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Your trends in 2023: The must-reads of the year

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The past year has seen exciting innovations, but also major challenges in the processing and packaging industry. From sustainability to AI trends, this is what moved the industry.

Start-ups & Innovators

Urgent need for young talent

The SandKit winning team of Maria Paula Monroy Vargas, Sarah Drauschke and Margo Rindle. Image: Pro Carton

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There is an urgent need for young, skilled workers everywhere, and the packaging industry is no exception. Next-generation workers often pursue unconventional approaches with bold new ideas, regardless of whether they have studied packaging technology or design at European universities or completed an industry apprenticeship.

Women in Packaging

Networked packaging industry specialist

Sonja Bähr

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Who is saying something, for what reason are they saying it, what is behind it and who does it benefit? Industrial engineer Sonja Bähr uses questions like these to encourage people to be more critical about statements regarding packaging, waste disposal and recycling.

Start-ups & Innovators

Researchers tout sustainable packaging foam made from waste cardboard


© Beijing Key Laboratory of Wood Science and Engineering

Researchers in Beijing have developed an environmentally friendly cushioning and insulating foam made entirely from recycled cardboard that they say offers a sustainable, plastic-free packaging alternative to the shipping industry.
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