Tim Sykes


Packaging Europe canvassed opinion on the trends and technologies that will characterise CPG and retail packaging over the coming year. A diverse group of industry authorities passed around our crystal ball. Here's what they foresaw. more

17 Jan 2018 14:04

On the backdrop of blanket calls for elimination of plastics, major packaging industry stakeholders have reacted positively to the European Commission’s holistic strategy, released yesterday, for integration of polymers into the Circular Economy. more

17 Jan 2018 13:33

Packaging Europe’s Tim Sykes was among the 330 delegates seeking to map the future of a sector that looks to have an increasingly prominent role in packaging more

17 Jan 2018 09:56

The UK’s leading frozen food specialist announced that it aims to eliminate plastic packaging by 2023. Iceland’s head of packaging Ian Schofield spoke to Tim Sykes about the implications. more

16 Jan 2018 13:58

Tim Sykes discusses packaging and Coca-Cola's European Sustainability Action Plan with Joe Franses and Ulrike Sapiro, and discovers that alternative feedstocks, refill systems and returnables are all on the table. more

15 Jan 2018 10:40

Specialists in the packaging, sustainability and recycling world have responded with qualified welcome for the 25-year sustainability plan unveiled by Theresa May more

12 Jan 2018 14:12

May's beleaguered government won praise for 'getting serious about plastic waste'. What are the connotations for industry - and is the direction of travel conducive to holistic sustainability goals? more

12 Jan 2018 09:45

As a leading Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation, Recipharm has had to grapple with the demands of serialisation in terms of its own needs and those of its customers and their supply chains. Erik Haeffler speaks to Packaging Europe more

10 Jan 2018 14:33

“Good things happen when we combine the potential of automation with the imagination of people,” remarked Blake Moret, president and CEO of Rockwell Automation, speaking at the opening of the 2017 edition of the annual Automation Fair in Houston. more

10 Jan 2018 14:23

The M&S Plan A 2025 steps up the retailer's sustainability goals, featuring a One Polymer Road Map & target for 100% of packaging widely recycled. Tim Sykes spoke to Kevin Vyse about the implications & the company's approach to sustainable packaging more

22 Dec 2017 10:35

SIG's new white paper explores how mobility changes the way people eat and drink, and the challenges and opportunities this trend presents for beverage producers. Tim Sykes spoke to SIG's My Siüo Lê about the implications. more

8 Dec 2017 14:15

Better barriers cut food waste; thinner substrates translate to material and energy reductions. However, the two objectives are often in tension. Tim Sykes and Libby White explore the technological strategies and trade-offs involved in balancing them more

23 Nov 2017 08:55 ,

Having attracted over 76,000 visitors from more than 170 countries, drinktec 2017 was the biggest edition in its 66-year history. With the benefit of a couple of months' hindsight, Packaging Europe picks out the key beverage trends and innovations more

21 Nov 2017 14:08

The clock is ticking on the EU Falsified Medicines Directive. Are the pharma brand owners & CMOs ready? Beyond compliance, what is the industry making of the opportunities presented by serialisation? Five industry insiders share their insights. more

21 Nov 2017 10:07

E-commerce has disrupted our shopping habits and the supply chains behind them. Tim Sykes reports on some of the challenges this has thrown up and the packaging innovations and strategies being devised to meet them. more

20 Nov 2017 10:23

Many consider the Coca-Cola’s ‘Share a Coke’ campaign in 2013 a watershed moment in branding, bringing the versatility of digital print into the mainstream. But when will mass customisation give way to a new era of personalisation? more

10 Nov 2017 08:36 , ,

Tim Sykes asks whether, in a world where 'what feels right' often trumps the factual, keeping quiet about the positive impacts of packaging is the bigger risk. more

9 Nov 2017 09:09 2 Comments

Head & Shoulders is fighting marine waste with a 25% recycled beach plastic bottle. Tim Sykes spoke to brand owner P&G's Lisa Jennings and SUEZ's Jean-Marc Boursier about the project, lessons learned, extensions and broader waste strategies more

8 Nov 2017 14:32

Mehmet Gözetlik shook the design world by releasing images of familiar branded goods stripped of the ‘visual noise’. Passionate as ever about rescuing the human psyche from data overload, he talks to Tim Sykes about minimalism in a maximalist market. more

6 Nov 2017 19:00

Tetra Pak today unveils a packaging innovation that also introduces a totally new product category: a carton pouch that turns dairy and juice drinks into ice creams. Packaging Europe’s Tim Sykes spoke exclusively to Tetra Pak ahead of the launch more

31 Oct 2017 08:00