Sino-Pack opens its doors

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Sino-Pack 2005 is set to open its doors tomorrow in Guangzhou,
southern China, providing a platform for international packaging
and processing specialists operating in the region, writes Simon
Pitman.

The show incorporates the 12th China International Exhibition on PackagingMachinery & Materials, as well as China Drinktec 2005, which includes the 9th China International Exhibitionon Beverage, Brewery and Wine Technology, will be held at the Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center and last for four days.

It will feature a range of new packaging materials,Packaging, brewery and beverage technology, as well as related equipment, with the aim of facilitating business matching between domestic and foreign traders.

The increasing demands on domestic packaging consumption and quality have boosted therapid growth of packaging industry in China, in which nearly 90 per cent of packaging usage is now said to fallinto the food, beverage, pharmaceuticals and daily chemicals industries.

In 2003,packaging market in China was valued at CNY270 billions (€29.2bn) and is estimated to reach a newheight of RMB320 billions in 2005.

This continued surge in demand is prompting needs for more innovative technology andmachinery. As testimony to this growth, China has ranked No. 1 in beer production since 2002,and has continued to import new technology to keep pace with its market growth.

Sino-Pack 2005​, combining China Drinktec 2005, gatherssuppliers from 12 countries and regions, including France, Germany, Italy, Japan, PRChina, Taiwan province, Hong Kong SAR, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, UnitedKingdom and United States - the event organisers claim. A range of innovative packaging materials andmachinery, brewery and beverage processing and production technology and relatedequipment will be on show at the event.

The event will highlight different themes, covering Food Pack, Pharm Pack andDaily Chem Pack, while China Drinktec will feature technology and machinery onBeverage, Beer and Dairy.

The suppliers, which include names such as Alpha Pack, GEA, Ishida, Krones and Mettler-Toledo, are all significant international suppliers that are aiming to increase their footstep in China's rapidly growing market.

Overseas associations will also be present, including the UK's Processing & Packaging MachineryAssociation (PPMA), Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI)from the US and Italian Association of Automatic Packing (ICIMA).

Likewise Chinese delegations and food industry associations will be representedfrom Hunan Shaoyang and packaging technology associations from Fujian, Shenyang,Kunming and Tianjin.

A number of companies will be demonstrating new technologies at the expo including Labthink's gas permeability oxygen permeability tester, Marden Edwards' overwrap systems, Germany's Hugo Beck high speed shrink wrapsystems and Loma's food inspection systems.

Related topics: Processing & Packaging

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