UK’s largest packaging event has increased Pharma Focus for 2017

Published: 7-Feb-2017

Those involved in the pharmaceutical industry will have plenty to see at the UK’s largest packaging event, which returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 1 & 2 March. Packaging Innovations, Label&Print and Empack 2017 has over 350 leading exhibitors, many of whom will demonstrating the latest packaging technologies and machinery designed for specifically for the pharmaceutical market.

The two-day event provides suppliers and visitors across the entire pharma supply chain with the perfect platform to meet and do business. The exhibitors on show will be looking to launch new products and services to the dedicated audience of key decision makers and buyers. For instance, Involvement Packaging, will discuss its new division called OiPPS. This e-commerce brand offers plastic and metal containers and packaging to smaller businesses and home-based start-up organisations. There are no minimum order quantities and customers can select a range of delivery options.

Woodman Hill will demonstrate its own brand and contract pack chemical products. This includes formulations and solvents, all of which are made to meet customer requirements and available in the customer’s own brand. Following along similar lines is Primepac Solutions, who will present its made to measure contract packaging solutions for liquids, gels, creams and capsules.

Chester Medical Solutions will display its contract packing services for the pharma, healthcare, medical device and nutritional markets. This will include its ranges of sachet packing, liquid filling of medical devices, blister packing and pot & bottle filling.

Central Pharma will show its extensive range of packing solutions, including its blister packing, container filling, liquid filling, blister carding and all secondary and tertiary packing requirements.

For those involved in the industrial and household chemicals industry, RPC’s stand is a must attend. Its focus will be on plastics’ ability to combine superb functionality with effective on-shelf appeal.

Also exhibiting its full range of medical, healthcare and cosmetic packaging solutions will be FMP, who will focus on its range of biocide products, wound dressing packing, sachet & sachet wipe manufacturing services and its printing service for reel stock.

Debuting its new M-Lock tamper evident carton will be Firstan Cartons. The new system has a tamper evident built in mechanism. This removes the need for further processing, such as applying glue or tamper labels.

In addition to a showfloor packed with leading exhibitors, visitors will have a wealth of educational opportunities. The show welcomes back established show favourites, including The Pharmaceutical Symposium which returns to examine the core issues and trends from the pharmaceutical packaging industry, helping attendees to stay on top of this evolving market. Also returning for 2017, The Great Innovation Debate, The Ecopack Challenge, The Packaging Consultancy Clinic and The BIG Print Debate.

There will be a number of new show features such as a series of topical sessions hosted by Campden BRI, The Ideas Factory, which will see experts from non-packaging based companies share transferable techniques and knowledge, and The Inclusivity feature, which will examine how packaging can be more inclusive at the design stage.

Registration is now open. To register for free, please visit, and or via the show team on +44 (0)20 8843 8800 or

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