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Packaging’s future showcased

The UK’s largest packaging show is preparing to host the industry’s latest innovations

Packaging professionals from across the FMCG industry have an opportunity to experience the latest developments when Packaging Innovations 2020 returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 26 and 27 February. The show, which is co-located with Ecopack, Contract Pack & Fulfilment, Empack, and Label&Print, will allow visitors the opportunity to discover solutions from across the supply chain, learn from the world’s leading packaging pioneers, and network with like-minded individuals.

Latest Developments
With over 300 suppliers set to join the show, many of which are using it as a platform to launch their latest innovations, visitors will have the opportunity to experience cutting-edge developments from across the industry. For instance, Aegg will display its wide range of glass packaging solutions for the drinks sector, including its bottles for water, soft drinks, juices, and soups. The selection includes a variety of profiles and closure types, for capacities from 100ml to 1,000ml.
Designed for the food industry, Wrapid and DuPont Teijin Films will launch their eco-conscious Mylar ® rPET lidding film range. The new solutions are made from up to 50 per cent post-consumer recycled content and utilise rPET flake sourced from European deposit return schemes.
Continental Bottle Company will showcase its wide range of primary packaging solutions for the cosmetic, toiletry, and fragrance sectors, which are available in various sizes and profiles for multiple applications.
Packaging machinery specialist, Sollas, will join the show with its automatic overwrapping machines. The technology is designed to overwrap products, such as cartons, in heat-sealable film, paper, and eco-friendly materials.

Interactive Show Features
In addition to the busy show floor, Packaging Innovations will host a range of interactive features and engaging seminar content designed to offer visitors invaluable industry insights and inspiration. Set to address the complex issue of sustainability, the BIG Carbon Debate will make its debut. The feature has been designed to unpick the challenges of creating truly eco-friendly packaging, as a panel of industry pioneers debate the impact of plastic, and its alternatives, on the environment. The show will also host a series of sector-specific forums, with specially curated content on offer for a range of industries, including food, drink, beauty, and e-commerce.

For those looking for further inspiration, the show will present several interactive features. The new Visit the Future Zone will host the Innovation Showcase which will display 12 of the most cutting-edge designs from the exhibition floor. The ground-breaking solutions will compete for the coveted prize of ‘Most Innovative Pack’, which is voted for by visitors.
Also joining the Zone will be the Start-Up Village, which will offer a platform to the future packaging stars that are currently disrupting the industry with their cutting-edge solutions.

Victoria Blake, Event Director of Easyfairs’ UK Packaging Portfolio, comments: “The fast-moving consumer goods industry is a key part of our offering at Packaging Innovations 2020. We have several new interactive features taking place which have been designed to inspire and provide advice to those in the FMCG sectors and help them advance their own packaging concepts. With our busiest show floor to date, the event will offer the unparalleled opportunity for visitors to meet with over 300 suppliers under one roof, something they can’t do at any other event. I can’t wait for the doors to open.”

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