The year in review: Top big stories of 2019

The five popular WP? feature stories of 2019

24 Dec 2019 | By WhatPackaging? Team

We must find ways to decouple economic prosperity from damage to environment

In April this year, Dr David Clark, vice president - sustainability, Amcor USA visited India to examine the new Bharuch plant and deliver a keynote address at IFCA seminar. In conversation with Ramu Ramanathan, Clark talks about multi-layer plastic, innovations, and EPR models.


Ashish Pradhan: Siegwerk has been championing the cause of safe inks in India

Ashish Pradhan, CEO Siegwerk India met up with the WhatPackaging? team during the IFCA and AIPIMA conference in Mumbai. He spoke of "Siegwerk having posted a strong double digit score." Plus championing the cause of food safety inks in India


Why is Michelman leading the way? Because sustainability is a real thing

The Indian government’s changing policies are steps toward creating a more sustainable environment, which are making brands and packaging converters search for environmentally friendly solutions that are commercially and economically viable. Catering to this need is the Michelman Innovation Centre for Coatings (MICC) in Mumbai that provides a platform for brands and converters to create and test packages with sustainable alternatives.


Reduce and simplify, says Maneesh Sharma of Future

Maneesh Sharma, head packaging development, Future Consumer (FCL), believes that the key is to be proactive and ensure there are solutions that can be easily implemented hence needs to be technically feasible, commercially viable and scalable. 


SMI: How to manufacture 100-million square metres

From humble beginnings in 1993, SMI has evolved into India’s leading labelstock manufacturing company. Ajay Mehta spent time with the WhatPackaging? team at SMI's Ambernath factory version 2.0 on 31 January even as the who's who of the label industry were present.