Auspack 2017–Sydney 7-10 March 2017

Media Release 21 December 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Pharmaceutical trends to track

 

AUSPACK CONTINUES TO GROW PROCESSING FOR 2017 

Processing machinery will continue to be a critical focus for AUSPACK 2017 with an impressive list of companies that have already signed up to exhibit and with an inaugural Processing Day held on Wednesday March 8, 2017.

According to Mr Luke Kasprzak, Portfolio Director – Industrial Division, Exhibitions and Trade Fairs, ‘companies such as TNA Australia, Heat & Control, Walls Machinery, Krones and JL Lennard are just some of the processing exhibitors returning in 2017,’

“In addition we have international processing companies such as Haver & Boecker and FB Propak as well as local Viking Food Solutions and first time exhibitors Aurora Process Solutions also exhibiting next year,” Mr Kasprzak said.

Within Packaging and Processing Week, AUSPACK will also feature an inaugural PROCESSING DAY on Wednesday March 8, 2017.

“Multiple processing events will be held throughout the day with dedicated educational sessions, workshops, meetings and networking gatherings. Processors and processing machinery suppliers will discuss issues industry is currently facing and learn how latest technology can help them to overcome those.”

“The processing equipment side of AUSPACK continues to grow with more processing content then ever before. This will add true value to the visitor experience at the show so we encourage anyone involved in processing to register and attend this main event for processing and packaging industries.”

AUSPACK 2017 will be held on the 7-10 March at the Sydney Showground and free registration is now open. To register, please visit www.auspack.com.au

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Notes to Editor:

  • AUSPACK is always referred to in upper case
  • AUSPACK is Australasia’s most comprehensive processing and packaging trade exhibition
  • The event  takes place on 7 – 10 March 2017, at  Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park
  • 350+ exhibitors and 1200+ brands represented from the processing, packaging, materials, components and materials handling sectors

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Predicted to reach a global value of $80 billion by 2020, pharmaceutical packaging is a lucrative market. AUSPACK has tracked the latest trends in pharmaceutical packaging, so here’s an overview of the trends you should keep an eye on:

1. Plastic bottles on the up
With the decline of glass pharmaceutical bottles, plastic bottles are quickly becoming the most popular pharmaceutical container globally. Sales of plastic pharmaceutical bottles are estimated to hit $20.6 billion by 2020.

2. Continued growth of blister packaging
Blister packaging is expected to soon become the second best-selling pharmaceutical packaging, thanks to the growing popularity of unit dose formats and built-in track-and-trace technology.

3. Farewell, pharmaceutical pouches
Although pouches are gaining ground in other markets, particularly in the food industry, pharmaceutical pouches are on their way out, due to their limited use.

4. Spike for prefillable syringes
In a recent study, Freedonia predicted that prefillable syringes would become the fastest growing aseptic packaging type with growth of 11% per year.

5. Shelf-impact vs eco-efficiency
The market for OTC pharmaceuticals is highly competitive, so for brand owners, packaging has to provide maximum shelf impact and include eco-friendly options to cater for environment-conscious consumers

6. Surge in serialisation
With regulations requirements set to get more stringent, pharmaceutical manufacturers are stepping up their serialisation strategies. And for processors wanting to export to overseas markets it’s never been more important to implement serialisation.

Companies exhibiting at AUSPACK are developing products and technologies that provide the industry with the opportunity to leverage the state of the market and meet the growing needs of consumers.

Reliable identification in laboratory analysis
The new Leuze (Stand 116 at AUSPACK 2017) electronic DCR 80 and DCR 85 camera-based code readers are specially designed to read the smallest high density codes regularly used in the pharmaceutical industry.When it comes to the reliable identification of samples in laboratories, zero-error tolerance is essential. Leuze electronic have developed the CMOS imager in two models – The DCR 80 as a scan engine for direct integration, and the DCR 85 in a protective metal housing.Thanks to the metal housing option, the new code reader is particularly well suited for the automation of code readings in laboratory analysis.

High speed and accurate dosage measurement

Qualicaps® (Stand 788 at AUSPACK 2017), a leader in gelatin and HPMC capsules have developed the Multi-Dosage Weight Inspection Machine (MWI) to ensure the accurate measurement of a products mass. Designed for optimal usage, this MWI inspects the weight of two-piece capsules, soft gel capsules and tablets of various shapes and sizes in the same machine. Fewer change parts are needed, which reduces changeover time and costs.

Detecting metal contaminants in pharmaceuticals

CEIA (Heat and Control, Stand 72 at AUSPACK 2017) continues to innovate and lead in inspection through metal detection, as can be demonstrated by the evolution to their latest metal detector system, the THS/PH21N. This platform is specifically designed for the pharmaceutical industry and offers high quality detection, construction and reliability, which makes it the most suitable and effective solution to automatically eliminate metal contaminants from your pharmaceutical products.

The THS/PH21N features extremely high detection sensitivity and precision for detecting all types of metals, whether ferrous, non-ferrous or stainless steel. Once a contaminant is detected, a signal is triggered to quickly eject the contaminated product, and verification is swiftly performed to ensure that it has in fact been eliminated.

AUSPACK 2017 will run from 7 – 10 March 2017 at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park from March 7-10 and free registration is available at www.auspack.com.au

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Media Contact:

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Anne-Marie Mina

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+61 2 9556 7993

Notes to Editor:

  • AUSPACK is always referred to in upper case
  • AUSPACK is Australasia’s most comprehensive processing and packaging trade exhibition
  • The event  takes place on 7 – 10 March 2017, at  Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park
  • 350+ exhibitors and 1200+ brands represented from the processing, packaging, materials, components and materials handling sectors

Images:

High resolution available on request

Caption: Reliable identification in laboratory analysis with Leuze

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Caption: High speed and accurate dosage measurement with Qualicaps

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Caption: Detecting metal contaminants in pharmaceuticals

 

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Smart packaging finds strong platform at AUSPACK 2017 

In the intelligent packaging space, Australian companies exhibiting at AUSPACK are developing solutions for brand owners that enable the development of experience-rich marketing campaigns; relay vital information on nutritional content and product provenance; and provide a platform for authentication, traceability, and brand protection. 

Smart packaging –  which encompasses both active and intelligent packaging  –  is seeing rapid technological advancement on a global scale.  The global market for smart packaging is currently estimated at $5.3 billion and growing at CAGR of 8% for a projected value of $7.8 billion by 2021, according to market analyst Smithers Pira*.  While active packaging is a relatively mature market, intelligent packaging is in a high growth phase, spurred by printed electronics, the Cloud and the Internet of Things, which combined create a new frontier for packaging manufacturers.

Intelligent packaging technologies incorporated or embedded in a pack (like codes and tags) provide a means to access information, check authenticity, monitor product conditions, receive and store data as well as deliver messages to customers, shippers and brand owners.

An important application for Australian manufacturers is proving product provenance and authentication, particularly for those exporting into Asian markets where counterfeiting is rife and where consumers seek assurance that a product is genuinely Australian.

Product identification and inspection expert Matthews Australasia (Stand 56 at AUSPACK 2017) has worked with New Zealand company Trust Codes to provide high-end infant formula processor Camperdown Dairies with a ground-breaking platform to allow Chinese consumers to quickly check the authenticity and provenance of its products using their smart phones.

The system prints each tin of infant milk formula with a unique QR code with human-readable information managed by Matthews' iDSnet software.  The printed QR code allows consumers to scan and identify the individual product and report its history, among other information.

In another local development, packaging equipment supplier Result Group  (Stand 38 at AUSPACK 2017) has partnered with IDlocate, a traceability and anti-counterfeit solutions provider, to deliver a  consumer-facing authentication platform which enables unique QR coding systems to be printed on packaging. By scanning the code with any smart phone or hand-held device, consumers have direct access to a range of data in real time — including growing information, ingredient details, promotional offers, export origin and serving suggestions.

Benefits to brand owners include the ability to check supply chain and distribution without needing third-party feedback, and the capability to understand consumer-buying behaviour first hand, plus being able to build product-relevant custom content and share it with consumers instantly.

Augmented Reality is another exciting technology being used by brands to create engaging and immersive experiences for consumers. Omniverse Foster Group (Stand 27 at AUSPACK 2017) will be demonstrating advances made to its 3D immersive packaging technology which it introduced at AUSPACK 2015.  The company will showcase how it is taking AR to the next level of digital platforming, enhancing the technology's ability to bring brands to life.

* Smithers Pira: The Future of Smart Packaging to 2021

AUSPACK 2017 will run from 7 – 10 March 2017 at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park from March 7-10.

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Media Contact:

Distributed through Exhibitions and Trade Fairs

Anne-Marie Mina

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

+61 2 9556 7993

Notes to Editor:

  • AUSPACK is always referred to in upper case
  • AUSPACK is Australasia’s most comprehensive processing and packaging trade exhibition
  • The event  takes place on 7 – 10 March 2017, at  Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park
  • 350+ exhibitors and 1200+ brands represented from the processing, packaging, materials, components and materials handling sectors

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