A trade fair for everyone: An overview of interpack 2023

A trade fair for everyone:…

No other industry trade fair can compare when it comes to representing the global market in its entire variety and scope. Next year, interpack will again offer the packaging and related process industry the biggest international overview of the market, thereby more than earning its motto “simply unique”. To help visitors not get lost in 18 trade fair halls, the halls feature a custom concept based on the core target groups food, beverages, confectionery and baked goods, pharmaceutical products, cosmetics, non-food and industrial goods.

Around 2,700 companies from around the world will meet in Düsseldorf from 4 -10 May, 2023, to present cutting edge technologies and packaging trends from along the entire value chain, demonstrate chances for growth and respond to the challenges of the industry.

Confectionery and baked goods

Visitors will find processes and machines for packaging confectionery and baked goods especially in halls 1, 3 and 4 of interpack. If you need packaging for something sweet, ask consultants from companies like Sollich, Aasted, Theegarten-Pactec, Chocotech, Bühler or Winkler and Dünnebier, and many others. The baking sector will meet with exhibitors like Hebenstreit, Rheon Automatic Machinery, Colussi Ermes, Tonelli, TT Italy or Reading Bakery System.

As in many other sectors, concerning the packaging of confectionery, baked goods, snacks and cereals, much has changed over the recent years. One important issue are sustainable solutions. Mechanical engineering companies, for example, are adapting their portfolio to include packaging made from mono material or novel materials. Digital technology is another focus - as it is for the entire industry.

Food, beverages, non-food and industrial goods

The food sector is among the most favoured target groups of visitors to interpack, and this shows in the breadth of their presentation. The global demand for packaged foods is increasing. In saturated markets with strong incomes, conscious consumption and consumer behaviour also shifts towards sustainability, regional produce, organic food or fair trade, and this includes packaging. Like the current challenges posed by energy management and conservation of resources, this causes a process of transformation within the sector. A similar observation can be made for beverages and non-food products, which are presented together with the food sector in halls 5 and 6, as well as in 11 and 14. Around 20 percent of visitors to interpack are especially interested in solutions for industrial goods. These, too, are to be found in the same halls.

Starting in hall 5, there is a focus on the food sector and big names like Multivac Sepp Haggenmüller, Ulma Packaging, Weber Maschinenbau and Fuji Machinery. In hall 6, for example, Fawema, Coesia, Syntegon Technology or Duravant present their innovations in many areas of application for processing & packaging.

Halls 11 and 14, which are ideally suitable for a walk, will host exhibitors like Omori Machinery, Mettler-Toledo (hall 11), Extend Great International, Rovema and Haver & Boecker (hall 12), KHS, Krones, Aetna Group, Sidel and ProMach (hall 13), as well as Gerhard Schubert Verpackungsmaschinen, Ishida Europe Limited, Loesch-Hastamat and tna solutions (hall 14). In hall 13, there is a special focus on bottling and packaging solutions for the beverages sector.


Pharmaceuticals and cosmetics

In light of global demographic changes, the industry’s development opportunities are excellent. Increasing requirements within drug development result in a parallel increase in those within systems and machine technology concerning packaging and bottling of medicines. The pharmaceutical companies need universal solutions, and these are found in halls 15 to 17 at interpack, where the focus is on presenting processes and machines for packaging pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Visitors can meet the likes of IMA Industria Macchine, the Marchesini Group, the Optima packaging group, Romaco Holding, Körber Medipak Systems and companies from Excellence United. The requirements for machines and systems producing pharmaceuticals and cosmetics are by necessity strict concerning product safety, protection against counterfeit manufacture and traceability. Cosmetic products are also a focus for the sustainability movement.