Tim Sykes


Hot drinks in a carton from SIG; breakthrough in paper batteries from BillerudKorsnäs & Uppsala University; and the new bottle from Beatson Clark & Kolibri Drinks with sugar in a dosing cap. more

Beatson Clark has developed a bespoke bottle for the sparkling botanical beverage brand Kolibri Drinks, allowing consumers to control the amount of sugar in their drink by storing it in the cap of the bottle rather than mixed in the liquid. more

Flowers are the perfect gift for someone close to the heart but geographically distant, i.e. theoretically an ideal e-commerce market. more

This week's video highlights, featuring innovative beer flute design twist from Becks; Ball’s new super sleek format for beverage cans, SICK’s easy vision guidance for robot picking; & ITW Zippak’s satisfying sensory experience. more

As every engineer is taught, ‘what you can measure, you can manage’. In an age of smart manufacturing, there's an opportunity to leverage information to improve the environmental footprint of CPG – according to Rockwell Automation's Marcel Woiton. more

The world-famous German beer brand launches Le BECK’S, a special edition design twist on the can created by München-headquartered creative agency Serviceplan more

The On-Pack Recycling Label delivers consistent recycling information on retailer & brand packaging, making it simpler for consumers to recycle more material, more often. Stuart Lendrum shares his vision for the initiative as it gains momentum more

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In the second of our series of interviews with sponsors of the Sustainability Awards 2018, Günter Stephan, head of circular economy at Borealis, shares with Tim Sykes his vision for helping realise circularity in plastics. more

Professor Marianne Klimchuk of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) has made a career out of thinking deeply about the dialogue between packaging and society – and passing it on to the next generation of designers. more

As planet earth awaits the FIFA World Cup™ in Russia, brand owners prepare to monetise consumer engagement with promotional product runs. A short video on packaging around the world inspired by the festival of football more

In the first of a series of interviews with the sponsors of the Sustainability Awards 2018, Georg Müller-Hof, VP marketing, introduces Avery Dennison’s sustainability vision to Packaging Europe. more

As the world anticipates the football World Cup in Russia, brand owners prepare to monetise consumer engagement. We survey packaging from five continents, some examples more sophisticated than others, inspired by the festival of football. more

Chinese online retail giant, world leader in AI & high-tech delivery using drones, robots & autonomous technology, is set to introduce its e-commerce model to the rest of the world. Lori Chao shares JD's futuristic vision with Tim Sykes more

Highlights this week focus on Schreiner MediPharm’s smart blister pack, Quorn™ eliminating black plastic trays and Omron introducing new technology to optimise Industry 4.0 flexible manufacturing. more

Meat-substitute brand takes first steps to remove black plastic from packaging, eliminating 297 tonnes of non-recyclable plastic from its supply chain. Head of packaging development Ester Takacs talks to Packaging Europe. more


Our panel of wonderful judges will spend the summer analysing and grading the 108 entries to this year’s Sustainability Awards. Here some of the judges share their perspectives on the initiative and on sustainability in general. more

Weekly highlights including UV light fluorescing adhesive, mailing bags made from 100% sugarcane and an extra thin ovenable film. more

Submissions for the fourth annual Sustainability Awards have been are open for just another two days - closing on 15th May. more

Weekly round-up, featuring Tetra Pak's paper straw pledge, Schur's ultra-thin barrier film, Tracy Sutton on Design Thinking, and Ulma's new skin pack solution. more

Creative director in the packaging design department of Y&R BCN, Julie Asschenfeldt talks to Tim Sykes about designing packaging as part of a wider communication with consumers in a world undergoing digital transformation more


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