Interpack 2023: hall concept based on focal points for each industry
In order to help visitors find everything they are looking for, the fully booked Interpack 2023 features a concept for the 18 trade fair halls that is based on clear focal points for each industry. These target groups include food, beverages, confectionery and baked goods, pharmaceutical products, cosmetics, non-food and industrial goods.
Around 2,700 companies from around the world will meet in Düsseldorf from 4 -10 May, 2023, to present cutting edge technologies and packaging trends from along the entire value chain, demonstrate chances for growth and respond to the challenges of the industry.
Confectionery and baked goods
Visitors will find processes and machines for packaging confectionery and baked goods especially in halls 1, 3 and 4 of interpack. As in many other sectors, concerning the packaging of confectionery, baked goods, snacks and cereals, much has changed over the recent years. One important issue are sustainable solutions. Mechanical engineering companies, for example, are adapting their portfolio to include packaging made from mono material or novel materials. Digital technology is another focus – as it is for the entire industry.
Food, beverages, non-food and industrial goods
The food sector is among the most favoured target groups of visitors to Interpack, and this shows in the breadth of their presentation. The global demand for packaged foods is increasing. In saturated markets with strong incomes, conscious consumption and consumer behaviour also shifts towards sustainability, regional produce, organic food or fair trade, and this includes packaging. Like the current challenges posed by energy management and conservation of resources, this causes a process of transformation within the sector. A similar observation can be made for beverages and non-food products, which are presented together with the food sector in halls 5 and 6, as well as in 11 and 14. Around 20 per cent of visitors to interpack are especially interested in solutions for industrial goods. These, too, are to be found in the same halls.
Halls 11 and 14, which are ideally suitable for a walk, will host exhibitors like Omori Machinery, Mettler-Toledo (hall 11), Extend Great International, Rovema and Haver & Boecker (hall 12), KHS, Krones, Aetna Group, Sidel and ProMach (hall 13), as well as Gerhard Schubert Verpackungsmaschinen, Ishida Europe Limited, Loesch-Hastamat and tna solutions (hall 14).
In hall 13, there is a special focus on bottling and packaging solutions for the beverages sector.
Pharmaceuticals and cosmetics
In light of global demographic changes, the industry’s development opportunities are excellent. Increasing requirements within drug development result in a parallel increase in those within systems and machine technology concerning packaging and bottling of medicines. The pharmaceutical companies need universal solutions, and these are found in halls 15 to 17 at Interpack, where the focus is on presenting processes and machines for packaging pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
Packaging materials and packaging
Halls 7 and 7a, 8a, 9 and 10 of Interpack are of the highest importance for the sector. This is where visitors can view at least a third of all exhibitors with all their materials and their finished packaging products. This presentation, which is not only for users, of packaging, packaging materials and packaging aids is already the largest packaging trade fair in the world. Here is where all packaging materials are represented and there is a high number of innovations in the field of sustainability and conservation of resources, for example in using new materials, sustainable raw materials, or increasing the amount of recyclates used in packaging.
Labelling, marking, finishing
Inform, decorate, customise – packaging carries information. How to implement this for different products and requirements, is presented by the exhibitors in halls 8a and 8b. Here, there are machines for labelling and marking technology, for example at Bluhm Systeme, Langguth, Domino Printing Sciences, Videojet Technologies, Herma or Possehl. This offer is completed by solutions from packaging production and integrated packaging printing. Here you can visit companies like Starlinger, Totani, Fujifilm Europe, the Brückner Group or HP Germany.
“Every part counts” is the motto of the components trade fair, which takes place parallel to Interpack as its own event. This is where you find companies offering technology for drives, control units and sensors, products for industrial imaging, handling technology, industrial software and communication as well as comprehensive automation systems for the packaging industry. There are also machine parts, components and equipment, peripheral devices as well as components and aids for packaging. The temporary hall 18, situated between halls 10 and 16, makes the trade fair accessible from a central location, and visitors to Interpack have direct access to the components fair and vice-versa.