EMEA Marketing Director
Over the years Esko has developed a long-standing expertise in these markets an in-depth knowledge of each of these individual target audiences. As a result, it has developed segment-specific solutions, tailored to the needs of each customer in those arenas.
Marketing Dept. Manager
SMI is not afraid of change or of new challenges and is continuing to innovate with the same enthusiasm as always, driven by undeniable values such as seriousness, respect for his customers and team-work
Pietro Volpi is the Marketing Dept. Manager at SMI (SmiGroup), one of the world's biggest producers of packaging machines. He is responsible for installing units in over 130 nations all over the world. Pietro Volpi has set new standards in the packaging world by mixing together various factors with a flexible approach to satisfy the customer's needs. He establishes long-lasting business relationships with many top players in the food and beverage industry.
Euromac is one of the most important suppliers of slitter rewinders worldwide in terms of quantity of machines supplied, quality, diversification, customization and all what makes us one of the most appreciated suppliers globally.
The company had developed its first Flexo machine which enabled the company to grow and become established as a leading manufacturer of narrow web presses in the UK and around the World. Our company remains a family business today, and exports around 70% of its UK manufactured products around the globe.
Microscan has a strong history of technology innovation. We revolutionized the automatic identification (auto ID) industry in the early 1980s with the invention of the first laser diode barcode scanner, and again in 1994 with the invention of the 2D symbology, Data Matrix.
Elitron is a manufacturer of automatic dieless cutting solutions which has been in the business since 1984. In 1994 we decided to invest in a strategic internal software house so that the core of our machines was developed inside of our company.
The BEUMER Group is an international leader in the manufacture of intralogistics systems for conveying, loading, palletising, packaging, sortation and distribution. Together with Crisplant a/s and Enexco Teknologies India Limited, the BEUMER Group employs 4,000 people worldwide, and achieves an annual turnover of about 700 million EUR. With its subsidiaries and sales agencies, the BEUMER Group serves customers around the globe, across a wide range of industries.
A large part of WPO’s mission today is about education. While many of our members are involved in basic packaging education, WPO’s programs tend toward educating a person who has found themselves suddenly working in packaging within their company.
We provide our services to a wide range of customers. The main industries that we deal with are the film converters, food and packaging companies and all processes where classical die-cutting and mechanical perforations are actually in use.
In light of increasing integration along the entire production chain, the EMBALLAGE and MANUTENTION exhibitions have confirmed their complementary nature by becoming ALL4PACK Paris, the global marketplace for Packaging, Processing, Printing & Handling. This marks a strategic move in response to buyers’ expectations and reinforces the event’s key position for the EMEA region at an international level. With 13 months to go before ALL4PACK Paris opens, the new setup is attracting attention and registration numbers are rising.
With a view to the swop Shanghai World of Packaging which will take place from 17 to 20 November 2015, the VDMA Packaging Forum conducted an interview with Markus Rustler, Managing Director of Theegarten-Pactec GmbH & Co. KG in Dresden
“The Shanghai World of Packaging concept promises success...“ ...states Kai Büntemeyer, Managing Partner of KOLBUS GmbH & Co. KG and Chairman of the Board of the Printing and Paper Technology Association within VDMA.
Dr Joseph Hotchkiss
Director, Center for Packaging Innovation and Sustainability, Michigan State University
Packaging directors should be open minded and literally think outside the box, advises Dr Joseph Hotchkiss, Director, School of Packaging & Director, Center for Packaging Innovation and Sustainability, Michigan State University. “They should think about packaging in a much broader sense. The most far-reaching ideas will be the winners in the marketplace,” he adds.
Laem has been one of the first companies to believe in the turret slitter rewinders, and our experience in custom made solutions (Ex. TR 415 or TR 405), allowed us to create the RB4 series, which today is one of the best machines in the market in terms of price:quality ratio. In the past ten years, I would say every single machine that we have shipped to customers was somewhat different from the previous one. As I mentioned before, this also helped us to grow and improve our technology and the machine’s performance.
The name BERHALTER is synonymous with the production of innovative and customised die-cutting systems. 50 years of experience, ongoing further development and the constant adjustment of our company's infrastructure have helped us to grow into a dynamic company in the packaging industry.
Giving Waste a Value: How Ecover Makes Packaging Out of Ocean Waste A world-first in packaging, a new form of recyclable plastic that incorporates sea plastic, post-consumer recyclables and plant-based plastic, came about when Tom Domen, Long Term Innovation Manager at Ecover, was looking for a packaging solution that could make a long term positive contribution to the environment
To stand out from all those other products, a product should build and keep its distinctive features over time. Globally successful brands are typically those that never dramatically change their look.
Combining true added value in enhancing everyday ease for the end consumer is an important target. To keep up with changes, We invest in both sides of the trade by being able to offer a turnkey, ready to sell product and keep a competitive price.
"Creating systems and machinery that allow the achievement of this optimal “blend” is SMI's main objective. SMI's ongoing commitment to improve the technological content of its machines has allowed us to make available in recent years more and more advanced and efficient packaging solutions, which were unthinkable even only ten years ago."
"Printed electronics has enabled packaging that lights up, sounds and does much more to get the consumers attention."
MLT is already very active in the smart packaging market. Our laser perforation systems are often used to create micro perforation patterns in flexible films for MAP packaging or macro perforation patterns for ideal ventilation in order to increase product shelf life.
From an air-quality standpoint, there are a growing number of environmentally friendly inks for digital printers—formulas that are low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These environmental advantages ripple through the supply chain, with each player benefiting from the efficiency of printing only what is needed, when it’s needed. Every organization that participates, from the ink supplier to the retailer, stands to benefit.