BrauBeviale 2023: Krones’ Steinecker showcases new bioreactor for alternative foods

 07 Dec 2023

Krones’ Steinecker division showcased its new bioreactor for the food processing market at BrauBeviale 2023. We speak with Alexander Scheidel, the head of alternative food processing at Steinecker, about how the innovation harnesses knowledge from the brewing industry for the food processing market. We also discuss the bioreactor’s economic, sustainability and transportation advantages.

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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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03 Apr 2024 | World Packaging Organization

We sit down with the president of the World Packaging Organization (WPO), Luciana Pellegrino, who tells us how the organization supports actors with developing safe and accessible food packaging solutions. We also discuss current challenges for developing international trade.

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28 Mar 2024 | Sway

Julia Marsh, the CEO and co-founder of Sway, sheds light on the thermoplastic seaweed resin developed by her company. The resin is engineered to integrate into existing plastic manufacturing systems. Marsh opens up about the challenges faced by the start-up in terms of funding and commercial scaling. She... Read More

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27 Mar 2024 | Cama Group

Cama Group showcased its IF296 monoblock packaging machine for chocolate boxes at Anuga FoodTec 2024. We discuss the machine’s features with Alessandro Rocca, the company’s group sales director. We also speak about the necessity for customized machinery in the confectionery industry.

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26 Mar 2024 | Coveris

Coveris showcased its monomaterial, paper-based and thermoformed packaging portfolio at Anuga FoodTech. We speak about the latest R&D developments with Katja Killian, Coveris’ business development director for Flexibles. We also discuss the company’s business unit, Recover.

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25 Mar 2024 | Clevertech

Clevertech presented its robotic case palletizer Raptor at Anuga FoodTec. We speak with the company’s business development manager, Luca Carollo, about Raptor and the company’s partnerships with robotic companies. Carollo also tells us where he sees the industry headed in the coming years.

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22 Mar 2024 | Innova Market Insights

Consumers are increasingly willing to pay more for sustainable packaging products with highest demands in Asia and Latin America, according to Solène Limongi, data analyst at Innova Market Insights. At Anuga FoodTec, we discuss changing consumer preferences and the role of labels, including “label overload,”... Read More

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20 Mar 2024 | Gerhard Schubert

Gerhard Schubert is presenting its TLM Comfort Feeder, the company’s latest resource-saving solution for feeding cardboard blanks directly from the pallet. We speak with Schubert’s area sales manager, Sebastian Mayer, about the machinery and the company’s latest sustainable packaging innovations.

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18 Mar 2024 | Specright

We speak to Matthew Wright, CEO and founder of Specright, about how its Specification Data Management platform can help packagers make sense of packaging data gathered throughout the value chain, to optimize design and tie-up packaging waste loopholes. Wright also shares insights from the company’s recent... Read More

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15 Mar 2024 | City of London Police 

We speak to Andrew Masterson, detective sergeant and engagement lead for the City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit. We discuss the scope and impact of packaging fraud and how industry stakeholders and new connected technologies can help tackle criminal groups operating in the UK and... Read More

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14 Mar 2024 | Foodservice Packaging Association 

We talk to Martin Kersh, executive director of the UK’s Foodservice Packaging Association, about legislation surrounding quick-service restaurant solutions and the need for increased government investment in collection and recycling infrastructure. We also discuss new reusable and recyclable packaging... Read More

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13 Mar 2024 | Bioaqualife

Bioaqualife’s general manager, Carsten Petersen, and chief marketing officer, Christa Martin, speak to us about its portfolio of biomaterials that are a “bacterial feast” for landfill organisms. The US-based company recently launched a biotape touted as the marine industry's “first biodegradable shrink wrap... Read More

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08 Mar 2024 | Xampla 

At this year’s Packaging Innovations trade show in Birmingham, UK, we speak to Xampla’s chief technology officer, Marc Rodríguez Garcia, who discusses the company’s recently launched consumer brand Morro. We also talk about natural barrier coatings for improved recyclability in fiber-based packaging.

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05 Mar 2024 | Tomra

Reverse vending machinery (RVM) is gaining popularity in Europe as countries implement deposit return schemes (DRS) for beverage containers. We speak with Tomra’s head of Product Management, Gudbrand Arnesen, about how the company supports retailers through its product portfolio. We also discuss newly... Read More

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04 Mar 2024 | Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives and Break Free From Plastics Africa

Weyinmi Okotie is the clean energy campaigner for the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives and Break Free From Plastics Africa. He talks to us about the reality of the recent Lagos single-use plastic ban and the Nigerian government’s efforts to curb plastic pollution. Okotie says eradication is a... Read More

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29 Feb 2024 | Coveris

Coveris’ BU Paper R&D director, Will Mercer, tells us how Coveris is adapting to the changing packaging landscape with recyclable product solutions and investments in recycling infrastructure. We also discuss legislative changes in the UK and EU and how clarification, collaboration and reinvestment are... Read More

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