After a highly successful Propak Africa, Specialised Exhibitions is proud to bring you Propak Cape; the highly successful regional event taking place in the Western Cape, . This trade exhibition, together with co-located shows, offers an excellent opportunity for exhibitors: to generate sales, gain valuable sales leads and develop business connections.
For visitors, it's an exciting platform for all those involved with packaging, food processing, plastics, printing and labelling. Propak Cape, together with co-located shows FoodPro, Pro-Plas Expo, Pro-Label Cape and Print Expo, brings exhibitors together across the various sectors, each having synergy with the other, and visitors can engage with the most progressive companies in the country and view new products, latest industry trends, product developments and on-site product demonstrations.
Although the basic function of packaging is to preserve and protect the pack contents, packaging, particularly in the retail market, has become a fascinating marketing tool that is used to promote and sell products. Visitors will be able to see hot new trends in the area of packaging with a focus on design, extended shelf-life technologies and environment-sensitive advancements.
Exports from the Western Cape are big business, traditionally being dominated by primary products such as fruit, fish and vegetables - accounting for 60% of regional exports - so packaging is a big industry in this area. Add to this the beneficiation process (the manufacturing sector in Cape Town is largely centered on food processing), which brings increasingly higher value to the products, and one can see why the Western Cape is such an important area for these industry sectors, and why Propak Cape has been so successful since its launch in 2002.
Carbon Dioxide – raw material of the future
A new paradigm for the industrial chemical production has arisen over the last few years: the CO2 economy. According to this vision, CO2 is no longer seen as a waste product with dangerous environmental effects but increasingly as a feedstock for chemicals, fuels or polymers. This vision has been gaining momentum and is now emerging from the research laboratories as a serious alternative path to securing the constant supply of carbon atoms the industrial chemistry sector will continue to need for their production cycles, even in a world where fossil resources are completely depleted.
For the 3rd year in a row, the conference "CO2 as chemical feedstock - a challenge for sustainable chemistry" will concentrate on this topic. It will be held on 2 - 3 December 2014 in the "Haus der Technik" in Essen, Germany and will be the biggest event on Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) in 2014. More than 300 participants from the leading industrial and academic players in CO2 utilization are expected to attend the conference and share their recent success stories, as well as new ideas and products in realization.
DATES: March 23-27, 2015
LOCATION: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.
ORGANIZER: SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association
DESCRIPTON OF THE EVENT: NPE is a triennial international plastics exposition produced by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association. NPE2015 will be the largest plastics industry event in 2015. The trade show portion will include 2,000 exhibitors, many running machines, on over one million sq.ft. (93,000 sq.m) of exhibit space. NPE2015 will host over 60,000 industry professionals from 120 countries. Co-located events will include SPE ANTEC® 2015, the world’s largest plastics technical conference; SPI’s Business of Plastics conference; a Spanish-language seminar; the new NPE3D exhibition and conference about 3D printing; the Zero Waste Zone, featuring industry recycling and sustainability efforts; and other special programs.