Packaging industry gathers in Birmingham

Packaging industry gathers in Birmingham

Packaging is one of the UK’s most important and dynamic sectors. Most new products of the past 60 years have a packaging innovation at their heart. Packaging has a huge role to play in reducing the UK’s carbon footprint, and it is packaging technologies that will deliver many of the cost savings that the UK’s recession-hit manufacturers so badly need. No wonder then that all eyes are on the NEC (February 24 & 25) where the brightest and best in the packaging industry are taking part in the easyFairs® quartet of packaging shows dedicated to packaging innovation, sustainable packaging, outsourcing and technology.

New Concepts
With more than 300 exhibitors and a myriad of launches, there is plenty to see. For instance, Chesapeake is showing CartonBag™ – a cunning new concept, a lighter-weight alternative to a bag in carton. Neville & More are launching a brand new spray pump which will work at any angle, even upside down. Pendragon has a box that illuminates when opened. On the
environmental front within easyFairs® ECOPACK, Innovia Films’ is showing NatureFlex™- a range of biodegradable and compostable cellulose-based packaging films. Polythene UK has new compostable bags, Polycomp, which biodegrade in just 10 days. Clifford Packaging has developed a collapsible box called BB2,this slashes the amount of corrugated waste the UK retailers dispose of by 70-80%.

Learnshops
World-leading authorities are delivering over 50 free to attend learnShops™. Among them is Stephen Pizer,Tesco’s packaging technical manager who has changed Tesco’s approach to packaging and the environment.

Sourced from The Guardian (22/02/2010)

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