institute of Subtropical and Mediterranean Horticulture in Malaga. The nano-fibrillated cellulose that forms the polymer comes from the chemical and enzymatic treatment of a paper industry waste product.

    An advantage of the supercritical technique, the research discovered, is that the pathogen inhibition is higher due to the selection of the most bioactive compounds in mango extract for supercritical impregnation. This gives the plastic a higher concentration of these compounds than the conventional technique. “As a result, the active properties of the mango remain intact after impregnation, which increases the film’s ability to protect food,” says Cejudo.

    The next step for this research team will be to study how this bioactive packaging responds to preserving specific foods and to analyze its performance at pilot scale. The full study was published in the journal Food Hydrocolloids.

  • Xeikon expands its organization in Greater China Mr. Sean Wu is appointed General Manager

    Xeikon expands its organization in Greater China Mr. Sean Wu is appointed General Manager

    Xeikon has appointed Sean Wu General Manager for Greater China, signalling the company’s increasing presence in the region. In his new role, Wu is tasked with managing the significant growth in interest for Xeikon's digital solutions in China, particularly from label and packaging printers and converters working with the high demands from brand owners and designers, creating unusual, unique and high-end products to meet ever-evolving consumer demand.

  • At INTERPHEX NYC, TurboFil to Showcase Module for Simplified, Automated Syringe Filling & Assembly

    At INTERPHEX NYC, TurboFil to Showcase Module for Simplified, Automated Syringe Filling & Assembly

    Equipment specialist also will exhibit new benchtop syringe filler

    ideal for compounding pharmacies

  • Mondi makes shopping more sustainable for SPAR and Food Lover’s Market in South Africa

    Mondi makes shopping more sustainable for SPAR and Food Lover’s Market in South Africa

    • Mondi and Taurus Packaging have collaborated to create a wet strength paper shopping bag for the South African retail market
    • This packaging solution can prevent up to 2 million plastic bags from entering the waste stream in South Africa every month
    • The paper bags support SPAR and Food Lover’s Market’s sustainability commitments to reduce plastic waste

    Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, and Taurus Packaging have developed a fit-for-purpose reusable shopping bag that can carry groceries and meet the needs of the demanding Southern African retail ma

  • Shape your own: Canvas Airless range breaks new ground in customisation

    Shape your own: Canvas Airless range breaks new ground in customisation

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    Cosmetics companies seeking to express their brand identities through their packaging, while protecting their formulas with an airless system, now have the perfect solution in CANVAS Airless®. The new range from Quadpack offers the ability to explore never-before-seen shapes in airless products, enabling customisation with reduced investment and minimal lead time. Made using patented bag-in-bottle technology, CANVAS Airless® is a proprietary airless container system with collapsible pouch, which opens up a world of creative possibilities.

    Bag-in-bottle is an evolution of the bi-injection blow moulding technology acquired by Quadpack in 2019. Developed in conjunction with R&D partner Inotech, the two-phase process lowers investment and vastly reduces development time compared with bespoke piston airless packs. Preforms are bi-injection moulded at Quadpack’s airless manufacturing centre in Germany, to be blown in a single pass in the desired shape.

    The long-term aim is to stock the preforms in all three of Quadpack’s key territories – EMEA, the Americas and Asia Pacific. Brands can then rely on local supply for late differentiation and a lower carbon footprint. As such, CANVAS Airless® is part of Quadpack’s QLine portfolio of smart, modular solutions, delivered in the region, for the region.

    “CANVAS Airless® provides a blank canvas for creative design,” said Quadpack Head of Market Development Pierre-Antoine Henry. “With one mould for infinite shapes, it enables greater freedom of expression. Brands can choose oval, square, convex, concave and other forms – and all without additional outlay or time delay. It sets the new standard in airless packaging, offering accessible added value, along with all the benefits of airless technology.”

    Airless packaging protects formulas from external contamination, while increasing shelf life. The pumps can be used at any 360° angle, while actuating the bulk with minimal waste. CANVAS Airless® performs highly on this front, with a restitution rate of 97 per cent.

    As a bi-injected, two-layer, pouch-based pack, CANVAS Airless® uses 15 per cent less plastic than piston airless equivalents and it can be made with a choice of materials. The QLine range comes with an LLDPE pouch and PET outer bottle as standard, both recyclable materials. Current outer options include rPET and PETG, while inner options include surlyn. Further sustainable materials will be available in future, while a metal-free pump and refill formats are both on the product development roadmap.

    CANVAS Airless® will be commercially available from January 2022.

  • At INTERPHEX NYC, TurboFil to Showcase Module for Simplified, Automated Syringe Filling & Assembly

    At INTERPHEX NYC, TurboFil to Showcase Module for Simplified, Automated Syringe Filling & Assembly

    Equipment specialist also will exhibit new benchtop syringe filler
    ideal for compounding pharmacies

  • Countdown for Hybrid Fair

    Countdown for Hybrid Fair

    Eurasia Packaging Istanbul Fair, is preparing to open its doors to fair visitors for the 26th time at TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center in Istanbul between the dates October 20th - 23rd 2021 in cooperation with Reed Tüyap Fairs Inc.

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