Elisabeth Skoda


Video interview: The launch of O-I : EXPRESSIONS was one of the most exciting developments in the glass packaging market in 2018. Packaging Europe travelled to O-I's European headquarters to find out more. more

On January 1st, 2019, the new German Packaging Law comes into force. Packaging Europe takes a look at what German companies and those selling their packaging into Germany have to bear in mind, and how companies and associations have been preparing. more

A Christmassy theme for for this week's video roundup, with a look at a festive beer can, a whisky advent calendar and chocolate Santa Claus wrapping. more

Elisabeth Skoda picks out some of the highlights of this year’s most important European packaging expo – Nürnberg’s FachPack. more

This week's video highlights from the world of packaging include a bottle from 100% recycled plastics and a cardboard honeycomb structure previously used for surfboards protecting wine bottles in transit. more

Social enterprise brand share is the first manufacturer in Germany to offer its mineral water made from bottles made from 100% recycled plastics. more

A new biodegradable packaging solution to prevent damage to glass bottles in transit is set to transform delivery for the UK drinks industry. The packaging has been created by brothers Will and Sam Boex, founders of Flexi-Hex. more

According to current trend assessments, the German Plastics Packaging Industry Association (IK) is expecting a 5.1 percent increase in sales for German plastic packaging production in the current year and a 3.9% increase in volume. more

Elisabeth Skoda looks at key trends in area of closures and dispensing systems, and explores how key industry players are working to address challenges such as convenience, sustainability and connectivity. more

Find out about Baumer hhs' new Xfeed centralised adhesive supply system in this video interview with the company's technical sales manager Martin Kotecki. more

Packaging Europe's series of video interviews from FachPack continues: Gebr. Becker GmbH's market manager Sebastian Lehmann outlines the company's high performance vacuum pumps for primary and secondary packaging applications. more

Colgate® is exclusively partnering with recycling experts TerraCycle to launch the Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Programme, a free Nationwide recycling solution for oral care products and packaging in the UK. more

Omron has opened a new Robotic Innovation Lab at the company’s UK headquarters in Milton Keynes. Elisabeth Skoda speaks to the company's marketing manager Dan Rossek to find out more. more

Martin Kühl, head of labeling machines at Herma, showcases the new, innovative HERMA 500, a highly integrated, high-performance label applicator. more

The European Parliament has approved its report on the draft directive on marine pollution and single-use plastics.  The announcement draws mixed reactions from industry associations and consumer bodies. more



The UK Government has set out its plan to ban the distribution and sale of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds. The plan is subject to a consultation launched by Environment Secretary Michael Gove. more

With consumers embracing increasingly eco-conscious lives, Cambridge Consultants have announced their latest partnership, which is set to transform the business of BeeBee Wraps, a UK-based start-up. more

Looking back at this week's product and innovation highlights in the packaging world, focusing on new technologies for cost-efficient recycling, a new collection scheme for crisp packets and a new convenient drink box. more

Sealed Air presented a range of solutions at Fachpack, helping companies address the operational challenges they face in a constantly changing marketplace. more

Tetra Pak has launched a suite of new packaging material effects, known as Tetra Pak® Artistry, to help food and beverage producers revitalise the look and feel of their products. more

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