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Num. 309 - January 2024


We welcome the new year with an issue full of diverse content that covers the entire packaging life cycle chain. In our Packaging & Design section we highlight the Ecoalf project by Lavernia & Cienfuegos, distinguished with a Platinum Pentaward 2023 in the Sustainable Design category or the choice of the Supperstudio agency, in the same competition, as the public's favorite. We continue with articles on neuromarketing or artificial intelligence, we address Extended Producer Responsibility or the choice of packaging materials based on environmental criteria, and on the cover we highlight Vallformosa, one of the best-known wineries in Penedés, which explains why the image of its cavas and wines is a differentiating element in the company's operations.



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Num. 308 - December 2023


We say goodbye to 2023 with an issue full of different content, among which we highlight how wooden packaging combats climate change, from the hand of Raquel Aguado, director of FEDEMCO, the development of bioplastics from food waste or the trends for 2024 in food packaging, both contents prepared by ITENE, a summary of the best of the Pentawards 2023 or the cover interview: Ana Pérez, Project Manager of Grupo Seripafer tells us how a personalized packaging manufacturing company manages and achieves a perfect balance between the practical , the aesthetic and the sustainable.



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Num. 306 - October 2023


We begin the final stretch of this hectic 2023 with an issue specially designed for Empack Madrid 2023, with varied content that covers the global offer that will be exhibited at the most important fair of the year for Spanish packaging. Among them, we highlight (on the cover) the interview with Paula Michelena and Alejandro Michelena, sales director and CEO of Envases Falemi, a leading company in the manufacturing and marketing of cosmetic packaging, who explain to us that their developments would not have been possible without a commitment decided by R&D&i. We also deal with the safety of inks and adhesives in food packaging, in our ITENE Dossier, as well as different packaging design projects offered to us by some of the best designers in our country, among many other contents.



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Num. 306 - October 2023


In this issue we collect everything that Labelexpo Europe 2023 has given, the largest event in the world for the label industry, including an interview with its general director, Jade Grace, who explains to us that the fair has been a boost for the sector. On the cover we have César Romero, CEO of the Valencian company Gráficas Lersi, who reminds us that companies are “people, processes and technology, in that order.” We also summarize the ECMA 2023 Congress that was held in Seville and that focused on carton packaging two key aspects that will mark its future: circularity and collaboration.



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Num. 305 - September 2023


We return from the holidays with the main global event for the label industry, Labelexpo Europe 2023, in an issue in which Fernando Giron, commercial director of Fedrigoni Self-Adhesives (on the cover), explains to us that “the choice of paper for “The labels directly affect the image of the brand and its differentiation.” Winfried Muehling, Director of Marketing and Communications at Pro Carton, tells us how the European cardboard and cardboard packaging industry has managed to reduce its carbon footprint by 24% since 2018. And Mariví Sánchez, Head of Communication and Sustainability at Grupo Calvo , reminds us that companies must live up to consumer demands, which today involve, above all, sustainability in processes and packaging.



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Num. 304 - July 2023


“Labelexpo Europe 2023, the world's largest event for the label and packaging printing industry, taking place from September 11 to 14 in Brussels, focuses our attention on this summer issue of InfoPack. Félix Prieto, CEO and General Manager of WANJIE EUROPE and Grupo IMPRYMA (on the cover), who will be present at Labelexpo Europe to send a message of differentiation to the market, refers to this fair, for example. In addition, we dedicate the monthly market dossier to the European Green Deal and to the keys for calculating the carbon footprint of packaging. And we don't want to say goodbye until September without mentioning how Supperstudio and Avery Dennison, together with other collaborators, have explored new paths in the most daring cosmetics through a collection that we talk about in these pages”.

 



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Number 303 - June 2023


We enter the middle of this 2023 with an issue in which the echoes of the recent and successful last edition of interpack still resonate: Thomas Dohse, director of the fair, tells us in an exclusive interview the keys to interpack 2023. On the cover we tell with Marta Riesgo, Industrial Manager and R&D Director of Choví, the popular brand of sauces that has made aioli packed in a mortar an iconic product in the refrigerated section of supermarkets. ITENE talks to us in its monthly dossier on "Biobasic inks for a 2023 container", explaining what role inks are going to play in the new paradigm of the circular economy



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Number 302 - May 2023


Our readers will find different and varied content in our May issue. Offering creative solutions to existing problems is the starting point that allows Laura Peregrí from VMLY&R Spain to offer an interesting contribution: “brands that know how to identify and adapt their packaging strategies to respond to the challenges and opportunities of the sector will have a competitive advantage in the market". On the cover, and continuing with creativity, Carmen del Río, Head of Industrial Development at Pernod Ricard Spain, one of the largest distributors of liquors and spirits in the world, explains that the key to its packaging "lies in the high quality of the materials used”. And, among many other proposals, ITENE explains the latest in compostable packaging for IV and Y Range products.



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Number 301 - April 2023


In the April issue we once again focus on interpack 2023, the world's largest trade fair event for the packaging industry. To do this, we spoke with Thomas Dohse, director of this edition, who gave us the keys to what we are going to see between May 4 and 10 in Düsseldorf, which will become the world center for packaging innovation. We also interviewed Julia Ovelar, CEO of the company that bears her last name, OVELAR, and an absolute reference in the Spanish sleeve market.



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Number 300 - March 2023


We celebrate our 300th number with friends and professionals from the packaging sector, to whom we dedicate a few pages in this very special event for InfoPack. A number that coincides with the arrival of interpack 2023, absent since 2017 and which is back with force to take the pulse of an industry that has not stopped innovating to adapt to the new consumption and purchase habits that the pandemic has brought us. On the cover we have José Antonio Gacio Lata, CEO and founder of Imagraf, a company that sells machinery for the graphic industry and technical service with a great vocation: "At Imagraf we consider ourselves technicians who sell machinery".



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Number 299 - February 2023


February brings us the latest from the big players in digital printing. Xeikon showed us at an event held at its Belgian headquarters its commitment to sustainability with TITON, a technology designed for flexible packaging printers who want to migrate to paper, as well as the new Panther UV LED curing for their. While HP explains to us, from the hand of Adi Relles-Shorer, Product and Strategy Manager of HP PageWide Industrial, that investing in technology in post-pandemic times is worth it. ITENE talks to us about recycled materials and food safety and two relevant companies explain to us the secrets of egg packaging, the great forgotten item on the shelves, increasingly taken into account. And the leader in skin care, ISDIN, explains to us that packaging is a differential and key part of its pharmaceutical products business.



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Number 298 - January 2023


We started 2023 with an interview with a model businessman for his vision to detect talent and let it progress to make Coreti one of the absolute references for self-adhesive labels in our country. Don't miss the dialogue with Luis Fernández Vilela, co-founder and director of the Galician company and who is disassociating himself from the company, which already has a new horizon thanks to Asteria Group. We also recommend the reader an interview with the managers of the branding & design firm Meteorito, a true masterclass in terms of packaging design and how they approach each project.



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Number 297 - December 2022


We close a 2022 full of challenges with an interesting and varied content proposal, among which we want to highlight the vision of an active company in the field of cosmetics and perfumery such as Equivalenza, which, with its head of communication and marketing, Patrizia Blago explains that her packaging refilling strategy, in a category in which it’s not a common practice, is a clear sign of her commitment to the environment. We also have the signatures of specialists from companies such as MartiDerm, PackBenefit or Faca Packaging. And, of course, our last ITENE’s dossier of the year, this issue dedicated to innovative technologies for recycling packaging waste.


Happy New Year to all our readers!



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Number 296 - November 2022


We dedicate November cover to packaging for V Range products, by Daniel Palacio, CEO & Founder of Tutti Food Group, a specialist in deep-frozen ready meals who explains that, although his designs seek to be suggestive and impressive, there is no to forget that, “in turn, they must be easy and comfortable to use for the consumer”, something very important in its category. We also have the participation of Juan Ramón Meléndez, general director of the Association of Beverage Cans, for whom the can "is a container designed to sell far away in optimal sustainability conditions" and with whom we review the current situation of this packaging material. We also highlight the "10 keys to packaging optimized for e-commerce", offered by the ITENE technology center.

 



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Number 295 - October 2022


“Our October issue focuses on the imminent edition of Empack and Logistics & Automation 2022, two of the most important events -held together at the IFEMA fairgrounds, Madrid- on the Spanish calendar for the packaging, storage and equipment industry. , intralogistics, robotics, warehouse automation, traceability, etc. We discussed it with Óscar Barranco, director of the salons. On the cover we have Berlin Packaging, "the largest hybrid supplier of packaging in the world", an interesting concept explained by Valeria Rais, CEO of Berling Packaging Iberia on these same pages. Also noteworthy is the interview with Bodega Otazu, a Navarran winery that understands wine “as a cultural and experiential element”.

 



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Number 294 - September 2022


"Our mission is to provide more value to the product through packaging" is the main message of the cover interview of this September issue with Montserrat Vilanova, manager of Cideyeg Packaging, who its 60th anniversary offers us a masterclass about packaging high quality and how to differentiate yourself on the shelf. In addition to our usual content, an interesting interview with Guillaume Schaeffer, new director of the All4Pack Paris 2022 show, who will return in November after four years of absence.



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Number 293 - July/August 2022


We dedicate the cover of this summer issue of InfoPack to Francesc Galí, commercial and marketing director of La Fageda, the well-known dairy, ice cream and jam brand, who tells us that "we don't just use packaging to communicate the properties and product that we are selling, but also to project our values ​​and services”. Interesting interview that you liked to read, together with the ITENE Dossier, dedicated to the challenges of large distribution in circular economy. Highlight the intense return of the holidays at the fair level that we will have in September with the FACHPACK and Drinktec fairs, which we also report on in these pages.
 



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Number 292 - June 2022


Our June issue comes after the Hispack fair, and is dedicated to the sustainability megatrend. It was precisely Hispack, a fair that has made the need for packaging to serve the circular economy more visible than ever, who has inspired us. ITENE, our co-publisher partner, also goes along the same lines with two articles that underline the importance of awareness and detail what is being done from the sector: "Food packaging in the era of sustainability" and "Best properties and new packaging applications in a circular economy



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Number 291 - May 2022


Coinciding with the XXII Congress of AIFEC, the National Association of Manufacturers of Continuous Labels, an event that we are talking about in these pages, we present an edition based on wine, with interviews and articles by wine label designers, who show us their latest projects, as well as an interview with the Dominio de Berzal winery, which explains why the label is a very important part of its activity. We give prominence on the cover to the history of success and innovation of Grupo Ulzama, a family business from Navarra that integrates commercial, digital and packaging printing. The ITENE dossier is dedicated this month to last-mile freight transport.



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Number 290 - April 2022


Providing packaging with differentiation, safety and sustainability, in a pharmaceutical label or package, increases the value of the customer's product. This is the message launched by José Ramón Benito, president of Grupo Docuworld Packaging and AIFEC, in an interesting interview that we also highlight on the cover. We also review the history of the company, almost a hundred years old, we discuss with him the situation of the label market and what its main challenges are. Cabreiroá, the well-known water brand of Hijos de Rivera, also appears in our pages with an interview with Álvaro García de Quevedo Ruiz, director of the Aguas de Hijos de Rivera Business Unit. As always, together with the usual contents of Branding & Packaging, Technological Innovation, Circular Economy...



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Number 289 - March 2022


HP tells us in an interesting interview that we highlight on the cover that "we must go beyond pure printing" we spoke with Enric Martínez-Abarca, Business Manager HP Indigo Iberia & Italy, who brings us closer to the benefits that digital printing can bring to the packaging industry and tells us about the "digital transition" that his company is leading. While waiting for Hispack 2022 show, we also offer an interview with Jordi Bernabeu, president of the Organizing Committee, who tells us that, due to pandemic and all its economic derivatives, "the sector has had to learn to do things differently”.
 



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Number 288 - February 2022


From an original and ecological container for the most exclusive pistachios to the packaging of wine in aluminum cans, going through packaging trends at the point of sale and more sustainable logistics throughout the supply chain; That's how varied the contents of Infopack are for our February issue. On the cover we have Paniker, a centuries-old and authentic "adhesive engineering" company that provides its solutions to markets as varied as they are demanding, such as the automobile, wood, foams, graphic arts and, of course, packaging and labeling.
 



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Number 287 - January 2022


2022 is a year of celebrations: InfoPack celebrates 25 years accompanying the packaging industry and we are preparing a "revolution" in our way of communicating to reach the entire packaging universe in a more pleasant and effective way. In this first issue of the year we propose a change of sections but we maintain the usual valuable content: the ITENE special issue, this time dedicated to fruit and vegetable packaging and its sustainability, interviews with consumer brands (this time the Premium dried fruit company Mavis), Branding & Desing and our cover interview, dedicated in January to the company Salinas Packaging Group, led by Antonio Martínez, who tells us about his know-how in the creation and production of luxury boxes in lined cardboard.



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Number 286 - December 2021


We ended the year 2021 by going back to talking about one of the most thriving packaging sectors in our country, the self-adhesive label industry, which we approached from the perspective of Adhesivos del Segura (on the cover), a manufacturer of labels with a recognized track record in the market and belonging to the Printeos Group, with whom we share the main challenges facing the label, in addition to knowing its current status. The Internet of Things and its implication in the world of packaging, led by the ITENE technology center, is another of the topics that we highlight in this issue. In addition, we offer an interesting interview with Teresa Muñoz, marketing manager at Masaveu Bodegas, who talks about the coherence in the message that every brand must achieve between content and continent.



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Number 285 - November 2021


This month we have an Infopack full of varied content, among which we highlight, in addition to the always rigorous ITENE dossier on "Safety in pharmaceutical packaging", this time focused on the "child-proof" concept, an interesting interview with Mar Güell, Sustainability & Public Affairs Manager Iberia de Danone, who tells us that "a paradigm shift on plastic and moving towards a circular economy is essential". In addition, Spanish packaging design is current thanks to the Liderpack 2021. Robottions (on the cover) explains the automation and robotics challenges of the packaging industry, within the framework of the factory 4.0 paradigm



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Number 284 - October 2021


We enter the final stretch of the year 2021 with an Infopack full of varied content, among which we highlight (on the cover) an interview with Asteria Group, a multinational packaging company that has recently incorporated the Spanish company Coreti and with whom we share data about the company and trends of the sector. ITENE's dossier, on packaging for e-commerce, focuses on how to make adaptations to gain sustainability and efficiency. Finally, we want to highlight an interview with Flors Sopena, Packaging Category Purchaserde from Uriach, who gives us her vision of the importance of packaging for an essential industry such as pharmaceuticals.



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Number 283 - September 2021


We invite our readers to learn more about Industry 4.0 with KUKA, one of the world's largest suppliers of robots, with whose CEO, Fernando Sánchez, we have discussed automation, robotics and how to achieve the goal of “smart factory”. Coinciding with Fruit Attraction 2021, one of the largest events in the world in the field of fruit and vegetables, we offer an ITENE dossier indicating what its main packaging needs are, placing special emphasis on the macro-trend of sustainability. Label design, traceability, retail and cardboard creativity also occupy our September pages.



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Number 282 - July/August 2021


We arrive at the summer parenthesis with highly current content. MIDA Maquinaria, a Spanish manufacturer of machinery for labels, its manager Iosu Álvarez, explains the current situation of the company and his vision of where the label industry is heading. His vision is clear: "At MIDA we help our clients to make‘ impossible ’labels." We also recommend an interview with Gabriel Anguís, Project Manager of Castillo de Canena, producer of Premium extra virgin olive oils for which packaging has been fundamental as a differentiating tool in its almost 20-year history. Do not miss the dossier on packaging for traditional and online distribution and the reflections of Nestlé and Danone on circularity and packaging.



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Number 281 - June 2021


This month we have a complete dossier on packaging for household cleaning and personal hygiene products, which with the health crisis have increased in importance due to the protection that these types of products offer us against the virus. We also want to highlight the interview we offer (on the cover) with José Moro, president of Bodegas Emilio Moro and Bodega Cepa 21, with an innovative and transgressive spirit that we see reflected in his attractive labels. We also want to draw attention to the interesting interview we have conducted with Begoña de Benito, director of External Relations and CSR at Ecoembes, who says that "companies are trying to put sustainability at the center of their strategies."



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Number 280 - May 2021


Packaging for perfumery and cosmetics takes center stage in our May issue with an interesting dossier on trends and sustainability in this sector, one of the most dynamic and innovative in the industry. Packaging companies specializing in this area also contribute their point of view. We also highlight two interviews, the first with the Avanza Packaging design agency (Juvasa Group), which brings us its vision of the business, and the second (on the cover) with a world-renowned ink manufacturer, Sun Chemical, who brings us his experience in the field of packaging.



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Number 279 - April 2021


How to guarantee that the fruits of the field and the sea reach our homes in the best conditions? How can the packaging industry help to achieve this? We talked about this in a very complete article prepared by the ITENE technology center, which explains the different technological options available to improve control of the logistics chain of agri-food products. Do not miss the interview with Bodegas Lustau, belonging to the Luis Caballero Group, a benchmark in Jerez wines, which brings us his vision of the importance of the label. On the cover we have Jordi Quera, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Zonten Europe, a manufacturer of solutions for the production of labels that brings us his technological proposal for a market with extensive industrial needs.



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Number 278 - March 2021


In the March issue, the pharmaceutical company Almirall (on the cover) explains that the packaging of a medicine must be “safe, reliable, adapted to your needs and that it makes administration as easy as possible”; something that seems obvious but requires powerful R & D & i, often unknown by the patient. We also know the vision on packaging design for liquors of a well-known gin brand, Carmela Gin, which has renewed the image of her emblematic product. And we will have the ITENE dossier, dedicated this time to "Packaging Management", a discipline that defines strategies that allow us to respond to the new challenges of the packaging value chain.



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Number 277 - February 2021


The Spanish distribution giant Mercadona features our February cover. Margarita Muñoz, director of Social Responsibility and Environment of the Valencian company, explains to us the important actions that have been carried out for a long time in the field of ecodesign to increase not only its efficiency and save costs, but also to obtain a real impact and direct into the environment. Closely linked to this, we also offer the Itene technology center special issue, this time entitled "The" Rs "applied to plastic films: how to reduce and recycle". And we also highlight the valuable contribution of Ecoembes, explaining to our readers the necessary transition of companies towards the circular economy.



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Number 276 - January 2021


We start the new year with enthusiasm by presenting an Infopack with very varied content, such as the dossier on "Printed Electronics", which teaches us that incorporating electronics into packaging gives us new possibilities for the packaging industry. We dedicate our cover to Frit Ravich, the well-known manufacturer of snacks and potato chips, who explain to us the requirements that the bag containing their tasty products must meet. Covid and the logistics and protection of vaccines, among other contents, also occupy our attention in this issue.



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