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    RosUpack and Printech: sales from stands, eco-friendly initiatives, and new records

    On 15-18 June 2021, at “Crocus Expo”, Moscow, the 25th Anniversary International Exhibition for the Packaging Industry RosUpack and the 6th International Exhibition of Equipment, Technologies and Supplies for Print and Advertising Production Printech took place. The events were organized by the international group of companies Hyve.

    RosUpack, the first major exhibition of the packaging industry in the world, held since the beginning of the pandemic, for the 25th anniversary, gathered representatives of Russian and foreign business on its platform. Industry professionals had a unique opportunity to get acquainted with a wide range of packaging equipment and materials from the world's largest manufacturers, as well as equipment, technologies and materials for printing production presented at Printech.

    412 exhibitors from 24 countries took part in RosUpack and Printech 2021, including 83 new companies from Russia, Turkey, India, France, Italy, and Canada. The Turkish exposition was the largest in recent years, exceeding the indicators of the pre-covid year of 2019, with 24 companies from Turkey presenting their equipment and solutions. The exhibitors of Printech 2021 listed almost all world leaders of the printing industry: Heidelberg, Canon, Epson, Konica Minolta, EUROPAPIR, Xerox, Ricoh, and other companies. Thanks to the face-to-face format, many exhibitors had the opportunity to demonstrate their equipment in action and, as a result, sell exhibition samples directly from the stands. In particular, “Forsign” sold the RUIZHOU RZ CRT 1510 flatbed cutter, which can process a variety of materials used in printing and packaging. One-sided hot laminator Mefu MF1700-C3 was purchased from “Smart-T”, the largest supplier of equipment for advertising and textile printing. In addition, according to Dmitry Gratskov, Marketing Director of “Smart-T”, the company received several hundred new contacts at the exhibition. “Konica Minolta” sold two digital roll-to-roll label printers, model AccurioLabel 230.

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    Packaging of the future: when can Russia expect a circular economy?

    Antro Säilä, WPO Vice President of Sustainability and Director of the Finnish Packaging Association, spoke at the conference on the circular economy and experience of implementing it in the European Union.

    A circular economy, or a closed-cycle economy, as opposed to a linear economy, involves using waste materials as raw material for new products.

    The huge amount of waste currently being created and mainly used packaging is putting an unbearable burden on the environment. Public pressure on this issue is growing and politicians around the world are thinking about regulating the packaging industry and introducing a circular economy.