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.
Dispersion coating is a hotly debated topic in the packaging industry at the moment. Chris McNeill, co-founder of UK-based plastic-free packaging specialist Reelbrands, speaks with PackagingInsights about what dispersion coating really is and the misconceptions surrounding it.
PackagingInsights sits down with Ulrik Aunskjær, global industry director at Palsgaard, to discuss the company’s plant-based additives for food packaging. The Danish food emulsifiers pioneer is experiencing a fast-growing demand for more natural materials to reduce fossil depletion and waste and recently... Read More
Simon Balderson recently gave a keynote address at the New Plastics Economy conference in Turkey. As managing director of international packaging group Sirane, specializing in plastic-alternative, compostable and recyclable packaging, Balderson shares his insights on the role plastics play in the packaging... Read More
Elopak is celebrating a sales milestone for its Natural Brown Board beverage cartons – a billion cartons sold since its 2017 launch. Chief marketing manager, Patrick Verhelst, details where the cartons have been most popular and discusses scaling up recyclability rates and infrastructure. Notably, the... Read More
Nathan Klettlinger, market segment manager at ProAmpac, joins PackagingInsights to discuss the launch of the flexible packaging specialist’s patent-pending food pouch innovation called ProActive Recycle Ready Retort RT-3000. Klettlinger provides insights into the solution’s core benefits, the technical... Read More
Swiss packaging machine manufacturer Bobst recently opened an interactive showroom in Barcelona, displaying its new digital inkjet technologies. Speaking to PackagingInsights, Francois Martin, global marketing manager at Bobst, explains how the company is employing new digital technologies to advance its... Read More
Following Teufelberger’s recent WorldStar Global Packaging Award for its 5 mm PP straps Tewe SoPrim, PackagingInsights speaks with marketing, communications and sustainability manager Katharina Kaltenbrunner about obstacles in the secondary packaging circularity journey. Notably, Tewe SoPrim straps are... Read More
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