Aseptic cartons are available in a growing number of shapes and sizes,but the energy-efficient and source-reduced construction remains the same.Minimal layers of paperboard, plastic and aluminium foil create a protective barrier that blocks out nutrient-destroying light, preserves freshness without the need for preservatives and eliminates costly and energy-demanding refrigeration. PACKAGiNG & Print Media keeps readers continually updated on developments in this field, including specialised filling equipment, convenience-enhancing closures, and much more. Also included under this general heading is bag-in-box packaging for food and non-food, liquid and semi-liquid products.
The world of labels includes pressure-sensitive, wet-glue, in-mould labelling (both injection and blow-moulded), wraparound labelling, shrink and stretch film labels, booklet labels – indeed all the common labelling technologies used as a primary decoration technique for on-shelf appeal and as an important means of on-pack communication. PACKAGiNG & Print Media’s coverage includes the entire labelling supply chain – from self-adhesive labelstock, adhesive, film and paper developments, through printing and converting to the countless uses of labels.
Flexible packaging primarily involves polyester, polyethylene and polypropylene film supplied in reel-form for form-fill-seal use or converted into a variety of pouches and bags. Also included here are speciality barrier films, metallised films and tamper-evident shrink sleeves. Multiwall paper sacks also fall into the broad category of flexible packaging. PACKAGiNG & Print Media’s coverage includes the entire packaging supply chain – from raw materials, through printing and converting to the various end uses for flexible packaging.