Show Coverage: Pack Expo Las Vegas
Highlights include sustainability and brand protection.
Pack Expo Las Vegas, happening October 15–17, will address some of the biggest packaging issues facing the beauty industry—sustainability, brand protection, and cost savings.
Pack Expo’s conference tracks will focus on these topics, as well as converting, e-machinery, advances in materials, processing, safety, track and trace, and upgrading operations. Multiple sessions on each topic will be presented over the three-day event.
On October 16 during the conference program, MeadWestvaco chair and CEO John A. Luke Jr. will deliver a keynote address on sustainable packaging. “When discussing sustainability, issues like recycling and recovery come to mind immediately,” says Ben Miyares, vice president, industry relations, for the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI), which produces both Pack Expo and its conference. “However, gains can be made at all stages of the packaging life cycle, including raw-material choice, energy consumption, manufacturing practices, transportation options, and waste reduction. The conference will explore opportunities for packaging providers to look beyond the obvious elements of sustainability and to consider the possibilities presented at various stages in the packaging life cycle.”
On the trade show floor, a new pavilion called Design for Profit will focus on innovative package designs and the machinery, materials, and services that can make those designs a reality.
“Attendees will see first-hand package designs that support current market trends, including sustainability, convenience packaging, and single-source formats,” says Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO of PMMI.
The Design for Profit pavilion, copresented by packaging supplier xpedx, will be located in Pack Expo’s Containers & Materials Pavilion.
The Containers & Materials Pavilion will also highlight the latest in paperboard, glass, metal, plastic, and flexible packaging. This pavilion should be of particular interest to beauty product marketers looking for packaging solutions.
Pack Expo’s other three pavilions are the RFID Pavilion, the Contract Packaging Pavilion, and the Brand Protection Center. The Brand Protection Center will focus on security innovations that can help brands protect their packages from counterfeiting, adulteration, and bio-terrorism.
Pack Expo Las Vegas will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. To register for the show or its conference program, or to find more information on the event, visit the Pack Expo Web site located at www.packexpo.com.
Heat-shrinkable sleeves can be printed with 360° graphics and provide tamper evidence. A supplier offers PVC, PETG, and OPS shrink sleeves in clear, colored, or custom-printed film. The firm’s contract sleeving division can shrink sleeves directly onto a customer’s package. A full-service graphics department can help with graphic designs. Ameri-Seal Inc., Chatsworth, CA.
PLA Shrink Sleeves
A supplier can print and convert shrink sleeves made from environmentally friendly Earthfirst polylactic acid (PLA) film. Manufactured by Plastic Suppliers, Earthfirst PLA is an eco-friendly corn-based resin that is compostable, as opposed to petroleum-based resins, which are not. The film offers good clarity, printability, and shrinkage up to 75%. Seal-It, a division of Printpack Inc., Farmingdale, NY.
One of the largest label printing and converting companies in North America is well-known for its line of extended-text labels. In addition, the company offers security labels, in-mold labels, clear-film labels, tags, booklets, and cartons. Promotional labels and coupons can be provided incorporating such unique features as thermochromatic inks and microencapsulated scents. WS Packaging Group, Algoma, WI.
Clear tubes, clamshells, and boxes help protect cosmetic products while providing visibility on the shelf. Round tubes are supplied with both ends open, while the supplier’s PermaSeal tube features one end that is already permanently sealed. VisiPak, Arnold, MO.
A firm’s Model 5300 label printer and applicator can help cosmetic and personal care suppliers meet retailers’ case- and pallet-level labeling requirements, including new and emerging RFID mandates. The system provides optional RFID encoding. Weber Marking Systems, Arlington Heights, IL.
PARTIAL LIST OF EXHIBITORS
Current as of August 9, 2007. Advertisers are listed in bold.
- Advanced Poly-Packaging Inc. C-3027
- Ameri-Seal Inc. S-5835
- AMS Filling Systems Inc. C-2207
- Berry Plastics Corp. S-5527
- Bottle Tech Inc. S-5326
- Capmatic Ltd. C-110
- Card Pak Inc. S-5704
- Cleartec Packaging S-6012
- Custom Paper Tubes Inc. S-6001
- Display Pack S-5433
- Do-It Corp. C-4725
- Flex Products Inc. S-5510
- Gilbreth C-4724
- KHS USA Inc. C-657
- Label-Aire Inc. C-535
- Markem Corp. C-651
- MeadWestvaco Packaging
- Systems LLC C-1129
- Multivac Inc. S-5471
- Plastic Container Corp. S-6042
- Polytainers Inc. S-5826
- Prime Tag & Label S-5863
- Prosys Innovative Packaging Equipment C-1143
- Quadrel Labeling Systems C-2000
- Rexam S-5429
- Roberts PolyPro Inc. C-611
- Seal-It Inc. C-503
- Sensor Products LLC C-3741
- SleeveCo Inc. S-5604
- Transparent Container Company, Inc. S-5628
- Universal Labeling Systems Inc. C-830
- VisiPak S-6083
- Weber Marking Systems Inc. C-511
- Wilco AG C-859
- WS Packaging Group Inc. S-5281