Reporting from LUXE PACK New York 2019

Attended By Lindsey Frimming & Hanna Morand

We Cogs attended again this year and, man, are we happy we did. The premier show for creative packaging and cutting-edge solutions for all beauty, fragrance, wine & spirits, wellness, and fine food brands did not fail to wow us and the other 3,700 attendees. The show even upgraded its own packaging by moving to the Big Apple’s swanky Javits Center. 

We went in with questions (including some from our customers), and here is a summary of the answers we got:

  • What’s new and exciting with sustainability?

    A real stand-out among the 200 exhibitors was Solutia, an Italian brand who blew us away with their array of eco-savvy materials. They showcased their breakthrough biodegradable Apple Paper made from apple processing waste by-products (holy sustainability!). Billerudkorsnas, a new brand to us, gets a big green thumbs-up for their environmentally responsible foresting. Go Sweden!

  • What are the new and exciting coatings and finishes the industry has to offer?

    Kurz widened more than a few eyes with their Lumafin technology, a translucent stamping foil that adds sharp color and dimension to both opaque and transparent materials. In the premium paperboard category, Iggesund flexed the nearly infinite fold-strength of their boards (as in x 1,500!) 

  • What caught our eyes/or got us excited about the future of packaging?

    We attended a panel discussing the Cannabis/CBD industry and our creative souls got a contact buzz seeing boutique, premium packaging has officially penetrated the market. Golden Arrow pierced our hearts with their stunning 3D structural capabilities, specifically their fully renewable, molded-fiber packaging technology.

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