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Packages of the future will be presented at MeetingPack 2015

The food plastic packaging industry will pay attention again to Valencia on the 25th and 26th February 2015, when the second edition of MeetingPack will take place. More than 250 experts and the large multinational companies of the sector will give away the latest developments for extending food shelf-life, for obtaining more efficient packaging systems and environmentaly sustainable products. Large food companies such as Nestlé, Unilever, Nutreco, Dulcesol, Grupo IAN, Pescanova, Grupo Siro, Grupo Deoleo and Grupo Matarromera, among others, have already confirmed their attendance to this event.

MeetingPack 2015 will be the starting point for the leading manufacturers of packages, materials and packaging systems, such as Nippon Gohsei, Kortec, EDV Packaging, BASF, Mitsubishi, Sun Chemical, Mocon, Sealpac–Emosa, Multivac, Hiperbaric, Macro Engineering, Milliken, KHS, Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE), Toray Films, EVAL and UBE, to show worldwide their improvements in food packaging, therefore opening the annual market of innovation.

Thus, MeetingPack 2015 becomes the only worldwide event which brings together the whole food packaging value chain and the most powerful European networking space. 

Innovations we will see at MeetingPack

One of these advances is the multilayer co-injection technology developed by Kortec. The production of PP cylindrical transparent packages is possible thanks to this technology, which will substitute the traditional tin cans for long duration food packaging. Named Klear Can, these packages provide all the plastics advantages like lightness, transparency, freedom of design and even the possibility of being heated up in a microwave oven up to 130ºC. It is a 3-layer BPA-free package which can also be coloured and in mold labelled, and stackable during its transport and domestic use.

The multinational Sealpac has also confirmed it sassistance to MeetingPack, where EasyLid  will be presentes. It is an exclusive packaging system which combines two functions in the same sealed process: hermetic and covered seal. This package is especially useful for products that are not totally consumed once opened such as pâtés, salads, snacks or confectionery, since it allows opening and closing repeatedly without an additional lid which would require extra material, would add weight even would increase the price of the package.

The multinational Nestlé is going to present an innovating capsules system for baby milk directed to infants from 0 to 36 months old, among other coffee or tea systems. In these systems, the properties of the materials used will allow keeping the content of the capsule intact, preventing it from drying off, moistening or oxidizing. Therefore, it meets consumers’ needs: good quality, convenient and practical products.

Analysis of the food plastic packaging industry

Divided in eight thematic sessions and with a networking promotion-focused organization, this international event will be once again a meeting point in which the food plastic packaging sector will put its opportunities and challenges for the immediate future on the table. On the first day, there will be an approach to the new technologies and the last developments in materials for barrier packaging, the innovations in active and intelligent packaging as well as in films, multilayer sheets, and thermoformed trays. On the second day, latest innovations in packaging obtained by ISBM, EBM, and injection technologies, the lastest trends in packaging systems, the advancements in test equipments for measuring barrier properties in packaging, besides the reduction of food waste through packaging will be set out.

The combined organization of MeetingPack 2015 by AIMPLAS and AINIA is framed into the strategic alliance between both technological centers to offer global solutions for plastic industries, plastic packaging and food industries, etc. This collaboration generates a great technological potential and is a top level European reference in food plastic packaging. At this edition, MeetingPack is being consolidated as a worldwide meeting point and the alliance in a top level European reference which offers technological support to the whole plastic packaging value chain

At this moment, Sealed Air is the main sponsor of MeetingPack2015. Besides, other international companies, under silver category, are sponsored, such as Nippon Gohsei, IMD Vista, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical, Mitsubishi Chemical and Schur. The sponsorship of the event, which remains opened in its different modalities, is still awakened and generating interest among companies and brands.

MeetingPack 2015 will be held on 25 and 26 February 2015 at the Chamber of Commerce (Cámara de Comercio) premises in the Parque Tecnológico de Valencia. Benjamín Franklin, 8. Paterna (Valencia, Spain).

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