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interpack 2023 was very successful - Talk with Thomas Dohse, Director interpack

Talking situation
More than 2,800 exhibitors, around 143,000 visitors and seven days of programming in packaging journal's live TV studio. The trade show comeback after a six-year break was a success! In an interview, interpack Director Thomas Dohse draws a successful balance.

Food

Mono-material packaging solutions take center stage at interpack

PP Packaging

Polypropylene is durable, lightweight and very popular as a packaging material, but often requires multi-material constructions to ensure end-use performance, making such packages difficult to recycle. New material developments –– improving barrier properties and clarity –– are making effective, all-PP packages a reality.

Beverages

How useful are PET bottles?

PET bottle
People need water. And it has to be brought to them somehow. That’s where packaging, e.g. PET bottles, is important – particularly in areas where the groundwater is polluted. A study commissioned by Lidl, the German discount supermarket, revealed that it’s quite possible for plastic bottles to be sustainable in the right conditions.

Cosmetics

Better recycled material as a result of fewer fragrances

Spray bottle
Not all recycled materials are the same. That is because the quality of recycled plastics plays an important role en route to a circular economy. The Fraunhofer Institute LBF has consequently developed a method that removes problematic fragrances from packaging for detergents that is being recycled.

Pharmaceutics

What are the benefits of paper tubes?

Paper tube
Packaging is being viewed differently in these times of ever scarcer raw materials and increasing environmental issues. As are tubes. Some companies are placing their hopes on fibre-based solutions, e.g. paper. But are there only benefits to paper tubes?

Food

Designing barrier-free packaging

Screenshot of the process
No packaging, no product protection. But how can the visually impaired be sure about what they’re putting in their shopping baskets? A German designer has come up with a clever solution to this problem.
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