Sealed Air: Sustainability means product performance, not just “green”

 21 Oct 2021

At FachPack 2021, Sealed Air’s vice president sales Pavel Kysely sat down with PackagingInsights to discuss the plastic-to-paper shifts in shipping fillers. The company showcased its range of machines for autobags and bubble wrap inflators on the busy show floor. Kysely shares some examples of where plastic is a better choice for secondary e-commerce packaging, despite paper’s growing environmental popularity with businesses and consumers alike.

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19 Oct 2021 | Mondi

Speaking at FachPack 2021, Torsten Fleck, head of sales for Central and Northern Europe containerboards at Mondi, presents ProVantage Smartwhite, an innovative product combining the quality features of a premium White Top Kraftliner with recyclability. Iris Perz, external communication manager for corrugated... Read More

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14 Oct 2021 | Syntegon

Speaking to PackagingInsights, Syntegon’s director of sustainable solutions Torsten Sauer explains how the company’s new integrated machinery enables producers to switch to fiber-based materials like grass to reduce plastic consumption. He also discusses how choosing different types of plastic can reduce... Read More

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12 Oct 2021 | Herma US

Herma US delivers labeling machinery and self-adhesive labels to the global packaging marketplace. Herma US CEO Peter Goff discusses meeting the challenge of providing labels for billions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines at an unprecedented pace without sacrificing accuracy. This continuous operation is made... Read More

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05 Oct 2021 | Mosca

Mosca showcased its pallet strapping and banding technologies at FachPack 2021 in Nuremberg, Germany. Adrian Ritzhaupt, the company’s group director of commercial services, speaks with PackagingInsights about how automation is improving efficiency. A part of Industry 4.0, Ritzhaupt discusses how Mosca’s... Read More

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04 Oct 2021 | Coveris

Speaking at FachPack 2021, Will Mercer, business unit R&D director at Coveris, takes us through the company’s latest circular economy solutions, namely its MonoFlex monomaterials range, Duralite R Recycled shrink film, wash-off labels and linerless label punnets. Coveris recently unveiled a Film Science Lab... Read More

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30 Sep 2021 | Paccor

Speaking at FachPack 2021, Paccor CEO Andreas Schütte discusses the launch of Paccor Cloud Solutions, a database designed to enhance recycling levels for food and non-food plastics packaging through intelligent identification systems. Schütte outlines how the Holy Grail 2.0 digital watermarking project in... Read More

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30 Sep 2021 | Weber Labeling & Coding Solutions

Is the packaging industry ready for a label-less future? Debbie Poulus, marketing and communication at Weber Labeling & Coding Solutions, argues there is still ample room for both labeling and coding technologies. The company showcased a range of innovative labeling machines and coding printers at Empack... Read More

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29 Sep 2021 | Schubert

Speaking at FachPack 2021 in Nuremberg, Germany, Marcel Kiessling, managing director at Schubert, showcases the two-in-one combination of flowpacker and cartoner. Ülker in Turkey is one customer benefitting from the machine’s unique flexibility, packing chocolate in a multipack flow wrap while also enjoying... Read More

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28 Sep 2021 | Industrial Cobotics

Cobots, short for cooperative robots, are becoming increasingly popular due to their flexibility and cost-efficiency. At Empack 2021, Piet Dijkstra, area sales manager at Industrial Cobotics, shares some of the advantages of working with cobots instead of robots, such as short implementation times and quick... Read More

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23 Sep 2021 | Michigan State University

Medical packaging design may not be the most obvious route for improving patient health, but that's exactly what makes it a rich area to study for Dr. Laura Bix, professor at Michigan State University. She shares how her research team is currently using change detection technology to track what label... Read More

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20 Sep 2021 | Codipack

Coding and labeling specialist Codipack showcased various packaging machinery innovations at Empack this year, including laser coding, which burns traceable codes onto cardboard boxes. Joey Manders, account manager for systems at Codipack, explains how the company’s Evolabel machine responds to common... Read More

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17 Sep 2021 | DS80

DS80 is striving to eliminate virgin plastic in e-commerce shipping across the board. To do so, the company offers a durable recycled paper portfolio for secondary shipping packaging. At Empack 2021, Daniel Suve, account manager for DS80, discussed the price considerations of using recycled materials as well... Read More

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15 Sep 2021 | Koenig & Bauer

Koenig & Bauer debuted its alphaJETx5 coding machine at Empack 2021 in Den Bosch, the Netherlands. PackagingInsights spoke with Koenig & Bauer’s sales manager Frank Valkenburg about the machine’s new HMI, AR and AI advantages, as well as to what extent the digitalization trend should not be dismissed as a... Read More

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10 Sep 2021 | Sealpac

Irene Buzzoni, marketing and communications coordinator at Sealpac International, presents FlatMap, the company’s most environmentally sustainable solution for ultra-flat packaging of sliced meat, seafood and cheese. This MAP pack can achieve 75 percent plastic savings against average retail options and full... Read More

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07 Sep 2021 | Antares Vision

Bill Romano, business development manager at Antares Vision Group, sits down with PackagingInsights ahead of Pack Expo 2021 in Las Vegas, US, where the company will be showcasing a range of digital technologies designed to connect the physical and digital world with the integrated value chain. Antares’... Read More

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02 Sep 2021 | HexcelPack

Ahead of HexcelPack’s showing at Pack Expo 2021 in Las Vegas, US, in September, PackagingInsights sits down with co-founder Lorne Herszkowicz to discuss how the company’s plastic-alternative, paper-based protective packaging solutions are taking e-commerce and retail by storm. Beyond recyclability,... Read More

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20 Aug 2021 | Mondi

Bernhard Cantzler, head of marketing and innovation at Mondi UFP, shares how making the majority of the division’s paper portfolio from its Austrian operation carbon neutral has better equipped it to meet rising customer environmental demands. He also discusses how Mondi has bolstered its carbon-neutral... Read More