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Opportunities and challenges in the global packaging business to discuss

Friday, 10 May 2013

The food-packaging industry has to contend with a number of issues, ranging from pricing pressure and chemicals shortages to legislation and sustainability. During the European Coatings Confernce "Packaging and can coatings”, a market overview will discuss opportunities and challenges in the packaging industry.

Confernce highlights the latest developments for the packaging and can coatings / Source: DoraZett, Fotolia

Confernce highlights the latest developments for the packaging and can coatings / Source: DoraZett, Fotolia

The European Coatings Conference on "Packaging and can coatings”, 11-12 June 2013, Dusseldorf, Germany, will highlight the latest advances from the relevant areas of chemistry that address the special needs for packaging and can coatings. Representatives from industry and academia will also be presenting their latest research results.

A market overview will also be a part of the conference. In her market overview, Outi Juntti of Pöyry Management Consulting Oy, Finland, will address opportunities and challenges in the global packaging business.

According to Outi Juntti, development of retail sector, rapid growth and urbanization in the emerging markets, product safety and protection requirements, competition on fiber and other raw materials and cost pressure throughout the value chain and new packaging solutions have changed and even shaken the global packaging markets during the past decade. These tendencies are expected to continue and even accelerate in the future.

In her presentation Juntti will discuss how these trends are affecting fiber based packaging (containerboard and cartonboard) producers, what kind of products are needed in the future and how the companies and individual mills can fortify their position and competitiveness.

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