Flexpack Asia


What is Flexpack Asia?

Flexpack Asia will run alongside Labelexpo Asia 2019 and is a brand new feature area designed exclusively around showcasing the latest flexible packaging innovations. This includes in-line presses, inks, coatings and surface treatment such as corona for flexible packaging films, laminating films, and high speed slitting equipment for master flexible packaging rolls.

Until recently flexible packaging and shrink sleeve production had been dominated by wide web central impression flexo and wide web gravure presses. Historically flexible packaging and shrink sleeves have been long run products, where low price, wide web widths and high running speed are the most important factors.

Today that situation is changing, driven by changing consumer behaviour, including:

  • ‘Millennial’ consumers are not loyal to a particular brand. They want to try more products and more variations (SKUs) within existing brands
  • Consumers want products that reflect their lifestyle and values (for example healthy, sustainable etc)
  • Consumers want to interact with brands (competitions, user-generated content etc)
  • Food and drink ‘snack’ products are increasingly consumed ‘on the run’, so single-serve packs are required
  • Family units are smaller and less likely to eat at the same time, requiring smaller format ‘multi-packs’

The Market

The global flexible packaging market is expected to reach $261 billion by 2020, with the CAGR rate of 4.42%. 
China is the second largest producer of packaging in the world. Flexible packaging is gradually invading the market of packaging formats such as metals, cartons and has become one of the fastest growing areas in packaging industry. It is estimated that the market scale of plastic flexible packaging in China will reach 111.39 billion by 2022.
Who should visit at Flexpack Asia?
  • Printers
  • Converters of labels, flexible packaging and folding cartons
  • Brand owners
  • Label and packaging designers
  • Industry suppliers
  • Retailers