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Six start-ups that are revolutionising the packaging and intralogistics sector

How should intralogistics evolve? At Hispack, together with the Spanish Logistics Centre (CEL), six start-ups presented technologies that resolve the daily challenges of end-of-line and last-mile operations and demonstrated how their innovations can have a direct impact on the efficiency of the packaging value chain and the supply chain. The proposals of these six emerging companies are even more valuable in the wake of the pandemic as a result of…

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Automated temperature-controlled storage and logistics, according to Ultracongelados Virto and Correos Frío

Mikel Fernández de Castillo, head of Iberia sales at Swisslog (Kuka Group), summed it up masterfully during his speech at one of the Hispack sessions: “Logistics is facing complex challenges in three areas: the environment, labour relations and the market. If we add the fact that it has to be carried out at a controlled temperature, the scenario becomes truly difficult”. With regard to the environment, the rise in energy…

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Horizon 2030, packaging’s commitment to sustainability

By 2030, all plastic packaging in the EU must be recyclable, the international use of microplastics will be restricted and the consumption of single-use plastics will be reduced. Horizon 2030 thus represents the European Commission’s commitment to boost the circular economy and the use of new sustainable materials. This time horizon outlines an immediate future that both leading brands and the packaging industry are already working on. Packaging companies and manufacturers…

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Why will QR codes dominate packaging by 2027?

GS1 Spain is the organisation that specialises in automating and standardising supply chain processes and has more than 30,000 member companies. Its director of standards, Pere Rosell, explained at Hispack the possibilities of the QR code, the second two-dimensional code after the launch of Datamatrix. An easily readable element, even in small size, that can contain a large amount of information. The organisation aims to ensure that within five years…

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Presentation of the Ecodesign Guide for the Wine Sector

The wine sector seeks circularity in its packaging and containers Ecovidrio and the Spanish Wine Federation (FEV) presented at Hispack the Ecodesign Guide for the wine sector, a tool that helps wineries to apply different practices to achieve more sustainable packaging throughout the value and supply chain. Laura García, technical director of Operations at Ecovidrio, the non-profit organisation responsible for the management and selective collection of glass packaging in Spain,…

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Recycling, reuse and reduction, the keys to packaging for the pharmacy, chemical and cosmetic industries

Sustainability and the development of more environmentally friendly and less wasteful packaging are issues that affect all industrial sectors. But do the same practices and methodologies work? Are the materials the same and can they be used in the same way for a water bottle as for a cosmetic container? What can chemical recycling contribute? With the participation of leading brands from the chemical sector, suppliers and technology developers, Hispack…

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Legislation and new materials set the roadmap for cosmetic packaging

The cosmetics sector is relying on the innovation offered by the packaging industry to respond to consumer demands for safety and convenience and to adapt to a new regulatory framework in which sustainability is the keynote of the main transformations. Hispack brought together several representatives of cosmetic companies to discuss the most immediate challenges. Here are their views.   Maica García – moderator Director | News Packaging Marcia Bardauil Senior…

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Food packaging joins the circular economy

Brands and the food industry face the challenge of creating packaging aligned with the circular economy. How to develop more sustainable packaging materials? Is plastic being unfairly demonised? What role do current regulations play? In a world where ‘eco’ and ‘bio’ sell, experts from different areas related to sustainability, communication and R&D participated in a round-table discussion at Hispack to address these and other questions related to creating more sustainable…

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Autonomous transport and mobile robots for Normagroup and Decathlon’s intralogistics

Effortlessly reconfigurable lines, capable of adapting to any type of operation, is what the luminaire manufacturer Normagroup demanded. In the case of Decathlon, the big sports retailer, the request was to keep control of inventory and ensure available stock in shop, while professionals spent more time helping customers for a better shopping experience. The answer for both companies lay in Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) or Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) as…

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