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Innovation Gallery to ‘imagine the future’ at Packaging Innovations & Empack

Packaging Solutions

Easyfairs has announced the 2024 participants for the Packaging Innovations Gallery to be held at Packaging Innovations & Empack.


The Gallery, which will take pride of place at February’s showcase, will celebrate a selection of the most innovative packaging projects from the past 12 months.


‘Everywhere you turn right now there are so many different things driving innovation,’ said packaging expert and ThePackHub founder Paul Jenkins. ‘From the lifestyles we lead and e-commerce’s unrelenting importance, to value demanded right along the supply chain and legislation around sustainability, manufacturers have no choice but to innovate for a future that demands more from packaging solutions.


‘The Innovation Showcase is a fantastic platform for businesses to share their vision and take their ideas to the next level, and it is also a great opportunity for the industry to celebrate its abundance of innovation. Visitors will once again see outstanding innovations that imagine the future of packaging.’


The Innovation Showcase will include:


FunctionalBarrier Papers – Mondi

The range of heat sealable barrier papers has very strong mechanical properties, can run on existing FFS/HFFS lines, provides a moisture and water vapour barrier and is recyclable in most European wastepaper streams.


Morro Coating – Morro, a Xampla brand

A plant based replacement for petrochemical/fluorochemical paper coatings. Fully biodegradable and home compostable. Safe for food contact, high grease, water and oxygen barrier. It can be safely removed during repulping, enabling the recyclability of paperboard.


Pure-Pak eSense cartons – Elopak

Pure-Pak eSense is an aluminium free gable top aseptic carton suitable for both low and high acid liquid products. Recyclable, with a polyolefin barrier resulting in up to 50% lower carbon, it paves the way for a fully renewable aseptic pack. 


Papair: bubble wrap made from 100% paper – Leipa UK

PapairWrap is safe, cost efficient, and sustainable. Companies no longer have to choose between cost effectiveness and sustainability, with PapairWrap making both possible at the same time. 


Eco low profile tube closures – Selectpackaging

Compact design with 50% less plastic meaning lower energy consumption in manufacture. Overall packaging reduction by 20%, with lower shipping costs.


Label solution with mechanical recycled raw material content – Taghleef Industries Spa  

Taghleef Industries champions sustainability with Ceflex on a 40µ white voided film from 30% post consumer mechanically recycled content, serving as a PET bottle label. This innovation gives a new life to plastic waste preserving virgin fossil resins. 


Mars Kind recycled content packaging solution – Taghleef Industries Spa  

Designed with circularity in mind, this mono material packaging facilitates end of life recycling in existing collection and sorting operations without compromising quality or processability with more post consumer recycled content and less virgin plastic.


Rapilock Pro – Carlton Packaging  

This 100% recyclable, glue free and tape free box is designed to provide unparalleled tamper evidence, giving you and your customer peace of mind, while also being quicker to assemble compared with other glue free boxes.   


Facer plastic free blister pack – Facer Progressive Printed Packaging

Facer presents an answer to single use plastic blister packs by replacing the plastic with a board to board heat seal solution. The first commercially to market in the UK for Mitsubishi Uni-Ball.


Aquaseal barrier and heat seal coatings – Paramelt

In today’s economy, not only the functionality of packaging, but also the environmental impact has to be considered. Paper as a renewable material, combined with Paramelt’s coatings, can offer the required functionality for many packaging applications.  


Last year, Supa Products’ 500 ml paper bottle from its eco mate range stood out for the judges and was crowned the winner.



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