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4th Conference on “Food and Beverage Packaging”


13 to 14 June 2019, Barcelona

Various developments, projects and research approaches aimed at the protection of food will be presented and discussed at the 4th Conference on "Food and Beverage Packaging" over two days in June. Visitors can look forward to a wide range of topics – from packaging research to methods to improve quality, shelf life and food safety. On the first day of the event, new packaging developments (such as edible packaging) will be presented, as will new methods for extending the shelf life of food. There will also be lectures on the major topics of food chemistry and biotechnology. Finally, young researchers will have the opportunity to present themselves and their work. On day two, international researchers will be presenting their current research on food safety, microbiology and quality. At the end of the conference, a further look at flexible packaging for food will be provided under the heading “Packaging for frozen food”. With its scientific focus, the 4th Conference on “Food and Beverage Packaging” will bring participants up to speed with the latest international research – in an early summer setting in Barcelona.

Further information on the event and registration can be found here:

Packaging Institute to host practice-oriented seminar on “Packaging Design”


4 June to 6 June 2019, Berlin

Practical questions relating to packaging design are the focus of the two-day seminar “Packaging Design”, which the German Packaging Institute (Deutsche Verpackungsinstitut e.V.) is organising as part of its Packaging Academy in Berlin in June.

The topics on the agenda are correspondingly diverse: from the theoretical principles of packaging as a marketing and communication tool to the various elements of packaging design, and the packaging design process itself. This intensive input is rounded off by a detailed practical block in which participants can practice developing packaging designs themselves, taking into account the success criteria they already learned. Christian Rommel, an internationally experienced packaging expert, will be on hand to guide the participants through the event and to provide his extensive know-how and experience.

Further information on the event and registration can be found here:

PTS Network Day 2019 – research up close!


7 May 2019, Heidenau

Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS) is organising its first Network Day. Sustaining members, customers, and research and project partners are all invited to attend the premiere on 7 May. The idea behind the event is to be able to experience PTS research “up close”.

To kick off the Network Day, three research forums – “Waste Paper & Starch”, “Paper Coating” and “Fibre & Additives” – will invite you to take a closer look at their work. Following this, attendees are welcome to explore the entire PTS with presentations of the various laboratories and facilities held by staff members. The participants can look forward to a wide variety of stations on their discovery tour: in addition to the PTS pilot plant, packaging coding, and optical strain field analysis, numerous other laboratories and test facilities will be opening their doors to visitors.

The Network Day is free of charge, but due to the limited number of places those wishing to attend must register in advance.

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