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. 

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16 May 2024 | Benioff Ocean Science Laboratory

The fourth round of negotiations for a UN Global Plastics Treaty concluded two weeks ago in Canada. We speak with Neil Nathan, project scientist at the Benioff Ocean Science Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara, US, about the progress made since INC-3. We also discuss what the US blockage on... Read More

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13 May 2024 | Syntegon

Syntegon showcased its new bottle-filling machine at Anuga FoodTec. Packaging Insights discusses how the new machine differs from previous applications with Oguz Karcier, head of product management at Syntegon. We also talk about current customer demands and market trends for bottle-filling applications.

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10 May 2024 | DutchX

Drew Keslowitz, the VP of operations and growth at DutchX, talks to us about its zero-emissions fleet for “sustainable logistics.” We discuss the challenges of reusable container systems in urban environments such as New York, where the company is based. Keslowitz says that as the packaging industry looks to... Read More

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08 May 2024 | Multivac

We speak with Dr. Tobias Richter, group CSO at Multivac, about Multivac Line Control exhibited at Anuga FoodTec. We also discuss the company’s new processing and slicing solutions and Multivac’s range of compact solutions for the food industry.

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07 May 2024 | Waiki

Walki presented its rigid and flexible packaging range at Anuga FoodTec. We speak with Annika Sundell, EVP for innovation, business development and sustainability, about the latest portfolio additions. We also discuss Walki’s R&D for natural polymers and how the company’s portfolio aligns with European... Read More

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06 May 2024 | Tomra Food

Packaging Insights speaks with Tomra Food’s area sales manager for the Netherlands and Belgium, Tim Demol, about the Tomra 5C Series food processing machine. At Anuga FoodTec, Demol tells us about the machine’s latest technology, enabling updated detection technology, food waste reduction and improved... Read More

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02 May 2024 | Sealpac

Sealpac brought its A6max traysealer to Anuga FoodTec. Marcel Veenstra, Sealpac’s marketing and communication manager, tells us about the material solutions that can be sealed with this machine. We also discuss the company’s new M-Flex semi-automatic M-Flex traysealer, its Pro thermoformers and Sealpac’s... Read More

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01 May 2024 | Poly-clip

Poly-clip presented its clipping systems at Anuga FoodTec 2024. Kristian Blomqvist, vice president and sales director, told us about the company’s filling and clipping technology for various markets, including liquid food applications. Poly-clip also exhibited its TSCA120 seal clipping machine, the company’s... Read More

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30 Apr 2024 | KHS

KHS showcased its new rotary InnoPET BioFill ACF-R aseptic block at Anuga FoodTec 2024. We discuss the new solution and how it compares to linear fillers with Stefan Knappmann, the company’s head of sales for Germany and Switzerland. We also speak about KHS’ latest generation of Plasmax coating technology.

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24 Apr 2024 | The Paper Bottle Company (Paboco)

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... Read More

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22 Apr 2024 | Mosca

Mosca showcased its latest machinery innovations at Empack 2024. We speak with Jeroen Bax, regional director at Mosca Benelux, about the company’s Sonixs M-RI machine and how it differs from previous models. We also discuss Mosca’s RO-M Fusion strapping machine.

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19 Apr 2024 | Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

Ahead of the fourth of five scheduled Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) sessions, taking place between April 23–29, in Ottawa, Canada, we discuss the revised zero draft with Dharmesh Shah, consulting senior campaigner for plastics treaty at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL).... Read More

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18 Apr 2024 | Planet Reuse

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.

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16 Apr 2024 | Ulma Packaging

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.

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15 Apr 2024 | Smart Robotics

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. 

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12 Apr 2024 | ATS Tanner

At Empack in Gorinchem, the Netherlands, we speak to Johan van Veen, national sales manager at ATS Tanner, about the company’s IBL banding machine. We discuss the machine’s features, applicability and rising customer demand for paper-based product banding.

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11 Apr 2024 | Wipak

At the ongoing Empack trade show in Gorinchem, the Netherlands, we speak to Susan Janssen, manager for sustainability and sustainable products at Wipak, about the company’s GreenChoice brands. We also discuss European customer demands for PE- and PP-based food packaging solutions.

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