Packaging Innovations 2022 in Birmingham, UK, brought the packaging industry together shortly after the introduction of the UK Plastic Packaging Tax, and for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. Evidence of increased recycled content in plastic food packaging and innovation in fiber-based alternatives was apparent, although we came to understand that many businesses are choosing to pay the tax rather than rely on scarce and costly food-grade recyclate. Here, we spotlight some of the big suppliers and future-proof solutions on display at the UK’s biggest packaging trade show.
FachPack 2022, one of Europe’s largest packaging trade fairs, hosted almost 800 exhibitors and over 23,000 visitors. The theme of this year’s show was “Transition in Packaging.” The PackagingInsights team reported from the show floor and hosted its own booth for the first time.
London Packaging Week brought the UK packaging industry together to feast on the latest designs in luxury packaging for cosmetics, personal care and premium F&B markets. The balance between premium shelf appeal and increased environmental sustainability was a key theme at the event. We look back at some of the show’s standout solutions pushing the boundaries of...View More
Drinktec opened its doors for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, reuniting the international beverage and liquid food industry for a week of innovation showcasing and networking. Major themes at the show included energy-saving processing machinery, packaging for the circular economy and customized ingredient concepts. A total of 1,002 exhibitors from 55 countries and...View More
The IFFA – Technology for Meat and Alternative Proteins trade fair held in Frankfurt, Germany (May 14-19) spotlighted sustainable food production, protein innovation, flavor development, automated processes, packaging trends and digitalization. At this traditionally meat-focused event, a high interest in plant-based proteins pointed to the significant growth potential of...View More
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