Hot Picks at the 2018 Fairs by Media Experts
"At the fairground, I found many interesting packaging products. One of them is the Christmas Advent Calendar showcased by Man Sang Envelope Manufacturing Co Ltd. This unique item incoporates 24 smart boxes where you can put snacks or candies inside for a countdown to Christmas. Likewise, Shanghai Art Paper Box Co., Ltd is showcasing its specially-designed products with the infusion of innovative techniques. One of their packaging boxes can be turned into a floral pattern when opened widely. The lid of the box can also be used as a stand to display the floral pattern, highlighting exquisite technique adopted by the manufacturer. Overall, the fair serves as a very good platform for exhibitors to showcase their amazing products to international buyers and connect with new customers. " Fumio Yoshizawa, Chief Editor, Monthly Food Packaging Japan
“The Full Moon Gathering moon cake gift box for Mid-Autumn Festival designed by Oriental Packing Co., Ltd. stresses on Taiwanese people’s longing for “a family reunion when the moon is full and round.” With an innovative appearance, it merges two gift boxes seamlessly into a unique design that symbolises the bliss of pairing together and the fullness of joy, and echoes with the gift-giving etiquette in Taiwanese culture. This gift box set also calls to mind that “the moon dims or shines while life is full of sorrow and joy, and people part and meet again,” thus inspiring everyone to cherish the present and live a fuller life.
Huiying Well Win Enterprise Co., Ltd. specialises in the processing and production of sticky notes and paper notes in Taiwan. Its innovative three-dimensional sticky notes adopts an extended staggered design that is well received by the market. They can be customised to the specific requirements of corporate and individual clients, and have been granted patents in Taiwan and the Chinese mainland.”Rong-Song Lin, Chief Editor, Graphic Arts Bimonthly
“The Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair has forged ahead with enhanced attractions this year. The Chinese mainland exhibitors are staging a strong presence again, with more enterprises coming from different cities and provinces such as new exhibitors from Hunan Province and Shenyang. Innovative printing products and services have attracted a lot of attention. This fair is increasingly important for the brand building of industry players. Buyers have been forthcoming and exhibitors are generally satisfied with the responses.Nanjing Subu Printing and Packaging Co., Ltd
(Booth no.: 3-E28) is a Chinese mainland enterprise based in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. It showcases many exquisite product, which have attracted a lot of interest from visitors. The company adopts digital foil stamp printing technique and blends with original designs to provide unique products and solutions.” Ziyu Qin, Editor in Chief, Cpp114.com
“Shanghai Leter Stationery Co., Ltd.
(Booth no.: 3-A22) is a Shanghai enterprise with strong commitment to the R&D of stationery products. With profound experience in product development and exceptional technical strengths, the company is an official notebook supplier to the National Congress of the Communist Party of China. Chen Haixia, Sales Director of the company, said: “We strive to add values to printing and packaging business. When it comes to product design, we even take into account the colour fashion and trends for the season. We really think from the perspective of end-users to develop products and solutions.”
- Buyers were pleased that the Fair featured a variety of new printing and packaging technology, such as embedded NFC and RFID sensors in traditional packaging that are effective in targeted marketing. Additionally, buyers reported that they were looking for unique printing and packaging solutions, such as foil stamp printing and illuminating box designs, which helps them to differentiate their products in a competitive marketplace.
- There is a growing demand for eco‐friendly packaging solutions, especially for emerging markets such as India and Brazil. Buyers are increasingly interested in sourcing biodegradable materials in packaging solutions, such as brown craft paper bags and paper cups made from materials like cassava. Demand in local markets has greatly exceeded the available supply and buyers are looking to the Chinese mainland for more suppliers of this type.
- With the rapid growth of e‐tailing, there is an increasing demand for lightweight packaging along with a shift in preferred packing methods, such as switching from glass to PET bottles or from folding cartons to plastic pouches. Lightweight packaging benefits both the e‐tailers and consumers as it can significantly lower transportation costs and delivery fees.