The digital age is having a profound impact on the flexible packaging industry as a new generation of technologically literate customers change the way we shop and how products are sold. Papers from
The Retail Institute, Wipak Walsrode and PragmatIC will examine the opportunities being created by this rapidly changing landscape, from active packaging and smart security features, through to mass personalization of packs aided by digital printing.
At the same time, innovations in areas such as barrier polymers, resins, additives and adhesives are allowing flexible packages to play a significant role in reducing food waste through the protection and preservation of goods throughout the supply chain, as well as ensuring product safety and extending shelf-life. These innovations will be explored by manufacturers including DuPont, Repsol and Arkema.
With environmental and social responsibility truly ingrained into the business landscape, packaging has become a key element within sustainability frameworks. Nestlé will share the approach it is taking to reduce environmental impact whilst retaining product quality and safety. Innovation in credible alternative materials such as bio-based laminates, together with end of life options for multilayer films will also be showcased by Borealis, AIMPLAS and Corbion. The latest in production technology from leading suppliers including Windmöller & Hölscher and Energy Sciences will also be highlighted.
AMI’s Multilayer Packaging Films 2016 is relevant for all members of the supply chain including brand owners, retailers, converters, researchers, materials and manufacturing experts. In addition to delivering quality papers, the conference also offers networking opportunities with its extensive table top exhibition area and exclusive site visit to Starlinger Recycling Technology’s factory. Moreover, the conference has support from Mitsui Chemicals Europe, Dow, Tosaf Compounds and Thermo Fisher Scientific.