Rethinking Materials

Duration:16 May 2023 - 17 May 2023
Event:Rethinking Materials
Organizer:Rethink Events, A William Reed company
Event Details:

Rethinking Materials is an international innovation and investment summit that showcases and connects pioneering companies reimagining how materials in consumer products and packaging are produced, consumed, repurposed, and financed. We invite C-Suite and Director-level decision makers and experts, including CEOs/CTOs/CSOs and VPs of Innovation, Research & Development and Investment to join our prestigious community of companies from across consumer goods, packaging and textile value-chains. 

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DS Smith joins forces with French smart tag start-up to boost supply chain monitoring

23 Apr 2024 --- DS Smith is partnering with Bioenzymatic Fuel Cells (BeFC), a developer of fully recyclable smart tags. The companies will investigate smart packaging solutions made from recyclable... Read More

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Smurfit Kappa advocates RTD packaging premiumization with bold colors and expert collaborations

19 Apr 2024 --- Paper-based packaging provider Smurfit Kappa has released new information on how beverage manufacturers can identify the characteristics of premium ready-to-drink (RTD) packaging at... Read More

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Sony replaces polystyrene packaging in Asia with seawater biodegradable biopolymer

19 Apr 2024 --- Sony has announced it is the first company in the electronics industry to eliminate polystyrene foam cushioning material for the Bravia 9, the 85-inch 4K Mini LED TV, in Hong Kong... Read More



Composting Consortium reveals findings from largest ever North American field test

19 Apr 2024 --- The Composting Consortium has released a new study analyzing the disintegration of over 23,000 units of compostable packaging in what it says is the largest known field test of... Read More

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Mondi: Answering premiumization and humanization demands in pet food packaging

18 Apr 2024 --- The pet food industry is observing increasing premiumization and humanization, which is also reflected in the packaging through broader portfolios and specific formats, according to... Read More


Paboco on developing its “next-gen paper bottle” with Alpla’s backing as majority shareholder

24 Apr 2024 --- Packaging Insights discusses the development of pulp-forming technology with Michael Michelsen, commercial director at The Paper Bottle Company (Paboco). With a recent investment by Alpla, Paboco is pushing to commercialize the fully recyclable paper bottle made from FSC-certified fibers. Michelsen tells us about existing partnerships and plans to scale the technology to vitamins and gummies, pet care and more.


Empack 2024 live: Planet Reuse highlights legislative progress for European refillables

18 Apr 2024 --- Planet Reuse is a non-profit platform aiming to connect the European reuse industry. We speak with Marcel Keuenhof, sustainable packaging expert at Planet Reuse, about the platform’s progress and the actors and legislation, including PPWR, involved in further boosting European reuse.


Empack 2024 live: Ulma Packaging highlights latest tray sealing innovation

16 Apr 2024 --- Ulma Packaging exhibited its TSA 680P tray sealer at Empack. Roy Hofstee, managing director at Ulma Packaging, tells us about the machine’s features and market applicability. We also discuss the company’s latest carbon footprint reduction for this machine.


Empack 2024 live: Smart Robotics demonstrates latest AI-based palletizing tech

15 Apr 2024 --- Smart Robotics showcased its Smart Palletizer at Empack. We speak to Jonathan Kruisselbrink, the company’s CCO, about what makes the palletizer “smart.” We also discuss the company’s full production line, which was established in partnership with Case Packaging Systems. 


AkzoNobel: Creating a bisphenol-free future for metal packaging

15 Apr 2024 --- We speak to Christopher Bradford, marketing director of AkzoNobel’s Industrial Coatings business, about how the company is working to stay ahead of legislative changes in the metal packaging market and replace harmful chemicals — like bisphenol-a (BPA) — in beverage cans. Bradford describes some of the newest and most effective substitutes for BPA.