03 Apr 2020 --- As consumers are constantly grabbing hand soaps from retailer shelves to improve hygiene as part of containing coronavirus, hand soap companies are experiencing peaked sales and material sourcing hurdles alike. PackagingInsights sits down with Jasper Gabriëlse, Co-Founder of Dutch cleaning products company Seepje, who explains how his company’s 97 percent recycled...
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30 Mar 2020 --- Unprecedented times have forced the packaging industry into unparalleled action. The COVID-19 pandemic is causing major disruption to the global economy as human health takes priority, yet the essential role that packaging plays in society means that the industry must adapt to ensure supply meets demand. PackagingInsights investigates the contingency plans put in place by...
16 Mar 2020 --- As the food and beverage industry undergoes dramatic changes, brands and producers are questioning how packaging could evolve in the decades to come. Ali Kaylan, Vice President of Global Marketing at SIG, a global leader in aseptic carton packaging, shares his ideas on how consumer interaction with packaging could look in tomorrow’s world, including enhanced personalization,...
Packets and carton boxes have long been the go-to-choice for packaging baked goods such as sweet biscuits, cookies, crackers and baking ingredients. To bolster the environmental sustainability credentials of their packaging, several companies have adopted the use of 100 percent post-consumer recycled in carton boxes. Some companies are also communicating the use of renewable energy in the...
Herwin Wichers, Market Development Director at Smurfit Kappa, describes the carbon reduction and recyclability qualities of the paper-based TopClip multi-pack beverage carrier during Packaging Innovations 2020 in Birmingham, UK. Recently brought to market for the first time by Dutch beer brewer Grolsch, the TopClip produces on average 30 percent lower carbon footprint than plastic...
13 Mar 2020 --- Messe Düsseldorf in Germany is postponing the leading international trade fair interpack. It will now take place from 25 February to 3 March 2021. In doing so, Messe Düsseldorf is following the recommendation of the crisis management team of the German Federal Government to take into account the principles of the Robert Koch Institute when assessing the risk of major...
Weekly Roundup: Viridor sold for US$4.9 billion, Clariant and Floreon to expand biopolymer applications
20 Mar 2020 --- In packaging news this week, recycling giant Viridor was sold to US global investment firm KKR for £4.2 billion (US$4.9 billion). The deal is widely regarded as one of the most significant transactions in the UK resources industry in recent years. Also, Clariant and Floreon joined forces to expand high-performance biopolymer applications to the hygiene, consumer goods and...
Weekly Roundup: Researchers discover plastic-eating bacterium, Novamont introduces bioplastic for extrusion coating to paper
03 Apr 2020 --- In packaging news this week, a study published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology discovered a bacterium that feeds on plastic waste. The bacterium was first found in a plastic dump and shown to break down polyurethane, a... Read More
Interpack 2021: Schubert’s cobots to star alongside 3D printing and virtual warehousing technologies
02 Apr 2020 --- Machine manufacturer Schubert has restrategized the debut of its latest digital technologies to the packaging industry in light of the cancellation of the international trade show interpack. Schubert’s cobots – short for... Read More
02 Apr 2020 --- GEA has initiated piloting of industrial connectivity company Weidmüller's new Automated Machine Learning Software at its Oelde site in Germany. The food and beverage processing supplier is aiming to increase its efficiency... Read More
Packaging Focus : Paper-based growth challenges plastics' dairy dominance
Plastics remain the dominant force in the dairy category with 47.1 percent market share in 2019, according to Innova Market Insights. However, the prevalence of plastics may be waning as it records a 1.2 percent decrease from 2018, largely due to the rise of paper-based alternatives. Meanwhile,... More