Emballage 2008 to open doors in Paris

By Simon Pitman

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags Packaging Sustainability

One of Europe’s leading packaging shows, Emballage 2008, is due to open its doors in Paris on November 17, highlighting some of the latest innovations for personal care.

The 38th World Packaging Exhibition will feature a more international focus this year, as well as providing a platform to even more new product launches.

This year the organiser’s say they expect 100,000 visitors to the show, 40 per cent of whom will be international, representing over 140 countries.

Tying in with this theme, international pavillions will be dedicated to a number of specific countries, including Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan and Turkey.

Covering all consumer goods

As well as the personal care industry, the show will also feature innovations from other consumer goods industries, including food and beverage and the pharmaceutical and health categories.

But as well as packaging innovations, the show has a distinct focus on packaging equipment, with the organiser’s estimating that 40 per cent of floor space will be devoted to this area and other services.

The show will also include a trends and innovations area, which will be focused on issues including BioMaterials, as well as featuring a look at packaging trends for the future.

The issue of sustainable packaging has become a key area in recent years, something that has led to a huge rise in interest for biomaterials.

The show’s BioMaterials area is dedicated to this subject and will showcase some of the leading innovations as well as providing information about the evolution of this category.

Pack Vision Symposium

Likewise, the show’s Pack Vision Symposium is being billed as the first international symposium to focus on this topic, gathering packaging manufacturers, brand design agencies and key players in innovation, to lift the lid on what is new in the industry.

Expected focuses for the Symposium will be eco-design, eco labelling and other issues related to the sustainability and recycling of packaging.

The show will also feature an Art and Packaging exposition, a Plastic Eco Design Centre and Packaging Obeservatory – the latter providing a recurrent and economic monitoring tool on prospects for the packaging industry.

The show will open on November 17 through to 21 at Paris-Nord Villepinte exhibition centre.

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