Chalmers University: Could plastic-degrading enzymes be the answer to pollution?
Chalmers University in Sweden is investigating how plastic’s “explosive” production over the last 70 years has allowed sufficient evolutionary time for microbes to begin degrading the material naturally. Aleksej Zelezniak, associate professor in Systems Biology at Chalmers, takes us inside his research and offers some advice on how best to combat plastic pollution.
Smart Cups’s innovative technology enables it to print on any surface, including paper, aluminum and food applications. We speak with Chris Kanik, founder and CEO at Smart Cups, about the company’s commercialization journey and the challenges it has faced. Kanik also tells us about the impact of liquid... Read More
Speaking at Packaging Innovations 2022, Greiner’s sustainability & innovation manager Rachel Sheldon, and sales and marketing director Julie Eller, explain why the company’s investment in a decontamination line has enabled it to ensure a reliable supply of recycled plastic amid increasingly stringent... Read More
Speaking at Packaging Innovations 2022 in Birmingham, UK, Camvac’s head of sales Andrew Smith warns that many businesses are choosing to pay the UK Plastic Packaging Tax due to the crippling costs and low availability of recycled food-grade plastic. Camvac launched two solutions at the show: a high-barrier... Read More
Jokey has just published its “Sustainability Course to 2030,” aiming to use at least 20% mechanically-recycled material up to 2025. Speaking at Packaging Innovations 2022, Dennis Lieth, the company’s sales director, explains why incorporating recycled plastic into non-food packaging is easier than food-grade... Read More
Speaking at Packaging Innovations 2022 in the UK, Eloise Patterson, head of sales convenience EMEA at Graphic Packaging International, explains how new legislation like the UK Plastic Packaging Tax is driving the transition from plastic to fiber-based packaging. GPI launched a fiber-based produce punnet at... Read More
ProAmpac’s established flexible plastic and paper-based food solutions have prepared it well for the new UK Plastic Packaging Tax, but the availability of food-grade recycled plastic remains an industry issue. We speak to CCO Adam Grose and VP for global application and innovation development Sal Pellingra... Read More
At Packaging Innovations 2022 in Birmingham, UK, Sealed Air showcased the Autobag 850S machine for mail order fulfillment amid rapidly expanding e-commerce demand. We spoke to Steve Dougan, EMEA platform director for fulfillment at Sealed Air, about how this solution can increase output from existing... Read More
At IFFA 2022 in Frankfurt, Germany, we speak to German packaging machine specialist GEA’s head of product management Volker Sassmannshausen about how the company’s heating system can produce superior quality monomaterial packaging for the recycling stream.
At IFFA 2022 in Frankfurt, Germany, we discuss the latest innovations, challenges and solutions created and faced by Amcor Flexibles with the company’s business development manager for EMEA, Petteri Oksanen. He explains the benefits of Amcor’s recyclable packaging solutions and how the business is coping... Read More
At IFFA 2022, we speak to Marcel Veenstra, Sealpac’s head of marketing and communications. He tells us about FlatMap’s ability to achieve plastic reductions while preserving food shelf life and hygiene, and how Sealpac is collaborating with machinery producers to create its products more effectively.
Spanish packing and palletizing technology company Tavil says that despite market inflation and raw material cost increases hitting industry everywhere, now is the time to invest in new technology. We speak to the company’s regional sales manager for North America, Alberto Carrera, at IFFA 2022 in Frankfurt,... Read More
At Anuga FoodTec 2022, Siemens presented its digitally-enhanced vertical farming solution. We spoke with Matthias Povolny, portfolio manager at Siemens, about the model’s applicability, scalability, data efficiency and the growing importance of environmental sustainability for food and beverage producers.
At Anuga FoodTec 2022, Antares Vision presented its All-in-One food inspection and quality control technology. We spoke with Paolo Gilberti, sales executive at Antares Vision about the machine’s “uniqueness,” its applications and the technical challenges the company faced in creating the system.
At Anuga FoodTec 2022, Multivac presented a new compact and fully automatic traysealer for packing food with reduced environmental footprint and higher output. Michael Wolters, a product specialist at the packaging solutions provider, talks us through the T 305 machine’s performance, material and shape... Read More
At Anuga FoodTec 2022, we caught up with Zippy Vision’s CEO Gundars Kulikovskis to discuss the importance of packaging inspection for quality-sensitive food markets. Kulikovskis says a big challenge for inspection technology providers is creating new solutions to inspect new types of materials. The Latvian... Read More
Speaking from Anuga FoodTec 2022, Falk Paulsen, sales and business development director at Mondi Functional Paper & Films, introduces the new Performing Monoloop paper-based tray for food. Paulsen explains why this is a future-proof recycling solution and touches on the rising demand for safe and hygienic... Read More
Pentair is a specialist in water filtration and water treatment systems for the foodservice industry and agricultural sector, among others. The EverPure filtration and water treatment systems ensure optimal taste of water for tea or coffee, while the Shurflo range of beverage pumps provide reliable dispense... Read More