Global brand owners Nestlé, MOM Group and Podravka together with influential industry leaders speak at AMI’s 2018 Plastic Pouches conference

Leading industry professionals and experts from around the world will come together in Vienna, Austria, on 24-25 April 2018 for Plastic Pouches, organised by specialist plastics industry consultancy AMI.

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Now in its fourth year, Plastic Pouches will once again provide a unique networking opportunity and high level forum to discuss the latest developments and issues in the dynamically evolving plastic pouches industry. Featuring a diverse programme of presentations by industry leaders, the focus for Plastic Pouches 2018 will be on innovation, sustainability, adding value and optimising performance across the value chain.

Major multinational brand owners will explore how end-user demands are shaping product development addressing various technical issues. Nestlé will put the focus on safety and compliance of food contact materials for pouches, multinational snack food company MOM Group will talk about the successes and challenges of the stand-up pouch development for its Materne brand while Podravka will discuss technical requirements towards pouches for retort and high-pressure processing.

Delegates will gain comprehensive insights into global industry trends and developments. Proampac will discuss novel examples and trends in rigid packaging replacements while an overview of the global stand-up pouches market will be provided by AMI Consulting, and Sloop Consulting will look at issues around recycling exploring design guidelines for the circular economy for plastic pouches.

Leading flexible packaging companies Coveris, Constantia Flexibles and CLP Industries will share their views on product development for pouches and laminates with a focus on maximising pouch performance and sustainability.

The Plastics Pouches 2018 programme will also look at advancements in barrier film and coating technology presented by Toppan Printing and Michelman. Delegates will hear about material innovations in retort grades and mono material pouch solutions as well as new generation of water-based inks. Technology leaders will talk about innovations to help improve process efficiencies, quality and enhance brand value by smart solutions such as nanotechnology, including papers form Totani, Robert Bosch and Wow Packaging Partners to mention a few.

In addition to the packed two-day programme of expert presentations, Plastic Pouches 2018 also provides highly effective platform to meet with likeminded professionals from leading companies and organisations at all levels of the supply chain.

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