Sustainability in Pharmaceutical Packaging

This exciting webinar focusses on pharmaceutical packaging, hearing from packaging experts regarding sustainable solutions for primary pharmaceutical packaging. The possibilities and limitations will be discussed from both from a convertors’ as well as an end user’s perspective. This along with the importance of ensuring how important pharmaceutical labelling plays in the finished product.

Session Details

Date: 11 May 2022
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Time Zone: GMT+7 (Bangkok)
Language: English
This session is free to attend


Dr. Johannes Bergmair
General Secretary
World Packaging Organisation

Dr. Johannes Bergmair studied food- and biotechnology at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU). He completed his technical master at Institute for Food Technology in the year 1999. His special field within the range of packing is the quality assurance within the Supply chain „food “. In this area – apart from numerous publications in magazines – he finished his doctor thesis at Technical University (TU) Vienna in the autumn 2002.

From 2000 to 2016 he was employed at OFI Packaging Institute in Vienna, where he had the position of an institute leader. In 2017 Johannes Bergmair founded his own packaging consulting company named PACK EXPERTS.

Dr. Bergmair holds numerous lectures for packaging technology on several Austrian and German universities, works as court expert for  packaging and as an auditor for hygiene management. Dr. Bergmair is member of the Austrian Standardisation Committee “Packaging” and Austrian Board Member of WPO (World Packaging Organisation) since 2011, where he also held the function of WPO’s Vice President for Sustainability and Food Safety. Since
1.1.2018 acts as a General Secretary of WPO.


Dr. Joerg Adrian
Vice President – Technical Organization & Innovation Constantia Flexibles’ Pharma Division

Joerg is responsible for supporting operating business by leading technical product management, application engineering, regulatory affairs and sustainability activities related to primary pharmaceutical flexible packaging.

On this foundation he leads all development activities resulting in new products and services to the pharmaceutical industries.

Prior to joining Constantia Flexibles Joerg held the position of Vice President for Technology and Innovation at Klöckner Pentaplast where he led the R&D teams as well as the raw material management organization.

Joerg started his industrial career at BASF holding several roles in polymer research, strategic planning, inhouse consulting, regional market development in Latin America and in global R&D within BASF’S Health and Nutrition Division.

Joerg received his PhD in Polymer Science from the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany.

Mr. Lars Ljung
Sustainability Manager
Planet Protector Packaging

With qualifications in Business Management and a Masters in Environmental Sustainability from the University of Sydney, Lars’ experience includes working as a research assistant for Manly Environment Centre and Environmental Coordinator for Kenya Sustainability Advisors.

His responsibilities at Planet Protector Packaging span from conducting environmental impact assessments, initiation of environmental management systems and undertaking product research and development.

Lars oversees several major research projects for Planet Protector Packaging as well as advising clients on sustainable best practice.

Dr. Carol Kilcullen-Lawrence FAIP, CPP
Sustainability Consultant
UPM Raflatac

Carol has over 30 years’ experience in the packaging industry, holding various roles including technical and marketing, and for the last 10 years, sustainability.

With a background in Polymer Chemistry and her PhD gained at Loughborough University of Technology, UK, Carol has an excellent understanding of the science of the vast array of packaging materials – why each type may be selected to protect a product and carry vital information for the consumer, then be recoverable as a resource once discarded, plus a multitude of steps in between.

She is a specialist in self-adhesive labelling and compostable packaging. Acknowledged for her significant contribution to the industry, Carol has been awarded a Fellowship of the AIP, and has served on the board as Southern Director and the Immediate Past President of the AIP.

Carol is a lecturer on the University of Melbourne Master of Food and Packaging Innovation and has also attained the internationally accredited Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) designation that is recognised in over 60 countries. 

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