Yolanda Simonsis is a 38-year veteran of the packaging and converting industries. She has held past editorial positions with two former publications of Delta Communications and Cahners...more

CPP Expo Boasts Record Attendance

While most of the kid in me long ago matured, I found it hard to understand why any show organizer would opt to start a show on Halloween of all days. I may never learn why, but the co-located exhibitions of Pack Expo, organized by the Packaging Machinery Mfrs. Inst. (PMMI), and H.A. Bruno’s Converting & Package Printing Expo (CPP) must have had their reasons. So the shows had a slow start to what what ultimately turned out to be one of the best shows I’ve attended in a very long time. Exhibitor personnel–and even editors such as me–forgave all once Monday, November 1, came along. What a turnaround!

Leo Nadolske, CPP president, revealed today that attendance at the 2010 exhibition concluded with a record number of 7,239 attendees. “With the current uncertainty in the economy, it is great to see these types of number at our event. We could tell going into the show with the pre-registration coming in strong that we were on to something big,” said Nadolske.

All sectors of the industry were up, including tag label, flexible packaging, folding carton, and corrugated products. Exhibitors, such as Nordmeccanica (see photo below), revealed their creative side. It’s no secret that shipping large working pieces of equipment for many companies is cost prohibitive. That didn’t stop Giancarlo Caimmi from demonstrating the true footprint of his Super Simplex SL solventless laminator along with its “virtual” features. He said he’s already imaging ways to complement the 1:1 representation of his equipment for future exhibitions.

Pack Expo/CPP Expo finished off the year with an energizing, powerful bang. It felt good.

Giancarlo Caimmi of Nordmeccanica demonstrates there’s nothing fake about the true footprint and features of the Super Simplex SL solventles laminator during CPP Expo.


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