With Interpack in Düsseldorf, Packaging Innovations in Stuttgart and the Packaging Forum in Dresden, three of the most important packaging trade shows are already over. But already now a clear picture of the trends and novelties of the market is emerging. We try to give a first overview:
Sustainability is one of the most important topics at packaging trade shows. Manufacturers and consumers are looking for packaging solutions that are more environmentally friendly. A number of new technologies and materials that can improve the sustainability of packaging have therefore been or are being presented at the trade shows. These include:
- Sustainable materials: Biopolymers made from renewable resources, such as sugar cane or corn starch, are a popular option for sustainable packaging. Other sustainable materials include compostable plastics, paper and cardboard.
- Sustainable technologies: New technologies, such as 3D printing and laser-based printing, can reduce the material consumption of packaging.
- Sustainable design: Innovative design can help reduce the environmental impact of packaging. For example, packaging can use less material if it is designed more intelligently.
In addition to sustainability, digitization and new materials are also important trends at packaging trade shows.
Digitization: Digitization is influencing the packaging industry in various ways. For example, digital technologies are used to increase the efficiency of packaging processes and personalize products.
- New materials: In addition to sustainable materials, new materials such as biopolymers, nanomaterials and active packaging are also presented at packaging trade shows.
The trends and innovations presented show that the packaging industry is on its way to a more sustainable future.
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