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No packaging, no food: Corona crisis proves the value of the folding box

In the current corona crisis, folding cartons confirm their inestimable value in several respects: They impressively prove that the supply of the population with food, pharmaceutical products and other goods for daily use packed in folding cartons can and will be ensured. Folding cartons maintain the hygienic integrity of the products and protect them from damage and spoilage. But not only the consumer can feel safe with folding cartons. All persons in the supply chain who come into contact with folding cartons during production, filling and transport are also protected, as viruses are not active for long on inanimate cardboard surfaces. As "closed-loop packaging", the folding carton, whose fibre material comes from a natural and renewable source, also protects the environment because it is recycled after use.

Sign up soon: entries for the Better with Less – Design Challenge 2019–2020 close on 5 January ​​​​​​​

The closing date for the second Better with Less – Design Challenge is approaching, with last entries to be submitted by 5 January 2020. The competition – organised by Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and part of Metsä Group – encourages designers and design students to come up with innovative packaging solutions that will have a positive impact on sustainability.

AIM Expands International Presence with Addition of AIM Japan

AIM, the trusted worldwide industry association for the automatic identification industry, providing unbiased information, educational resources and standards for nearly half a century, has announced the creation of a new chapter in Japan to meet the needs of its growing international membership.

SACMI in the DRC to support ‘Pietro's School’

Company to contribute to the building of a fourth classroom and the board and lodging of the school's teachers for a year. Aimed at providing children from the village of Cireja (DRC) with educational opportunities, the initiative is named after Pietro Venieri, an Imola-born youngster who passed away prematurely in 2013

John DiLoreto to Discuss Manufacturing & Supply Chain Challenges at FDA Summit

John DiLoreto, Executive Director of the Bulk Pharmaceuticals Task Force and advisor to SOCMA's PharmaChem Sector will participate in a panel discussion about Manufacturing and Supply Challenges at a U.S. Food & Drug Administration event sponsored by Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy. The summit on Identifying the Root Causes of Drug Shortages and Finding Enduring Solutions will be held Tuesday, November 27, at the Washington Marriott Metro Center in Washington, D.C.

Neuromarketing leads to better packaging design

How can neuromarketing – using combinations of biometric measuring techniques to analyse consumer reactions – be a tool that makes packaging development more efficient? The answers will be supplied by Iggesund Paperboard and Tobii Pro, a global leader in the field of eye tracking, in exclusive seminars targeted at both companies’ customers.

Neuromarketing resultiert in besserem Verpackungsdesign

Wie kann Neuromarketing – die Verwendung kombinierter biometrischer Messtechniken zur Analyse von Kundenreaktionen – eingesetzt werden, um die Entwicklung von Verpackungslösungen effizienter zu gestalten? Diese Frage werden Iggesund Paperboard und Tobii Pro, ein weltweit führendes Unternehmen auf dem Gebiet des Eye-Tracking, demnächst im Rahmen exklusiver Seminare für die Kunden beider Firmen beantworten.

Food safety and trade should improve nutrition and boost development – UN agencies

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed today to strengthen their cooperation to promote international food trade and safety in ways that improve nutrition and allow small-scale producers to have better access to international agricultural markets.

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