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Interpack Concept adds up: innovationParc is a resounding success as a product think-tank

Five years after the launch of the Special Show concept InnovationParc the bioplastics theme has become such an established fixture that it will form an integral part of the regular ranges on display at interpack in 2011 – alongside packaging in glass, metal and aluminium, paper and cardboard as well as plastics.

interpack is the world’s most important trade fair for the packaging sector and its relevant processing industries. Bioplastics made their debut as a themed area at the “InnovationParc Bioplastics in Packaging” in 2005 represented by 20 exhibitors on 250 square metres of rented exhibition space. Three years later this theme was featured four times as prominently at interpack with 40 companies on 1000 square metres.

Commenting on this Bernd Jablonowski, the Director of interpack, said: “The development of bioplastics over the past few years confirms our approach of using the InnovationParcs to address trend themes that promise “substance” for the future.”

For interpack 2011 the European Bioplastics Association expects further interest on the exhibitors’ part. - Four months before registration documents are to be sent out there are already signs of a doubling of the exhibition area occupied by the bioplastics industry compared to 2008 - says Hasso von Pogrell, General Manager at European Bioplastics.

Companies wishing to exhibit in the Bioplastics segment of interpack 2011 can register with Messe Düsseldorf from October 2009. Official deadline for registrations is the 28 February 2010.

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