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Industry needs to spot consumer drivers | Profile – Jocelyne Ehret

Industry needs to spot consumer drivers | Profile – Jocelyne Ehret

February 12, 2014 No Comments »

Pretty much every pack designer or technologist needs to understand consumer trends. For Jocelyne Ehret, director at Havi Global Solutions, it’s also vital to know the market drivers. Philip Chadwick... Read More »

Cerulean takes the scientific approach | Profile – Steve Frankham

Cerulean takes the scientific approach | Profile – Steve Frankham

December 4, 2013 Comments Off

Testing equipment firm Cerulean’s managing director Steve Frankham talks to Josh Brooks about the roles of technology and metrology in reducing waste and increasing packaging quality throughout the supply chain... Read More »

Oakland International: The frozen food firm with a hot idea for the sector | Profile

June 3, 2013 Comments Off

Cold storage firm Oakland International has big plans to create 2,500 jobs and massively simplify food supply chains with a unique new industry hub. Josh Brooks speaks to Oakland’s founder... Read More »

Common purpose drives Nampak forward | Profile

Common purpose drives Nampak forward | Profile

May 30, 2013 Comments Off

Since 2007, Eric Collins has been managing director of plastics packaging company Nampak. During his time, he has seen the rise of the lightweight Infini milk bottle and raised staff... Read More »

Trashed challenges world to change habits | Profile

Trashed challenges world to change habits | Profile

May 7, 2013 Comments Off

The director of a new documentary on waste, Candida Brady, exclusively talks to Philip Chadwick on global challenges, the film’s stunning locations and how it intended to avoid pointing the... Read More »

Innovator casts net wide for Ecover plastic | Profile

Innovator casts net wide for Ecover plastic | Profile

April 3, 2013 6 Comments »

The sea is full of plastic waste but one man has come up with an idea to turn that material into bottles. Giving that waste a value may prove to... Read More »

Investment plans set to pay off for Rigid | Profile

Investment plans set to pay off for Rigid | Profile

March 5, 2013 Comments Off

In a tough economic climate, news of a company investing is always welcome; so it’s hardly any wonder that Rigid Containers managing director Richard Coward is upbeat on plans for... Read More »

New global Clondalkin chief drives growth | Profile

New global Clondalkin chief drives growth | Profile

February 6, 2013 Comments Off

After 19 years in the packaging industry, the latest challenge for Clondalkin’s David Lennon is to expand the group’s global pharmaceutical and healthcare division. Liz Gyekye quizzes him on... Read More »

Glassmaking giant Quinn takes Cobevco bottling plant to market | Profile

Glassmaking giant Quinn takes Cobevco bottling plant to market | Profile

February 6, 2013 Comments Off

Quinn Glass opened its unique bottlemaking and filling plant back in 2005, but has now launched a new brand for its bottling business. Josh Brooks spoke to managing director Adrian... Read More »

Coca-Cola looks to sustainable strategy | Profile

Coca-Cola looks to sustainable strategy | Profile

November 4, 2012 Comments Off

Brands are under pressure to reduce packaging and help boost recycling rates, and global drinks giant Coca-Cola is no different. Its UK corporate responsibility director Joe Franses talks sustainability to... Read More »

Beatson lifts the lid on £10m investment | Profile

Beatson lifts the lid on £10m investment | Profile

October 4, 2012 Comments Off

It’s been a hectic year for glass packaging business Beatson Clark; the company has invested heavily in a brand new furnace and the project culminated with a royal visitor. Josh... Read More »

New kid in Commons fights sector corner | Profile

New kid in Commons fights sector corner | Profile

September 4, 2012 Comments Off

Mark Pawsey is a rugby-playing packaging entrepreneur – and now he’s in Parliament fighting the cause for the industry as much as for his constituents. Josh Brooks met him to... Read More »

Corrugated firm celebrates solid decade | Profile

Corrugated firm celebrates solid decade | Profile

June 4, 2012 Comments Off

TRM Packaging last month celebrated its tenth anniversary with a special event at a venue where Shakespeare stayed once. Liz Gyekye spoke to chief executive Trevor Maund to find out... Read More »

APP faces up to its numerous green critics | Profile

APP faces up to its numerous green critics | Profile

May 8, 2012 Comments Off

Asia Pulp & Paper has been in the headlines for years and they haven’t always been positive. Liz Gyekye spoke to the group’s European sustainability manager Liz Wilks to give... Read More »

The quest to turn back the beach litter tide | Profile

The quest to turn back the beach litter tide | Profile

April 10, 2012 1 Comment »

If you were at Packaging Innovations in February, you may have seen environmental campaign group Surfers Against Sewage. Liz Gyekye spoke to Dom Ferris of SAS to find out what... Read More »