Leading Converters, Brand Owners And Retailers To Discuss Evolving Packaging Requirements At AMI’s Multilayer Flexible Packaging 2019.

The conference will take place in Vienna from 18-20 November 2019.

Europe is home to some of the most dynamic companies in the flexible packaging market, quickly recognising drivers of change and reacting with innovative solutions.

With plastics packaging in the media spotlight, the challenge is on for the flexible packaging industry to demonstrate not only that multilayer flexible packaging uses the fewest raw materials to provide the best protection against food waste across the supply chain, but also how they are advancing technology to improve even further. Consumers are concerned with environmental issues, but how far are they willing to give up the convenience and range of choice to which they have become accustomed? Can the flexible packaging industry provide solutions for shoppers which are sustainable and convenient without compromising shelf-life?

Leading companies across the multilayer flexible packaging supply chain will share how they are addressing some of these challenges at the 12th edition of AMI’s Multilayer Flexible Packaging conference, taking place from 18-20 November 2019 in Vienna at the Austria Trend Savoyen hotel. The conference will explore commercial and technical challenges and opportunities relating to flexible packaging films, raw materials, production techniques and applications over a busy 2-day programme.

The conference will open with AMI Consulting sharing insights on the use of BOPET in the global packaging market and will be followed by converter A. Hatzopoulos SA discussing flexible packaging design.

Adhering to food safety regulations as they constantly evolve is a challenge for all companies, including food giant Nestlé, who will share their approach on food contact materials, followed by case studies on the migration of substances from multilayer films by Norner.

Advances in materials for multilayer flexible packaging continue to improve performance. Repsol Quimica and Sukano AG will discuss new solutions for multilayer applications from raw materials providers.

Addressing sustainability and the circular economy is now a fundamental issue for the industry. This session will begin with a paper from Terracycle Europe, which has agreements with many brand-owners across Europe. Delegates will enjoy presentations from across the supply chain including leading converter Mondi Consumer Packaging, materials suppliers Mitsui Chemicals and Borealis Polyolefine, and BASF, who will present a paper on the emerging technology of Chemical Recycling.

Leading converter Wipak Group will discuss their approach to sustainability. Buergofol, Parkside Flexibles and Dow Chemicals will demonstrate how they are innovating to support sustainability initiatives, including advances in compostable films and raw materials.

Crucial for the reduction of food waste both at production and consumer level, barrier technology for films has seen numerous leaps forward. Papers on new solutions that can be adopted to further support the sustainability claims of multilayer flexible packaging, will be presented by Gap SRL, Applied Materials, and Knowfort Technologies, whilst Ametek and Fraunhofer Institut will discuss shelf-life requirements and bio-based barrier technologies.

Multilayer Flexible Packaging 2019 will bring together companies from raw materials to retailers, offering a dynamic forum to understand key packaging issues, gaps and needs and see how the flexible packaging industry is innovating to solve them.