What are the latest trends in brand packaging? Have manufacturers come up with a solution to the demand for environment-friendly and sustainable containers and wraps to our everyday needs?
This is just one of the issues that producers, suppliers and consumers learned in Pack Print Plas Philippines, held from October 10 to October 12, 2019 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, the only trade show in the country that gathers the interrelated industries of packaging, plastics, printing and office supplies in one venue.
For the past 27 years, Pack Print Plas Philippines has provided a single platform where producers, suppliers and consumers have convenient access to technology, product development, industry research and production solutions to benefit both international and domestic markets.
This year, the show was even a bigger one with the partnership between trade organizers Global-Link MP and Messe Düsseldorf Asia, providing combined expertise and experience bringing in more foreign exhibitors and trade buyers to the show floor.
Among the much anticipated seminars at the expo was EHS 2019: Environment, Health and Safety Seminar, presented by Gretchen Fontejo Enarle, president of Samahan sa Pilipinas ng mga Industriyang Kimika and sustainability leader as Atlantic Coatings; Parag Bagade, head of Sustainability and Advantage Services for South Asia Pacific and sub-Saharan Africa of Avery Dennison; and Commissioner Crispian Lao, vice chairman of the National Solid Waste Management Commission.
With the printing industry producing a lot of waste, many small- and medium-sized printing companies have minimal knowledge on the proper means of handling chemical wastes. This meeting aims to educate the printing industry in managing proper waste disposal.
A Print Media Management Conference was also held on October 10 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm alongside the expo. This conference covered discussions on global trends in the printing industry, information on drupa 2020, product enhancement with digital foiling and digital services, RFID applications and solutions, and many more. These topics were presented by Polar Mohr Maschinenvertriebsgesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG, Hofheim, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Wiesloch, Windmőller & Hőlscher KG, Lengerich, BW papersystems, and LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG, Fűrth.
This year’s edition of Pack Print Plas Philippines is the biggest in its 27 years of existence – with over 500 booths on display occupying over 10,000 sq. meters of exhibition space. There will also be a massive participation coming from various international trade groups such as China, Germany, Korea, India, Singapore, Taiwan and many more. A total of 15,000 trade buyers attended the 3-day show viewing over 380 of the latest machines and technologies for the industry.
Messe Düsseldorf Asia is a subsidiary of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, one of the world’s most successful exhibition organizers, responsible for organizing more than 20 of the world’s number one exhibitions in various industries, including plastics, packaging and printing, namely the globally acclaimed K Fair, Interpack and Drupa held in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Global-Link MP is the brain behind the successful Hotel Suppliers Show, which staged its 10th edition last September. Other events in its portfolio include PHILCONSTRUCT, Interior & Design Manila, Philippine International Furniture Show, Systems Integration Philippines, Global Security Philippines, China Brand Show, Transport & Logistics Philippines, and many more. For more information: www.globallinkmp.com
Pack Print Plas Philippines was held along with Manufacturing Technology World and Engineering Technology World, another series of trade shows that industry watchers are always looking forward to. The event was co-organized with the Philippine Center for Print Excellence Foundation Inc. and the Philippine Plastics Industries Association (PPIA) and is supported by the Philippine Printing Technical Foundation (PPTF).