The membrane that houses the various WikiCells flavors is made from vegetal elements, with a taste deliberately paired to match its contents. What started as an experiment to reduce the waste from packaging on food delivered to impoverished areas in Africa has expanded to focus on the significant impact of food packaging on pollution caused by mass consumption. With such far-reaching ideas in mind, the company launches today with the announcement of the newly introduced WikiCocktail and Wiki IceCream.
Interpack 2011 is the largest European show for Packaging; the event is held every 3 years and was hosted this year in Dusseldorf, Germany in May 2011. Marc Drucker attended the show, and we thought we’d give some of the highlights of the show from around the web:
Interpack’s Opening Day video, introducing the show, visitors from around the world, and why people attend the show.
Mauser-Werke has issued a sustainability report on its operations every year since 2008, Mauser-Werke launched its 2010 report during Interpack 2011. We thought it was worth showcasing the report to see the level of detail Mauser-Werke provides in the report.
Metal Packaging Europe
Metal Packaging Europe was launched at Interpack 2011. Members of Metal Packing Europe are European Trade associations across the metal packaging industry, and represent the interests of producers and suppliers of rigid metal packaging in Europe.
Anton Steeman’s Synopsis
Anton Steeman provides a synopsis of Interpack 2011, and some ideas on the future of packaging. He focuses this blog post on the topic of packaging Fusion; combining two materials into one.
InnovationParc Packaging Video
This video gives highlights of Interpack 2011’s InnovationParc, the exhibit area for innovation at the show. Product innovations include; perfume activated by packaging, and reducing stress on packaging through new perforation designs.
InPharm’s round up of new Pharma Innovations at Interpack
New product innovations for the Pharma industry from InPharm, including; Heuft’s new ampoule/vial inspection machine, Sanner’s child proof cap, and Romaco’s tablet and capsule counting machine.
Medtechinsider’s Innovations at Interpack 2011 post
Medtechinsider highlighted several innovations from exhibitors at Interpack 2011, including; Schott Pharmaceutical Packaging’s new staked needle syringe for sensitive drugs, Miliken’s new clarifying agents, and Bekum’s blow moulding machines.
New Coffee Aroma Pack
throughcreative’s blog Creative Inspiration, highlighted one new product exhibited at Interpack 2011, a new coffee aroma pack, including; a dispenser for coffee-pods, and a paper bag to carry 3 coffee cups. Designed by Quantum Graphics (Russia) for the Interpack 2011 Exhibition (as a part of Pan- European Branding and Design association – PDA). The die-line was provided by German package manufacturer STI.
More Packaging Innovations at Interpack 2011
Interpack 2011 highlights packaging innovations in this video, including; a reading pen from WIPAK GmbH & Co., and NatureWorks LLC’s work on PLA to reduce the use of feedstock.
B&R Panel discussion @ Interpack 2011 – Global trends in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) market
Great overview of the state of the automated packaging machinery industry, and why sustainability is such an important part of packaging for manufacturers currently; also, references to sustainability packaging initiatives in Europe and the United States.
Interpack 2011 Show Recap
Interpack 2011’s final report on the show, get the final tallies for attendance, and exhibitor reactions, the next Interpack will be in three years in 2014.