PP+S Blog
28 Jun 2019

Resource List #17

Packaging

Martha Stewart delving into cannabis cosmetics, pet care & food lines
Martha Stewart is working with Canopy Growth Corp. to develop cannabis-related animal care, cosmetic and food products, the lifestyle mogul said Tuesday. In February, Canopy announced Stewart was taking on an advisory role at the cannabis company to develop a "broad new line" of products.

International Consumer Survey reveals Concern over plastic use in food packaging
According to an international consumer survey commissioned by global chemicals company Kemira, over half of the 4,000 respondents in the U.S., China, Germany and Finland said they would be willing to pay more for renewable food packaging. Most respondents were also hoping to reduce the use of plastic in their lives.

6 packaging reasons SKUs are exploding
According to a new survey of 250 consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies by L.E.K. Consulting, 75% of brand owners say they're going to spend significantly more on packaging—and one-third of them will increase spending by more than 10%. In fact, 90% of brand owners say packaging is critical to their brand's success as they seek to adapt to an increasingly competitive landscape and rapidly changing consumer tastes.


Technology

Researchers use 3D printer to print glass
For the first time, researchers have successfully 3D printed chalcogenide glass, a unique material used to make optical components that operate at mid-infra-red wavelengths. The ability to 3D print this glass could make it possible to manufacture complex glass components and optical fibres for new types of low-cost sensors, telecommunications components and biomedical devices.

Bridge over coupled waters: Scientists 3D-print all-liquid 'lab on a chip'
Researchers have 3D-printed an all-liquid ''lab on a chip'' that, with the click of a button, can be repeatedly reconfigured on demand to serve a wide range of applications - from making battery materials to screening drug candidates.


Digital Signage

Why digital signage requires more powerful APUs
Digital advertising as we know it has drastically transformed the ad industry in recent years. With technology opening new avenues for advertisers to reach their audiences from a host of devices, including mobile and desktop, there lies one form of advertising that has undergone a much quieter digital transformation – the humble billboard.



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