In 2023, the industry will be under the sign of interpack

Eva Middendorf 30 January 2023

Around 2,700 key players and newcomers from all over the world will use interpack from 4 to 10 May as a showcase for their premieres and celebrate the long-awaited reunion of the global packaging industry.

Exhibitors will show how to become a gamechanger in sustainability as well as process and packaging technology for efficient and resource-saving production processes.

"The interpack is back and Syntegon will of course be there. At our stand, visitors will experience process and packaging technology for a better life," says a delighted Dr Grosse, CEO of Syntegon Technology. "On almost 2,000 square metres, we will present intelligent and sustainable solutions of tomorrow - automated, digital and efficient." At interpack, the company can be found in Hall 6.

Anticipation is also high at Multivac. The company is presenting its technologies in several places at the trade fair, including Hall 5. "We are very pleased that the industry is coming together again after the Covid break. As a major leading international trade fair, interpack is an important platform for presenting trends and innovations. On a total of four exhibition areas, the Multivac Group will be showing its comprehensive portfolio of solutions, for food as well as for medical and pharmaceutical products. The focus is on innovative, sustainable processing and packaging solutions as well as digital services that help to make production processes efficient and resource-saving," says C. Traumann, CEO and Spokesman of the Management Board at Multivac and Vice President of interpack.

Process and packaging technology for sweets

At Aasted ApS in Hall 1, the focus is on the chocolate, bakery and confectionery industries. "We will present new enrobing and forming solutions. Visitors to interpack will be the first to see them," says CEO Piet H. Tæstensen about the new products. "We are pleased to be back at interpack after six long years. We have improved our equipment and made it more sustainable during this time. We will be exhibiting some energy-efficient products, a complete bakery line and our entire portfolio of temperature control machines. In addition, our After Sales & Service team will present the best concepts to avoid production downtimes."

Ralf Schäffer, member of the management team at Sollich, is looking forward to the trade fair with great anticipation: "Finally, interpack again! The entire team at Sollich and Chocotech is looking forward to interpack 2023. The last time has strengthened the need for personal encounters with customers and conversations at the exhibits "to touch". interpack will shape the trend in the industry, especially in the area of digitalisation and sustainability for years to come." The company offers diverse manufacturing processes for confectionery of all kinds and can be found in Hall 3 at the fair.

Sustainable material innovations

There is a lot going on in the market for packaging materials, packaging materials and packaging aids. Visitors can expect numerous innovations, for example at Metsä Board in Hall 8a.

The company specialises in the development of lightweight cardboard packaging and recyclable barrier cardboard. "With our products and services, we can reduce the carbon footprint of packaging throughout the value chain, from optimal material selection, packaging design and 3D simulation to improving recyclability and production efficiency. We have a clear roadmap to move to 100% CO2-free products and production by the end of 2030," says VP Communications Marjo Halonen, describing the company's focus.

Packaging systems from Schütz are used millions of times a day around the world. At interpack in Hall 10, the company will be presenting, among other things, product innovations such as the Green Layer series, which customers can use to minimise their carbon footprint. "For Schütz, our global team and for our internationally active customers, interpack is the world's largest and most important communication and information platform. With an overall multimedia concept, digital animations and, of course, in personal discussions with our international team, we present product innovations at our stand that are ideal for the circular economy and optimise our customers' supply chain both economically and ecologically," says CEO Roland Straßburger and Vice President of interpack.

Also to be found in Hall 10 is Pro Ampac Flexibles. Here there are creative solutions in the field of flexible packaging. "Pro Ampac is thrilled to be back at interpack, which gives us the opportunity to engage directly with a wide range of brands worldwide. We are excited to showcase our approach to sustainable packaging solutions and talk about how we can work with our customers for even more innovative flexible packaging solutions," says Ali McNulty, Market Manager Europe.

At Starlinger in Hall 8a, there are machines for the production of woven plastic sacks as well as systems for plastic recycling, PET extrusion and finishing. "At interpack 2023, we will be presenting our new sack converting line and the latest product developments in the woven sack sector for the first time. The focus is on recycling management, resource-saving production and energy efficiency," says Angelika Huemer, Managing Partner Starlinger & Co, about the trade fair appearance.

Inform, decorate, individualise

For example, visitors can find out how to label products safely, efficiently and intelligently at Bluhm Systeme in Hall 8b. Here and in Hall 8a, the focus is on packaging as an information carrier. "This year, the world of labelling at interpack is concentrated in one and a half of a total of 18 exhibition halls. We are already looking forward to the numerous discussions with our customers, our impressive stand design and the many new products. 300 m² offer us enough space to present the highlights in a tangible way," says Andreas Koch, Sales Director at Bluhm Systeme.

"We are delighted that interpack, the largest leading trade fair in the packaging industry, can take place again this year - and right on our doorstep," says Matthias Rauen, Sales Manager at Langguth GmbH, which can also be found in Hall 8b.

Sustainable technologies

With flexible filling and packaging machines for the market segments of pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, paper hygiene and medical products, the Optima Packaging Group supports companies worldwide. At interpack, the focus is on sustainable solutions. Managing Director Dr. Stefan König looks forward to the trade fair: "interpack is the best of all opportunities worldwide to get up to date with the latest technology quickly and compactly. Our visitors have the chance to experience exciting exhibits and our technological expertise live. In addition, we will present customised service solutions and show how we make our customers a gamechanger in the field of sustainability."

Also to be found in Hall 16 is Romaco Holding, for whom the sustainability aspect also plays a decisive role at this year's trade fair edition: "We use interpack to present our sustainable innovative machine concepts. In this way, our customers not only reduce their CO2 emissions, but also their production costs. This is complemented by our laboratories for granulation, tabletting, tablet coating, filling technologies and sustainable packaging consulting," says CEO Jörg Pieper.

A total of around 2,700 exhibitors will present the packaging and process technology of tomorrow at interpack. Numerous specials such as the lecture programme in the Spotlight Talks & Trends and trend topics of the industry complement the range of products and services for visitors.

Source: Neue Verpackung