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The UK’s leading packaging event, Packaging Innovations 2016, returns to Birmingham’s NEC, alongside Label&Print and Empack, with over 70 per cent of its suppliers using the show to launch new products, services and upgrades to the UK market.

Innovative Showfloor

Innovation is once again at the heart of the show, for instance:

  • Fantastak will be launching its - SuperRoller - an industrial adhesive tape application, which holds 75 metres of double sided tape. It has a cartridge form re-fill, meaning no threading and faster changing.
  • Roisbros will be unveiling its new series of boxes for hot and cold food portions, salads and oily products called the Special Delivery series.
  • Simply Cartons will be presenting its new press, which offers eight colours, produces spot varnishes with super tight registration and prints directly onto APET.
  • Skanem will launch its new intelligent labels, enabling consumers to interact directly with the brand, brand owners and its retailers, using smart phone technology.
  • Waddington Europe will debut its new packaging material, Hydrozorb (H-PET), which reduces surface tension, captures condensation and offers improved shelf-life over standard r-PET.
  • Dantex Graphics will be launching its new PicoColour II UV inkjet digital press, which is a versatile, small footprint label printing system.
  • Addressing & Mailing Solutions will be unveiling AMS Ilumina, its new heavy stock printer, which has the ability to print on stock up to 500gsm.
  • AG/CAD Ltd will launch its state of the art DYSS X5 digital cutter, along with the latest K-CUT vision software.
  • A-Safe will be displaying its new rack protection solution, iFlex RackGuards.
  • Advanced Labeling Systems will be launching its third generation R-Series Rotary Labeller.
  • Easypack, will be launching its Spiral Pro dispenser, which delivers high volumes of 100 per cent recycled void fill paper packaging in seconds.
  • eloProtect will be presenting its new range of magnetically actuated safety switches - eloProtectM and eloProtectE RFID - which have been designed to deliver an increased performance and a greater safety.
  • KBW will present two new machines: Its Liquid Filling Machine, the AF 0020Auto and its new Labelling Machine, GER 50.
  • Sauven will be exhibiting its new Sauven 600 Printer with Touch Screen.
  • Hamilton Adhesive Labels will be launching its latest MPS EF Series UV Flexo Multi Colour Printing Press.
  • CS Labels will be presenting its new stand-up pouches, printed digitally using Xeikon technology, making it the only company in the world that can perform this action successfully at the moment.
  • Linpac and Graphic Packaging International (GPI) will display its new patisserie packs, as part of its recent collaboration. GPI created the carton board trays and bases; Linpac developed the series of compatible rPET lids.

Show Offers

In addition to launches and the unveiling of new products, visitors to the show will be able to see an array of show firsts, exclusive offers and relevant technologies more specific to their organisational needs.

  • Kite Packaging is taking the largest stand ever seen by Easyfairs, plus presenting its range of new products to the UK market.
  • Beardow Adams will be showcasing its BAMFutura 50’s range, the most technologically advanced adhesive in packaging, offering the broadest spectrum of hot and cold temperature resistance.
  • Returning exhibitor, Glossop Cartons, has doubled the size of its stand for 2016 to present its new personalisation service, which gives more control to the customer.
  • Evolve Pack will be displaying its contract packing machinery, including its automated cartoning machine, a multi bagger and its upgraded flow wrapping machine.
  • Digital printing specialist i-Sub Digital will be exhibiting its end-to-end packaging prototype workflow, with innovative Mimaki printing equipment.
  • AM LABELS will be discussing its recent developments in new printing and software solutions, including standalone printing solutions, 3G printing, plus chemical & allergen solutions.
  • EyeC will showcase the newly integrated live text checking capability of its Proofiler Graphic system, meaning that graphic objects and text can be checked without producing hundreds of deviations.
  • HERMA UK will be introducing its HERMA Basic label applicator to its existing range, as a lower cost entry point.

In addition to a packed exhibition, this year’s show also sees innovative and educational features including:

The Innovation Showcase
The Rising Star Scheme
The Great Innovation Debate
The BIG Print Debate
The Drinks Symposium
The Retail Symposium
The Pharmaceutical Symposium
The Flexo Debate
CDP accredited Learnshops Seminar Programme
The Packaging consultancy clinic

See also

UK's largest packaging show enjoys record breaking year

With world-renowned speakers, 300 industry-leading suppliers, and a record-breaking 6,922 visitors, Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print had a triumphant return to Birmingham’s NEC. Sustainability was at the top of the agenda for both exhibitors and speakers, with experts from Coca-Cola, Marks & Spencer, Iceland, Innocent Drinks, Co-op and Greggs taking to the stage to address the issue and reflect on the progress made by brands over the last 12 months.

Global brands set to join The Big Plastics Debate

Experts from some of the world’s biggest brands, including Marks & Spencer, Pepsi Lipton and Church & Dwight Co., together with British Plastics Federation, A Plastic Planet and WRAP, will come together under one roof at Packaging Innovations 2019 to tackle the industry’s most contentious issue – plastics in packaging. The Big Plastics Debate, which will be hosted on the dedicated Ecopack stage, will welcome an array of industry experts to discuss the future of plastics and reflect on the pledges made by brands over the last 12 months.

Label&Print 2019 welcomes the future of the print industry

Label&Print, which returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 27 & 28 February 2019, will offer visitors an exclusive look at the future of the industry, showcasing the very latest products, services and technologies available to the packaging community. From leading sellers and manufacturers of print and labelling equipment, through to designing, branding and finishing experts, it is the must attend event in any packaging professional’s calendar.

UK’s largest packaging show welcomes global brands to seminar programme

Coca-Cola, Marks & Spencer, Iceland and Innocent Drinks are just some of the major names taking to the stage as part of Packaging Innovations, Label&Print and Empack 2019’s exclusive seminar programme. The UK’s largest annual event for the whole packaging supply chain, which returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 27 & 28 February 2019, will host an impressive two-day CPD accredited conference programme across five stages and will also feature experts from Britvic, L’Occitane and WRAP.

Rodney Steel, Chief Executive of the BCMPA, explains why contract packing has become an integral part of the packaging industry

Packaging Innovations 2019 is set to welcome back Contract Pack for the twelfth-year at Birmingham’s NEC on 27 & 28 February 2019. Supported by the British Contract Manufacturers and Packers Association (BCMPA), the Contract Pack 2019 zone will host 20 BCMPA accredited exhibitors, offering an unrivaled opportunity for brand owners and manufacturers to meet potential outsourcing partners.

Empack returns to the NEC with the latest in packaging technology

The UK’s premier event for packaging technology, equipment and machinery, Empack 2019, is returning to Birmingham’s NEC on 27 & 28 February 2019. The two-day event will focus on the future of packaging technology, with suppliers showcasing the most advanced capabilities and newest innovations to the UK market. Hosted alongside Packaging Innovations, Label&Print, and, new for 2019, Industrial Pack, Empack offers visitors the unrivalled opportunity to discover the latest developments and solutions for upgrading machinery and improving capacity, reliability and efficiency.

The future of packaging printing, labelling and converting showcased at Label&Print 2018

Label&Print, which returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 28th February & 1st March 2018, offers packaging industry professionals the opportunity to discover innovative finishes and techniques, learn about the latest trends and developments and find exciting new suppliers. The show, which is complimented by a programme of educational seminars, will also provide the perfect platform for visitors to get hands-on with a wide range of innovative new products.

Empack 2018 welcomes the latest packaging technology

The UK’s leading packaging technology event, Empack, will return to Birmingham’s NEC on the 28th February & 1st March 2018. The two-day event will offer a unique opportunity for decision makers from major brands, converters and retailers to discover the latest technological advances in logistics and transit packaging, packaging machinery, robotics and automation. The show will also offer visitors the opportunity to get hands-on with a range of new products, with many exhibitors choosing to launch their latest innovations live on the showfloor.

Leading Innovators set to take centre stage at the UK’s leading packaging event

British Gas, Mintel, Cambridge University, Blippar and Knowledge Transfer Network are among the major names set to speak as part of Packaging Innovations 2017’s newest show feature, The Ideas Factory. This brand-new theatre will welcome an array of non-packaging based experts to share skills, experience, knowledge and the newest techniques from their sector, in order to see how they can be applied to the packaging sector.

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