Packaging & More
It's time at last: FachPack 2015, one of the most important European trade fairs for packaging, gets off to a flying start again from 29 September to 1 October after a scheduled one-year break. Around 1,500 exhibitors (2013: 1,439) determine the face of FachPack with their products and services for packaging, technology, processing and logistics.
A primary element of the sector and another "added value" for the expected 37,000 trade visitors (2013: 34,598) from Germany and the neighbouring countries is the focus topic "Marking and Labelling".
"There has always been a lot going on at FachPack: three compact days of exhibiting packed with information, discussions and decisions," enthuses Director Exhibitions Heike Slotta.
And besides the products for the packaging process chain, the trade fair has distinctly more to offer once again in 2015: from the new image, which already gives the observer a look at the added value behind FachPack, to presentations and special shows that explain topics such as "Marking and Labelling" to the packaging specialists. Not forgetting the creative and pleasant working atmosphere, in which information and cultivating contacts with experts from all over Europe are just as important as solution-orientated dialogue with customers. Heike Slotta is particularly pleased about another new feature: "For the first time FachPack is also using our attractive new hall 3A - a real advantage for exhibitors and visitors!"
Expert products and services along the packaging process chain
FachPack offers the exhibitors, including 400 international companies, the perfect setting for presenting their solutions for packaging, technology, processing and logistics - whether for industrial or consumer goods. At the last event, 678 exhibitors scored with their recognized expertise in packaging materials, packaging supplies and packaging ancillaries, whereas 531 firms showed innovative technology like packaging machinery, labelling and marking equipment, and peripheral packaging machinery and equipment. 219 specialists put their stamp on package printing, processing and design, and 386 companies offered their products and services for packaging logistics. A good quarter of the mainly small and medium enterprises presented solutions in several segments of the packaging process chain.
FachPack is the gathering of the European packaging market and is valued by the exhibiting companies: The results of a survey by an independent institute in 2013 show that 91 per cent assessed the overall success of their exhibiting positively. FachPack is the ideal opportunity for making valuable new business contacts - as proven by the large number of exhibitors who succeeded in this respect (92 per cent). 95 per cent praised the high professional competence of the visitors. They reached their most important target groups in the course of FachPack.
Focus on "Marking and Labelling"
Markings are essential. They control the flow of goods, provide consumer information, encourage customers to buy with their individual design and ensure the genuineness and traceability of products. "Marking and Labelling" has been a cross-sector theme along the entire packaging process chain at FachPack from the very beginning and now becomes the focus of attention for the first time in 2015. As many as 350 providers showed their solutions specifically for this segment in 2013. The heart of FachPack 2015 provides a comprehensive overview of all kinds of labels for information ("smart labelling") or decoration ("nice labelling"). Effective labelling machines, innovative coding systems, auto-ID systems, track and trace, different carrier materials, the latest printers and printing processes like digital printing and 3D printing, precision marking processes with laser or ink and lots more can be experienced with the focus topic.
The supporting programme also deals with "Marking and Labelling": Besides a special presentation by the exhibitors, the programme includes the special show on "Smart Labelling - A Look into the Future" organized by the Fraunhofer Institute IML of Dortmund, which shows current research findings. The exhibition examines the "nice labelling" aspect in a special show on Innovative Printing Techniques and Design. The focus topic is also dealt with in depth at the popular PackBox Forum. Exhibitors with products and services specifically for "Marking and Labelling" are specially highlighted in the exhibitors database and in the Exhibition Guide. This makes it easier for visitors to find relevant exhibitors quickly and effectively.
Bilder (Intro): R. Eberhard, messekompakt.de, EBERHARD print & medien agentur gmbh