Packaging Innovations 2019 will return to Olympia for its 10th edition on 11 & 12 September, hosted alongside Luxury Packaging London. As the capital’s most exclusive packaging event it will bring the industry together in a festival of cutting-edge, branded and bespoke packaging, when it welcomes over 180 industry specialists to what is set to be its biggest show to date.
For those looking for eco-conscious packaging solutions, Seufert will present its new PET Blue Ocean material, designed to reduce unused packaging waste and conserve the world’s oceans. The new design has been created as an alternative to standard PET and utilises up to 100 per cent recycled content in the central layer of the polyester material. The virgin PETG outer layer provides an optimal barrier for food contact making it suitable for use throughout the food sector and the wider packaging industry.
Similarly, Staeger Clear Packaging will showcase its transparent packaging made from recyclable PET. The material used is made from a minimum of 60 per cent post-consumer waste and is suitable for direct food contact. Supplied in flat sheets, the material is then converted into bespoke designs for a wide range of markets including food, confectionary, personal care, houseplants and flowers, and general gifting. The company will also discuss its ability to reduce lead-times after investing in new machinery to allow the procurement of the material from the UK rather than the EU.
Organoid UK will showcase its natural surface packaging, which is bonded with bio-based resins, for the first time at a packaging exhibition. The biodegradable design retains the organic texture and scent of the 100 per cent natural material and highlights the potential of agrarian products in the industry.
Shredhouse will display its range of shredded void fills, including cellophane made from wood pulp. All of its papers are biodegradable, fully recyclable and sustainably sourced, offering an eco-friendly option in a wide range of colours and finishes.
For those looking for the latest in labelling designs, Tinware Direct will be launching a new service at the show which will allow customers to create bespoke labels in an array of design options available in limited runs. The company will also display two new designs; the rose gold heart and rose gold seamless tins, to offer an attractive alternative to the existing gold and silver variants.
Applic’Etains will showcase its personalised adhesive pewter labels. Available in sheets for manual administration or rolls for automatic application, labels can be customised using a range of shapes and colours to suit individual needs and can be applied to a host of products from spirit bottles to candles.
For the beauty sector, Sampling Innovations will present its range of cosmetic solutions, including Self Sampling®. The unique machine has been developed to dispense a single fragrance or makeup sample at the press of a button, specifically designed for the retail market.
Premi Spa will display its eco-friendly collection of packaging for the beauty industry made from Green PET. The plastic used is derived from sugarcane, rather than petroleum, a renewable resource which benefits from lower carbon emissions compared to traditional PE plastic. As well as being sustainably sourced, the collection offers a refillable solution for the cosmetics industry to further reduce the impact packaging can have on the environment.
Also on show, previously specialising in producing bespoke embossed tins for the confectionary industry, Allan & Co will launch its new design service for the wider packaging market.
James Drake-Brockman, divisional director of Easyfairs’ Packaging Portfolio, concludes: “We are very proud to have established Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London as the premier packaging event in the capital and are thrilled to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the show this year.
“We are delighted to welcome back so many exhibitors from last year’s show after 78% rebooked their stands, and we are also excited to host a series of new suppliers, all with innovative and exciting packaging solutions to share. The launches taking place at the show offer visitors the unrivalled opportunity to visit the future of packaging by experiencing the most cutting-edge products on the market. I for one can’t wait to walk the aisles and see it all first-hand when the show opens.”