Crown: The canned craft beer trend, aluminum recyclability and Augmented Reality
Veronique Curulla, Marketing & Business Development Director, Crown Bevcan Europe & Middle East, discusses the drivers behind the craft beer in cans trend, design techniques to stand out in an increasingly competitive market, European aluminum recycling rates, and CrownSmart Augmented Reality.
Canned foods avoid loss of nutrients and extend shelf life. We discuss who profits from canned foods and how it can make a difference in food waste and carbon emissions with Robert Fell, director at the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association. We also talk about challenges for increasing canned foods and... Read More
Banding machine specialist ATS Tanner presented its “TruePaper” solutions, which contain a minimum 95% virgin fiber paper. The company’s general manager Matthew Carey tells PackagingInsights that while a range of materials is available through ATS Tanner’s services, consumer perception is driving the... Read More
At Packaging Innovations & Empack 2023, GMG’s sales manager for central UK and Ireland, Paul Williams, speaks to PackagingInsights about how packaging printers can save money by utilizing the company’s color management solutions. We discuss standardization, automation and material reduction in the... Read More
At Packaging Innovations & Empack 2023, Sirane Group’s marketing manager Mark Lingard speaks with PackagingInsights about the company’s focus on recyclable packaging. He explains that new coatings, which can be used for all kinds of fiber-based materials, can replace plastics.
John Beard Jr. spent 38 years in the petrochemical industry working for ExxonMobil. Today, he campaigns on behalf of Port Arthur Community Action Network, which represents marginalized US communities disproportionately affected by pollution in areas where petrochemicals are produced. PackagingInsights speaks... Read More
In this exclusive interview with PackagingInsights, Paul Foulkes-Arellano discusses how a paradigm shift in the packaging sector could be coming in the next decades. Harmful chemicals could be replaced by benign biological solutions across the value chain, he explains, and we look at the hurdles the industry... Read More
CurTec presented its high-performance packaging for high-value materials at CPHI. We speak with CurTec’s marketing and communications manager, Marc Martens, about the packaging’s cross-industry suitability, its material compositions and recyclability. We also discuss CurTec’s packaging from recycled... Read More
Bormioli Pharma presented its Ecopostive packaging range at CPHI 2022. We speak with Andrea Lodetti, the company’s CEO, about the packaging portfolio and its circularity. We also discuss Bormioli Pharma’s latest and most environmentally sustainable packaging solution, made from recycled PET.
Syntegon presented its new capsule-filling machine, branded GKF 60, at CPHI 2022. We discuss the machine’s broad product applicability and how it differs from existing solutions with Philipp Stadel, area sales manager at Syntegon. We also talk about current R&D trends in the capsule-filling market and how... Read More
Sealed Air presented its primary packaging for pharmaceutical and medical devices at the CPHI trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. We discussed the packaging solutions, as well as recent supply chain pressure and its implications for the industry with Roberto Righetti, the company’s European business... Read More
Phil Marklew, sales director at Simply Carton, tells PackagingInsights about environmental sustainability being the main trend due to its high presence in the news, encouraging people to help. He taps into product development and says that the company thinks about materials, processes and how production can... Read More
Anthony Park, key account manager at YonWoo, says that even though the company mainly focuses on plastic items it also offers glass packaging. He explains that the company contributes to environmental sustainability through recycling and reusability while emphasizing that brands are still looking at premium... Read More
At London Packaging Week 2022, Karl Heggarty, head of global sales at Sirane, discussed how the compostable packaging innovator has advanced its fiber-based Earthpouch with the option for a translucent window that allows consumers to see inside the packaging. Sirane offers customers a fulfillment service for... Read More
Bernhard Cantzler, head of marketing and innovation at Mondi, tells PackagingInsights about the consumer interest and demand for the unboxing experience and sustainability. He says that using pergraphica allows the company to meet both of those demands simultaneously as the paper is C02 neutral, achieved by... Read More
Speaking at London Packaging Week 2022, Paul Mustard, managing partner at Kite Packaging, discusses the challenges of combining aesthetically pleasing packaging with recyclability requirements, as consumers increasingly demand plastic reductions. The company’s paper solutions for takeaway food and industrial... Read More
Schubert presented its Flex-packer machine for packing products into a tray and pre-grouping them with the help of robots at FachPack 2022. The company also showcased the carrybots robot for product transportation and its part-box, a distributed manufacturing system consisting of Schubert’s 3D printer and a... Read More
Speaking at London Packaging Week, Steve Chappell, graphical board development manager at Antalis, explores the connection between luxury packaging and increased environmental sustainability demands. He also pinpoints the latest decorative trends, including digital enhancements like laser cutting.