Podcast – The PackPod (#17): Packaging Innovations & Empack 2023
In this episode, we look back at the Packaging Innovations 2023 trade show in Birmingham, UK. We spoke to Sirane Group about the importance of recyclable packaging and how new coatings can replace plastics. We also talked to GMG about saving money with the help of packaging printers in the post-COVID-19 world.
In today’s episode, we look back at some highlights from the recent Interpack trade show in Düsseldorf, Germany. We speak to Greiner Packaging about its latest packaging innovations, to Herma about its labeling machines and to KHS about the EU’s monostream collection.
In today’s episode, we look back at some highlights from the recent Empack trade show in ‘s Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. We spoke to ATS Tanner about the company’s banding solutions, to Planet Reuse about its approach to support companies to switch to reusable packaging solutions and to SP Group about its... Read More
In this episode, we look back at an interview that discusses some of the harmful effects of chemicals in packaging and specifically what role biological solutions could play in achieving environmental sustainability. We also take a look at the environmental pollution that's caused by the petrochemical... Read More
In this episode, we look back at some highlights from Fachpack 2022 in Nuremberg, Germany. We spoke to Mondi about replacing traditional plastic shrink wrapping with paper, Gerhard Schubert about packing products with robots and Fuji Packaging about packaging machines using monomaterial films.
In this episode, we look back at some highlights from London Packaging Week 2022. We spoke to Berlin Packaging about recyclable glass applications in the cosmetics industry, O-I about brand personalization and waste reduction in premium glass bottles. We also spoke to DS Smith about environmental... Read More
In this episode, we look back at some highlights from Drinktec 2022 in Munich, Germany. We spoke to Krones about new technology for tackling central and global problems, CCL Label about new label separation and recycling tech, and Graphic Packaging about fiber-based can clip applications and the rising... Read More
In this episode, we look back at some highlights from Packaging Innovations 2022 in Birmingham, UK. We spoke to Graphic Packaging International about how legislation is driving the fiber-based packaging transition, Greiner Packaging about investing in decontamination lines for reliable recycled plastic... Read More
In this episode, we look back at some highlights from Anuga FoodTec 2022 in Cologne, Germany. We spoke to Zacmi about its piston filling technology, Vemag about the rising demand for automated production machinery that has occurred since COVID-19, and Mondi about its new paper-based food tray for... Read More
In this episode, we explore the long-term impacts of e-commerce expansion on packaging with Daniela Dorner, group eCommerce director at Mondi. Also, Avantium’s CEO Tom van Aken updates us on the company’s PEF bioplastic commercialization plan. We then revisit Empack 2022 to discuss monomaterial packaging and... Read More
In this episode, WRAP UK’s strategic engagement manager Helen Bird addresses criticism of a recent report suggesting plastic packaging can actually increase fresh produce waste for some uncut items. Also, UBQ Materials tells us how it can convert any household waste into thermoplastics, and Re-Leaf Paper... Read More
In this episode, we explore the rise of connective packaging technologies with PragmatIC Semiconductor’s CEO Scott White, after Amcor invested in the electronics company. We also discuss the commercialization of packaging made from shellfish exoskeleton with CruzFoam CEO John Felts. Finally, Dow’s market... Read More
This podcast brings together experts from Mondi, Rovema and VDH Packaging Creations to examine the packaging industry’s role in transitioning toward a circular economy. We sit down to discuss COVID-19 disruptions, paper-versus-plastic considerations and company transparency challenges. “Is the packaging... Read More
In this episode, we revisit some key highlights from FachPack 2021 in Nuremberg, Germany, where our editor Joshua Poole interviewed Paccor, Coveris, Greiner Packaging and Schubert representatives on the show floor. The event was dominated by environmental sustainability trends, including recyclable... Read More
In this episode, Irene Buzzoni, marketing and communications coordinator at Sealpac, presents FlatMap, the company’s most environmentally sustainable solution for the ultra-flat packaging of sliced meat, seafood and cheese. We also welcome Bernhard Cantzler, head of marketing and innovation at Mondi UFP, who... Read More
In this episode, we discuss the revolutionary recycling technology known as Digimarc with Robert Chamness, chief legal officer and secretary at Digimarc, and Nicolas Lorenz, chief commercial officer at Digimarc’s partner Paccor. We also welcome Simon Hombersley, CEO of Cambridge University spin-off Xampla,... Read More
In this episode, Greiner Packaging’s Jörg Sabo, global marketing and innovation director, previews the company’s first virtual trade show on June 9 and 10. We explore the proliferation of advanced recycling technologies with RaboBank’s Susan Hansen, global strategist for food and agriculture supply chains.... Read More
In this episode, we discuss Avery Dennison’s global action plan for a zero-waste future with Rob Groen in ‘T Wout, marketing manager for films at Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials. We speak to Taghleef Industries’ Adam Stewart and Monica Battistella about their company’s involvement in Nestlé’s 30... Read More