Elisabeth Skoda


An exclusive Q&A with the newly appointed president of Pro Carton and head of marketing at Mayr-Melnhof Karton. Horst Bittermann talks about the potential for cartonboard packaging as advancements in barrier technology open up new possibilities. more

The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) sets out to provide added security to pharmaceutical products dispensed in the EU, and in addition, will enable players across the supply chain to verify product authentication. more

London based start-up AEROPOWDER has unveiled pluumo, a new form of sustainable thermal packaging material. more

The highlights of this week in video format, featuring crispy bacon out of the microwave, films and nets made from fruit and vegetable byproducts and unique identifiers for beverage cans thanks to Blockchain. more

How can a private label be created that differentiates itself through design, and create shelf standout when category values are defined by others? more

Elisabeth Skoda speaks with Alexandre de Souza Carvalho, Director Marketing Services at Tetra Pak, about the growth in the online grocery market, and how packaging innovations can help consumers to have a friction-free experience. more

Austria-based VPZ Verpackungszentrum   has created a new type of packaging for fruit and vegetables. The reusable Packnatur® cellulose bags are made from FSC-certified beechwood and are tear-resistant and wet-proof. more

Video interview: At Hispack, Pedro Valadez, managing director of PKS, part of CFT Group, explains the benefits and capabilities of the newly launched box wrapper Iber Combi 60, which offers reliability, flexibility and fast changeovers. more

The week's video highlights - drones & AI delivery on their way to Europe, DS Smith's e-commerce innovation, UPM Raflatac's smart recycling concept, and a very catchy new soundtrack that brings back the best of the 1980s! more

Elisabeth Skoda explores recent innovations in the area of ovenable and microwavable packaging, speaking with Toby Cottam and Simon Balderson, managing directors respectively of Terinex and Sirane. more

Océ, a Canon company, presents the new Océ LabelStream 4000 series, an industrial-scale UV inkjet press with optional flexo printing, embellishment and finishing units, offering a productivity range of 950 - 1672 sqm/h. more

A range of global value chains profit in one way or another from the achievements of chemistry, biotechnology and process engineering. ACHEMA, taking place in Frankfurt on 11-15 June, is Europe’s central arena of the process industry. more

Video interview: At Hispack 2018, Alessandro Merusi, CEO at CFT Group, shares with Packaging Europe how the company is now able to offer its customers complete line solutions from raw materials to the final pallet. more

A good week for sustainable innovations, including a new compostable coffee capsule, a milk pack that dissolves in hot drinks and a new household-biocompostable film. more

Researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have developed a milk capsule with a soluble shell. more

42 businesses, including major food, drink and non-food brands, manufacturers and retailers right through to plastic reprocessors and packaging suppliers, sign up to a world-first pact. more

Retailer brands and private label products have enjoyed impressive growth in recent years. Elisabeth Skoda speaks to the Private Label Manufacturers Association’s (PLMA) president Brian Sharoff. more

In the wake of Costa Coffee's commitment to recycling the same volume of cups it puts to market, Cambridge Consultants and DS Smith Recycling look at recycling solutions. more


Scientists have engineered an enzyme which can digest plastics, providing a potential solution to one of the world’s biggest environmental problems, the University of Portsmouth reports. more

Featuring exclusive Tetra Recart interview, Mintel's David Luttenberger, and Ecolean more

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