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Perfect Box Solutions at Packaging Innovations 2023 - NEC, Birmingham, 15/16 February 2023

18 May 2023

Hannah Giddins and Steve Flint – The Perfect Box Solutions team at the 'sell-out' event.

Good Show – Great Showing!

Even allowing for the post-pandemic bounce back of 2022, this year's iteration of Packaging Innovations at the NEC in February proved to be an exceptional success with visitor numbers – at 6,500 plus – up by more than 20% year-on-year. Renan Joel, MD Packaging Division at show organiser, Easyfairs, said:

“We want to thank every speaker, exhibitor, and the thousands of visitors who came from across the world to make this the biggest and best Packaging Innovations yet.”

With packaging very much the boom sector in the printed communications industry, and conservation the flavour-of-the-day, the spotlight at this event was focused on the resurgence of paper-based solutions and the rise of innovative bio-based materials as part of a marked shift away from plastic.

Perfect Box Solutions took the opportunity to present live demonstrations of luxury rigid box production on its stand, using a single corner taper to tape the box corners on pre-grooved board and wrapping the boxes in self-adhesive EcoFoil (printed for the occasion by Hoddesdon's Crystal Press) on the unique PBS F7 Digital Box Wrapper.

Ecofoil Digital® is an exciting new range of digital media which offers a cost-effective way of introducing any number of coloured foils into the printed product while being significantly more environmentally friendly than other foil products currently on the market. It is available exclusively in the UK from PBS event partner Denmaur.

Intec, also a PBS event partner, showcased its FB775 Flatbed Cutter to cut the cover material prior to wrapping and also to produce the box inserts which retained the bamboo pens in the finished pack.

Preston Board & Packaging supplied the rich black board which formed the carcass of the boxes. Called 'Crusade Ebony', it is great to use, especially for grooving, and has a really good density. Preston Board's range includes many products that are perfect for the luxury packaging market, including 'Crusade Eco White', which is a fully recycled board and pure white throughout!

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Samples produced live on Stand D68 by Perfect Box Solutions

The Perfect Box Solutions Stand D68 at Packaging Innovations 2023

The Perfect Box Solutions Stand D68 at Packaging Innovations 2023

The Centre of Attention – Environmentally-friendly packaging from PBS!

The Centre of Attention – Environmentally-friendly packaging from PBS!

For Perfect Box Solutions product specialist Hannah Giddins said:

"Whether it's in the book production, finishing or box making sector we always seem to meet a great selection of companies and customers with genuine enthusiasm and interest in the systems on demonstration. But this event has proven to be exceptional because our luxury box making solutions don't just appeal to the larger-scale established manufacturers looking for high quality short-run options, but also to the many forward-thinking commercial printers who are keen to expand their in-house offering to their existing client base. By the end of the show we'd sold every piece of kit on the stand!”

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