Welcome to Packaging Perspectives podcasts. You’re a reader of the Packaging Group brand magazines; now become a listener. The Packaging Perspectives channel provides you with industry news, innovations and engaging interviews that keep you up-to-date, informed, and entertained. Each episode features expert packaging professionals interviewed by editors of the Packaging Group. Scroll down and click an episode to listen. It will automatically begin in the player below.
Featured podcasters include:
Eric Fish, Flexible Packaging Expert
John Kalkowski, Packaging Events Expert
Kristen Kazarian, Packaging Strategies Expert
Kristin Joker, Packaging Design Expert
Join Suhas Chavannavar, market segment manager for flexible packaging ink resins at BASF, and John Kalkowski of Flexible Packaging magazine for a discussion on the flexible packaging and printing industry. Listen in on what’s next for this market and what key trends and innovations will drive future developments.
Carl Vause, CEO, Soft Robotics, Inc. and John Kalkowski, Editor of Flexible Packaging, discuss automation and how collaborative robots with adaptive end-of-arm-tooling are overcoming the “kryptonite” to automation—variation. Hear Vause’s take on how robots are working their way in the food and consumer goods packaging industries.
Timm Johnson, vice president of sales and marketing at Spee-Dee Packaging, discusses the challenges of accurately and efficiently filling packaging with dry foods. One major concern is employing high standards of sanitation to ensure food safety.
This online retailer ships billions of packages each year. Hear how Amazon is pushing to reduce packaging waste, minimize damage and delight customers. Brent Nelson, senior manager of customer packaging experience – sustainability, explains how the company’s Frustration-Free Packaging program is moving to the next level to develop packaging solutions in collaboration with brand owners and manufacturers through a vendor incentive program. For additional information, visit www.amazon.com/packaging
In an effort to close the loop on packaging use, a number of global packaged goods companies have announced Loop, a scheme to offer products in returnable and reusable packaging. The partnership has been announced at the World Economic Forum by Tom Szaky, CEO at Terracycle, which is coordinating the program. Tom gives an inside look at how Loop will operate.
Research and analytics company Nielsen recognizes 25 products that are reshaping the consumer landscape. Nielsen Senior VP Jenny Frazier discusses how these products were chosen and their impact on the market.
In this issue of Packaging Strategies you will find “The Latest Packaging Innovations Changing the Rules,” “The Future of Cannabis Packaging” and “OEE and a Multi-Metric Approach,” along with articles on beauty and alcohol social media influencers, batch vs. continuous and aseptic sterilization, challenger brands bridging ecommerce and retail, and a popular Michigan brewing company who has what it takes to tap into the community.