Focus On Packaging Technology and Materials
Packaging plays a decisive role in whether a beverage is taken from a shelf. The demands on state-of-the-art packaging materials are very high: They reach from securing liquid contents to resource-friendly raw materials, the best possible product information and customer appeal all the way to environmentally compatible disposal.
Combining all these things is the task of packaging manufacturers. Innovative and application-oriented packaging technology makes this possible. The trend is toward lower material thicknesses and flexible sizes. Stretch-blow molding machines enable different volumes, and labeling machines can be converted instantly. The magic word is again "customizing" here. Packaging should be customized to the needs of customers to the greatest extent possible.
Sounds appealing? Excellent. Because drinktec 2017 is focusing on the topic of packaging technology. We provide:
- About 40 % of our exhibitors present packaging solutions in this wide range has only drinktec.
- Specific solutions for the beverage and liquid food industry, including packaging
- 97 percent of our visitors award top grades for the areas containers, packaging material and closures as well as filling and packaging technology at drinktec!
- PETpoint: 11,000 m² dealing with all aspects of PET
- World of Labels: A separate exhibition area specifically for manufacturers of labeling technology and labels
- Supporting Program: The main topics of the future in the field of packaging in the Innovation Flow Lounge and in the field of packaging technology in the drinktec forum
Statements by Experts
Dipl. Ing. Heiner Schaefer, Managing Director of Schaefer Förderanlagen- und Maschinenbau GmbH: "Cost-efficiency, flexibility and sustainability are the key benchmarks for future-oriented final-packaging and palletizing systems. Reducing the material used on beverage containers and minimizing the secondary packaging presents a big challenge to the way beverage manufacturers work. Continuous three-shift operation with 8000 and more production hours per year, combined with extended maintenance intervals are the key features of the new machinery concepts. Packaging innovations at ever shorter intervals demand a great degree of flexibility in terms of machinery and plant. Off-line solutions are particularly popular for increasing the automation of packaging, sorting and mixing operations. Energy-optimized drive systems and plant concepts also make their contribution towards sustainability. At drinktec 2013 visitors and customers from all over the world will be seeing solutions on these trends and challenges.”
Dr. Thomas Friedländer, Krones AG to the topic of PET-Recycling: "Although until now a considerable proportion of the recovered PET plastics have been downgraded to the non-food grade RPET, and in particular in China processed into textile fibers and other utility items, the trend now is increasingly towards using this valuable material again in the food sector. That´s why we are seeing increasing dynamism worldwide in the recycling of PET for use in food-grade packaging material."
Uwe Stoffels, Booth Manager, Ball Packaging Europe, Germany: “drinktec is a very international trade fair. The thematic structure and the hall layout are also optimum for us. We can demonstrate our position as an innovative partner optimally and present our company and services differently as would be possible in customary customer pitches.”
drinktec is "the place to be". Your offer focused on the beverage and liquid food industry attracts attention. drinktec regularly receives top grades from exhibitors and visitors.
Not convinced yet? Then read here why exhibiting is worthwhile at the leading world trade fair drinktec and how other exhibitors rate their presence.
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