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Out of 141, the Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Artificial Intelligence Solutions impacting Packaging Companies
The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 2 093 000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.
The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 141 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 packaging startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 136 artificial intelligence solutions impacting packaging companies, get in touch.
PackageX offers Mailroom Package Management
Mailrooms receive a high volume of packages and encounter bottlenecks that cause delays in processing and sending mail to the recipients. Most mailrooms follow manual data entry practices, which take a significant amount of time and effort from staff. Moreover, the delays in processing packages result in unclaimed, lost, and stolen items which is why startups are using AI to modernize mailrooms and package handling.
US-based startup PackageX specializes in providing software for mailroom management. The startup’s product, PackageX, uses optical character recognition (OCR) and artificial intelligence to process packages without leaving room for user error. The solution also uses machine vision that does not require special hardware and works even on a user’s smartphone. The software reduces capital expenditure (CAPEX), removes unclaimed mail, reduces mailroom clutter, and gains useful insights into mail package volume.
Cypheme makes Anti-Counterfeit Labels
Considerable size and depth of modern markets mean that brands not only compete against rivals but also against counterfeits. The tracking and identification of counterfeit products are important for brands to avoid damage to their reputation. However, many brands are unable to do so due to the high cost and labor necessary to prevent counterfeiting. This is why packaging startups are using artificial intelligence and smart packaging to develop anti-counterfeit solutions.
French startup Cypheme creates anti-counterfeit labels that protect products that they are attached to. The startup’s solution, Noise Print, is an anti-copy label that utilizes an advanced set of algorithms powered by an artificial neural network. The label is scannable with a simple smartphone camera and helps to verify the authenticity of a product. The label also includes geolocation data to determine where fake products are known to be made.
Sensi manufactures AI-based Recycling Machines
As plastic and metal package production nowadays is high, their non-degradable nature results in more harm to the environment as they are disposed of. Efficient package recycling requires them to be segregated based on the type of package material but is often not done due to the extra effort required. This is why startups are using AI to identify objects and segregate them for recycling.
Irish startup Sensi builds smart reverse vending machines that use AI for object identification. The startup’s range of smart vending machines accepts either plastic PET bottles or aluminum cans and incentivizes recycling by providing digital vouchers issued with QR codes, captured by a phone camera. The solution uses AI with anti-fraud techniques with cloud management and monitoring system to remotely manage system configuration, updates, and alerts.
Digimind develops a Package Design Platform
Discarded packaging is a significant contributor to global ecological damage which is on an increasing trend. This is why the packaging industry is transitioning towards sustainable and innovative materials. To enable this transition, startups are developing AI-based platforms to help with the design and development of eco-friendly packaging materials.
German startup Digimind specializes in developing an end-to-end AI for packaging design, testing, and verification. The startup’s software uses initial AI-processed bottle data to create optimized designs. The designs are then tested with virtual workflows using digital twin simulations to ensure their manufacturability and integrity. The software is provided as a subscription service to help manufacturers save costs and reduce carbon footprints with AI-powered optimization.
Greyscale AI provides Package Sealing Inspection
Modern production facilities operate continuously and at high speeds, which means that any defects in package seals would result in high wastage and losses. Defects in package sealing may also contaminate the product which would negatively impact end consumers. To prevent the problem of defective package sealing, startups develop AI-based inspection solutions that particularly look for faulty seals.
US-based startup Greyscale AI provides AI technology to inspect seals of pouches, bags, and rigid containers. The startup’s advanced imaging solutions use AI and machine learning software to measure and detect seal defects and seal strength, inspect traceability, and perform cloud analytics. The solution also features air updates, remote support, machine diagnostics, and predictive monitoring to red-flag potential problems.
Discover more Packaging Startups
Packaging startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on printed electronics, interactive packaging, and packaging automation. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the packaging industry, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more packaging technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free Packaging Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.