LONDON-Europak '95 is slated for Oct. 3-4 at the Radisson SAS Hotel in Dusseldorf, Germany. The conference targets plastics and packaging for the food and beverage industry in Europe. It is sponsored by Ryder Worldwide Conferences Ltd. of London. It precedes K'95, which runs Oct. 5-12 in Dusseldorf.
The program will stress trends and future developments for the entire industry chain, from raw materials to changing consumer values, Ryder said.
Papers will address a range of subjects such as aseptic packaging; lightweighting, safety and labeling; retail pressures; changing barrier needs; and the impact of legislation on the food and beverage industry.
Ryder also will offer three industry courses the evening of Oct. 4. One class will examine barrier needs in plastics packaging for food and beverages, focusing on such areas as shelf life, flavor absorption and migration. Another class advises attendees on how to make their businesses and manufacturing operations more efficient and productive. A third class will address life-cycle analysis.
Ryder's Philip Proffit, previously technical director at Neste Chemicals in Brussels, Belgium, will head the conference, now in its seventh year.
More than 200 international delegates - representing packaging makers, machinery and material suppliers, soft drink and food firms, retailers and government and trade groups -are expected to attend.
Registration for Europak costs 2,150 deutsche marks (about US$1,576) plus value-added tax. Fees include the conference, an evening reception Oct. 3, proceedings, a list of delegates and lunches for both days.
The Oct. 4 courses cost conference delegates an additional DM485 (US$355) plus tax; others pay DM785 (US$575).
For more information, including a list of speakers, contact Ryder in London at 44 (0) 181 749 0628, or fax 44 (0) 181 746 1721.