The annual International Packaging Conclave took place on 4 August 2017 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Organized by Print-Packaging.com in association with Siegwerk India, the theme for the conclave was ‘Safe Packaging – for a better tomorrow.’ The keynote session on ‘Packaging safety – need for an integrated support’ was presented by a leading industry expert. The conference was a concurrent event with PackPlus’17. With more than 375 exhibitors, spread across 6 Halls, the show greatly supplemented the Conclave.
Session 1: Product safety – risk assessment of packaging material
Chaired by Ashish Pradhan of Siegwerk India, the first session (based on an interactive panel discussion) offered a platform to brand owners and regulatory authorities to share their perspective in the area of packaging safety. The aim was to look at packaging safety in India viz-a-viz the global trends. The session outlined their expectations from the supply chain partners.
Session 2: Migration and toxicology – a threat to consumer safety
This session (based on individual presentations) emphasized the concept of migration; types of migration; factors affecting migration and the impact of migration on product safety. It also demonstrated the toxicological impact of certain specific components on product safety and the levels at which the impact becomes critical. It also focused on the analytical requirements required to substantiate migration of components into the products. This session was chaired by Dr. Joerg Peter Langhammer of Siegwerk India.
Session 3: Packaging compliance – connecting the dots
Ensuring packaging compliance is a complex challenge as it necessitates the stakeholders in the supply chain to collaborate and work together to deliver safe packages for products. The session invited views from different stakeholders in the packaging chain on their role to ensure the compliance of final printed articles. It further elaborated on the need of collaboration and knowledge sharing among the stakeholders to be able to deliver safe packages. Dr. Evert Delbanco of Siegwerk India took charge of this session.