Pharma in focus at the UK’s leading packaging event

Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print, returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 28 February and 1 March 2018

The UK’s largest annual event for the whole packaging supply chain, Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print, returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 28 February and 1 March 2018 with the pharmaceutical industry in full focus. The two-day event will showcase the most cutting-edge pharmaceutical focused packaging technologies and feature a free-to-attend educational seminar programme, with a dedicated Pharma Forum.

James Drake-Brockman, Divisional Director of Easyfairs’ Packaging Portfolio, comments: "We work hard to create a diverse show that offers unrivalled opportunities for brands and decision makers to come together to learn, source innovative technologies, network and do business. This is our thirteenth edition, and this year we have more pharmaceutical focused suppliers and content that ever before, so there is plenty for the pharma market to get excited about."

Exciting show content

With more than 20 hours of CPD-accredited seminar content, the show provides the perfect platform for visitors to expand their knowledge and learn from the best and brightest from within the packaging industry.

The Pharma Forum, which takes place on day one of the show on the Industry Forum Stage, will explore the benefits of alternative design approaches and supply chain thinking, looking at how these can provide significant enhancements to existing processes and capabilities through manufacturing innovation.

Greg Anderson, Reporting and Analysis Manager at Global Clinical Safety and Pharmacovigilance at GSK, will kick off the Forum. During his talk on the 'Centre for Process Excellence’s work in delivering Pharma Step Change performance’, Anderson will explore the latest process improvement techniques and capabilities.

Chris Waterhouse, Manager Director at iDi Pac, will then take to the stage to deliver his presentation titled Late Stage Personalisation in the Pharma Industry. Waterhouse will be looking at the pragmatic delivery of smaller batches and the customised product offers.

The final Pharma Forum speaker will be leading-edge innovator Sanjay Patel, the Founding Partner at Simple Better Human Packaging Collective. He joins the forum to present Design Thinking in the Pharma Space. He, alongside Anderson and Waterhouse will take part in the interactive Q&A session to finalise the Pharma Forum.

Innovation on showfloor

In addition to the hotly anticipated educational conference programme, Packaging Innovations also boasts more than 300 suppliers, many of whom are positioned with the pharmaceutical space, for example FMP, Chester Medical Solution and The Denny Bros Group.

The show provides the perfect platform for visitors to expand their knowledge and learn from the best and brightest from within the packaging industry

Lageen Tubes will be presenting its new digital decoration technology, offering a freedom for tube design. The new technology will be alongside the company’s large range of direct print plastic tubes solutions for the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and personal care industries.

Milliken will be showcasing its ClearShield UV absorbers, which offer safe protection for home and personal care PET packaging. This crystal-clear additive offers a wider range of UV protection than other products (up to 390 nm), has proven efficacy in protecting sensitive ingredients such as vitamins and dyes, and retains the high transparency of PET without unwanted shading.

Automated Packaging Systems will launch its new AirPouch delivery system at the show. The new system will offer customers using AirPouch cushions in its packaging process the potential to supply multiple work stations with strings of AirPouch cushions from just a single machine.

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