Under this title a little provocative ', and I'm sorry (but you have not read it otherwise), here's a little condensed main concepts to understand the terms used when it comes to ecoemballage. We will talk in this article that the luxury industry, however the above recommendations also work with food packaging. [...]
The history of Tircel® for more than 40 years !
More than 40 years will remember that when they ate a single serving of cheese (type the cow that laughs®), it was difficult not to have "full fingers." This assumption is born the idea to make an easy opening system of the portions of melted cheese, as well as other packaging [...]
The differences between chemically treated metallised PET film and metallised coated PET film
How to choose his film of filming? Here are some thoughts...
The chemical principles of sealability
Chemistry or Alchemy of packaging: why the film sticks to the support? Nowadays, in food packaging we find all types of media and opercula. There is a tray containing the food to be packaged and its operculum to close the packaging. Figure 1 - Examples of packaging plastics the specifications for [...]
Let's Laminate !
The lamination or lamination is the action of assembling two or more media between them. There are 3 important factors to take into account: the 'glue' used, pressure and temperature. TYPE of process there are different processes that here is a non-exhaustive list:-Dry lamination: dry lamination (lamination "[...]
Be aware of your (surface) tension!
Watch your (surface) tension! What is one of the common points between a collage and printing? The importance of the surface tension of the support. Indeed, whether to print on media or glue one support against another, must glue or ink spread on [...]
The transparent barriers
Plastic films for food packaging are often covered with one or several layers barriers to oxygen and/or steam, depending on the packaged food. Apart from the very well-known films such as metallized vacuum aluminum or complex at base of aluminum sheets, packaging can consist of movies [...]
A reflection on mirror effect !
In many applications of everyday life, the mirror appearance is sought: the packaging in order to draw the eye and trigger the deed of sale, perfumes or liquor manufacturers noted much better returns on sale with this aspect. A particular application is also the light tight mirror which allows to get [...]
Focus on the technique of gravure printing
1st post of a series of 6 articles on the techniques of printing and the challenges and issues related to them, with a focus on the packaging of luxury. To start, here is a presentation of gravure printing.
An insulation up to 20 times more efficient !
(PIV) vacuum insulation panels are ultra-thin and high-performance insulators that can be up to 20 times more effective than traditional insulation products. The PIV allow optimal efficiency while preserving the useful volume of appliances, temperature controlled packaging or refrigerated transport systems. An insulation Board [...]
Why are the barrier functions of packaging so important?
The plastic films or laminates for food packaging is one of the first applications of barrier films to the gas and water vapor. The barriers of food plastic packaging properties indeed ensure maintaining the taste of food while offering protection against external contamination. Flexible media (plastic film, sheet [...]
The two techniques to slit yarns
When you want to cut media (in the form of film) son, it is imperative to pass through intermediate stages. Indeed when we cut we still the largest width to the smallest. So we go from the film stage (ex: 1500mm) wafer stage (ex: 58mm) and finally [...]
Is replacement of the aluminum foil unavoidable?
The demand for replacement of foil in the packaging industry is a recurring topic. This material, the second busiest after iron, is perceived to have a footprint high, and several brands wish to find an alternative solution. This article will try to shed light on the technical specifications of [...]
4 main points to know about the 10/2011 regulation for food contact
For packing foods with plastics, these must be approved by European regulation 10/2011. This regulation is part of a broader law on contact with food which is the global European regulations for food contact 1935/2004. When a plastic is put in direct contact with food, there's always [...]
Corporate social responsibility is... simple and attractive!
CSR is the contribution of business to sustainable development. That is taken into account by the companies of societal, environmental and economic issues in their strategy and their production. This concept which may have seemed far removed from the concerns of businesses in the early 2000s, is now on the front of the stage. No doubt [...]
The 3 essential steps for the realization of a gravure printing cylinder!
Requirements finesse of printing for markets such as luxury, agri-food and security involves a choice of different rasterized cylinders. Indeed, the size and depth of the alveoli, the burning technique,... are parameters that must be defined before realizing a gravure cylinder. Attention to detail, [...]
Everything about Offset printing in 4 minutes
Gauthier Packaging Director Alain Bounaix presents Offset printing, and all its possibilities.
How to get the best tray/film combination
The secrets of couples (movies and trays) that last as explained in the post 1, food packaging play an important role in the protection of food against attacks from the outside world (germs...). So it protects the food throughout the process of the flow between the product grown high up to the consumer's plate. He [...]
Why being certified ISO 9001 - 2015 version is beneficial for your company !
Yes the birth of a standard is sometimes long when we know how fast our organizations are progressing. The pace of business life and the directions of the management system may seem out of step. Yet the latest version of the ISO 9001 is a real step forward and proposed changes more in line with the [...]
The 4 steps to ensure safety when formulation polish
The plastic transformation of movies is to give technical characteristics in the plastic films. For example, to make a printable polyester film or heat-sealable, we put a varnish film. The formulation is the process that allows to create these polishes that will give plastic film properties required according to their applications. The realization of [...]
The advantage of digital printing in the field of luxury packaging.
Last part of the presentations of the printing techniques, we will speak today of digital printing. According to the group specializing in digital printing called Docngo, digital printing is "a process by which the document to print is copied directly on the support using procedures and suitable computer software". This technology allows a production much more [...]
Let's pack the candy !
The packaging of candy, chocolate or other sweets are more attractive. they need to evoke the consumer want to buy, what better way to draw the eye by both flashy and as transparent packages, which thus leave see gluttony. How to combine both the metal foil colorful [...]
Understanding chemical demetallisation in 5 minutes !
This process applies to the metallized films (metallization) or complexed aluminum sheets (burning). It is to remove areas of metal in a targeted way and thus make the transparent film. This singularity allows married metallized transparent areas print elements. DESCRIPTION of the process: MACHINE ROLL TO ROLL for understanding of [...]
Food packaging: a necessary evil?
We're starting a new cycle of articles this time on packaging for the food industry. We will cover technical topics such as the scellabilite, the importance of the surface tension, and also issues of trends like connected packaging. For this first article, we will remember the importance of packaging in the food industry, to face [...]
The various techniques of metallization: evaporation under vacuum
The metallization by evaporation under vacuum is a technique that allows to obtain thin layers of deposit metal on flexible media, media most often encountered are: movies of type polyester (PET), polypropylene (BOPP), nylon (BOPA), and polyethylene (PE), of polyimides (Kapton)... tissue. We will strive to remove aluminum [...]
Film, fabric or complex flame retardant : The choice of security
In fire safety, the "reaction to fire" and "resistance to fire" are two different things. They are codified in national and European in a very restricted way. The reaction to fire is the representation of a material as a food of fire (combustibility, flammability), defined by the Decree of November 21, 2002. Resistance to fire [...]
Our two facilities to formulate a customized varnish
For a plastic film has technical features, such as printability or the scellabilite, it must be coated with a varnish that it will give these properties. The market towards more specificity, it becomes imperative to develop varnishes tailored to a more precise specifications meet. You can expand your [...]
Three solutions to reduce the environmental impact of packaging
One of the major trends in luxury brands is to offer their products with better eco-designed packaging. Large luxury homes insist on this point in their annual report, thus taking into account environmental is at the heart of their strategic thinking. They expect their suppliers make them force [...]
The 3 best solutions to replace aluminum foil
The aluminum foil is used for decades in food packaging. There are several reasons for this success. First of all, aluminum gives the flexible packaging of the barriers very important properties. Resistance to water vapour (WVTR) or resistance to oxygen (OTR), values are the best that can be [...]
Improving the printability of lamination films
Techniques for improving the printability of films of filming in the packaging of luxury market, including perfumes and spirits, value added is so much on the product on the packaging that surrounds it. To seduce or impress consumers, brands are looking to attract the gaze of customers through brilliant boxes [...]
How to avoid static problems in pastic film lamination
Filming is the action that is to stick a film of plastic on the cardboard/paper, in order to give a better visual appearance, and/or protect the inks. At this stage there is a friction between the cardboard/paper and film that can generate static electricity. I will not go into the detail [...]
What is emissivity?
All object or earthly body emits energy by radiation. We can quote (for example in house): the walls, the furniture, residents, pets... etc... This energy is emitted in the form of very large wavelengths (infrared). This ability to emit radiation is called emissivity. An object has a [...]
The 3 parameters to control to promote the adhesion of inks on a support
The luxury market is constantly on the lookout for new technologies in order to attract the eyes of the customers. The printability of the support is very important since the brands do not hesitate to affix several motifs, colors, logos... to make the package more attractive. It is therefore important to know and master the physical phenomena and/or [...]
The three key steps that guarantee the integrity of food packaging
The 3 key steps that ensure the integrity of food packaging has its origin packaging's first role to contain a product, able to carry and handle it. Today, it plays a role much more important which aims, on the one hand to attract the customer, but especially to protect! [...]
Avoid dangerous connections, hang on !
As mentioned in a previous post, paste or print media surface tension is a parameter that is indispensable to take into account during the coating process. Indeed, whether to print on media or glue one support against another, it should glue or printing ink [...]