Tim Sykes


Responding to growing demands for the flexibility to facilitate shorter runs and alternate versions in beverage packaging, Tonejet will be launching Cyclone, its new digital printing direct to can technology, at InPrint 2017 more

23 Oct 2017 11:09

Tim Sykes caught up with Brillopak director David Jahn to discuss a looming labour crisis and Brillopak’s efforts to provide timely solutions such as the Meteor fresh produce punnet loading line and Unipick P160 high speed case and crate packer. more

18 Oct 2017 13:15

Packaging specialists have distanced themselves from comments from the former head of major UK supermarket chain Asda advocating that retailers move toward total elimination of plastic more

13 Oct 2017 15:44 1 Comments

Tim Sykes visited GSK Consumer Healthcare’s London research facilities to inspect the newly launched European Consumer Sensory Lab and the Shopping Science Lab in London and find out how research is delivering valuable packaging insights more

12 Oct 2017 15:01

Packaging with strong anti-counterfeit protection can enhance product revenues by tens of percent. However, it is critical to define the right strategy, selection of elements and not underestimate supporting activities such as customer communication. more

5 Oct 2017 16:10

Jason Chester of InfinityQS ponders the question of how to address the headache of product recalls. more

5 Oct 2017 13:37

We’re undergoing a transformation of where and how consumers do their shopping, with the greatest variety in physical store formats in a generation under the shadow of the unrelenting rise of e-commerce. What demands does this place on packaging? more

4 Oct 2017 14:59

Ahead of the forum Katrin Schwede, head of communications at European Bioplastics, spoke to Tim Sykes about the key trends and challenges in the renewable plastics market. more

3 Oct 2017 10:47

On 31st August 2017 Dow and DuPont came together in one of the largest mergers in corporate history. On the eve of the transaction, Tim Sykes visited DuPont in Geneva to profile one half of the new power couple looming over the packaging value chain. more

2 Oct 2017 08:41

With food and bulk factories reliant on secondary packing and palletising machine uptime to meet delivery schedules and fulfil retailer contracts, Pacepacker Services is demonstrating its latest time and resource saving weapon, Pallet+. more

27 Sep 2017 09:27

In fast paced, harsh or cramped food production and packing lines, where metal detectors are subject to rigorous washdowns and knocks from operatives, modern machine control panels are especially vulnerable to damage. more

27 Sep 2017 08:11

Brillopak director David Jahn highlighted the crisis likely to face farmers, fresh produce and soft fruit packers as a result of Brexit and rising labour costs – and how automated case loading can help mitigate these challenges. more

26 Sep 2017 20:44

At the PPMA Show Packaging Europe's star striker Kev is pitted against Robokeeper - billed as unbeatable. Can Packaging Europe prove that Industry 4.0 still has some way to go? Can Kev succeed where Lionel Messi failed? Watch to find out! more

26 Sep 2017 17:38

Day four of the world's leading beverage technology fair brought glimpses of the next technological advances in packaging. more

14 Sep 2017 22:34

On 26th September at the PPMA Show Packaging Europe’s Tim Sykes will be chairing a session with Veolia’s Dr Forbes McDougall on sustainable food and drink packaging and the circular economy. The two caught up for an interview ahead of the show. more

23 Aug 2017 15:21

In 2014 Dow made a first appearance at interpack to share with the industry the new approach it had been developing. Returning in 2017, the global business was able to speak in much more concrete terms about its strategic vision of value chain collab more

10 Jul 2017 13:34

Rockwell Automation chose interpack as the stage for its inaugural Best Future Machine competition. Tim Sykes attended the award ceremony to get the winners’ insights into the unfolding capabilities of Industry 4.0 in packaging applications. more

6 Jul 2017 13:27

Packaging Europe looks back at the biggest event in the history of the packaging industry: a festival of innovation that confirmed Industry 4.0 is no longer confined to the future. more

4 Jul 2017 13:17

The market is well aware that packaging prevents more waste than in creates. However, few dispute the merits of the circular economy principle, nor those of reducing waste without damaging functionality – a goal which has driven huge advances. more

4 Jul 2017 10:40

CMC Cartonpack, winner in our ‘Sustainable Machinery Innovations’ category, is a fine example of the way smart production technologies can combine serving the customised needs of the multichannel marketplace at optimised environmental efficiency more

3 Jul 2017 14:35