Kalendarium

29.09-02.10.2014 · Taropak, Poznań

14.10-17.10.2014 · POLEKO, Poznań

27.10-29.10.2014 · LuxePack, Monaco

17.11-20.11.2014 · Emballage, Paris

News

Royal appreciation. Ishida Europe at Buckingham Palace

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise, given to companies with outstanding entrepreneurship and economic performance, was given this year to Ishida Europe. International producer of weighing and packaging equipment received the highest accolade in United Kingdom and North Ireland for increasing its exports as a percentage of total turnover from 65 to 76 percent.

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Packaging solutions

Tea, honey? Dervolit Met. Plastic San at Worldstar 2014

One of the candidate for the main prize in the Woldstar 2014 competition is a project desgined by Turkish company Dervolit Met. Plastic San. Its innovation lies in the clever idea to place a teaspoon of honey directly in the tea spoon

Box for connoisseur. Smurfit Kappa packaging for wine

During the annual wine lovers meeting in SacramentoCalifornia, which took place on 29 and 30 January, the Smurfit Kappa company promoted the latest bag-in-box packaging. Its representatives were presenting the fans of traditional bottled wine the benefits of new solution.

Out of the box. An intriguing line of reversible packaging.

Tea drinking no longer must be boring owing to surprising packaging project offered by Grafanna group. Face images placed on reversible tea boxes depict two opposite emotional states – before and after drinking the flavoured drink. 

Well spiced. New edition of flip top caps.

European consumers are now able to easily spoon or sprinkle their meals using Bart spices thanks to a new deal flip top cap from RPC Halstead. The new closure was developed following consumers research which found that they complained over the uneasy opening of most spice jars.

Packaging material

In red mirror. Premium cosmetic bottle from Fusion Packaging

The distinguished American beauty brand and one of the world’s largest direct sellers, Avon launched its new anti-aging product in Fusion Packaging’s Axis airless package. Futuristic look combined with user-friendly twist-to-open bottle makes it easier to use the cosmetic.

Dahlia. Quadpack cosmetic inspirations

Under this name hides a new line of cosmetic airless containers from Quadpack company. Single package consists of an outer glass bottle closed with anodized aluminum cap. Yet inside there is a flexible pouch which barrier properties will protect the delicate cosmetic formula from quality loss and extend its shelf life. 

Pure perfection. New version of cosmetic glass

 Heinz Glas Działdowo is the first glass factory in Poland and Central-Easter Europe which started manufacturing cosmetic packaging made of opal glass, based on years of experience in producing such packaging in Heinz Group. 

Candy instead of pills. Nutricosmetics for a healthy body

Even the youngest consumers know that using the most expensive creams combined with an improper diet will not help keep healthy appearance. However, a possibility to supplement missing vitamins by using edible cosmetics has occurred on the marked only very recently.

Keeping Ahead of the Curve. Sappi specialities: Berry Wiersum - CEO Sappi Fine Paper Europe

Sappi is no small player in the global pulp and paper industry. In fact on RISI’s latest PPI Top 100 list – something of a yardstick in the global industry - the company sits at No 12 with a turnover of some 6.3 billion US Dollar and producing 7.7 million tonnes of paper and board annually. In fact, it is one of the largest producers of graphic papers in the world.

 

Digital in DNA. HP Scitex at Labelexpo Europe 2013

Hewlett-Packard brand is known to be one of the leading providers of printing machines and applications. As the company’s representatives say, its’ biggest advantage was the solely digital background. During Labelexpo Europe 2013 we talked to the HP Graphics European management about the trends in packaging printing, the importance of addressing new markets’ needs and the brand’s interest in Polish market.

Design & Marketing

Yoghurt from Tiffany’s. Luxury packaging for every-day products

The visitors of Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco can admire an extraordinary exhibition. By creating a milk carton from Apple, a bag of flour from Prada or a powdered milk can from Chanel the designer forces buyers to rethink their shopping behavior and criticizes the global consumerism culture.

Luscious art work. Artistic Absolut vodka bottles

Peach, pear, raspberry, vanilla, mango, ruby red, acai berries, apples, cherries, grape, wild tea and cilantro – these are new Absolut muses. The packaging of these flavored vodka types turned out to be individual art works, creations of human imagination, crafted without state-of-the-art graphic software.

 

Till last drop. Coca-Cola on the beach.

Is there anything better than a refreshing summer drink served straight from an ice bottle? This project was just launched by Coca-Cola in Colombia, where at the beach you can buy the drink in a “glass” which melts in the high temperature, leaving no waste behind.

Rebellion on the shelves. Ostecx Créative for AleBrowar.

AleBrowar (what a beer – in Polish) is a company founded by three beer enthusiasts dedicated to brewing and distribution of craft beer, which is planning a national revolution on Polish market. As the founders emphasize, it is about breaking the mediocity, the desire to distinguish themselves from the competition and the negation of all principles adopted by the industry.

Editor's note

The fascinating world of packaging

When asked about the perfect couple an economist would answer ‘heads and tails’, an actor ‘Laurel and Hardy’, a doctor ‘cause and effect’, a philosopher ‘being and non-being’. Our answer would be: product and packaging.Of course it’s the packaging that interests most of all, though we are happy to pay attention to the product as well, which is the decisive factor.

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Events

Sticking to innovation. Henkel PSA Forum in Wroclaw

Henkel brand is mostly know for introducing the first washing powder Persil in 1907. However not many are aware that since 1922 Henkel expanded its production of packaging adhesives.

Joulupukki in Wieliczka. UPM Raflatac celebrates its fifth production anniversary in Poland

The carnival madness usually begins after the New Year , however, UPM Raflatac had started celebrating already in December by organizing unusual Christmas meeting.

 

Conquering the world. HP Inkjet printing

Hewlett-Packard is developing its inkjet printing offer – since drupa 2008 they invested over 1 billion dollars in it. Those numbers have direct influence on reality.

Creativity on the creast of a wave. The review of the opening ceremony of the new MMP Neupack Polska plant in Bydgoszcz

In March 2013 one of the largest European producers of packaging from solid and coated cardboard belonging to the global company Mayr-Melnhof started its operations in Poland. It’s MMP Neupack Polska plant in Bydgoszcz, which specialises in production of packaging from coated cardboard. 

The magic of forming. An account of a trip to RPC Bramlage.

While packing for the trip to RPC plant in Bramlage, Germany, I knew I would forget about something. This time it was a fruit lip stick which I rarely go out without.