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Packaging Trends: Ebook | 23 opinion columns !

Packaging Trends: Ebook | 23 opinion columns ! | Packaging Trends | Scoop.it

The future of manufacturing solutions: 23 international packaging experts share their insight. Make the right moves to anticipate future market changes. Free download !

GEPPIA's insight:

The purpose of the 'white' ebook is to review the major packaging trends from a wide range of perspectives, through the eyes of experts from the packaging manufacturing, the retail and consumer goods industries. Each expert’s insight is published in the form of an opinion column.

 

23 international experts sharing:

 

Andrea Barbolini

Application VP Packaging at Schneider Electric

 

Florence Bertaux

Business Development Manager at Fanuc

 

Pierre-Yves Berthe

Managing Director at Mecapack

 

Eric Drapé

Executive Vice President, Technical Operations at Ipsen

 

Vincent Ferry

Packaging Manager at Danone Research

 

Annette Freidinger-Legay

International Packaging Expert, Conference speaker

 

Eric Fresnel

CEO at Sleever International

 

Bruno Garnier

Quality packaging and sustainable development at Carrefour

 

Pascal de Guglielmo

President at Synerlink

 

Bruno Guillemat

Head Packaging at Pernod Ricard

 

Pierre-Etienne Hannecart

Head of Consumer Centric Packaging at Nestlé

 

Daniel Magnin

Global Head of Packaging Equipment at Nestlé

 

Richard Mallett

Director at HACCP Europe

 

Roland Nicolas

Dairy and Aseptic Business Development Director at Serac

 

Fabrice Peltier

Design Expert, Diadeis

 

Nathalie Pereira

Business Development Manager at Gebo Cermex (Sidel)

 

Arnaud Rolland

Sustainable Development, Coca-Cola Enterprises

 

Philippe Thuvien

Packaging & Development Director at L’Oréal

 

Christophe Venaille, Food and Beverage Business Unit Manager at 

Luceo


Also, to enlarge our vision about production and global packaging trends:

Pat Reynolds, VP/Editorial at Packaging World

Wong Tsz Hin, Editor at Asia Pacific Food Industry

Henri Saporta at Emballages magazine

Jean-Camille Uring, president of SYMOP (french association for manufacturing machines and technologies)

 

 

As many contributors, share your insight on twitter @PackagingTrend !

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Tomorrow’s packaging: more functionalities, more sustainable - Packaging trends

Tomorrow’s packaging: more functionalities, more sustainable - Packaging trends | Packaging Trends | Scoop.it


Bruno Guillemat

Head of Packaging Department

Pernod Ricard Research Center

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"For Pernod Ricard, packaging innovation is directly linked to an environmentally-friendly approach. The trend towards packaging ‘premiumization’ in the wine and spirits sector goes hand in hand with the sustainable development approach. However, packaging must also become more functional and more interactive. The development of new technologies is also involved in fighting counterfeiting and enhancing consumer experience; two topics which are particularly dear to Pernod Ricard.


In the wine and spirits sector, packaging development lies in the ‘premiumization’ of packs, with luxury packaging moving upmarket – while taking into account the environmental requirements (recyclability, choice of materials, reducing carbon footprint…). Sustainable development represents both a constraint and new innovation opportunities. Pernod Ricard has therefore started thinking abouthow to combine luxury and sustainable development; a true challenge and a source of inspiration for tomorrow’s packaging innovation."

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Towards full control using vision inspection - Packaging trends

Towards full control using vision inspection - Packaging trends | Packaging Trends | Scoop.it


Christophe Venaille

Food and Beverage Business Unit Manager at Luceo


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"Food packaging is strongly growing worldwide due to emerging consumer trends such as individual portions and ready-to-eat products. Health safety is more than ever critical: while packaging must preserve and protect the foodstuff it contains until it is eaten, it must also provide useful and reliable information for its risk-free consumption. 

Manufacturers need to set up a control system as part of their food safety risk analysis. Vision inspection has many advantages in comparison to manual and statistical systems.

The press and the media regularly report incidents occurring in the food and beverage supply chain. Consumers have become increasingly wary of processed products and keep a watchful eye on the quality of what they eat; they are obviously looking for tasty products but will not compromise on health or safety. The pressure is passed onto the supply chain and the manufacturers in the food industry.

Distributors are thus seeking to avoid bacteriological and allergen risks which may occur if the product is packaged in an inappropriate container, if it is mislabeled or misprinted, or if the packaging is poorly sealed. This issue is even more sensitive for products sold under the distributors’ own brand : if a defect is reported, the whole brand will be impacted.

Manufacturers are to solve the productivity/profitability, quality and food safety equation. Beyond the protection of their brand, they also eliminate the impact of a packaging defect on the product life cycle: waste of production time, consumables and energy consumption."

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Tackling the food waste challenge with technology

Tackling the food waste challenge with technology | Packaging Trends | Scoop.it
Innovation in packaging and refrigeration can reduce waste – as can changes in behaviour
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The challenges of the 21st century will stretch our collective capacity for innovation like never before.

Take food security. Our mission, should we choose to accept it, is first to find 175-220m hectares of additional cropland by 2030; second, to increase total food production by about 70% by 2050, mostly through improving crop yields; and third, to achieve all this without damaging the land, poisoning ourselves or impairing the health of our finite and already fragile ecosystems.

The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) estimates that meeting this challenge will require investment in developing countries' agriculture of $9.2tn (£5.4tn) over the next 44 years – about $210bn (£123bn) a year (PDF) – from both private and public sources. Just under half of this amount will need to go into primary agriculture, and the rest into food processing, transportation, storage and other downstream activities. A priority will be finding ways to close the gaps between crop yields in developed and developing countries, which are around 40%, 75%, and 30-200% less in developing countries for wheat, rice and maize, respectively (PDF) – all while using fewer resources and less harmful substances.

This challenge is hard enough, but we also have to tackle the problem of 1.3bn tonnes of food wasted every year (PDF) – roughly a third of all food produced for human consumption. Fortunately, this is an area where technology can play a strong role, and where the economic, human and environmental benefits are compelling. An assessment of resource productivity opportunities between now and 2030 suggests that reducing food waste could return $252bn (£148bn) in savings, the third largest of all resource efficiency opportunities identified by a McKinsey study."

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"One of the most effective ways to reduce food waste is to improve packaging, for example by using Modified Atmosphere Packaging (Map) – a technology that substitutes the atmosphere inside a package with a protective gas mix, typically a combination of oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen – to extend freshness."

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Delivering the full package

Delivering the full package | Packaging Trends | Scoop.it
Smaller production runs and changing trends call for more flexibility in packaging equipment.
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"Whether you are a manufacturer or producer of food, pharmaceuticals or another type of consumable, chances are your product needs packaging to keep it in optimum condition from the times it leaves the warehouse to the time the consumer takes it home.


Packaging is used for a number of reasons including to keep a product safe or sterile, to control portion size, to display ingredients and instructions, and to ensure it stacks easily and therefore makes optimum use of pallet, warehouse and retail shelf space.


With the sheer size of Australia’s packaged goods industries and the constantly-changing consumer demands for new and different types of products, manufacturers and producers have their work cut out for them. They expect a lot from their packaging machinery, most importantly flexibility, the ability to control quality, reducing lost time, efficiency and productivity."

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Aseptic milk packaging: new trends - Packaging trends

Aseptic milk packaging: new trends - Packaging trends | Packaging Trends | Scoop.it


Roland Nicolas

Dairy & Aseptic Business Development Director Serac France 

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"France has been a pioneer in the field of aseptic milk bottle filling in Europe. The French may even be the world’s greatest plastic bottled UHT milk consumers! Serac’s objective in this field is to meet the manufacturers’ constantly evolving demand and to adapt its range of aseptic machines in order to address new trends.

Milk shelf life in France is traditionally high, in response to the retailers’ requirements and the inconsistent quality of the collected milk, which forced manufacturers to use extensive heat treatment. The quality has improved significantly for a number of years. Now 95% of milk in France is UHT. Yet there is a variety of milk processing methods throughout Europe.

Belgium, Spain and Portugal follow the same pattern as France. By contrast, Northern Europe favors pasteurized milk. As for Germany and Italy, they offer both fresh milk and UHT milk. The European drinking milk market is therefore not homogeneous.
Bottled UHT milk has just started to develop in Russia, where the first aseptic line has just been set up.

The main advantage of milk aseptic filling is that it can be used to extend the milk shelf life with a lesser deterioration of organoleptic properties of the product compared with sterilized milk for example.

The reason is that milk, which is highly nutritious , is one of the most sensitive products from a microbiologic and organoleptic point of view."

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aseptic filling lines answering to the needs of the industry for increased flexibility

 

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Ergonomics is a priority for our customers - Packaging trends

Ergonomics is a priority for our customers - Packaging trends | Packaging Trends | Scoop.it


Nathalie Pereira

Head of Strategic Marketing & Packing and Overwrapping Product Manager Cermex 


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"Enhancing the human machine interface:


Last development focus: operator interface or machine intelligence. We are developing screens that are as ergonomic as possible, intuitive user-friendly menus, and warning messages.
We are constantly seeking to further integrate in the packaging machines new technologies visible in consumer products.

Increased access to the main functions

The height of the work surface must also be optimal for operators. The reason is to avoid handling that is too sudden or results in unnecessary muscle tension. For example, on our VersaFilm® shrink wrappers, we have set platforms for a facilitated access to the work surface. And our film feeding tables are mounted on guide rails and can be removed by the operator, a major advantage also appreciated for maintenance. Lastly, on our case packing machines, we have also lowered the feeding height of cardboard consumable modules.

Moreover, maintenance is made easier with ground-level access for all machines manufactured by Cermex. We can also choose components that no longer need to be lubricated, or self-lubricating ones. Ergonomics, productivity and maintenance costs are thus improved for the operator with less downtime and human interventions."

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The 2014 Emballage and Manutention Team Prepares for the Upcoming Exhibition

The 2014 Emballage and Manutention Team Prepares for the Upcoming Exhibition | Packaging Trends | Scoop.it
Things are looking good with less than five months to go to opening day: EMBALLAGE and MANUTENTION have already achieved over 95% exhibition space bookings: the floor space is practically full already
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"Nelly BARON, Director of Communication, comments that Emballage is not to be missed to identify new business opportunities and worldwide sector trends:


"Once again, EMBALLAGE AND MANUTENTION exhibitions is the must for the Packaging, Processing, Printing and Handling EMEA professionals. With unprecedented presence of companies and experts coming from the five continents (USA, Brazil, Africa, Europe, Japan, India…), the content of conferences and TV stages broadcasts is very rich in terms of exchange and international case studies."

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Offering complete lines with an overall performance warranties - Packaging trends

Offering complete lines with an overall performance warranties - Packaging trends | Packaging Trends | Scoop.it


Pascal de Guglielmo

President of Synerlink

Arcil Group

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"In the packaging lines, a virtual line exists between primary packaging (in direct contact with the product), secondary (adding value to it and selling it) and tertiary packaging (protecting it during transportation). These three phases are generally considered independently, in particular in the food and beverage sector.


This is a mistake since the performances of a line are the result of the performances of every link in the chain. Arcil, when creating Synerlink, has initiated a strategic move in order to offer complete packaging lines with overall and consistent performance warranties (instead of individual ones for each machine).


Therefore we offer solutions that harmonize communication between each piece of equipment, and warrant stable and high overall performances throughout an entire line.


Guaranteeing overall performance levels requires taking two basic parameters into account: first, each machine should operate properly and efficiently; second, interaction between each machine should be optimal so that any incident on one of them induces as little disturbance as possible upstream and downstream."

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6 areas of Focus to Achieve Real Innovation in Manufacturing

6 areas of Focus to Achieve Real Innovation in Manufacturing | Packaging Trends | Scoop.it
If you are looking to sustain and increase your manufacturing operation, innovation in manufacturing is critical. Focus on these 6 areas.
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"We have been confronted again and again with the message that Manufacturing must evolve to and become more innovative.


But according to this criteria, where is the future of manufacturing headed? What is the new-growth factory for a company?


In this article I intend to indicate the manufacturing’s evolution through Innovation, the real Innovation in Manufacturing.

There are six salient areas that organizations should work towards a Real Innovation in Manufacturing:


Increase Operational Productivity through by exploring and implementing well known tools of Operational Excellence such as Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints (TOC), Business Process Management such as implementing technology such as ERP, a warehouse management system, and of course a transportation management system to get a handle on your transportation department.


Increase Resource Productivity across the full “Supply Chain”. According to Manufacturing Resource Productivity manufacturers can generate new value, minimize costs, and increase operational stability by focusing and prioritizing on four broad areas: production, product design, value recovery, and supply-chain management."

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Focusing design innovation on sustainability - Packaging trends

Focusing design innovation on sustainability - Packaging trends | Packaging Trends | Scoop.it


Eric Drapé

Executive Vice President – Technical Operations Ipsen

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In the pharmaceutical area, packaging is very important, and it is becoming an integral part of new drug development. Traceability, new materials, formats and ergonomics are the focuses for improving packaging. Traceability is critical for the safety and service provided to patients.

Packaging accounts for approximately 38% of our production purchases. We are therefore permanently working on optimizing it as we regard it as a competitive advantage that brings value-added to the product’s marketing mix. We are therefore working closely with our franchises (urology-oncology, neurology and endocrinology) on new packaging concepts, both primary (for example, pre-filled syringes) and secondary.

For specialty care products, the ‘device’ is more and more often considered an integral part of the drug. It becomes essential in terms of quality of life for the patient: the objective is to offer ready-to-use formats, as user-friendly as possible with a maximum level of safety. The preliminary meetings between the marketing department, designers and manufacturing is therefore more and more meaningful in order to integrate very early requirements from the market and from patients in terms of efficiency and ease of use, but also of manufacturing costs."

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a comprehensive approach of IPSEN main concerns in packaging design.

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Dare to be different: What's next for food packaging?

Dare to be different: What's next for food packaging? | Packaging Trends | Scoop.it
The pressure to reduce costs has had a big influence on food packaging over the last five years, but it could now be time to dust off ideas which offer differentiation and added value.
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"We are on the cusp of change.


The emphasis on lightweighting to save costs has become the focus of most research and development over the last few years.


In food packaging that's become manifest in flexible packaging growth, taking a share from rigid. Of course a lot of it is to do with cost reduction - or at least keeping the price the same when you've got pressure on margins."

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Mondelez embraces the future with integrated control solution - Packaging World

Mondelez embraces the future with integrated control solution - Packaging World | Packaging Trends | Scoop.it
Mondelez International is as global as it gets, so having an integrated line control and line performance solution suitable for global...
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Food Safety - a zero tolerance approach to food safety hazards - Packaging trends

Food Safety - a zero tolerance approach to food safety hazards - Packaging trends | Packaging Trends | Scoop.it


Richard Mallett

Managing Director HACCP Europe

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"Food safety concerns everyone. Companies have become aware that the topic is of critical importance. The most senior directors now seek to incorporate it as part of their overall strategy to protect their brand. They are increasingly sensitive to food safety issues including contaminated raw materials, hazards introduced during processing and packaging, and hazards induced by food contact with materials.

Manufacturers have good reason to be sensitive. Across the globe there are laws to prevent contamination from any source. In the field of food processing and packaging it is required that food be protected from chemical products that may migrate from the container or the equipment and get to the food product itself.
Awareness is important both at the distributors’ and suppliers’ level. The retail industry across Europe and indeed across the world have set up best practices, administered for the most part through the Global Food Safety Initiative, and in the form of Global Food Safety Standards to be adopted by food manufacturers. These standards require assessment and control of food safety from all potential sources, including raw materials, processing, packaging and labeling.

Labeling is a critical issue. A significant number of product recalls are a result of incorrect labeling, with incorrect allergy advice being one of the greatest causes. European regulations regarding labeling are constantly evolving. They lay out very clearly the requirements concerning clear labeling. However control of labeling, to ensure that food enters the distribution chain with the correct information is down to the food manufacturer."

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There is still much to invent in processing and machine design - Packaging trends

There is still much to invent in processing and machine design - Packaging trends | Packaging Trends | Scoop.it


Annette Freidinger-Legay

International Packaging Expert

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"How can we fight both against food waste and for packaging reduction?


Fighting against food waste has also emerged for some months. However, it might go against the fight for packaging reduction that has been on since 1992. For environmental protection purposes, we have worked on the reduction in weight and thickness of packaging materials, and on a weight ratio favorable to the product rather than the packaging. This tends to favor large containers.


This brings up a critical issue : what should be favored: fighting against food waste by offering small quantities and individual doses, or protecting the planet by generating less packaging waste using large containers?


The solution might lie in ‘portion-sized’ or re-sealable packaging that would allow deferred consumption or in active and clever packaging that would allow a longer preservation of the product, including once it is opened (through food substances that fight against oxidation like Vitamin C), or that would avoid the development of micro-organisms on the packaging wall. Laboratories rely heavily on the properties of essential oils in this area. They undeniably are a great future for tomorrow’s packaging."

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Packaging innovation: “The problem is not to find ideas… but rather to find what the problem is” - Packaging trends

Packaging innovation: “The problem is not to find ideas… but rather to find what the problem is” - Packaging trends | Packaging Trends | Scoop.it


Vincent Ferry

Packaging Manager Danone Research 

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"Rethinking packaging


The objective of Danone Produits Frais France is to reduce or remove packaging, when possible, in order to improve its carbon footprint while retaining satisfactory protection, display and consumer information levels. April 2010 was a significant step with the removal of the secondary packaging on the Activia and Taillefine brands – 1,600 tons of cardboard saved, i.e. the equivalent of 2,500 tons of CO².


Then, in April 2011, four brands reduced secondary packaging on their large formats – i.e. 1,000 tons of cardboard saved or 1,800 tons of CO² equivalent.


In the wake of Activia and Taillefine, Velouté is starting its metamorphosis. Until now, we could not remove secondary packaging because the former pot had no individual decoration. Thanks to Kiss, it is now possible.


We must bear in mind that packaging plays a major role in the life and identity of the products. They contribute to their protection, make them easy to find on the shelves and display consumer information. The difficulty lies mainly in graphic design. Basically the same brand visibility and amount of information must be conveyed over a smaller printing surface. A true challenge for graphic design agencies! What is at stake is worth the effort: from an environmental point of view, cardboard represents a total of approximately 20% of the packaging carbon footprint!"

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an evidence to keep constanlty in mind for successfull innovation process

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GLASS ON WEB - Hollow Glass Industry: Innovations in a Difficult Environment

GLASS ON WEB - Hollow Glass Industry: Innovations in a Difficult Environment | Packaging Trends | Scoop.it



The hollow glass industry is faced with intensive international competition. To secure their future, manufacturing companies are developing new, innovative products and are building highly efficient, energy-saving production facilities.

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" Two success factors: reduced weight and quality design


One of the most important innovations in hollow glass over the past few years has been the development of lightweight glass. Without sacrificing strength, the industry has gradually succeeded in reducing the weights of different glass packages by up to 60 per cent. This has produced benefits in the handling and transportation of products while also leading to substantial savings in raw materials and energy. Apart from the weight, another increasingly important element is the product design. Anyone wanting to stand out among the crowd of competitors must produce high-quality products that appeal to the consumer. It is therefore very much worthwhile investing in the development of innovative packaging and suitable production facilities. According to the Glass Packaging Action Forum, an initiative of the German container glass industry, there has been a 39 per cent European-wide increase in the consumption of products packaged in glass. This upward trend is partly due to a reduction in weight and partly to the positioning of glass as an environment-friendly and trendy form of packaging."

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Manufacturing Process: 3 areas to Look at to Streamline

Manufacturing Process: 3 areas to Look at to Streamline | Packaging Trends | Scoop.it
These 3 critical areas are important to address and master to streamline your facilities manufacturing process.
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"Reducing waste: 


Waste in manufacturing occurs in both materials and labor. Scrap cuts directly into any company’s profits. You must make use of production data to analyze the entire cost of any order produced. Start with one of your larger products and look at each step to determine where losses are occurring.


You need to begin this process where your production cycle begins, at the initial order phase. If orders are received, but not sent to the correct department, you are already one step behind. You must have the correct materials to manufacture the product ordered. A great deal of loss occurs from ordering the wrong materials or duplicating materials already in your inventory.


Waste also occurs in the form of labor costs. Equipment failures or part shortages leave employees waiting to continue the manufacturing process. Poorly trained personnel will take longer to fabricate a product."

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We are dealing with a new cycle, with reinvented systems - Packaging trends

We are dealing with a new cycle, with reinvented systems - Packaging trends | Packaging Trends | Scoop.it


Fabrice Peltier

Packaging design Expert Diadeis 

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"Given the current economic slowdown, the packaging market is doing rather well; especially since it focuses on responding as closely as possible to the evolution of our patterns of consumption. Although today the sustainable design logic is an integral part of the manufacturing processes, innovation is on-going. With the continuous improvement of the materials’ preservation qualities and the renewed interest for cardboard, packaging is permanently reinventing itself.


Sustainable packaging is now well-established in our society. In this area, we are no longer at a crossroads but in movement and action insofar as brands are actually working on sustainable design and even on recycling design. Every customer meeting mentions these issues and the same goes for tradeshows where these environmental concerns give rise to innovation.


Sustainability is no longer an abstract concept, it is an integral part of the companies’ strategies.

Brands are therefore directly affected since it can either be very costly or lucrative. Sustainable design is an integral part of the process.

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35 Packaging Industry Statistics and Trends

35 Packaging Industry Statistics and Trends | Packaging Trends | Scoop.it
Packaging Industry Statistics and Trends
The packaging industry has been facing new trends in addressing environmental issues and worldwide growth of the industry.

Via Thomas Faltin
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Key figures on the packaging market worldwide

 

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Flexibility, a key priority for the industry - Packaging trends

Flexibility, a key priority for the industry - Packaging trends | Packaging Trends | Scoop.it


Pierre-Yves Berthe

Managing Director – Equipment Department at Mecapack PROPLAST Group

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"Flexibility and OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) have become keywords to industrial production. 


Today optimizing downtime when production formats are changed is a priority. The solution lies in machines that are more and more innovative and flexible.


The flexibility and just-in-time requirements in consumer retailing has never been greater. In some cases, it may give rise industrials overinvesting and overproducing by approximately 30%; a consequence I have witnessed to varying extents while meeting several manufacturers in the food and beverage industry. We have thus considered how to assist customers in being more flexible; quite simply through machinery that gives flexibility.


We have therefore focused on the time-consuming element in the packaging process: format changeover. And we have tried to reduce it to a minimum so that the customer’s OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) is increased.


As an interesting side-effect, the concepts of productivity, flexibility and OEE have led to improving the conditions of use of the machines (more ergonomic and easier to use).

All the studies have been carried out to minimize handling in an attempt to save time and, by extension, to improve safety; both on our tray sealing and thermoforming machines."

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New challenges for tomorrow’s packaging machines - Packaging trends

New challenges for tomorrow’s packaging machines - Packaging trends | Packaging Trends | Scoop.it

Andrea Barbolini

Application VP Packaging Schneider Electric Automation

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"It has thus been necessary to move from mechanics to mechatronics, a multidisciplinary approach involving mechanics as well as electronics and computer science. This technology – which is more relevant than ever – is used to introduce modularity, which was up until then impossible with a purely mechanical system.

The conversion from a mechanics to mechatronics has required machinery manufacturers to radically change their ways of thinking, since modularity requires separating the various modules and integrating software liable to manage independent units. It is also necessary to pre-define the structures, to program, to code without completely eliminating the mechanical aspect. Mechanics remains but its role is greatly reduced.
A fascinating concept for all industrial sectors

For end users, this approach has triggered significant progress. Each industrial sector has drawn advantages. The pharmaceutical sector was the first one to embrace the concept and greatly improved its modularity and flexibility.
The tobacco industry, which immediately followed, was seduced by the possibility to accelerate and increase the production levels. Lastly, the food and beverage industry adopted it since it allowed it to solve problems related to its complex production lines."

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5 Packaging Trends Of 2014

5 Packaging Trends Of 2014 | Packaging Trends | Scoop.it
Smithers Pira, a market research agency for the packaging industry, takes a look at five of the biggest trends currently taking place in the...
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"Technological Advancement:


Innovations in technology have helped packaging and consumers take the next step in engagement. Take for instance the interactive features on Heineken’s new bottle. The container, when opened, produces a beam of light. While this can is not in mass production — and seems to be more of a gimmick/marketing tool — it shows how technology can affect packaging.


Looking forward, consumers can expect the nostalgia and national pride trend to continue. Simply designed packages that promote environmental friendliness will also continue to grow. Companies will likely see opportunities for profit in functional packages that excite the consumer." 

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Packaging, a key vector of innovation - Packaging trends

Packaging, a key vector of innovation - Packaging trends | Packaging Trends | Scoop.it


Philippe Thuvien

Packaging & Development Director L’Oréal

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"Another concern of cosmetic brands: meeting sustainable development issues with more environmentally friendly materials that preserve fossil resources and reduce energy consumption, like Lancôme polyethylene tubing, Kiehl’s PET bottles and Biotherm recycled glass jars.

On the whole our materials will be the same tomorrow as those we use today, with one difference: they will no longer come from fossil energy sources but from bio-renewable, and/or recycled resources. We must also make sure that our folding cartons and paperboards (FSC or PEFC certified) are sourced in a responsible manner.

In addition we have introduced a policy to reduce primary and secondary packaging, for packaging used between our suppliers and our plants as well as for our products themselves. And we have committed ourselves to reducing the waste generated by our finished products by 50% between 2005 and 2015, alongside our water consumption and CO² emissions.

The L’Oreal plant in Jababeka (Indonesia) is, for example, LEED certified, an American standard that defines strict rules for sustainable building design (in particular, rational use of water and energy). Other Group production sites (for example, Settimo Torinese in Italy, Libramont in Belgium) have set the objective of rapidly reaching zero carbon footprint.

The cosmetics industry should also anticipate regulatory and media expectations. For example, we must focus on the ‘fair’ protection of our formulas. The quality of raw materials, the formulation, the manufacturing and packing processes and the packaging fall within this scope."

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great return of experience from a global key player: complexity of packaging is increasing to answer to the market expectations including consumer interactivity and counterfeiting concerns.

 

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Innovative solutions based on ultra-specialized sleeving - Packaging trends

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Eric Fresnel

CEO at Sleever international 

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"Enhancing traceability and fighting counterfeiting:


Entry-level and specialty products, though on the opposite sides of the spectrum, both use new ranges of films and machines; they apply differentiation at the end of the line to address the wide range of product references;

they integrate smart components within machines to allow packaging lines to include identity and traceability using the latest technology, and they also include the most advanced anti-counterfeiting technologies.

This is a critical issue on which we are working with wine, alcohol, spirit and perfume brands. Sleeving is a safety technology (tamper-proof warranty). R&D is working on indicators that make it possible to identify whether there has been any product handling and whether anyone has tried to tamper a package. The issue is also to create technical solutions that are difficult to copy for counterfeiters, for example through 3D embossed into the material, or a combination of several technologies (such as holography and invisible tracers).

Consumers can have access to information (on how to use the product, the origin of the packaging…) via their smartphone and check that the product is not counterfeited. The sleeve integrates ‘covert’ or ‘overt’ technologies in the area of identity and safety. This step is a real turning point on how we see the market and our sleeving technology. We are revolutionizing the sleeve industry by closely matching the material to its equipment." 

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