Hot Developments in Thin Wall Packaging

The Packaging Community has undertaken a survey into decision making in packaging across 9 European countries and concluded that there is a big move towards environmentally-friendly and sustainable products. This is partly met in the trend towards lower weight, as discussed at the October 2009 AMI conference on Thin Wall Packaging held in Cologne, Germany.  Jon Nash of AMI described typical applications: yoghurt, cheese, cream, fresh produce, bakery, yellow fats, ready meals, sandwiches, pet foods, frozen foods, etc. Dairy is the largest sector at almost 25% and chilled meals are among the fastest growing areas. PP and PS dominate, followed by PET and PVC with a small percentage of other materials. READ THE FULL ARTICLE

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Packaging Conference during PACK EXPO

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) will present The Packaging Learning Center conference program at PACK EXPO International 2010 (Chicago, October 31–November 3).
The program, which runs November 1–3, includes sessions focusing on a range of topics that are top of mind with packaging professionals, including sustainability and food safety. The sessions, open to all PACK EXPO attendees, will be led bya mix of end users, industry consultants and suppliers.

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Portuguese companies will exhibit in EMBALLAGE

Nine Portuguese companies are registered as exhibitors in SALON DE L’EMBALLAGE, to be held in Paris, from 22 to 25 November: Casfil (films and flexible packaging), Gepack (PET packaging), Grandupla (PET, HDPE and PP), Litel (paper and board bags and boxes), Mani (APET and PP thermoformed packaging), Monteiro Ribas (flexible packaging), Neorelva Packaging (cans and plastic packaging), Tecnogravura (gravure cylinders) and Verticalbag (bag-in-box).
EMBALLAGE, held every two years, has surpassed a thousand exhibitors registered and the organization expects to reach the number of 1250 exhibitors, 40% from outside France, and around 85 000 professional visitors. Regarded as a "general" ou "global" packaging exhibition, EMBALLAGE will be a "multi-sector event, including the main market segments: food and beverages, health and beauty, etc.)..