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The latest packaging developments and technologies will be on display for logistics professionals to discover at Empack 2020, which returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 26 & 27 February. The show, which incorporates Packaging Innovations, Label&Print, Ecopack, and Contract Pack & Fulfilment, will also host a seminar programme designed to offer tangible insights to visitors, and numerous networking opportunities.

Product Launches

The event will welcome over 300 suppliers from across the supply chain, including those specialising in primary and secondary packaging, contract packing, logistics, software, and labelling, with many launching their latest products at the show.

For instance, Yorkshire Packaging Systems will unveil its Pizza Capping Film technology, the first of its kind to be OPRL approved and recyclable to LDPE level four. The solution also utilises a guaranteed European supply chain which reduces costs and impact on the environment.

Bericap will launch an extended range of caps and closures including the DIN 60, which can be used across a broad range of blow-moulded containers.

Sollas will display its automatic overwrapping machinery for use throughout the food and drink industry including for tea, coffee, and confectionery.

Lemonpath will showcase its full-service logistics capabilities for warehouse outsourcing or short-term support during busier months. Services available include storage, reserve logistics, order picking and processing, stock management, and distribution.

Interactive Show Features

Alongside a busy exhibition floor, the show will gather industry pioneers and technical experts as part of its free-to-attend seminar programme. The exhibition will further present several interactive features designed to provide visitors with inspiration that they can apply to their own processes.

The complex issue of sustainability will be in the spotlight during the BIG Carbon Debate which will debut at the show, unpicking the challenges of creating packaging that is truly sustainable at every point of the supply chain. Topics of discussion include the Government’s zero-carbon targets and convenience vs sustainability.

The seminar programme will also present specially curated seminars for the food, drink, pharmaceutical, beauty and cosmetics, and e-commerce industries to offer tailored insights to professionals in these sectors. For those looking for further inspiration, the new Visit the Future Hub will champion innovation in the industry. Part of this zone, the Start-Up Village, will host six up and coming packaging specialists set to disrupt the industry with their ground-breaking designs.

Victoria Blake, Event Director of Easyfairs’ UK Packaging Portfolio, comments: “As the largest packaging event in the UK we are proud to showcase solutions and technologies for use across the supply chain. This year is our biggest show floor to date, running alongside some exciting new interactive features, including our BIG Carbon Debate which we have designed to offer a holistic view of the sustainability conversation. I can’t wait for the doors to open.”

For any further information, please visit the Packaging Innovations NEC 2020 website or contact the show team on +44 (0)20 8843 8800 or PackagingUK@easyfairs.com.

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