Top Innovations from the the Packaging Industry

The Gold Awards of the German Packaging Award 2021 have now also been determined. Whether it is an efficiency-enhancing data management system, economical film packaging printing or greenhouse gas as a raw material: the award winners honored at FACHPACK demonstrate the innovative capacity in the packaging industry.

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Cost Explosion for Packaging Materials

The significant increase in raw material prices and also in the costs of energy, logistics and packaging materials are currently causing particular problems for manufacturers of confectionery and snack foods in Germany, in addition to the effects of the Corona pandemic.

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Paper Bags for the Oatmeal

Organic cereal manufacturer Bauck is switching to sustainable, paper-based packaging materials. The project, implemented in cooperation with paper producer Sappi and packaging machine manufacturer Rovema, demonstrates one of the possible solutions to the challenges of the circular economy in food packaging.

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Mondelēz Switches Cheese Brands to Recyclable Packaging

Mondelēz is now using recyclable packaging for its Dairylea and Philadelphia cheese brands in the UK and Ireland since August 2021. The move is part of the company’s “Pack Light and Pack Right” strategy, which aims for all packaging to be recyclable by 2025, among other targets.

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HelloFresh Expands

Cooking box shipper Hellofresh is betting on growth: the Berlin-based company wants to expand its ready meals business and is now also on the market in Norway.

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First Product Packaging for People with Visual Impairments

New technology aims to make shopping easier for people with visual impairments: a code on the packaging allows smartphones to recognize ingredients and nutritional information and play it back to consumers. All packaging of products sold by Kellogg in Europe will be converted from January 2022.

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Landliebe Presents New Cup

Landliebe’s “semolina pudding with sauce” dessert range is getting more varieties, but also new packaging: from the end of June 2021, the semolina puddings will be underlaid with sauce and offered in a dessert cup. Compared to the previous two-compartment cup, this will consist of 41 percent less plastic.

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