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    drupa 2024 – digitalization, automation and sustainability


    After an eventful drupa 2024, we take a look back at the printing exhibition’s first week, explore some key trends and developments and shine a spotlight on just some of the product launches in the area of packaging printing, in particular in the machinery space.


    German Packaging Award 2024 begins


    The German Packaging Award 2024 is officially open for submissions – and companies, organisations and individuals have until 31 May to submit their innovations and solutions to one of Europe’s largest independent showcases for packaging.

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    Hispack 2024 – surveying packaging trends in Spain, Europe and beyond


    In recent years, packaging and sustainability have become virtually impossible to separate, and across Europe and the world, manufacturers and brands are working on adapting packaging and its associated production and logistics processes to new regulatory frameworks, notably the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation within the EU.

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    A closer look at Meetingpack with Lorena Rodríguez Garrido


    MeetingPack, a conference organised by AIMPLAS and AINIA which aims to bring together the entire packaging value chain, will hold its sixth edition in Valencia in Spain on April 10th and 11th, 2024. Ahead of the event, we spoke to Lorena Rodríguez Garrido, lead packaging researcher at AIMPLAS, about what to expect.

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    Paper bubble wrap, compostables, and more feature at Packaging Innovation & Empack 2024


    This year’s Packaging Innovations & Empack apparently hosted 454 suppliers across the Packaging Innovations, Empack, and Contract Pack & Fulfilment events, with attendees presenting compostable packaging solutions, paper bubble wrap, and more at the event.

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    The 2023 Sustainable Packaging Summit: Highlights


    The 2023 Sustainable Packaging Summit was our biggest and most successful yet, With multiple streams, a packed-out exhibition hall and over 600 people in attendance! Check out a snapshot of some of our highlights. Save the date, the 2024 Sustainable Packaging Summit will be on the 12th-13th of November, back in the Beurs Van Berlage in Amsterdam.

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    Join AIPIA at Pack.Nxt: The smart, active and sustainable packaging event for India


    AIPIA is pleased to announce its collaboration with IppStar, a member of the IPP Group and THREEFOLD, to organize a one-day event dedicated to the Active & Intelligent Packaging sector, its development in India, and how it can impact sustainability issues in South Asia. The conference, called Pack.Nxt, will take place at the Lalit, Mumbai on 18th January 2024.

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    Pack Expo 2023 retrospective


    The fog of jetlag having cleared following his return from Pack Expo Las Vegas, Packaging Europe’s brand director, Tim Sykes, looks back on some of the highlights and wider trends on display at North America’s key packaging event.

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    60 Seconds with Leonhard Kurz (part two)


    At Labelexpo Europe 2023, Michael Aumann runs us through Leonhard Kurz’s 3D inkjet-on-substrate technology, 2D inkjet solution for transfer foil, and transfer-on-toner technology developed in collaboration with Xeikon.

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    Easyfairs: ‘Packaging producers are embracing the circular economy’


    Packaging has a vital role to play in the future of our planet. It is a bold claim, but one that rings truer with every passing year. Easyfairs gives its views on this acceleration in our latest opinion article.

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    Everything you need to know about the 2023 Sustainable Packaging Summit


    We caught up with Packaging Europe’s brand director Tim Sykes to find out what makes the Sustainability Awards one of the most coveted accolades in the industry, and what attendees can expect at the Sustainable Packaging Summit.

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    Syntegon on the key lessons it learned from interpack 2023


    Not many things can beat the power of a trade show, especially when it comes to showcasing innovations and engaging with international visitors. Syntegon attended interpack 2023 after several years of absence, and in this article, one of its product managers, Martin Boutkan, reflects on the key take-aways.

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    The interpack 2023 review


    What were the key moments from interpack 2023, what is the inside story on the COVID-affected 2020 edition, and how do physical events like interpack fit into the digital age? We put these questions – and more – to Thomas Dohse, director at interpack, in a recent conversation.

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    AIPIA takes Smart Packaging’s story to MENA and SE Asia


    The Association for Active and Intelligent Packaging, AIPIA, is back on the road again taking the latest developments in Smart Packaging technologies, as well as the story of the category’s growth and expansion over the last decade, to new markets and other regions where growth could be exponential soon.

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    Zooming in on plastic packaging and regulation


    The coming years will bring a range of legislative changes within the European Union that will affect the way plastic packaging is designed. This poses both a challenge and an opportunity to the industry.

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    World Packaging Organisation looks ahead to interpack 2023


    The WPO (World Packaging Organisation) hopes that its Lounge at interpack 2023 will serve as a meeting point for packaging professionals and companies from different parts of the world.

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    interpack President: ‘We will be seeing huge leaps in innovation’


    interpack President and Theegarten-Pactec’s managing partner, Markus Rustler, gives his views on the current challenges facing the packaging industry, sustainability and digitalisation megatrends, and how these will be shaping the industry for years to come, as well as his expectations for the upcoming interpack trade fair.

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    Focus on coffee - ROVEMA kicks off series of “customized experiences” at its headquarters


    Mechanical engineering company ROVEMA is planning a series of customized customer events for various sectors of the food industry in 2023. The events will take place at the company’s headquarters in Fernwald, Germany. 

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    Deadline Alert: Enter your Smart Technology in the Sustainability Awards by the 17th of March


    The deadline for entering your latest Smart Packaging technology in this year’s Sustainability Awards is approaching fast! With the increasing use of Smart Packaging to improve the reuse, recycling and environmentally friendly application of packaging gaining more recognition all the time, this is a great opportunity to put your relevant Active & Intelligent packaging in the spotlight.

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    AIPIA announces dates for 2023 World Congress in Amsterdam


    AIPIA, the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association, in conjunction with its partner Packaging Europe, has confirmed that the next World Congress will take place on the 14th and 15th of November at the Beurs van Berlage in central Amsterdam.