Co-located with IFE (The International Food & Drink Event), Pro2Pac provides an unrivalled opportunity for food & drink brands to differentiate their company’s offering – be it their bottles, branding, or take-out boxes  by finding the latest innovations in packaging, processing and printing all in one place.

To help you unwrap some extra inspiration for your own brand's packaging, below, we have pulled out some of the companies exhibiting at IFE with interesting packaging solutions. If you attend Pro2Pac you will also have access to IFE where you can see and touch 1,000s of packaged food & drink products to gain inspiration as well as then source solutions for your own food & drink brand's packaging & processing at Pro2Pac. To get your free ticket to attend, simply register herePoetic License DistillerySource: Poetic License website

Poetic License Distillery’s (stand N2221) Picnic Gin is made using the traditional method of pot distilling to create its unique taste: all botanicals are macerated in the pot and then boiled to create a high-quality drink. As an ode to the summer season, they updated the packaging of their popular Picnic Gin which is described as a “beautifully sweet gin, creamy in texture and in taste, with a strong fruity nose as well as more typical gin notes of juniper, coriander and orris root.” Previously, the bottle had a black label with red foil, but the updated version is bright and bold to reflect the season it’s intended for.

By the end of July 2018, Radnor Hills (stand N2339) had followed a comittment to introduce 51% recycled plastic material into their bottles. They started the production of RPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate) bottles with their 500ml Spring Water bottles. In addition to Radnor-branded water and soft drinks, the company produces soft drinks under the Heartsease Farm, Fruella and PAS Professional Sport brands. They have claimed that by the end of this year they will have achieved zero waste to landfill status. Radnor Hills waterSource: Radnor Hills website

L’Aquila (stand N2739) supplies select Mediterranean ingredients ranging from truffles to aubergines to food manufacturers, food-to-go chains, supermarkets, foodservice and retail operators. They enforce a strict code of practice that aims to have the minimum impact possible on the environment. One of the ways they do this is with a ‘one use’ quality carton box which is designed to reduce the waste that occurs through additional packaging. They also help suppliers create products that can be manufactured in a sustainable way using local raw ingredients that adhere to specific UK regulations. Fairfields FarmSource: Fairfields Farm website

Greensand Ridge Distillery (stand N2270) is doing its bit for sustainability. The average micro-distillery burns 8 cubic meters of gas a day, but Greensand use an electric-powered still so they can source energy sustainably. They don’t use any chemicals in the distillation process, and the still is cleaned with hot water instead. They also recycle all of the materials they use for pallets and packaging and a biodigester processes all organic liquid effluent, powered by green electricity. Spent botanicals are composted, and the pressed apple pomace goes to cattle feed. 

Last but not least, Fairfields Farm Crisps (stand N3202) brought some innovation to the crisps market with the first ever microwaveable bag of crisps. They are packaged in a triple-layered pack that stands upright in the microwave, and are ready to eat after just 30 seconds in the microwave. The idea is to replicate a fresh-out-of-the-fryer taste which is achieved by the unique patented packaging.