Asia-Pacific will grow at highest CAGR through 2020, to become the fastest-growing market for packaging printing. Demand for packaged goods will keep corrugated print in control of the global print market, whereas flexible packaging, labels and tags will be in greater demand due to growing diversification in print products.
In this backdrop, Pack Print International will be held from September 20-23, 2017 at BITEC, Bangkok. The fair will focus on Packaging 4.0 for Thailand 4.0.
Thailand 4.0 economic model will transform Thailand into a value-based economy. The aim is to create creativity and innovation through the application of technology, in creating a smart nation. Top 5 target groups are: Food, agriculture and bio-tech; Health, wellness and bio-medical; Smart devices, robotics and mechatronics, digital, Internet of Things; Artificial intelligence and embedded technology, as well as Creative, cultural and high-value services.
Packaging 4.0 features the latest applications of the packaging industry in 3 aspects: Pillar 1: Package (smart packaging, intelligent packaging, food protection packaging, RFID, universal design and green packaging); Pillar 2: Packaging process for manufacturing (robotic palletizer, packing automation, filling system, warehouse automation, traceability, bottling automation, quality control system and system integration); and Pillar 3: Packaging production (digital printing for label, UV large format inkjet for package, press automation, warehouse automation, printing approval process, package converting, prepress solution, quality control system and 3D software for package simulation).