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First seen at iba: new packaging solutions, techniques and materials

iba.OPERATE! - Trend topic

iba - the world's leading trade fair for bakery, confectionary and snacks - covers the entire value-added chain of the baking industry more comprehensively and in a more practically relevant way than any other trade fair. Packaging solutions and processes will be exhibited in Hall B1: iba.OPERATE! PACKAGING & PROCESSING SOLUTIONS.

An appealing exterior is not everything: sound, hygienic packaging is just as crucial for any product today. This is why more than 180 companies will be presenting their packaging technology and material solutions at iba 2018. At iba.OPERATE! in Hall B1, approximately 50 exhibitors will be showcasing their latest products and solutions. The focus areas are as follows:

  • Smart Packaging
  • Green Packaging
  • Food Safety
  • Solutions for process optimisation

A product has to look good too, however - after all, attractive packaging appeals to buyers.

The entire packaging market at a glance

Although new packaging solutions, techniques and materials will be showcased as well, trade visitors can expect to find the greatest concentration of state-of-the-art packaging innovations in Hall B1 due to the increase in demand - including everything from thermoforming to outer packaging. iba.OPERATE! demonstrates impressively that not all packaging is the same: solutions in this sector are highly varied. However, three conditions must be met for all bakery products in terms of packaging:

  • It must protect the goods during transportation.
  • It must meet the necessary requirements in terms of durability.
  • It must comply with EU food hygiene regulations.

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Here you will find all exhibitors with a solution for tailor-made packaging and packaging concepts.


The baking industry is facing big challenges! The new iba.SPEAKERS CORNER in Hall A1.170 offers comprehensive orientation. There, visitors can exchange ideas with leading experts on interesting topics from science to applying it in practice and get a prospect on upcoming trends.


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