Ahead of Fruit Logistica, which takes place from February 5th to February 7th, 2020 in Berlin, packagingeurope.com caught up with senior product manager Madlen Miserius, to hear more about industry specific trends and challenges, and what visitors can expect from the event.
When asked what the key industry trends of the past year were, Miserius said: “ In preparation for this interview I spoke with Claudia Schuh, Director of Marketing and Packaging Manager at Lorentzen & Sievers, and received professional advice from her. She is a member of the FRUIT LOGISTICA advisory board and is a packaging expert. We defined four important industry trends: for one the goal is to reduce the usage of materials in packaging, and secondly more mono-packaging will be used to enhance recyclability. We are also seeing an increase in paper-based packaging. And lastly, packaging processes are becoming automated. This entails the preference for materials and processing methods that rely on automated packaging systems.”