Rabobank: Understanding the sharp rise of advanced recycling technologies
Rabobank is reporting a huge amount of investment in advanced recycling globally and expects the number of plants to double to around 140 by 2025. Susan Hansen, global strategist for F&A supply chains at Rabobank, explains why advanced recycling is an important tool in the battle against plastic waste but not the silver bullet. Hansen also outlines the challenges facing advanced recycling, COVID-19 impacts on investment and how and why Rabobank is analysing these new technologies.
Dr. Anja Brandon, associate director, US Plastics Policy at Ocean Conservancy, says the surge of single-use plastics, primarily from the packaging industry, significantly contributes to ocean waste. She suggests the industry design packaging to be either compostable, recyclable or reusable, with nothing... Read More
Robert Taylor, sustainability director at UPM Raflatac, says this year’s Labelexpo Europe, held in Brussels, Belgium (September 11-14), is an opportunity for the packaging industry to work together on new solutions. He highlights UPM Raflatac’s Ocean Action labels and Forest Film to demonstrate the company’s... Read More
Leibinger presents the “first” intelligent coding and marking system, IQ Jet. The printer is equipped with four intelligent technologies: IQ Print, Smart Efficiency, Smart OS and Smart Care. We discuss the printer’s features and how it responds to global consumer demand with the company’s sales director... Read More
Metsä exhibited its specially engineered paperboards at Interpack 2023. We learn about reducing overpacking from the company’s mechanical design engineer, Joni Myyryläinen. He talks us through the product portfolio on display, covering premium lightweight folding boxboards, white kraftliners, food service... Read More
We speak to Guangdong Proudly New Material for Technology's (formerly Jiangmen Proudly Water-Soluble Plastic), product manager Rafael Sze, about the Chinese enterprise’s functional and water-soluble packaging solutions. He explains how Proudly has been offering flushable water-soluble products suitable for... Read More
At Interpack 2023, Wipak showcased the company’s new pouches for wet pet food, baby foods and ready meals. The pouches, previously aluminum-based, are now monomaterial PP-based applications to preserve products in recyclable and reusable packaging in line with European legislation. We speak to Wipak’s... Read More
Luca Carollo, business development manager at Clevertech, tells Packaging Insights about its de-palletizing solutions. Carollo says the company uses solar panels to power its machinery and defines itself as a green company that does not participate in greenwashing.
Koehler Paper points out oxygen, grease and mineral oil barrier properties of its NexPlus group of flexible packaging paper products. The product is suitable for metalizing, making it applicable to food packaging such as chips, energy bars, energy powders and coffee, and to non-food products such as... Read More
IMA displayed its processing, assembly and packaging solutions for the Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, Food, Personal Care, Tissue & Nonwoven and E-Commerce industries. The company also showcased its corporate projects named IMA Zero and IMA Digital. Monica Cervellati, IMA’s corporate communication and... Read More
Marina De Barros, EVP of customer management Europe and Central Asia at Sidel, talks us through two new machines the company premiered at Interpack: RoboAccess_Pal S and Cermex ProSelex. Sidel combined its technology from the robotic and cobotic worlds to address the needs of the Food, Home and Personal Care... Read More
Berhalter’s managing director and board member, Dalibor Schuman, walks us through the company’s latest machine, which combines high performance, technology and intelligence with a focus on automation. The Swiss Die-Cutter B4 flatbed die-cutting machine is suitable for lids, labels, seals and special products.
SACMI’s product development and marketing manager Iacopo Bianconcini tells us how the company created tethered caps for beverage containers to comply with incoming EU regulations. SACMI has been working on its tethered caps for over five years, claiming that connected caps are a part of the solution to... Read More
Thiago Roriz, chief operating officer at tna Solutions, says that due to high energy cost and labor-related challenges, tna Solutions is looking toward automation to facilitate operations. The company exhibited the latest iteration of its flagship vertical form fill and seal packaging system, the tna robag... Read More
Given the six-year gap before Interpack’s return this year, the advancement in packaging technology was made apparent at the Schubert stand. Automation processes were highlighted to package food, confectionery, cosmetics and similar products for smaller lot sizes while maintaining quick changeover time.... Read More
Mandi Alaterä tells us how Stora Enso is improving the range of paperboard materials for different F&B materials and how new barrier materials are expanding this segment. She also discusses the current legislative environment in Europe and the shift toward biomass in place of plantation forestry.
At Interpack 2023, Beumer Group showcased its Stretch Hood machine for stretching packages, used as an end-of-line packaging machine suitable for various industries. We speak to the company’s sales director André Tissen about the machinery, and its full packaging line which can fill, palletize and package on... Read More
Syntegon’s range of machinery is being adapted to handle and improve a broader range of packaging materials to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions rates. The company’s director of sustainability, Torsten Sauer, discusses how improved mechanics are advancing paper strength, sealing properties for... Read More