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Packaging Technology of the Future 2014

» Event Type: Foro

» Place: Arcona Hotel 8200 Schaffhausen Switzerland

» Country: Suiza

» Start Date: 20/11/2014

» End Date: 21/11/2014

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The packaging industry changes with changing market requirements and market situations. What influences packaging in the years to come? Which technologies and materials will satisfy the needs of the future?


IPI International Packaging Institute invites you to take an exciting look into the future of the packaging industry and discuss future trends with experts and visionary.


This event gives new ideas and impulses to packaging designers, marketing experts, R&D specialists, innovation managers and decider.


November 20th - Challenges, Future Markets and Technology Trends



  • Packaging Market 2030 - How does e-commerce, globalization and the social change affect retail and the packaging industry?

  • What does Industry 4.0 mean for the packaging industry?

  • Energy revolution - Importance of Energy Consumption for packaging processes of the future

  • Flexibility, modularity, high-speed, continuous processes - lot size 1 in packaging?

  • Research activities for the future of packaging (a report from Michigan State University)


November 21st - Technologies and Materials Solutions for the Future



  • What approaches will new materials provide to come up to the challenges of the future

  • Bio-based - Fiber-based materials and biopolymers: rivals or a winning team for a Sustainable Future of Packaging?

  • 3D Printing - technological revolution for the packaging industry?

  • Progress in high-barrier materials and converting

  • "Digital" Materials and print technologies as base for Industry 4.0 and smart factories

  • Material developments to protect for the next hazardous substance in food

  • Virtual engineering - a key for efficient developments of packaging processes

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