Inside Packaging Issue 11

In the latest issue of Inside Packaging we consider the potential of augmented reality packaging, sound-embedded wine boxes, barrier packaging to extend food’s shelf life and smart, compliant pharmaceutical packaging.

Augmented reality is making packaging more interactive – from a celebrity that sings when a smartphone is pointed at a drinks bottle to additional information that pops up when you buy. We explore the opportunities the technology offers to brand owners.

We also find out new technology is enabling sound switches to be embedded in packaging to play pre-recorded sounds.

Moreover, we look at how barrier packaging can prolong the shelf-life of food, consider emerging in-mould labelling technologies and find out how smart pharmaceutical packaging addresses the issues of compliance, sustainability and user-friendly handling.

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In this issue

Interactive Shopping
By adding a virtual layer of information, augmented reality technology promises to revolutionise product packaging. Is this one gimmick too far, or is the way consumers shop is about to change?
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Heard it through the Grapevine
Innovation in printed circuit path technology has led to the creation of a new packaging concept that activates a voice response when pressed. Inside Packaging finds out more about this intriguing technology.
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Raise the Barrier
The Co-operative Group’s environment manager discusses how barrier packaging can prolong shelf-life to stem the growing burden of food waste, and considers its implications for the consumer in terms of health and safety.
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Untapped Potential
In-mould labelling may still be in its infancy, but the benefits in terms of image quality, flexibility and cost-efficiency are clear. Inside Packaging investigates.
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Get Smart
Designing pharmaceutical packaging is more costly and challenging than ever before. GlaxoSmithKline’s technical manager reveals how smart packaging could hold the key.
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Next Issue: September 2013

Easy-glide materials already offer the benefits of ketchup that doesn’t stick in the bottle, but what if packaging could be tuned to more specific needs? We find out how a new adaptive material could transform surface control packaging.

We also ask how packaging materials for food, drugs and cosmetics are tested for compliance with rigorous regulations, and look at new concepts for functional packaging. Moreover, we find out how retailers are meeting their sustainability targets through material choice, and ask Ecover about its plans to include post-consumer recyclables in its sugarcane-derived plastic bottles.

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