205, 2020

7 scariest COVID impacts on packaging

By |May 2nd, 2020|Categories: coronavirus, covid19, Future of Packaging, Rigid box suppliers India|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Everything was rushing up to speed in the world pretty much in normalcy when the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic arrived and took the world by storm in 2020. This is very much different from the great depression or the 2008 recession - it is a one of a kind catastrophe humanity has had to face since a long time - predicted well in advance by Bill Gates. Source: Whereas on a national level, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nationwide lockdown forcing all industries to shut shop and over 1.3 billion people to stay put in their homes - there are bound to be larger and perhaps, unseen, impacts that we need to be aware of. If we talk about the packaging sector, here are 7 impacts on the industry that we need to be aware of. 1. Virus transmission through packaging The virus lasts on different surfaces for different times  Whether your packaging is primary, secondary or tertiary, hasn't it crossed your mind that the virus may be transmitted to you by your pizza delivery guy handing you the boxes? Well, although the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine states that scientists have discovered the [...]

2803, 2020

An introduction to Lamitubes – Laminated Tubes

By |March 28th, 2020|Categories: ABL, Laminate tubes, Lamitubes, Packaging Ideas, Packaging Innovations, Technology in Packaging|0 Comments

An introduction to Lamitubes - Laminated Tubes Used in FMCG packaging for over 50 years now, Lamitubes are quite popular because of the soft squeeze characteristics it possesses, enabling the almost the entire product to be released from the container with application of pressure. Timeline of trends in lamitube structures 1970s : Paper, Aluminium foil, and thermoplastic film 1980s : Phasing out of paper based structures. 1990s : Multilayer polymer based barriers 2000s: Sustainability focus: foil thickness reduced to 9 to 12 microns from earlier 30-40 microns 2010s: 40 to 75% PCR HDPE | 50% organic sugarcane based polymer Printing technologies Letterpress Elite Fusion One click 3D printing Digital printing Uses across sectors With diameters ranging from 12 MM to 50 MM, there are multiple tube sizes in the market with different shapes like oval and round - the basic idea is always to have synergy between carton, print media, and tube packaging. Posted by P.R. Packagings Ltd. at 00:35 Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Labels: ABL, Laminate tubes, Lamitubes, Packaging Ideas, Packaging Innovations, Technology in Packaging

2612, 2019

Self folding structures: the future of packaging?

By |December 26th, 2019|Categories: Future of Packaging, Luxury Packaging, Packaging Carton Boxes India, Packaging Ideas, Packaging Innovations, Rigid box, Technology in Packaging|0 Comments

Self folding structures: the future of packaging? Haruki Nakamura, the origami artist and paper engineer from Japan, is perhaps one of the most under rated contributors in the field today. His works are amazing, especially how he brings 2 dimensional structures into 3D, and 3D ones alive by adding the component of time to them. You can check out his work on YouTube. What is more intriguing, is when we take this conversation towards further automation as explained below. This has far reaching implications on interactive packaging- on creating a whole experience out of how the user interacts with the paper packaging. This is exactly what the next level is - experiential economy. If you have a look here, you can check out the amazing work done by MIT Media labs. Using really simple base materials such as paper, plastics, and fabrics, the designers adequately stitched certain folds and used inflation and resulting pneumatic pressure for the material to automatically fold over itself - resulting in a unique 'alive' origami structure. Their developed software creates a sort of a key-line that dictates the degree of bending, the geometry etc. that the 2D structure will morph into. Speaking of work [...]

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