Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2019 returns to Olympia for its 10th edition on 11 & 12 September. With its largest show floor to date, and a host of new interactive features, Packaging Innovations London will bring the packaging industry together to network, do business and experience the latest concepts first-hand. The event will welcome over 180 leading suppliers, many of which are using it as the perfect platform to launch their latest innovations. One of these is RPC M&H Plastics, which will premiere its new technique, ‘The Spiral’. It allows brands to add a series of ridges inside a bottle to create a straight line or spiral effect. The new technique leaves the outside of the bottle smooth, to ensure the experience for end customers is not affected but creates small ridges on the inside of the bottle for a visual effect.
Aegg will launch new additions to four of its glass packaging ranges for the FMCG industry. The new products include glass jars and bottles for food, soft drinks, juices, soups, and water, as well as a table-presentable range.
Pollard Group will present its new Front Opening, Top Loading (FOTL) box for drinks packaging. The new design enables a bottle to be placed into the box from above, allowing it to be filled automatically on existing lines rather than by hand. The company will also display a range of sustainable packaging solutions, including the Pukka Herbs Organic Tea Selection Box, which is manufactured using 100 percent post-consumer waste cardboard.
Staeger Clear Packaging will showcase its transparent plastic material made from at least 60% post-consumer waste. The material is supplied in flat sheets that can be converted into bespoke packaging solutions for a wide array of markets, including food, confectionery, personal care, houseplants and flowers, and general gifting.
Hunter Luxury will showcase its Paptic line of retail bags. The material is sourced from sustainable wood fibre which delivers the qualities of both paper and plastic. The eco-friendly option is compostable and has a lifespan of up to 100 uses and can be customised with foiling, embossing and varnishing.
Alongside the packed exhibition floor, Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London will also host an unmissable conference programme and welcome a series of new interactive features for visitors to experience.
The Big Plastics Debate will return to headline the show with retail giants including Carlsberg, Just Eat and LUSH Cosmetics set to discuss the industry’s hottest topic – sustainability. With plastic no longer king of the packaging arena, the headline feature will put plastic alternatives under the microscope. The conference programme will also feature dedicated forums for the drink, food and beauty sectors, with speakers from Brewdog, Ella’s Kitchen and REN Skincare set to join the line-up.
ThePackHub Trend Zone will also be making its debut. Highlighting 10 of the latest, most influential trends in packaging, the zone will present a global perspective of the industry’s hottest trends, including reusable systems, plastic elimination and carbon concern. The display will offer information on the drivers, impact on suppliers, brands and consumers, as well as how each trend is likely to change the future.
The Pentawards collaboration will return to the show for its third year. The Pentawards Conference programme will welcome experts in design from the likes of Mars Wrigley Confectionery, Design Bridge, and Stranger & Stranger to provide takeaway insights on how they create award-winning packaging designs that visitors can implement into their own packaging concepts. The Pentawards Winner’s Exhibit will further highlight world-class packaging design. To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the show, the exhibit will showcase the Diamond winners from the previous decade demonstrating the progress made by the industry throughout the years.
For young minds with a desire to pursue a career in the packaging industry, the show will host its new Education Hub. The zone has been designed to connect industry experts from the likes of Print iT, Brief Cases, BPIF, Women in Print UK and Shine with those at the beginning of their careers. Workshops will take place across both days of the show offering insights and advice to young packaging pioneers.
Paul MacDonald, Global Brand Director of Easyfairs’ Packaging Portfolio, comments: “We are thrilled to be celebrating 10 years of Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London this year. With so much to see, from the latest product innovations to the interactive show features designed to immerse visitors in forward-thinking design and processes, the show has something for everyone. I can’t wait for the doors to open.”
For further information, please visit the Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London websites or contact the show team on +44 (0)20 8843 8800 or PackagingUK@easyfairs.com.