Wipak: The journey toward carbon neutral 2025
Wipak is on a mission to become the first carbon neutral packaging company in the world. Speaking from the Innovation Plastics Processing and Recycling Conference in Berlin, Germany, Hery-Christian Henry, head of strategic marketing and corporate social responsibility, discusses raw materials, renewable energy, carbon offsetting and solving the plastic pollution and climate change problems simultaneously.
PackagingInsights sits down with Stephen Croskrey, Danimer Scientific CEO, after the PHA bioplastic leader lists on the New York Stock Exchange. The company’s signature polymer, Nodax PHA, is a 100 percent biodegradable and renewable bioplastic produced using canola oil as a primary feedstock. It is also the... Read More
Boardio is AR Packaging’s answer to the growing market for lightweight food containers made from renewable materials. Georg Gezelius, head of sustainability, discusses the complexity of the term “sustainability” in the packaging industry and his experiences exhibiting at the virtual Pack Expo Connects.
PackagingInsights speaks with Roxanne McSpadden, Graphic Packaging International’s (GPI) director of marketing and beverage NPD, at Pack Expo Connects about the long-term benefits of virtual events. GPI is exhibiting KeelClip and PaperSeal, which address enduring demands for environmentally conscious and... Read More
There is a place for plastic fresh produce packaging, but it should be used only when necessary and kept as lean as possible, Dr. Gary Ward, business development manager at Stepac, shares with PackagingInsights.He outlines the pros and cons of mechanical versus chemical recycling and sheds light on his... Read More
PackagingInsights catches up with Mondi UFP after its recent virtual press conference, through which it harnessed virtual technology to share the Pergraphica and IQ Grass+ launches with the packaging industry’s "digital minds and analog hearts."Johannes Klumpp, marketing and sales director, describes how the... Read More
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.
Sirane’s owner and managing director, Simon Balderson, sheds light on the compostable packaging specialist’s recently launched recyclable, compostable, and plastic-free salmon board, and the company’s investment in an eco-friendly, water-based printing press. Balderson also shares his opinions on the... Read More
A study from Tetra Pak and Lund University, Sweden, unveils four plausible scenarios that could impact the dairy industry landscape by 2030, including anticipation that dairy alternatives will grow by 25 to 65 percent by 2030, with lab-grown dairy potentially occupying up to 50 percent of the market. Bengt... Read More
Smurfit Kappa’s Herwin Wichers, Market Development Director, discusses the rising consumer demand for sustainable packaging in fashion e-commerce. Research by the paper-based packaging leader identifies COVID-19 as a catalyst for greater sustainability, with 41 percent of online fashion shoppers changing... Read More
Ali Kaylan, Vice President of Global Marketing at SIG, joins PackagingInsights to discuss how consumer lifestyle observations are used to inspire carton innovation, including the ultra-convenient on-the-go combismile. Kaylan also shares insights on the personalization and connective packaging technologies... Read More
Confronted by the coronavirus pandemic, “Mittelstand” strapping machines and material specialist Mosca quickly realized that digitalization would be instrumental in weathering the storm. Adrian Ritzhaupt, Group Director Commercial & Service, shares how the German company responded immediately to the... Read More
Even during the global pandemic, Sonoco Europe is working to ensure that environmental sustainability remains a priority. Vice President and General Manager Sean Cairns tells PackagingInsights that the short-term consequences of COVID-19 have been “dramatic” but that Sonoco has secured enough back-up and R&D... Read More
David Clark, VP Sustainability at Amcor, joins PackagingInsights to discuss the drive for more circular packaging and waste management systems, including the incorporation of recycled content and the plastics packaging giant's recent decision to join the WWF-led ReSource: Plastic environmental consortium.... Read More
Plastics specialists Ampacet showcased its carbon-free black color masterbatch at Packaging Innovations 2020. In this video, François Thibeau, Strategic Business Manager, Films, explains how the near-infrared detectability of the product enables black plastic to be recycled in existing infrastructure and... Read More
Herwin Wichers, Market Development Director at Smurfit Kappa, describes the carbon reduction and recyclability qualities of the paper-based TopClip multi-pack beverage carrier during Packaging Innovations 2020 in Birmingham, UK. Recently brought to market for the first time by Dutch beer brewer Grolsch, the... Read More
Delivering a reduced CO2 solution for multi-pack beverages and grocery products, Coveris' new Duralite R range offers a next-generation shrink film solution that is both 100 percent recyclable and contains up to 50 percent post-consumer recyclate, Rick Smith, Retail & Sustainability Director at Coveris,... Read More
Speaking at Packaging Innovations 2020, Vincenzo D'Angelo, Export Sales Manager at Bulgarian-German supplier Intrama, describes the company's 11-layer laminated high barrier, anti-fog film, which is one of the thinnest in the world. Mainly designed for food packaging, the ultra thinness of the film reduces... Read More