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AIP to run flexible packaging, conversion & printing workshop at ProPak Asia

AIP to run flexible packaging, conversion & printing workshop at ProPak Asia

17th June 2022

2.30 pm to 4.30 pm

Flexible Packaging, Conversion and Printing: Current & Future Challenges, Barriers & Opportunities

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) in partnership with Informa Markets, will be running an interactive workshop on Flexible Packaging, Conversion & printing on the 17th of June; all of industry is invited to attend.

One of the fastest growing segments of the packaging industry, flexible packaging combines the best qualities of plastic, film, paper and aluminium foil to deliver a broad range of protective properties while employing a minimum of material. Typically taking the shape of a bag, pouch,

liner, or overwrap, flexible packaging is defined as any package or any part of a package whose shape can be readily changed.

Leading the way in packaging innovation, flexible packaging adds value and marketability to food and non-food products alike. From ensuring food safety and extending shelf life, to providing even heating, barrier protection, ease of use, resealability and superb printability, the industry continues to advance at an unprecedented rate.

The life cycle attributes of flexible packaging demonstrate many sustainable advantages. Innovation and technology have enabled flexible packaging manufacturers to use fewer natural resources in the creation of their packaging, and improvements in production processes have reduced water and energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and volatile organic compounds.

With the latest challenges facing us regarding sustainability in packaging the interactive workshop will discuss current trends, innovations, challenges and barriers towards material choices, material alternatives, collection, sortation, recoverability and recyclability. The workshop will looking at the future plans for flexible packaging and available recycling options to meet 2025/2030 International & Domestic Packaging & Waste Targets.

The workshop will be moderated by Joe Foster FAIP, the Chief Executive Officer of the Global company Close the Loop Group who has been heavily involved in the flexible packaging industry for over 35 years with experience in engineering, Production, Technical, sales and marketing. Joe has a truly global view of the flexible packaging world having started his career in Ireland and also working in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Australia. Flexible packaging has always been his passion and Joe will be able to share his extensive knowledge and understanding of this ever-changing market as we see constant challenges from production constraints through to environmental impacts. Joe’s contribution to industry is significant and is evident in being awarded a Fellowship with the AIP, an Industry Packaging Professional of the Year award with the PIDA Awards and a WPO Lifetime Achievement in Packaging award. Joe also spear-headed the Brookfarm Roll N Recycle pouch packaging solution that recently won the Diamond DOW Award, a WorldStar Packaging Award and two PIDA Awards.

The workshop will also be curated with an interactive panel discussion and questions from the floor.

Panellists will include lead experts in this field across multiple countries including Alan Adams MAIP, Sustainability Director APAC, Sealed Air, Prasit Sriadsadawutthakul, Commercial Director (Sales), Amcor Flexibles, Supattra Prathummek, R&D Director in Thailand, Amcor Flexibles, Henky Wibawa, Executive Director, Indonesian Packaging Federation, Darell Chung AAIP, Sustainability Packaging Manager, South Asia, Downstream, Milliken and more.

This workshop has limited seats available so please book your place today

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