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24 to 26 September 2019, Nuremberg, Germany

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?

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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.

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