interpack is the essential event for the food, beverage, confectionery, bakery, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, non-food and industrial goods sectors. No other trade fair in the world represents the entire supply chain. And at no other trade fair does the packaging industry provide all industry sectors with tailored solutions and innovative designs based on such a variety of materials.
An innovative Countdown Calendar is causing a stir in the confectionery industry. From now on we will not only be “counting down” for Christmas but also for such occasions as weddings, company anniversaries or the World Cup kick-off.
A review of 2015 shows that production volumes in confectionery items and snacks have only risen slightly compared with 2014, and sales have increased by 2.6 per cent. The outlook for the current year is cautiously optimistic. Experts are confident that new consumer demands will encourage the global packaging industry to develop progressive manufacturing solutions.
The manufacturers of plastics and rubber machinery in Germany succeeded in increasing their sales slightly by 5% in total over the sector forecast last year. For the current year the Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association expects turnover to rise again to over Euro 7 billion for the first time ever.
According to extrapolations of market research institute Transparency Market research (TMR), the global market for frozen food products will grow to US$ 293.7 billion by 2019. The right packaging, as well as controlled storage and transport conditions, ensures the quality of frozen produce.
To the tune of 10% of all medicinal products available on the market today are counterfeits, says the World Health Organization (WHO), and can cause serious health consequences in patients. The Anti-Counterfeiting Directive 2011/62/EU is hoped to make drug packaging in the EU safer.
Christmas is over and so for most of us it’s also the end of our sweet indulgence. But you may well be wondering what’s going to happen to all those lovely Christmas treats that filled the shelves of the supermarkets. There’s a preconceived idea that Father Christmases are converted into Easter Bunnies, but the Association of the German Confectionery Industry has recently denied this rumour.
Both the European Union and the United States are set to implement new food packaging regulations this year. Their primary purpose is make product information more transparent for the consumer and to ensure that this is reflected on the packaging.
Packaging can make a positive contribution to a reduction of litter. This has been the result of a recent study in the UK which examined people’s willingness to put packaging in the bin or drop it as litter.
Consumer information has to be readily visible on packaging units or replaced by a book symbol (finger pointing to a book) in the event of lack of space, not only on food but also on bodycare products. So far applicable in the EU this regulation is now to become valid worldwide.
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