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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 - covered the entire value-added chain of the baking industry comprehensively and in a practically relevant way. Packaging solutions and processes were exhibited at 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 were presenting their packaging technology and material solutions at iba 2018. The focus areas were 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 were showcased as well, trade visitors could expect to find the greatest concentration of state-of-the-art packaging innovations at iba 2018 due to the increase in demand - including everything from thermoforming to outer packaging. iba.OPERATE! demonstrated 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.

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


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