Programme overview

Discover our programme

Plastics Recycling

The recycling of plastic is one of the main subjects that comes back at length during Empack 2019. In collaboration with NRK, led by Kris Callaert, this subject is extensively treated in the form of a mini conference on 'Recycled plastics for food contact materials'.

4 experts share the latest developments in the area of ​​recyclable materials that can be used for packaging in the food industry. Which legislation is involved? What do you have to take into account when testing these materials, is it still food safe when you use recycled plastic packaging material for the food industry?

These pressing questions are dealt with during this substantive conference where practical tools are given to get started immediately. After this conference there will be a panel discussion in which the public will also be actively involved.


Label & Sleeve Conference & Award-winners

On April 3, a knowledge session will be organized in collaboration with Alexander Watson Associates for brand improvement and possibilities in fast-growing labeling methods. The conference brings together experts in their respective disciplines and discusses key issues and opportunities for industry across the value chain worldwide.

Corey Reardon, president & CEO of AWA, will kick off this afternoon session with a market overview and the expected trends in 2019 about the recycling of sleeves and labels. After this, two part sessions will follow about the developments within Sleeve Label Recycling and a machine demonstration by a partner.


Sleeve Label Awards

No less than 6 winners of the International Sleeve Label Awards will receive a platfrom during Empack. Discover the latest innovations in the field of:

1. Heat TD Shrink Sleeves
2. Roll-fed MD Shrink Sleeves
3. Digital Printed Sleeves
4. Sleeved Cans
5. Stretch sleeves
6. Environmental Contribution


Supply chain collaboration

For the packaging industry, there is a lot of added value when information is shared throughout the entire chain. For example in the area of ​​recycling, it is important that high-quality plastic is returned to the beginning of the chain in order to be able to use it again. In addition, the choice for a specific packaging material, when the data of the total chain is shared, it may be that it shows that it is smarter to use an alternative packaging material because this reduces the risk of shrinking or that this is a more sustainable alternative. to be.

In chain collaboration, it is all about sharing chain information, but before all links in the switch are the basis; trust, equality and added value. How do you arrive at an optimal composition of the chain and how is the collected data translated into improvements?

These are two urgent questions that we will go deeper into in Empack's content program.




Experts in E-Commerce will share the latest developments in e-commerce packaging in relation to sustainability. What are the plans and developments for the future in the field of E-commerce? Shopping Tomorrow delves deeper into this and invites some speakers from this sector to shine the light from different angles. What is better: using reusable shipping materials, virgin materials or choosing sustainable shipping solutions (reducing air shipping)? In other words, in what way should companies and/or organizations work together to make E-tail more sustainable?

Empack 2019
Empack 2019
Empack 2019