Packaging industry preps for Interpack

Interpack is back after six years and a forced absence during the pandemic, the world's biggest trade fair for the packaging industry and related process industries is up and running again. From 4 to 10 May 2023, Dusseldorf will once again become a business platform and future technology workshop.

03 Mar 2023 | By Disha Chakraborty

Interpack is fully booked

Interpack 2023 is around the corner and this packaging industry is most excited to be at the show after a long span of time.

Indian exhibitors like Alpine FIBC, Kanpur Plastipack, Prism Pharma Machinery, Umasree Texplex have claimed their stalls. Safepack is one of the premium exhibitors.

One measure that more and more companies are taking to rethink packaging materials in terms of the circular economy is to switch to mono-materials. Huhtamaki is expected to launch an initiative to collect and recycle paper cups. 

New ideas for sustainable packaging for a circular economy is not just the mission and vision for the companies but also for the students from universities and universities of applied science in Germany. Four students in Germany for example developed a cigarette pack which is capable of holding used cigarette butts. 

All in all, approximately 2,700 exhibitors at Interpack are presenting “packaging and processing technology for tomorrow”. Numerous specials, like the lecture programme in the spotlight talks and trends as well as trending topics of the industry add to what is offered for visitors.

Tickets for the trade fair are available at www.interpack.com/tickets 

Interpack Highlights

Films provide a barrier between the product and the environment. A cooperation between Plasthill and Constantia Flexibles has led to the development of a PE film which uses less material, thus leading to reduced CO2 emissions.

Germans are known for separating their waste. From July 2022, entry into the “Central Agency Packaging Register” is mandatory not only for packaging that is sold on-site, but also for packaging used in mail order​ or for take-away products.

Packaging and labels, sustainable pulp moulded pallets, or grown mycelium packaging - all of these are made from hemp. Find out more about these products and why companies like @Grown_bio use hemp for paper products.

There is a challenge to multilayer packaging in terms of recycling. Each layer must be separated from the other before being recycled. A closed-loop recycling model by @Sulayr_GS @BASFCorporation @BOBSTglobal and Evertis aims to remedy this. 

In Germany, it is common practice to return bottles to supermarkets for reuse. A deposit system like this should also be used for other types of packaging. Circleback, for example, is a startup deposit system for cosmetics packaging. 

Everything goes digital, including labels. The company @Securikett  has launched their so-called "PaperVoid": a label with an integrated QR code that can be customised.


 

Latest Poll

The packaging industry is confused by recycling and sustainability rules in India. What is the biggest challenge?

Results

The packaging industry is confused by recycling and sustainability rules in India. What is the biggest challenge?

Shortcomings in EPR policy

 

21.05%

Inadequate infrastructure

 

10.53%

Shortage of recycling firms

 

21.05%

Lack of consumer awareness

 

47.37%

Total Votes : 19

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