interpack 2017: 170,500 Visitors filled Exhibitors’ Order Books
Record-Level International Attendance
The avid interest taken by exhibitors in the run-up to interpack 2017 that brought the world’s biggest and most important trade fair of the packaging sector and related process industries record attendance of 2,865 companies, was followed by trade fair days from 4 to 10 May with high spirits and further records: 74% of the approximately 170,500 visitors travelled to Düsseldorf from abroad – three quarters of them were decision-makers.
Bioplastics have been a hot topic in the packaging industry for decades now. Just like with other materials they have their advantages and disadvantages. Only open and honest communication can bring enlightenment.
The market for packaging is growing. Studies show that this growth will especially benefit the food packaging segment and flexible plastics as well as bottles, in particular. Here the sustained trend towards health-conscious products is expected to cause an increase above all in water bottles.
In 2018 sales of packaging are expected to go up to US$ 975 billion. International market research companies have recently studied this successful industry and taken a close look at trends and tomorrow’s packaging solutions.
(Clean) water is life – but this resource is finite, too. Even now some countries are suffering from a lack of this precious liquid. Packaging manufacturers are also looking for solutions to raise consumer awareness about saving water with their products.
The pharmaceutical industry is facing major challenges in implementing the Falsified Medicines Directive. It will have to find solutions very soon if it wants to prevent the recent problem in the United States where the authorities had to postpone the launch of a similar regulation by one year because the industry was not sufficiently well prepared.
Only the best food is good enough for man’s best friend. And what’s true for dogs is also true for the other pets: their owners are currently getting more demanding in terms of both content and packaging.
The new label interpack alliance spans all international events staged by Messe Düsseldorf under its Processing & Packaging portfolio.
The interpack alliance addresses the target groups of food, beverages, confectionery and bakery, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, non-food consumer goods and industrial goods in key emerging markets, focusing on different areas in each individual event.