The first half of the year saw some exciting packaging news. For instance, Constantia Flexibles introduced three new sustainable packaging options and a new shortlist was announced for the Sustainable Medicines Packaging Awards. And two companies announced the development of a biodegradable biopolymer nanocomposite for packaging.
Constantia Flexibles introduces three new sustainable packaging options
Constantia Flexibles has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of UK-based FFP Packaging Solutions, a leading player in sustainable flexible packaging. FFP offers a range of sustainable solutions including recyclable laminates, flow wraps and lidding films. They partner with major food brands and UK retailers and have more than 100 employees.
PERPETUA ALTA is a new, lightweight and recyclable barrier packaging solution from Constantia Flexibles. It follows Design for Recycling guidelines and is made of one mono-material, a polypropylene laminate. It offers excellent protection against oxygen, water vapor, and light while ensuring optimum product integrity. It is recyclable and provides a 96% material recovery rate depending on the configuration.
Constantia Flexibles partnered with Hershey India to introduce a product for conscious consumers: Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolate with 30% less sugar. The company developed recyclable monomaterial packaging to package the chocolate. The innovative packaging solution enables companies to reduce their carbon footprint without sacrificing quality.
New product introductions are expected to spur the growth of the flexible green packaging market. With the increasing importance of packaging in the modern world, companies are increasingly turning to sustainable options to meet a growing consumer demand. Introducing compostable paper pouches, spouted pouches, and reusable plastic bags is one way to meet the demands of consumers and the environment.
YewMaker and Connect In Pharma announce shortlist for new Sustainable Medicines Packaging Awards
The new Sustainable Medicines Packaging Awards will honour the most innovative sustainable packaging designs in the pharmaceutical industry. Run by YewMaker, a leader in sustainable healthcare, the Awards celebrate sustainable innovations in pharmaceutical packaging. Winners will receive a gold, silver or bronze medal and a digital certificate of recognition.
The competition is open to all pharmaceutical manufacturers, packaging suppliers, and research organisations. The awards focus on sustainable packaging design and waste reduction. There will be three categories: bronze, silver, and gold. Each award recognizes a sustainable packaging solution that reduces the amount of waste or single-use packaging a company uses.
Challenges of real-time authentication in packaging
Real-time authentication in packaging is an important step toward ensuring that goods are safe from counterfeiting and theft. Smart packaging can also provide visibility and traceability and help companies meet regulations and health care reforms. However, the packaging community is still unsure how to implement these systems on a large scale.
Real-time authentication can improve security and supply chain efficiency. It can prevent counterfeiting and diversion of products, and reduce theft and wastage. But real-time authentication has several challenges, including the high costs of mass production, integration into existing packaging lines, and security concerns. Here are some of them:https://www.youtube.com/embed/s1xsIO6uhCE