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Automotive Packaging: Facing up to the challenge of environmental legislation

13 Feb 2024

The Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulations (PPWR) currently being prepared by the EU are clearly aimed at consumer packaging, in terms of both reducing waste and reducing the amount of plastic content, but the legislation will also have a significant impact on automotive packaging and with deadlines fast approaching, companies in the automotive supply chain need to act now!

Odette brings industry together to meet packaging challenges

29 Sept 2023

At the request of its members, Odette has called a meeting of automotive companies and packaging manufacturers on 22 November in Berlin to discuss the current challenges facing the suppliers and users of automotive packaging, and the possibility of taking a collaborative approach to meet those challenges.

Size matters for the Global Transport Label

02 Mar 2023

The automotive industry is increasingly moving to smaller pack quantities, for both deliveries and trackside storage, which has led to more and more tray and blister packaging being used. These very small packaging sizes pose particular challenges for labelling even with the small load container labels already specified by Odette. To meet these challenges, the Odette Technology Group has designed two even smaller labels which can carry the main data items of the Global Transport Label.

Odette launches API Expert Group

18 Jan 2023

Digitalisation of the automotive supply chain continues apace and APIs appear to be the tool of choice to fill the gaps and supplement well established digital infrastructures. Odette has therefore set up an API Expert Group dedicated to developing rules for a standardised approach to API implementation and applying them to selected business cases.

The next step in digitalising the Automotive Supply Chain: the Part Packaging Agreement

10 Jan 2023

The packaging of purchased parts is a key element of automotive supply chain management, however the diverse methods used to exchange information during the development and definition of part packaging solutions means that the process is not as efficient as it should be.

Recommendations put packaging Manufacturers in the spotlight

21 Mar 2022

Throughout the automotive value chain, packaging experts continuously seek to improve packaging materials and processes throughout the life cycle of a product, from conception to end of life and OEMs have worked together under the auspices of Odette and SMMT to achieve a step change in the area of packaging manufacture.