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A total exhibition experience

IPACK-IMA 2018 will contribute to the growth of industrial culture through a series of events and discussions covering topics of interest for the sector and major global trends.

The main themes and events will be:

  • IPACK–MAT: innovative technologies and materials
  • PLAN THE FUTURE: sustainability in processing and packaging
  • INDUSTRY 4.0: the innovations that will change the industry
  • PACKAGING DESIGN: awards and exhibitions on industrial design and innovative packaging
  • FOCUS LOGISTICS AND PACKAGING: all the aspects of logistics and packaging at the centre of competition and innovation in e-commerce.

 

IPACK-MAT: technology and luxury in packaging

IPACK-MAT, which will make its debut at IPACK-IMA 2018, is a new exhibition devoted entirely to innovative packaging materials and containers.
This first edition of the show will explore highly topical issues including anti-counterfeiting and luxury packaging and will host manufacturers of materials, semi-finished products, components and products with a high level of innovation.

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR ANTI-COUNTERFEITING, TRACEABILITY AND SMART PACKAGING, INCLUDING:
• RFID, NFC and UHF sensors and tags
• traceability systems
• special pigments and inks
• conductive materials
• displays.

SOLUTIONS FOR LUXURY PACKAGING
High added-value finishing and decoration materials and processes, with a special focus on the sectors of fashion, accessories, food&beverage, wine&liquor and beauty:
• special papers
• decorative films and foils
• materials, components and finished products for packaging.

The event is presented in conjunction with the Plast companion project Plast-Mat and is organised in cooperation with Material ConneXion.

 

PLAN THE FUTURE: sustainability in processing and packaging

Organised in partnership with CONAI, the National Packaging Consortium, Plan the future will promote the development of sustainable packaging and will feature seminars, roundtable discussions and workshops held in conjunction with research institutes, associations and universities.

Topics of discussion will also include the environmental compatibility of industrial plants, economic development and social responsibility.


 

INDUSTRY 4.0: the innovations that will change the industry

Thanks to the increasingly important role played by industrial plant and machinery suppliers, the themes and innovations of Industry 4.0 are now being taken on board by all companies.

IPACK-IMA 2018 will be the ideal platform for presenting innovations in this field through a range of exhibits and events as well as an itinerary linking company stands in the various exhibition halls.

PACKAGING DESIGN: awards and exhibitions on industrial design and innovative packaging

IPACK-IMA 2018 will feature two new focus sections presenting innovative ideas and packaging solutions for the luxury and fashion segments.
The companies in these sectors have taken up a new challenge: to create packaging solutions that combine the highest levels of appeal and prestige with eco-sustainability and recyclability. IPACK-IMA 2018 will showcase the new products developed specifically in response to this challenge.

The exhibition will also host the presentation of the Packaging Oscars, an event organised by the Italian Institute of Packaging. The theme for 2018 will be technological innovation linked to design.

FOCUS LOGISTICS AND PACKAGING: all the aspects of logistics and packaging at the centre of competition and innovation in e-commerce.

E-commerce generates more than 15 million deliveries per month in Italy and is expanding by 24% a year: how is it impacting the world of food and processing and packaging technologies? To explore this theme, the Italian Electronic Commerce Consortium Netcomm, in collaboration with IPACK-IMA, is organising:

Netcomm Focus Logistics and Packaging, 15 January 2018
Assolombarda Auditorium, Milan

A day devoted to the key issues of e-commerce logistics and packaging:

  • New services for e-commerce, delivery and the last mile;
  • The new life cycle and the new roles of packaging;
  • Technological evolution of packaging for e-commerce;
  • The specific logistics and packaging needs of a number of sectors;
  • Logistics for digital export;
  • The new goods flows from the factory to the consumer;
  • The new logistic roles and models for stores in the age of omnichannel retailing;
  • Environmental sustainability of logistics for e-commerce.

The first Netcomm/Ipack-Ima monitor entitled “Technological advances in e-commerce packaging” will also be presented during the event

Many other prestigious partners of IPACK-IMA 2018 will be involved in organising events and meetings: ANIMA, ASSOFOODTEC, AIDEPI, CPA (Contract Packaging Association), IPPO (International Packaging Press Organization).