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Next year, Scanpack celebrates 60 years with new innovations and surprises!

Next year is a Scanpack year, but not just any Scanpack year! Scandinavia’s leading packaging exhibition celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2024, an achievement that will be given the recognition it deserves. “The 2024 edition of Scanpack will be extra special”, says Business Manager Monika Ölund.   Comparing Sweden in 2024 with Sweden in 1964 is like looking at two completely different...

Scanpack met the high expectations!

There were high expectations in the industry after the four-year wait – and they were met! There was a feeling of great elation as Scanpack 2022 drew to a close. ‘It was exactly the sort of sparkling, creative meeting place we’d been hoping for,’ says Anna Lena Friberg, Business Manager for Scanpack.   Scanpack, which was last held in 2018, made its eagerly awaited comeback at the Swedi...

Positive feedback after Scanpack Summit: “Essential for the industry”

The premiere of Scanpack Summit has drawn praise from the participants. One of them is Daniel Morera, Partner and COO of Spanish Brainvestigations. “I truly believe that this type of event is essential for the industry”, he says.   Scanpack Summit, a one-day conference aimed at decision makers, was arranged during the opening day of Scanpack 2022. The conference focused on visionary and...

Message at the Scanpack Summit: this is how the waste of steel must be stopped

Steel packaging must be recycled, not thrown away. That is the vision of steel packaging producers in Europe, which was presented at the Scanpack Summit in Gothenburg. - Steel is far too valuable a material to be wasted, says Alexis Van Maercke at the European association APEAL.   The decision was communicated at the strategy conference Scanpack Summit, which is part of the packaging fa...

Scanpack starts tomorrow!

Finally – a year later than originally planned – northern Europe’s largest event for the packaging industry is about to get under way at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre. Innovative solutions for a sustainable future are in focus, as well as the acute energy crisis currently being experienced by many businesses.   Scanpack 2022, which takes place on 4–7 October at the Swedis...

Press Invite: The packaging of the future at Scanpack 2022

Welcome to Scanpack, northern Europe’s largest packaging event, which takes place 4–7 October at the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre in Gothenburg. Four years have passed since the last event, making this a much longed-for comeback with many exciting news and exhibitors from all over the world.   When Scanpack opens its doors on 4 October, more than 400 exhibitors will be standin...

Smart packaging and transformation driven by new technology

Eef de Ferrante is the managing director of AIPIA (Active and Intelligent Packaging industry Association) and one of the speakers at this year’s Scanpack Summit. Together with fellow inspirers he will take the stage to share his vast experience and knowledge about smart packaging and its true enablers.   AIPIA is a member organization dedicated to creating a platform for meetings, disc...

Multivac – with today’s packaging industry in focus

The packaging industry is undergoing a major transformation. A transformation based on making the whole chain more sustainable. At Scanpack, the packaging industry will meet and discuss new innovations and solutions. One of this year's exhibitors is Multivac. Multivac is a supplier of packaging machines and automation, but is also a partner in packaging technology. With their mission to always be ...

The keys to a sustainable packaging industry

Scanpack Summit is a strategy-focused conference that gathers top-level decision makers within both the packaging industry and politics. One of this year’s speakers is Armando Mariano, Head of Sustainability and Group Director of R&D Materials and Products at Seda International Packaging Group. At Scanpack Summit, he will share his experience and present a new report made by the European Econo...

The opportunities of upstream innovation in the packaging industry

Annette Lendal is a circular economy expert, to say the least, passionate about upstream innovation. Her previous work includes the Ellen McArthur Foundation, where she dedicated her efforts and research to guide some of the biggest brands in the world on launching the circular economy for plastics. Annette is a two-time author in the areas of reuse business models and innovative packaging solutio...

Konica Minolta at Scanpack: Packaging on demand

The packaging industry is undergoing a major phase of development, with focus on sustainable supply chains and reduced waste. Konica Minolta is one of the exhibitors at this year’s Scanpack, and their on-demand printing solutions help minimise costs and material consumption.   Konica Minolta is a global group and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of machinery for office printing and ...

Nordvalls to Scanpack: The role of the label in the packaging industry

During Scanpack, the packaging industry gathers under one roof. One of the exhibitors this year is Nordvalls. One of Scandinavia’s largest producers of labels, Nordvalls is currently experiencing an exciting shift, to say the least. The supply of labels is no longer taken for granted.   Mikael Bergqvist, Sales Manager at Nordval...

Mona Arnold wants to put the needs of the ecosystem on the agenda

Ms Mona Arnold is Principal Scientist at VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland) and expert in the processes and technologies of circular economy. At the Scanpack Summit, she will share her expertise and in-depth knowledge on the panel “Future of Packaging”     – I am very much looking forward to the opportunity to discuss these issues with representatives from the industry. To hear abou...

SCHÜTZ is coming to Scanpack: With innovations for reduced CO2

Scanpack is where players in the packaging industry meet. An arena for new technology, new materials, and innovative solutions. One of the exhibitors this year is SCHÜTZ. A global producer of innovative, sustainable packaging, SCHÜTZ strives to reduce carbon footprint throughout the packaging industry.   With 55 production and service facilities around the world, SCHÜTZ makes packaging for,...

Premiere of Scanpack Talks: Panel discussions on the challenges in the packaging industry

At this year’s Scanpack, a newcomer makes its debut! Scanpack Talks is a panel that takes place on the Superbrand Stage, featuring major players in the packaging industry. Every day, a new, hot topic will be discussed. “Scanpack Talks will address common challenges in the industry and is a response to our need for collaboration”, Per-Stefan Gersbro, moderator of Scanpack Talks, says.   [cap...

Lifting the lid on Liplid’s journey of innovation at Scanpack Pioneers

Scanpack 2022 sees the premiere of Scanpack Pioneers, a new arena for strategy, innovation and new business models. One of the companies in attendance is Liplid, an exciting scaleup that has developed and patented a unique cup lid design. The product is made from cellulose fibers and is 100% recyclable. At Scanpack Pioneers you can find out more about their journey of innovation, from initial idea...

The packaging industry and tomorrow’s consumers

On 4 October 2022 the doors will open to this year’s edition of Scanpack, with four days packed with workshops, seminars and inspiration. The first day of the exhibition sees the arrangement of a new forum – Scanpack Summit – a conference with an international perspective on the theme of a circular packaging industry. As patterns of consumer behaviour change, demands are imposed on the development...

After a four-year wait: Scanpack is back – and in top form!

Scanpack is shaping up to be an unforgettable event, with a large international element, high-profile speakers, social activities and new initiatives illustrating the future path of the packaging industry. “The heart of the event is, of course, all the exhibitors and visitors. They are the ones who together create the fantastic atmosphere”, says Anna Lena Friberg, Business Manager for Scanpack....

Scanpack news: microwaveable biodegradable bioplastic

In the pursuit for a fossil-free society, interest in bioplastics is growing rapidly. The biggest user of bioplastics is the packaging industry, which uses almost fifty percent of all the materials. Scanpack 2022 will have a special section for bioplastics companies and Nordisk Bioplastförening (the Nordic Bioplastics Association) is arranging presentations at lunchtime each day on the stage at Sc...

Scanpack Summit: New forum will shape the future of the industry

Politicians, researchers and business leaders are invited to a completely new strategic conference in conjunction with the Scanpack packaging trade fair this autumn. "We see a great need in the industry. The questions of transition are urgent. At Scanpack Summit we make room for the important issues," says Anna-Lena Friberg, Business Manager at Scanpack.   Scanpack is Northern Europ...

Post Scanpack Pop-up – what do we take away from it?

On 17 November, Scanpack Pop-up took place at the Swedish Exhibition Centre in Gothenburg and it was an exciting day and evening. Awareness that the packaging industry needs to undergo major changes created movement and energy in the premises. Many wise conversations were conducted and lessons were shared – but what do we take away with us? We have posed the question to Annika Persson and Magdalen...