• PPPEXPO Africa 2016

    PPPEXPO Africa is one of a dedicated industry specific international trade show for Plastics, Printing & Packaging Industry in the East African region. The 19th edition of this event is scheduled to organise from 16 to 18 June at The Dome, Nairobi, Kenya.

    This event will attract exhibitors from 30 countries and will provide a platform to forge business alliances, showcase technological and interact directly with the African traders from the East, Central & South African region. This event will attract buyers and decision makers from all the levels and sectors of Plastics, Printing & Packaging Industry and aims to promote direct business link between buyersand sellers.

    For more information visit: http://www.expogr.com/kenyappp/index.php

  • The AmericaPack Summit 2016

    marcus evans is proud to present the AmericaPack Summit, which brings together 60 senior executives from leading Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, Cosmetics, and Personal Care manufacturers with ultimate packaging decision making power.

    The primary objective of the AmericaPack Summit is to explore the key aspects and issues related to Industries Packaging best practices and their application as business drivers for innovation and growth. The Summit's program topics have been pinpointed and validated by senior executives within the Packaging community as the top critical issues they face.

    One-on-One Meetings:

    Between session presentations and networking, senior packaging executives and solution providers participate in pre-scheduled mutually selected one-on-one business meetings.

    Over the course of the summit, each senior executive representing their solution provider company is guaranteed a minimum of 10-12 meetings, each strictly timed to 30 minutes.

    Why Attend:

    Through our internationally acclaimed one-to-one meeting methology, the AmericaPack Summit allows you to grow your market, improve sales and win more business.

    •  Shorten your sales cycle by initiating new relationships directly with top decision makers and develop rapport face to face
    • Reduce the cost of new business development and related expenses by meeting these decision makers in one exclusive time and place
    • Accomplish 6-12 months of standard sales efforts in just three days by reaching ultimate budget decision makers

    The Venue:

    The AmericaPack Summit will take place from 22-23 February, 2015 at the Red Rock Resort & Spa, Las Vegas, NV.

    Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa provides the ultimate Las Vegas resort experience. Our resort hotel provides an idyllic getaway just minutes from the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip. Ideally situated near the entrance to Red Rock Canyon National Recreation area, you couldn't ask for a more intimate, yet exciting place to play, both indoors and out.

    For More information on attending or sponsorships please visit our website or contact Ali Tamashiro at alit@marcusevansch.com or 1-312-540-3000 Ext: 6592

  • UPAK Italia 2016

    UPAK Italia is an international Trade Fair for processing, packaging and printing industry. in 2016, 24th edition of this event is scheduled to organise from 26 to 29 January at Krasnaya Presnya, Moscow, Russia. In 2015, this event attracted 250 exhibitors from 21 countries and about 19,000 visitors. This event will showcase Packaging machines and devices, Machines for the production of packaging material, packaging means and auxiliary packaging means, Converting and printing of packaging materials and means, Packaging materials, packaging means and auxiliary packaging means, Machines and equipment for confectionery and bakery, Processing machines, Complementary techniques/technology, Logistics/storage equipment. For more information visit: http://upakovka.messe-duesseldorf.de/


    Bioplastics – the association representing the value chain of bioplastics in Europe – is supporting initiatives to develop global carbon-pricing mechanisms and implement them effectively. Such measures would be needed to incorporate the external costs of climate change into product prices and enable the development of greenhouse gas saving materials like bioplastics. Putting a price tag on fossil carbon has been one of the major commitments that were discussed at the COP21 climate conference in Paris.
  • Coca-Cola sends tolerance message with label-free cans


    Coca-Cola has issued label-free cans as the company said it wants people to imagine a world without labels. Coke’s label-free version of the iconic red-and-white can is available in Middle Eastern countries for Ramadan. The cans, intended to promote open-mindedness and tolerance, feature Coke’s signature dynamic white ribbon but not the words “Coca-Cola”. The message “Labels are for cans, not people” features on the back of the can.    

  • Patterson and Rothwell develops dessert pots with thinnest wall


    Injection moulding specialist Patterson and Rothwell has developed a method for manufacturing “the thinnest wall PET on the market”, which will be used to create premium dessert pots for the food industry. With a wall thickness of between 0.8mm and 1mm – up to 0.4mm thinner than the previous thinnest option – the recyclable pots will meet a need for elegant packaging in the premium dessert sector.  They are available in a range of shapes and sizes for yogurts, mousses and other desserts. The pots are injection moulded using a unique multi-cavity, “all electric” method that allows the manufacturer to create the walls so thin.    

  • PlantBottle™


    PlantBottle is Coca-Cola's vision to develop a more responsible plant-based alternative to packaging traditionally made from fossil fuels and other non-renewable materials. Using groundbreaking technology to create a recyclable plastic bottle made from renewable plant materials, the brand owner can justifiably claim to have pushed the boundaries of sustainable innovation.  The PlantBottle maintains the high quality package consumers expect but with the added benefit of being made from renewable materials. It can be used for a variety of packaging sizes and across water, sparkling, juice and tea beverage brands.       



    This package offers a decisive advance in terms of sustainability: no more annoying inner plastic bags which negatively affect the product’s convenience as well as its value appeal. Resealability has also been beautifully solved; simply press the corner and the pack is sealed. A number of other facets also make the contents appetising: clear, natural product images underline the quality. The elaborate design with six colours and a matt varnish create interest in the contents which are visible through a round window. This package features perforation in the upper part which allows easy opening and closing as well as simple dispensing. The cross-wise closing flaps keep the base sealed. The new gable shape clearly distinguishes the product from the competitors’ flat pack tops . The high cartonboard ratio makes the pack ideal for recycling.

  • Innovative Carton design


    This innovative cardboard design was given by two American undergrad students. This boxes are less wasteful, easy to handle and quick to assemble. They have a patent pending and are looking for manufacturing partners to commercialize their vision of the 21ste century cardboard box.   The traditional boxes are extremely wasteful, they are also hard to open and difficult to pack, Henry Wang and Chris Curro of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering at Cooper Union found that.These boxes are 20 percent less wasteful   This box is also easier to fold, requiring only a custom jig, that allows you to fold the cardboard box within seconds. The adhesive strips make affixing the whole package a lot easier as well. The real magic happens when you open the box, though. Instead of ripping open the box, you simply push a tab on the top of the box and the whole thing opens up automatically, ready for reuse.

  • Apple packaging with identical compartments

    Packaging multinational NNZ has developed a unique packaging for apples (image) in partnership with Schut Systems and Pillopak.

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