As 2021 draws to a close, we look back at the most popular stories of the year, as determined by our readers. Plastic waste escape routes dominated reader appetite, notably circular plastics economy solutions, fiber-based innovation and bioplastics proliferation. However, readers were also hot on greenwashing concerns, checking in to see where environmental sustainability initiatives were failing to deliver.
London Packaging Week brought the UK packaging industry together to feast on the latest designs in luxury packaging for cosmetics, personal care and premium F&B markets. The balance between premium shelf appeal and increased environmental sustainability was a key theme at the event. We look back at some of the show’s standout solutions pushing the boundaries of...View More
Drinktec opened its doors for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, reuniting the international beverage and liquid food industry for a week of innovation showcasing and networking. Major themes at the show included energy-saving processing machinery, packaging for the circular economy and customized ingredient concepts. A total of 1,002 exhibitors from 55 countries and...View More
Packaging Innovations & Empack 2022 in Birmingham, UK, brought the packaging industry together shortly after the introduction of the UK Plastic Packaging Tax, and for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. Evidence of increased recycled content in plastic food packaging and innovation in fiber-based alternatives was apparent, although we came to understand that many...View More
The IFFA – Technology for Meat and Alternative Proteins trade fair held in Frankfurt, Germany (May 14-19) spotlighted sustainable food production, protein innovation, flavor development, automated processes, packaging trends and digitalization. At this traditionally meat-focused event, a high interest in plant-based proteins pointed to the significant growth potential of...View More
PackagingInsights.com is an international leading publisher of cross-industry packaging insight and analysis. Our expertise and independent journalism spotlights key players and equips you with the packaging-related knowledge to continue shaping the industry. The platform is hosted by CNS Media BV, Arnhem, The Netherlands.