A record number of visitors attended this year’s packaging trade show LUXE PACK NEW YORK, held on May 13 to 14 at Pier 92.
The annual event, now in its 13th year, welcomed 3,600 visitors, a 9 percent increase from 2014. Over 220 exhibitors attended from the cosmetics, fragrance, fine foods and wine & spirits markets.
With its schedule of seminars, key note speakers and exhibitors showcasing their latest products, the event highlighted key emerging packaging trends.
Innovation in packaging technologies proved popular with suppliers increasingly using cooling and heating technologies to create sensory packaging. For example, Cosmogen’s patented self-heating tube received a great deal of attention at this year’s show for potentially changing the way that formulas can be applied.
Another trend was Dual Purpose Packaging, such as GWP Designs and MFG’s Cosmetic Ship and Tote – a mail shipping pack that converts into a makeup bag post shipment.
Green packaging solutions were also widespread with the LUXE PACK in green Award attracting a high number of entrants eager to gain recognition for their eco-friendly products.
The in green award went to Chicago Paper Tube and Can for their EcoPush™ Product concept. EcoPush™ is a 100 percent paperboard package, made from up to 95 percent recycled materials (80 percent post-consumer content) with absolutely no plastic or metal.
The entire package is biodegradable, compostable, and simple to recycle without any disassembly of the container. All of the papers and glues used in its manufacture are FDA compliant. All raw materials used in the standard EcoPush™ packaging are sourced from Midwestern American producers and is easily distributed from its Chicago, IL point of manufacture which minimizes all transportation costs.
Jonathan Dudlak, General Manager, Chicago Paper Tube and Can commented, “We were very honored to have EcoPush™ chosen as this year’s LuxePack in green award winner, especially against a selection of very worthy competitors.
“Being recognized at LuxePack is especially heartening, as some very discriminating experts felt our sustainable solution still makes the grade as luxury packaging—that’s been our goal all along, so it feels pretty good!”