INSPECTRA participates in Empack 2022

The future of the packaging sector

The 14th edition of Empack Madrid took place last week, on 26th and 27th October at IFEMA. An event to travel to the future of the packaging sector, and a space for innovation, meetings and above all a lot of knowledge.

This edition had 200 supplier companies, 2 conference rooms, more than 60 speakers and various activities and live demonstrations.

Empack is an event created so that professionals in the sector can learn about the latest innovations for the optimisation of their entire production process. Those responsible for packaging, product development, palletising, robotics and automation and inspection professionals find their networking and inspiration space at Empack every year.

In this edition we had the pleasure of sharing the stand with Packspain, machinery representative specialised in the commercialisation of equipment for the manufacturing process, quality control and automation of production lines, as well as with some of our colleagues from the sector.

INSPECTRA was presenting the packaging inspection and label reading equipment, Thermoseal Inspector. On this occasion, we exhibited the Thermoseal Standard model, the equipment that integrates RGB/Monochrome vision technology, and whose main applications are aimed at:

  • Detection of (visible) contamination in the welding area
  • Presence of foreign bodies and quality deviations of the packaged product
  • Detection of incorrectly positioned product in packaging with transparent inks
  • Reading of top and bottom print on the pack: texts and barcodes, labelling
  • Detection of label quality faults: presence/absence, double labelling, incorrect position, label integrity.

During the meeting, we were able to meet large and small producers from the packaging sector, as well as distributors and producers from the ancillary industry.

Packaging trends 2023

At the various conferences and technical talks, the focus was on the latest developments in the sector and the trends in the packaging sector for 2023.

The packaging industry is essential to achieve a true circular economy. Consumers are increasingly looking for brands that promote sustainable production. At the same time, companies are increasingly committed to sustainability, which has led to innovation in packaging design, focusing on the reduction and recycling of materials with the main objective of safeguarding the environment.

On the other hand, the use of much more sustainable materials continues to increase, such as 100% biodegradable packaging film, or packaging made from compost, two totally sustainable options. In addition, some of the trends in packaging manufacturing that put the main focus on the customer were presented:

• Take-away packaging: New lines of packaging for e-commerce, prepared and optimised for a good shopping experience and also a good return experience.

• Flexible Packaging: This is packaging that adapts to the product it contains, generally used in the food and pharmaceutical industry. A practical and sustainable option that not only protects the product, but also maintains its original properties.

• Customisable packaging and storytelling: The focus is on packaging as an essential part of the customer experience and its customisation, to highlight brand values and improve the image perceived by the customer. In addition, through storytelling, brands will connect with their potential customers, facilitating the identification of their products.

This edition of Empack, marked by sustainability, digitalisation and technologies, closed with a total of 10,100 unique visitors and more than 45,000 commercial interactions. It has been a pleasure to have been able to meet great professionals in the sector and, above all, to broaden our knowledge.

See you at the next edition!