London Packaging Week: Luxury combines with environmental sustainability

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At Packaging Innovations & Empack 2023 in Birmingham, UK, over 340 exhibitors displayed a wide range of packaging products to over 6,000 visitors. PackagingInsights reported from the trade show floor and examined numerous developments from major companies.
In 2022, the packaging industry endured turbulence as recycled plastics prices soared and the Ukraine war sent energy prices skyrocketing. Biodegradable plastics became more relevant as producers increasingly sought new materials for their products. Meanwhile, the EU declared a blanket ban on harmful chemicals such as PFAS but braced for pushback from the petrochemical...View More
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. 
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