The main advantages of using plastic to package any kind of product include barrier properties, low weight, strength, flexibility, safety and versatility. Plastic is therefore used in innumerable applications and types of packaging in a wide range of sectors for food, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, logistical, chemical and cleaning products. The packaging industry is now facing new challenges in the search for more sustainable solutions based on the circular economy that also comply with legislation.
The importance of sensory analysis in food packaging
As stated in the basic principle of Regulation 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food, “any material or article intended to come into contact directly or indirectly with food must be sufficiently inert to preclude substances from being transferred to food
Active packaging: benefits, types and success stories
This infographic on active and intelligent packaging created by AIMPLAS, shows graphically the keys of active packaging. Find out what is an active package, consumer […]
New USP developments for pharmaceutical packages
As pharmaceutical products are manufactured, packaged and stored, they come into direct contact with packaging systems and their plastic materials. Such contact can result in […]
The ECOBIONET project coordinated by AIMPLAS received the award for the best European project of the Valencian Community 2013 in the modality of Innovation, given by the Conselleria de Hacienda y Administración Pública (Finance and Public Administration Department). The innovative package, in spite of being biodegradable, maintains the same properties and the same aspect as the extruded nets manufactured with traditional materials, and its price is only a little bit higher for one kilo of product inside it.
New multilayer biodegradable and recyclable packages for cheeses and fresh food, but maintaining their lifespan. 75% of raw materials are expected to be used to manufacture new recyclable packages.
Biodegradable plastics have found an important niche market in single use plastic bags destined to advertising in shops and supermarkets. The increase of its use […]
There is not specific product legislation in which parameters to be checked or the requirements to be complied with for packs type tub or tray […]
UBE will hold next May 7th, 2014 “Change & Challenge: The Barrier-Film Packaging Summit 2014” in Düsseldorf (Germany). This summit, which attendance is free, will […]