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Revolutionising packaging: Navigating towards a sustainable future

Jim Bligh, FDF’s Director of Corporate Affairs and Packaging, on spearheading a sustainable packaging revolution, advocating for innovation, and the need for regulatory clarity in the industry.
In the rapidly evolving packaging world, enhancements in food packaging persistently surface and bring revolution to the industry, which is shifting towards a more transparent, reliable, and socially responsible future.


BOBST and Huhtamaki: A partnership of pioneers that has fast-tracked progress in sustainable packaging

Sometimes in business, a partnership is formed where two company’s values, missions and skillsets perfectly align and enable real progress. Such is the case with BOBST and Huhtamaki, who have joined forces with the aim of revolutionizing sustainable packaging.

Antalis has donated its exhibition stand to a school

Antalis has donated part of its exhibition stand to a school for students with special educational needs (SEN) in Leicestershire, close to the company’s UK HQ.
Antalis creates its exhibition stands with future use and recyclability in mind. Made from sustainable and recyclable materials from the Antalis Visual Communications product portfolio, the stand, in the form of a market stall complete with striped awning, formed part of a larger exhibition stand at the 2023 Responsible Packaging Expo in London.

Ricoh’s production print sustainability recognised by prestigious Pacesetter Award from Keypoint Intelligence

Consistently high rankings and commitment to achieving goals acknowledged by industry accolade
Ricoh’s commitment to enabling sustainable and responsible print production has achieved industry recognition, with the Buyers Lab (BLI) 2024-2025 Pacesetter Award in Production Print Sustainability from Keypoint Intelligence, a global market research firm and independent evaluator of print and smart technology hardware, software, and services.

Print industry banks on sustainability

drupa sustainabilitySustainability is a fixture in the print industry. This is also reflected by drupa 2024 where this topic occupies a large space. “Sustainability is a set theme in the print industry and forms an integral part of transformation,” says Sabine Geldermann, Director drupa, Portfolio Print Technologies at Messe Düsseldorf.

Siemens’ Techcellence Awards recognizes digital transformation and sustainability leaders, innovators and community champions

At Realize LIVE 2024, Siemens Digital Industries Software announced today the winners of its inaugural Techcellence Awards. Developed to recognize companies that are striving for change through transformation and sustainability, as well as individuals who are leading through innovation and acting as a champion for digital technology and sharing their knowledge with the Siemens community. Winners are awarded VIP attendance passes for Realize LIVE 2025, which will take place in June 2025 in Detroit.

Siegwerk further strengthens its coatings portfoliov

In its new CIRKIT product portfolio, Siegwerk bundles all its circular coating solutions. Under a new, uniform naming concept, the company will continue to develop functional coatings paving the way for circular packaging

Siegwerk, one of the leading global providers of printing inks and coatings for packaging applications and labels, is further strengthening its strategic focus on coatings. Recently, the company has bundled all circular coating solutions into its new CIRKIT product portfolio.

Sustainability – the ‘megatrend’ requiring commitment, collaboration and continuous innovation

In the countdown to drupa 2024, BOBST reviews some of the key themes and topics that are shaping the industry. In this article we take a look at the current picture around sustainability – and how our own response at BOBST has evolved rapidly in recent years.

Sustainability has been a focus for the packaging industry for many years, but we may be reaching a crucial period for the topic.

UPM Raflatac achieves an industry first RecyClass recognition in PE films

UPM Raflatac has received RecyClass recognition for PE Films with its Multipurpose UV acrylic adhesive technology - making UPM Raflatac the first ever pressure sensitive laminate producer to receive technology approval in this category. The granted recognition expands UPM Raflatac’s portfolio of RecyClass approved PE (polyethylene) label materials. These materials are recognized to be recycling compatible with colored and natural PE flexible films.

The fibre side streams of Metsä Board's Tako paperboard mill are set to benefit nearby farms

Soilfood, a Finnish circular economy company, is processing the fibre-based side streams generated in the production of paperboard from manufacturer Metsä Board, into various soil improvement fibres for local farms. Soilfood has previously used these side streams from Metsä Board's board mills at Kemi and Äänekoski. Now the cooperation has been extended to the Tako mill, located in the centre of Tampere.

Light + Building 2024: Fulminant innovation show provides a stage for sustainability and efficiency in buildings

The modern building is intelligent, connected and as a result saves energy. In combination with alternative energy sources and efficient lighting solutions, emissions in the building sector can be drastically reduced. This makes a significant contribution to achieving climate targets. 2,169 exhibitors presented the latest developments in building technology and trends in innovative lighting design at Light + Building in Frankfurt am Main from 3 to 8 March 2024. Over 151,000 visitors travelled to the world's leading trade fair for lighting and building-services technology.

AI: the key to a competitive and sustainable industry

Boosting competitiveness, protecting the climate, promoting prosperity – these are the major tasks facing industry today. Innovative technologies are the key to mastering these challenges. But how can companies make efficient use of automation, artificial intelligence, renewable energies, and hydrogen? And what steps can be taken to counteract the impending de-industrialization of Europe? HANNOVER MESSE 2024 will provide answers.


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