“Materials and Sustainability: Building a Circular Future”

 19 Jun 2024

We speak to Paul Foulkes-Arellano, circularity consultant at Circuthon Consulting, about his recent book, “Materials and Sustainability: Building a Circular Future.” He describes how his research began, the book’s findings and what the packaging industry can learn. 

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17 Jul 2024 | Sealed Air 

We speak to Riccardo Castagnetti, the executive director for strategic marketing at Sealed Air’s Food Vertical division, following the company’s annual Packforum event. Held in Passirana di Rho, Milan, Italy, the event showcased Sealed Air’s latest developments and trends. Castagnetti tells about the show’s... Read More

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15 Jul 2024 | TotalEnergies Corbion

We speak to Thomas Philipon, CEO of bioplastics specialist TotalEnergies Corbion, which produces plastics from polylactic acid (PLA). We discuss PLA applications, the issue of microplastics, cost competitiveness with fossil-based polymers and the development of bioplastic supply chains. 

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20 Jun 2024 | Yangi

Johann Kaiser, CEO at Yangi, shares insights on the supplier’s expanded dry-formed food packaging portfolio. Cellera, Yangi’s dry-forming manufacturing technology, is currently up and running in its new 3,000 square meter “state-of-the-art” production facility in Varberg, Sweden.

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17 Jun 2024 | Quadpack

Quadpack talks to Personal Care Insights at Cosmetic Business in Munich, Germany, about its desire to deliver new, innovative and versatile dispensing solutions to clients. Category specialist Alejandra Isern explains why skin care packaging is Quadpack’s core business and showcases the company’s range of... Read More

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06 Jun 2024 | Mondi

We speak to Marlene Langthaler, senior customer experience manager at Mondi, about the company’s portfolio of premium and luxury papers. She explains how the company’s range of different materials caters to customer demands for personalization and ranging consumer experience. 

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06 Jun 2024 | Baumer hhs

We speak to Percy Dengler, managing director at Baumer hhs, about the company’s range of digitalized products and the quest to create easily recyclable packaging. Dengler details the need to reduce material usage, the trend toward personalization and the greatest challenges the packaging industry is... Read More

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05 Jun 2024 | ATS-Tanner

We speak to Urs Fischer, head of Business Unit Sales at ATS-Tanner, about the company’s US-3000 banding machine, which combines the best elements of 30 years of development. We also discuss improving automation, creating user-friendly designs and reducing the company’s environmental footprint. 

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05 Jun 2024 | Bandall

We speak to Bandall’s account manager for French speaking countries, Stijn Klawer, about the company’s latest banding products. We also discuss the move toward automation, increased production processes and the biggest changes to expect in 2024. 

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05 Jun 2024 | Flex Films

Anantshree Chaturvedi, vice chairman and CEO of Flex Films International, discusses ways of encouraging and incentivizing the adoption of post-consumer recyclates (PCR). We also talk about the company’s highlights at Drupa, including its PCR films and production machinery.

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31 May 2024 | Robatech Gluing Solutions 

At Drupa 2024, we speak with Robatech’s head of marketing, Kevin Ahlers, about the company’s “revolutionary” solution for the folding carton industry, which overcomes the trouble of folding high resistant cardboard with liquid material applied with automated machinery. Ahlers gives us a demonstration of the... Read More

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30 May 2024 | 4evergreen

At Drupa 2024 in Düsseldorf, Germany, we speak to Sarah Price, chair of the 4evergreen alliance, about the best practices and tools for circularizing the fiber-based packaging economy. 

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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 | Walki

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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