The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) in the US has brought out an interesting report titled ‘Perspectives on the Meaning of Sustainability in Flexible Packaging’ in March 2019. The report integrates the findings of two studies commissioned by the FPA in 2018 to better understand perspectives on sustainability and packaging among both consumers and brand owners. [...]
In the first PDIT conference in Mumbai in 2016 Debabrata Deb spoke on – ‘Why India needs active packaging.’ Will India rise to the active and intelligent packaging challenge? With PDIT2, we are not just organizing a conference, but bringing the brand owners, technology providers and converters together for building a new industry! The [...]
The first global conference and exhibition on recycling, waste management and the environment is to take place at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi, on 15 and 16 June 2019. Speakers from the major consumers brands, plastic and polymer suppliers, packaging films manufacturers and flexible packaging converters as well as global and industry institutions are scheduled [...]
On 18 December 2018, the UK Government revealed a new resources and waste strategy that will see industry (businesses and manufacturers) pay for the full cost of recycling or disposing of their packaging waste as part of a new initiative to eliminate avoidable plastic waste and to protect the environment from its harmful effects. This [...]
IppStar has been an ethical consultant to the printing, publishing and packaging industries in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. This work has included operational consulting in optimizing printing, newspaper publishing and packaging plants as well as advising on expansion and new projects. It has also meant consulting for print buyers for vendor development, technical and social [...]
PrintReleaf’s hassle-free sustainability solution Denver Colorado-based PrintReleaf has announced that printers can now offer print buyers a low-cost, hassle-free alternative to traditional chain-of-custody sustainability approaches. Commenting on the announcement, PrintReleaf Founder and CEO Jordan Darragh said, “For the first time, commercial printers, label converters and packaging vendors have available to them and their customers a [...]
Although packaging mavens claim that plastic packaging represents 38 to 40% of the plastics industry in India, our own feeling is that the data requires improvement in terms of collection, analysis and validation. Since packaging is generally described as
The third installment of our series on Circular Economies focuses exclusively on The New Plastics Economy initiative. In this article, we will review and quote extensively from the
The most important trend in the Indian economy as well as the Indian packaging industry is hardly a trend; it is more or less a fact of life – uncertain and gradual but positive expansion of the industry and the continued evolution in its use of technology and best practices.
What packaging trends do you see gaining prominence in 2018? Whether it be in innovation, design or consumers perspective. Sustainable packaging will carry on to be one of the biggest trends in 2018 – how do you see companies and brands tackling this?