23 minutes | Mar 20, 2022
Advances in Protective Packaging Solutions
Mr. Pavan Kumar has been associated with Storopack India Pvt Ltd since past over 8 years. He started his stint with Storopack as a Service Engineer and grew to the position of Business Unit Manager in the course of time. He has been successfully handling his responsibilities as the Business Unit Manager since past 4 years now, being responsible for the overall growth and business path for Storopack in India. Gaining experience from every aspect of business, be it manufacturing, service, sales or marketing, helped him grow in the organization. Mr. Pavan Kumar has a rich experience of 16 years in Paper and packaging industries. Thus he brings in the required skill set to have the vision and plan the strategy needed for the growth of an organization. Mr. Pavan Kumar holds an MBA degree from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) specializing in Business Management and marketing and has taken his degree in Mechanical Engineering In this episode of Packaging Talks, Pavan Kumar begins by explaining the business organization of Storopack in India & some of the focus areas for the company. He elaborates on the various product innovations, especially in the area of flexible protective packaging. He also alludes to protective foams which have recycled content & also derived from bio sources. He shares the Storopack’s vision & commitment to sustainability & illustrates a few examples of collaborative efforts.
20 minutes | Feb 10, 2022
Sustainable Packaging & the Evolving Circular Economy with Robert Lilienfeld
Robert Lilienfeld is currently the Executive Director of SPRING, which is The Sustainable Packaging Research, Information, and Networking Group. SPRING is designed to provide the expert thinking and advice that you need to make informed decisions regarding sustainable packaging concerns. Focus will be on key sustainability issues such as climate change, recycling, and materials selection. He specializes in strategic planning, creative development, and communications for companies/organizations looking to develop and promote their sustainable packaging efforts. Robert helps clients develop and communicate market positions, messages and value propositions that are relevant, distinctive, credible, highly motivating - and based on science. In conversation with Dr.R.Rangaprasad, Robert discusses a host of contemporary issues including sustainable packaging & the evolving circular economy. He emphasizes that CE is a tool, while the ultimate objective is greenhouse gas reduction. He also explains the importance of plastics as a packaging material, which cannot be discarded overnight. In the end, he shares his thoughts on carbon neutrality & its relevance to packaging industry.
18 minutes | Jan 5, 2022
Understanding Plastics Waste Management with Dr. Sameer Joshi
Dr. Sameer Joshi is an accomplished plastics technologist & crusader for developing efficient plastics waste management practices, Rules & regulations, policy making at the state & National Level. On Packaging Talks, Dr. Joshi discusses the complexities, challenges & opportunities to evolve solutions to overcome the problem of PWM.
20 minutes | Dec 28, 2021
Packaging of chemicals and petrochemicals by Mr. Prashant Mishra
In conversation with Dr. Rangaprasad on Packaging Talks, Mr. Prashant Mishra, National Sales Manager – Automation Projects for All India of Premier Tech Systems & Automation, discusses Packaging of chemicals and petrochemicals. Prior to Joining Premier Tech, Mr. Mishra has been serving various multinational conglomerate companies such as Blue Star, SIEMENS in the expertise of Business Manager and Project Manager in various Asian, African and Middle East countries such as Kenya, Malaysia, Thailand, UAE. He is now based in New Delhi – India.” The discussion points for the podcast with Mr. Mishra are: A. What are the typical challenges faced when packaging petroleum based & chemical products? B. What are the solutions offered by Premier Tech for packaging corrosive & hazardous products? C. How are the solutions different from those offered for conventional food industries? D. What is the future of automation, AI etc for material handling in this sector? Packaging Talks is a podcast designed for the packaging industry by Packaging 360
18 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
Advancing towards a circular economy with Sandeep Puri
In an exclusive conversation with Dr. Rangaprasad, Mr. Sandeep Puri, VP at Borouge, addresses the theme of Sustainable Packaging based on polyolefins & their journey towards establishing a circular economy. Mr. Puri in this podcast reiterates Borouge’s commitment to developing sustainable packaging solutions, which will encompass use of recyclates, design changes and monomaterial packaging formats. Tune in to find out more about Borouge’s vision for sustainability with an all inclusive approach of all stakeholders.
21 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
Additives as Enablers in Pursuit of Sustainable Packaging - with Bhavesh Gandhi
In conversation with Dr. Rangaprasad on Packaging Talks, Bhavesh Gandhi, Hyperform Global Product Line Manager Milliken's Chemical Division, discusses various facets of Additives technology solutions in today’s context of Sustainable Packaging. Bhavesh shares deep insights about Milliken’s commitment to develop sustainable packaging for molding & thermoforming applications based on Polypropylene. He shares facts & figures in terms of energy savings & weight reduction, with the help of nucleating agents & clarifiers for polyolefins, which has been verified by independent certifying laboratories as well. Bhavesh explains the crucial role, Milliken would play in developing sustainable monomaterial packaging based on polyolefins, seeking to replace difficult-to-recycle barrier polymers in complex packaging structures About Bhavesh Gandhi Bhavesh Gandhi is Global Product Line Manager –Hyperform®, for the Plastics Additives business of Milliken's Chemical Division of Milliken &Company. He has 19 years of experience in clarification & nucleation technologies for polyolefins. Mr. Bhavesh Gandhi began his career with Milliken as a Technical Development Associate in 2002 following Master Degree in Chemical Engineering at University Of Missouri – Rolla. He earned a B. E. in Chemical Engineering from Maharaja Sayajirao (M. S.) Gayakwad University in India and completed MBA in International Business from Indian Institute of Management –Calcutta. Packaging Talks is a podcast designed for the packaging industry by Packaging 360
25 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
Advanced Packaging Technology for Enhanced Food Safety and Protection
In this milestone 25th episode of Packaging Talks, it is our pleasure to be joined by a special guest - Dr. Claire Sand who is a Globally renowned Food Packaging Expert and Leader. In her conversation with Dr. R. Rangaprasad, she emphasizes the role of basic science in designing food packaging and to ensure its safety & quality for the consumer. Dr Sand does this by citing examples from her R&D work, due to which she has successfully helped brands to ensure shelf life extension of packaged food products. Tune in as she shares insights on the critical role played by selection of packaging materials in defining barrier protection, ensuring food protection & safety, yet at the end 0f life have minimal impact on environment. About Dr Claire Sand Dr. Claire Sand is an accomplished international Food Packaging Expert and Leader. Dr. Claire Sand consults with food and packaging companies that need compelling food packaging solutions, leveraging 35+ years’ experience in food packaging science, along with value chain perspectives from basic R&D to marketing. As the 2020 recipient of the Riester-Davis-Brody award for Lifetime achievement in food packaging, she is an established authority on food packaging.
17 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
Demystifying Plastic Footprint - with Domini Santschi
The term "Plastic Footprint" has become increasingly newsworthy. But what does it actually mean? In this episode of Packaging Talks, Dominic Santschi, Co Founder of Ampliphi in conversation with Dr.R.Rangaprasad, unravels the new concept. Tune in to find more about Plastic Footprint and the benefit the packaging industry can reap from it. About Dominic Santschi Dominic Santschi is a Co-Founder of Ampliphi - an intelligent environmental action platform enabling companies to measure, reduce, and communicate their plastic footprint. Before starting Ampliphi, Dominic worked with a leading plastic credit provider where he spearheaded partnership and business development projects. In this role, he lived in India, the UK, and Switzerland, engaging with myriad multi-stakeholder initiatives such as the US Plastics Pact and the Ocean Plastic Leadership Network. Dominic holds an MSc in Climate Change, Management & Finance from Imperial College London. Packaging Talks is a podcast designed for the packaging industry by Packaging 360
15 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
Safety and Efficiency in Pharmaceutrical Packaging - with Alagu Subramaniam
The Covid-19 pandemic has tested the resources of the pharmaceutical supply chain to deliver medicines and vaccines. Ensuring safe delivery at an unprecedent scale posed several challenges to packaging solution providers. In an exclusive conversation with Dr. Rangaprasad, Mr. Alagu Subramaniam, Managing Director of West Pharmaceutical Packaging India Pvt Ltd, explains how in close collaboration with other supply chain partners, they ensured uninterrupted supply of pharmaceutical essentials. Mr. Subramaniam also alludes to the pivotal role, companies like West are going to play in the future. About Mr Alagu Subramaniam Mr Alagu Subramaniam AR is the Managing Director - India of West Pharmaceuticals. Alagu is responsible for managing the overall West activities in India. His duties include successfully starting a subsidiary of West in India and planning commercial as well as operational strategies to strengthen West’s presence in the Indian market. He has successfully recruited and trained teams and has supported growth opportunities. Packaging Talks is a podcast designed for the packaging industry by Packaging 360
26 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
Innovation drives sustainable packaging designs at Tetra Pak - with Jaideep Gokhale
Innovation is the key to evolve sustainable packaging designs. In this Episode of Packaging Talks we welcome Jaideep Gokhale, VP Sustainability, Asia Pacific at Tetra Pak. In his conversation with Dr Rangaprasad, he explains the sustainability philosophy of the company,illustrates this with some wins they have achieved in their quest for sustainable packaging formats. He also shares insights on the inclusive approach Tetra Pak is taking in India with respect to collection & recycling of beverage cartons, his view on EPR and the leading industry initiatives Tetra Pak is driving. About Jaideep Gokhale Jaideep Gokhale is the Vice President, Sustainability for Asia Pacific region at Tetra Pak. Tetra Pak is a multinational food packaging and processing sub-company of Tetra Laval, with head offices in Lund, Sweden, and Pully, Switzerland. He is a CXO-level business leader and member – Tetra Pak Senior Leadership Team with multi-geography experience in formulating market & customer-focussed Communications strategies for promoting growth, image and reputation. Packaging Talks is a podcast designed for the packaging industry by Packaging 360
29 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
Understanding Biodegradability in the context of packaging sustainability - with Dr Ramani Narayan
The increasing pollution of aquatic and terrestrial environments by plastics has fuelled discussions on the potential of using biodegradable instead of conventional, nonbiodegradable plastics in packaging to mitigate this pollution problem. In this Episode of Packaging Talks, Prof Ramani Narayan provides a masterclass on biodegradability of polymers and specifies the paramaters which need to be looked into while making while making this material choice. Join this episode to join a rigorous discussion on plastics and its biodegradability ! About Dr Ramani Narayan Dr. Ramani Narayan is University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University in the Department of chemical engineering & materials science. He is Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and Fellow of ASTM International.200+ refereed publications in leading journals, 32 issued patents and graduated 22 Ph.D. and 23 Master’s students. Commercialized several biobased andbiodegradable-compostable technologies. Active in Standards development at ASTM and ISO for biobased and biodegradable-compostable plastics. Technical advisor to Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI), USDA BioPreferred program, and EU certification groups. Packaging Talks is a podcast designed for the packaging industry by Packaging 360
17 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Understanding Circularity in Flexible Packaging - with Stefan Glimm
In this episode of Packaging Talks, it is our pleasure to host a global expert in flexible packaging with over three decades of experience - Mr Stefan Glimm. In his conversation with Dr. Rangaprasad,shares deep insight on critical factors which need to be considered, when dealing with sustainability and circularity of flexible packaging materials. Mr. Glimm believes that "the first job of any packaging material or combination of materials, is to extend shelf life, offer barrier protection to the content and minimize food waste. In our quest to develop sustainable materials, functionality must not be compromised". About Stefan Glimm Stefan Glimm is an economist with over 35 years of work experience in national, European and global organizations. Today he serves as Director General of the Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative (GLAFRI), which was founded under his leadership in 2015. Before he was Executive Director of the European Aluminium Foil Association and Flexible Packaging Europe for decades. Stefan started his career mid of the 80's with a focus on sustainability, energy policy and public relations in national and international organizations such as the European Aluminium Asscociaton, UNEP, CEFLEX and more. Packaging Talks is a podcast designed for the packaging industry by Packaging 360
23 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Understanding Critical Issues in Plastics Recycling - with Prof. Edward Koisor
Sustainable approaches to living in a modern society that reduce the rate of consumption of resources and the consequential impact on the planet are the need of the hour. We are now witnessing the impact of plastics in oceans and we need to respond with urgency. We need to Catch Plastics on land. Recycling of materials such as plastics and packaging is a key way to achieve this important mission. The development of new innovations that enable recycling businesses to recover materials at higher purity and quality with lower costs are vital to boosting the recovery these valuable materials. Prof. Edward Koisor in this Episode of Packaging Talks in coversation with Dr Rangaprasad addresses many key issues connected with recycling technologies, including use of AI & NIR for efficient processing of waste streams. He adds that brand owners will promote use of higher recycled content in packaging structures & that consumers have already started accepting these in many countries. About Prof. Edward Koisor. Edward has over 40 years’ experience in plastics and rubber. He has worked globally with many government and commercial organisations. Prof. Koisor is Founder & Managing Direcotr of Nextek, a consultancy services company specialising in the recycling of plastics packaging (PET, HDPE, PP) from waste up to food grade quality as well as developing solutions for very difficult polymer materials and waste. Packaging Talks is a podcast designed for the packaging industry by Packaging 360 Click here to share your feedback and comments
16 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
How upping your packaging game can drive your business - with Devansh Parasrampuria
On this Episode of Packaging Talks powered by HP Indigo, Devansh Parasrampuria, Founder, Pink Harvest Farms shares how upping his Packaging game with digital printing has helped him grow his business exponentially and respond quickly to market dynamics. Pink Harvest Farms was founded with a simple idea, of making superfoods accessible to the general population. As the foods are novel, communication and customer education are extremely important. This is where packaging comes in, it is the first level of interaction between brand and customer. Tune in to find out how Pink Harvest Farms has reaped the benefits of HP Indigo technology in this process. About Devansh Parasrampuria Devansh Parasrampuria is the founder of Pink Harvest Farms. Devansh is passionate about building brands and good design. Through Pink Harvest Farms, he's achieving his goal of democratizing healthy foods. When not on the run, Devansh can be found on his Alibaug farm - working remotely and enjoying nature. Packaging Talks is a podcast designed for the packaging industry by Packaging 360. This Episode is powered by HP Indigo Digital Presses | Digital Printing Solutions | HP® India Click here to share your feedback and comments
16 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Achieving Enhanced Shelf-Life of Packaged Foods
In this episode of Packaging Talks powered by Packaging 360, Vivek Chougule in his conversation with Dr. Rangaprasad, explains the relevance & importance of Modified Atmosphere Packaging technology, for enhancing the shelf-life of packaged foods including ethnic Indian foods. About Vivek Chougule Vivek brings over 20 years of advanced food packaging and processing technology experience. He has significant commercial know-how in the areas of innovative packaging technologies as well as thermal & non-thermal food processing. Focus of his work has been in the area of shelf life extension for broad range of products. Vivek’s experience includes working with Printpack & Eka Global for over 14yrs with first six years in US and then in Asia. In his current role at Eka Global, he is responsible for growing India business, developing new applications and commercializing new technologies across Asia markets. Vivek obtained his MBA from the College of William & Mary (USA) and he has masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering & Packaging Science from Clemson University (USA). Packaging Talks is a podcast designed for the packaging industry by Packaging 360 Click here to share your feedback and comments
15 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Digital Printing enables enhanced Speed to Market - with Louis Francis
In this episode of Packaging Talks powered by HP Indigo, Mr. Louis Francis, Managing Director, Xpress Labels Pvt Ltd speaks to Dr. Rangaprasad about the interesting journey of Xpress Labels Pvt Ltd in the digital printing space. Xpress labels have been able to leverage HP Indigo technology to offer solutions with mass customization and increased speed to market capability to a number of clients in South India. Xpress Labels have been able to provide substantial cost savings to their clientele who range from FMCG, Spices to Ayurveda-based brands. Xpress Labels were also successful in providing substantial cost savings to their clients by providing labels printed by digital printing. Xpress Labels realize that there are many more challenges to be overcome & have ambitious plans to carve a niche in this space. Packaging Talks powered by Packaging 360 offers packaging insights for an engaged packaging audience. Tune in to this Podcast Series for interesting conversations with leaders from successful and upcoming companies, experts and thought leaders in the packaging domain.
20 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Designing Biobased Thermoplastics for Packaging - with Bruno Pereira
When it comes to packaging, everybody knows the 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. But what about the plastic packaging that escapes collection and ends up in the environment. In this episode of Packaging Talks, Bruno Pereira in conversation with Dr. Rangaprasad, points out that there should be a 4th R: REMEDIATE. Remediation efforts exist like beach clean-ups, floating barriers to name a few but unfortunately they do not measure up to the scale of the problem. Bruno mentions that there is a need to scale up remediation by empowering nature to take care of the excess wastage via Bioremediation. Bruno also proposes and discusses bout the concept of of EBT: Embedded Bioremediation Triggers wherein mainstream resins (PE, PP and PS) can enable micro-organisms to harvest their energy via biodegradation. About Bruno Pereira Bruno Pereira is an Environmental Activist and Chief Sustainability Officer at Biologiq, São Paulo, Brazil. Bruno works from within companies to making plastics better. Experienced Sustainability and New Business Development Leader. Currently focused on collaborating for scientific progress pertaining to biobased thermoplastics, recycling and biodegradation. Packaging Talks is a podcast designed for the packaging industry by Packaging 360 Click here to share your feedback and comments
16 minutes | May 25, 2021
Balancing Sustainability & innovation in Packaging - with Paul Jenkins
In this episode of Packaging Talks we catch up with Paul Jenkins, Managing Director of ThePackHub, a leading packaging innovation consultancy helping brand owners, retailers, and packaging suppliers deliver a range of packaging innovation services. In this conversation with Dr Rangaprasad, Paul emphasizes that in packaging, balancing sustainability & innovations is very critical both from a manufacturer & consumer point of view. He cites cheese packaging & luxury packaging, as examples to illustrate his point. About Paul Jenkins Paul Jenkins is Managing Director of ThePackHub, a leading packaging innovation consultancy helping brand owners, retailers, and packaging suppliers deliver a range of packaging innovation services. ThePackHub are experts in understanding packaging trends and run a packaging innovation database with over 4,800 initiatives from around the world. ThePackHub also host packaging conferences, publish packaging reports and offer technical packaging support. Paul is an internationally-renowned packaging trends expert. Packaging Talks is a podcast designed for the packaging industry by Packaging 360 Created on Hubhopper Studio. Click here to share your feedback and comments
22 minutes | May 10, 2021
The key to achieving Sustainable Packaging Solutions - with Ravi Mody
On this Episode of Packaging Talks - The key to achieving Sustainable Packaging Solutions, we are excited to be in conversation with Ravi Mody, An Innovator with 20 years of experience and track record of delivering breakthrough consumer packaging & enabling technologies for Food & Beverage Industry. In his conversation with Dr Rangaprasad, Ravi captures the key developments in packaging in North America and shares deep insights into the emerging solutions like paper bottle, biodegradable polymers like PEF. He enumerates the technological & supply chain challenges for these alternatives. Ravi also emphasizes the fact that every supply chain stakeholder needs to contribute to arrive at sustainable packaging solutions & move forward towards establishing circular economy About Ravi Mody Ravi Mody, President of Ceves Packaging, a consulting practice dedicated to providing end-to-end packaging services has business acumen and technical credibility as a result of 20 + years of career progression in technical and management roles with fortune companies like Amcor and The Coca-Cola Company. His strong business acumen & deep technical strength enables him to uniquely frame business opportunities & influence adoption with key decision-makers for significant impact. Packaging Talks is a podcast designed for the packaging industry by Packaging 360 Feedpost.Created on Hubhopper Studio.
23 minutes | May 4, 2021
Completing the Loop for Multilayer Packaging Waste - with Jeevraj Pillai
In this exclusive conversation with Dr.Rangaprasad, Mr.Jeevaraj Pillai, Joint President, Packaging Business & New Product Development U Flex Ltd, provides insights about the current technology for recycling and reusing multilayer packaging waste, shares details about the initiatives by U Flex to tackle multi-layer packaging waste. He also talks about the potential applications and markets for recycled MLP waste and throws light on how AI and ML technologies are being used to create robust systems to recycle and re-use MLP waste About Jeevaraj Pillai Jeevaraj Pillai comes with a background of Mechanical Engineering and is a post graduate in Business administration. He is currently the Joint President, Packaging Business and New Product Development at U Flex Ltd and brings over 34 years of experience in the Packaging industry which covers the entire spectrum of packaging technology. Sustainability is a topic close to his heart and he has been working for the past 10 years on addressing the issue of the damage caused to the Environment by plastic-litter, by implementing various measures including Recycling of Multi-Layer Plastics. He is as speaker at various global and Indian forums where he presents his views on Sustainability, Plastic Packaging and the Environment, Circular Economy, Application of E-beam Technology, Anti-counterfeiting options and Anti-Microbial Films to name a few. Created on Hubhopper Studio. Packaging Talks is a podcast designed for the packaging industry by Packaging 360.