mercredi 22 août 2012

CHEP beverage trays reduce cardboard packaging waste, provide a 'one-touch' packaging solution

Pallet and packaging supplier CHEP Australia has been named a finalist in the Environmental Innovation category of the awards for the deployment of its beverage tray equipment pool for the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector.

The Environmental Innovation award recognises "new technology, design or research that results in significant resource savings, new approaches in sustainable practice or innovative change in environmental management."

The NSW Government notes that CHEP's beverage trays eliminate around 1,250 tonnes of one-way cardboard packaging waste each year from the beverage supply chain.

Designed as a 'one-touch' packaging solution, these trays can be used for storage, transportation and in-store retail displays, not only reducing the amount of packaging required at each point in the supply chain, but also significantly reducing transport fuel use and associated greenhouse gas emissions.

jeudi 16 août 2012

Innovative and creative Paper-based packaging design box: Chiah Ti Ti

Replicating the vintage sweet and crispy flavor, the product is named in “Chiah Ti Ti” which means “eat sweet” in Taiwanese. The meaning of the product also becomes the essence of symbol. Analyzing the font of the product packaging with the happy atmosphere, we find out an innocent and childlike smiling face is added among the calligraphy of playful vibe indicating good things can happen anytime, just like the brand name “Chiah Ti Ti” full of blessings and enjoyment.

Considering the retail price, the packaging adopts the reduction package of one-piece design that not only enables a wrapper to fold the box quickly, saving the cost of time and labor while packaging, but also decreases packaging expendables. To satisfy the requirements of 3 different flavors in this series, the packaging shares the same style of outer box but uses sticker of different colors and patterns to differentiate among 3 flavors. In addition to boarding the unity of this product series, enhancing consumers’ impression, the design of sharing the same packaging box also save unnecessary cost on materials, improving the function.

jeudi 9 août 2012

Global aseptic packaging forecast to grow 24% in next five years

New study estimates that by 2016, the world market for aseptic packaging will reach 153 billion liters, in 333 billion packs, with the majority of additional demand coming from South/Southeast Asia and China.

The world market for aseptically packed products amounted to 123 billion liters, contained in 269 billion packs during 2011, according to the new “Global Aseptic Packaging” report from Zenith Intl. and Warrick Research Ltd. Volumes have grown by just more than 5% a year since 2008, with South/Southeast Asia achieving the fastest rise at 22% a year.

White drinking milk accounts for 39% of aseptically packed products, with beverages responsible for 37%, and other dairy or food products making up the remainder. Aseptic filling has yet to make a significant impact in food markets, but there are some established niche applications; sauces, tomato products, and baby food are important new areas of development.

“The market for aseptic packaging developed in Europe, and the industry supplying it has been centered on Europe. This report shows the market shift to Asia in the past four years and raises the prospect of this continuing in the next few years,” comments Warrick director David Warrick.

Adds Esther Renfrew, market intelligence director at Zenith, “At a time of economic recession in much of the world, the aseptic packaging market has grown at more than five percent a year in the past four years, as the technology is well positioned to supply the needs of new markets and applications,”.

Other findings of the 2012 "Global Aseptic Packaging" report include the following:

1-     There are more than 13,000 operational aseptic filling systems worldwide and more than 40 companies supply aseptic filling systems.
2-     The largest regional markets for aseptic packaging are set to be China and South/Southeast Asia, both of which are overtaking West Europe as the former largest region.
3-     World use of aseptic packaging has reflected global economic trends. Usage has been static in much of Europe, while there has been rapid growth in many countries across Asia.
4-     Value-added dairy products will be a fast-growing area of demand for aseptic filling systems. In some regions, fillers are used for both ambient and chilled products.

By 2016, Zenith and Warrick estimate that the world market for aseptic packaging will reach 153 billion liters, using 333 billion packs. The majority of additional demand will come from South/Southeast Asia and China, where growth is forecast at 11% a year and 3.5% a year, respectively.


mercredi 8 août 2012

13 Emerging Flexible Packaging Markets

In a new study, PCI Films Consulting have identified 13 emerging flexible packaging markets comprising of Poland, Russia, Turkey, Mexico, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Nigeria and South Africa. Collectively these markets, valued at $14 billion, have grown by almost 70 percent since 2006 and now account for 20 percent of total world demand.

One of the key findings is that although a number of these emerging markets have been affected by the global economic downturn, they have weathered the crisis well, with demand growth averaging almost 11 percent per annum since 2006, led by countries including India, Indonesia, Brazil and Russia. In general, all emerging markets have illustrated strong growth over the past five years, with only three of the thirteen posting overall growth of less than 30 percent between 2006 and 2011.

The report identifies the major driving forces in flexible packaging demand within these emerging markets including strong GDP growth, high population growth, liberalization in a number of markets, continued urbanization and the development of mass retailing. In addition, changing consumer lifestyles and increasing disposable incomes have encouraged the development of new convenient packaged food and non-food products.

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samedi 4 août 2012

Coffeebrewer: Innovative and smart paper-based bag

Danish Coffeebrewer Nordic has created a disposable French press called the Coffeebrewer that works right inside its own bag. 

The Coffeebrewer is basically a hybrid between a filter dripmaker and a French Press. The design of The Coffeebrewer enables a perfect extraction as the volume of the pouch allows the hot water to interact with the coffee grounds and extract the aroma. The filter is designed to preserve all natural oils and flavours in the coffee.