Elisabeth Skoda


Packaging Connections is back! This week we’ll be looking at finding the right bar code in the digital era in a webinar with Markem-Imaje, explore a new pack that can measure the ripeness of fruit and learn about new fiber-based ready meal trays. Read more

Luca Cerani, Sealed Air VP of Marketing and Portfolio, EMEA talks to Packaging Europe about sustainability solutions and ways to tackle the omnichannel challenge. Read more

The EU has set a series of very ambitious, and at the same time necessary, targets by 2030. All plastic packaging on the EU market must be reusable or cost-effectively recycled. Read more

Finland-based company Paptic Ltd claims to have forged a material category of its own with PAPTIC®. Read more

SYSTEMIQ is a B corporation created in 2016 to drive achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement by transforming markets and business models in three key economic systems: land use, materials and energy. Read more

Aseptic cartons have enjoyed growing popularity thanks to benefits such as enabling ambient distribution, offering product protection, cube efficiency and convenience. Read more

Barbara Operschall from the Austrian company SpeechCode explains to Elisabeth Skoda how a simple on-pack code can give consumers valuable product information via their smartphones without the need to be connected to the internet. Read more

At Hannover Messe, Tetra Pak announced the launch of its connected packaging platform, the "factory of the future", harnessing the potential of digital technology, and a collaboration on an energy assessment programme with ABB. Read more

On March 27th, the European Parliament approved the Single-Use Plastics directive. Packaging Europe has gathered reactions from various industry associations. Read more

On the occasion of the 14th German packaging congress in Berlin, the German Packaging Institute (dvi) has surveyed consumers about their opinion about plastics, packaging and sustainability. Read more

In this week's weekly video news roundup, we look at trends and developments in the pouch market from lightweighting to recyclability, find out about a new mobility aid masterbatch and explore the dangers of simplistic media messages for packaging. Read more

Together with other single use packaging items, single use coffee cups have received negative media attention in recent years. Does this mean that consumers are actually keen to seek out alternatives? Read more

The current economic climate has created a challenging environment whilst also redefining possibilities for businesses and competitors. With a major shift in consumer demand, there is a need for retail, brand and supplier companies to change. Read more

As the UK parliament debates the Brexit withdrawal agreement Elisabeth Skoda reviews the multiple reasons that Packaging Europe strongly advocates continued cooperation and integration between European countries Read more

Elisabeth Skoda looks at the ways in which Industry 4.0 and smart solutions have helped companies become more energy efficient and keep track of what happens at their production sites. Read more

AR Packaging has presented a gas tight pressed board tray packaging for chilled foods as a replacement of plastic trays, which the company says is the first on the market and offers an efficient solution well suited for giving a shelf life of at leas Read more



ALDI Nord and ALDI SÜD in Germany are rolling out an initiative to provide easy to understand information about the correct separation of recyclable materials on all their own brands. Read more

Phrases that recur when talking to glass manufacturers is that their product is natural, safe, infinitely recyclability and environmentally friendly. Read more

According to statistics, one in nine people on the planet suffer from hunger, and 98 per cent of these people live in countries where over 40 per cent of food gets lost after harvest, not least because it is poorly packaged. Read more

Honeywell  has unveiled Aclar Accel, a new thermoformable barrier film for pharmaceutical packaging that the company says provides faster service to companies at a lower cost while maintaining patient safety. Read more

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