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Packaging technologies attract interest at ALLPACK 2017

Source:International Plastics News for Asia

Date Published:11/29/2017 01:11:25 PM

The booming packaging industry in Indonesia was well-represented at ALLPACK INDONESIA 2017. 
The growing packaging industry in Indonesia was well-represented at ALLPACK INDONESIA 2017, or the 18th International Exhibition on Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical Processing & Packaging Technology which was held from November 1-4 at the Jakarta International Expo (JIEXPO), Kemayoran.   Krista Exhibitions, the show’s organizers, reported that ALLPACK INDONESIA  saw the participation of more than 500  companies  from  Austria,  America, Bangladesh, China, England, France, Germany, Holland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, Swiss, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. This exhibition recorded more than 24,000 visitors from local and international origins. 
 
ALLPACK was held in conjunction with ALLPRINT INDONESIA, or the 20th Printing Technology, Equipment, Supplies, and  Machinery,  IPEX  –  Indonesia  Pharmaceutical Expo, or the 13th  International Exhibition on Pharmaceutical, Ingredients, Contract Manufacturing, Processing, Technology, Packaging Machinery, Equipment and Services, AllProcess, All Industrial, and AllPlas.  Various seminars with interesting themes were also presented in this exhibition such as Seminar from PT. Rieckermann "New Product Developments in the Cracker Industry", Seminar of PT. Tetra Pak Indonesia "Your Success Our Passion", Seminar Season 1 from PT. Rieckermann "Material Handling, Sponge Fermentation and Dough Competence" by Dr. Christian Faber,  Seminar  Season  2  from  PT  Rieckermann  "Continuous  Dough Mixing  and  Kneading  with  Codos  and  Dymomix"  by  Thomas  Ismar,  Seminar  of  GP  Pharmaceutical “Automation for Technology Pharmaceutical and Food Industry", Seminar of GAPMMI “Member Gathering”, Seminar of GP Farmasi  “Issue  Terkini  Industri  Farmasi,  BPJS  &  Distribusi  Obat”,  and  Seminar  from  IPF “Packaging Design, Printing and Branding”. 
 
Indonesia’s packaging industry has been posting positive growth over the years with packaging market valued at 101,232.4 million units in 2016. Growth projected at a CAGR of 5.2% could put the market at 130,325.8 million units by 2021. A report by ReportLinker said that the packaging industry in Indonesia is characterized by packages that enhance the utility of the products through on-the-go, convenience, and sustainability benefits. 
 
Rigid plastic packaging has the biggest slice of the market share with growth projected at 3.2% annually during the period 2016-2021. Rigid plastics accounted for a share of 24.9% in 2016 (25,251.1 million units) and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.7% during 2016-2021, to reach 36,664.4 million units in 2021. With preference for rigid plastic packaging due to its cost-effectiveness in protecting food and beverages during delivery from farm to table, and preservation of food over longer durations, the packaging market is seen as a major sector with rapid developments in the next few years.  
 
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On the other hand, flexible packaging accounted for a market share of 42% in 2016, or about 42,538.6 million units in 2016, and is forecast to reach 52,448.9 million units in 2021, at a CAGR of 4.3% during 2016-2021, with major usage in the food industry (74% share in 2016). This growth is largely driven by its low cost, flexibility to suit multiple shapes and sizes, convenience (zip-locks, plastic closures), and low-carbon foot print on the environment as compared to rigid plastics.   
 
The successful conclusion of ALLPACK INDONESIA 2017 was also due to the support it reserved from various agencies and associations. The exhibition was supported by the Ministry of Industry of Indonesia,  Ministry  of  Trade  of  Indonesia,  Ministry  of  Cooperatives  &  Small  Medium  Enterprises,  Badan Pengawas  Obat  &  Makanan  Republik  Indonesia  (BPOM),  KADIN  INDONESIA,  KADIN  JAKARTA,  GAPMMI  –  Indonesia  Food  &  Beverage  Association,  GP  Farmasi,  Pharma  Materials  Management  Club  – PPMC,  INAPLAS  –  Indonesian  Plastic  Association,  Indonesia  Association  of  Exhibition  &  Convention Organizers  (ASPERAPI),  Asosiasi  Industri  Plastik  Hilir  Indonesia  (APHINDO),  IPF  –  Indonesia  Packaging Federation,  AP5I,  PICCI  –  Indonesian  Corrugated  Cardboard  Industries  Association,  GP  Jamu,  IPMG  –  International  Pharmaceutical  Manufacturer  Group,  APKI  –  Indonesia  Pulp  &  Paper  Association,  and  other related associations.  

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