Edition Speciale by Luxe Pack concludes successfully

June 10th, 2024

Edition Speciale by Luxe Pac

Edition Speciale by Luxe Pack, the fair dedicated to premium sustainable packaging, was held on June 4 and 5 in Paris, with a record number of 100 exhibitors, an increase of 20% compared to 2023, more than 2.400 visitors and an offer destined to inspire the luxury packaging space.

“For this fifth edition, our show continues its commitment to sustainability and clearly states its objectives: to be THE reference for luxury packaging players who place sustainability at the center of the development of their packaging, for various sectors such as perfumery/cosmetics. , wines and spirits, delicatessen, fashion, leather goods, etc. Furthermore, since the launch of the fair, we have wanted to offer rich and relevant content for all brands, whether new or already advanced in their eco-design approach," he explains. Fabienne Germond, salon director.

The show has registered a 46% increase in the number of exhibitors (compared to its launch in 2019) and an increase in international companies: 56% this year come from Italy, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Poland and even Estonia with the common vector of innovation at the service of sustainability.

Due to the success of the first edition of the StartUp Packaging area in 2023, this year the space returns, hosting young companies that develop innovative alternatives for a new circular economy through the use of renewable resources to manufacture new materials and products. Among them are: Kiud Technologies (manufacturer of premium packaging from textile waste); Elsa Csr (helping companies transition to more sustainable practices); Raiku (specialist in compostable protective packaging); Revation (manufacturer of molded containers); Scays Group AS (sustainable textile materials); S.Lab (agricultural waste and mushroom packaging); Studio Vailly (bio-based materials design studio); The New Materialist (materials of biological origin), and Woamy Biofams (provider of alternatives to plastic foam).

Recycling workshops, startups and new materials

Among the initiatives created to help visitors navigate the complex world of sustainable packaging, an area dedicated to everything related to recycling with M. et Mme stood out. Recycling, two independent French experts. The duo offered mini-consultations to address the complexities of recycling streams.

Also worth noting is the “Materials with Senses and Sensations” space, entirely dedicated to innovative and alternative materials. Exhibitors harness nature and technology to create next-generation materials with packaging potential. Seven companies presented their products for the first time: La Tannerie Vegetale, Lactips, Nisiar, Peelsphere, Flexsea and Cilkoa.

In addition, there was an interesting conference program, with 50 speakers, such as Maxime Blondeau, a precursor of innovative green thinking with more than 130.000 subscribers on Linkedin. During his exclusive keynote “Territory awareness. Rethinking the company within planetary limits”, he raised the question of the representation of the territory by the company, from the mapping of activities to the integration of the multiple dimensions of the territory in economic models.

Carbios wins the Green Award 2024

For the 2024 edition, French biotech company Carbios has won the Green Award for its enzymatic recycling technology used to create a recycled PET bottle for L'Occitane en Provence shower oil. Thanks to depolymerization, Carbios' enzymatic PET recycling process is capable of recycling all types of polyethylene terephthalate (plastics and textiles). The company currently has an industrial demonstration plant and its first enzymatic recycling facility will come online in early 2026.

The next edition will be from July 1 to 2, 2025 at Carrousel du Louvre in Paris.

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