With 63 per cent of exhibitors launching new products and services at the show, Packaging Innovations 2013 is set to play host to the most important new developments in packaging design, materials and technology, with many making their global or UK debut.
Visitors to the show, which opens its doors on 27 & 28 February 2013 in halls 18 & 19 at Birmingham's NEC, will be able to see Neutroplast's (stand A56) new Antony range of bottles, specifically designed to support Din20 pumps. The new bottles were designed specifically for pharmaceutical products that require pump dosage systems and are physiologically adapted to the human hand, making them easier to use.
River Packaging (stand E47) will be unveiling a new range of 'tamper evident' jars, to complement the range of standard screw-top jars; all within the size range 150ml to 1750ml. The 'tamper evident' range incorporates an evident tear band, providing a clear indication that the jar may have been opened.
Printpack (stand G47) is launching its innovative printing technologies at the show: High Resolution Gravure (HRG) and 4SIGHT (Gravure Fixed Colour Palette). HRG offers sharper print quality than any other flexible packaging print process. 4SIGHT reduces the number of process colours required to create a wide ranging colour gamut.
These companies are not alone in using the show as a launch pad for their latest work as Jonathan Powell, Sales Director at Spectra (stand F53) confirms: "We will be showcasing a number of ground breaking new designs and ranges at the show."
Equally Ashfield Extrusion Ltd (stand F55), which specialises in aluminium tubes and screw top canisters, will be displaying a number of new innovations. Glenn Tyers, the company's Managing Director says: "We are delighted to be exhibiting again and we will have some exciting new products on display to showcase how aluminium and our in-house printing expertise can really promote your brand."
Measom Freer (stand B44) has launched a new range of scoops in standard food safety colours, with an antibacterial additive also available, to provide that extra depth of protection.
The European distributor of Samhwa products, Collcap Packaging (stand E56) will being showing innovative cosmetics and skincare packaging which it exclusively distributes. In particular it will feature Samhwa's airless pumps and grater powder packs, alongside a range of its own bespoke designs. Collcap can offer customers a wealth of innovative cosmetics and skincare packaging unavailable elsewhere.
Lubricants will be a key theme for Andpak Ltd (stand B2) which stocks a wide variety of suitable tubes from Semco and other suppliers and offers quickly turned round lubricants in cartridges and sachets from 2 grammes up to 800 grammes.
Jim Rowbotham, Managing Director at Andpak Ltd, said: "Last year was our first year at Packaging Innovations, we had a great show and we are back to try and continue where we left off".
Robinson Plastic Packaging Ltd (stand B60) will use the show to explain its innovation methodology whilst the newly created Robinson Paperbox Packaging, will present a wide range of luxury rigid boxes, including lid and box, shoulder boxes, clam packs and slip cases.
Ampac (stand C57) a world leader in creative flexible packaging, will display its award winning three-side sealed pouch format used for meat paste products, plus its flexo printed retort pouch.
Quadpack (stand C45) will showcase a range of packaging solutions for beauty brands in the premium, 'masstige' and mass markets, including the latest offerings from its manufacturing partners Yonwoo, Apollo and Brivaplast.
From Yonwoo, Quadpack will highlight two products. The new Ampoule Program comprises a set of medical-looking airless vials for single or series of treatments – perfect for enjoying a real pamper session at home. Yonwoo's Paper Blow is an 100ml airless pack that conforms to the four Rs, according to the company's earth-friendly philosophy: Refill, Reuse, Reduce, Recycle.
Finally from Apollo, visitors will be able to see the new Silicone Brush Pump. Ideal for spa treatments, it transforms formulas into a luxurious, soft-textured foam, that spreads easily onto the skin by way of a smooth silicone applicator.
Due to its success of Packaging Innovations London HH Deluxe Packaging (stand J46) will be making a trip to the NEC show to showcase its newest innovative designs. David Jenkins, Business Development Manager, at HH Deluxe said: "If the NEC is half as good as London it will be fantastic."
Packaging Innovations will also feature 50 free-to-attend learnShops™ spanning every aspect of packaging and delivered by industry experts. There will also be a high-level Conference where packaging industry professionals including James Averdieck, founder of Gü Chocolate Puds will discuss innovation, the future direction of the industry, opportunities and trends in the market.
Show favourite, The BIG Packaging Debate, inspired by BBC Question Time, will take place on the first day of the show. The panel of packaging professionals will be debating the topic: 'Consumers don't buy Sustainable Packaging'.
Packaging Innovations is co-located with five other shows: EcoPack, Contract Pack, PackTech, Print Innovations and new for 2013 Labelling Innovations.
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