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Specialist plastics research consultancy AMI has released the programme for the second Plastic Pouches conference, exploring the latest market and technical developments in plastic pouch formats from around the world. 

In segments from food to pharmaceutical, the range of applications utilising pouches is constantly expanding.  In an increasingly competitive marketplace that demands innovation and differentiation, pouches are increasingly the packaging format of choice owing to consumer convenience, cost and sustainability advantages across the supply chain, and promotional opportunities at point of sale. 


Following the success of the inaugural 2015 edition, AMI has again gathered an expert panel of speakers from across the plastic pouches supply chain to discuss the latest application, material and processing innovations in this fast growing market.  Plastic Pouches 2016 will take place from 26-28 April 2016 at the Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel, Austria.   

The exciting new programme includes papers from leading international FMCG companies Podravka and Jacobs Ukraina, offering the brand owner perspective on the reinvention of traditional food and drink categories through the use of pouches.  Delegates will also gain detailed market insights on the pouch industry from AMI Consulting and Alliedflex Technologies. Sustainable consumption is a top priority.  Industry association Flexible Packaging Europe and sustainability consultancy Thinkstep will explore the resource efficiency and environmental performance of pouches while Sabic will discuss its latest sustainable value propositions.

The latest technological advancements in raw materials and films will be examined by leading manufacturers including Mitsubishi Plastics, Repsol, Ineos, Vow Packaging Partners and BASF.  These innovations are allowing for the development of unique new constructions which balance performance, functionality and legislative requirements. These include Wipf's state of the art packaging for retortable food, Dupont's dual compartment pouch and Scaldopacks self-heating pouch, all of which feature on the programme. 

Other hot topics being discussed at the conference include opening and closure innovations 

(Hoffer Plastics, Pippelmann and Lasersharp Flexpak Services); pouch sterilisation (Performance Packaging of Nevada) and chemical migration from food contact materials (Food Packaging Forum Foundation). 

AMI"s Plastic Pouches 2016 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: www.amiconferences.com. For further information on attending, exhibiting or sponsoring this event please contact Rocio Martinez, Conference Organiser at AMI Conferences: on rmm@amiplastics.com or +44 (0) 117 314 8111.