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A&IP puts the profit into packaging


The upcoming AIPIA Congress in Chicago, USA will address key areas of Active & Intelligent Packaging development from a commercial perspective.

Organised by the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA), in conjunction with PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO, the event will take place in McCormick Place, Chicago from 2-4 November later this year.

AIPIA executive director Eef de Ferrante comments that the importance of the Active and Intelligent Packaging agenda is clearly demonstrated by the quality and quantity of speakers.

The Congress has attracted a strong line-up of speakers, covering topics as diverse as Nano-technology, Track & Trace, Smart Labels, Printed Electronics and Anti-Counterfeiting as well as Food Waste Reduction and Shelf-Life Extension.

A highlight of the event is a presentation by a senior representative of the US Food and Drug Administration on Monday 3rd November, to provide an overview of current research related to applications of nanoscience in food packaging.

Eastman Kodak’s Director of Business Development - Brand Protection will discuss the latest anti-counterfeiting advances, while Sealed Air will talk about the latest food shelf-life extension solutions.

Delegates to the three-day Congress will learn about the profitable implementation of many Active & Intelligent Packaging products including how gas scavenging can greatly extend the display life of perishable fruits and vegetables; how RFID solutions can reduce loss or damage in the supply chain or slash the amount of shrinkage and theft; and how new forms of customer engagement let the packaging do the work previously done by costly advertising and marketing.

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