Reloop: Five key system conditions shaping the EU plastic packaging value chain
PackagingInsights speaks to Clarissa Morawski, Managing Director of the Reloop Platform about the five essential system conditions shaping the EU plastic packaging value chain. Morawski also considers how the UK's impending exit from the EU may impact its adherence to the tightening regulations in the industry.
As the supplement market becomes increasingly mainstream, former professional hockey player Nick Samra is trying to tackle the hygiene and environmental sustainability issues associated with traditional supplement shakers. As his new shaker design, branded Forme, enters the final days of a Kickstarter... Read More
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... Read More
TC Transcontinental scored a Gold Award for Sustainability in the 2021 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition for its fully compostable coffee pod lidding and mother bag films. Rebecca Casey, senior vice president of marketing and strategy, weighs in on the compostable films greenwashing debate.... Read More
Avery Dennison and The Future Laboratory have published a global action plan for a zero-waste future. In this wide-ranging interview with PackagingInsights, Rob Groen in ‘T Wout, marketing manager for films at Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials, discusses the key actions required for a zero-waste... Read More
Following Nestlé’s pilot launch of KitKat wrappers made from 30 percent recycled PP (rPP) in Australia, PackagingInsights speaks with Taghleef Industries about its involvement in the landmark industry collaboration. Adam Stewart, R&D manager APAC, highlights the rPP supply and demand mismatch in Australia,... Read More
Two central trends are dominating the glass packaging scene: sustainability and technological development. PackagingInsights discusses how these trends will shape the future of glass material in the packaging sector with Stoelzle, a German manufacturer of high-end glassware for F&B, cosmetics and spirits... Read More
In Japan, alcoholic beverages are often sipped slowly throughout the evening, creating a market for small-sized cider and wine packaging. Ahead of Mercian’s latest can launch on March 30, PackagingInsights discusses consumer insights and market drivers behind the 290 mL bottle-shaped metal can with Mercian’s... Read More
FlexFilms International is currently in the second phase of a global expansion. The film manufacturing arm of UFlex, India’s largest multinational flexible packaging solutions company, has newly commissioned BOPET lines in Poland and Russia. Meanwhile, construction of plants in Hungary and Nigeria have... Read More
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.