Bioplastics Takes Center Stage

Due to the success of the “INNOVATIONPARC Bioplastics in Packaging” concept launched at interpack 2005, bioplastics packaging will be an integral part of the regular exhibit categories at interpack 2011. Interpack will take place from May 12 - 18, 2011 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. The tradeshow also will include packaging made from glass, metal and aluminum, paper and cardboard as well as plastics.

At its debut in 2005, the “INNOVATIONPARC Bioplastics in Packaging” featured 20 exhibitors on 2,700 sq ft of exhibit space. Three years later, 40 companies showcased their bioplastics products on 10,700 square feet at interpack 2008. “The development of bioplastics over the past few years confirms our approach of using the INNOVATIONPARCS to address trend themes that promise “substance” for the future,” commented Bernd Jablonowski, Project Director of interpack 2011.

For interpack 2011, the European Bioplastics Assn expects increased participation from companies in the bioplastics sector. “Even before the exhibitor registrations are available, there are already signs that the exhibition area occupied by the bioplastics industry will double compared to interpack 2008,” states Hasso von Pogrell, General Manager of the European Bioplastics Association.

The INNOVATIONPARC has proven to be a think tank for the development of new topic areas and new INNOVATIONPARC themes are being developed for interpack 2011, the company reports.

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