New products tipped to light up packaging exhibition

ORGANISERS of Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print 2018 have revealed that over 100 new launches are scheduled to take place at this year’s exhibition.

These include Colpac’s new ovenable Cookpac range, created in response to calls to reduce unnecessary packaging, Graphic Packaging International’s Integraflex, a recyclable concept that is said to incorporate the best features of folding carton and flexible packaging, and Jenton International’s new banding system for products up to 340mm wide.

Other new products set to be showcased at Birmingham’s NEC include Automated Packaging Systems’ new AirPouch delivery system, Greenearth Food Packaging’s range of biodegradable ready meal containers made from paper pulp, and Nth Degree’s new TruPack range – described as a “complete solution” for creating colour accurate samples, mock-ups and prototypes.

James Drake-Brockman, divisional director of Easyfairs’ Packaging Portfolio said, “With the recent changes in legislation and consumer attitudes towards packaging, the industry is having to be more creative and innovative than ever before. This is why we are thrilled to see so many of our suppliers choosing to launch their new developments live at the show. Visitors attend the show year-on-year to discover the latest innovations, and with over 100 launches taking place, this year is set to be our biggest and best yet.

“Those looking for inspiration will also have the opportunity to get hands on with the ten most exciting exhibitor products, as well as a selection of new technologies from non-exhibiting brands, in the new Innovation Zone. We can’t for the doors to finally open on 28th February and hear that familiar buzz of a busy Packaging Innovations show. It really is not to be missed!”