New Trade Fair for Corrugated Technology in Messe Dusseldorf Asia’s Portfolio

CorruTec ASIA, International Corrugated Technology Exhibition for Asia, will debut from September 22  – 25 at BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand. Jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf Asia (MDA) and the Thai Corrugated Packaging Association (TCPA), the event will be a dedicated exhibition for manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, accessories, technology and services from the corrugated and folding carton industries.

CorruTec ASIA 2021 will provide an ideal sourcing platform for industry experts from corrugated sheet and box manufacturers, folding carton converters and rigid carton manufacturers to vertical markets such as packaging designers and product managers from the food, cosmetics, luxury goods, medicine and automotive sectors. Held concurrently with the well-established PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL, the two trade fairs will represent the entire value chain for the packaging, printing and corrugated industries.

With global online sales expected to hit $5.5 trillion in 2023, this will create a significant impact on packaging demand, particularly in the corrugated industry which represents 80% of demand in e-commerce[1]. Coupled with the increasingly complex logistics chain for direct to consumer delivery – e-commerce, packages are expected to be handled up to 20 times or more during standard distribution, thus generating a new demand for cost-effective secondary corrugated board packaging. Thailand’s folding carton and corrugated packaging market is expected to register a CAGR of 8.42 percent by 2025, driven by the innovative paper-based packaging developments in the country[2] and advances in digital printing technologies, making Thailand an ideal location to launch CorruTec ASIA.

Commenting on the partnership with MDA and co-location with PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL, Chusak Deetrakunwattanapoen, president of TCPA said:The international expertise and regional know-how of MDA together with TCPA’s industry network make for a winning partnership in providing a targeted platform for the corrugated manufacturing sector. It will represent a broad range of corrugated packaging demand in related industries including food & beverage, transport and logistics, healthcare and others domestically, regionally and internationally.”

Gernot Ringling, managing director of Messe Düsseldorf Asia, added: “As a regionally focused event and based on the real demand from the industry gathered from our market research and discussions with TCPA, the introduction of CorruTec ASIA 2021 is an exciting addition to the industry calendar. Especially on the back of a post pandemic background which has seen dynamic market changes – from companies looking at relocating supply chains, the rise in e-commerce and strong demand for packaged food, to its [corrugated packaging] reputation as one of the most used eco-friendly packaging solutions – we believe that the exhibition is well-timed and that the industries will be ready for business at CorruTec ASIA.”

With the packaging and printing sectors among the 13 industries expected to expand in a post pandemic era according to the Federation of Thai Industries[3], the co-location of CorruTec ASIA with PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL (PPI), was also well-received by The Thai Packaging Association and The Thai Printing Association – both co-organizers of PPI together with Messe Düsseldorf Asia. According to Manit Kamolsuwan, President of The Thai Packaging Association “the co-location of the two trade shows is key to expand packing and printing’s symbiotic connection. The innovative printing technologies presented will contribute to elevate both the carton manufacturing process and end users’ experience and business owners will benefit from the co-located shows with its offers of accompanying seminars and events.”

Drawing on the successes of PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL’s past editions with high exhibitor and visitor participation, Pongthira Pathanapiradej, President of The Thai Printing Association, commented: “This is indeed confirmation of why this event is the most important for the printing and packaging sector in this region. I believe that the 8th edition of PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL will more successful due its pertinent and timely co-location with CorruTec ASIA.”

For further information on visiting or exhibiting at CorruTec ASIA 2021 or PACK PRINT INTERNATIONA:L 2021, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America; Telephone: (312) 781-5180; E-mail: info@mdna.com; Visit www.corrutec-asia.com; www.pack-print.de; www.mdna.com; Follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/mdnachicago

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