Tokyo Pack 2012 kicks off Oct. 2
With total of 610 companies occupying more than 51,380 sq m, Tokyo Pack 2012 (October 2-5; Tokyo Big Sight, Japan) touts itself as the “largest and most unique” packaging show in Asia, presenting a variety of Japanese packaging, with potential for international application.
The 2012 Tokyo Pack edition is set to exceed all previous visitor numbers with 70,000 visitors expected from Japan and abroad, according to the show organizers. The Japan Packaging Institute said that Japan is a $77 billion packaging industry. Dow Performance Packaging, a business unit within Dow Performance Plastics, will have a presence at Tokyo Pack 2012.
Dow’s booth will be located at Tokyo Pack in East Hall 2, stand number 2-61. The company said that its participation in this trade fair is a testament to its commitment not only to expanding its presence in the Japanese market but also across Asia Pacific. The business will showcase its wide range of packaging solutions available in Japan and around the world while also highlighting its sustainability efforts.
“Dow’s participation in Tokyo Pack serves as a platform to demonstrate our continued commitment to the Japanese market and our dedication to grow the business with our customers, said Peter Wong, Commercial Vice President for Performance Plastic, Asia Pacific. “Japan is an increasingly important market for Dow and we believe that our emphasis here will further strengthen our customer and value chain relationships as we offer them more innovative solutions to help them meet their packaging needs and sustainability objectives.”
Thai Delegation seeks business opportunities at Tokyo Pack
Thailand is sending more than 80 delegates to visit Tokyo Pack 2012. Led by the Thai Packaging Association (TPA), the delegation consists of various players in the packaging industry segments, including plastic packaging.”Tokyo Pack is very interesting for Thai delegates,” said Rutchanee Chaichart, Vice President of the Thai Packaging Association. “Tokyo Pack 2012 is the show not only for packaging machinery, but also packaging products.”
Chaichart said the number of Thai delegates visiting Tokyo Pack 2012 this year is TPA’s highest record so far. She said Japan is one of the major investors in Thailand and also one of the country’s main export markets. “The Thai packaging industry has to know what the Japanese consumer wants and keep an eye on Japanese packaging trends. Tokyo Pack is the perfect avenue for us to see the latest packaging innovations,” she said. “What we will learn from Tokyo Pack, I think will be of practical use to the Asian packaging market.”