- Published on Tuesday, 01 March 2011 08:00
- Written by Staff Reporter
CHINA - An invitation to gain first-hand knowledge of the technical and business implications of China’s Excessive Packaging Regulations.
These regulations limit the number of packaging layers permitted to three, restrict the permitted headspace (void-space) volume and specify a maximum ratio between the cost of the packaging and the retail product price.
An understanding of these regulations is vital for both brand owners and packaging suppliers selling, or producing, in the Chinese domestic market
Wang Yuande will explain the formulae for calculating Excessive Packaging headspace, packaging layers and the ratio between packaging cost and the retail price.
Mr Wang is Director of the China Technology & Standardization Research Office, publisher of the mandatory Chinese National Standard upon which these regulations are based.
Mr Wang participated in the development of national standards GB 23350 "Restricting excessive packaging requirements of food and cosmetics," and many other packaging standards.
He is also co-Chair of the International Standards Organisation Committee ISO/TC122/CS4/WG1 in charge of formulating the new Packaging and Environment ISO series of standards for common use requirements (ISO CD18601).
Stuart Hoggard will set the restrictions against the background of packaging growth in China and the key laws that impact the industry: The Circular Economy Law and The Method for Administration of Recycling Packaging Materials. Stuart is a 15-year of the Asian Packaging market, publisher of the Singapore-based industry online journal, PackWebasia.com, and author of the Environmental Packaging Compliance Guide “Asian Packaging & Environmental Laws”.
Staffan Sjöberg will explain the practical application of sustainability across the entire lifecycle of paperboard packaging. Staffan has worked long term with Iggesund Paperboard’s communication in sustainability matters and has a background in various fields of communication, from broadcasting to environmental information.
He is presently in charge of Public Affairs at Iggesund Paperboard, Sweden, and is sustainability spokesman for the company. Staffan is a member of the advisory board for the Graphic and Packaging Design Programme of Mid Sweden University.
Geoff Giddens will moderate the conference. Geoff is Shanghai-based Regional Packaging Manager at PepsiCo International and Packaging Associate Director at PepsiCo.
This conference is a must-attend event for those involved in the packaging supply chain in China: designers, procurement directors, retail purchasing managers and compliance officers.
- Venue: LuxePack Shanghai - Shanghai International Convention Centre
- Date: 29 March 2011
- Time: 2 - 5pm
- Price: RMB 300 (US$45 / EU34)