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Interview with Folorunso Alakija

Folorunso Alakija is one of the most successful business women of Africa and owns a Nigerian printing company. In the interview with our Director of International Business, Dr. Clemens Schütte, she tells us about her plans for the upcoming drupa 2020.

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Sustainable packaging myths: There is no one-size-fits-all solution

Leyla Acaroglu is a leading sustainability strategist and an expert in life cycle and systems thinking in design, production and consumption. Her TED Talk has been watched by more than one million people. In this interview, she shares her insights about better ways to design packaging and about the most common sustainable packaging myths.

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The challenges in packaging medical cannabis products

As a new industry, medical marijuana food producers are exploring new terrain in marketing and packaging their products. There are strict legal requirements with different regional laws on the one hand, and the need to educate customers on the other hand. Marjorie Fischer, brand manager at Auntie Dolores, shared her insights and perspectives.

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Consumers desire innovations and old school packaging

In an interview, packaging expert Dr. Anneline Padayachee from the University of Melbourne shares her insights into trends and developments in the packaging industry, pointing out an increased desire for high-tech functional packaging solutions and at the same time a strong consumer demand for simple, recyclable or reusable packaging.

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A true paper palace

Paper has many uses and one of the most elegant and sophisticated is shown by the art studio Wanda Barcelona. It created a magical paper palace for an exhibition celebrating the work of iconic designer Karl Lagerfeld. 40,000 pieces of paper cutouts were hung amidst the hand-chosen garments.

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drupa 2016 video interviews

drupa 2016 is drawing closer. What does the industry expect from the world's leading trade fair for print and cross-media solutions? Some attendees from the general meeting of the VDMA Printing and Paper Technology Germany answered our questions.

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A mentality shift towards sustainability is necessary

Eric DesRoberts from the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, is responsible for conducting technical research on packaging materials, supporting research efforts around fiber sourcing, and growing the project portfolio. One of his goals is to foster good communication between all parts of the supply chain so that packaging can be made more sustainable. In an interview with us, he provided insights and background on challenges, successes and a much needed mentality shift.

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