Exhibitors packing up from this year’s Interphex show, 26-28 March, went home happy. Traffic in the aisles was steady, booth personnel were busy and the quality of the visitors was high. It seemed like a higher than usual number of packaging machinery makers were seen engaged in serious discussions with customers. So despite rising oil prices, the mortgage crisis and falling real estate values, there appears to be a fairly high level of active projects for new and upgraded lines. In addition, anticounterfeiting tools/techniques continue to draw a lot of attention along with the use of disposable product contact parts, pedigree solutions, robotics and quality control. Stay tuned for a report about the most interesting new packaging products we found on the show floor.
Posted by Michelle Hoffman for Hallie Forcinio, Packaging Forum Editor, Pharmaceutical Technology