One of the UK’s leading packaging technology events, Empack, will return to Birmingham’s NEC on February 28 and March 1, 2018.
The two-day event will offer an opportunity for decision makers from major brands, converters and retailers to discover the latest technological advances in logistics and transit packaging, packaging machinery, robotics and automation. The show will also offer visitors the opportunity to get hands-on with a range of new products, with many exhibitors choosing to launch their latest innovations live on the show floor.
Paper and cardboard packaging manufacturers, Graficas Salaet, will be launching two new products at the show: Its new Black Pizza Plate and its Step and Twist Tulip Cups. Also at show will be its extensive range of packaging for the food industry including baking cups, paper bags, trays, cake boxes and boards.
Greenearth Food Packaging will present its brand-new range of oven-proof, biodegradable ready meal containers made from paper pulp. The range will be available with lids and in various sizes and colours to enhance the aesthetics of products.
Automated Packaging Systems will launch its new AirPouch delivery system at the show. The new system will offer customers using AirPouch cushions in its packaging process the potential to supply multiple work stations with strings of AirPouch cushions from just a single machine. The system utilises the AirPouch Express 3 machine to inflate AirPouch material on site.
OAL will showcase April Eye, an intelligent date code verification system set to cut food waste in the supply chain. Developed in partnership with the University of Lincoln in a retailer led initiative, April Eye uses artificial intelligence to read back and verify date codes, preventing product recalls related to the incorrect application of date codes. By removing human error from the supply chain, April Eye reduces food waste related to the incorrect date coding of products.
Manufacturers of self-adhesive labels and tags, Abbey Labels will exhibit its range of scratch-off, five-page peel labels and its newly enhanced food and drink labels.
Shalam Packaging will be exhibiting its range of buckets and tubs for the food and chemical industries. It will also be joined by its sister company, Stak Plast who will be showcasing its wide range of plastic packaging solutions.
James Drake-Brockman, divisional director of Easyfairs’ Packaging Portfolio, said: “We are delighted that so many companies each year choose Empack to launch innovative new products to the UK market. Year-on-year, brands, converters and retailers from across the world flock to the show to discover the latest advances in packaging technology and learn how the supply chain can be revolutionised.”