We’re Heading to Germany: What to expect at Drinktec 2022

August 24, 2022

Drinktec—the world’s leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry is less than a month away. Typically held every four years, Drinktec brings together thousands of beverage and liquid food global industry leaders from around the world for the opportunity to connect and share their products and discover the latest innovations. A great opportunity to get in front of countless food and beverage producers and retailers, Plastipak is thrilled to be attending the trade fair in Munich, Germany in person this year for the first time since 2017. This year, our team will showcase a variety of our award-winning and innovative resin and packaging solutions and discuss our latest initiatives. Read on for a sneak peek at what you can expect from us at Drinktec 2022.

ESG Initiatives

Sustainability has been at the center of everything we do at Plastipak since our inception. That’s why we are hyper-focused on implementing sustainable practices, developing a supportive work environment, and always acting responsibly across our global operations.

Members of our ESG team, Jack and Kinza, will be on-stand throughout the trade fair, so please come and talk to us about our initiatives and the ways we’ve continued to develop our environmental, social and governance standards.

Sustainable Solutions

At Plastipak, we constantly strive to reduce the impact of our operations and products on the environment, with circularity and carbon footprint reduction acting as foundations of our business.

As well as our fully recyclable packaging and latest light-weighting technologies, we’ll be showcasing our specialty and lower-carbon virgin PET resin, alongside our bottle-grade recycled PET – solutions that support our customers  in their goals to reduce emissions and drive circularity

Creative Collaboration

Plastipak’s success in innovation would not be possible without the participation of our customers. The Plastipak Creative Package Studio allows customers to collaborate with our talented team of designers and engineering experts to overcome packaging challenges by providing a space for ideating and developing designs and prototypes for new product solutions.

Guests interested in discovering what the Creative Package Studio has to offer can stop by our during the trade show to see  Plastipak associates Mina and Laurence create a packaging design in person.

Innovative Technologies

At Plastipak, we believe innovation in technology drives a competitive edge in custom packaging solutions. During the five-day event, our associates will showcase several of our innovative technologies, including:

    • Barrier Technologies — Plastipak’s monolayer and multilayer barrier technologies protect beverages and foods by preventing oxygen or light from entering and CO2 from escaping maintaining product quality and nutrients, extending extending products’ shelf life and reducing product and packaging waste over time. 
    • Hot Fill Technologies — An alternative to aseptic beverage filling, Plastipak offers various paneled and panel-less hot fill bottle designs that can withstand the rigors of hot filling—without forsaking product integrity. 
    • Direct Object Printing — Plastipak is proud to utilize direct object printing, an eco-friendly printing technology that rapidly prints directly on rigid containers— eliminating the need for traditional labels, sleeves and adhesives. 
    • Refill Technologies — As Europe introduces targets in the use of refillable bottle schemes, please come and talk to us about our significant capability in the design and production of refill bottles.  Our latest developments in this field include the introduction of higher amounts of recycled material, as well as bottle light-weighting without adverse impact on performance or number of bottle rotations.
Ready to explore the world of Plastipak? Visit us at booth 303 in Hall C5 and connect with our sales and creative teams to learn more about our recent initiatives and developments.