Packaging Zone

New for 2019!

Sustainability, convenience, and functionality are key elements in the design criteria for packaging innovation.

In 2018, widespread bans on single-use plastics, the implementation of China’s “National Sword” policy, and media attention around the scourge of environmental pollution have fueled anti-plastic sentiments.

In order to achieve the ambitious circular economy and sustainability goals set forth by governing bodies and businesses alike, an alliance between food manufacturers, packaging suppliers and waste management agencies is paramount to packaging design in the food and beverage industry in 2019. The anti-plastic sentiment has also pushed the development of bio-based and biodegradable packaging to the forefront of R&D. In the past five years, food and beverage launches with bio-based/biodegradable packaging have been witnessed an average annual growth of +39% (Global, 2014-2018).

The Packaging Zone provides you with the latest insights and displays of packaging technology, design, delivery and labelling systems, including one-to-one advice. This year we will have a particular focus on sustainability to help you reinvent your packaging. Visit this zone to discover the latest developments at the forefront of the packaging industry and how they impact product success.