Visitors will have plenty to see at Packaging Innovations (Inc. Ecopack and Contract Pack), Label&Print and Empack 2017, which returns to NEC Birmingham on 1 & 2 March. The UK’s leading packaging event not only boasts its largest exhibitor base to date, but it has also increased the level of innovation on offer.
Leading suppliers and innovative products are at the heart of the show, with many exhibitors using the event to launch new products and services to the dedicated audience of key decision makers and buyers.
Rigid box specialist Pollard Boxes will be demonstrating how the use of windows in boxes, along with a range of specialist decoration and finishes, can enhance a wide variety of luxury, gift and presentation packs for the personal care sector. Its specially-developed automated window technology allows automatic cutting of the window shape combined with a special pick and place system to position the film between the board and the paper.
Those looking for glass-like clarity from polypropylene (PP), the Milliken Europe stand will feature the launch of UltraClear Polypropylene which is clarified with Milliken’s Millad NX 8000 series. This offers customers a new clarity standard for PP that is comparable to glass-clear materials. In addition to offering exceptional aesthetics, the material is also very efficient with the lowest weight potential for thermoforming and sheet packaging.
Glaspray will be presenting its Twist-Up Dispenser for skincare products. The airless cartridge refill system is patented and carries a balance between glamour and sustainability. It also offers a luxurious packaging, with flexibility and mobility, available in 15, 20 and 30ml.
Features always play a major role at the show, providing visitors with the opportunity to learn and interact with some of the most influential names from the packaging industry. New for 2017, will be Inclusivity in Packaging, which will examine how packaging can be more inclusive at the design stage. There will also be a series of interactive sensory experiments designed to test motor skills and vision.
Also new to the show is The Ideas Factory, which will see leading experts from non-packaging based companies form a cross-sector information sharing portal. This will allow cutting-edge techniques and knowledge from other industries to be applied to the packaging sector.
As well as these new additions, the show also welcomes back established favourites, including The Pharmaceutical Symposium, The Great Innovation Debate, The Drinks Symposium, The Ecopack Challenge, The Packaging Consultancy Clinic and The BIG Print Debate.