3-4 December 2019
European Bioplastics Conference
3-4 December 2019
Everyone’s talking about bioplastics – making the European Bioplastics Conference a correspondingly popular event. Already in its 14th iteration, the organisers are inviting visitors to Berlin this year for a further extended range of lectures, discussion forums and exhibitors.
The stronger and more focused efforts of governments and the general public in recent months and years towards more sustainable consumption are reflected in the growing use of biopolymers by major brands and manufacturers.
In addition to the general contribution of biopolymers for recycling, the European Bioplastics Conference will therefore feature presentations by well-known companies on their latest material developments and application examples. The main topics of the two-day conference – such as biodegradable materials, the processing of biopolymers, life cycle and sustainability – cover a broad range and provide plenty of issues for discussion. Numerous representatives from research, industry and politics will be on hand to contribute to these talks. A variety of conference formats will be used to promote an open exchange of views and to ensure there is plenty of time for networking.
Further information on the conference programme and speakers can be found here:
Webinar: “Mineral oil components in food packaging”
Compared to printing inks, cardboard and plastic films, adhesives are less frequently mentioned when it comes to food packaging as they make up a relatively small proportion of the overall packaging in terms of compliance with safety standards. But even if there is no specific legislation in Europe for adhesives in contact with food, there are legal regulations that apply to adhesives, thus making them an integral part of food packaging safety. The adhesive manufacturer Henkel has therefore launched an initiative for safe food packaging. An essential component of this initiative is a food safety training centre offering interactive live webinars, e-learning courses and certified training courses on key food safety topics.
One such webinar “Mineral oil components in food packaging - What role do adhesives play?" is to be held on 9 October at 10 am (CEST). It will deal with the issue of food contamination via mineral oil components, which can occur in numerous ways. The webinar thus focuses on the challenges with regard to mineral oil hydrocarbons in food packaging.
Further information and registration details at: http://www.packaging.henkel-adhesives.com/en/food-safe-packaging/food-safety-training-center/webinars.html
The European packaging industry is once again invited to gather in Nuremberg in September for this year’s FachPack trade fair. Delegates can look forward to the usual presentation of innovative products and services as well as practical solutions. To mark FachPack’s 40th anniversary, this year’s event will focus on the key them: “Environmentally friendly packaging”, a particularly hot topic for the industry at present.
This topic will not only feature at the stands of the numerous exhibitors, but also in lecture forums, at the special show “Environmentally friendly premium packaging”, at meeting points like the Open Workshop area, and in prizes such as the German Packaging Award (sustainability category) and the Sustainability Award.
The FachPack divides “Environmentally friendly packaging” into four criteria: (1) Recycled packaging: What applications are recyclates suitable for and what solutions do companies have up their sleeve to improve the recycling of packaging? (2) Resource-conserving materials: How can sustainability and packaging be optimally combined? What does the market have to offer? (3) Reusable packaging and systems: What’s the status quo and what does the future hold? (4) (New) environmentally friendly processes: Which processes are part of a sustainable corporate strategy?
Further information on FackPack 2019 can be found here: https://www.fachpack.de/en
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