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How Aluminium and Tinplate are Better Than Plastic Packages

The European Union wants a circular economy that is sustainable and environmentally friendly, and is promoting recycled packaging materials as one of the means to achieve this objective. Aluminium and tinplate are considered ideal due to the various environmental and economic advantages they have over ubiquitous plastic containers.

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CMYK: Colour Separation Model for Printing

The colour separation technique or CMYK printing, which made colour prints possible, has been around for more than a century. Since the 1990s, it is possible to print with the eight-colour-process with a single pass.

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Anamorphosis: How to print on circular and round metal objects?

Printing on circular and round objects is often a very challenging task. When an image designed for a flat surface is placed on a curved object it can become distorted. This can be seen on maps of earth. This article explains how anamorphic correction can produce compelling results. 

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Environmental Impacts of Plastics vs. Metals: Which is better?

Waste of all kinds has become a pressing issue in today’s modern world. One of the most prevalent forms of waste we see on a daily basis is packaging waste: often from food, drinks, or other perishables.

The amount of packaging waste created has been steadily increasing and the EU is currently at the staggering yearly per capita rate of 167 kg [6].

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Popularity of Metal Packaging is Increasing

The popularity and demand for metal packaging is growing, spurred by economic and social factors as well as environmental awareness around the world. The main sector driving the demand is the food and beverage industry.

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How is Tinplate Processed?

Tinplate is one of the eco-friendly packaging materials that are available. Tinplate is steel sheets that are coated on both sides by tin. This combines the strength of steel with the resistance to corrosion and solderability of tin.

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Maintaining Canned Food Quality

Food safety measures are aimed at ensuring that the food that is canned has no microbiological contamination or toxins. The canning process can differ based on the food, container and contamination involved.

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How Packaging Shape and Sound influences the percerption of Sweetness and Sourness

People associate tastes, aromas and flavours with packaging shape, name and sound, according to a study from the University of Oxford. Understanding of this mix of sensory perceptions can help product packaging designers improve communication with consumers.

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The Role of Graphics and Color in Metal packaging

Packaging designers understand the importance of graphics and color in metal packaging. Visual stimuli drives emotions and can play a pivotal role in product purchasing decisions among consumers. Color alone can account for up to 90% of an individual's decision as to whether he or she likes a product, according to a 2006 study by Singh. Here are important considerations for designers in their focus on graphics and color.

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