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News | New Products
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More than 2,300 visitors is 12% increase over 2013 event
The slitter/rewinders, intended for Bemis’s recapitalization program, are expected to bring added productivity and ergonomics
Dual motor drive retrofit reportedly allows older sheeters to remain competitive
The event is expected to draw record numbers of exhibitors in a record amount of space, and to be the most NPE in history
Directories | Reports
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- October 01, 2009, By Claudia Hine, Managing Editor
With 300 exhibitors from 17 countries, ICE Europe 2009 — the 6th International Converting Exhibition — is nearly sold out. The event takes place November 24-26 in the four halls of the M,O,C in Munich, Germany. It will cover a total of 8,000 sq m of space, which is a 30% increase compared to the previous event.
Nicola Hamann, exhibition director, says, “The positive feedback from the exhibiting companies shows that even in times like these, ICE Europe is considered a major event for this industry sector. The dedicated exhibition profile, in combination with the networking character of the show, has proved to be very valuable for participants. ICE Europe is an ideal platform for making rewarding business contacts and exchanging know-how and ideas.”
Machinery and services from all key areas of converting will be showcased, including the following segments:
- Surface Treating
- Toll Coating
- Waste Removal
This year, many of the products and services on display focus on solutions designed to optimize productivity and enhance product quality. Many address issues such as energy efficiency, waste prevention, and environmental sustainability.
As in previous years, a technical conference (in English) will be held during the show. The conference, “Converting Processes for Tailor-Made Packaging,” is organized by the Fraunhofer Inst. for Process Engineering and Packaging. Coating and Quality sessions will be addressed by experts as follows:
- Applied Materials GmbH | Production proven technology for cost-effective, robust, and environmentally friendly transparent barriers
- Polytype Converting AG | Engineering approaches for optimizing drying processes
- Huhtamaki Ronsberg | Barrier laminates for retort applications
- FAES AG | Edge trim winders — a challenging success story
- X-Rite Europe GmbH | Excellent valued non-contact color measurement for securing your process
Fraunhofer will conduct Science sessions, including the following:
- Encapsulation of OLED devices
- Multilayer construction for barrier films
Under New Management
Last year, UK-based show organizer Mack Brooks Exhibitions Group acquired the rights to ICE. Increasing international participation is a key focus for the new owners, and now there are companies exhibiting from the growing sectors of Turkey and Poland.
Says Hamann, “ICE Europe is already a very international exhibition; 46 percent of the exhibitors and 38 percent of the visitors at the previous show were from outside Germany. Here we have the opportunity to raise these figures, ensuring we bring the right visitors to Munich.”
A list of exhibitors is available at www.ice-x.com. A visitor brochure in five languages and up-to-date information in additional languages also can be found on the website.
The recently published free Show Guide can be ordered online, where a show planner goes live this month. Information on travel and accommodations also is available on the website.
November 24-25 | 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
November 26 | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.