Plastics for the packaging industry

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.

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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 […]

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New sustainable packaging will extend guacamole’s shelf life by 15% thanks to labels and additives extracted from the avocado itself

The GUACAPACK Project, funded by the Valencian Innovation Agency, aims to use renewable sources to develop an innovative biodegradable packaging system that includes barrier labels and antioxidant additives from avocado waste that will extend food’s shelf life by 15%.

Virtual MeetingPack 2021 agenda will address packaging sustainability and the incorporation of recycled material

Virtual MeetingPack 2021, a prelude to MeetingPack 2022, will present innovations and address the challenges of the food packaging sector on 27 May through a series of inspiring presentations and round-table discussions.

Virtual MeetingPack 2021: Strategic overview in the development of barrier packaging and a prelude to MeetingPack 2022

This workshop, a prelude to MeetingPack2022, will present the most disruptive solutions in barrier packaging through inspiring presentations, round-table discussions and visits to virtual exhibitors.

European REFUCOAT Project develops recyclable food packaging and new active packaging systems against Salmonella

The REFUCOAT Project has developed innovative, efficient, bioplastic food packaging production processes using renewable materials that are also recyclable and could replace conventional fossil-based raw materials.

AIMPLAS and ITC work to reduce environmental impact of ceramic ink containers

In collaboration with companies in the sector, AIMPLAS and ITC are applying eco-design criteria to produce reusable containers, as well as a new recycling system for managing waste when the container reaches the end of its useful life.