The packaging industry is constantly evolving, and manufacturers are always looking for ways to make their products more efficient, functional and sustainable. At the 2023 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA), Caps & Closures’s BioShield won two Bronze awards in the “Domestic and Household Packaging” and “Health, Beauty and Wellness Packaging” Design of the Year awards. BioShield is a revolutionary new packaging technology that creates an antimicrobial surface that protects the consumer and can destroy microbes, including bacteria and many viruses, in just hours.
The Benefits of BioShield
BioShield is a game-changing packaging technology that can help improve consumer products’ safety and freshness. The antimicrobial functionality of BioShield comes from its integrated active silver ion technology, which can maintain freshness by restricting or eliminating microbes’ growth and odours, making it ideal for food and beverage packaging.
BioShield can be integrated into “frequently-touched” surfaces, such as caps, bottles and any plastic surface, to break the contamination cycle and reduce the spread of harmful bacteria and viruses. This makes it perfect for use in fast-moving consumer goods as well as pharmaceutical products.
Another benefit of BioShield is that it can significantly reduce waste in the food and pharmaceutical industries. By slowing the growth of harmful bacteria and viruses, BioShield can help to extend the shelf life of products, reducing the amount of food and medicine that goes to waste. This can positively impact the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and conserving natural resources.
Furthermore, BioShield can help to improve the safety of products for consumers. BioShield can reduce the risk of foodborne illness and other infectious diseases by destroying harmful bacteria and viruses. This can help to protect vulnerable populations, such as older people, children and those with compromised immune systems.
When it comes to recyclability, BioShield has got you covered. BioShield plastic products are recyclable, and its active (silver ion) ingredient provides antimicrobial protection into the next product life.
BioShield products are compatible with all closed-loop recycling programs in Australia and New Zealand. And even when in the recycling stream, they are still compliant materials for the Australasian Recycling Label program.
In addition, the level of antimicrobial protection is not dependent on product weight or size, making it perfect for all types of packaging – even the lightest weight parts like closures or tamper-evident rings. Therefore BioShield is entirely compatible with optimising material efficiency and sustainable packaging.
And the best part? BioShield can be applied to almost all plastic types, supporting the efforts of all consumer product manufacturers in increasing Australasia’s target of 50% overall recycled content by 2025.
So, say goodbye to worries about germs and hello to BioShield. Your health and the environment will thank you.