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Thin Wall Packaging 2012 offers a unique networking opportunity for leading food companies, retailers, packaging manufacturers, researchers, and suppliers of the industry to debate the latest developments and market trends in lightweight plastics packaging. This includes cups, tubs, trays and jars for a wide range of products including yogurt, margarine, ice cream, desserts, meat, fish, bakery, ready meals, fresh fruit and vegetables, and new long-life jars with high barrier properties.

Sustainability is the hot topic and Thin Wall Packaging provides a means of supplying high performance products whilst reducing the carbon footprint - new materials and manufacturing technology are reducing weight, and enhanced barrier properties are extending food shelf-life to years in some cases. Food on the go is a rapidly expanding market as households all go to work to meet the bills: design is developing in this area. Microwaveable, freezer-safe, ovenable containers are included in this sector.

As well as injection molding (often combining IML) and thermoforming, blow molding is become a manufacturing method of choice to produce plastic jars as glass replacement. Material selection is increasing and bioplastics are in use as well as high barrier thermoplastics.

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