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20Sep2021 Circular economy becomes normality

Guido Aufdemkamp, Managing Director of Flexible Packaging Europe, the European association of the flexpack industry, speaks plainly with Karsten Schröder in an interview. In a few years, it will be normal to think and produce in cycles. But before that, brands, retailers, flexpackers and politicians will have to work hard. Guido Aufdemkamp emphasises that only a European approach can lead...

26Apr2021 European Users of Stand-Up Pouches 2021

Total consumption of stand-up pouches in Europe with and without spout Source: SCHÖNWALD CONSULTING Consumption of stand-up pouches with spout will grow faster than the overall stand-up pouch market in Europe in the coming years. This is also a result of the new market study by SCHÖNWALD CONSULTING, which examines the consumption of stand-up pouches in Europe in 9 market...

30Dec2020 Video courses with Jan Switten

The first four video courses, initially in English, are now available. We have developed this course to give a first, quick and compact insight into the complex world of packaging. We offer four courses in which the various elements of the packaging chain are explained step by step. In course four, we also focus on the world of biopolymers for...

21Nov2018 Thesis of the week 4: Packagings emit microplastics

Microplastics is not only on everyone's lips, but also in every plastic packaging. This or similar is what many current headlines are about the littering of seas, forests and even food. In addition, various NGOs, environmental organisations, the media and politicians are making efforts to instrumentalise the topic of microplastics for the displacement of plastic from our lives as a...

18Jul2018 Speaker’s interview with Julian Thielen about stand-up pouches as raw material

Julian Thielen, born in Düren, lives and works in Cologne. After his studies of Process Engineering Paper and Packaging (B Eng) in Munich and Packaging Engineering (M. Eng) at the Beuth University in Berlin, he has been working in the USA as Business Development Engineer and afterwards as Application Engineer at Bischof + Klein in Lengerich. At the beginning of 2018...

12Jul2018 Speaker’s interview with Torsten Erwied: The advantages of ultrasonic top seams in stand-up pouches

Torsten Erwied studied dual Business Economics at BASF SE and at the University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen. After his studies he gained more than 20 years of experience in the packaging industry in different positions as Sales and Key Account Manager. He has been managing the Sales Department of the packaging division at Herrmann Ultraschall in Karlsbad since 2017. You...

11Jul2018 Speaker’s interview with Marco Izzi about new PP materials for sterilisable stand-up pouches for food

Marco Izzi works as "Application Development and Technical Service Engineer” at LyondellBasell in Germany. His field of activities includes the development and market launch of new and improved polyolyfine types, in cooperation with R & D, marketing, sales and Asset Management. Furthermore, he is responsible for the support of polypropylene film manufacturers. In his professional career he worked as Quality...

25Jun2018 Stand-up pouches as a new trend

Ecology and economy are the focus of the 6th European Stand-up Pouch Conference organised by Innoform Coaching GbR on 11/12 September, 2018 in Berlin at the Steigenberger Hotel am Kanzleramt in Berlin. More and more new markets and products open up to the stand-up pouches, and more and more brands decide upon them. Since its invention in the 1950s, it...

11Jun2018 Interview with Jörg Schönwald – Figures, data, facts about the stand-up pouch in Europe

Jörg Schoenwald has studied law, economics, history and politics at the Erlangen-Nuremberg University. After his studies, he worked in the pharmaceutical industry and joined SCHÖNWALD CONSULTING in 1995. In 2006 he took over the manangement. As international business consultancy the firm’s European and worldwide fields of activity are packaging, plastics and environment. Foci of business are industrial market research, business...

11Jun2018 Speaker’s interview: Jörg Kuhlmann about the flexible special features of the stand-up pouch

Jörg Kuhlmann has more than 30 years of experience in the field of packaginga. After his Masters in packaging technology engineering, he joined in the development of some innovative ideas for Henkel and Danone. He moved into sales and became an Account and later a Key Account-Manager at CDE and Smurfit Kappa. He gained a lot of experience as the Regional...