Bottle Up: Bringing reusable bioplastics to the European beverage sector
We speak to Bart Willems, the co-founder of Dutch company Bottle Up, which uses sugarcane-based bioplastics to create reusable water bottles. We discuss cost competitiveness with fossil-based materials and how policy changes could aid the transition toward bio-based and reusable packaging.
Plastic Ingenuity’s commercial director for the Healthcare segment, Glenn Petrie, talks to us about what sustainability means for pharmaceutical packaging. Petrie says packaging is evolving toward materials that can be recycled, meeting regulatory and consumer demands.
Bayer is launching tools for inclusive healthcare packaging. We speak with Jesse DelGigante, who leads Bayer Consumer Care’s packaging innovation work, about the company’s new approach for product design development and the increasing demand for inclusive packaging.
At Packaging Innovations 2024 in Birmingham, UK, we speak to Luca Herzig, ATS-Tanner’s area sales manager North and Eastern Europe, about how banding solutions can help brands cut carbon emissions. He also discusses the secret grease resistance barrier used in the company’s products.
Global strategic account manager at Systech, Remi Turbet Delof discerns pharmaceutical packaging trends. Combating counterfeiting tops the demands of pharmaceutical manufacturers, Delof says. Digital fingerprinting and serialization can help with non-replicable solutions that can work with existing packaging... Read More
We speak with Vanessa Chesnot, head of public affairs and product policy at FEVE, the European Container Glass Federation, about the challenges glass packagers face in 2024 and how the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation could address these issues. We also discuss industry trends and life cycle... Read More
According to Gilles Swyngedauw, vice president of corporate social responsibility and product sustainability for Cosmetics & Fragrance Packaging at Albéa Group, biomaterials are not inherently superior to fossil-based materials. Swyngedauw warns that what may work for the automotive or textile industries... Read More
Packaging Insights sits down with Vaibhav Goel, the co-founder and CEO at sustainable packaging company Cirkla, to discuss the company’s latest packaging innovation, molded fiber meat trays with peel-off lamination. We also talk about how Cirkla supports packaging companies transitioning away from virgin... Read More
Releaf Paper has launched three new products, including a self-assembled box and wrapping paper. We talk to the company’s co-founder, Valentyn Frechka, about how Releaf is expanding the use of fallen leaves to develop packaging materials. Frechka also shares how things have progressed for the EU grant winner... Read More
We catch up with Bormioli Pharma’s group sales director, Nicola Carandente, a few days after PharmaPack Europe in Paris, France (January 22-23). Carandente tells us about the company’s latest recycled PET bottle and the pharmaceutical industry’s demand for recycled packaging applications. We also discuss... Read More
After receiving a recent grant from Innovate UK, we speak to Xampla CEO Alexandra French about how the Cambridge University spin-off company is taking 15 years of research mainstream. We discuss the recent launch of the Morro brand, upcoming innovations and how government legislation can help advance... Read More
Nicolas Buisson, Amcor Capsules’ sales manager, talks to us about the company’s low-carbon screw caps for wine and spirits, branded Stelvin, at BrauBeviale 2023. We also discuss Amcor Capsules’ transparency program and how the company supports the wine and spirits industry in becoming more environmentally... Read More
We speak to the CEO of Swedish fiber-based packaging specialist PulPac, Linus Larsson Green, about the company’s plans for 2024. We discuss the spread of PulPac’s Dry Molded Fiber technology worldwide, legislative changes, the fight against greenwashing and pushback from the plastics sector.
We speak to Naima Boutroy, global packaging expert at Sidel, about how beverage producers can embrace circularity in the face of the changing European Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation. The company has developed a dedicated PET bottle for carbonated beverages designed for long-standing reuse. Boutroy... Read More
At London Packaging Week 2023, we spoke to Marc Dorsett, sales manager at Kurz UK, a foil producer specializing in hot stamping and coating for the packaging industry. Dorsett explains how the company collects used PET from companies, shreds and places additives in the material to create carbon credits for... Read More
Ferrum Packaging showcased its can seamer branded Smart Can at BrauBeviale 2023. The can seamer has a decreased total cost of ownership (TCO) by lowering changeover times. We speak to Marc Zubler, the head of sales and product management at Ferrum Packaging and Chantal Kissling, the company’s CCO, about the... Read More
At London Packaging Week 2023, we spoke with Josephine Coombe, chief commercial officer at Nulogy Europe. She explains that by digitalizing work flows throughout the packaging supply chain, companies can optimize their performances. Coombe also discusses the company’s supplier collaboration system.
WestRock showcased its fiber-based beverage pack solutions at BrauBeviale 2023. We speak to Martin Birkel, WestRock’s business development manager, about the company’s small can packs and how the market has shifted away from plastic and toward paper. We also discuss what Birkel believes to be the main... Read More