All the ingredients for perfect packaging can be found at the Plastics Packaging Show (PPS) which takes place in Telford on June 16th and 17th, and features a free two-day conference programme.
How do you design for the circular economy? Is the UK on track to meet 2017 targets for plastics packaging recycling? What are the latest developments in barrier technology? How can packaging be used to help defend brands against counterfeiting? These are just some of the issues which will be addressed at the PPS conference. Speakers include packaging experts from some of the UK’s largest plastics processors including APPE, Linpac Packaging, Logoplaste and RPC Group as well as Kevin Vyse, Packaging and Environment Manager, Marks & Spencer and Claire Shrewsbury, Packaging Programme Manager, WRAP.
Day one of the programme covers industry issues, sustainability and design. It will be opened with a session entitled Plastics packing is not evil! Changing public perceptions presented by David Baker, General Manager, RPC Group.
The second day of the conference is focused on process and innovation and includes perspectives on blow moulding, simulation, ThermaLite (a glass substitute for the food market), barrier film and APET sheet technologies. These sessions will be led by packaging and plastics experts from Society of Plastics Engineers, The Extrusionists, AMB Packaging, Dow Europe and DRA.
Taking place at the Telford International Centre, the inaugural PPS will bring together brand owners, packaging producers, designers and a wide range of decision makers in a free-to-attend exhibition and two-day conference. It will be co-located at the Telford International Centre with Plastics Design & Moulding (PDM 15) www.pdmevent.com and the Plastics Recycling Expo (PRE) exhibition and conference dedicated to plastics recycling www.plasticsrecyclingexpo.com. Visitors who register for PPS will have access to the exhibition floor of all three events, featuring over 100 companies and organisations.
For the full conference programme and more details about visiting PPS visit: www.plasticspackagingshow.com
The image attached shows the ThermaLite hot fill jar that can be pasteurized as a glass substitution in the food market. APPE’s Marketing Manager, Kinza Sutton will present a session on the processing technology behind the innovation in the Plastics Packaging Show conference on 17 June 2015.