OPINION

Empack 2023: towards the implementation of Industry 4.0

Opinion - JAVIER ROMERO, editor of Infopack

Empack 2023: towards the implementation of Industry 4.0


Since its inception back in 2008 in the midst of the economic crisis (which in itself is of enormous merit, it must be said), Empack Madrid has stood out as an unmissable event in the Spanish packaging industry calendar. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: JAVIER ROMERO, editor of Infopack
ITENE, an ally for sustainability in packaging, present at EMPACK 2023

Opinion - JAVIER ZABALETA, managing director of itene

ITENE, an ally for sustainability in packaging, present at EMPACK 2023


In 2023, sustainability remains the main focus of the packaging industry. About a year ago, the Royal Decree on Packaging and Packaging Waste (RD 1055/2022) came into force, setting crucial targets for reduction, reuse, recyclability, compostability and incorporation of recycled materials in packaging ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: JAVIER ZABALETA, managing director of itene
European Packaging Regulation vs. Royal Decree on Packaging: What will the next legislation look like?

Opinion - JAVIER ZABALETA, managing director of itene

European Packaging Regulation vs. Royal Decree on Packaging: What will the next legislation look like?


The future European Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (hereafter PPWR) was presented by the European Commission on 30 November last year. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: JAVIER ZABALETA, managing director of itene
We celebrate the most important scientific and technological congress of 2024, coinciding with our 30th anniversary

Opinion - JAVIER ZABALETA, managing director of itene

We celebrate the most important scientific and technological congress of 2024, coinciding with our 30th anniversary


It is time to mark in the calendar the week of 17-21 June 2024. Those days ITENE is organising in Valencia the 24th IAPRI World Packaging Conference, an event that will bring together international leaders in packaging to showcase the innovations and trends that are transforming the industry ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: JAVIER ZABALETA, managing director of itene
Challenges of Extended Producer Responsibility in commercial and industrial packaging

Opinion - JAVIER ZABALETA, managing director of itene

Challenges of Extended Producer Responsibility in commercial and industrial packaging


Recently, there has been much talk of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), which calls on the producer to prevent, manage and pay for the processing and recovery of everything that can become waste ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: JAVIER ZABALETA, managing director of itene
Labelexpo is full of surprises

Opinion - JAVIER ROMERO, editor of Infopack

Labelexpo is full of surprises


After years of inactivity due to the global pandemic, September will mark the long-awaited return of Labelexpo Europe, the leading trade fair for the label industry. It will be held in Brussels, September 11-14, for the last time before moving to Barcelona in 2024 ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: JAVIER ROMERO, editor of Infopack
The essential Master's degree to lead the packaging industry

Opinion - JAVIER ZABALETA, managing director of itene

The essential Master's degree to lead the packaging industry


In a world characterised by rapid technological advances, global crises and more stringent packaging legislation, the industry faces unprecedented challenges ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: JAVIER ZABALETA, managing director of itene
A sustainable future for packaging

Opinion - JAVIER ROMERO, editor of Infopack

A sustainable future for packaging


It is obvious to everyone (except the flat-earthers) that climate change has been affecting us for a long time. In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the importance of protecting the environment and adopting sustainable practices in all areas of life ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: JAVIER ROMERO, editor of Infopack
New sustainable materials look to 2025

Opinion - JAVIER ZABALETA, managing director of itene

New sustainable materials look to 2025


The sustainability of packaging materials has been at the centre of the industry for years, but especially in recent times, when legislation at European and Spanish level points to 2050 as the year by which climate neutrality must be achieved, according to the European Green Deal. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: JAVIER ZABALETA, managing director of itene
interpack reaches pre-pandemic figures

Opinion - JAVIER ROMERO, editor of Infopack

interpack reaches pre-pandemic figures


I think we can all agree that sectoral fairs are frequently more than mere sale showcases. They act as drivers to revitalise markets, attracting innovation and "forcing" companies to devise a series of advances, new developments or improvements to show any professional visiting their stand that they are looking at a first class company, fully committed to the evolution of the sector. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: JAVIER ROMERO, editor of Infopack