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The Asia Pacific region is one of the most exciting and dynamic markets for flexible packaging in the world and the signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement is expected to create further opportunities for packaging manufacturers and suppliers particularly in South East Asia.

Singapore, one of the signatory countries of the free trade deal, is playing host to AMI's third Specialty Packaging Films Asia conference, being held from 15 -17 March 2016 at the Swissotel The Stamford.  The extensive programme will cover the very latest innovations in raw materials and film technology to meet the demands of customers in Asia  and beyond, as well giving delegates an understanding of how the industry is evolving and the possibilities that are emerging from these developments.  Setting the scene for the conference, AMI Consulting will open with a review of the latest trends shaping new market opportunities. 

Sustainable consumption is a high priority across the supply chain.  At the conference, Nestle will discuss the brand owner's perspective on the use of flexible packaging for maintaining product integrity and safety whilst enabling the reduction of food and packaging waste.  Playing a part in this are innovations in speciality films, coatings and barrier properties to improve shelf life and Cosmo Films, Sealed Air, Milliken and Michelman amongst others will explore these areas in more detail.  End of life options for packaging will also be examined with presentations from Starlinger and Dow Chemical

Reifenhaeuser Blown Film and Mamata Extrusion Systems will show how their blown film line technologies combine the properties of different polymer materials for the production of customized, economical and source optimized films.   Cast film developments for specialty applications will be shown by Futamura Chemical and Scientex Great Wall while Singapore"s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering will look at advanced polymer composite packaging. 

AMI's Specialty Packaging Films Asia is relevant for all members of the supply chain including brand owners, retailers, packaging companies, researchers, materials and manufacturing experts.  In addition to delivering quality papers, the conference also offers superb and cost-effective networking opportunities with its extensive table top exhibition area.  

The full programme can be found on AMI's website: For further information on attending, exhibiting or sponsoring this event please contact Rocio Martinez, Conference Organiser at AMI Conferences: on or +44 (0) 117 314 8111.

About Applied Market Information

Applied Market Information (AMI) is a leading global market research consultancy and a leading organiser of conferences for the plastics industry around the world.

AMI has offices in the UK and the US. The company provides research, consulting and analytical services and is a major publisher of commercial and technical information for the plastics industry. It organises more than 30 international conferences and seminars each year and also publishes a series of digital magazines, which are distributed free-of-charge globally on the internet and via apps for tablet computers and smartphones.


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