Innovation

Legally compliant innovations in the age of regulation

In addition to the challenges that already arise when developing innovative packaging solutions, the aspect of legal certainty is increasingly coming into play. The growing number of European and national regulations complicates matters. Nevertheless, there is no way around scrutinising your own innovation work for legal certainty – even before the regulations come into force. […]

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Price war and concerns about the future of recyclate

Everyone could agree: plastic only has a future as a packaging material if we succeed in closing the cycles. The increasing production and use of recycled material is indispensable for this. And the European regulators also attach a central role to the use of recycled material in the new PPWR. However, things currently look quite […]

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Reusable jars for food: How sensible is that ecologically?

The politically driven trend towards more and more reusable packaging does not stop at beverages and gastronomy. Other areas of application have come into focus. In the food sector, too, brand manufacturers are increasingly considering whether a switch to reusable packaging is advisable. However, the answer is often hindered by the not inconsiderable effort required […]

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Interpack comeback: Still ‘Simply Unique’ after a long break?

Interpack is when the global packaging industry meets in Düsseldorf, when innovations along the entire value chain are presented and the industry’s top trends are discussed, when packaging materials and supplies, packaging machinery and related process technology are in focus. But is this still true after a six-year break? After the crises and the turn […]

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The top 5 digitalization trends in the packaging industry 2023

Digitalization is playing an increasingly important role for the packaging industry. Drivers are changing customer preferences, growing competition and the need for greater operational efficiency. In light of this, companies are turning to digital transformation to develop new business models and solutions for their customers. In our article, we discuss the top 5 digital transformation […]

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Packaging innovation: Forward always, backward never (even if it still jerks)

Sustainability was at the heart of packaging innovation in 2022, and we look back and draw a line – focusing on material efficiency, minimizing material use and using more sustainable materials in packaging design with aspects such as paperization, flexible packaging, overpackaging and secondary packaging. In the outlook for 2023, we reaffirm trends from the […]

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The future of plastics production: PCR, bioplastic and CO2-based materials

In the sixth article in our series on the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF), we look at decoupling the consumption of finite resources in the plastics sector. It is a central pillar in establishing a circular economy. The use of post consumer recyclate (PCR), bioplastics and CO2-based plastics to substitute virgin plastic plays a central role […]

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